Competitions

REGULATIONS FOR THE GUITAR COMPETITIONS

The Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni organizes during the 6th International Guitar Festival in Thessaloniki a Guitar Competition.

In the First (A’) Category the right of participation have those contestants born after 1 January 2009. In the second (B’) category the right of participation have those contestants born after 1 January 2006. In the third (C’) category the right of participation have those contestants born after 1 January 2000. The fourth (D’) category will be conducted without an age limit. The contest will be conducted as follows:

A’ Category to 10 years old (those born after 1 January 2009 onwards)

Free program of maximum duration 7 minutes

Awards of A’ Category:

The first three prizes will have a free participation in the next edition of the festival and music accesories sponsored by CarbonORnylon

B’ Category to 13 years old (those born after 1 January 2006 onwards)

Free program of maximum duration 12 minutes

Awards of B’ Category:

  1. A guitar worth 220 Euro , Recital in the field of competition and music accesories sponsored by CarbonORnylon
  2. Musical items and music accessories sponsored by CarbonORnylon
  3. Musical items and music accessories sponsored by CarbonORnylon

C’ Category to 19 years old (those born after 1 January 2000 onwards)

PRELIMINARY PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 10 minutes

FINAL PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 17 minutes

Awards of C’ Category:

  1. Invitation for a recital at the International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki 2020 and a professional video production and photoshooting by Giorgos Tserkezis
  2. Free participation at the next edition of the festival and music books
  3. Free participation at the next edition of the festival and music books

D’ Category No age limit 

PRELIMINARY PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 15 minutes

FINAL PHASE:

Free program of maximum duration 25 minutes

Awards of D’ Category:

1. Handmade guitar valued 8000€, a professional video production and photoshooting by Giorgos Tserkezis, Recital at Municipal Conservatory of Lamia, Recital at Municipal  Conservatory of Kavala, Recital at the 7th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki

2. CarbonORnylon Classical Guitar Carbon Flightcase with Secure-Motion (valued 950€), a professional video production and photoshooting by Giorgos Tserkezis, free participation in the next edition of the festival

3. Prize money 200€, free participation in the next edition of the festival

  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 5th May 2019.
  3. The order of appearance of the contestants in all categories will be determined by lottery which will be held on Saturday 4th May 2019 before the competition starts.
  4. The contestants must send the application form until the 28th of April 2019. The registration fee is 60 Euro (sixty) for the fourth (D’) category, 40 Euro for the third (C’) Category and 20 Euro for the other categories.

The registration application must be sent in the following address until the 28th of April 2019:

6th 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 6th 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 6th 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 5th May 2019. 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 6th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki will be held in Thessaloniki from 2 to 5 May 2019.

6th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI

REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni organizes during the 6th Guitar Festival in Thessaloniki the Competition of Composition for six-string guitar. The aim of that competition is to augment the modern repertory of the guitar.

  1. The competition of composition for the year 2019 requests one solo piece for classical guitar which not lasts less than four (4) minutes and no more than seven (7). The composition could be the motto of the competition. In that case, it could be used in all the activities of the 6th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki. The compositions which will be submitted, should not have been published or played in any other public concert, recital and should not have been reproduced or posted in social networks or other mass media before the ceremony of the festival. The compositions should be written for a six-string solo guitar.
  2. The competition is open to all composers regardless the nationality or the age. Every composer can participate with more than one pieces. As far as the participation is concerned the competitor shall send to the competition: a) 8 copies of the sheet music. These, should not contain any information or reference which could allow the identification of the writer. Each copy should have prominently the name of the piece and its duration. b) a recording of the piece ( 2 copies) with the selected name in English as a title, as a digital file or CD-ROM. This file must be sent with the sheet music. c) A closed envelop, with the same name as the sheet music, with the following form of application, properly completed and signed in the correct points with : a name, surname, clear address (phone number, fax, e-mail) signed declaration that the composition is not published and a phone number for any communication after the end of the festival.

-2 recently photos of the competitor, which should be signed at the back

-A curriculum vitae

-A copy of the receipt of the entry fees

The participation must be sent in the following address until the 1st of April 2019:

6th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI

Fotis Koutsothodoros

Vassileos Georgiou 26, Thessaloniki 54640 (Greece)

In any case, the date that is referred in the postal stamp will be considered as the date of the sending. The omission to observe the regulations which have been published above, may lead to the exclusion of the competitor from the festival. All the written material should be indicated with readable capital letters and in one of the formal languages of the contest (English, Greek).

  1. The registration fee for the contest is 30(thirty) Euro for the first play, whereas for the other opus which will be sent by the same composer the cost will be 20(twenty) Euro for each composition. (Every composer can send more than one composition in the contest).

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 for the 6th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki (Composition Competition)

The fee cannot be paid back.

  1. One international jury which consists of 5 (five) members at least whose names will be announced by the organizers, will be authorized to choose maximum 6 compositions for the award. The pieces which will be chosen, will be played by the guitarist and the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki Mr. Fotis Koutsothodoros at 3rd of April 2019. The winner will be announced at 5th of May 2019.

The music piece which will win, will be awarded with 500 (five hundred) Euro. The first award cannot be divided. The winning composition will be published. The winning piece will be performed in the presence of the composer during the 6th Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki and is going to be attended by artists, teachers, contestants in the guitar and specialized magazines. If there are any other prizes apart from those listed, they will be awarded during the ceremony.

  1. The jury has the right not to accord or to accord the award. The decision of the jury is definite.
  2. The composers who wish to take back the copies of the composition that they have sent (one copy will stay in the records of the organizing committee) have to fully undertake the costs to send them.
  3. The application for participation in the contest, confirms that the contestants accept highly all the rules and regulations set at this present sheet.
  4. In case of any disagreement or difference of opinion on the regulations, the only valid text will be the present announcement written in Greek and completed with 8 (eight) paragraphs/sections (competent authority: the courts of Thessaloniki, Greece).

For information apply to the:

Tel: 00302314014325, Mob: 00306974992324

www.igft.gr | www.fotisguitar.com

info@igft.gr | info@fotisguitar.com

The 6th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki will be held in Thessaloniki from 2 to 5 May 2019