COMPETITION RULES

General Rules

 
  • Competition is open to musicians from all countries who have not reached the age of 35 on the date of registration; for ensembles is considered the average age of the members.
  • Soloists and chamber groups from Duo to Octet (maximum of 8 instruments) can take part in the competition.
  • Improvisation, electronic and amplified instruments, two pianos and prepared piano are not allowed.
  • It is possible to perform works for solo as well as accompanied instrument. Transcriptions and arrangements are allowed, too. It is allowed to perform a single piece or several pieces, including single movements or excerpts from major works.
  • Pieces presented in the Preliminary round can be repeated in the Semi-final and Final, while the repertoire of the Semi-final and the Final must be different.
  • The competition does not provide for the accompanying pianist and for the page turner, for both of which the candidates must provide for themselves.
  • Competitors must present the requested personal information and to be up to date with the payment of the registration fees. The lack of those may at any time invalidate participation in the competition, and, subsequently, the prize.
  • Competitors renounce without objection their rights to recordings made during the competition and the assigned concerts.
  • In case of unexpected events, the management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the competition. In case of competition cancellation, the registration fees will be refunded.
  • The competition is held in three phases: a Preliminary Round, via video and anonymous; a Semi-final Round and a Final Round that take place in presence.

Application and Preliminary Round

  • Registrations must be sent no later than 31st August 2021.
  • Candidates must complete the application-form, available on this website page, by clicking the bottom APPLY icon. Here the candidates will be prompted:

a) the personal data of each performer (ensembles must insert one single telephone number and e-mail address);

b) a copy of a valid identity document for each performer;

c) a brief artistic profile of the soloist or the ensemble as a group;

d) the link of the performance uploaded on YouTube as unlisted. The video must contain a freely chosen musical program lasting between 10 and 15 minutes (a tolerance of a few minutes is normally accepted). It can contain one or more works, including single movements or pieces extracted from large works (also recorded in different occasions);

e) the receipt of the registration fee of €50.00 for each musician (ensembles are asked to send all of the fees in a single operation) to be paid to:

IBAN: AD12 0007 0049 0001 0373 4059
SWIFT:BINAADAD
account holder: HARMONIA
at: MORA BANC GRUP, SA
object of payment: Surname and Name of the candidate

  • Bank commissions are paid by the competitors. Incomplete amounts are not accepted.
  • Registrations are open starting from 27th July 2021 and must be sent no later than 31st August 2021.
  • In case of the candidate withdrawal, the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Candidates will receive an e-mail with the results of the Preliminary round by 10th September 2021. Only the names of the candidates admitted to the second phase will be published in the website.
  • Candidates will receive an e-mail with the results of the Preliminary round by 10th September 2021. Only the names of the candidates admitted to the second phase will be published in the website.

Second Phase

 
  • Semi-final end Final rounds will be held from 12th to 17th October 2021 at “Auditorium del Centre Cultural i de Congressos Lauredià”, Sant Julià de Lòria, Principat d’Andorra.
  • Candidates will be informed by e-mail of the right day and time of their convocation. On this occasion they will also receive all the information about travel and accommodation in Sant Julià de Lòria.
  • The piano chosen for the competition is Steinway & Sons D-274. Practicing rooms with keyboards and digital pianos will be available. 
  • Please note that the competition does not provide for the accompanying pianist and that it does not provide for the page turner, for which the candidates must provide for themselves. We also remind you that the performance by heart is not required.

Semifinal Round - from 13 to 15 October

  • Free choice program with a maximum duration of 25 minutes. It can contain one or more works, including single movements or pieces extracted from large works.
  • Solo candidates are required to perform at least one piece for solo instrument (without accompaniment).
Results will be announced at the end of the Semi-final round. Maximum of 6 candidates or groups will be admitted to the Final round.

Final Round - 16 October at 5 pm

 
  • Finalists must perform a free choice program with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, different from the one presented in the Semifinal round.
  • The Final round will take place in form of a concert, therefore concert attire is required.

Results will be announced at the end of the Final round.

Awards

  • All the finalists will be communicated to the major international concert Companies, to promote their concert activity and career.
  • Artistic Director reserves the right to assign ex aequo prize and to divide or modify the economic value of the prizes.


THIRD PRIZE
Candidates who obtain the third highest number of Jury preferences, win the Third Prize with an economic value of €1000.00.

SECOND PRIZE
Candidates who obtain the second highest number of Jury preferences, win the Second Prize with an economic value of €2000.00.

FIRST PRIZE
Candidates who obtain the highest number of preferences, however without the unanimity of the Jury, win the First Prize which consists of 3 concerts for an economic value of €3000.00.

PRIMER GRAND PRIX
Primer Grand Prix can be awarded  with the unanimous decision of the Jury. The prize consists of 5 concerts for an economic value of €5000.00.

 

  • The cash prizes of the First Prize and the Primer Grand Prize will be distributed as follows: half of the prize (50%) at the award ceremony, the remainder after the award concerts.
  • The prizes will be organized in:

Temporada de Musica i Dansa (Andorra La Vella)
http://www.temporadamorabanc.com/en/index2.html

Real Acadèmia Catalana de les Belles Arts de Sant Jordi (Barcelona)
http://patrimoni.gencat.cat/en/collection/reial-academia-catalana-de-belles-arts-de-sant-jordi

Steinway Society of Verona in collaboration with the Trame Sonore Festival in Mantua
https://www.oficinaocm.com

Roero International Chamber Music Festival
https://roeroculturalevents.it

Valencia (in definition)

  • By accepting the prize, winners guarantee to take on the concerts: failure to hold the concerts will result in the loss of the remaining part of the prize money and the prize concerts can be assigned to other winners.
  • Winners are asked to choose the repertoire they will perform at the award concerts together with the Artistic Director.
  • All prize concerts will be organised as quickly as possible, at the latest by December 2022.
  • Cash prizes include travel, board and lodging expenses to reach the concert venues.

Jury

  • The Jury is made up of concert performers, teachers, composers, musicologists, artistic managers.

  • The decisions of the Jury are final.

  • The Jury reserves the right to not award the Prizes if it deems the candidates not deserving.

  • In case the Jury member is related to, or in any form of teaching relationship with a candidate, they must abstain from voting.

  • We ask candidates not to communicate with the Jury until the end of the competition.

Miscellaneous

  • It is easy to reach the Pincipat d’Andorra from both Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France). The duration of the trip is about 2 and a half hours.

https://www.andorrabybus.com/en

https://www.andorradirectbus.es/en

  • We remind you to bring the Passport to cross the border (for citizens of the European Union the Identity Card is also valid).

  • The Principat d’Andorra is a very safe place. The most widely spoken language is Catalan, but a large part of the population speaks French, Spanish and English. The currency used is the Euro.

  • Andorra is a low contagion country of Covid virus thanks to the strict security measures put in place and the collaboration of citizens and guests. Among these the obligatory use of the mask in public places. Despite this, to cross the border it is sufficient to have the same health certifications that allow you to travel by plane.

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