TENTH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

 

TENTH  INTERNATIONAL PIANO  COMPETITION

                                                                         Classical and Contemporary

                                                                                                        Stara Zagora – BULGARIA

                                                                                                           November 1518, 2018


                                                                                                              REGULATIONS

The competition is held every even year in the town of  Stara  Zagora – Bulgaria.
First prize-winners at previous competitions are not allowed to apply to the same age category.
The competition is opened for any audience.
The competitors are divided into following categories and age groups:

Category PIANO

I group – up to 10 years, up to the date of the competition
II groupup to 13 years, up to the date of the competition
III groupup to 18 years, up to the date of the competition
IV groupup to 32 years, up to the date of the competition

On reguest of the competitor the participation at senior age group is posible.

Category PIANO DUO for 4 hands

I group –  up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble

II groupup to 32 years average age of the ensemble

COMPETITION PROGRAMME

Category PIANO
I group – one tour – up to 10 min.

1. A work or a part of a cyclic work by Clementi, Hummel, Kuhlau, Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
2. A piece by a Bulgarian composer
3. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

II group – one tour – up to 20 min.

1. First movement of a Sonata by Haydn or Mozart
2. A work or a part of a cyclic work by Bach, Beethoven or Schubert
3. A piece by a Bulgarian composer
4. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

III groupone tour – up to 30 min.

1. First movement of a Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
2. Classical or romantic work by a German or an Austrian composer
3. A piece by a Bulgarian composer
4. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

IV group – first tour – up to 25 min.

1. Rondo, Fantasy, or a Sonata by Haydn or Mozart
2. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

second tour – up to 35 min.

1. Beethoven or Schubert – one Sonata
2. A piece by a Bulgarian composer

Category PIANO DUO for 4 Hands

I group – one tour – up to 15 min.

1. Classical or romantic work by a German or an Austrian composer
2. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

II group – one tour – up to 25 min.

1. Classical or romantic work by a German or an Austrian composer
2. A piece by a Bulgarian composer
3. Contemporary work/s/, created in XX or XXI century

                                                                 APPLICATIONS

The candidates should
apply the following documents till
29.10 .2018:
– application form (enclosed form)
– birth certificate (duplicate)
– short artistic CV
– one photos size 4/6
– copy of a receipt for paid fee at the amount of:
solo
performers
– 60 BGL
piano duet – 100 BGL

For the competitors from abroad the fee can be paid at the
Organising Committee at the place.

All the documents have to
be sent to the following address:

NUMSI
„Hristina Morfova“

Mariana Petrova Marincheva – Nikolova (for the competition)
7 Armeyska str.
6010 Stara Zagora
Bulgaria

 Participant’s registration can be done on Internet. The required documents can be applied as attachments /PDF/ to the reguest for participation electronically, sent to e-mail: m_konkurs.sz@abv.bg. Application form can be downloaded here
 If non-participation of competitors documents and fees are not refunded.

RULES

1. The order of the participation is fixed by lot, drawn officially on 30th October 2018.

2. Every participant will be informed for the admission to the competition in written form, also for the dates, for
the acoustic rehearsals and participation by
November 3th 2018.
3. Changes in the enclosed with the application competition program are not allowed.

4. All the competitors are allowed one acoustic rehearsal:

 

Category PIANO  –for I and II groups – 10 min.
                              for III and IV groups – 15 min

 Category PIANO DUO  – for I and II groups – 15 min.

 

5. The Organizing Committee ensure classrooms with pianos in Music school for additional rehearsals.
6. All traveling, night accommodation and stay expenses in Stara Zagora are on competitors’ account.
6. All recording rights of the participants’ performances are a property of the international competition „Classical and contemporary“.

 

PRIZES

Awarded competitors receive diplomas and following prizes:

Category PIANO

First group – Object prizes will be awarded

Second group
I prize – 300 BGN
II prize – 250 BGN
III prize – 150 BGN

Third group
I prize – 400 BGN
II prize – 300 BGN
III prize – 200 BGN

Fourth group
I prize – 600 BGN
II prize – 500 BGN
III prize – 400 BGN

Awarded participants from IV group receive laureateship

Category PIANO DUO for 4 Hands

First group
I prize – 300 BGN
II prize – 200 BGN
III prize – 150 BGN

Second group
I prize – 400 BGN
II prize – 300 BGN
III prize – 200 BGN

All participants receive charters
     
  
   The Jury may award some additional pecuniary, object etc. prizes, ensured by
private persons and other organizations, also award for
the best performance of a
Bulgarian composition, and for outstanding performer, for a classical work, for
a contemporary work, also for the junior participant.

     The prize winners take part in
the Gala concert especially at suggestion of the Jury.

     The competition is a part of The
National Program for Protection of Gifted Children.

 

JURY

     The Jury comprises of prominent Bulgarian and foreign musicians – players and
pedagogues.

    The Jury members work according to a premeditated method of appraisement.
    The Jury reserves the right not to award all prizes and to divide awrds between the contestants.
    The decisions of the Jury are legally final. An appeal is not possible.

 

 

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