INFORMATION, RULES AND HOW TO APPLY
The competition will take place between the 19th to 22nd February 2020 in the auditorium of Aguamarina Golf Hotel, San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain. Competitors must arrive on the 18th of February for registration. The prize giving ceremony and concert of winners will be on the 22nd in the evening.
-18th February 6.30pm- Registration and welcome meeting.
-19th & 20th February- 1st Rounds
-21st & 22nd February- Final
-22nd February at 7.45pm -Prize giving ceremony followed by the winners concert.
2) Who can apply
The competition is open to young musicians of all nationalities, up to 32 years of age at the time of the competition. There are three categories:
- Lower Strings (viola, cello, and double bass).
The deadline for the competition entry is the 22nd December 2019 at 12pm (GMT). Please note that there is not preliminary selection but there is a limit number of places at the competition and we may close the entries earlier.
3) Important information:
All participants of the competition must stay at the Aguamarina Hotel. The fee for the competition is 350€. This includes: the competition entry fee, accommodation for five nights in double rooms with all inclusive full board (arriving on the 18th and leaving on the 23rd February). Practice piano access is also available and for more information about the facilities see the accommodation page.
There are two rounds for each category.
The preliminary round: Maximun15 minutes of length.
The final round: Maximum 20 minutes of length.
Exceeding the time limit could result in the jury stopping the performance.
The program is free choice of any style of an entire piece, selection of pieces or selection of movements, and has to be different in the first round and the final round. Details of composers, date of composition, and title of the pieces and movements must be clearly written in the application form. Please note contemporary works which involve pre-adjustment of the piano will not be accepted, neither will works composed by the contestant themselves.
For Strings: The program is also free choice but must contain at least one solo /unaccompanied piece in the preliminary round , (For example: a study, a caprice, a selection of movements from a solo sonata or partita, etc).
3) Piano accompanist for Strings:
The festival professors are the official professional accompanists in the competition. The fee is 50€ for the rehearsals + performances and must be paid in advance with the application form. This fee is not refundable in case of cancelling after deadline or not passing to the final. Alternatively, competitors can also bring their own pianist. Please note, if choosing the official accompanist you must send the music in advance in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Music parts:
1) All competitors must bring one copy for the jury, which must be handed to them at the time of the performance.
2) Competitors must bring the accompaniment part for the pianist.
Each category has 3 prizes each. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the best performer from all categories and the special prize to the best performance under the age of 17.
1º Prize: 1000€ + Diploma
2º Prize: 500€ + Diploma
3º Prize: Diploma
Grand Prize: 2000€ + Diploma
Special Prize: 250€ + Diploma
To apply simply fill out the application form and send a minimum fee of 150€ to secure the place at the competition and pay the remaining fee of 200€ at the arrival on the registration day. Please note that the application form will not be accepted and complete without the proof of payment. After the deadline, if the competitor for any reason cannot attend the competition the minimum fee of 150€ will not be refundable, as this covers the admin fee and hotel booking.
1) Please transfer the competition minimum fee of 150€ + piano accompanist fee 50€ (if applicable) to:
Bank: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
Bank address: Avda. Bruselas sn, 38670, Adeje, Tenerife
IBAN: ES93 0182 5624 2202 0853 1332
BIC: BBVA ESMMXXX
Account Name: Asociación Amigos de la Música
Address: Ctra General No.22, Urbanización Garañaña, Las Galletas, 38630 Tenerife
2) Fill out and submit the competition application form on this website. Including uploading proof of payment and a profile photo for the competition program.