Rules

The Municipality of Corteolona and Genzone, in cooperation with the Associazione I Solisti Laudensi and Iberclassica Artists Agency, announces the first edition of:

“GAETANO AMADEO PRIZE 2019”

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professionals) of any nationality without age limits. The competition will take place in Genzone from 25 to 28 September 2019.

RULES

The eliminatory phases, semifinal and final, will take place from 25 to 28 September 2019 in Genzone.

The final will consist of a public concert to be held in the church of Santa Maria della Neve in Genzone (Italy).

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professional), of all nationalities and without age limits.

Registration phase:

Applications can be sent from 15 May 2019 to 15 September 2019

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATES PRESENT IN THE ELIMINATORY PHASES:

Candidates will be informed by e-mail within 20 September 2019; the names of the candidates will also be published on the website.

The competition is structured as follows:

ONLY ONE DAY OF ELIMINATORY ROUND FOR EACH CANDIDATE BY DRAWING

First eliminatory round: September 25th.

Second eliminatory round: September 26th.

Semifinal: September 27th.

Final: September 28th.

Each competitor / Ensemble will have a maximum time of 10 minutes for the test.

Category A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIST AND ALSO STUDENTS WITHOUT DEGREE:
1 Gaetano Amadeo: Compulsory piece for solo organ
2 A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ

Category B PROFESSIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC MUSICIAN:
A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ for: organ and voice /organ and instrument / organ and various ensemble

Category C FOR COMPOSER:
A piece without lenght limit, for solo organ / organ and voice or instrument / ensemble (also choir) with organ or free ensemble must be sent in PDF FORMAT by e-mail to: amadeoprize@gmail.com

Category D AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL:

A short piece for solo organ/organ and voice or instrument/ensemble with organ.

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEUR) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

DETAILS OF THE VIDEO FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT BE PRESENT AT THE ELIMINATOR PHASES of 25 and 26 September:

The video can contain a repertoire of any historical period, for solo organo or any kind of ensemble with both vocal and instrumental always accompanied by organ. The video must be played in streaming mode (the video must not be downloaded and can also be of a short piece.

The final is open to 3 competitors in category A and B. Competitors must play in the final concert which will take place on the same day and which will be an integral part of the competition.
The winners will be announced at the end of the final concert, with the audience present.
The musicians of category D, chosen by the commission can perform during the final concert at their discretion.

Those who have passed the elimination phase will receive a certificate of participation.

The final rounds of the competition will be open to the public and managers of international artist agencies will be present.

Jury:

The following members will be part of the jury:

M ° Giuseppe Monari, President of the jury
M ° Letizia Romiti, internationally renowned organist
M ° Fabio Merlini, Organist and Harpsichordist of the I Solisti Veneti Orchestra

NB: All the members of the jury will be present from the first day until the end of the competition. In case of illness or force majeure, the absent jury will be replaced by the organization with another member of the same international level.

Registration:

To register, you must send the application form and the required documents before midnight (00:00) GMT on September 15th 2019;

for any information: amadeoprize@gmail.com

8. Transfer and accommodation
Transfers and accommodation are up to the participants

9. Media rights
The candidates will by submitting their application hand over all rights of the TV and radio recordings to the Promoter, this includes all pictures taken on and off stage;
The candidates will also by submitting their application give their permission and approval to the Promoter to use the candidates’ names and pictures in press releases;

10. Final rules
The participation to the competition implies the full acceptance of the present rules. The organization reserves the right to change the rules of the competition in case of force majeure, in that case the organization will give prompt notification of any modification that may occur. For any legal action the English text of the announcement must be considered. The forum in charge is Lodi’s (Italy).