This competition will have TWO rounds.
1st Round: solo round performing 2 compulsory pieces.
2nd round: 1. a piece of free choice of solo piece from repertoire list 1, and;
2. a piece of free choice with piano from repertoire list 2.
Order of program is at competitor’s choice. Cuts in solo parts are not permitted. Repeats are left to the discretion of each individual competitor.
A maximum of 15 participants will be admitted into the second (final) round. The organising committee reserves the right to allow less than 15 participants to advance to the second round.
All competitors of the competition who advance to the second (final) round will be assigned with a pianist with only ONE permitted rehearsal. Competitors are permitted to bring their own pianist, but at own expense.
1st Round Repertoire
2 compulsory pieces
– Sarabande AND Corrente from Partita in A minor BWV 1013
Johann Sebastian Bach – Reference URTEXT (Baerenreiter Verlag or G. Henle)
For this piece only, competitor may choose the key, articulation and phrasing. The piece may be played on any member of saxophone family. It is not essential to perform with a printed and/or published score.
– Caprice en Forme de Valse
Paul Bonneau (Alphonse Leduc) (The version without piano accompaniment)
Repertoires of Round 2 (Pick ONE from EACH list)
Lutte by Thierry Escaich (Alphonse Leduc)
Balafon by Christian Lauba (Alphonse Leduc)
Jungle by Christian Lauba (Alphonse Leduc)
Mai by Ryo Noda (Alphonse Leduc)
Mysterious Morning III by Fuminori Tanada (Henri Lemoine Paris)
Rush by Pascal Zavaro (General Billaudot Editeur)
Sonate en Ut# by Fernande Decruck (Gerard Billaudot Editeur)
Prelude, Cadence et Finale by Alfred Desenclos (Alphonse Leduc)
Sonata by Robert Muczynski (G. Schirmer)
Sonatine by Claude Pascal (Editions Durand)
Fuzzy Bird Sonata by Takashi Yoshimatsu (Gerard Billaudot Editeur)
The total on-stage performance time for second (final) round is 30 minutes, include entering and exiting the stage.
Competitor has the choice of choosing complete work or multiple movements for List 2 of second round. The choice of repertoires at the time of application is final. No changes or modifications are permitted.
Competitor who advances to the second (final) round has the option of using the official pianist. If choosing the official pianist, you will be assigned for the pianist after the announcement of the advancement. There is a charge of 2700 Thai Baht for an hour rehearsal session plus on-stage performance for each competitor with the pianist. There will be NO second rehearsal under any circumstances.
There will be a minimum of 5 judges for each round. There will be a change in judges for the 2 different rounds. The results will be based on an average score of all results collected. Members of the jury may not judge a competitor in the competition who is a student or former student of theirs. In this context “student” means a competitor who has been a regular student of one of the members of the jury throughout a complete academic year.
During each round, the jury reserves the right to stop any performance exceeding the time limit. Judging will be done based on performance before the bell. There is no penalty should the bell be rung.
Results will be calculated and in the event of a tied results, the president of the jury of each round will be the deciding vote. All decisions are final and appeals will not be entertained.
There will be comment sheets written by the juries and will be returned to the eliminated competitor at the end of each round.
Names of the judges will be announced after the registration deadline of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy 2019.
- All travel and accommodation cost are at the expense of the competitor. Competitors have the option of staying at the official hotel as part of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy 2019 when selecting your package to the competition and academy.
- All Rounds are open to the public.
- The competitor will perform in an order fixed by drawing lots, which will take place on July 21, 2019. The organising committee reserves the right to refuse the participation of any competitor absent from the drawing.
- Competitor must use original music if not playing from memory. Competitor using photocopies or PDFs downloaded from the Internet may be disqualified.
- Any competitor who does not show proof of age, or is born on or before July 28, 1994 will be disqualified.
- The organising committee of the competition is authorised to admit competitor to the competition only upon receipt of complete applications.
- All fee and payment are non-refundable, except under extreme circumstances. Organising committee of the competition remains the right to decide based on each presented case.
- If a competitor is unable, by reason of illness or unforeseeable circumstances, to perform in the competition after he or she has done the drawing of lots, the organising committee of the competition may consider a refund up to only 50% of the application fee of the competition.
- If a competitor is unable, by reason of illness or unforeseeable circumstances, to be present at the announcement of the results of the first round or the semi-final, he or she must provide an explanation as soon as possible. In such situations, competitor has to designate someone to represent him or her.
- Competitor forfeit all rights to remuneration through broadcast by radio, television or other media formats
- All communications will be sent via the official email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any information from other sources is not valid without an official email notification or response.
- Results to be announced at the opening gala concert on July 28, 2019 at 1900hrs.
- English is the only official language. In the case of unclear information, decision will be made based on English version.