1) The 34th Valsesia Musica International Competition 2018is open to candidates of all nationalities born on or after 1st January 1981.2) Candidates must send toAssociazione Culturale VALSESIA MUSICAcorso Roma n°35 - C.P. n.40- I - 13019 Varallo (VC), Italyor to firstname.lastname@example.org (postmark deadline):• Tuesday, 24th April 2018 (violin and orchestra)• Friday, 3rd August 2018 (piano)the following documents:a) duly filled in application formb) a photocopy of their passportc) curriculum vitae (in English)d) one recent photo suitable for publicity purposese) payment of € 100 (free of any charge) by bank transfer ( account details can be requested from the secretariat writing to email@example.com) or by postal order addressed to Associazione Culturale Valsesia Musica - corso Roma, 35 - C.P.n.40 - 13019 Varallo (VC), Italy3) Candidates will not be admitted to the contest unless all documents (point 2) are received. The amount will not be reimbursed for any reason, except in the cases mentioned at point 9 of the regulation.4) Before the first round, candidates must show documents proving their identity to the secretary of the contest.5) The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to review or appeal. If there is any dispute about the interpretation of the regulations, a decision will be taken on the basis of the Italian text.6) The jury into equal parts can divide the prizes. The members of the jury may also decide not to give any reward if they deem that no candidate is worthy.7) All the rounds are open to the public and all the performances must be given by heart.8) The competition consists of three rounds: if necessary the jury may request competitors some additional performances.9) The organizing committee may cancel one or more sections in case of too few entries. Candidates will be promptly informed and the amount will be refunded.10) The program order of the rounds will be drawn by lots at the convocation time.11) The drawing order will be followed in all rounds, the final one excepted. The day and the time of the performance will be decided by the secretariat. The order of appearance in the final will be determined by the jury.12) Candidates must fill in the application form listing their program in due order.13) In the eventuality of radio or television productions, audio or video recordings of the tests or of the winners’ concerts, the participants have no right to advance claims or financial requests to the producers or transmitters. Participation implies the tacit consent of the above.14) The prize-winners of Valsesia Musica International Competitionpledge that in the future they will use the title actually given them by the jury. Any abuse will be legally prosecuted.15) The jury is made up of renowned Italian and foreign artists and critics. Those members who have or have had, during the two years before the starting date of the competition, didactic relationships with one or more competitors, must retain from taking part in the discussion and in the voting during the above-mentioned competitors’ examinations. The abstention must be clearly reported in the minutes. During the first meeting, each member of the jury must sign a statement about his/her personal situation towards the participants with reference to the above.16) The Law Courts of Varallo Sesia have the right to deliberate if any controversy arises.