Rules

Participation Conditions

  1. May apply to enter the competition, competitors of any nationality who meet the age limits defined in the participation levels (the age the competitor has on 20 July 2019, the date of the start of the competition)
  2. The Registration Form, duly completed, must be received by the secretary of the Association, by electronic means, by hand or by postal mail, until July 8, 2019 (deadline for the postal stamp: July 1 After that date, registrations may not be accepted. Online registrations can be sent through the website of the CIMG International Music Festival of Guimarães: www.cimg.pt or by e-mail cimguimaraes@outlook.pt
  3. Candidates must submit a passport (clear) photograph and a photocopy of the Identity Card or Citizen Card
  4. Together with the application form, the scores of solo and piano accompaniment in digital format must be sent to the electronic address: cimguimaraes@outlook.pt
  5. The printed registration form must be filled out in capital letters, in the most legible manner possible.
  6. In case of high attendance, the Secretariat reserves the right to pre-select the candidates in the order of registration.
  7. The registration fees are as follows:
    • Categories C and D – € 60.00
    • Categories B – € 50,00
    • Categories A – € 40.00
  8. The payment can be made by check endorsed to the Association, by a bank transfer to the IBAN: PT50 0035 0363 0010 3086 6308 5 (with compulsory sending of proof of payment) or via electronic via the processing portal of PayPal payments.
  9. In case of withdrawal the amount will not be refunded.
    • Address of the Association: Largo da Misericórdia, num. 8, Guimarães
    • Email: cimguimaraes@outlook.pt
    • Mobile Phone: +351 960 410 544
    • Telephone of the secretariat – Bruno Lima +351 914 691 510
    • Nif Convivio – 501 670 513
  10. Participants will perform in alphabetical order within the level at which they compete.
  11. All entries are public and will take place in the main auditorium of the Castle.
  12. Travel, subsistence and food expenses will be payed by the participants. However, the organizers will provide a list of hotel and restaurant partners of the festival.
  13. The organization is not responsible for not using original scores.
  14. All works will have to be performed from memory, with the exception of sonatas for violin and piano.
  15. The programs to be performed by the candidates can not be changed after July 8, 2019.
  16. The jury reserves the right to not award some of the prizes and their decisions are sovereign. Honorable Mentions may be awarded to competitors chosen by the jury.
  17. The registration in the International Violin Competition of Guimarães 2019 implies the transfer of audiovisual rights of the candidate. Applicants may exclude themselves from any recording by sending a written note via electronic mail.
  18. Missing cases will be resolved by the organization of the competition.
  19. The schedule of tests and trials will be sent to competitors through the e-mail that appears on the registration form.
  20. The Accompanying Pianist is assured by the festival, for whoever wants it.
  21. Students will have to check in one hour before the beginning of the tests of their category with an identity card.

The first prizes of previous editions are not allowed to participate in the same category of next editions.

Jury

It will consist of 4 elements and presided over by the remarkable personality Ole Bohm

  1. The jury reserves the right to interrupt the performance of each candidate, if it deems appropriate.
  2. The jury reserves the right not to award any prize.
  3. The decisions of the jury shall be final and unappealable.
  4. In exceptional cases where the competitor is a student of one of the members of the jury, this júri will not vote or discuss the result

Dates

1. Opening Concert of the Festival and the Contest on July 20th at 7:00 pm in the Associação Convivio
2. CATEGORY A. Single event on July 21 Sunday at 9.30 in the Palace of the Dukes
3. CATEGORY A. Awarding of prizes and diplomas at the Association
4. CATEGORY B. Single event on July 22nd Monday at 9.30 am in the Palace of the Dukes
5. CATEGORY B. Awarding of prizes and diplomas in the Associação Convicvio at 21.30
6. CATEGORY C. Elimination event on July 23rd at 9:30 p.m. in the Palace of the Dukes
7.CATEGORY C. Final exam on July 24 Wednesday at 9.30 in the Palace of the Dukes
8. CATEGORY C. Award of prizes and diplomas on 24 July Wednesday at 21.30 in the Palace of the Dukes
9. CATEGORY D. Elimination event on 25th of July Thursday at 9.30 pm Palace of the Dukes
10. CATEGORY D. Final exam on July 26th at 9:30 p.m. in the Palace of the Dukes
11. CATEGORY D. Final concert of the laureates and delivery of prizes on Friday 26 at 21.30 in the Palace of the Dukes

Categories program and duration of presentation

CATEGORY A: Students up to 10 years old

Single round: Two pieces of choice of contrasting characters up to 6 minutes

CATEGORY B: Students up to 13 years old
Single round: Two pieces of choice of contrasting characters up to 8 minutes

CATEGORY C: Students up to 16 years old

Two rounds:

1st round: two contrasting pieces in their periods and/or characters up to 10 minuts

Final round: Free recital up to 15 minuts

CATEGORY D: Students up to 20 years old
Two rounds:

1st round: two contrasting pieces in their periods and/or characters up to 10 minuts

Final round: Free recital up to 20 minuts

Awards

    1. All competitors will have an individual written opinion from each of the juries on possible musical, technical and performance parameters to improve
    2. Category A and B will be awarded honorable mentions of 1st 2nd or 3rd degree to all participants
    3. In categories C and D Three prizes are awarded (first, second, and third prize) in addition to honorable mentions and participation certificates. There will be no ex-aequos.
    4. The organization of the competition has the possibility of increasing the value of the prizes and the number of prizes.

    Category A up to 10 years old
    Honorable mentions of + trophy + CD + violin *
    Honorable mentions of 2nd degree + trophy
    Honorable Mentions of 3rd degree
    * The best competitor of the category will be awarded a violin of the SIR brand and offered a masterclass with one of the juries.


    * The best competitor of the category will be awarded a violin of the SIR brand and offered a masterclass with one of the juries

    Category B from 10 to 13 years old
    Honorable mentions of 1st  degree + trophy + CD + violin *
    Honorable mentions of 2nd  degree + trophy
    Honorable Mentions of 3rd degree
    * The best competitor will be awarded a SIR brand violin and offered a masterclass by one of the juries

    Category C from 14 to 16 years old
    1st prize – 250,00 € + Trophy + CD + masterclass by one of the juries.
    2nd prize – € 150.00 + Trophy + CD
    3rd prize – € 100.00 + Trophy + CD

    Category D from 17 to 20 years old
    1st prize – 400,00 € + trophy + CD + masterclass by one of the juries.
    2nd prize – € 200.00 + Trophy + CD
    3rd Prize – € 150.00 + Trophy + CD

Other awards

BEST CANDIDATE OF GUIMARÃES
Diploma + CD + possibility to perform at a concert organized by the association Convívio in the season 2019/2020

BEST INTERPRETATION OF A PORTUGUESE MUSIC
Diploma + CD + possibility to perform at the Opening Concert of the International Violin Competition of Guimarães in 2020.

BEST ASIAN CANDIDATE
Diploma + CD + masterclass with a jury member

BEST TEACHER IN EACH CATEGORY
Diploma + CD + assignment in cash to designate

THE WINNER CONVÍVIO
He or she will be named the absolute winner and will be able to participate in the V or VI Hong Kong International Music Festival and Competition. The winner is offered free registration, direct entry into the final round of this competition in the corresponding category, free food, and masterclass with one of the international panel juries.
• Possibility of participation in the Opening Concert of the International Violin Competition of Guimarães in 2020, by the laureates classified first in each category.
• Diploma of participation for all competitors.
• The prize giving ceremony will take place at the Concert, in which all the winning competitors must be present, otherwise they may compromise the reception of the respective prizes.

CONVÍVIOS INTERNACIONAIS DE MÚSICA DE GUIMARÃES

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