Competitions

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 pieces 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

 

 

5th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI

REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni organizes during the 5th 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 2018 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 5th 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 19th of February 2018 :

5th 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 4th 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 after the 1st of Janruary 2018, 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 12nd April 2018. The winner will be announced at 15th of April 2018

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

 

 

5th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI

REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPETITION OF ARRANGEMENT OR TRANSCRIPTION

The Thessaloniki Conservatories Board of Alumni organizes during the 5th International Guitar Festival in Thessaloniki, the Competition of Arrangement or Transcription for guitar. Defined as arrangement for a classical guitar the elaboration of a melody, of a song or whatever motto or no of a piece, and as transcription the transfer of a piece written for another instrument or a group of instruments for the guitar. The aim of that competition is to augment the modern repertory of the classical guitar.

  1. The competition of arrangement or transcription for the year 2018 requests one arrangement or transcription for guitar of one play written for another instrument, a group of instruments or an orchestra despite the time or the style which not lasts less than five (5) minutes and no more than ten (10). The arrangement or the transcription could be the motto of the competition. In that case, it could be used in all the activities of the 5th International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki. The arrangements or the transcriptions 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 arrangements or the transcriptions should be written for a six-string solo guitar.
  2. The competition is open to all competitors regardless the nationality or the age. As far as the participation is concerned the competitor shall send to the competition: a) 8 copies of the sheet music and 1 (one) copy of the original piece that the competitor used as a base. These, should not contain any information or reference which could allow the identification of the competitor. Each copy should have prominently the name of the piece and its duration. b) 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 piece 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 envelop must be sent in the following address until the 19th of February 2018:

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 piece, whereas for the other opus which will be sent by the same competitor the cost will be 20(twenty) Euro for each piece. (Every competitor can send more than one opus/compositions 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

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 after the 1st of January 2018, will be authorized to choose maximum 3 pieces for the award. The three pieces which will be chosen, will be played by the guitarist and the Artistic Director of International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki Mr. Fotis Koutsothodoros at 12th April 2018. The winner will be announced at 15 April 2018.

The music piece which will win, will be awarded with 300(Three hundred) Euro. The winning piece will be published. The winning piece will be performed in the presence of the composer during the 5th International 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 competitor who wish to take back the copies of the work 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:

International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki

Tel: 2314014325, Mob: 6974992324

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

5th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI