VI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO - GALICIA"

(Radu Lupu Edition)

15th to 16th of October, 2022

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  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    "CITY OF VIGO"

Rules

RULES OF THE VI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION GALICIA-CIUDAD DE VIGO"

(Radu Lupu Edition)

 

1. The Galician Classical Music Association (AMCG) organizes the VI International Piano Competition "Galicia-Ciudad de Vigo", whose semifinal and final will be held on October 15th and 16th, 2022, and whose first round will be online.

 

2. The competition schedule will be as follows:

• From June 23th to September 10th: Registration

• From September 6th to 13th: First round (video recording)

• September 14th: Announcement of semifinalists who will be able to participate in Vigo

• October 15th from 10.00: Semifinal

• October 16th at 17:00 : Final, jury deliberation and awards ceremony

 

3. Pianists of any nationality, WITHOUT AGE LIMIT, are allowed participate in the competition.

 

4. To participate in our competition, candidates must register through our website, www.vigopianocompetition.com, attaching: Biography in English (in PDF format), a photo, a video recording through a single link from Youtube (max 15 min), and proof of payment. The deadline to register ends on September 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Spanish time). When registering, the participant must receive an automatic confirmation email and on his/her screen, once she sends the form, the following phrase must appear: "Thank you, your submission has been received". If you have not received this email, please contact the organization at the following email: info@vigopianocompetition.com

 

5. The registration fee will be 140 euros. If participants register before September 1st, the fee will be 100 euros. The transfer will be made to the following account number, specifying your name along with the transfer: Galician Classical Music Association: Bank: NCG / IBAN ES25 2080 5058 9830 4003 4453 / SWIFT-BIC: CAGLESMMXXX. They can also make the payment through this Paypal account: amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com. Management fees and commissions will be borne by the participant, including those of Paypal.

Once the payment of the registration fee has been made, the amount will not be refunded in any case.

6. The jury for the contest in Vigo will be made up of members of recognized trajectory. The jury is not obliged to award all the prizes and its decisions will be final. The prizes will be subject to the corresponding withholdings according to current law.

 

7. The contest will be able to record and retransmit all the tests of the competition, and exercise the recording rights.

 

8. In case of a translation error in the bases, the Spanish regulation will be taken as official ones.

 

9. The Organizing Committee may resolve or determine all those situations not contemplated in these rules.

 

10. Some of the prizes could be shared and the jury is not obliged to award all the prizes, their decisions being final.

 

11. The inscription supposes the total acceptance of the bases of the competition.

 

12. The competition will consist of a First round (video recording), Semifinal and Final (face-to-face).

 

13. Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data (LOPD). The personal data (including photographs, identity documents and images) that the contestants send, will be incorporated into a file owned by the Galician Classical Music Association, being used solely for the purposes of the Association's activity. In accordance with the LOPD, the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition may be exercised by writing an email to the Galician Classical Music Association, amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com or associationmusicaclasica@gmail.com.

 

14. DETAILS REGARDING THE PROGRAM, YOUTUBE RECORDING AND THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE CONTEST

• The interpretation of own compositions will not be allowed.

• The repetition of the same work in different rounds of the competition will not be accepted

• The interpretation of solo movements (sonatas, suites made up of works within... etc) will be allowed.

• The program is of free choice

• The performance of the contestants will not be cut during any round of the competition, unless they exceed the maximum time allowed.

• No member of the pre-selection jury or main jury may vote for their students, relatives, friends or “enemies”.

• Participants must present their passport on the day the semi-final begins.

• All participants will be able to try out the piano of the competition before their performance.

• The winners have the obligation to collect their prizes personally at the closing ceremony and awards ceremony. Also, they must remain for the official photos that the organization, as well as be present in the interviews and press photos, before and after the final. If not, the award could be revoked.

• All the participants of our competition, as well as the winners of prizes or Honorable Mentions, in case of mentioning the jury of the contest in social networks, digital and physical media (magazines, press…etc), must mention each of its members. In opposite case, their prizes could be revoked.

• All participants will have free access to the competition acts, including the final

 

YOUTUBE RECORDING:

• Only 1 YouTube link should be sent, and it must be video (not audio only), without editing.

• It is not necessary to make a recording exclusively for the competition, but it can be a recording that they had already made previously, with a maximum of 2 years old.

• In the YouTube recording, one or several works performed on different dates can be performed

• Solo movements can be sent

• The program presented in the YouTube recording can also be performed during the semifinal or final.

• It is recommended that the recording be of good quality. Recordings of live performances are also allowed.

• Neither cutting nor editing of videos intended to correct errors is allowed.

 

14 During the competition it is totally forbidden to maintain contact or speak with the members of the jury.

 

15 Before the competition, sporadic "online" lessons with any of the members of the jury will be allowed. However, contact by social networks, e-mail, telephone...etc with any of them, before the competition, will not be allowed. This could be a reason for exclusion.

16 Serious disrespect to the organization or any member of it, as well as breaking any of the rules of these rules, could be grounds for exclusion.

 

17 Underage Participants must send a signed and scanned authorization from the father, mother or guardian, assuming any responsibility arising from their participation in it.

 

18 Several classrooms will be available for the practise of the participants from October 15th, the day of the semifinal. The classrooms will be FREE to use during all rounds of the competition.

 

19 There is a hotel that will have a special price for the participants registered at the competition: 45 euros per person in a single room, and 33 euros per person in a double room shared with another contestant (66 euros for the total of the double room), both prices with  breakfast included. Those interested in making a reservation must send an email reservas@hotel3luces.com and say that they are participants in our Contest.

 

20 To get to Vigo, there are 4 nearby international airports: Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Porto and A Coruña. Another possible combination would be to arrive in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and take another flight to one of the 4 previously mentioned airports. To get to Vigo from any airport, there are various combinations of buses, trains or even apps like Blablacar or Amovens.

 

21 The official piano of the contest will be a Shigeru Kawai grand piano, of great quality

 

PROGRAM

 

• First round: Video recording between 10-15 minutes, consisting of one or several works of free choice.

• Semifinal: Performance of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, composed of one or several works of free choice.

• Final: Recital lasting approximately 30 minutes, composed of one or several works of free choice. Once the program has been sent, variations of it can only be made until September 5, 2022

 

AWARDS

The Jury may award the following prizes:

FIRST PRIZE :

 

• 2500 euros and diploma

• Concerts in Spain

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in Croatia, and direct entry to the final of the Loop Competition, both in 2023

 

SECOND PRIZE “TWO ACORDES”:

• 1800 euros and diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in Croatia, and direct entry to the final of the Loop Competition, both in 2023

 

 THIRD PRIZE "JUAN MONTES":

• 1000 euros and diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in Croatia, and direct entry to the final of the Loop Competition, both in 2023

 

 FOURTH PRIZE "JUAN MONTES":

• 500 euros and diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in Croatia, and direct entry to the final of the Loop Competition, both in 2023

 

“ROSA SABATER” AWARD: FOR THE BEST SPANISH PIANIST:

• 100 euros and diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

 “PEPITO ARRIOLA” AWARD: TO THE BEST GALICIAN PIANIST:

• 100 euros and diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

 “CRISÓSTOMO ARRIAGA” AWARD: FOR THE BEST CONTESTANT UNDER 20 YEARS OLD:

• Diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 SPECIAL PUBLIC AWARD “MARTíN CÓDAX”, TO THE MOST VOTED PARTICIPANT IN THE FINAL:

• Diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

“BACH” AWARD: FOR THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK BY J.S. BACH

• Diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

“MARCIAL DEL ADALID” AWARD: FOR THE BEST PERFORMER OF A WORK BY A SPANISH COMPOSER:

 

• 100 euros

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

“ANDRÉS GAOS” AWARD: TO THE BEST PERFORMER OF A WORK BY A GALICIAN COMPOSER. (IN THIS EDITION MANUEL COMESAÑA) 550 euros and diploma/ The work can be heard at the following link: click here. You can also download it in PDF: Download Work (WORK NOT MANDATORY).

• 100 euros

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

“ROSALÍA DE CASTRO” AWARD: FOR THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK BY A WOMAN COMPOSER.

• Diploma

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

A MAXIMUM OF 5 HONORABLE MENTIONS: FOR THOSE PARTICIPANTS WHO THE JURY CONSIDERS HAVE SPECIALLY STAND OUT AND HAVE NOT PASSED TO THE SEMIFINAL

• Diploma of honor

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

AWARD TO THE SEMIFINALISTS: TO ALL THOSE PARTICIPANTS WHO PASS TO THE SEMIFINAL.

• 120 euros to participate in the Loop Piano Festival in 2023

 

Inscription

International Piano Competition "City of Vigo"

The Galician Classical Music Association (AMCG) organizes the I International Piano Competition "City of Vigo".

Take place in:

Rúa de Manuel Olivié, 23, 36203 Vigo, Pontevedra

+34 651 109 095
info@vigopianocompetition.com