Guitar competition

REGULATIONS FOR THE GUITAR COMPETITIONS

The Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni organizes during the 5th International Guitar Festival in Thessaloniki a Guitar Competition.

In the First (A’) Category the right of participation have those contestants born after 14 April 2005. In the second (B’) category the right of participation have those contestants born after 14 April 1999. The third (C’) category is conducted without age limit. The contest will be conducted in two phases according to:

A’ Category to 13 years old (those born after 14th April 2005 onwards)

PRELIMINARY PHASE: As obligatory one of the following pieces by M. Carcassi: : 14, 18, 19, 20, 23 (ed.Suvini Zerboni )*

Free program

(Maximum duration of the preliminary phase is 7 minutes)

FINAL PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 10 minutes

Awards of A’ Category:

  1. A guitar worth 220 Euro , Recital in the field of competition
  2. Musical items
  3. Musical items

B’ Category to 19 years old (those born after 14th April 1999 onwards)

PRELIMINARY PHASE:

As obligatory one of the following etudes by F. Sor : 9, 10, 11,12, 17, 20 (ed.A. Segovia)*

Free program

(Maximum duration of the preliminary phase is 10 minutes)

FINAL PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 15 minutes

Awards of B’ Category:

  1. A guitar worth 1500 Euro , Recital in the field of competition, Invitation for a Recital at the International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki 2019
  2. A guitar worth 350 Euro
  3. Music books

C’ Category without age limit

PRELIMINARY PHASE: As obligatory a choose of the following pieces by Fernando So Α) Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op.9 B) Grand Solo, Op.14 C) Introduction & Variations on “Marlbrough s’en va-t-en guerre”, Op.28 D) Fantaisie et variations sur un air écossais, Op.40 Free Program

(Maximum duration of the preliminary phase is 15 minutes)

FINAL PHASE:

Free program of 3 different music styles with maximum duration 30 minutes

Awards of C’ Category: 1. CarbonORnylon Classical Guitar Carbon Flightcase with Secure-Motion (valued 950€) Prize money 1500€ Recital at Municipal Conservatory of Lamia, Recital at Municipal Conservatory of Kavala, Recital at the 6th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki 2. Prize money 400 Euro and Musical Instruments 3. Prize money 200 Euro.

  1. The maximum duration of the program in all phases must be respected
  2. The winners will perform in the final concert of the festival on Sunday 15th April 2018.
  3. The order of appearance of the contestants in all categories will be determined by lottery which will be held on Saturday 14th April 2018 before the competition starts.
  4. The contestants must send the application form until the 2nd of April 2018. The registration fee is 60 Euro (sixty) for the third category and 30 Euro for the other categories.

The registration application must be sent in the following address until the 2nd of April 2018:

5th International Guitar festival of Thessaloniki

Vassileos Georgiou 26, Thessaloniki 54640 (Greece).

The payment will be conducted as it follows:

-Bank Transfer to: Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni IBAN : GR5301102100000021048025353 for the 5th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki

The fee cannot be paid back.

The competitors shall send the registration application either by post or by email to the festival’s addresses.

  1. The performance of the pieces can be done with or without the music sheets.
  2. The jury will consist of five members at least. The names of the members will be announced in the beginning of the contest. The jury is responsible for the settlement of any issue that may arise relating to the conduction of the competition. It has the right to interrupt the contestants after the expiration of the maximum duration or even earlier.
  3. The final decision, concerning the evaluation of the contestants by each member of the jury, is going to be secret both for the rest members of the jury and for the contestants. The final result will be formed by all the choices of the members of the jury: more specifically, first will be the one who will be selected as the first most of the times, second will be the one who will be selected as the second most of the times, etc. In the event of a tie, the final result will be determined by the average score given by the members of the jury. It has the right not only to omit any of the awards but also to divide them

-If a member of the jury is at the same time the teacher of one of the contestants he cannot participate in the voting of the specific guitarist.

-In the event of a tie, it will be another voting.

  1. The 5th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki has recording or filming rights of the contest and rights of using the material in any way. The

contestants cannot have any financial claim by the use of the recorded/filmed material.

  1. The contestants that will win must attend the ceremony on Sunday 15th April 2018. Otherwise, the prize or the praise will be canceled.

For information apply to the:

Tel: 00302314014325, Mob: 00306974992324

www.igft.gr | www.fotisguitar.com

info@igft.gr | info@fotisguitar.com

The 5th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki will be held in Thessaloniki from 11 to 15 April 2018