Commissioner: Mr. Glen Kwok
Vice-Commissioner: Mr. Fritz Thom
For details on competitions and dates:
International Jazz Festivals Organization/Asia Jazz, Mr. Fritz Thom (www.ijfo.org)
International ArtsGames Drumming Federation, Chief Bowie Bowei (www.iadrummingfederation.org)
World Federation of International Music Competitions, Mr. Benjamin Woodroffe (www.wfimc.org)
Classics and Jazz
For each discipline within The Classics and Jazz categories, a maximum of 20 competitors will be admitted to the qualifying rounds (i.e. no more than 20 pianists will be invited to the Auditions, the final qualifying round for the ArtsGames.) ArtsGames works with existing competitions, organizations or experts in the field to identify the best candidates for each qualifying category. The juries for each category will be comprised of renowned artists in their respective field.
The ArtsGames has created the Maestro and Aspirante Program (MAP) to work with recognized and well-respected artists from around the world who have an interest in mentoring and working with outstanding young performers. For example, a Maestro like Hugh Masekela will work with a young guitarist and singer from Brazil. They would then collaborate and introduce a hybrid of blues and bossa nova. Similarly, an erhu instrumentalist from China can collaborate with an oud player from the Middle East and work together to create new hybrids of interesting artistic performances.
The Pop category will include Instrumental Ensemble, Song Writer and Vocal Solo. Songwriters from around the globe will submit their works for the musicians to perform at The 2020 ArtsGames. The judges of these three events include music publishers, producers and songwriters successful in placing and choosing hit songs.