Opera Version of ‘Gulangyu Zhi Bo’ (京剧版的《鼓浪屿之波》)

The 2018 Lantern Festival is one of the biggest festivals in China and there will be different kinds TV programs celebrating the Lantern Festival. The Xiamen Star TV and Chinese Television System from Taiwan will work together to host a TV program for the Lantern Festival. They have invited the original singer of ‘Gulangyu zhi bo’, Xulan Zheng, to sing the opera version of ‘Gulangyu zhi bo’ for the first time on the 2018 Cross Ocean Opera Party TV Program.



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Peng Lin Performance in New York (林芃纽约演出)

Peng Lin, Piano 

Kulangsu Musician

DateJan 20, 2018
Start Time8:30 PM
VenuePaul Hall
AddressThe Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023



开始时间8:30 PM
场所Paul Hall
地址The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023

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2018 Kulangsu Piano Competition (2018鼓浪屿钢琴比赛)

Rules & Regulations of the 2018 Kulangsu Piano Competition, 

Xiamen, China


General Rules

The Competition will be held in Kulangsu, the famous World Heritage Site in Xiamen, Fujian, China from October 26 to 31, 2018 under the auspices of the Administrative Committee Kulangsu-Wanshishan Scenic and Historic Area and presented by the Xiamen Kulangsu Piano Art Research Association of China and the Xiamen Kulangsu Tourism Management Office. The Organizing Committee of the Competition will manage all procedures of the Competition. The jury for the Competition will consist of renowned musicians from China and abroad. All members of the jury will rate each contestant’s performance with fair and impartial. Decisions made by the jury panel in all rounds of the Competition are final and cannot be appealed against.

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities between the age of 17 to 32 (born between October 26, 1986 and October 26, 2001). All outstanding pianists around the world (except those who have a contract with an exclusive agency) are welcome to participate in the Competition. The Competition will consist of four rounds: preliminary, quarter-final, semi-final, and final. In the preliminary round, all contestants have to submit a video for evaluation. A maximum of 24 contestants who have passed the preliminary round will advance to the quarter-final. A maximum of 12 contestants will advance to the semi-final, and a maximum of 6 contestants will advance to the final. The Organizing Committee will be responsible for the recording, videotaping, TV replaying and Internet broadcasting of the performances, prize-winners’ concerts and all other events of the Competition. The copyrights of all audiovisual products will belong to the Organizing Committee, and the contestants will receive no payment.

Application and Participation Procedures 

Each contestant shall submit the following materials via e-mail to[email protected]


  1. Complete the Application Form (see the Appendix; also downloadable from the official website of the Competition, http://www.gly.cn/orhttp://www.glyylq.cn/)

Please submit TWO formats of Application Form: First one is Excel format. And Second one is hard copy with signature, either scan or take a photo, send to the Organizing Committee before June 10, 2018.

  1. The Application Form shall be accompanied by the following materials:

* one recent half-length photo and one photo of performance (suitable for printing). These photos must be in .jpg formats (minimum resolution 400 dpi). The photographs, which will be used in Kulangsu Piano Competition communications, must be free of copyright restrictions;

* An electronic/scan version of national identity card or passport;

* An electronic version of curriculum vitae.

* One unedited video of a recent performance of complete repertoire.

*The repertoire requirements are as follows:

⑴ Two virtuoso etudes, including one by F. Chopin.

⑵ One prelude and fugue from the Well-tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach.

⑶ One work of the applicant’s choice (up to 10 minutes; use for the quarter-final allowed).

Note: The virtuoso etudes and the Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach could not be included into the repertoire for the Competition. Applicant shall provide the electronic version of the music score of his or her choice.

*. Consulting phone number and email:

Organizing Committee, 2018 Kulangsu Piano Competition

Phone number: +0086-592-2066730

E-mail:[email protected]

Note: Applications with unclear information or incomplete supporting materials will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned, and applicants are advised to keep a copy of their submittals. The Organizing Committee will keep all applications in strict confidence and may request applicants to provide additional information.


  1. Experts recruited by the Organizing Committee will conduct a preliminary screening of the applicants based on the applications received to determine their qualifications for participating in the competition. The applicants will be notified of the results of the preliminary screening by telephone or email before July 26, 2018. The results will also be published on http://www.gly.cn/ and http://www.glyylq.cn/. Applicants who have received a notification of a successful application shall remit the registration fee through following account. Applicants in China remit RMB 500 to RMB Account. Overseas applicants remit USD 80 to USD account.  (The registration fee is not refundable.The applicants should pay for bank charges of remittance. )


Account for RMB Remittances:

Bank: China Construction Bank Xiamen Branch Gulangyu Subbranch

Account Number: 35101539001052500436

Account Holder: The Xiamen Kulangsu Piano Art Research Association of China


Account for USD Remittances:

Bank: Bank of China Limited, Fujian Branch

Account Number: 427375067292

Account Holder: Xiamen Kulangsu Travel District Longzu Contruction Co., Ltd.



  1. The Organizing Committee will send a notification to the applicant to confirm his or her qualification for the Competition within 20 days of receipt of the registration fee.


  1. Applicants shall arrive in Xiamen, China before the morning of October 25, 2018 and report to the Organizing Committee at the designated place.


  1. The order of performances will be determined by a drawing of lots on the afternoon of October 25 and will be maintained throughout the entire competition. Contestants shall arrive at the venue of the Competition at the designated time or will be deemed to have withdrawn from the Competition.


  1. All contestants will perform their repertoire by memory. The contestant will determine the order and repeats of pieces.


8.On the date of competition, all contestants shall submit two photocopy of the music score of their repertoires for the current round of competition.


  1. Any repertoire change shall be submitted to the Organizing Committee before September 10, 2018. No repertoire change will be allowed during the Competition.


  1. Contestants’ Travel Expenses, Food and Accommodation:

Contestants are responsible for their own travel expenses. The Organizing Committee will provide food and accommodation after arrival in Kulangsu, Xiamen.

* Food and accommodation for contestants for the two days before the Competition (October 24, 2018) until the end of the Competition (October 31, 2018) will be provided as follows:

Quarter-final Participants: Until the next morning after the quarter-final;

Semi-final Participants: Until the next morning after the semi-final;

Final Participants: Until the next morning after the prizes-presenting ceremony.


* Persons accompanying the contestants will be responsible for their own travel, food, accommodation and transportation expenses. During the Competition, the Organizing Committee may arrange for food and accommodation for such persons but only at hotels designated by the Organizing Committee.



  1. Prizes for Winners

1st Prize: RMB 60,000

2nd Prize: RMB 40,000

3rd Prize: RMB 30,000

4th Prize: RMB 20,000

5th Prize: RMB 10,000

6th Prize: RMB 6,000

III. Repertoire Requirements

Quarter-final: Contestants will give a recital of up to 25 minutes with a repertoire of their choice. The repertoire may include the work in Item (3) in the repertoire for the preliminary round.

Semi-final: Contestants will give a recital of up to 50 minutes with a repertoire of their choice. The repertoire shall include one complete classical sonata by F. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, or L. van Beethoven.

Note: Works chosen by contestants for the quarter- and semi-finals shall not include the virtuoso etudes or the Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach.


Final: Finalists shall perform one of the following piano concertos with the orchestra:

W.A. Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595

L.van Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op.58

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op.73


Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op.11

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op.21


Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major


Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23


Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18


Piano Concerto in G major


Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op.26

Important Dates:

June 10, 2018:

Deadline for application


July 26, 2018:

Notification of results of preliminary screening


August 26, 2018:

Deadline for paying registration fee (based on the date of remittance)


September 10, 2018:

Deadline for repertoire changes


October 24 & 25 morning, 2018:

Report to the Organizing Committee at the designated place


Afternoon of October 25, 2018:

Drawing of lots


October 26 and Morning of October 27, 2018:



Afternoon of October 27 & 28, 2018: Semi-final


October 29, 2018:

Finalists rehearse with the orchestra


October 30, 2018:



October 31, 2018:

Prizes-presenting ceremony &prize-winner’s concert and closing ceremony


  1. The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Kulangsu Piano Competition is responsible for interpreting these Rules and Regulations. 

Kulangsu-Wanshishan Scenic Area Administration Committee, Xiamen

January 5,2018

总  则





每位参赛者必须通过发送电子邮件提交以下资料至邮箱[email protected]

  1. 填写报名表(报名表附后,可从http://www.gly.cn/或http://www.glyylq.cn/下载),填写后需提交一份excel报名表及一份打印签名确认后的报名表(拍照或扫描),于2018年6月10日前向比赛组委会报名。
  2. 随同报名表需附以下材料:

* 近期电子版半身照片1张,演出照片1张(适合印刷用)。这些照片必需是.jpg格式(最少400像素)。相片请授权给主办单位公关使用。

* 本人身份证或护照电子版或扫描件。

* 本人电子版简历一份。

* 本人近期演奏的完整曲目录像视频(未被编辑过)。

* 曲目要求如下:








邮箱:[email protected]











帐号: 427375067292

户名: 厦门市鼓浪屿景区龙珠建设有限公司

银行代码: BKCHCNBJ720


  1. 比赛组委会收到报名费后,将于20天内通知参赛者,确认其参赛资格。















第一名: 6.0万人民币

第二名: 4.0万人民币

第三名: 3.0万人民币

第四名: 2.0万人民币

第五名: 1.0万人民币

第六名: 0.6万人民币


复 赛:进入本轮的选手必须演奏至多25分钟的钢琴独奏会,曲目自选,可含预选赛之(3)自选曲目。



(注) 复赛、半决赛之自选曲目,不得再弹奏技巧性练习曲与巴赫平均律两项作品。




D小调第20号钢琴协奏曲  K. 466

A大调第23号钢琴协奏曲 K.488

D大调第26号钢琴协奏曲  K.537

降B大调第27号钢琴协奏曲  K. 595


G大调第四钢琴协奏曲  op.58

降E大调第五钢琴协奏曲  op.73


E小调第一钢琴协奏曲   op.11

F小调第二钢琴协奏曲   op.21




降 b 小调第一钢琴协奏曲(op.23)


C小调第二钢琴协奏曲   op.18




C大调第三钢琴协奏曲   op.26
























2018年 10月27日下午至10月28日
















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Kulangsu International Art Gallery Reopen (鼓浪屿国际刻字艺术馆重新开门迎客)

Founded in 2006, Gulangyu Islet International Art Gallery was closed on October 20th, 2017 for renovation. After one and a half months, the gallery reopened to the public again. The floor, the wall, the lighting, and the interior of the gallery were completely renovated. From now on, the gallery will change the display themes regularly and will invite some artists to create artworks in the public or to open lectures to interact with tourists.


(Source: http://news.ifeng.com/a/20171206/53911235_0.shtml)

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Restoration Of Some Kulangsu Sights (鼓浪屿景点修复)

On Kulangsu Island, there are many places that are very beautiful. Since Kulangsu became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the local government has been working on the restoration of some tourist sights such as the Inscriptions on Cliff Surfaces, and a big rock laying on the ocean which looks like a lion. The Associate Director of Kulangsu World Heritage Supervision Center, Songrong Cai is hoping that more and more tourists will visit these seldom noticed sights rather than those over crowded central areas such as Long Tou Road.


(Source: http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1880041)

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