IV INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO"

(Nelson Freire Edition)

  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    "CITY OF VIGO"

Rules

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

(Nelson Freire Edition)

 

1) The Association of Classical Music of Galicia (AMCG) organizes the IV International Piano Competition "City of Vigo", which will be held in the "Martín Códax" auditorium of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Vigo (Calle Manuel Olivié, 23), from April 5 to 9, 2020.

2) The contestants must be present at the presentation and at the draw, which will be public. If they cannot present themselves to the raffle, they must send to our organization a sworn or justified statement scanned, explaining the reasons, and the organization will decide if this is possible.

The order of action of the contestants will be maintained in subsequent rounds. The competition calendar will be as follows:

  • From December 1st to February 1st: Registration and first pre-selection phase
  • From February 1st to 10th: Jury deliberations of preselection jury
  • From February 10th to 15th: Communication of the selected participants
  • From February 15th to 20th: Period to make the payment
  • April 4th at 20:30: Ceremony and concert opening concert
  • April 5th at 9:00: Reception of the participants and draw.
  • April 5th at 18:00: First Round
  • April 6th at 12:00: First round.
  • April 7th at 12:00: First round.
  • April 8th at 11:00: Semifinal
  • April 9th at 17:00: Final, jury deliberation and awards ceremony

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

4) To participate in our contest, candidates must register through our website (pre-registration form) and attach their biography in English (in PDF format), a photo, and a piano video recording of only a maximum of 15 minutes (solo piano), through a single YouTube video link (of the best quality as possible).  The deadline for such pre-registration ends on February 1st, 2020 at 23.59 PM. When registering, the contestant must receive an automatic e-mail of confirmation, once he submits the form, the following sentence must appear in his screen: "Thank you, your submission has been received". If you do not receive this email, please contact the organization at the following email: amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com

The jury of the pre-selection tests will be composed of professionals with a recognized career: Elmar Gasanov (Russia), Adrienne Hauser (Hungary), Gökhan Aybulus (Turkey), Sergey Kuznetsov (Russia), Eser Bilkeman (Turkey), Anna Saradjian (Armenia), and Claudio Carbó (Spain)

5) The pre-registration fee to participate in the first phase of the contest (pre-selection with video recording) will be free of charge. The deadline to register ends on February 1st must fullfill the registration form through our website: www.vigopianocompetition.com.From February 10th to 15th, 2020, we will notify to those who are finally selected to participate in the competition in Vigo, who must pay the remaining amount of the preregistration fee, amount which will be communicated in that e mail the selected participants .The transfer will be made to the following account number, specifying the name of participant at the subject of the transfer: Galician Classical Music Association: Bank: NCG / IBAN ES25 2080 5058 9830 4003 4453 / SWIFT-BIC: CAGLESMMXXX. You can also make the payment through this PayPal account: amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com. Fees and commissions will be paid by the participant, including the bank transfer and Paypal commission fees.

In case any of the selected participants does not make the payment in time (maximum till February 20th), organization will notify to the next participant of the reservation list. Once completed the payment, the amount will not be refunded under any circumstances.

6) The jury of the competition is compound by 5 members of recognized trajectory: 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 their decisions will be final. Prizes will be subject to the corresponding withholdings according to current law.

7) The competition organization is allowed record and broadcast all the rounds of the competition, and exercise all the recording rights.

8) In case of a translation mistake in the rules, the Spanish Regulation will be taken as official one

9) The Organizing Committee will solve all situations not witten down at the official rules.

10) Some of the prizes could be shared and the jury is not obliged to grant all the prizes, being its decisions unappealable.

11) Registration implies full acceptance of the rules of the competition.

12) The competition will consist of Pre-selection Phase, First Round, Semifinal and Final.

13) Organic Law 15/1999 on 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 Association of Classical Music of Galicia, being used only for purposes of the Association's activity. According to the LOPD, the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition may be exercised by any participant, by writing an email to the Galician Classical Music Association, amcg@musicaclasicagalicia.com or Asociacionmusicaclasica@gmail.com.

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

  • Interpretation of own compositions will not be allowed
  • The interpretation of individual movements (sonatas, suites ...) will be allowed
  • All works will be interpreted by memory, except the galician composer work (not obligatory), which can also be performed with score.
  • Participants must also provide 3 copies of scores in case that they perform unknown or contemporary authors. In case of not contributing them, they could be disqualified
  • The program is of free choice and none of the pieces 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 Bach's work
  • To be eligible for the Bach prize, the composer's original works must be performed, and not transcripts.
  • The repetition of the same work is not allowed during the different rounds of the competition (with the exception of pieces of the pre-selection video, which can be repeated during the competition in Vigo)
  • The performance of the contestants will not be cut during any phase of the competition, unless they exceed the maximum time allowed
  • The maximum number of participants selected to participate in the competition will be decided by the artistic committee
  • No member of the pre-selection jury or main jury is allowed vote for their students, family, friends or "enemies". In that case, either preselection jury or main jury must informa about this fact to the organization of the competition.
  • About to the study rooms, it will be allowed to practice from the first day of the competition, April 5th, from 10.00 (after the draw). It will not be allowed to study at the conservatory before that date. Each participant will have the possibility to study a minimum of 5 hours per day. If there were free classrooms available, it will even be possible to study more.
  • Concerning to the rounds of the competition, it will not be allowed to exceed the time allowed for each round, since it could lead to the disqualification of the participant.
  • During the competition, if any of the competitors have any question, and only if organization staff can not solve the doubts, will be possible to ask directly to our artistic director and member of the jury Mr. Pablo Galdo.
  • Participants must be present at the draw, which will be held on April 5th, 2020 at the Martín Códax hall of the Superior Conservatory of Music. Participants must carry their ID or passport
  • All participants will try the grand piano of the competition, before their performance
  • The winners of prizes or Special Mentions have the obligation to collect their prizes personally at the awards ceremony and closing ceremony. Also, they must stay for the official photos that the organization has as well as be present in interviews and photos of the press, before and after the final. If this were not the case, that prize would be revoked.
  • All the participants of our competition, as well as the prize winners, in case of mentioning any of the members of our jury in social networks, digital and physical media (magazines, press ... etc), must mention all and each of our jury members. Otherwise, their participation in the competition or any prize awarded to them could be revoked. Also, the first prize winner is obliged to play all concerts of the tour whcih are in ¡ncluded in that award.
  • THE OPENING ACT, which includes the presentation of the members of the jury as well as the concert of some of the winners of the previous edition, will be held on April 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the Martín Códax Auditorium of the Superior Conservatory (Manuel Olivié Street, 23 ). All participants will have free access to this concert, as well as to all rounds, including the Final.
  • YOUTUBE RECORDING:
  • Only 1 YouTube link should be sent, and it must be video (not only audio)
  • It is not necessary to make a recording exclusively for the contest, but it can be a recording that have been already been made before
  • In the title or information of the YouTube video it must be written the title of the pieces 
  • In the YouTube recording, the works could be performed on different dates, and pieces of piano solo.
  • Individual movements of the pieces can be sent
  • The program presented in the YouTube recording can also be performed during any phase of the contest
  • It is recommended that the recording be of good quality. Live performance recordings are also allowed
  • Cuts or video editions which are intended to correct errors are not allowed.
  • Registration of participants presenting a recording that exceeds the maximum time required in the pre-selection rpound (15 minutes) will not be valid. In that case, the organization will not be obliged to inform the contestant about that fact

15) It is forbidden, during the days of the competition and all the rounds, to talk or to have contact with the jury members. Only, and just in case that organization team can not solve doubts related to program to perform, participants could talk to our artistic director and member of jury, Mr Pablo Galdo

16) Contestants under 18 years old must send a signed and scanned authorization from the father, mother or guardian, assuming any responsibility arising from their participation at the competition.

17) 40 classrooms will be available for the practise of the participants from April 5th, the first day of the competition. 

18) There is a hotel that will have a special price for our participants at the competition. 35 euros per person in a single room, and 27 euros per person in a double room shared with another competitor (54 euros the total double room), both prices with breakfast included. Those interested in making a reservation should send an email to reservas@hotel3luces.com and say that they are participants of our competition.

19) To reach Vigo, there are 4 international airports nearby: Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Porto and A Coruña. Other possible combination would be arriving in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and taking another flight to one of the 4 airports previously mentioned. To get to Vigo from any airport, there are several combinations of buses, trains or even applications such as Blablacar or Amovens.

20) The official piano of the contest will be a great tail Shigeru Kawai, of great quality.

PROGRAM

Pre-selection round: A video recording of one or several works of free choice, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

  • First round: Performance of a maximum of 12 minutes, consisting of one or several works of free choice.
  • Semifinal: (maximum 20 participants): Performance of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, consisting of one or several works of free choice.
  • Final: (5 participants) Recital of approximately 30 minutes, consisting of one or several works of free choice.

Once the program has been submitted, variations can only be made until February 15th, 2020.

 

AWARDS

The Jury may award the following prizes:

 

FIRST PRIZE: € 2,960 euro , diploma, and TOUR OF CONCERTS IN SPAIN

  • 2000 euro
  • Concert in Vigo in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Aviles in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Las Palmas in the the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Lugo in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in A Coruña in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Málaga in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Pontevedra in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Gijón in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Oviedo in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in Monforte in the 20/21 season
  • Concert in New York in the 20/21 season
  • Professional video production with 4 HD cameras and high quality sound
  • 900 euros to participate in the Piano Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

SECOND PRIZE “DOS ACORDES”: € 2810 and diploma, distributed as follows:

  • 2000 euros
  • Professional video production with 4 HD cameras and high quality sound
  • 750 euros to participate in the Piano Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

THIRD PRIZE "JUAN MONTES": € 1560, video production and diploma, distributed as follows

  • 1000 euros
  • 500 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Professional video production with 4 HD cameras and high quality sound
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

PRIZE FOR FINALISTS

  • Professional video production with 4 HD cameras and high quality sound
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

“ROSA SABATER" AWARD: TO THE BEST SPANISH PIANIST: € 660 and diploma.

  • 250 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

“PEPITO ARRIOLA” PRIZE: TO THE BEST GALLEGO PIANIST: € 660 and diploma.

  • 250 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued in 60 euros

PRIZE "CRISÓSTOMO ARRIAGA": THE BEST CONTESTOR UNDER 20 YEARS OLD: € 660 and diploma.

  • 250 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued in 60 euros

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE PUBLIC "MARTÍN CÓDAX": Diploma and set of scores

  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued in 60 euros

“BACH” PRIZE: AT THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK BY J.S. BACH: € 660 and diploma.

  • 250 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

“MARCIAL DEL ADALID” AWARD: TO THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK OF A SPANISH COMPOSER: 810 euros and diploma

  • “Hidrau model” piano bench, valued at 400 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

SPECIAL PRIZE “NELSON FREIRE”: TO THE PREFERRED INTERPRETER OF MASTER NELSON FREIRE. 410 euros, diploma and concert in Brazil

  • Concert in Rio de Janeiro
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

"ANDRÉS GAOS" AWARD: AT THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK BY A GALLEGO COMPOSER. (THIS YEAR MR. JUAN EIRAS ) 660 euros and diploma / The work can be heard at the following link: click here. You can also download it in PDF: Download Work (NON OBLIGATORY WORK). 250 euros

  • 250 euros 
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros
  • An encounter with the composer Juan Eiras

“ROSALÍA DE CASTRO” PRIZE: AT THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK BY A COMPOSING WOMAN. 660 euros and diploma

  • 250 euros
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

“COSTA RICA PIANO FESTIVAL” AWARD: TO THE BEST INTERPRETER OF A WORK OF A LATINOAMERICAN COMPOSER: 1060 euros and diploma

  • 1000 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

A MAXIMUM OF 5 HONOR MENTIONS: FOR THOSE PARTICIPANTS THAT THE JURY CONSIDERS THAT THEY HAVE SPECIALLY HIGHLIGHTED AND HAVE NOT PASSED TO THE SEMIFINAL

  • Diploma of honor
  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica

AWARD TO THE SEMIFINALISTS: TO ALL THOSE PARTICIPANTS THAT GO TO THE SEMIFINAL. 360 euros

  • 350 euros to participate in the International Festival of Costa Rica
  • Set of scores of Galician composers, granted by “Dos Acordes”, valued at 60 euros

 

CALENDAR

  • From December 1 to February 1: Pre-registration period, pre-selection phase and deadline for receiving applications
  • From February 1st to February 10th: Deliberation of the Preselection Jury
  • From February 10th to 15th: Those who have been selected are notified to the pre-registered
  • From February 15th to 20th: registration and payment period for selected participants
  • April 4th at 20:00: Opening concert
  • April 5th at 9.00: Reception of contestants and draw at the Concert hall "Martín Codax" of the Conservatory of Music of Vigo.
  • April 5th at 18.00: First Round
  • April 6th at 12:00: First Round
  • April 7th at 12:00: First Round
  • April 8th at 11:00: Semifinal
  • April 9th at 17:00 p.m.: Final

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

 

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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