GIMC Rules and Conditions

1. The competition for 2021 is open to solo performers on the following core orchestral instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion/Timpani, Harp.

2. The competition is open to musicians born after 5th December 1995 and before 29th November 2005.

3. Entry is strictly limited. If the entry limit is reached, a waiting list will be established.

4. Competitors are asked to submit a 45-55 minute balanced, contrasting programme, comprising a minimum of three different works, including at least one unaccompanied work, from at least two of the following musical periods: Baroque/ Classical/ Romantic/ Post 1900.

5. No additions may be made to submitted programmes after 24th September 2021.

6. For the first and semi-final rounds, the jury will select from each competitor’s submitted programme a 25-30 minute recital that may include a section of a complete work. Finalists will select from their submitted programme a recital of 30-35 minutes in consultation with the jury.

7. The stage manager will notify competitors of the works to be played 45 minutes prior to their scheduled performance time (first and semi-final rounds only).

8. Competitors are able to warm-up backstage 30 minutes prior to their performance time.

9. All competitors are able to receive feedback about their performance in private interviews with the jurors.

10. Staff collaborative pianists will be available to competitors entering without a personal collaborative pianist.

11. Staff collaborative pianists will be available for rehearsals in Gisborne from Friday 26th November 2021. Additional rehearsals with a staff collaborative pianist can be arranged at an agreed fee.

12. Each competitor is allotted one 45 minute sound check in the War Memorial Theatre with their collaborative pianist between Friday 26th November and Sunday 28th November 2021 (free of charge).

13. Competitors are encouraged to perform from memory, but may perform with printed music. Music stands will be available for competitors’ use on stage.

14. Competitors must supply all information, materials and payments requested.

15. The entry fee is non-refundable. Competitors will receive a rebate of $100 following their first round performance.

16. Competitors may be accompanied by piano only.

17. No electronic, digital or pre-recorded accompaniment or electric amplification is permitted.

18. The Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust reserves the right not to award all listed prizes.

19. In all stages of the competition, the decision of the jury shall be final and subject to no appeal.

20. Past overall winners of the Gisborne International Music Competition may not re-enter.

21. Competitors bind themselves to the acceptance of all rules and conditions governing this competition upon submitting their entry and may be required to show an identity document.

22. The Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust will not accept any responsibility for any accident, loss or injury which may occur to any competitor or to his or her property, whether arising out of negligence or otherwise, at any time in relation to the competition, nor shall anything contained or implied in these rules be deemed to create a relationship of master and servant between the Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust and competitors, and it is a condition of entry that all competitors release the Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust from any and all liability accordingly.

23. The Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the presentation of the competition that such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control including but not limited to acts of God, war, terrorism, strikes or labour disputes, embargoes, government orders or any other force majeure event.

24. In the event of any or all of the stages of the competition being recorded or broadcast, the Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust retains all rights, without payments whatsoever to any competitor, collaborative pianist, other individual or organisation, to any fee that may be paid for such recording and/or broadcast or for any subsequent radio, television or internet-based broadcast of any or all of the stages of the competition.

25. No photography, video or recording of any kind is permitted in the War Memorial Theatre, except by accredited media.

26. By entering this competition you agree that the Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust may use your name, biography, photograph or any video footage for the purposes of publicity.

27. The Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust reserves the right to decline the entry or repertoire choice of any competitor without recourse.

28. Competitors are expected to maintain an acceptable standard of behaviour at all times and not bring the Gisborne International Music Competition into disrepute. Any breach of the above rules and conditions shall render the competitor liable to disqualification, and in the event of any such breach, the Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust may withhold payment of awards and withdraw accommodation support.