The 5th Golden Hibiscus Music Competition Excited “the Night of Chengdu”

July 27 10:10 2021

The music competition lasted nearly four months, involving nearly 3,000 contestants, more than 200 award-winning new music youngsters, more than 50 expert judges, 24 professional competitions, and two top music events. These visual figures are not only the “achievement display” of the 5th Golden Hibiscus Music Competition, but also a solid foundation for a local city music culture IP to become an internationally well-known music competition brand.

With this eye-catching “report card”, on the evening of July 22, it was guided by Sichuan Musician’s Association and the Original Music Development Alliance for Conservatories of Music, hosted by Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism, Chengdu Music, Film and Television Industry Promotion Office, organized by Sichuan Conservatory of Music SCCM Shangmei Cultural Promotion Company Limited, and co-organized by the Publicity Department of the Wuhou District Committee of the CPC, the Academic Affairs Office of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and the Chengdu City Concert Hall. The 5th Chengdu Golden Hibiscus Music Competition was held at the Grand Concert Hall of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Relevant leaders, experts and scholars from major music colleges and the music culture field, and award-winning contestants of the Golden Hibiscus Music Competition attended the event.

At the scene, the first, second and third prizes and excellence prizes of three categories of four professions including vocal music (bel canto, folk style singing), instrumental music (erhu, classical guitar), youth performance group (vocal music, classical guitar, erhu) were announced one by one, focusing on the elegant demeanor of the new music youngsters of the Golden Hibiscus Music Competition.

Promotion of the Construction of the International Music Capital

New Music Youngsters of Golden Hibiscus Music Competition Excited “the Night of Chengdu” (small)

This 2021 5th Golden Hibiscus Music Competition has attracted nearly 3,000 professionals from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Central Conservatory of Music, the China Conservatory of Music, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and other well-known music colleges at home and abroad, and launched 24 games of three categories of four professional rematch and finals covering vocal music (bel canto, folk style singing), instrumental music (erhu, classical guitar), youth exhibition group (vocal music, classical guitar, erhu) one after another from July 19 to 21.

At the closing concert site of the 5th “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition, after judged by a professional review team composed of more than 50 famous experts and professors from major music colleges and universities, the winners in three categories and four disciplines were officially announced – Lin Zihao and Liu Shanxinyu won the gold award in the vocal music (bel canto, national music) group, and Wu Yihao and Si Wenjie won the gold award in the erhu and classic guitar group, respectively; So Lucky Group, Xiong Zhengdong, Jiao Yinhe, Zhang Bowen, Zhuo Ran, Yang Qiushui, Wang Xinyue, Sun Xinyan, Yang Xinyi, Li Guangxiang, Lv Qiupeng, Lian Yajia and Li Ziqian respectively won the first prize in the various performance groups. Based on providing a platform for music talents and empowering the city’s music culture industry development with competition, the new music force of “Golden Hibiscus” will be precisely developed in terms of brand IP building, music talent cultivation and original creation of featured works, and continuously facilitate the development of Chengdu as an international music capital.

In order to better present that result of the 5th “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition, at the closing concert site, Lin Zihao, Liu Shanxinyu, Wu Yihao and Si Wenjie, the four gold award winners, Yang Qiushui, the first prize winner of classical guitar show (grade three and four of primary school) group, and Tan Xuesheng, Liang Yunjiang, Zhou Yu, Jia Luhong, Zhang Guoliang and other experts and scholars in music culture, showed the classic songs “The Sun Rises on the Prairie”, “Make Way to the Busy People”, “Xin Tian You”, erhu’s performance of “Amanisa”, “Heroes in Harm’s Way” and guitars music “Torre Bermeja” and “Memories of the Alhambra”. They deduced a “Movement of Chengdu” where the artistic works of classical music are deeply integrated with the charm of Chengdu and Tianfu culture.

Empowering music culture industry development 

“Golden Hibiscus” becomes a “new entry point” in the construction of the World’s Famous Cultural City (small)

As the city music brand competition in Chengdu, the “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition has been held for five years since it was launched in 2017 and has attracted more than 9,000 contestants. After years of brand development, the competition has delivered more than 100 talents and groups to the global music market and launched hundreds of original masterpieces. “Golden Hibiscus” is gradually becoming a bellwether for the development of Chengdu’s music culture industry, as well as a new carrier for the government of Chengdu to tap music talents, encourage music creation, build influential international music competitions and gather professional music talents.

“As an important part of the ‘Autumn in Chengdu’, the contestants of the Golden Hibiscus Music Competition are all from professional conservatories and comprehensive colleges and universities in China.” Li Jinhua, winner of the gold award of the vocal music (national music) group of the 4th Chengdu Golden Hibiscus Music Competition, said, “The judges of the Golden Hibiscus Music Competition are renowned experts, scholars and singers. Their professional comments is very helpful to the professional level of the contestants, it can be said that Golden Hibiscus Music Competition has high level and influence”.

In the process of building the brand IP, the “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition continuously introduces and cultivates famous musicians and leading figures, vigorously supports the development of music talents, and encourages the creation and production of excellent music works with Chengdu characteristics. From July 19 to July 21, in Chengdu City Concert Hall and Nie Er Concert Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, a number of music events themed on guitar playing have been held, such as the special concert of Sichuan Music Guitar Group, and the guitar concert of “Six Meaningful Strings in Journey”. In addition, the Organizing Committee of Chengdu “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition awarded RMB 30,000, RMB 20,000 and RMB 10,000 to the first, second and third prize winners of the professional groups respectively. Musicians such as Liu Zhong, Li Xiaokai, Li Qingchuan, Wang Hongqi, Zhang Weiyi, Xu Hao and Guo Yulong, and guitar makers provided special support to award-winning players of the guitar professional group, such as master guitars and prize money for best interpretation of works, so as to continuously support music talents and the development of music culture industry.

Taking the city event brand IP as the medium, “Golden Hibiscus” Music Competition has constantly strengthened exchanges and interactions with domestic and international music fields, and encouraged the music works “Made in Chengdu” to “go global”. It has gradually become a solid foundation for building Chengdu into an international music capital and an important support for building a world’s famous cultural city.

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