Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition (PGVIEC)

With the mission to create a platform for young musicians to show and exchange their music making experiences, to accelerate their artistic qualities on an international stage, to open opportunities for public to appreciate talents of the youth as well as educating and expanding knowledge of music to general audience in Thailand, the 1st Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition (PGVIEC), to win the prestigious H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Trophy, was inaugurated in 2013. Since then, the competition is held annually.

PGVIEC 2017
Live Performance Round Schedule




Rules

Categories

The 5th International Ensemble Competition by the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Bangkok, Thailand, opens in the three following categories:

String Ensemble

(10 to 15 performers comprising of violin, viola, cello and double bass, without a conductor)


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Chamber Ensemble

(3 to 6 performers comprising of at least three different instruments - Examples of chamber ensembles are Trio for violin, cello and piano, String quartet, Quintet for guitar and strings, Sextet for winds.)
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Duet for Piano and one String or Wind Instrument

 

 

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The competition is open to musicians of all nations.
The competition will be conducted during the period from July 19 to July 23, 2017 at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand.
All stages are open to the public.
The Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2017 is presented by the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand.

Age limits

Categories A, B and C: All performers must be born on or after January 1, 1992.

Application

Applications can be submitted online from March 22, 2017 to April 28, 2017, using theOnline-Application on the homepage.
The following documentation should be enclosed:
1) Application form: Please complete the online application form in English.
2) Video recording of the performance by the ensemble. The applicants must provide a link to their video files such as a link to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. The name of the ensemble, the name of the recorded work, the precise duration and the date of the recordings must be visible on the linked video page. The recording may not be older than one year. The video must be recorded live in one take, without additional technological manipulation, editing or processing.
3) Digital photograph of the ensemble, black & white or color, in good quality and high resolution. It will appear in the competition program.
4) Application fee:
Category A: 100 US$ (3,000 Baht for Thai Applicants) per ensemble.
Category B: 80 US$ (2,500 Baht for Thai Applicants) per ensemble.
Category C: 60 US$ (2,000 Baht for Thai Applicants) per ensemble.
The fee is non-refundable and must be remitted free of bank charges for the recipient.
The receipt issued by the bank executing the transfer should be sent together with all other documents.
Payment should be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:

Account Name: Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
Account Number: 157-0-12945-2
Name of the Bank: Krungthai Bank
Branch: Siyaek Arun Amarin
Address: 209, 211 Somdejpharpinklaw Road, BangYi Khan, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Swift code: KRTHTHBK

All submitted application material cannot be returned.
By submitting the application for the competition, the participants acknowledge the competition rules as well as the decision of the preselecting jury and the competition jury as binding. There is no right of appeal.
Applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition will be rejected.
In case of any technical problem or question, please contact the competition office:
Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
2010, Arun Amarin 36, Arun Amarin Road, Bang Phlat
Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
mail: pgviec@pgvim.ac.th
Tel: +66 (0) 2-447-8597
Fax: +66 (0) 2-447-8598

All additional application material must arrive at the competition office by April 28, 2017. Incomplete applications will be not considered.


Admission


​A preliminary judging based on the recordings will determine who may take part in the competition.
The jury for the preliminary judging will consist of five members.
By May 12, 2017 the results of the preliminary judging will be emailed to all applicants.
The decisions are final and incontestable. No explanations will be provided.
Together with the result of the preliminary judging, successful applicants will receive further information regarding the competition.
If required, competitors will receive an official invitation letter for the entry visa.


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Category A: String Ensemble


Preliminary Judging (Video)
The recording should contain the first movement of a work from the Viennese Classical era (for example, those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert), selected from the program of the final round.
Final Round (There is no first round for this category. No more than eight ensembles will be admitted)
a) Complete work from the Viennese Classical era.
b) Other piece(s) from different era(s).
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes. Repeats are at the discretion of the competitors.
Substitution of ensemble member is allowed upon PGVIM competition committee approval only.

 

Category B: Chamber Ensemble


Preliminary Judging (Video)
The recording should contain the first movement of a work from the Viennese Classical era (for example, those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert) or the first movement of a work composed from 1750 to 1830, selected from the program of the final round.
First Round (No more than eight ensembles will be admitted)
a) The first movement of a work from the Viennese Classical era (for example, those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert) or the first movement of a work composed from 1750 to 1830, selected from the program of the final round.
b) Other piece(s) from different era(s), selected from the program of the final round.
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 15 minutes, but must not exceed 20 minutes.
Final Round (No more than four ensembles will be admitted)
a) Complete work from the Viennese Classical era (for example, those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert) or complete work composed from 1750 to 1830.
b) Other piece(s) from different era(s).
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes. Repeats are at the discretion of the competitors.
Substitution of ensemble member(s) is not allowed.

Examples of chamber ensembles are Trio for violin, cello and piano, String quartet, Quintet for guitar and strings, Sextet for winds.

 

Category C : Duet for Piano and one String or Wind Instrument


Preliminary Judging (Video)
The recording should contain the first movement of a work from the Viennese Classical era (for example, those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert), selected from the program of the final round.
First Round (No more than eight duos will be admitted)
a) The first movement of a work from the Viennese Classical era, selected from the program of the final round.
b) Other piece(s) from different era(s), selected from the program of the final round.
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 15 minutes, but must not exceed 20 minutes.
Final Round (No more than four duos will be admitted)
a) a complete work from the Viennese Classical era.
b) other piece(s) from different era(s).
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes. Repeats are at the discretion of the competitors.
Substitution of ensemble member(s) is not allowed.


Jury and Adjudication

The jury was selected from personalities with international reputation, without regard to ethnic, ideological, political or linguistic considerations:


Prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Piano, Austria (Chairperson)

MrGaël Rassaert, Violin, France

Prof. Kyung Sun Lee, Violin, South Korea

MrNéstor Manuel Pou Rivera, Viola, Spain

Mr. Ivan Torres, Cello, Spain

Mr. Hristo Dobrinov, Flute, Bulgaria

Mr. Richard Bissill, Horn, United Kingdom


The competitor's performance will be assessed on a points system.
If there is a student of a jury member among the participants, this jury member will abstain from assessing that competitor.
Jury members are not allowed to teach their students during the competition itself, otherwise the student, the jury member, or both may be disqualified.

A student is defined as someone who studied with a jury member for a lengthy and continuous period, and such study was completed less than two years before the beginning of the competition. Participation in master classes is not affected.

 


Prizes

 

Category A: String Ensemble

1st Prize     400,000 Baht
2nd Prize     200,000 Baht
3rd Prize     100,000 Baht


Category B: Chamber Ensemble

1st Prize      200,000 Baht
2nd Prize      150,000 Baht
3rd Prize      100,000 Baht


Category C: Duet for Piano and one String or Wind Instrument

1st Prize         100,000 Baht
2nd Prize         75,000 Baht
3rd Prize         50,000 Baht


All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The prizewinners are obliged, according to the wishes of the jury and the organizer, to participate in the Awards Ceremony and Prizewinners' Concert, otherwise they will lose their right to the prize awarded.
Fees may not be claimed by any competitor, also not on account of television broadcasts or recordings made during the whole competition.

Order of events

Application
Wed  15 March 2017     Start of application period
Fri  28 April 2017        End of application period (deadline)
Tue 9 May 2017     Result of preliminary judging

Auditions in Sangita Vadhana Hall
Wed 19 July 2017,  13:00 h        Category B, First Round
Wed 19 July 2017,  17:00 h        Category C, First Round
Thu  20 July 2017,  13:00 h         Category B, Final Round
Thu  20 July 2017,  17:00 h         Category C, Final Round
Fri    21 July 2017,  17.00 h          Category A, Final Round

Concerts in Sangita Vadhana Hall
Sat  22 July 2017, 19:00 h           Jury Concert and Winner Announcement
Sun 23 July 2017, 16:00 h           Prizewinner's Concert

Each ensemble has to register at the Competition Office, located at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Bangkok, one day before the first performance, and present all supporting documents such as passports, ID cards or officially recognized birth certificates of all participating members.
They should not leave Bangkok as long as they are active participants in the competition without the explicit approval of the competition management.
Prize winning ensembles may depart after 23 July 2017.
Each ensemble accepts the obligation to remain free of all professional obligations or concerts throughout the duration of the competition.

Instruments and practicing

In Sangita Vadhana Hall a Steinway Grand Piano, model D and a Yamaha Grand Piano, model C7 are provided. There is a sufficient number of practicing rooms with grand pianos and upright pianos available.

Travel and accommodation

For the duration of the competition, economically priced hotels will be recommended to the participants. However, every ensemble is free to organize their accommodation on their own.


Ensembles that were admitted to the live performances in Bangkok but didn’t obtain any prize can apply for financial aid for transportation and accommodation right after the announcement of the results. The aid is given in cash after the prizewinner’s concert. Maximum of 20,000 THB will be provided for each group in Category A. Maximum of 10,000 THB will be provided for each group in Category B. Maximum of 4,000 THB will be provided for each group in Category C. Thai competitors traveling to Bangkok from other provinces of Thailand are eligible for transportation aid maximum of 1,000 THB.

Contact

Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition (PGVIEC)

Organizer and Competition Office

  • Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music 2010, Arun Amarin 36, Bang Yi Khan, Bang Phlat Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • +66 2 447 8597 Ext. 3114 (Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00)
  • +66 2 447 8598
  • pgviec@pgvim.ac.th

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