RULES


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Art. 1     The Cultural and Musical Association "EUTERPE" in cooperation with the Department of Culture,  Corato Municipal Town Council, indexes and organizes: The 21st  International Music Competition "EUTERPE" , which will be held from 15th   to 27th  October  2019  in the theatre of  Corato (Bari) Italy.

with the Sponsorship of:

Puglia Region “Department of Industry of Tourism and Culture”

FSC  -Europe

National Park “Alta Murgia”

Rotary Club International – Section of  Corato

Fondazione Cannillo  - Corato

European foundation for support of  Culture - Malta

Art. 2      The aim of the Competition is to promote both musical culture and music performance in order to encourage young students in their study of music, to search for young talent and to attract visitors to come to the beautiful Southern Region of Puglia in Italy.

            

Art. 3     The Competition is divided into 5 sections:

 

1. SOLOISTS  (Piano -  Strings – Singing- Accordion – Guitar – Wind Instruments)

2. PIANO 4 HANDS

3. CHAMBER MUSIC    from “Duo” on, all formations, with or without piano. (Max.  9 members)

4. CHOIR, ORCHESTRA and SIMILAR

5. STREET  BANDS

Art. 4      CATEGORIES and HEATS    Free choice of musical excerpt   

sSOLOISTS    

PIANO -  STRINGS  and  WIND Instruments         Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st   January   2011 on        Max   5 mins.

B           1st   January   2009 on        Max   7 mins.

C          1st   January   2007  on       Max   11 mins.

D          1st   January   2004  on       Max   13 mins.

E           1st   January   2001 on        Max   15 mins.

F           1st   January   1996 on        Max   20 mins.

G          No age limit.                            Max   30 mins.

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY.

ACCORDION and GUITAR           Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st   January   2007 on        Max   7  mins.

B           1st   January   2004 on        Max   11 mins.

C          1st   January   2000 on        Max   15  mins.

D          1st   January   1996  on       Max   20  mins.

E           No age limit.                            Max   30  mins.

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY

 SINGING        Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st   January   1996  on       Max   12  mins.

B           No age limit.                            Max   15  mins.

C          WHITE   VOICE   New Category

              C1   1st January    2009  on

              C2   1st January    2006  on

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY

PIANO FOUR HANDS         Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st January    2009  on        Max 5 mins.

B           1st  January   2006 on         Max 8 mins.

C          1st  January   2003  on        Max 12 mins.

D          SPECIAL DUO*                 Max 10 mins

              * New Category Young musicians (max 14 years old) with their teacher or a relative (min.  25 years old).

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY.

CHAMBER MUSIC  -   Including    PIANO FOUR HAND and TWO PIANOS 

Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st   January   2008  on       Max   11 mins.

B           1st   January   2005  on       Max   13 mins.

C          1st   January   2001 on        Max   15 mins.

D          1st   January   1996 on        Max   20 mins.

E           No age limit.                            Max   30 mins

F           SPECIAL DUO*                Max  10 mins.

            * New Category Young musicians (max 14 years old) with their teacher or a relative (min 25 years old).

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY.

CHOIRS  - ORCHESTRAS  - SIMILAR -  STREET BANDS                         Categories are age-defined for musicians born after:

A          1st   January   2004 on        Max   12 mins.

B           1st   January   1999 on        Max   15 mins.

C          No age limit.                            Max   20 mins

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY

N. B.    FOR SECTIONS 2, 3, 4, 5      THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE GROUP IS CONSIDERED.

Art. 5    The absolute winners of the previous edition may enroll in an advanced category.

Art. 6     Contestants may enroll in more than one section, but in only one category in each section.

Art. 7    Contestants may choose to enroll in an advanced category.

Art. 8      All competition heats are open to the public. The results are announced at the end of each category.

Art. 9    Candidates will  be called in alphabetic order, starting from the surname drawn by lot by the Organizing Committee the day before the Competition.

Candidates who arrive late will be allowed to participate at the Judges discretion. 

Art. 10    Candidates must exhibit their Personal Identification Document and two copies of scores of their chosen pieces to the Judges before the exam.

    REGISTRATION

Art. 11    All registration forms must be sent to the Association by   SEPTEMBER   21st  2019.

 (The postal date  is considered binding.) Candidates must include a copy of their Birth Certificate (or signed declaration thereof) and the Registration Fee made out to the

 “Associazione Culturale Musicale Euterpe”   Via Andria, 17  - 70033     Corato  (Ba) Italy.

Registration forms can also be sent by  e. mail to info@concorsoeuterpe.it 

by filling in the form at http://www.concorsoeuterpe.it/index.php/en/entry  Online Registration Fees must be paid by Credit Card .

ALL   INCOMPLETE   REGISTRATION  FORMS  ARE  CONSIDERED  “ NOT  VALID”

Art. 12     The official calendar of the competition will be published on October  1st  2019.

Candidates can telephone for information on 39-080- 5749352 or 39-3477169348 or 39-3203128622 ( by  SMS in English)  or can access the Competition website: www.concorsoeuterpe.it   or can write to   info@concorsoeuterpe.it

       REGISTRATION   FEE

Art. 13     The fee is not subject to refund  except in the case of cancellation of the Competition.

    Fees can be paid in ONE  of the following ways:

BANCA POPOLARE DI PUGLIA E BASILICATA             

IBAN      IT07 K0538541470000010999766      BIC/SWIFT   BPDMIT3BXXX

Or by Credit Card by filling in  the form on the website

Categories

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

PIANO/STRINGS/WIND

50,00

55,00

60,00

65,00

70,00

75,00

80,00

ACCORDION - GUITAR

50,00

55,00

60,00

70,00

80,00

SINGING

70,00

80,00

60,00

PIANO    4 Hands

40,00

45,00

50,00

50,00

Quota for component

CHAMBER   MUSIC

Quota for component   Max 4  quotas

40,00

45,00

50,00

55,00

60,00

50,00

ORCHESTRA - CHOIR

STREET  BANDS

10,00

11,00

12,00

Quota for component

THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES A DIGITALLY RECORDED CD OR DVD COPY OF EACH CANDIDATES PERFORMANCE EDITED BY AUDIONOVA  IMMAGINE SONORA -  MATERA.

 

Participants who require an accompanying piano must indicate this on the registration form and  pay  the following additional quota:

Categories

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

STRINGS

40,00

40,00

50,00

55,00

€  60,00

65,00

€  70,00

SINGING

60,00

70,00

50,00

ATTENTION

· FOR PARTICIPANTS REQUESTING THE ACCOMPANYING PIANIST, THE CHANGE OF PROGRAM AFTER THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

· ONE COPY (pdf)  OF  THE PIANO SCORE MUST BE  ATTACHED TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.  

ALL PARTICIPANTS, AT THEIR ARRIVAL TO THE THEATRE, HAVE TO REGISTER THEMSELVES TO THE SECRETARY AND GIVE TWO COPIES OF THEIR EXECUTION LIST .

   THE   JUDGES

Art. 14    The Panel, selected by members of the Organizing Committee, will be made up of teachers from the Conservatory, concert artists and famous musicians.  The Judges’ decisions are final; Judges can interrupt performances if and when they exceed the time limit (see Art. 4).

JUDGES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SUBMIT THEIR  STUDENTS.

    PRIZES

Art. 15    To the absolute winners of each category, the following Scholarships will be awarded:

Categories

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

PIANO

100,00

100,00

150,00

150,00

200,00

400,00

800,00 *

STRINGS

100,00

100,00

150,00

150,00

200,00

400,00

800,00 **

WIND

€  100,00

€  100,00

€  150,00

€  150,00

€  200,00

€  250,00

€  300,00

GUITAR

150,00

150,00

200,00

€  200,00

€ 400,00

ACCORDION

150,00

150,00

200,00

€  200,00

€ 400,00

SINGING

250,00

500,00

150,00

PF a  4 mani

100,00

150,00

200,00

200,00

CHAMBER  MUSIC

150,00

150,00

300,00

500,00

800,00

200,00

ORCHESTRA CHOIR

350,00

500,00

800,00

STREET BANDS

€  300,00

€  400,00

€  600,00

*    Prize “Franco Scarangella”    offered by Family Scarangella - Bari

**  Prize “Morena Mazzilli”        offered by Family Mazzilli - De Santis - Corato

N.B.       ALL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE MONEY IS SUBJECT TO TAX

      CONCERT  PRIZES                    will also be assigned:

1 Concert to the absolute winner of  Section 1 PIANO  cat. G

1 Concert to the absolute winner of  Section 1  STRINGS  cat. G

1 Concert to the absolute winner with the highest grade among :

  Section 1 ACCORDION   cat. E,  WIND  Instruments cat. G and GUITAR cat. E

1 Concert to the absolute winner of  Section 1  SINGING  cat. B

1 Concert to the absolute winner of Section 3 CHAMBER MUSIC  cat. E 

 

If  there are no  absolute winners in the above categories, the Concerts may be assigned to other First Prize winners at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

 CONCERT PRIZES ALSO INCLUDE THE REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES (ONLY WITHIN ITALY) ON THE PRESENTATION OF TICKETS.

    DIPLOMAS                   will be assigned:

score from 98 to 100       FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE    Diploma  and Medal.

score from 95 to 97          FIRST PRIZE                                Diploma and  Medal.

score from 90 to 94          SECOND  PRIZE                          Diploma and Medal.

score from 80 to 89          THIRD  PRIZE                                Diploma  and Medal.

score from 70 to 80          MERIT                                              Diploma and  Medal.

score under 70                   PARTICIPATION                        Diploma

        SPECIAL  PRIZES   FOR  TEACHER                         

                 

DIPLOMA of  HONOUR   will be awarded to the Best Teacher.

AN  OVERNIGHT STAY                WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TEACHER WHO  ENROLLS THE MOST PUPILS (at least 5)

MEDAL  “BEST  MUSIC TEACHER 2019”     assigned to the teacher with the most winning pupils.

 If the students’ total points are more than  700,  the teacher will receive an Apple  IPAD  

Art. 16    The winners will receive their prizes during the Closing Evening Ceremony, and only then, or risk losing the prize.  Other prizes may be collected in the Secretariat during the Competition itself.

First Absolute Prize winners and other First Prize winners selected by the Judges, will perform for free in full concert dress in the Gala Concerts  to be held on : 20th   October (Sections : Strings, Accordion, Singing, Chamber Music and Orchestra), 27th  October ( Piano, Piano four hands) .

THESE PERFORMANCES WILL BE RECORDED LIVE  ON CD OR DVD  

DURING THE FINAL CONCERT, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE  AWARDED:

 LIVE RECORDING PRIZE: Awarded by a panel made up of the Competition Artistic Director, the President and Musical Director of AUDIONOVA, Matera.

TROPHY “EUTERPE 2019”    A Picture by MARIA LUISA CIALDELLA (painter from Corato) Awarded by a panel made up of the President, Artistic director, Judges, journalists and 10 members of the public chosen on the night. 

 

Art. 17                    The competitors, while register  to the competition,  authorize the diffusion of the photographic, radio, television and recordings. Can not claim any funding from the organization or the transmitting agency.

ANYONE WHO DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE FILMING, HAVE TO NOTIFY AT THE MOMENT OF REGISTRATION.

Art. 18     The organizers reserve the right to make any changes deemed necessary to these rules.

Art. 19     The Musical Association “Euterpe” is not responsible for any unforeseen accidents  or damage that may occur to anybody  or anythings during the course of the Competition .

Art. 20      These rules are unconditionally binding.

Art. 21    All personal information and data given to the Musical Association Euterpe is strictly confidential in accordance with Italian Law (Art. 10 Law 675/96).