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 ITALIAN BRASS WEEK 2009 - 1st INTERN. TROMBONE COMPETITION

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1st International Trombone Solo Competition
Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena), Tuscany – Italy
August 25th-27th


The Castelnuovo Berardenga Municipality (Siena, Tuscany-Italy) and the Province of Siena, with the collaboration of Santa Fiora Municipality (Grosseto, Tuscany-Italy), Province of Grosseto and the “La Settima Musa” Cultural Association are pleased to announce and organize the 1st INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE SOLO COMPETITION. This competition is open to all trombone players, regardless of age, and is designed to promote and develop musical culture locally as well as nationally and internationally.

RULES and REGULATIONS


ART. 1

The 1st International Trombone Solo Competition will take place in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena (Tuscany-Italy), from August 25th to August 27th, 2009.



ART. 2

The purpose of the 1st International Trombone Solo Competition is to promote musical culture and to discover and support talented trombone players, encouraging them to start a soloist career.



ART. 3

The 1st International Trombone Solo Competition is open to all trombone players, Italian and abroad.



ART. 4

The 1st International Trombone Solo Competition will develop in only one category, without age’s limits



ART. 5

Memorization of the repertory is encouraged but not required, except for the final round which must be performed from memory.



ART. 6

At the beginning of the rounds, the contestants must give a copy of the pieces they have chosen to perform (sheet music) to the Jury. The Jury has the option to stop any performance if it is not considered worthy to advance to the following round, or for any other reason deemed appropriate during the course of the competition.



ART. 7

The Jury :

- Ian Bousfiel, principal Trombone of Wiener Philarmoniker

- Andrea Conti, principal Trombone of Ochestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma

- Andrea Bandini, principal Trombone of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & teacher of Conservatory of Ginevra (Svizzera)

- Michel Becquet, teacher of Conservatory of Lyon (Francia)



If any Juror becomes unavailable for any reason, that Juror will be replaced by an equally reputable artist.



ART. 8

Award winners chosen by the competition judges will be considered final and unquestionable. The Jury has full authority to make any decision that is beneficial to the competition’s operation.



ART. 9

Family members of the Jury are disqualified from competing.



ART. 10

The calendar of rounds will be announced by July 15th, 2009. Participants wishing to communicate with competition officials must do so by using the following email address: infoitscompetition@gmail.com.



All rounds of the competition are open to the public. Order of appearance in each round will be determined by the drawing of lots for an alphabetical letter. Participants are required to present a valid identification document and must be present at the time and date specified by the organization. Contestants arriving late will be accepted to the competition ONLY upon unanimous decision of the Jury.



ART. 11

Contestants must specify in their application form if they need a professional piano accompanist provided by the organization or if they will bring their own accompanist at their own expense. The additional fee for the piano accompanist, if provided by the organization, is 25,00 Euros and must be added to the application fee.



ART. 12

If the level of the contestants is not considered worthy to be awarded, the Jury can decide to avoid giving any awards. That decision will be considered final.



ART. 13

REPERTORY



CATEGORY “B”:

First Day – August 25th, 2009

First round (obligatory pieces)

F. Pacciani (*1947) Ritornelli (2000) - trombone solo (6') - Editions Bim (TB59)

C. M. von Weber (1786-1826) Romanza appassionata - trombone & piano (7') - Kalmus



Second round (obligatory pieces)

Kurt Sturzenegger (*1949) B.A.C.H. Fantaisie (1985) - trombone alone (5') - Editions Bim (TB6)

Chr. Gouinguené (*1941) Concerto - trombone & piano (12') - Billaudot (G.B. 1892)

one piece to choose beetween:

Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) Concerto (1957) trombone & piano (14') - Leduc (AL 21 687)

Nino Rota (1911-1979) Concerto (1966) trombone & piano (14') - Ricordi Milano

Gordon Jacobs (1895-1984) Concerto (1955) trombone & piano (18') - Stainer & Bell (Ref. 2630)



Second Day – August 26th, 2009

Final (obligatory piece):

Frank Martin (1890-1974) Ballade (1940) - trombone and piano (7') - Universal (UE Vienna)



Third Day – August 27th, 2009

Winners’ Concert and Awards Ceremony.



Pieces would be required to Spaeth’s publishing house:

info@spaeth-schmid.de

Tel. ++49-7452-818 454



ART. 14

The Jury votes on a scale from 1 to 100 for the final round, according to criteria decided before the beginning of the final round itself.



ART. 15

PRIZES

First Prize: 2.000,00 Euros and certificate of winner.

The finalist getting the highest score (score must be 93 or higher) will win the 1st prize. In the case of a tie, the prize will be divided equally between the winners. If none of the finalists receives a score of 93 or higher, the first prize will not be awarded.



Second Prize: 1.000,00 Euros and certificate of second place.

The finalist getting the second highest score (score must be 85 or higher) will win the 2nd prize. In the case of a tie, the prize will be divided equally between the winners. If none of the finalists receives a score of 85 or higher, the second prize will not be awarded.



Third Prize: 500,00 Euros and certificate of third place.

The finalist getting the third highest score (score must be 80 or higher) will win the 3rd prize. In case of a tie, the prize will be divided equally between the winners. If none of the finalists receives a score of 80 or higher, the third prize will not be awarded.



ART. 16

All contestants will receive a certificate of participation. All finalists who are not winners will receive a special certificate.



ART. 17

The Jury can assign one or more special prizes to any contestant showing particular musical merits during performances.



ART. 18

Winners must be present at the final concert and awards ceremony. Any winner not attending the concert and ceremony will forfeit his/her prize. Prizes will not be sent to winners at a later date. They will only be presented at the awards ceremony on August 27th, 2009.



The Jury has full authority to invite any contestant showing particular musical talent to perform at the final concert, even if that contestant was not among the finalists.



GENERAL RULES applying to the
1st INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE SOLO COMPETITION




ART. 19

The (non-refundable) application fee for the 1st INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE SOLO COMPETITION is 60,00 Euros. Contestants who need a piano accompanist must add an additional 25,00 Euros to their application fee. Fees must be paid by postal order to:



Cultural Association “La Settima Musa”

Ms. GABRIELLA NICCOLAI

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 13

50123 - Firenze

Tuscany-Italy



The application must include:

1) A letter of application including full name, birthplace and date of birth, address, phone/mobile/fax number, e-mail and nationality.

2) The receipt of the application fee payment (contestants who need a pianist accompanist must add 25,00 Euros).

3) A one-page typed curriculum vitae.

4) A copy of a document proving identity and birth (passport, identity card, driver’s licence).



Postmark deadline for applications is August 15th, 2009.



Applications must be sent by one of the following ways:

A) Post service, by recorded-delivery letter to the same address indicated for the postal order payment. Letters must be postmarked by August 15th, 2009.

B) E-mail, to the following address: infoitscompetition@gmail.com, including all documents required in pdf format. The organization will reply by e-mail confirming the acceptance of the applications.



Incomplete or tardy applications will be accepted only on favourable, final and unquestionable decision of the organization and of the Jury, otherwise they will not be considered.



ART. 20

Participants can ask for copy of the pieces listed for the competition, but only after the acceptance of their applications. For further information, please contact infoitscompetition@gmail.com



ART. 21

The “La Settima Musa” Cultural Association assumes no responsibility and will be held blameless for any kind of property damage or theft to any contestant during the entire course of the competition.



ART. 22

Contestants applying to participate in the 1st INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE SOLO COMPETITION understand and accept completely and unconditionally the organization’s rules and regulations.





LINKS and CONTACTS:

Links:

www.italianbrassweek.com - www.santafiorainmusica.com

e-mail: italianbrassweek@libero.it / santafiorainmusica@gmail.com



For information about 1st International Trombone Solo Competition:

infoitscompetition@gmail.com
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