2010 facts

Important Facts of Competition

Dates:

November 1, 2010 to November 8, 2010.

Eligibility:

Pianists of all nationalities must be no older than 35 years old as of November 8, 2010.

Competitor Selection:

Only DVD form for audition will be accepted, no CDs or cassette tapes. Applicants' audition DVD and Biography will be evaluated by the Artistic Committee. Twenty (20) competitors will be chosen to compete in the CCC Toronto International Piano Competition 2010. Alternates will be advised.

Competition Rounds:

  • Round I & II: Twenty (20) competitors will give a total 55 minute solo performance each.

  • Round III: Six (6) semi-finalists will be selected to give a 50 minute solo performance each.

  • Round IV: Three (3) finalists will be selected to perform with Orchestra.

Competition Piano:

  • Two Steinway Grand Piano Model D. and one Yamaha concert grand piano CFX. Piano try-out day will be on November 1, 2010 at the P.C Ho Theatre.

Air Transportation:

Competitors are responsible for their own air transportation.

Host Family Accommodations:

  • From arrival (October 31) to departure (November 8), lodging and transportation will be provided by host families. Practise pianos will be arranged for all.

  • Should competitors desire alternative lodging options, they will then be responsible for their own transportation to the competition venue.

  • Beyond the dates stated above, competitors will make their own arrangements.

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2010 procedure

Application Procedures

Submission Deadline: all applications and support documents must be postmarked on or before June,30, 2010.

Applications can be submitted in one of the two ways:

  1. Online at www.cccpianocompetitions.org

  2. By registered mail, UPS, FedEx, or DHL.

Application information and form can be downloaded from www.cccpianocompetitions.org or requested from the Competition Office, contact: lorraine.wu@cccpianocompetitions.org

Audition DVD must be sent by registered mail, UPS, FedEx, or DHL and must bepostmarked on or before June 30, 2010.

Colour Photos and Biography are preferred to be sent electronically (lorraine.wu@cccpianocompetitions.org). If necessary, these documents can be sent with Audition DVD. They must be postmarked on or before June 30, 2010.

Application Process:

  1. Age of Applicants: No older than 35 years old as of November 8, 2010.

  2. No Fax submission. No CDs and cassette tapes.

  3. Applications must be typewritten or clearly printed in English.

  4. If submitting application online, the following supporting documents can be sent electronically:

    1. Current Biography of approximately 300 words as Word file.

    2. One (1) colour photograph (headshot) sent as 300 dpi JPEG file.

    3. One (1) proof of age document (photocopy of birth certificate, driver's licence, passport, etc.)

    4. Non-refundable application fee (100 US dollars), after conversion and bank fees, payable to Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Payment can be in one of the following formats:

      • Wire transfer (copy of transaction receipt should be included in the application package) to:

        Swift code: ROYCCAT2
        IBAN/BIC: Account Number
        Bank address: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
        STEELES & SILVERSTAR BRANCH
        4751 STEELES AVENUE EAST
        TORONTO, ONTARIO M1V 4S5 CANADA
        Bank branch number: 03172
        Bank number: 003
        Account No.: 400-386-9

  5. Credit card (MasterCard or Visa only and subject to 5% surcharge)

    1. Name of Credit Card Issuer

    2. Cardholder Name

    3. Credit Card Number

    4. Expiration Date

    5. CVV Code (3-digit code on back of card)

    6. Billing Address on monthly statement

  6. Names of senders of two (2) letters of recommendations (optional).

  • If submitting applications by registered mail, UPS, FedEx, or DHL, the following documents must be enclosed:

  1. Completed and signed application

  2. Audition DVD

  3. Non-refundable application fee (100 US dollars), after conversion and bank fees, payable to Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Payment can be in one of the following formats:

    • Cheque from a Canada-affiliated bank made payable to Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

    • Money order made payable to Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

    • Wire Transfer (details refer to 4/d)

    • Credit Card (details refer to 4/d)

  4. Current Biography of approximately 300 words and one (1) colour photograph (headshot), if not submitted electronically

  5. Proof of age (photocopy of birth certificate, driver's license, passport, etc

  6. Two letters of recommendation (optional)

  • AUDITION DVD specifications:

  1. Recorded only to DVD.

  2. Camera angle must remain unchanged and applicant's face and hands have to be clearly visible throughout recording

  3. DVD must not be edited

  4. Recorded after June 30, 2009

  5. Must include at least two (2) compositions of applicant's own choice. The length of the recorded performance can be minimum twenty (20) minutes to maximum sixty (60) minutes. Solo performance only.

  6. Properly marked DVD and its cover:

    • Name of applicant

    • Title, number, movements, composer and exact length of each composition, and order of performance on Audition DVD

    • Date of recording

  7. Review the DVD before sending to guarantee the quality of the recording.

  • The committee will notify each applicant via email when receiving his/her application.

  • Applications will be reviewed by the Artistic Committee of CCC Toronto International Piano Competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • All application materials belong to competition committee. CCC Toronto International Piano Competition is not responsible for lost DVDs or documents.

  • All applicants will receive notification on acceptance/non-acceptance status by August 15, 2010. The formal letters of invitation to all accepted contestants will be sent out by August 15, 2010. The letter may serve as supporting documents for foreign contestants to obtain visa to enter Canada. The competition package will be sent out to accepted applicants by mid September, 2010. The package contains information on travel, competition schedules, and accommodation.

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2010 rules

Competition Rules

  1. The competition will consist of four rounds.
    • Round 1 Twenty contestants, a 25-minute solo recital program.
    • Round 2 Twenty contestants, a 30-minute solo recital program.
    • Round 3 Six Semifinalists, a 50-minute self-chosen solo recital program.
    • Round 4 Three Finalists, a concerto selected from the Competition Concerto List.
  2. Please refer all repertoire selections to the Competition Repertoire Rules.
  3. All work must be performed from memory.
  4. The order of performance of the contestants is determined in a drawing by the contestants before competition. The order of performance for the Final round is determined by the conductor.
  5. Each contestant must bring seven copies of the score of pieces composed after 1950.
  6. Composition recorded on audition DVD may be performed one time during the competition in accordance with Competition Repertoire Rules.
  7. Contestants must be ready and willing to perform at any time other than their assigned time.
  8. Contestants will not make contact with Jurors as long as they remain in competition. Violation will result in disqualification.
  9. Jurors will abstain from voting for their current students.
  10. The signed application constitutes agreement to the Competition rules and regulations.
  11. All decisions made by the Competition Committee and Jurors are final.
  12. All contestants must be present at the P.C. Ho Theatre on November 1, 2010, for the Opening Ceremony, performance order drawing and official photograph of the 2010 competitors.
  13. Cash prizes are in US dollars and subject to Canadian income tax laws.
  14. Copyright: For any performance that takes place during the Competition or during the prizewinners' concerts arranged by the Organizer, the Organizer reserves the right to:

    1. Broadcast it via television, radio or internet
    2. Record it, irrespective of whether the recording will be broadcast or not.
    3. Take recordings, photographs or video and then reproduce, distribute or sell these recordings, photographs, or videos as printed materials, CDs, DVDs etc.

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2010 repertoire

Competition Repertoire Rules

Application Repertoire

Audition DVD must include at least two (2) compositions of applicant's own choice. The length of the recorded performance can be minimum twenty (20) minutes to maximum sixty (60) minutes. Solo performance only.

Competition Repertoire

  1. Round 1: A self-chosen program no longer than Twenty-Five(25) minutes.
  2. Round 2: A self-chosen program no longer than Thirty (30) minutes(There's no elimination between round 1 and round 2).
  3. Round 3(Semifinal): A self-chosen program no longer than fifty (50) minutes.
  4. Round 4(Final): One Concerto with Orchestra chosen from the concerto list.
  5. Failure to comply with the time limit for Round 1, 2, 3 will result in a penalty by the Competition Jury.
  6. Repertoire selection for Round I, II and III cannot be repeated.

CCC Toronto International Piano Competition 2010 Concerto Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Federic Chopin No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
No.2 in F minor, Op. 21
Franz Liszt No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart No. 9 in E flat major K271
No. 20 in D minor K466
No. 23 in A major K488
No. 24 in C minor K491
Sergei Prokofiev No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Sergei Rachmaninoff No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Maurice Ravel Concerto in G major
Robert Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

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