Rules 2022

This is the ninth year of the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition for the prestigious H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Trophy. With this annual competition we have developed a platform for young emerging musicians to encourage them to share their talents on an international stage, and to create opportunities for the public to appreciate their musical gifts.

The competition is open to musicians of all nations.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the competition and the prizewinner’s event will be conducted online. 

First Prize winners of category B or C from previous years are not allowed to participate
in the same category.

Category A: Large ensembles (from 8 to 15 members, without conductor)
All performers must be born on or after January 1, 1995

Examples: Octet, Serenade for winds/strings, Divertimento for chamber ensemble.


Category B: Chamber Ensemble (3 to 7 performers)
All performers must be born on or after January 1, 1995.

Examples: Trio for violin, cello and piano, String quartet, Quintet for guitar and strings,
Sextet for winds or Saxophone quartet

Category C - Junior:
Category C - Senior:
Duo for Piano and another instrument OR Duo for Two Pianos

Junior: All performers must be born on or after January 1, 2003
Senior: All performers must be born on or after January 1, 1995

Examples: Sonata for violin and piano, Sonata for clarinet and piano, Duo for harp and piano, Sonata for two pianos.

Concerto for solo instrument and orchestra accompanied by piano are NOT allowed.
Pieces for four hands on one piano are NOT allowed.

Large ensembles (from 8 to 15 members, without conductor)

Preliminary Judging
The video recording should contain:
1. One piece or one movement of a piece from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970, selected from Repertoire Point 1 of the Competition Round.
2. A contrasting piece or a movement from a different period than Point 1, selected from Repertoire Point 2 of the Competition Round.

Competition Round
No more than ten ensembles will be admitted.
The video recording should contain:
1. A complete work from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970. Duration: At least 10 minutes.
2. Another piece or movement(s) of a piece from a different period than Repertoire Point 1.
 
The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes.

Arrangements are allowed, but a published score must be provided.
Repeats are in the discretion of the competitors.
The substitution of ensemble member(s) must be approved by the competition office.

Chamber Ensemble (3 to 7 performers)

Preliminary Judging
The video recording should contain:
1. One piece or one movement of a piece from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970, selected from Repertoire Point 1 of the Competition Round.
2. A contrasting piece or a movement from a different period than Point 1, selected from Repertoire Point 2 of the Competition Round.

Competition Round
No more than ten ensembles will be admitted.
The video recording should contain:
1. A complete work from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970. Duration: At least 10 minutes.
2. Another piece or movement(s) of a piece from a different period than Repertoire Point 1.

The total performing time (including intervals between pieces) must amount to at least 25 minutes but must not exceed 30 minutes. Repeats are at the discretion of the competitors.

Arrangements from the period are allowed, but published score must be provided.
Repeats are in the discretion of the competitors.
The substitution of ensemble member(s) is not allowed.

Duo for Piano and another instrument OR Duo for Two Pianos

Preliminary Judging
The recording should contain:
1. One piece or one movement of a piece from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970, selected from Repertoire Point 1 of the Competition Round.
2. A contrasting piece or a movement of a piece from a different period, selected from Repertoire Point 2 of the Competition Round.

Competition Round
No more than ten duos will be admitted.
The recording should contain:
1. A complete work from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern period, composed and published between 1700 and 1970. Duration: at least 10 minutes.
2. Another piece or movement(s) of a piece from a different period than Repertoire Point 1.

Total performing time (including intervals between pieces)

Junior: At least 12 minutes but not more than 20 minutes.

Senior: At least 20 minutes but not more than 25 minutes.

Only original works are allowed, arrangements are not allowed.
Repeats are in the discretion of the competitors.
The substitution of ensemble member(s) is not allowed.

Category A: Large ensembles
1. Prize   150,000
2. Prize   120,000
3. Prize   100,000

Category B : Chamber Ensemble
1. Prize   120,000 THB
2. Prize   100,000 THB
3. Prize     80,000 THB

Category C Senior : Duo for Piano and another Instrument
1. Prize    70,000 THB
2. Prize    50,000 THB
3. Prize    30,000 THB

Category C Junior : Duo for Piano and another Instrument
1. Prize    40,000 THB
2. Prize    30,000 THB
3. Prize    20,000 THB

All participants of the Competition Round will receive a certificate of participation.

The prizewinners are obliged to do a new recording of a piece of their competition repertoire, chosen by the jury together with a short video-presentation of their ensemble. These videos will be streamed during the in the Prizewinners' Event.

Fees may not be claimed by any competitor, also not on account of television broadcasts or recordings made during the whole competition.

Applications can be made online until June 9, 2022, using the Online-Application on the homepage www.pgvim.ac.th/pgviec. The following documentation should be enclosed:

1) Application-Form:
Please fill in the online-form completely in English.

2) Video recording of the performance by the ensemble
The applicants must provide a link to their video files such as YouTube, Vimeo or similar.
The name of the ensemble, name of the recorded work, the precise duration and the date of the recordings must be visible on the video.
The video must be recorded live in one take, without any additional manipulation, editing or processing and should be recorded in high quality.

3) Digital color photograph of the ensemble
in good quality and high resolution. It will appear in the competition program.

4) Application-fee

Category A: 80 US$ (2,500 THB for Thai Applicants) per ensemble.
Category B: 80 US$ (2,500 THB for Thai Applicants) per ensemble.

Category C Junior/Senior: 60 US$ (2,000 THB for Thai Applicants) per duo.

The fee is non-refundable and must be remitted free of bank charges for the recipient.

The receipt issued by the bank executing the transfer should be sent together with all 
other documents.

Payment should be made by bank transfer to the following bank account: 

Account Name: Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (สถาบันดนตรีกัลยาณิวัฒนา)
Account No.: 157-0-12945-2

Name of the Bank: Krungthai Bank

Branch: Siyaek Arun Amarin
Address: 209, 211 Somdejpharpinklaw Road, BangYi Khan, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

Swift code: KRTHTHBK 


All submitted application material cannot be returned.

By submitting the application for the competition the participant acknowledges the competition rules as well as the decision of the preliminary judging and the competition jury as binding. There is no right of appeal.

Applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition will be rejected.

All application material must be submitted online by June 9, 2022. Uncompleted applications will be not considered.

A preliminary judging based on the video recordings will determine who may take part in the competition.

The jury for the preliminary judging will consist of five members.

By June 17, 2022 the results of the preliminary judging will be emailed to all applicants.

The decisions are final and incontestable. No explanations will be provided.

Together with the result of the preliminary judging, successful applicants will receive 
further information regarding the competition. 


The recordings for the Competition Round will be made by the participants between July Sat 02 - Wed 06, 2022.

The competition office will guide and support the recording with a video-chat.

The recording will be made as a performance in one take, without interruptions or cuts.

Directly after the recording is completed, it must be uploaded without any post-processing using an upload-link provided by the competition.

The participants will be informed timely about the recording-schedule and other technical details.

The juries were selected from among personalities with an international reputation, without regard to ethnic, ideological, political or linguistic considerations.

The competitor‘s performance will be assessed with a points system.

If a jury member has taught a competitor within the last two years, the jury person will not assess this competitor.

The results are incontestable, and the jury‘s decision is final.

Preliminary Judging
Frank Reich, Piano, Germany (Chairman)
Yameng Huang, Piano, V. R. China
Vanich Potavanich, Conductor/Trumpet, Thailand
Néstor Pou Rivera, Viola, Spain
Ray Wang, Cello, China-Hong Kong

Competition Round
Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Piano, Austria (Chairman)
Komsun Dilokkunanant, Horn, Thailand
Rico Gubler, Saxophone, Germany
Yameng Huang, Piano, V. R. China
Vanich Potavanich, Conductor/Trumpet, Thailand
Néstor Pou Rivera, Viola, Spain
Ray Wang, Cello, China-Hong Kong

More information about jury persons ->

All ensembles who participate in the competition round can have two masterclasses with two members of the jury.

The masterclasses will be held online on July 21.

Video-Streaming: Opening Ceremony
Tue 19.07.22, 12:45h (Thailand Standard Time/Indochina Time, GMT+7)

Video-Streaming: Recordings for the Competition Round
Tue   19.07.22, 13:00-15:00 h - Category B
Wed 20.07.22, 13:00-15:00 h - Categories C junior and C senior

Online Masterclasses with Jury Members
Thu    21.07.22, 09:00-13:00 h, 13:00-19:00 h

Winner Announcements
Tue  19.07.22, 21:00 h - Category B
Wed  20.07.22, 21:00 h - Categories C Junior and C Senior

Video-Streaming Prizewinner’s Event
Sun  24.07.22, 16:00 h

Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music

2010, Arun Amarin 36, Arun Amarin Road,
Bang Phlat Bangkok, Thailand, 10700

pgviec@pgvim.ac.th
www.pgvim.ac.th/pgviec


Tel: +66 (0) 2-447-8597
, , Ext. 1130
Fax: +66 (0) 2-447-8598

Frank Reich (Mr), project manager
Dr. Chanyapong Thongsawang (Mr), project co-manager
Siriwan Kumho (Ms), project secretary

Printed version of the Rules (Brochure 2022)

Booklet 2022

Brochure 2022

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