SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
SHANGHAI ORIENTAL ART CENTER
ORGAN ART CENTER AT SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
The First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition is hosted jointly by Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Oriental Art Center, with purposes of encouraging and recognizing talented young organists around the world, enhancing public awareness and interest for pipe organs and organ music, and promoting international collaborations among various organizations in the organ field. This Competition will be charged and managed by the competition committee (“Committee”).
Participants are limited to individuals who were born between September 14, 1982 and September 14, 1999 (18 to 35 years old). The competition will consist of one preliminary round and two final rounds.
The deadline for submitting all preliminary round application materials is May 19, 2017 (the application shall be deemed submitted until the Committee receives all the required application materials); the two final rounds of the competition will be open to the public at Shanghai Oriental Art Center on September 14-15, 2017.
Participants acknowledge and agree that this competition may be recorded, broadcast on international radio and television, or retransmitted over the Internet by the Committee without any financial compensation to the participants. Participants are therefore expected to relinquish all broadcast and recording rights of all kinds, as well as the ensuing rights, for an indefinite period. The Committee may photograph, record and film the competitors for advertising and promotional purposes. By signing the application form, the participants agree to release their rights to future use of all photographs, recording (including the preliminary round recording) and filming of their performances.
Adequate memory levels and at least 6 hours of practice time will be given to the six finalist prior to the competition.
The organ for the final competition at Shanghai Oriental Art Center was completed by Rieger in 2005. The 88-rank 5-manual instrument with sequencer is one of the biggest organs in China. Please find the stop list and more information at: www.rieger-orgelbau.com。
Memorization is not required and will not influence the decision of the judges. A page turner will be provided for the live competition performance, if required.
Competitors may use music scores during the performance. The use of photocopies of scores in public domain (copyright before 1923) is acceptable. The use of photocopied or other illegally reproduced copyrighted scores without the written permission of the copyright holder is prohibited and will disqualify a competitor from participation in the competition. Exceptions to this rule apply only to reductions for performance and to pages duplicated for the purpose of facilitating page turns.
President of the Jury, Chairman of Organ Department at The Juilliard School.
Distinguished composer, Creator of a new musical language, professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
President of American Guide of Organists, Professor at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Dean of Music Departement II at Robert Schumann University Düsseldorf, Director of the Intitute of Church Music.
Professor of Organ Department at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Professor at Music School of Douglas Academy and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Guest Professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Professor at University (Musikhochschule) in Cologne, Organist of the Philharmonie of Cologne, Germany.
Professor at Conservatory in Strasbourg, Organist of l'orgue historique de l'église Saint-Gervais à Paris.