is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country.
up to 18 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year
of birth: born 1994 or later. All entrants are required to provide
proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the
full eligibility, please see General
Information and Conditions
entries and entry fees will be processed on-line.
closed on July 15, 2012.
- There will be two (2)
rounds and only three (3) pieces are allowed to be performed in the
first round, and a minimum of two (2) pieces to be performed in the
second round. Please check below for details.
I - Program
- Any Baroque
work. (Repeats in Baroque compositions are not required.)
- Own Choice Program:
The candidate must select a program consisting of two (2) pieces,
one piece to be of a slower, lyrical style* and the other piece to
be of a technical virtuosic style**. At least one (1) of these
Own Choice pieces must be an original work for accordion.
* Examples of the slower, lyrical style: Kalina Krasnaia
by Semionov, Romance by Angelis, Vocalise by Rachmaninov, Aria by
** Examples of the technical virtuosic style: Caprice by Paganini,
a fast Sonata by Scarlatti, Finale of 1st Sonata by Kusjakov etc...
- A minimum of
two (2) different Composers
- Individual movements
from cyclic works are acceptable, however a maximum of one movement
of any cyclic work shall be selected. Playing time for Round I: minimum
of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Failure to observe maximum
playing time will result in a mark penalty.
Round I music must be played in one sitting and may be played in any
order. Candidates will be judged equally on each of the three parts
of Round I.
II - Own Choice Program
- OWN CHOICE PROGRAM:
Minimum of two (2) pieces must be played of which one must be an original
work for accordion. Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable,
a maximum of one movement of any cyclic work shall be selected.
- Playing time: minimum
10 minutes to maximum 15 minutes playing time. Failure to observe
minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
- 1st Prize: 800
- 2nd Prize: 500
- 3rd Prize: 300
candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
member associations are requested to offer concerts or a tour for
the 1st Prize Winners.
winners must be present in person at the Awards Ceremony in appropriate
attire suitable for press coverage and publicity appearances. In case
of absence, the prize may be accepted by a delegate of their country
or the Diplomas will be mailed by the Secretariat.