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Table Of Contents

Introduction
“Premio” category
Category A
Category B
Category C
Category D
Category E
Category F
Category H “Variety”
Category I “Variety”
Category L
Category M
Regulations for the Various Categories

41st International “Città di Castelfidardo” Accordion Prize for Soloists and Groups

22 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

REGULATIONS

  1. The City Council Administration of Castelfidardo (Italy) announces the International “Città di Castelfidardo” Accordion Prize dedicated to soloists and groups, with 19,000 euro in prize money, from 22nd to 25th September 2016.
  2. Registration is free.
  3. Entrants can participate with any kind of accordion, of any brand, entering a maximum of two (2) categories (one for soloists and one for groups).
  4. All application forms must arrive no later than 31st August 2016 using the special form that can be downloaded at www.pifcastelfidardo.it

FIRST SECTION – CLASSICAL MUSIC | 24-25 SEPTEMBER

“PREMIO” CATEGORY / Classical accordion soloists – no age limit – 3 rounds

FIRST ROUND (24 SEPTEMBER)
Entrants must perform a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 20 minutes, including one (1) composition for harpsichord or organ by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The programmes should demonstrate as much as possible the diversity of the original literature for accordion, drawing from the repertoire of the various national “schools”; at the same time, they should include pieces that are different in character, era, taste and style.

A maximum of six (6) entrants will be chosen to go into the second round.

SECOND ROUND (25 SEPTEMBER)
The selected entrants to this round must perform a programme of their choice (different from their first round programme) lasting a maximum of 20 minutes. A new performance order will be chosen by lot and it will be the same for the third round.

A maximum of three (3) entrants will be chosen to go into the third round.

THIRD ROUND (25 SEPTEMBER)
Entrants in this round must perform with the String Orchestra of the “G.B. Pergolesi” Conservatory of Fermo, conducted by Maestro Daniele Giulio Moles at the Astra Theatre at 5pm. They must perform the mandatory piece “White Shadows” (Rai Publishers) composed by Fabrizio De Rossi Re, and liberally inspired by the film “White Shadows in the South Seas” by W.S. Van Dyke (1928). At the end of the performances, the jury will declare the winner. The mandatory piece can be downloaded in PDF and MP3 formats from www.pifcastelfidardo.it

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic trophy
    • scholarship of 1500 Euro (pre-tax)
    • special “Accordions Worldwide” prize consisting of a website / promo site (domain) for one year or a promotional banner
    • concert performances (travel subsidy, hospitality and payment of 200 Euro per performance):
      • Mons (Belgium, 2017) in partnership with Accordéon-nous.org
      • Kragujevac (Serbia, 2017) in partnership with the International Festival of Accordion Artists
      • Rostov (Russia, 2017) in partnership with “Accordion plus” in Rostov
      • Alcobaça (Portugal, 2017) in partnership with the 20th International Accordion Week
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic trophy
    • scholarship of 800 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian entrant chosen by the jury will perform a concert in Rome (including a reimbursement of 300 Euro)

CATEGORY A / Soloists up to 12 years of age (born from 2004 onwards)

Free choice programme lasting no longer than 10 minutes. Entrants cannot present programmes totally composed of transcriptions.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 100 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • In memory of Gisela Dolling, a scholarship of 200 Euro goes to the youngest competitor of this category.

CATEGORY B / Soloists up to 15 years of age (born from 2001 onwards)

Free choice programme lasting no longer than 12 minutes. Entrants cannot present programmes totally composed of transcriptions.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 100 Euro (pre-tax)

CATEGORY C / Soloists up to 18 years of age (born from 1998 onwards)

Free choice programme lasting no longer than 15 minutes. Entrants cannot present programmes totally composed of transcriptions.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
    • special prize of 300 Euro in memory of Gervasio Marcosignori
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 100 Euro (pre-tax)

CATEGORY D / Soloists with no age limit

Free choice programme lasting no longer than 18 minutes including a “Sonata” by Domenico Scarlatti. Entrants cannot present programmes totally composed of transcriptions.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)
    • concert performance at the International Accordion competition in Klingenthal (Germany) in May 2017 (including travel subsidy, hospitality and payment of 200 Euro for the performance)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian entrant selected by the jury will perform a concert in Ascoli Piceno (including a reimbursement of 300 Euro plus hospitality)
  5. EXTRA PRIZE for soloists
    • The Ancona Chamber of Commerce will donate a scholarship of 300 Euro to the soloist from the “Macro Region” (Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina) who receives the highest score in one of the classical music categories (A-B-C-D). The prize is named after GIUSEPPE CINGOLANI for his indisputable work in the creation of the ADRIATIC-IONIAN Macro Region.

CATEGORY E / Chamber music – accordion ensembles – no age limit

Entrants must present a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 20 minutes.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 1000 Euro (pre-tax)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 700 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)

CATEGORY F / Chamber music – chamber music groups with accordion and other instruments – no age limit

Entrants must present a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 20 minutes.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 1000 Euro (pre-tax)
    • special “Accordions Worldwide” prize consisting of a website / promo site (domain) for one year or a promotional banner
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 700 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian ensemble chosen by the jury with perform a concert in the province of Cuneo as part of the “Summer Concert Series 2017”
  5. EXTRA PRIZE for groups
    • The Ancona Chamber of Commerce will donate a scholarship of 700 Euro to the group from the “Macro Region” (Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina) who receives the highest score in one of the classical music categories (A-B-C-D). The prize is named after GIUSEPPE CINGOLANI for his indisputable work in the creation of the ADRIATIC-IONIAN Macro Region.

SECOND SECTION – OTHER MUSIC | 23 SEPTEMBER

MUSICA LEGGERA(light music), ENTERTAINMENT

CATEGORY H – “VARIETY” / Soloists up to 18 years of age (born from 1998 onwards)

Entrants must present a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 15 minutes (pieces from the varieté, folk and jazz repertoires are accepted).

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 100 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian entrant chosen by the jury will perform a concert in Castelfidardo in collaboration with the International Accordion Museum of Castelfidardo (including reimbursement of 300 Euro plus hospitality).

CATEGORY I – “VARIETY” / Soloists – no age limit

Entrants must present a programme of their choice with a maximum length of 18 minutes (pieces may be from any repertoire such as varieté, folk, jazz, South American, in published or unpublished arrangements).

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)
    • prize concert at the “Carrefour Mondial de l’Accordeon 2017” in Montmagny, Quebec (Canada) (travel expenses and hospitality provided by Carrefour)
    • concert performance in Potenza Picena (Macerata – 24 September 2016) in collaboration with the Friends of Music Association (including reimbursement of 300 Euro)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 250 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 150 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian entrant chosen by the jury will perform a concert in Castelvetro di Modena (including reimbursement of 300 Euro plus hospitality).

CATEGORY L / Groups – no age limit – of at least 2 people, composed primarily of accordions, or of an accordion and other instruments but in which the accordion has the main role.

Entrants must perform a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 20 minutes (pieces may be from any repertoire such as musica leggera, varieté, jazz).

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 1000 Euro (pre-tax)
    • recording contract with BARVIN Music Publishers, Rome, that includes the production of 1000 CDs and their distribution on Digital Stores
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 700 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 400 Euro (pre-tax)

THIRD SECTION – WORLD MUSIC | 22 SEPTEMBER

CATEGORY M / Ensembles – no age limit – one round only

Category M is open to any group (with no age limit) including at least one accordion or diatonic accordion (of any model) or a bandoneon or a digital accordion, that should have the main role in the ensemble. Groups may contain more than one free reed instrument or with only free reed instruments (like the ones mentioned above).

Entrants must present a programme of their choice lasting no longer than 20 minutes, including arrangements and creative reworking of pieces from the world music, ethno jazz, ethnic, folk and traditional repertoires.

Original compositions generically inspired by ethnic music are also accepted.

The jury will consider both the quality of the performance and the artistic project of the group.

  1. FIRST PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 700 Euro (pre-tax)
    • special Mario Moreschi prize of 300 Euro (pre-tax)
  2. SECOND PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 500 Euro (pre-tax)
  3. THIRD PRIZE WINNER
    • artistic medal
    • scholarship of 300 Euro (pre-tax)
  4. SPECIAL PRIZE
    • An Italian group chosen by the jury will perform at the “Adriatic Mediterranean Festival” in Ancona in 2017 (including reimbursement of 400 Euro and hospitality)

REGULATIONS FOR THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES

  1. At the beginning of the competition rounds, entrants in the classical music section are required to present three (3) printed copies of the pieces in their programme to the jury. The jury reserves the right to penalize entrants who do not present these copies. At the end of the performance the scores will be returned to the entrants. The jury would also appreciate that entrants in the varieté section present, where possible, a copy of the scores of the pieces in their programme or at least a copy (even handwritten) of the musical theme of each piece. At the beginning of each round, entrants in all categories are asked to present a list that clearly describes the entire programme they will perform to the jury.
  2. Each jury member will give a score from 1 to 20. The highest and the lowest scores will be discarded. The final score will be obtained by adding the scores received in all rounds. The scores given by every member of the jury will be officially published.
  3. Entrants will be contacted by e-mail about their registration. The order of performance of entrants is alphabetical, starting from a letter drawn by lot. The timetable for each round will be available in the Secretariat’s Office at 7pm on the day before the beginning of the day’s rounds. Each entrant must confirm the presence the day before the competition, or he/she may be eliminated. All performances will be open to the public.
  4. The jury might not award a prize if the entrants do not reach a satisfactory artistic level or do not follow the artistic requirements.
  5. Joint winners are not allowed for the first three prizes. The judgement of the jury is not open to appeal.
  6. Radio, tv or streaming use of the competition rounds or final concert will not involve any compensation to the entrants and they cannot request the use of the above-mentioned media products.
  7. Registration for the competition involves the acceptance of these regulations. The Court of Ancona is responsible for dealing with any legal issues.
  8. The first three winners in each category must be present during the award ceremony in the Astra Theatre (risking not to receive their prize). The first prize winners must perform pieces from their programmes that will be chosen by the jury.
  9. HOSPITALITY Travel and accommodation costs are at the expense of each entrant. The first 40 solo entrants and the first 90 entrants across all other categories will have the possibility to make use of free lodging (one night for Italian entrants and two nights for foreign entrants: no single rooms) arranged in structures associated with the the organization of the PIF 2016, only if they are competitors. The Pro Loco Tourist Association (tel. 071 7822987 / 071 7823162) is able to assist entrants during their stay.
  10. The organization of the competition will not be responsible for any kind of event that may occur to the entrants during the PIF.
  11. The organization reserves the right to bring forward the timing of the rounds if the number of competitors makes it necessary. The organization will make sure to inform the affected entrants of these changes.
  12. Personal data of the entrants, including audio and video taken during the competition, are registered and used only for competition purposes (Art. 13, c. 1, D. L.vo 30th June 2003, n. 196 “Codice in materia di dati personali”).