“The 5th Jean-Marie LONDEIX International Saxophone (JMLISC) Competition will be held from July 9-22, 2017 at the College of Music at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Monsieur Jean-Marie LONDEIX, one of the world’s most distinguished concert artists will preside over the jury of esteemed musicians from around the world. The repertoire is distinct for its emphasis on the music of today’s composers and those of the recent past. Advanced saxophonists of all nationalities are welcome and encouraged to participate. The registration process is accessed from this official web site.”
Rules and Regulations
Article 1. – The 5th International Jean-Marie LONDEIX Saxophone Competition will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 9 to 22, 2017. Professor Dr Sugree CHORENSOOK, Dean of the College of Music, Mahidol University is the principal organizer of the competition.
V International Jean-Marie LONDEIX Saxophone Competition College of Music, Mahidol University 25/25 Phuttamonthon Sai 4 Salaya, Nakonpathom, Thailand 73170
Article 2. – The jury is composed of internationally renowned musicians and chaired by Jean-Marie LONDEIX. There will be six voting members of the jury: five saxophonists of international reputation, one renowned composer, and possibly two observers without voting rights.
Article 3. – This competition is open to advanced saxophonists of all nationalities, born after January 1, 1985.
Article 4. – Program
The First elimination round:
– Solo saxophone, maximum time: 20 minutes. Each competitor will present three works, two from list 1 and one from list 2.
– Two of the 25 Capricen op. 153a (1929) by Sigfrid KARG-ELERT (1877-1933). Choice of saxophones at the discretion of the candidate based upon the character of the Caprices chosen (Editions Zimmerman (www.zimmermann-frankfurt.de) ou Southern Music.
– One of 9 Études for solo saxophone by Christian LAUBA (Alphonse Leduc Music Publications); or
– Partyta (soprano saxophone) by Christian LAUBA (Resolute Music Publications); or
– Oxyton (baritone saxophone) by Christophe HAVEL (Éditions P.J. Tonger-Germany); or
– Strata (tenor saxophone) by Colin LABADIE (pub. AMP http://www.colinlabadie.com/strata.html); or
– Discoïdal (tenor saxophone) Thierry ALLA (Resolute Music Publications); or
– Mysterious Morning for soprano saxophone by Fuminori TANADA (Edit. Lemoine); or
– The Angel of despair by Hiroyuki ITOH for alto saxophone (Resolute Music Publication (for sale or download on site: http://www.resolutemusicpublications.com)
The Second elimination round:
One piece with piano accompaniment (either personal pianist or staff pianist of competition), and one piece with electroacoustic accompaniment. A staff technology specialist will be available for consultation, as needed. Each competitor will choose one piece from list A and one piece from list B, two pieces in total, maximum time: 35 minutes.
– Légende (version for alto saxophone and piano) by André CAPLET (Resolute Music Publications); or
– Légende op. 66 (alto saxophone) by Florent SCHMITT (Édition Durand); or
– Sonate (alto saxophone, with Finale by Jean Marie LONDEIX), by Paul HINDEMITH (Édition Schott); or
– Sonate (alto saxophone) by Pierre-Phillipe BAUZIN (Édition Leduc); or
– Sonate (alto saxophone) by Edison DENISOV (Édition Leduc);or
– Chant Premier (tenor saxophone) by Marcel MIHALOVICI (Édition Heugel); or
– Music for tenor saxophone by William KARLINS (Southern).
– Chymisch by Hector PARRA, for baritone saxophone and electronics. Éditions Trito Musicals, Enamorats, 35, 37 balxos E-08013 BARCELONA – Spain- http://www.trito.es).
Final round –with orchestra:
Article 5. –The first elimination round will be performed anonymously behind a screen; each candidate will be identified by number only. Other rounds are not screened from the jury.
Article 6. – The contestants will perform in an order fixed by drawing lots, which will take place on July 9, 2017 (candidates will be notified of the exact time and place). Candidates must be present to receive their performance time during the drawing of lots. The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse the participation of any candidate absent from the drawing.
Article 7. – The choice of program selected by the candidate upon registration is final. No changes or modifications are permitted.
Article 8. – For the second elimination round, the organizing committee of the competition will assign each candidate a staff pianist (if needed). As well, a staff technology specialist will be available for consultation and performance. The organizing committee will provide without charge one scheduled rehearsal for each piece. Candidates are permitted to bring their own accompanist, but do so at their own expense. Before the final round, each candidate will have one rehearsal and one dress rehearsal with orchestra.
Article 9. – Prizes-
1st Grand Prizes: 5,000 Euros, one saxophone and recorded concert performance with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (Bangkok)
2nd Prizes: 3,500 Euros, one saxophone
3rd Prizes: 2,000 Euros, one saxophone
Special prizes may also be awarded.
Article 10. – During the elimination rounds, the jury maintains the right to stop any performance exceeding the time limit. The jury will submit their written vote at the end of each performance. Deliberation of the jury will take place after the final round. In the event of a tied vote, the president’s vote will be the deciding vote. The decisions of the jury are final. The jury members’ written comments may be given to eliminated competitors after the announced results of each round; comments will be given to the finalists after the competition has concluded.
Article 11. – The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes. The 1st Prize cannot be divided. For other awards, in the event of a tie, the prizes will be shared.
Article 12. – Registration Conditions: All communication will be sent via email. All completed registration documents must be completed no later than February 1, 2017 ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
Registration includes the following documents:
1. Registration form (www.music.mahidol.ac.th/jmlisc) fully completed implies accepting the rules of the competition
2. A photocopy of passport or official Identity card,
3. A curriculum vitae written in French or English (maximum two typed pages) mentioning the music institutions attended, names of principal teachers, awards obtained, and professional positions held,
4. Two original recommendation letters (from recognized musicians) written specifically for entry to this competition,
5. A recent passport or identity photograph, uploaded to the website with the registration form. The resolution of the image file must be print quality and formatted in .JPEG or .GIF. The file is limited to less than 2 megabyte.
6. A list of chosen works for the program in performance order for each part or movement, with exact duration noted.
7. Proof of payment or a document attesting the payment of the registration fee according to the means indicated in Article 13 (see below).
Incomplete registrations will not be considered.
Article 13. – Registration fee: The registration fee of 5,100 THB (Thai Baht) should be paid by International wire transfer. The receipt should be uploaded with the application.
Account Name: College of Music
Name of Bank: The Siam Commercial Bank PCL.
Saving Account No: 333-2-10822-1
Branch: Mahidol University
Bank Address: 999 Phuttamonthon Sai 4, Salaya, Nakhonpathom Thailand 73170
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
Please identify the purpose of transfer as:
INTERNATIONAL JEAN-MARIE LONDEIX SAXOPHONE COMPETITION The Registration fee will only be refunded if the organizing committee refuses the participation of an applicant.
Article 14. – Travel and accommodation arrangements. Accommodation and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. The organizing committee of the competition will provide a list of hotels and university residences. Semi finalists will be reimbursed 4,000 THB (Thai Baht) to help defray their expenses. This prize can only be claimed on the day of the final round of the competition.
Article 15. – Candidates forfeit all rights to remuneration through broadcast by radio, television or other media formats.
Article 16. – The above regulations are mandatory for all competitors. Participation in the competition implies acceptance of all rules. In case of dispute, all written communication must be in English.