第4回TIPCについて

Questions & answers

Q32. About Round 2

If we submitted a Liszt Etude for requirement (B) of the Initial Selection, can we play the same piece as part of Round 2 requirement (B)?

A32.
You can play same piece that they performed during that Initial Selection at Round 2 requirement (B).

Q31. About Round 1

For Round 1 requirement C 'Piece(s) composed after 1900', can this include piece(s) written in 1900?

A31.
Pieces written in 1900 are included in the Round 1 requirement (C).

Q30. About online submit (video data)

Do you also accept MOV format?

A30.
Movie application format is in principle a movie in DVD-video format.
If you would like to apply with MOV format data, you will be accepted if you can play it on PC.

Q29. About online submit (video data)

Do you also accept mp4 file format?

A29.
Movie application format is in principle a movie in DVD-video format.
If you would like to apply with MP4 format data, you will be accepted if you can play it on PC.

Q28.About application (online)

I filled out the registration online, but it's failed upload my compressed VIDEO_TS folder.
Could I directly send my video by post or express delivery?

A28.
We can also accept your application by post or express delivery.
If you send DVD by post or express delivery, please send application and other documents with it.

Q27.About application

Could I send an application and documents for contest by e-mail?

A27.
No, applicant shall apply online or by post.
Please contact us if application from online form is difficult.

Q26.About Round1(performance time)

Would it be ok that the performance time for Round 1 is less than 20 minutes?

A26.
No, the performance time shall be between 20 minutes and 25 minutes in total.

Q25. About online submit (video data)

I need to press the record button by myself when recording videos.
If I cut that scene in video, will you consider they were edited?

A25.
Cutting unnecessary parts other than during performing is not to process / edit the video.

Q24. About online submit (video data)

Should I compress the VIDEO_TS folder from the DVD (yielding a VIDEO_TS.zip file) and upload this?
Do I have to prepare 2 separate DVDs, and then compress the VIDEO_TS folders for each, and then upload 2 different VIDEO_TS.zip files?

A24.
Please compress the VIDEO_TS folder one by one and upload two Zip files separately.

Q23.About name

I'm using 2 names, real name and stage name.
I'd like to participate with stage name.

A23.
If you want to use your stage name, please fill your real name in brackets.
Ex. stage name (real name)
We need to know your real name for check official documents.

Q22.About change of performance piece

Can I change the performance piece for the preliminaries and the final after applying?

A22.
You can change the performance piece on the online form until 20th September.

Q21. About photograph

Can I submit a photograph of black-and-white printing, when applying for participation?

A21.
We also accept a photograph of black-and-white printing.

Q20. About online submit (video data)

I couldn't upload video to the online entry form.

A20.
Please make a compressed file before attaching it.
How to make compressed file is here.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Zip-File

Q19. Official document (for identification)

Can a Japanese insurance card be used for the official document?

A19.
In case it is Japanese, The official document should be a document with a photo such as a driver license and a national identification number card.
In case it is English, please prepare a passport.

Q18. Preselection

About the audition DVD, does it need to record the two songs of etude together without stopping the camera?

A18.
It is not necessary 2 pieces to be recorded without stopping the camera.
If you will apply online, 2 pieces must be uploaded separately.

Q17. Round 1

Can I play one additional piece of Chopin etude along with Bach, Chopin Etude, a Piece that is composed after 1900?
It will be total of two Chopin etudes, one piece of Bach and a Piece that is composed after 1900.

A17.
In the first round,
(A) 1 piece from Bach
(B) 1 piece from Chopin
(C) Multiple pieces composed after 1900.
The performance time shall be between 20 minutes and 25 minutes in total.
And, you cannot play two pieces of Chopin Etude for (C), because its composed year is not appropriate.

Q16. Preselection

Although I have heard that preliminary review does not allow reediting, can I record the sound source separately with video and IC recorder etc. at the time of shooting, and submit matching the video to the sound?

A.16
Since it may be judged that you edited the sound source, please do not record the sound separately, please take a video in an environment where sound quality is as good as possible.

Q15.About competition fee

Do I have to pay the competition fee when I apply to the Initial Selection?

A.15
You don't have to pay the competition fee when you apply to the Initial Selection.
Competition fee; 20,000 yen should be paid by a person who has passed the Initial Selection and participates in the competition.

Q14. About online submit

I am trying to apply for the competition and submit application using online.
However, the banner on the website cannot access.
Please let me know if there is another way to apply for the competition by online.

A14.
The possible reason why you cannot access is the security setting (enhanced protection mode) of your browser. To set this properly:
Open IE on desktop (not metro), press the setting icon on the right top and open "internet options "
open "Advanced" tab, locate the "security" section among all the settings, and enable "enhanced protection mode", reopen IE and it will be fine.
Any other possibilities are that JavaScript or cookie is disabled or the browser version is old. Changing or upgrading the browser might solve the problem, so I recommend to try that.

Q13. Preselection

Is it okay with movies taken with mobile phones?

A13.
Movie application format is in principle a movie in DVD-video format.
If you can play back movies taken with your mobile phone, you will be accepted if you can play it on PC, but please accept application of difference in sound quality in Initial Selection after understanding.

Q12. Preselection

I have just recorded the two etudes, but just realised now that the camera needed to be fixed. Unfortunately the recording was done by a handheld camera. Would it still be okay or is it necessary to rerecord it again? Here is an example of how it was recorded.

A12.
It would be fine if the recording condition is like the one in the link. However, please note that, if your name or anything that can identify you is indicated in the recording, the part where it is visible will be excluded from judging or it would be possible that you will be disqualified.

Q11. Performance time limit

It is the time limit at each appraisal stage, but the time limit is the time from going up to the stage to getting off? Or did you add only the time actually played?
Also, if the time is exceeded, will it affect the review?

A11.
At each appraisal stage, measurement starts from the first note of the performance.
Please note that it may be disqualified if the performance time exceeds the prescribed time.

Q10. Round 1 and 2

When you write "Apart of your performance piece may be cut because of time constraints" (see here: http://www.tipc.jp/4th/english_guideline06.html ), do you mean, that repeats are at the discretion of the performer or something else?

A10.
For Round 1 and 2, your performance time is specified. If your performance is longer that, it may be stopped. However, the repetition is at your discretion.

Q9: Round 2 (B)

There is written at the answer to the question Q4: Round 2 (B), that you “strongly recommend you to play the original versions” (see: http://www.tipc.jp/4th/english_faq01.html ). Does that mean that you do not recommend for including to the repertoire many Liszt’s works, such as his transcriptions of Schubert’s songs S.558, S.560, S.565, for example, or his “R?miniscences de Don Juan, S.418”, “ Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel's Almira, S.181” and so on?

A9.
It would be all right to play the transcription but we still strongly recommend the original version.

Q8: Preselection

I read in the rules of some competitions who are members of World Federation of International Music Competitions that if you won some short time ago 1st or 2nd Prize at the competition member of Wold Federation of International Music Competitions, you don't have to pass through the video-preliminary round, just to send a confirmation of winning the prize. Few days ago I won 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition in the memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev which is member of the Federation. Could you please give me an answer, should I send a recording for applying in a normal way to your competition or could I send a confirmation diploma of winning this prize and apply without sending a video?

A8.
The Takamatsu International Piano Competition requires all applicants to send the video for the preliminary selection. Therefore, please send your recorded performance to us as instructed in the application guideline.

Q7: Round 1 (C)

I was wondering if it was possible to play Stravinsky's Firebird transcribed by Guido Agosti in round 1(one piece composed after 1900)?

A7.
Regarding your inquiry about Stravinski's Firebird, it is possible to play it.

Q6: Preselection

Can I send the mp4 / mts ?format videos for preselection?
I don't get how to send dvd-format video online.

A6.
We are afraid that we are not accepting a mts format. We accept a mp4 format though. However, please note that the sound quality will be different in the preselection.

Q5: Preselection

For the preselection recording is just only two etudes? one of chopin and the other of another style? You dont need any other works?

A5:
As for the preselection, please record and send one piece from (A) and one piece from (B), which will be two pieces in total.
If there is any unnecessary information such as your name appears on the screen when the DVD is played and other pieces are recorded, the DVD will be excluded from the preselection.

Q4: Round 2 (B)

The repertoire states to play ”piece(s) of your choice by SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN, CHOPIN, or LISZT. Can I play any arranged piece?

A4:
We strongly recommend you to play the original versions.

Q3: Round 1 (C)

In English Round 1 (C) states “One piece composed after 1990” but the Japanese version does not specify as one piece. I am wondering which is correct.

A3:
We are sorry for the confusion. The Application Guideline is prepared in Japanese, English, and French. If there is any inconsistency or conflict between them, the Japanese version will always prevail.
Therefore, the English version should be “one or multiple pieces composed in and after 1900” (p. 18) and the French “Une ou plusieurs pièces composées à partir de 1900” (p. 30).

Q2: Round 2 (A)

For a sonata in Round 2 (A), is it possible to omit the repetition?

A2:
Yes, it is possible.

Q1: Round 1 (C)

Is it possible to play pieces composed by different composers? Is it also possible to play multiple pieces composed by a certain composer?

A1:
It is possible provided that the performance does not exceed the required time limit.