30 April - 5 May 2024

International Music Competition Città di Cervignano

guitar - flute - piano - violin - chamber music

Categories up to 30 years of age
Rules

Art.1 The competition

The third edition of the “Città di Cervignano” International Music Competition is organized by the AGM Academy (ASSOCIAZIONE AGM PER GLI STUDI ART. MUSICALI COREUTICI E LINGUIST. APS) of Cervignano del Friuli (UD – Italy). The objective of the competition is to promote the study of music, increase opportunities for international exchanges and support local talent. The competition is open to young musicians up to the age of 30 of any nationality, provided they have not won first prize in past editions in the same category in which they apply for admission. The competition is held annually.

Art.2 Procedures and location

The auditions will be held in-person at the locations to be announced by the AGM Association in Cervignano del Friuli (Ud-Italy) or nearby locations and will be evaluated by the committees according to the following schedule:

FLUTE and GUITAR Sections:

30 April 2024 : Auditions
1 May 2024 : Auditions and Winners’ Concert

PIANO and VIOLIN Sections:

2 May 2024 : Auditions
3 May 2024 : Auditions and Winners’ Concert

CHAMBER MUSIC Section:

4 May 2024 : Auditions
5 May 2024 : Auditions and Winners’ Concert

Art. 3 Sections

The competition is divided into five sections: Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin and Chamber Music. For each section there are different categories based on the participant’s age. Participation in the competition is permitted in more than one section; Each individual musician may participate in multiple ensembles in the Chamber Music section (example Duo and Quintet).

Art. 4 Repertoire

Performance from memory is not required. Program repertoire may not be changed except through written notification to the Competition Secretariat NO LATER THAN MONDAY 22 APRIL 2024. The performance of incomplete works (for example one movement of a Sonata) is permitted.

GUITAR Section: categories, repertoire and duration:

  • cat.A0 – Born after 1 January 2016, up to 5 minutes free program
  • cat.A – Born from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, up to 7 minutes free program
  • cat.B – Born from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013, up to 10 minutes free program
  • cat.C – Born from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011, up to 12 minutes free program
  • cat.D – Born from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, up to 15 minutes free program
  • cat.E – Born from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 20 minutes free program

Candidates in the Final Round may not perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.F – Born from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2005, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): free program up to 25 minutes

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.G – Born from 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2001, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 30 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

 

PIANO Section: categories, repertoire and duration:

  • cat.A0 – Born after 1 January 2016, up to 5 minutes free program
  • cat.A – Born from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, up to 7 minutes free program
  • cat.B – Born from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013, up to 10 minutes free program
  • cat.C – Born from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011, up to 12 minutes free program
  • cat.D – Born from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, up to 15 minutes free program
  • cat.E – Born from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 20 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.F – Born from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2005, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 25 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.G – Born from 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2001, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 30 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

 

VIOLIN Section: categories, repertoire and duration:

  • cat.A0 – Born after 1 January 2016, up to 5 minutes free program
  • cat.A – Born from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, up to 7 minutes free program
  • cat.B – Born from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013, up to 10 minutes free program
  • cat.C – Born from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011, up to 12 minutes free program
  • cat.D – Born from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, up to 15 minutes free program
  • cat.E – Born from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 20 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.F – Born from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2005, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 25 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

  • cat.G – Born from 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2001, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 30 minutes free program

In the Final Round it is not allowed to perform pieces already presented in Eliminatory.

 

FLUTE Section: categories, repertoire and duration:

  • cat.A0 – Born after 1 January 2016, up to 5 minutes free program
  • cat.A – Born from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, up to 7 minutes free program
  • cat.B – Born from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013, up to 10 minutes free program
  • cat.C – Born from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011, up to 12 minutes free program
  • cat.D – Born from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, up to 15 minutes free program
  • cat.E – Born from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: A Baroque Sonata of choice for flute and basso continuo to be performed with piano (indicative composers J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, G.F. Händel, G.Ph. Telemann), duration must be less than 10 minutes.

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): Free choice program for flute and piano including at least one piece from the 20th century lasting up to 20 minutes.

  • cat.F – Born from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2005, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory:

  1. One of the 12 Fantasies for flute solo by G.Ph. Telemann

  2. A piece for flute solo to be chosen from: E. Bozza, Image; J. Ibert, Piece; A. Honneger, Danse de la

    chevre

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted):

  1. Sonata for flute and piano to be chosen from: R. Muczynski, Sonata; C. Reinecke, “Undine” Sonata; P. Hindemith, Sonata; B. Martinu, Sonata; E. Denissow, Sonata

  2. First movement of one of the Concerts to be chosen from: F. Devienne, Concerto n. 7; Boccherini, Concerto op. 27; Mercadante, Concerto in Mi-minore; C. Reinecke, Concerto
  • cat.G – Born from 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2001, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory:

  1. Two movements from one of the pieces: J.S. Bach, Partita in la-minore or C.P.E Bach, Sonata in la- minore

  2. One piece for flute solo written after 1958, duration must be less than 7 minutes

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted):

  1. Free choice program for flute and piano lasting up to 20 minutes (indicative titles S. Prokofiev, Sonata; F. Poulenc, Sonata; F. Martin, Ballade, A. Casella, Sicilienne et burlesque; H. Dutilleux, Sonatine)

  2. First movement of one of the Concerts to be chosen from: J. Ibert, J. Rodrigo, C. Nielsen, A. Khachaturian

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CHAMBER MUSIC Section: ncategories, repertoire and duration:

  • cat.A – Born after 1 January 2011, up to 10 minutes free program

Each member of the ensemble must be of the required age.

  • cat.B – Born after 1 January 2006, up to 15 minutes free program

Each member of the ensemble must be of the required age.

  • cat.C – Born after 1 January 1994, there will be two rounds:

Eliminatory: up to 10 minutes free program

Final (max. 6 candidates admitted): up to 30 minutes free program

Each member of the ensemble must be of the required age.

Participation in the competition is open to chamber ensembles comprised of 2 to 12 people. Ensembles are limited to one piano. Electric or amplified instruments and prepared piano cannot be accepted. The organization has one piano and up to 12 standard music stands available for use during the audition. For rehearsals, candidates are expected to bring their own music stands and instruments, including any secondary/auxiliary instruments. Eligible repertoire includes original compositions or transcriptions already edited at the time of execution. Improvisation is not allowed.

Art. 5 – Auditions

The competitors will be called to perform by category according to the calendar defined by the organization. The calendar of the individual categories will be announced on the 24 APRIL 2024 and the competition will be open to the public, limited by available space. For more information about the day and time of their audition, competitors should contact the Competition Secretariat at concorso@agmaccademia.com or visit www.agmaccademia.com.


Participants must arrive a half hour before their audition with their identity documents ready at the time of their call. Maximum punctuality is requested and any delayed participants will be admitted only at jury final discretion, before the closing of the procedure relating to their Category.

The audition results will be communicated at the end of the jury deliberation.

Art. 6 – Jury

The appointed jury will be composed of conservatory professors, professional musicians and orchestra members. The jury will express its vote after a collective discussion on a scale of 100 points.

Any jury members who have or have had an educational relationship with candidates in the two years preceding the opening of the competition, will not be permitted to participate in the discussion or evaluation of said candidates, and their recusal will be annotated in the evaluation.

The association reserves the right to replace the announced members of the Jury or form a double commission for the section based on the logistical needs of the competition.

The jury members will be available after the awards ceremony to meet candidates for brief comments on the performances.

Art. 7 – Score and award

  • The overall winner for each category will be the competitor who has obtained the highest score (and not less) than 98/100.

  • The First tier of competitors will include candidates who have earned a score not less than 95/100.

  • The Second tier will include candidates who have earned a score not less than 90/100.

  • The Third tier will be made up of candidates who will have earned a score not less than 85/100.

The second and third place winners in categories A0, A, B, C, D, E, F will take place after the jury evaluation. The absolute winners and first place winners of all categories, as well as first, second and third place winners of category G will be awarded at the Winner’s Concert. The first, second and third place winners of all categories and sections will receive a Medal and a Diploma. A Diploma of Participation is provided for the other competitors.

The awards are as follows:

GUITAR Section

Category E
1st Prize with the highest score : High-quality instrument case

Category F
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G
1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert hosted by the AGM Association or Association-Partner of the Competition 2nd Prize : € 400.00
3rd Prize : € 200.00

PIANO Section

Category E
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 300.00

Category F
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G
1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert hosted by the AGM Association or Association-Partner of the Competition 2nd Prize : € 400.00
3rd Prize : € 200.00

VIOLIN Section

Category E
1st Prize with the highest score : High-quality case

Category F
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G
1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert hosted by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition 2nd Prize : € 400.00
3rd Prize : € 200.00

FLUTE Section

Category E
1st Prize with the highest score : High-quality instrument case

Category F
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G
1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert hosted by the AGM Association or Association-Partner of the Competition 2nd Prize : € 400.00
3rd Prize : € 200.00

CHAMBER MUSIC Section

Category B
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category C
1st Prize with the highest score : Prize of € 1000.00; Concert hosted by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition

The winners are obligated to perform free-of-charge during the Winner’s Concert, according to the order and program of the Competition and communicated to the competitors during the announcement of the winners. Failure to perform will result in the annulment and cancellation of the relevant prize. In the event of joint winners (ex aequo), the prize will be divided. Only a lump-sum expense reimbursement is provided for concerts in the prize.

Art. 8 – Registration Fee

GUITAR, PIANO, VIOLIN and FLUTE SECTIONS

A, A0, B category: € 40,00

C category: € 50,00


D category: € 60,00


E category: € 70,00

F,G category: € 80,00

CHAMBER MUSIC Section

Category A: € 30.00 per member, for groups of 6 to 12 components the fee is fixed at € 180.00 for the whole ensemble.

Category B: € 40,00 per member, for groups of 6 to 12 members the fee is fixed at € 240,00 for the whole ensemble.

Category C: € 50.00 per member, for groups of 6 to 12 members the fee is fixed at € 300.00 for the whole ensemble.

Competitors may be accompanied by their own pianist, for whom there is no participation fee. It is possible to request an accompanying pianist for the Competition with an additional contribution of € 50.00 for categories A0, A, B, C, D and € 70.00 for categories E, F, G. The request for the pianist must be made together with the application form, NO LATER THAN MONDAY 18 MARCH 2024. If the performance score is received after the deadline, the organization cannot guarantee an accompanying pianist. One day before or on the day of the auditions, there will be a rehearsal with the pianist according to a schedule that will be published on the website 3 days before.

Art. 9 – Application

The application form, accompanied by proof of payment of the registration fee, can be submitted starting from Monday 8th JANUARY 2024 to Monday 8th APRIL 2024 by filling in the specific form prepared by the organization on the website www.agmaccademia.com. The application with the request for the pianist must be made NO LATER THAN MONDAY 18 MARCH 2024.


The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer to:

ASSOCIAZIONE AGM PER GLI STUDI ART. MUSICALI COREUTICI E LINGUIST. APS

Bank : Credito Cooperativo – Cassa rurale ed artigiana del Friuli Venezia Giulia SC

Iban : IT 88 Q086 2263 7310 1700 0350 584


Bic/Swift : CCRTIT2T96A

Message: NAME SURNAME participant – Section – Category

Example: Mario Rossi – Flute – category F

Competitors from outside the EU can pay the fee on the association’s PayPal agmaccademia@outlook.com

All bank, PayPal and / or postal charges are at the expense of the competitor. The registration fee is non- refundable unless the competition is canceled or the Section is not activated. If the maximum number of auditions per section is exceeded, the management reserves the right to refuse further entries. The order in which registrations are received will be taken into account.

Art. 10 – Common regulation

Competitors may enroll in a Category equal to or higher than their age. For each Category there is a maximum duration limit which does not oblige Competitors to arrive at. In the event that the execution exceeds these limits, the Commission may interrupt the execution. The jury’s judgment will be final in all cases.

Art. 11 – Final regulation

Upon request the organization will provide, competitors, whenever possible, a room for practice.
 Candidates are required to supply their own instruments for their performances.

Registration in the competition implies full acceptance of the regulations described in this document. The registration fees for the competition include a membership card.


The organization of the competition does not assume responsibility for any risks or damages of any nature to people or things during the event.

The organization may make any decisions not specified in the announcement as regards the organization of the Competition itself.

Art. 12 – Privacy

The personal data provided with the application to participate in the Call will be processed in compliance with current legislation pursuant to the GDPR 2016/679 and subsequent amendments and additions.

A release/authorisation for the publication of photos and videos is requested at the time of registration.

 

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:

Monday 8 April 2024

 

FOR INFO:

concorso@agmaccademia.com