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ORGANIZATION
  The Dong-A Ilbo will set up a Management Committee and a Secretariat for the
planning and running of the Competition. The Competition Jury will be organized
by the Management Committee, consisting of musicians of prominent standing
from Korea and abroad.
 

APPLICATION
1. ELIGIBILITY
  The Competition is open to violinists of any nationality
born on or after March 19, 1984 and on or before March 18, 1998.
 

2. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
  Application forms must be completed and submitted online on the Seoul International
Music Competition website(www.seoulcompetition.com). A printout of this application form and
all supplemental materials must be received in the competition office(not postmarked)
by November 14, 2014 at the latest
. This deadline cannot be extended under
any circumstances. Applications sent by fax or by e-mail will not be accepted.
• Please note that all documents must be typed or printed in English or Korean.

Enclosed with the application form must be following:
 
A. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport.
B. A high quality(minimum 1MB) photograph of the applicant, suitable for
publicity purposes.
C. Two recommendation letters from musicians of acknowledged professional
standing, including the applicant’s present or most recent teacher. This letter
must be written to specifically recommend the applicant to the 11th Seoul
International Music Competition. Only Korean and English languages are
acceptable. A letter written in any other language must be translated into
one of the two accepted languages and submitted along with the original letter
with the musician’s signature. Letters without signatures will not be accepted.
D. A high-quality DVD(video) on which the applicant is performing all of the
following in this order:(video tape, CD or cassette tape is not accepted)
N. Paganini One of the 24 Caprices, Op.1(excluding No. 9, 13, 14, 16 and 20)
J. S. Bach 2 contrasting movements of one of the following Solo Sonatas
                         or Partitas:
                          Solo Sonata No.1 in G minor BWV 1001
                          Solo Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV 1003
                          Solo Sonata No.3 in C major BWV 1005
                          Solo Partita No.1 in B minor BWV 1002
                          Solo Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004
                          Solo Partita No.3 in E major BWV 1006
Any first movement of a concerto, including cadenza, from the
     Final Round list.


  Instructions for submitting DVD
  All works must be recorded in NTSC format(720 x 480) with no audio or visual editing.
  Each required piece should be on a single track and the order and length must be included.
  The camera angle must remain unchanged and the applicant’s face and hands have to
be clearly visible.
The applicant’s name should not be indicated in any manner on the DVD.
The recording must mention the place and date of recording of each piece, which must
have been produced after May 14, 2014.

E. Copies of international and national certificates of awards.

No late application will be considered for processing.
No documents will be returned.
All correspondence from the Secretariat will be conducted through mail or e-mail.
     Please ensure that your address and e-mail address on the application are correct.

3. ADDRESS FOR APPLICATIONS
The Secretariat of Seoul International Music Competition
3Fl., The Dong-A Ilbo Bldg.
29, Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120-715, South Korea

Tel: 82-2-361-1415
Fax: 82-2-361-1417
E-mail: seoulcompetition@donga.com
Website: www.seoulcompetition.com






4. ENTRY FEE
All applicants who have been selected to participate in the 1st Round of the Competition
must submit a non-refundable entry fee of US $200(net of bank charges) to the bank account
shown below by January 16, 2015.
 
• Bank: Kookmin Bank
• Branch: Dong-A Media Branch
• Account Number: 870-01-0150-981
• Account Holder: The Dong-A Ilbo
• Swift Code: CZNBKRSE
The arrival of the entry fee will be considered as a formal agreement between the applicant
    and the Dong-A Ilbo on his/her participation in the competition under the rules and conditions
    of the Seoul International Music Competition.
 
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Travel expenses are sole responsibility of the competitors. However, non-Korean
competitors who do not reside in Korea will be provided with financial aid towards
their international airfare: US $400 will be given to those coming from Asia, and
US $800 to those coming from continents other than Asia. Taxes will be deducted
from the aid according to Korean tax laws. The applicable tax rate is about 22%.
Non-Korean competitors who are not residents in Korea will also be provided with
room and board at designated lodgings from March 15, 2015 until the dates indicated
below:

First Round competitors until the morning after the First Round
Second Round competitors until the morning after the Second Round
Semifinalists until the morning after the Semifinal Round
Finalists until the morning after the Final Round
 
All competitors are required to arrive in Seoul by March 16, 2015 to register with
    the Secretariat and to draw lots to decide the order of performance at the competition.

PRACTICE
Non-Korean competitors who are not residents in Korea will be provided with
practice facilities, free of charge, for two hours every day from two days before
the 1st Round until the conclusion of the competition. Non-Korean competitors who
are not residents in Korea and do not bring own pianist will be provided with an
official accompanist by the Secretariat of the competition and will have the opportunity
to rehearse with the assigned accompanist within the hours specified for practice above
in the following manner:
• One session(30 minutes) before the 1st Round
• One session(1 hour) before the 2nd Round
• Two sessions(1 hour each) before the Semifinal Round
Each finalist will have two rehearsals with the orchestra before the Final Round.
 

ORDER OF PERFORMANCE
The order of appearance will be determined by a random drawing on March 16, 2015.
On the day of performance, each competitor must show up at the Secretariat office
located in the concert hall by the specified time. Those who are unable to perform
when called upon to do so may be disqualified. However, if any competitor should be
late for his/her performance due to unavoidable circumstances, the Jury may allow
the competitor to perform at a different time, depending on how the competition
is progressing.
 

PERFORMANCE RIGHTS
  The competitors will be contracted exclusively to the Seoul International Music
Competition while they are in Korea. All contacts with the media must be made
through and with the approval of the Secretariat. The competitors will be required
to be available for any media-related arrangements made by the Competition.
The Secretariat reserves the exclusive rights, without additional fees payable
to the competitors, to:
 
1. Record audio or video materials and broadcast all the rounds of the Competition
including the rehearsals, Opening Ceremony, and Ceremony of Awards
by television or radio, internet, cable networks in Korea or abroad.
2. Record, reproduce and arrange for the reproduction of performances
in the competition on CD, SACD, sound track, audio cassette, video cassette,
video disc or CD-ROM/CDI, DVD, minidisk, or any other existing or future medium.
3. Arrange agreements with other parties for the Competition materials mentioned above.
   
JUDGMENT
1. PRELIMINARY ROUND
The Preliminary Jury will make a selection of candidates from the applications
received. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by December 19, 2014.
 

2. PUBLIC ROUNDS
  The competition will consist of four rounds.  
A. A point system will be used by the Jury for adjudication. Each juror will judge
and mark the performances of all competitors, but abstain from judging/marking
performances of the competitors who were his/her own students for more than
three months in the previous two years.
B. The decisions of the Jury are final and are not subject to appeal.
C. Competitors may not exchange opinions with any member of the Jury at any time
during the competition on subjects that may influence the judging. There are
no exceptions to this rule and any competitor who fails to comply will be disqualified,
and additionally, any judge who fails to comply with the rule will jeopardize
his/her own status in the competition.
   
RRIZES AND ENGAGEMENTS
1. PRIZES
  There will be cash awards totalling US $122,000.  
• First Prize
• Second Prize
• Third Prize
• Fourth Prize
• Fifth Prize
• Sixth Prize


US $50,000
US $30,000
US $20,000
US $10,000
US $  7,000
US $  5,000
 
A. The Jury reserves the right to withhold an award(s).
B. In case of a tie, the prize money of the prize won and that of the next prize
     in the ranking will be added up and distributed equally.
C. Taxes will be deducted from the prize money according to Korean tax laws.
2. LAUREATES' CONCERTS AND RECORDINGS
Professional engagements will be arranged for the prize winners.
These may include concerts, recitals, and recordings for CDs or DVDs.
The 1st Prize winner and other selected prize winners will be required to be
available to perform for these engagements. For such engagements,
round-trip airfare as well as room and board for a maximum of 7 days will be
provided by the Secretariat. No performance-related fees shall be paid to
the performer.
 

INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES AND CONDITIONS
Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of any part of the
regulations and conditions of the Seoul International Music Competition 2015,
the regulations and conditions written in Korean and the related laws and codes
of the Republic of Korea will form the only legal basis on which to resolve the matter.
All decisions made by the Secretariat, the Management Committee, and the Jury
will be final and not subject to appeal.
 


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