The 2019 Third Dragonfly International Music Festival (DIMF) and the Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition will take place in Tianjin, China from August 10 to 18, 2019. The festival will include three instrumental majors: violin, classical saxophone, and piano. World-class musicians will be teaching in and leading the festival in creating one of the most prestigious classical music festivals in China. This year, the festival will feature a new aspect, the Teacher Training Program, where nationally and internationally-renowned music educators introduce a series of training courses in early childhood and general music pedagogy. Teachers nationwide can learn about and benefit from these prominent methodologies. Amidst the busy course schedule of the festival, tours have also been arranged for students to visit the Qianshan Panshan scenic area in Tianjin. Praised by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty that “If one had known about Panshan, why would one have needed to travel to Jiangnan?” to describe its beauty, students can enjoy cool relieve the mountains bring in the hot summer days of August. Participants can also visit iconic scenic locations of Jincheng, such as Haihe River and Fifth Avenue (Wudadao).
As in previous years, the festival has designed one-on-one lessons, masterclasses, lectures on music and the arts, as well as chamber music coachings and ensemble lessons for the students with the goal of developing a cohesive and an all-rounded education. In addition, the 2019 Dragonfly International Music Festival will be holding the Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition and the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition Preliminaries (China region). The competitions provide a platform for musicians of both professional and non-professional levels of all age groups to interact through competitions and musical exchanges. The professional group/youth category of the violin competition of DIMF also serves as the China regional preliminary round of the 2019 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, where the winner will proceed through the preliminary round and be directly accepted to the live competition round in Ukraine. In the 2018 DIMF, two students, upon their display of excellent performances, received the approval of jury member Mr. Oleh Krysa in person and have been invited to participate in the live competition round in Ukraine in October 2019. This year, participants will enjoy the same opportunities.
Mr. Yu Heng, famous Chinese violin collector, and his Yu Foundation will continue to serve as the organization that provides instrumental support for the 2019 DIMF. The foundation will provide prestigious instruments as support to winners who qualify for the 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition of the 2019 DIMF, in helping them to deliver their best performance at the live round in Ukraine. Mr. Yu has expressed that the foundation holds a collection of more than 30 fine Italian instruments of which these winners may choose from. Wishing the best to all participants of the 2019 DIMF!
Note: The 2019 DIMF is the sole organizer of the 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition Preliminaries (China region). Only participants of the music festival can participate in this live qualifying round and the opportunity to receive instrumental support from the Yu Foundation.
2019 THE THIRD DRAGONFLY INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
TIANJIN | CHINA
Education Director: Bin Huang, Chien-Kwan Lin
Artistic Consultant: Lianfa Gao, Guan Wenning Guan, Heng Wang, Wanqi Feng
Artistic Director: Shengming Liang
Co-Artistic Director: Zoe Yucong Wang, Jiaqi Zhao
The music festival includes the following courses:
(Events are subjected to their relevance to different majors)
One-on-one lessons with nationally and internationally-renowned experts
Chamber music lessons with national and international pedagogues
Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition
DIMF faculty concert
Student recitals and performances
8 music lectures
More than 10 masterclasses by world-class artists
Teacher Training Program series for early childhood music education and pedagogy
Piano accompaniment (students may also provide their own accompanists, with any costs to be self-funded)
Translations for lessons taught in English language
2019 DIMF FACULTY-IN-RESIDENCE
（click on the instrument icons to learn more about the faculty)
International Violin Faculty
Paganini & Jacques-Thibaud Gold Prize Winners
(names not listed in any particular order)
National (China) Violin Faculty
(names listed in alphabetical order)
International Saxophone Faculty
National (China) Saxophone Faculty
（names listed in alphabetical order）
International Piano Faculty
National (China) Piano Faculty
2019 DIMF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
2018 Dragonfly International Music Festival
Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition (Preliminary Round)
Participants of the 3rd DIMF can choose to sign up for the International Youth Music Competition held within the festival. The competition is divided into three majors: violin, piano, and saxophone, as well as two categories: professional and non-professional. The competition jury will consist of artists-in-residence from the festival and prestigious educators from the national and international scene. Competitors of all ages may participate in the competition according to their personal circumstances. For details, please refer to the 2019 Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition Handbook.
The violin professional youth category of the competition also serves as the sole preliminary round worldwide for the 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition held in Ukraine in 2019. The winners of the violin youth category of the competition will be selected as direct qualifiers, moving through the recording rounds to Ukraine to participate in the live competition round of the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition. All the winners of the competition will receive a certificate, and selected winners will receive a 2020 Dragonfly Arts Festival Scholarship and the opportunity to perform with faculty at the 2020 Dragonfly Arts Festival.
*Note: The jury of the competition reserves the right to select candidates to participate in the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition based on the participants’ performances.
Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition China Preliminaries: Please refer to the public homepage for more information.
XINMAO TIANCAI HOTEL
TIANJIN | CHINA
No. 1 Rongyuan Rd.
Huayuan New Tech. Industrial Park
VIOLIN MAJOR: US$1,580 (including room and board)
SAXOPHONE MAJOR: US$1,150 (including room and board)
PIANO MAJOR: US$1,150 (including room and board)
2 lessons of one-on-one instruction with international faculty
2 lessons of one-on-one instruction with national faculty
3 chamber music lessons (participants will be assigned to duos, quartets or orchestra accordingly)
Concert tickets to faculty concert
Performances on student recitals
Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition (choice to participate)
Attending opening and closing ceremonial concerts
8 music lectures
More than 10 masterclasses by national and international artists
Certificate of Completion
English translation for lessons
EXTRA LESSON(S): US$180 per lesson
Private lessons included in the tuition package will be assigned by the organizing committee. For additional lessons, participants can request for specific teachers- please indicate such request in the registration form, and the organizing committee will manage the requests of the students according to the order of registration submissions.
*Note: Cancellations of registrations prior to July 10, 2019 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations of registrations after July 10 will not be refunded.
TRIP IN TIANJIN
Amidst the busy course schedule, the festival will organize a day trip to the Panshan Mountain scenic area in Tianjin. The night view of Haihe River, the exotic Fifth Avenue (Wudadao), and the food culture of Tianjin will leave the students with unforgettable memories.
HOW TO APPLY
I. Fill in your application
Please download the application form below and fill in the application by
May 1, 2019
II. Submit your application
Send your completed application form and a headshot to:
The organizing committee will send you a confirmation email upon receiving your application form.
III. Pay your tuition fees
Step 1: Pay tuition through PayPal. Please specify the student's name and date of birth when transferring the money.
Our PayPal info:
Remittee: Shengming Liang
Step 2: Please send a screenshot of PayPal remittance to the organizing committee via email.
*Note: if you are unable to pay tuition with PayPal, please contact DIMF committee when you submit your application.
IV. Confirmation from us
Receiving a confirmation email from the DIMF committee will affirm that your registration is successful.