1. General Information
Master Class and Competition of Kyungsung International Piano Academy are open to pianists of all nationalities from the age of 15 to 35 years old and will be held at Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea.
Three world famous pianists, renowned performers and professors, and jurors of major international piano competitions, including the Artistic Director of the Academy Alexey Lebedev, will give lessons to the active participants and will be the juries at the academy competition that follows the Master Class.
Each active participant will receive 3 lessons during the academy. Participants are required to take one lesson from each professor. The lesson is free of choice of repertoire, representing contrasting style. The piano pieces for the Master Class should be well-practiced and prepared thoroughly. All works, chosen to be performed by the participant, must be published.
Each active participant will take part in the academy competition. The competition will be held at the Big Concert Hall of Kyungsung University and will be open to the public. The competition is free of choice of one or several works of repertoire. Each performance will last 10 minutes but not to exceed 15 minutes. The program should be performed from memory, and all the work performed must be published. After the competition, there will be an awards ceremony for the prizewinners and a performance of the first prizewinner. For the prizewinners of the competition, there will be monetary awards:
1st Prize: 3.000.000 Won
2nd Prize: 2,000.000 Won
3rd Prize: 1,000.000 Won
All decisions of the juries are final. The jury can decide not to award any prizes or have multiple winners share a prize.
3. Application and Payment
Completed application must be received by E-mail or by post no later than 15th of May 2015 (deadline) at the following address:
Postal address: Kyungsung University, College of Arts, School of Music, 309, Suyeong-ro (Daeyeon-dong), Nam-gu, Busan 608-736, South Korea.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The application must be completed with following documents:
1) Application form (ODT Download-on website)
2) Application fee 30,000 WON : The photocopy of payment of the application fee should be attached by e-mail.
BANK NAME: BUSAN BANK
SWIFT CODE: PUSBKR2P
BANK ACCOUNT: 1012019388100
ACCOUNT NAME: KIPAKSU
3) One color photograph (digital format with a high resolution of 300dpi)
4) One page biography or resume about studies, competitions awards, concert experiences and other information.
- In case of not enough information in profile, the Organizing Committee has the right to ask the applicants to send a good quality recording by e-mail to understand the level of applicants: a link address on YouTube or CD or DVD recording.
5*) Parental authorization for participants who are under age (children under the age of 18 years old). (ODT Download)
Application documents may be sent by e-mail or by post: 1) Application form 2) Application fee confirmation 3) Photograph 4) Biography 5*) Parental authorization
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONs WILL NOT BE EXCEPTED.
After the application procedure, the Organizing Committee will select 21 active participants for the Piano Academy. All selected active participants will receive an official invitation to participate in the Piano Academy (the notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to all applicants on 22nd of May 2015).
4. Participant Payment:
The participation fee: 1,000,000 WON
All active participants should transfer the participation fee of 1,000,000 WON to the bank account of academy within 10 days after receiving an official invitation. The participation fee with bank transfer should be received by academy no later than 5th of June 2015. All bank transaction charges should be responsible by the applicant.
The bank account details will be sent by e-mail along with the official invitation to all active participants.
Participation Fee Information
Participation fee includes all program of the Academy, accommodation and meals.
Accommodation for all active participants for the duration of the Academy is provided for 5 nights (from the 16th to the 21st of August) together with meals free of charge
Accomodation and meals will be payed by Sponsors of the Academy, therefore, the participation fee will not be deducted even in case active participant don't need accommodation and meals.
All active participants will have a good opportunity to stay at a very comfortable Guest House, in twin rooms with full board.
If active participant would like to have a single room or a companion will come together with active participant and need accommodation and board, it will be possible for extra payment. Please contact the Secretariat.
4-1-2. Practice rooms
There are practice rooms with pianos and grand pianos for all active participants during the time of the Master Class and competition for free of charge.
4-2. Participants who are under age
Parent or legal guardian of participant who is under 18 years old must complete and attach the parental authorization (see in application procedure).
Parent or legal guardian of participant under 16 years old must accompany his/her child during Kyungsung International Piano Academy.
When signing the application document, the parent or legal guardian must indicate on his or her agreement, that the Kyungsung International Piano Academy will not have any responsibility for supervising the participant, who is under age.
Any applicants requiring a visa must indicate this on the application form. You are fully responsible for your own travel costs, South Korea visa fees, medical and travel insurance and other personal expenses. If you have travel-related questions, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Passive Participants:
For passive participants, there are tickets for listening to the lessons given by the international professors:
A ticket for one-day Lessons – 20,000 WON
A ticket for three-day Lessons – 50,000 WON
The academy concerts and competition are open for public and free of charge.
If written notification of withdrawal is submitted before 16th of July 2015, the 80% of the participation fee will be reimbursed and the 20% of processing fee will be retained. All transaction charges will be deducted. Canceling of participation after 17th of July 2015 will not be accepted and no fee will be reimbursed.
In case of misunderstanding of the regulations of the Kyungsung International Piano Academy, the Korean text will be held as definitive.