FESTIVAL TOCCATA

International Guitar Competition Paris Guitar Competition 2018

Festival Toccata

 

 

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COMPETITION’S RULES

Article 1 – Presentation

The International Guitar Competition “Paris Guitar Foundation” 2018 organised by the Paris Guitar Foundation, will be held from the 12th of October till the 14th October 2018 at the Conservatory of Châtillon in France.

Article 2 - Age limit

The competition is open to solo guitarists of all nationalities without any age limit.

Article 3 - Prizes

The Competition offers 5 prices:

1ST PRIZE PARIS GUITAR FOUNDATION

- 1000€ Cash

- 5 concerts for 2019 + 1000€ Cash (to cover the fees): Festival Toccata (concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Châtillon, direction Stanislas Kuchinski, FRANCE), Festival de Guitarra de Petrer (SPAIN), Internationales Gitarren Festival Deggendorf (GERMANY), Festival International de Guitare en Béarn des Gaves (FRANCE), Lyon Guitare Classique (FRANCE).

- Guitar from the guitarmaker VALERIO (http://valerioguitar.com)

- KARURA CASE (http://www.karuracase.com)

- Production of a Paris Guitar Foundation Series

- Strings from D’ADDARIO (http://www.daddario.com/)

- Strings from SAVAREZ (http://www.savarez.fr)

- One year on TONEBASE Premium (https://tonebase.co/home)

- Trophy

2ND PRIZE

- 1000€ Cash + strings from SAVAREZ + strings from D’ADDARIO + certificat

3RD PRIZE

- 500€ Cash + strings from SAVAREZ + strings from D’ADDARIO + certificat

PRIZE OF THE BEST INTERPRETATION OF THE REQUIRED PIECE “TOCCATA SECONDA by ADRIEN POLITI”

- 250€ Cash+ certificat

PRIZE OF THE AUDIENCE :

- 250€ Cash + certificat

Article 4 - Registration fees

The registration fees, strictly non-refundable, are 50 euros.

Article 5 - Competition’s organization

The Competition will be in three rounds.

To participate every candidates will have to send their inscription on: https://www.weezevent.com/international-guitar-competition-paris-guitar-foundation-2

The Competitor has to perform music from memory, except for the required piece “Toccata Seconda by ADRIEN POLITI”.

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To order the score please click to this link: https://www.henry-lemoine.com/fr/catalogue/fiche/29369

The pieces performed can not be repeat for another round.

The order of the program is free.

The competition will be broadcasted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parisguitarfoundation/

Article 6 - Competition’s program

1ST ROUND

- The required piece “Toccada Seconda by ADRIEN POLITI”

- A work composed before 1650

- Free program of 5 minutes maximum

SEMI-FINAL

- The required piece “Toccada Seconda by ADRIEN POLITI”

- A movement of a sonata composed after 1850

- Free program of 10 minutes maximum

FINAL

- The required piece “Toccada Seconda by ADRIEN POLITI”

- Free program of 20 minutes maximum

Article 7 – Competition dates

 - The 1st round will stand the 12th of October 2018.

The results of the 1st round will be revealed during the concert openning of the TRIO CAVALCADE and on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/parisguitarfoundation/).

A maximum of 10 competitors will be selected for the semi-final.

- The semi-final round will stand the 13th of October 2018.

The results of the semi-final round will be revealed during the concert of ANDREA DE VITIS and ROBERTO AUSSEL and on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/parisguitarfoundation/).

3 competitors will be selected for the final.

- The final round will stand the 14th of October 2018.

The results of the final round will be revealed during few minutes after the performance of the last competitors and on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/parisguitarfoundation/).

Article 8 - Application procedures

Each candidate shall fill in an application form and provide :

1. The registration fees of 50 euros, payable on our website (consult the end of the regulation). By paying the registration fees, the candidate commits to respect the regulations of the Competition.

2. Before the 12th September 2018, each competitors shall provide by mail at parisguitarfoundation@gmail.com:

- 1 HD picture

- short biography (3/4 sentences)

- copy of the scores for each rounds (pdf only)

Article 9 – Performance conditions

The pieces must be interpreted by heart. The jury will pay attention for every candidate of :

- the quality of his/her interpretations

- the technic control

- the respect of the music style

- the scenic presence

- the care of the program

Article 10 – Jury

- 1st round: Pierre Bibault, Ana Cavalli, Augustin Pesnon, Adrien Politi, Andrea De Vitis

- Semi-Final: Ana Cavalli, Mathias Duplessy, Jérémy Jouve, Augustin Pesnon, Adrien Politi

- Final: Roberto Aussel, Ana Cavalli, Jérémy Jouve, Augustin Pesnon, Adrien Politi

At the 1st round, the jury members will give a mark over 25 points for all the performances (5 points by factors listed at the article 8). Every candidate will have a mark out of 100 points. The 10 highest scores will be selected for the semi-final.

At the semi-final round, the jury members will give a mark over 25 points to the 10 competitors (5 points by factors listed at the article 9). Every candidate will have a mark out of 100 points. The 3 highest scores will be selected for the semi-final.

At the final round, the jury members will give a mark over 25 points to the 10 competitors (5 points by factors listed at the article 9). Every candidate will have a mark out of 100 points. The highest score will designate the order of the prizes.

In case of a tie, the jury will writte on a ballot the name of their favorite competitor. The competitor with more ballot will be selected to the next step/prize.

PRIZE OF THE BEST INTERPRETATION, the jury of the final will write the name of their favorite on a ballot. The competitor with more ballot will be award.

PRIZE OF THE AUDIENCE, during the deliberation of the final the audience will receive one ballot by person. The competitor with more ballot will be award.

The members of the jury certify to don’t have one or several students in the competition. Should the opposite occur, the president of Paris Guitar Foundation will replace him for the notation of one or several concerned competitors.

Article 11 – Decisions

 The jury’s decisions are final and can’t be contested.

Article 12 – Revealing of the results

All the scores obtenained will be published our communication plateforms (Facebook and www.parisguitarfoundation.com).

Article 13 – Prize receiving

After the revealing of the results, Paris Guitar Foundation will take the contact details of the Laureate and will fixe a shooting date.

Article 14 - Application

The application to the Competition implies the full acceptance of the following regulations.

Article 15 - Ligitation

In the case of dispute, only the French version of the present regulations shall apply and be recognized by the PARIS courts.

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