10th International Competition

"Giovani Musiciti" - Città di Treviso
April 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th e 15th, 2018


Deadline
March 18th, 2018

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The 10th International Competition “Giovani Musicisti - Città di Treviso” is held by the Music Academy “Studio Musica” of Treviso. The competition is dedicated to developing the artistic promise of talented young musicians through international cultural exchanges and promotion of the Treviso area for culture and tourism.
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Art. 1 - Rules of the Competition
The competition is designed for young musicians, solo or ensemble, both male and female, of any nationality.


Art. 2 - Sections, Categories and Performances
Section I
Soloists (Piano)
Category A1, A2, A3, B, C, D, E, G

Section II
Soloists (Strings - Wind Instruments - Guitar - Percussion - Harp - Accordion)
Category A1, A2, A3, B, C, D, E, G, I

Section III
Piano 4 Hands
Category A3, B, C, D, E, G, I

Section IV
Two Pianos
Category A3, B, C, D, E, G, I

Section V
Chamber Music (duo - 10 ensembles)
Category A3, B, C, D, E, G, I

Section VI
Orchestra Music (10 or more ensembles)
Category A3, B, C, D, E, F

Section VII
Voice (Soloist)
Category D, E, G, I

Section VIII
Contemporary Music (soloists or ensembles)
Category D, E, F, H
This section includes soloists or ensembles of any size. Candidates will perform selections (also never played before in public) composed since 1950.

Section IX
Treble Chorus
Free choice program max lengh 10 minutes

Section X
Free Instrumental Ensamble (2 or more ensembles)
Any musical genre
Category A1, A2, A3, B, C, D, E, F


Category A1
for people born in 2012
Free choice program max lengh 6 minutes

Category A2
for people born in 2011
Free choice program max lengh 8 minutes

Category A3
for people born in 2010
Free choice program max lengh 8 minutes

Category B
for people born from 2007 to 2009
Free choice program max lengh 10 minutes

Category C
for people born from 2004 to 2006
Free choice program max lengh 10 minutes

Category D
for people born from 2001 to 2003
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes

Category E
for people born from 1998 to 2000
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes

Category F
for people born from 1994 to 1997
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes

Category G
for people born from 1994 to 1997
Preliminary round and Final Round

Category H
for people born from 1988 to 1993
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes

Category I
for people born from 1988 to 1993
Preliminary round and Final Round


Only for Category G - Section I
PRELIMINARY ROUND
a) J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from the well-tempered clavier.
b) A study chosen among those of Bartok, Casella, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Stravinskij.
c) Free choice program max lengh 10 minutes
Only candidates who will have achieved at least 85 points are admitted to the Final round.
FINAL ROUND
Free choice program max lengh 20 minutes.
It is forbidden to repeat compositions already played in any previous round.

Only for Categories G and I - Section II
PRELIMINARY ROUND
Program of free choice of a maximum duration of 10 minutes performing pieces for a single instrument.
Only candidates who will have achieved at least 85 points are admitted to the Final round.
FINAL ROUND
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes.
It is forbidden to repeat compositions already played in any previous round.

Only for Categories G and I - Sections III, IV, V
PRELIMINARY ROUND
Free choice program max lengh 10 minutes.
Only candidates who will have achieved at least 85 points are admitted to the Final round.
FINAL ROUND
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes.
It is forbidden to repeat compositions already played in any previous round.

Only for Categories G and I - Section VII
PRELIMINARY ROUND
The candidate will have to perform a number of 5 opera arias (if possible with recitative and cabaletta) of which 3 belonging to the Italian repertoire of the 1800s and of the 1900s, and 2 other arias in a foreign language. The candidate will have to perform 2 arias, the first one chosen by him and the second one chosen by the commission.
Only candidates who will have achieved at least 85 points are admitted to the Final round.
FINAL ROUND
Free choice program max lengh 15 minutes.
It is forbidden to repeat compositions already played in any previous round.


Art. 3 - Schedule
Sections I, III and IV will perform on April 13th, 14th and 15th 2018.
Sections II, V, VI, VIII and X will perform on April 6th, 7th and 8th 2018.
Section IX (Treble Chorus) will perform on April 8th 2018.
Sections II (only Harp and Guitar) and VII will perform on April 13th, 14th and 15th 2018.


Art. 4 - Auditions
Candidates will be admitted to auditions in alphabetical order. The calendar of the auditions for each individual category will be available in due time. All performances will be open to the public. The auditions will take place at Teatro Aurora Treviso (the calendar will be made public on March 22, 2018). The candidates will access information about the day and the time of their audition at the Academy office or on the website www.studiomusicatreviso.it.
Participants must be present half-hour before the audition time for the call. Late candidates will be allowed to participate only upon the judges’ authorization, before category registration is closed.
Prior to their audition, candidates will leave with the judges an ID and 3 copies of the selections to be performed.


Art. 5 - Panel of judges
The assessing panel is made up of music school teachers, music operators, musicologists and journalists. The judges will vote individually, through secret ballot, in hundredths. The mean value will be calculated by leaving out the highest and the lowest score.


Art. 6 - Scores, award nights
The overall winner of each category will be the candidate with the highest score, not below 98/100.
The first place will be awarded to candidates with a score of 95/100 or above.
The second place will be awarded to candidates with a score of 90/100 or above.
The third place will be awarded to candidates with a score of 85/100 or above.

All first, second and third place finalists will receive an award and a certificate of attendance.
All other candidates will receive an attendance certificate.

For the competitors with the best score (not lower than 98/100), the following prizes will be awarded by the Comissioners of this competition, following the instructions of the Board of Examiners:

Category A and B
2 grants - € 120,00 each

Category C
2 grants - € 150,00 each

Category D
2 grants - € 200,00 each
2 CD Audio Recording
1 concert during the 2017/2018 concert season*

Category E
Category H - Section VIII

3 grants - € 300,00 each
3 CD Audio Recording
concert during the 2017/2018 concert season*

Category F, G, H and I
Excluding Section VIII)
4 grants - € 500,00 each
4 CD Audio Recording
1 concert during the 2017/2018 concert season*

Treble Chorus
1 grant - € 250,00
1 CD Audio Recording

*The winners will perform without compensation during the Concert, according to the program designed by the Academy. Candidates who fail to do so will have their award revoked.


Art. 7 - Registration fees
Sections: I, II, VII
€ 60,00

Sections: III, IV, V, X
€ 30,00 each ensemble member

Section: VI
€ 15,00 each ensemble member

Section: VIII
€ 60,00 solo
€ 30,00 each ensemble member

Section: IX
&euro 5,00 each chorus member

Soloists will be allowed to provide and use their own pianist, for whom there will be no registration fee.
Should soloists wish to use a pianist made available by the Academy “Studio Musica” they must pay an additional fee of 50€ and submit copies of the selections to be performed along with the registration form.
On the try out day there will be an audition with a pianist according to a schedule to be published on the website within 2 days after the audition.


Art. 8 - Registration form
Applicants can use the Academy registration form or a copy. The form can be requested at the Music Academy “Studio Musica” – Via Andrea Gritti, 25 – 31100 Treviso or downloaded from website www.studiomusicatreviso.it.
The application form must accompany payment of the registration fee (as requested in Art. 7) and will have to be sent by e-mail or handed in at the competition office by March 18th 2018. The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer to:

Accademia Musicale “Studio Musica” – Via Andrea Gritti, 25 – 31100 Treviso - ITALIA

Bank MONTE PASCHI di SIENA,  Filiale di Treviso – IV Novembre
Bank details are the following:
BIC/SWIFT-Code: PASCITM1TRV
IBAN: IT 11 T 01030 12081 000000848909
REASON FOR TRANSFER: write applicant’s name – section – category – instrument

Applicants will be charged of all bank/postal office expenses.
Registration fees are non refundable.
In case of bands with several instruments it is necessary to operate a single bank transfer for the total amount.


Art. 9 - General Regulations
The candidates can enroll in a class higher than their age and participate in several sections of the competition, but not to multiple categories within the same section.
The candidates are not forced to reach the maximum time set up for their category, but the Commission can stop the execution if exceed the specified limits.
The Commission is entitled to ask for repetitions or interrupt the performances whenever it considers it necessary, or choose the pieces to be performed.
It is not neccessary to perform a score from m emory.
The average age of the group will be considered for Sections III, IV, V, VIII (ensemble), IX and X.
The final judgment will be final in all cases.


Art. 10 - Teachers’ awards
The teacher who will have the highest number of prize winners will be awarded an “Honour Certificate” and will be invited to be a judge for the next competition.


Art. 11 - Additional Regulations
Only a piano and a harp (Camac) will be available for candidates. Candidates are required to supply all other instruments useful for their performances.
Those who register for the competition must accept all the regulations herein mentioned.
The competition organizers will not be liable for risks or damage of any nature to people or property during the event.


Art. 12 - Privacy
According to art. 13 of Italian law, 196/03, the candidates’ personal data will be stored at and by the music Academy “Studio Musica” for information purposes only. All candidates have the right to cancel or edit data or deny its use.

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