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Associazione Culturale VALSESIA MUSICA

20th Valsesia Musica Juniores

International Competition 2019

Monterosa - Kawai Prize

Sections:

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

Application form Application form