III INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO"

(Martha Argerich Edition)

  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    "CITY OF VIGO"

Rules

 

RULES OF THE III INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO"

(MARTHA ARGERICH EDITION) 

 

1) The Classical Music Association of Galicia (AMCG) organizes the II International Piano Competition "Cidade de Vigo", which will be held in the "Martín Códax" hall of the Superior Music Conservatory of Vigo (Calle Manuel Olivié, 23), from April 16th till April 20th, 2019. 

2) The contestants must be present at the presentation and at the draw, which will be public. In case that a participant can not be at the draw, must send to our organization a sworn statement or proof explaining the reasons, and our organization will decide if that is possible. 

The order of performance of the contestants will be maintained in subsequent rounds. The calendar of competition will be the following:

  • April 15th at 20:30 pm: Ceremony and opening concert of the competition
  • April 16th at 9:00: Reception of participants and draw.
  • April 16th at 12:00: First Round
  • April 17th at 12:00: First round.
  • April 18th at 12:00: First round
  • April 19th at 11:00: Semifinal
  • April 20th at 17:00 : Final, deliberation of the award ceremony

3) Pianists of any nationality, WITHOUT AGE LIMIT, can participate in the competition. 

4) Pianists who would like to participate in our competition, must preregister through our website (pre-registration form) and attach their biography in english language (only in PDF format) and a video recording of a maximum of 10 minutes (solo piano) through an unique Youtube video link (of the best quality as possible). The program of the recording will be of free choice.The deadline for this pre-registration ends on January 10th, 2019 at 23.59 PM. Once pre-registered, participant should receive inmediatly after an automatic mail of confirmation and plus in screen after sending it, should be writen: "Thank you, you submission has been received" . If anyone will not get that mail of confirmation once registered or eill not see that phrase in screen, please contact the organization at amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com

The jury of the preselection is composed by professionals of renowned trajectory: Pablo Galdo (Spain), Natalia Trull (Russia), Imre Rohmann (Hungary), Elmar Gasanov (Russia), Constantin Sandu (Romania), Jitka Frankova (Czech Republic), Ernest So (USA), Igor Petrin (Russia), Efrain González (Mexico), Gökhan Aybulus (Turkey).

5) On February 5th, 2019 the pre-registered participants will be informed about the ones who are selected. To confirm the registration, those selected must fill in the formulary through our website: www.vigopianocompetition.com, and make a transfer of payment fee till February 8th to the following account number, specifying its name along with the transfer: Classical Music Association of Galicia: Bank: NCG / IBAN ES25 2080 5058 9830 4003 4453 / SWIFT- BIC: CAGLESMMXXX. You can also make the payment through the following paypal account: amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com. The trasfer comission fees or extra fees must be payed by the participant registered. The exact amount of the payment fee will be will be communicated to selected participants through e-mail.

In case any of the selected ones does not make the payment, the next participant will be called from the reservation list. Once the payment is made, the amount will be not refunded in any case.

6) The jury will be composed by 5 members of recognized career: Martha Argerich (Argentina), Nelson Freire (Brazil), Pablo Galdo (Spain), Sergio Tiempo (Venezuela), Tamás Vásáry (Hungary).Their decisions will be published on the web www.vigopianocompetition.com. The jury is not obliged to grant all the prizes and its decisions will be unappealable.The prizes are subject to corresponding retention according to the current law.

7) The organization will be allowed to record and broadcast live all the rounds of the contestants, and will have all the the rights over those recordings. 

8) In case of translation mistake on the rules of competition, the Spanish translation will be considered as the official one. 

9) The Organizing Committee will solve all those situations not written down at the general rules. 

10) The registration implies the total acceptance of the rules of the Competition. 

11) The Competition will have First round, Semifinal and Final

12) The Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal data (LOPD). The personal data (including photographs, identity documents and images) that the contestants will submit, will be incorporated into a file owned by the Association of classical music of Galicia. According to the LOPD, the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition can be made by any participant, writing an e mail to the Association of classical music of Galicia: amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com or to asociacionmusicaclasica@gmail.com 

13) DETAILS REGARDING THE PROGRAM AND DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE COMPETITION

  • The interpretation of own compositions will not be allowed
  • The repetition of the same work in different phases of the contest will not be accepted
  • The interpretation of alone movements (sonatas, suites ...) will not be allowed
  • All the works will be interpreted by memory, except the Galician composer's work (not obligatory), which can also be interpreted with score.
  • Participants must also provide 3 copies of scores by unknown or contemporary authors. In case of not bringing them, they could be disqualified
  • The program is of free choice, and no piece is obligatory, being optional to perform the pieces required in order to opt to the best performer of a Spanish composer, best performer of a female composer, best performer of the Galician composer, and best performer of a work by J. S.Bach
  • To be eligible for the Bach prize, the composer's original works must be performed, and not transcriptions
  • It is not allowed to repeat the same work during different rounds of the competition (with the exception of one of the pre-selection video)
  • Performances of contestants will not be stopped during any round of the competition, unless they exceed the maximum time allowed
  • The number of contestants selected to take part into the competition, will be decided by the artistic comitee 
  • Members of the preselection jury or main jury are not allowed to vote for their own students or friends

      YOUTUBE RECORDING:

  • An unique link of YouTube must be sent for the preselection, and it must be a video recording, not audio solo
  • It is not necessary that recording is made exclusively for this competition, but it can be a recording that participants already had before
  • In the titles or information of youtube video, must appear the name of the piece/s performed by participant
  • In the YouTube recording, several works can be presented, even performed on different dates, but only of solo piano
  • Only for the youtube recording alone movements are allowed, but it is preferable entire pieces
  • If movements or pieces of the same work are played in the recording, edited cuts between them are not allowed
  • The program presented in the YouTube recording, can also be performed during any round of the competition
  • It is recommended that recording will be of a good quality, and live performances are allowed
  • Cuts or edits of the video, in order to correct errors, are not allowed.
  • The registration of participants presenting a recording that exceeds the time required (10 minutes) will not be valid. In this case, the organization will not be obliged to inform the contestant about this circumstance.

14) During competition, it will be forbidden to talk or to have contact with the member of the jury, which could be a reason to be disqualified 

15) Underage contestants must send a signed and scanned authorization from the parents or legal guardian, assuming any responsibility of their participation in it. 

16) Organization will provide 40 rooms with piano for the practise of participants from April 16th, frist day of competition. Practice rooms will be available for the practice of participants from April 16th, first day of competition. The rooms will be FREE OF CHARGE during all the rounds of the competition. 

17) We have a hotel that will make a special price for the participants enrolled in our competition. Prizes are 35 euros per person in single room, and 27 euro per person in a double room shared with another participant, (54 euro the total prize of double room), both with breakfast included. Those who are interested, should send an e mail to reservas@hotel3luces.com, writing that are participants of our competition.

18) To arrive to Vigo, there are 4 international airports nearby: Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Porto and Coruña. There is another possibility to arrive here, first traveling from Madrid or Barcelona and later on coming to one of the airports listed above (It takes 50 minutes) 

19) The official piano of the contest will be a Grand Piano Shigeru Kawai, of a great quality

 

PROGRAM 

  • First round: Performance of a maximum duration of 8 minutes, of one or several works of free choice. 
  • Semifinal: (maximum 20 participants): Performance of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, of one or several works of free choice. 
  • Final: (5 participants). Recital of an approximate duration of 30 minutes, of one or several works of free choice.

    * Once the program is sent, you can only make variations until February 15th.

 

PRIZES

The Jury may award the following prizes:

FIRST PRIZE : 4.660 euro, concerts, video production and diploma, distributed as follows:

  • 3000 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Concert in New York during season 19/20
  • Concert in Vigo during season 19/20
  • Concert in Lugo during season 19/20
  • Concert in A Coruña during season 19/20
  • Concert in Málaga during season 19/20
  • Concert in Pontevedra during season 19/20
  • Concert in Gijón during season 19/20
  • Professional video production in HD with at least 4 cameras and high quality sound
  • 1000 euro to participate in Costa Rica Festival 
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro 

SECOND PRIZE "DOS ACORDES": 3410 euro, concerts, video production and diploma, distributed as follows:  

  • 2000 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Concert in Valencia during season 19/20
  • Concert in Monforte de Lemos during season 19/20
  • Concert in Málaga suring season 19/20 or season 20/21
  • Professional video production in HD with at least 4 cameras and high quality sound
  • 750 euro to participate in Costa Rica Festival
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

THIRD PRIZE "JUAN MONTES": € 2160 euro and diploma, distributed as follows 

  • 1000 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Professional video production in HD with at least 4 cameras and high quality sound
  • 500 euro to participate in Costa Rica Festival
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

PRIZE TO FINALISTS: AWARDED FOR THE LABEL TO ONE OF THE FINALISTS: 660 euro and video production

  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Professional video production in HD with at least 4 cameras and high quality sound
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

"ROSA SABATER" AWARD: TO THE BEST SPANISH PIANIST: 910 euro and diploma. 

  • 250 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

"PEPITO ARRIOLA" AWARD: TO THE BEST GALICIAN PIANIST: 910 euro and diploma 

  • 250 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

"CRISÓSTOMO ARRIAGA" AWARD: TO THE BEST COMPETITOR UNDER 20 YEARS OLD: 910 euro and diploma.

  • 250 euro  
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

SPECIAL PRIZE OF PUBLIC "MARTÍN CÓDAX": TO THE FAVORITE PERFORMER OF THE FINAL ACCORDING TO VOTATION OF PUBLIC: 660 euro and diploma. 

  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

"BACH" AWARD: TO THE THE BEST PERFORMER OF A WORK BY J. S. BACH: 910 euro and diploma 

  • 250,55 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

"MARCIAL DEL ADALID" AWARD: TO THE BEST PERFORMER OF A COMPOSITION BY A SPANISH COMPOSER: Minimum of 910 euro and diploma 

  • A piano bech "Hidrau model", which value is 400 euros 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

SPECIAL PRIZE "TAMÁS VÁSÁRY": TO THE FAVORITE PERFORMER OF MAESTRO VÁSÁRY: 660 euro, concerto with the Zoltán Kodály Orchestra and diploma

  • Concert/s with the ̈Zoltán Kodály world young orchestra of Budapest ̈, conducted by maestro Vásáry 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 digital platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

ANDRES GAOS "AWARD: TO THE BEST PERFORMER OF A COMPOSITION BY GALICIAN COMPOSER . (IN THIS EDITION COMPOSER IS SAÚL CHAPELA): 910 euro and diploma The piece can be seen at the following link: HERE. You can also download it in PDF: Download (NOT OBLIGATORY PIECE). Notes to the program of composition HERE 

  • 250 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  
  • A meeting with the composer Saúl Chapela

"ROSALIA DE CASTRO" AWARD: TO THE BEST PERFORMER OF A WORK OF A WOMAN COMPOSER: Minimum of 810 euro and diploma 

  • Minimum of 250 euro 
  • 500 euro for the recording of a CD through the Studio Recording Bruar, with distribution through 81 platforms
  • Set of scores by Galician composers, awarded by "Dos Acordes", valued in 60 euro  

PRIZE TO SEMIFINALISTS: TO ALL THOSE PARTICIPANTS THAT PASS TO SEMIFINALS AND DIDN ́T GET A PRIZE:160 euros and diploma 

 

  • Set of scores of Galician composers, awarded by ̈ "Dos acordes", valued in 60 euro

PRIZE FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE NOT PASSING TO SEMIFINALS: TO THOSE PARTICIPANTS THAT THE JUDGES CONSIDER THAT HIGHLIGHT SPECIALLY AND DIDN’T PASS TO THE SEMIFINAL: 

 

  • Set of scores of Galician composers, awarded by "Dos acordes", valued in 60 euro 

 

Some of the prizes could be shared and the jury is not obliged to grant all the prizes, being their decisions unappealable. During the Closing Ceremony the winners must collect their award personally, must take the official photo , and must perform some piece in the final act , in case that it will be required to them. If they will not do it, their prizes could be revoked. They must also perform at least one work. The CD recording prize, is not cumulative in case that some of the participants will get more than one prize. 

 

 

CALENDAR

 

  • From November 1st to January 10th: pre-registration period and deadline for receipt of pre inscription applications .
  • From January 10th till February 1st at 23.59 p.m.: Deliberation of the preselection jury
  • February 2nd, organization will communicate to candidates the ones who are selected 
  • From February 2nd till January 8th: Inscription and payment period for the selected participants
  • April 15th at 20.30: Inaugural Concert
  • April 16th at 9.00 Reception of contestants and draft at the "Martín Codax" Auditorium of the Higuer Conservatory of Music of Vigo.
  • April 16th at 12.00: First Round
  • April 17th at 12:00: First Round
  • April 18th at 12:00: First Round
  • April 19th at 11:00: Semifinal
  • April 20th at 17:00 : Final         

(AMCG) Classical Music Association Galicia - Information: Telephone number +34 651109095 - info@vigopianocompetition.com / amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

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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