The 7th Seoul International Music Competition will be held in Seoul, Korea from April 12th to April 24th, 2011 at Recital Hall and Concert Hall of Seoul Arts Center.
Seoul International Music Competition was established by the Dong-A Ilbo, the most prestigious daily newspaper in Korea, for the sake of promoting cultural exchanges among nations through music, and supporting talented young musicians from all over the world. The Competition is held annually for one category out of piano, violin and voice each year. The first competition in 1996 for the category of piano and the second competition in 1997 for the category of violin were held in Seoul, with the title of “Dong-A International Music Competition.” After ten years of absence, the 3rd competition was resumed in Seoul in 2007 for the vocal category with the new title of “Seoul International Music Competition.” And, the 4th competition in 2008 for category of piano, the 5th competition in 2009 for category of violin and the 6th competition in 2010 for category of voice were held successfully.
As the first prestigious international competition ever taken place in Korea, the Seoul International Competition has produced and promoted world-renowned artists such as Aviram Reichert(Israel, Piano Professor at Seoul National University), Ju-Young Baek(Korea, Violin Professor at Seoul National University), Liviu Prunaru(Romania, Concertmaster of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Byung Woo Kong(Korea, Baritone), Mariya Kim(Ukraine, Pianist), Clara-Jumi Kang(Germany/Korea, Violinist) and Stefan Marian Pop(Romania, Tenor) who all play critical roles in international music field.
For this competition, world famous pianists, Bao Hui-qiao(China), Pavel GILILOV(Germany), Jerome LOWENTHAL(U.S.A.), Jacques ROUVIER(France), Joaquin SORIANO(Spain), Arie VARDI(Israel), Fanny WATERMAN(U.K.), NAKAMURA Hiroko(Japan), Dong-Il HAN(Korea), Daejin KIM(Korea), and Ick Choo MOON(Korea) are invited to the competition as Jury Members.
Among 140 applicants from 25 countries, a total of 52 applicants(14 Korean and 38 overseas candidates) passed the preliminary round. A significant proportion of the competitors are from Korea, U.S.A., Russia, China, Japan; also a large number of competitors are previous winners of other international competitions such as Dublin International Piano Competition, International Tchaikovsky Competition, Cleveland International Piano Competition, ARD International Music Competition and Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
To the prize winners, the competition offers the world-class awards such as prize money of US $50,000 for the 1st prize winner, performance engagements with major orchestras throughout the world, recital engagements, and etc.
|1st Round||April 12(Tue) ~ 14(Thur)|
|2nd Round||April 16(Sat) ~ 18(Mon)|
|Semifinal Round||April 20(Wed) ~ 21(Thur)|
|Final Round||April 23(Sat) ~ 24(Sun)|
|Award Ceremony||April 24(Sun)|