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Associazione Culturale VALSESIA MUSICA

20th Valsesia Musica Juniores

International Competition 2019

Monterosa - Kawai Prize


Piano, String instruments, Chamber Music
1)    The    20th    Valsesia    Musica    Juniores    International    Competition 2018 Monterosa - Kawai Prize  is open to candidates of all nationalities. 2) Participants must send within     Friday, 31st May 2019    to Associazione Culturale VALSESIA MUSICA corso Roma, 35 - C.P. n.40 - 13019 Varallo Sesia (VC) - Italy or to info@valsesiamusica.com   the following documents: duly filled in  application form a photocopy of an  identity document certificate    of    their    musical    studies ,    if    the    candidates    take    private lessons,   a   statement   from   their   own   teacher   must   be   enclosed   (a   self- certification or a short CV can be submitted) a recent  photo  (whichever size is allowed) receipt      of      payment   as   indicated   at   point   8   by      bank      transfer      (   free     of      any      charge   -   account                  details                  can                  be                  requested                  from                 the                  secretariat                  writing                  to   info@valsesiamusica.com    )      or      by     postal      order      addressed      to      Associazione      Culturale   Valsesia   Musica   -   corso Roma, 35 - C.P.n.40 - 13019 Varallo (VC), Italy. 3)   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    10    of    the regulation. 4)   Before   the   test   candidates   must   show   documents   proving   their   identity to the secretary of the competition. 5)      The   decisions   of   the   jury   are   final   and   not   subject   to   review   or appeal. 6)    The    jury    can    decide    not    to    give    any    reward    if    they    think    that    no candidate is worthy. 7) All rounds are open to the public. 8) The contest is divided into the following sections: Section I : Piano solo Section II : String instruments Section III : Chamber Music (Trio, Duo: Piano duet - 4 hands - included) Sections I  and II  are divided into the following categories: Category A : candidates born on or after  1st January 2010 Category B : candidates born on or after  1st January 2008 Category C : candidates born on or after  1st January 2006 Category D : candidates born on or after  1st January 2003 Category E : candidates born on or after  1st January 2000 Category F : candidates born on or after  1st January 1996 Categories   A , B , C   € 60                    Categories   D , E , F   € 80 Section III  is divided into the following categories: Category A : up to the age of 16 * Category B : up to the age of 20 * Category C : up to the age of 24 * *   the   age   is   counted   adding   each   member’s   age   and   dividing   the   total   by the number of ensemble members. Category A :  € 40 per each member Category B :  € 50 per each member Category C :  € 60 per each member 9)   The   winners   will   play   free   in   the   award-giving   concert.   A   refusal   will involve the cancellation of the award. 10)   The      organizing      committee      may      cancel      one      or      more      categories      if     there      are      very      few   participants.         Candidates         will         be         promptly        informed   and   the   amount   will   be refunded. 11)   Candidates   must   fill   in   the   application   form   listing   their   program   in   due order. Section   II   -   Strings :   also   the   edition   of   each   composition   must   be clearly   specified   on   the   application   form.   An   accompanist   pianist will   be   provided   upon   request,   in   this   case   candidates’   application must     enclose     copies     of     the     score     of     their     program .      Private accompanists are allowed but at total candidates’ charge. Section   III   -   Chamber   Music :   open   to   any   Trio   or   Duo   (two   pianos duo excepted) . 12)     The     participants     cannot     claim     any     fee     towards     producers     or transmitters   for   possible   recording   or   radio   or   TV   transmissions   or   in   disk   of their    performances    at    the    competition.    Participation    implies    the    tacit consent of the above. 13)   The   prize-winners   of   the   Valsesia   Musica   Juniores   International Competition   Monterosa   -   Kawai   Prize    pledge   that   in   the   future   they   will use    the    title    actually    given    by    the    jury.    Every    abuse    will    be    legally prosecuted. 14)   The   jury   will   be   made   up   of   renowned   Italian   and   foreign   artists   and critics.    The    members    can    propose    their    students    upon    notice    at    the beginning of the competition. 15) For any controversy the Court of Varallo Sesia will be competent. 16)   If   there   is   dispute   about   the   interpretation   of   the   regulations,   the   valid text will be the Italian one.

Competition rules

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