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2015 The 7th Beijing International Music Competition

Rules and Conditions

General Principles
With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Beijing Municipality, the China International Culture Association and the Beijing International Culture Association officially host the Seventh Beijing International Music Competition in 2015. This competition is organized by the Beijing International Music Competition Administration (herein after as “BIMCA”) and presented by the E-chengwen International Culture Promotion Co., Ltd. (herein after as “EICP”).

This competition will be held in Beijing, China and all rounds of competition will open to public. The competition categories in 2015: violin & cello. The nationality, race and gender of participants are unlimited. Each participant is allowed to apply for one competition category only.

(1) The competition is open to all participants under the age of 35.

(2) Applicants are required to submit the following materials. All the documents must be in English or Chinese.
◎ Completed application form (download from competition official website:, copy files are acceptable);
◎ Personal Resume (Chinese or English);
◎ Three photos (front, waist-up, 4cm x 5cm) and Two art photos (8×10cm for printing); or digital photos sent by email (8cmx10cm, jpg format, 300dpi);
◎ Two photocopies of passport or personal ID card on A4 paper;
◎A photocopy of diploma or other certification of professional education and recommendation letter from one major professor;
◎ If possible, please also submit the photocopy of certificates awarded at other competition(s);
◎ Recording of pre-selection repertoire in the format of DVD/CD. The DVD/CD recording must NOT be more than one year old. Edited recordings are prohibited. The microphone should be placed in the right position. All recordings must be clearly labeled with the date and place of recording. The BIMCA reserves the right to disqualify any applicant that does not submit a recording of professional quality.

Date of recording:
For cello category: between June 8, 2014 and June 9, 2015

(3) BIMCA will keep any and all of the materials from the applicants confidential. BIMCA also has the right to ask for submission of materials missing from the application.

(4) Applicant should ensure that the contents of the application form are true and effective. Any applications that do not contain all the materials listed above or that include documents not completed duly and legibly or application form submitted without signature will not be accepted.

Address for Posting Application Materials:
Beijing International Music Competition Administration
Address: 1-4-51, Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Residence Compound, No. 1 Xiushui Jie, Chaoyang District 100600 Beijing, P.R.China.
Tel: +86 10-8580 0938 / 8580 0536    Fax: +86 10-8580 3551

Information of Cello Competition:
(1) The cello competition is open to all participants under the age of 35 (born after Sept. 9, 1980).

(2) The application materials can be submitted directly or sent by registered letter and express delivery to BIMCA. The application materials should arrive at the administration office before June 10, 2015. Application materials sent later than this deadline will not be accepted. The applicants should also inform the BIMCA via email ( at the first time after posting the application packages. All the application materials will not be returned.

(3) Acceptance
A jury with no less than two international judges will make a selection based on the recordings submitted by the applicants. Accepted applicants will be informed via fax or email of the result of the pre-selection by July 2, 2015. The BIMCA dose not provides any explanation about the results. The official invitation letter will be sent to the accepted applicants at the same time.

(4) Entrance Fee
Accepted applicants should remit an entrance fee of 100 USD by July 16, 2015 at the latest (based on the remittance day). The entrance fee is non-refundable. The account information will be attached in the official invitation letter. The copy of the receipt certifying payment of entrance fee should be sent to BIMCA via fax or email once the remittance is completed. The applicants must cover extra expenditure related to the remittance.

(5) Accepted applicants should arrive in Beijing, China on Sept. 9 or 10, 2015 but no later than 12:00 on 10th (Beijing time). The accepted applicants should register at the assigned time and in the assigned place, with their official invitation letter and passport or ID card to be shown to BIMCA. BIMCA reserves the right to disqualify any applicants failing to register on time. Any applicants refusing to participate in the competition after the beginning of the competition must submit a written request to BIMCA and obtain the permission from BIMCA.

(6) The contestants must agree NOT participate any performance which is NOT organized by BIMCA or EICP during competition period (Sept. 9 -17, 2015). And if the contestant wanted to take part in the above-mentioned performances within one month before or after the competition period in China, he/she should inform BIMCA and obtain the permission from BIMCA.

(7) The prizewinners are under obligation to perform at the award presentation concert and the follow-up classic concerts. And the prizewinners should participate in the follow-up performances and concerts, which are organized by BIMCA or EICP in accordance with the relevant provisions of the time and venue (subsequent tour concerts shall be separately agreed). The prizewinners can leave Beijing on Oct. 31, 2015 at the earliest.

(8) The contestant must notify BIMCA of any change in the repertoire before July 31, 2015. No change in the repertoire will be permitted after the beginning of the competition. All the jurors will mark according to the repertoire list submitted by the contestant.

(9) Original music scores are required in each round and the following concerts. The music score of the commissioned new work will be sent to every contestant via email before July 8, 2015. The commissioned new work is NOT allowed performed in public before the opening ceremony.

Travel, Accommodation and Traffic:
(1) The international flights to and from Beijing are the responsibility of the contestants. However, BIMCA will give a travel allowance to each contestant as follows:
•  400USD for cellists and 300USD for violinists who flight from Europe, America, Australia, and Africa (subject to the flight ticket);
•  200USD for cellists and 150USD for violinists who flight from Asia except Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to the flight ticket);
•  Please come to the competition administration designated place to receive the travel allowance after the first round.

(2) The accommodation of contestants during the competition is covered by BIMCA as follows:
•Twin rooms shared by two contestants in a specified hotel will be provided. Any contestant requiring single occupancy of one room must cover 50% of the room fee. The contestants live in hotel other than the specified hotel must cover the cost on their own. and there will be no compensation for accommodation from BIMCA.
•After the first round, BIMCA will cover the basic room charge of contestant who is selected for the next round. BIMCA will only cover the room costs for eliminated contestants until the morning (12:00) after the last day of the round in which they are eliminated. Contestants who wish to stay longer than this must cover the cost of the accommodation themselves.
•BIMCA will not provide accommodation or travel allowance to any contestant refusing to take part in the competition after his/her arrival in Beijing, China.
•Prizewinners will have chance to perform in the award presentation concert and follow-up concerts after the competition. BIMCA will provide accommodation for them during these concerts.
•BIMCA can help companions of contestants with room booking in the competition’s specified hotel. All costs of the companions including but not limited to international flights and accommodation are to be covered by the companions themselves.

(3) The cost of contestants’ local transportation and meals in Beijing during the Competition is to be covered by the contestants themselves.

(4) BIMCA will cover accommodation and pay 100rmb as subsidy to each finalist of cello competition from the beginning of final round to 12:00 September 19, 2015, and cover accommodation and pay 100rmb as subsidy to each finalist of violin competition from the beginning of final round to 12:00 Nov. 2, 2015. Accompanists and pianists are not included.

Supplementary Provisions
(1) Insurance: BIMCA seriously advises each contestant to obtain health insurance and insurance for his/her belongings. BIMCA accepts no liability for:
• any personal illness or injury sustained by the contestants and his/her companions;
• any loss or damage to a contestant's or companion’s belongings, including instruments;
• any injury physical or mental caused by the contestants or companions to others during the competition.

(2) The prize money will be remitted to the accounts of the prizewinners within three months after the competition ended.

(3) The contestants shall accept the views and opinions from BIMCA on matters not covered by these rules.

(4) Any legal suit related to the Competition will be legally bound under the law of the People’s Republic of China and should be settled in the court of the People’s Republic of China.

(5) If the texts with different versions were disputed, that Chinese version should be standard. The BIMCA reserve the right of final explanations.

(6) The signature of the contestant on the application form implies the contestant is fully aware of these rules and conditions and agrees to abide by him/her. Application form without all the signatures of the contestant will be disqualified. BIMCA and EICP will not cover the cost due to contestant breaking the rules. During the competition, any contestant breaking the rules will be disqualified; no award will be presented to a disqualified contestant; all the related costs should covered by the disqualified contestant.