„Musical Aquarelle – 2018” regulations

Muzikos idėjos

VI International competition of chamber ensembles „Musical Aquarelle –2018”

Anykščiai music school
March 7-11, 2018

REGULATIONS

I. Purpose.

International competition of chamber ensembles “Musical Aquarelle –2018” will take place on March 7-11 at Anykščiai music school. This competition gives an opportunity for young musicians to reveal their performing capabilities in chamber music also experience participating in international competition and diversity of performances.

We are glad to welcome pupils and students of all specialities. The main requirement – at least one wind instrument in the ensemble. Other instruments are free of choise. The group of ensemble is determined by the oldest member in it. Programme is free although one classic piece is desirable. Five groups of level A three groups of level B and Junior group will be awarded separately.

II. Structure of the competition
All ensembles are divided into six groups and two categories. Age range depends on November 30, 2017 (how old is the oldest participant on that day). Students from Academies of music, Gymnasiums, Conservatoires can participate in I, II, III groups of category A. Group IV-V is for students only. Category B is for pupils of schools of additional music education only. Possible illustrator in ensembles: trio -quartet one illustrator, quintet – sextet and bigger… two illustrators.

      Junior  Group younger than 10 years

  1. Group 10, 11, 12 years old; Category A; B
  2. Group 13, 14, 15 years old; Category A; B
  3. Group 16, 17, 18 years old; Category A; B
  4. Group 19, 20, 21 years old; Category A
  5. Group 22, 23, 24, 25 years old; Category A

 

III. Timetable of the competition
Comprehensive timetable will be announced few weeks before the event at the www.muzikosidejos.lt .

IV. Criteria
Performance will be assessed according to four criteria:

  1. Musicianship –artistry;
  2. Interpretation of piece, program selection;
  3. Technique, intonation, mastership;
  4. Ensemble

The staff of international jury will be announced on the first day of the competition.
The jury will have at least four members. The system of value consists of 25 points. The decisions of the Jury shall be final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.

V. Awards
The winners of international competition of chamber music “Musical Aquarelle-2018” of all groups will be awarded with diploma (I, II, III places) and special prizes for each ensemble member. Teachers of the winners will be awarded, too.

The best musicians of this contest will be invited to participate in XIV international art festival “Druskininkai Summer With M. K. Čiurlionis”.

One of all category A chamber ensemble winners of will be granted with GRAND PRIX and monetary prize.

One of all category B chamber ensemble winners of will be granted with GRAND PRIX and monetary prize.

Category A GRAND PRIX 500 EURO

Category B GRAND PRIX 300 EURO

VI. Entry fee
Entry fee of International competition of chamber music “Musical Aquarelle-2018” is 25 EUR per each ensemble member. If the musician plays in few ensembles, for the first one he pays 25 eur, for other ones he pays 10 EUR. Accommodation and catering expenses are not included. Additional information will be given by the time of registration.

The fee has to be transferred into the following account:
LT 077300010092086880 Muzikų centras „Muzikos idėjos“. Bank Code: 73000; swift Code HABALT22.

VII. Documents:
The following documents are required to be submitted by each prospective participant:

    1. Filled in entry form;
    2. Bank receipt;
    3. Copy of the document, confirming the date of birth of the participant;
    4. Deadline of registration to the competition “Musical Aquarelle-2018” is 2018.01.20.
    5. Documents have to be sent by regular mail or e-mail to the address:

muzikineakvarele@gmail.com

VIII. Programme for Category A and B:
Junior group                               two pieces of different characters     3 – 4 min.
Group 1 Category A B                   two pieces of different characters     4 – 5 min.
Group 2 Category A B                   two pieces of different characters   6 – 7 min.
Group 3 Category A B                   two pieces of different characters   8 – 9 min.
Group 4 Category A –                    two pieces of different characters     10 – 12 min.
Group 5 Category A –                    two pieces of different characters     14 -15 min.

IX. Organization of the competition
 Association Center of Musicians “Muzikos idėjos”, Anykščiai music school.