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The 12th Jeju International Brass Competition

Purpose

The Jeju International Brass Competition is a joint project of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province that seeks to discover and foster young, talented wind instrumentalists from around the world and give them an opportunity to share friendship and cultural exchange with one another. The Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival hopes to accomplish this goal through hosting wind orchestras, professional ensemble concerts and international competitions.

Period

from August 8 (Tue) through 16 (Wed), 2017

Participation Information

Competition Sections
Tenor Trombone
Horn
Trumpet
Quintet
Qualification
The Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition is open to competitors of all nationalities who were born January 1, 1986 or later.
Application

1. Online(Webpage) : www.jiwef.org

2. Post : Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee Jeju Media Center, 82 Shinsanro Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province South Korea 63270

Official Application Form (download: www.jiwef.org) In February 2017
Letter of Recommendation
* For secondary students: to be issued by the principal of his/her school
* For university students: to be issued by a music professor who has instructed him/her
* For non-students: to be issued by the chairperson of the concerned organization or by the chairperson of the local wind music association
2 ID photo : head-shot photos taken within the past 6 months (5cm x 5cm)
Passport Copy : A copy of passport information page or equivalent proof of age
Postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application Deadline
Tuesday, May 1, 2017 ~ Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application & Board and Lodging Fees
Application fee: Submit US $200 through wire-transfer to the address below. The application fee is non-refundable.
Board and lodging fee: For the duration of the competition, the candidates who are from outside of Korea will be provided with free housing, breakfast, and practice facilities. The applicants who are residents in Korea should pay 250,000 Korean Won for their housing, which includes breakfast.
Bank: KEB Hana Bank
SWIFT Code: KOEXKRSE
Bank Address: 66 euljiro jung-gu SEOUL KOREA
Account number: 630-007637-410
Account name: JIWEFOC
(Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee)
Information
Tel. +82 64-722-8704
Fax. +82 64-753-2208
E-mail: jiwef@naver.com
ID Card
All candidates should bring the ID Card issued by the Organization Committee for the duration of the competition.

Housing

Unless there is a special reason, all candidates must stay at the accommodations offered by our committee.

Score Reference

Candidates may refer to the musical score while performing during the competition.

Accompanist

  • The committee can provide official piano accompanists who are acknowledged experts if needed.
  • In the case that a competitor brings his or her own piano accompanist, he or she must pay the accompanist's housing fee of 250,000 Korean Won, which includes breakfast.

PRIZES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Prizes: The prize winner of each section will be awarded a certificate, a trophy, and a cash prize.

Soloist Division
1st Prize / US$7,000
2nd Prize / US$5,000
3rd Prize / US$4,000
Brass Quintet Division
1위 1st Prize / US$12,000
2위 2nd Prize / US$9,000
3위 3rd Prize / US$7,000
  • The 2017 prize money can be increased
  • Cash prizes will be given in Korean Won at the current rate of dollar exchange on the awarding day. Taxes will be deducted from prizes according to Korean tax law in effect at the time of the competition.
  • If there is no winner in a section, prizes will not be given.
  • In the case of a tie, prize money will be added from the next lower prize rank and distributed equally between the two. The cash award of the next lower rank will not be awarded.
Special Award
for one competitor I US$1,500
  • There may be other special prizes from many supporting organizations in addition to the prizes mentioned above. Previous years’ prizes have included:
  • 2012
    Adams (the Netherlands): One marimba for 1st place in Percussion
    Besson (France): One euphonium for 1st place in Euphonium
    Yamaha (Japan): One bass trombone for 1st place in Bass Trombone
  • 2013
    Courtois (France): One tenor trombone for 1st place in Tenor Trombone
    Adams (the Netherlands): 2,000 EUR for 1st place in Trumpet
    Yamaha (Japan): One horn for 1st place in Horn
  • 2014
    Yamaha (Japan): One bass trombone for 1st place in Bass Trombone
  • 2015
    Yamaha (Japan): One horn for 1st place in Horn
    Adams (the Netherlands): One trumpet for 1st place in Trumpet
    Courtois (France): One tenor trombone for 1st place in Tenor Trombone
  • 2016
    Adams(the Netherlands): One marimba for 1st place in Percussion
    Yamaha(Japan): One bass trombone for 1st place in Bass Trombone
  • 2017
    Adams(the Netherlands): One trumpet for 1st place in Trumpet
    Yamaha(Japan): One horn for 1st place in Horn
    Courtois(France): One tenor trumbone for 1st place in Tenor Trumbone

1st Preliminary, 2nd Preliminary, and Finals

The 1st Preliminary and 2nd Preliminary will be accompanied by the piano and the final round will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra.

First Prize Winners

All the first prize winners of each section must perform at the winners’ concerts. They will also be invited to perform as a soloist at the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival the following year. Airfare, free accommodation and meals will be offered. However, the first prize winners cannot apply for the competition again. Previous winners performing as soloists will not be paid for their performances.

Winners’ Concert

All first place winners from each section must perform at the winners’ concert. But according to circumstances where a first place award is not given, the second-place person can perform.

The Judges

  • From Korea I Distinguished persons acknowledged in the wind music field both domestically and abroad.
  • From Abroad I Professional musicians invited to the ensemble festival, acknowledged worldwide in the wind music field.

PROCEDURE OF JUDGMENT

    
  • All the competitions are conducted openly and detailed judging criteria will be established separately, complying with those of international competitions.
  • All judges must attend all the competitions of every section ranging from the first to the final rounds. In the case where a judge has been the instructor of a candidate for three months or more in the past two years, the judge must abstain from judging the candidate.
  • Communication between the judges and the competitors during the period of competition is not allowed. Any violations of this rule may result in the disqualification of both judges and competitors.
  • All decisions made by the Organizing Committee and the judges will be final and will not be subject to appeal or reversal of decision.