April 30-May 5, 2024

International Musical Competition City of Cervignano

guitar - flute - piano - violin - chamber music

Categories up to 30 years of age
Results
LOCATIONS

CASA DELLA MUSICA

Info Point

Bar

Auditions

Rehearsal rooms

PASOLINI THEATER

Auditions

Winners’ Concerts

SALA AURORA

Auditions

Concerts

Rehearsal rooms

AGM ACADEMY

  • Rehearsal rooms
Regulations

RULES

Art.1 The competition

The third edition of the International Music Competition “City of Cervignano” is organized by the AGM Academy (AGM Association – Center for Artistic, Musical, Choreographic and Linguistic Studies APS) of Cervignano del Friuli (UD) with the aim of fostering the study of classical music, increasing international exchanges and enhancing local resources. The competition is open to young musicians up to 30 years of age of any nationality, as long as they have not been first prize winners in past editions, in the same category in which they apply for admission. The competition is held annually.

Art.2 Mode of conduct and venues

Auditions will be held in person, at venues identified by the AGM Association in Cervignano del Friuli (UD – Italy) or neighboring countries, and will be evaluated by committees following the schedule:

Flute and Guitar Sections.:

April 30, 2024 : Auditions

May 1, 2024 : Auditions and Winners Concert

PIANO and VIOLIN Sections :

May 2, 2024 : Auditions

May 3, 2024 : Auditions and Winners Concert

CHAMBER MUSIC Section.:

May 4, 2024 : Auditions

May 5, 2024 : Auditions and Winners Concert

Art. 3 Sections

The competition is divided into five sections: Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin and Chamber Music. There are different categories for each section depending on the age of the participants. Participation in the competition in more than one section is allowed; participation of the individual musician in more than one ensemble in the Chamber Music section (e.g. Duo and Quintet) is allowed.

Art. 4 Repertoires

Memory execution is not required. Selected pieces may not be changed unless written notice is given to the Competition Secretary NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024. Performance of incomplete works (e.g., one movement of a Sonata) is permitted.

CHITAR Section.: categories, repertoire and performance time:

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

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 20 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.F – Born from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 25 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.G – Born from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 30 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

PIANO Section: categories, repertoire and performance time:

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

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 20 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.F – Born from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 25 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.G – Born from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 30 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

VIOLIN Section: categories, repertoire and performance time:

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

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 20 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.F – Born from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 25 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

  • cat.G – Born from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001, two trials divided into.

Elimination round: free program up to 10 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed): free program up to 30 minutes

Those admitted to the Final round may not perform pieces already presented in the Eliminatory round.

FLAUTO Section.: categories, repertoire and duration of performance:

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

Eliminatory: A free-choice Baroque Sonata for flute and basso continuo to be performed with piano (by way of indicative J.S.Bach, A.Vivaldi, G.F.Händel, G.Ph.Telemann), maximum duration 10 minutes

Final (maximum of 6 candidates admitted): Free program for solo flute and/or with piano that includes at least one piece from the 20th century, maximum duration 20 minutes.

  • cat.F – Born from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005, two trials divided into.

Elimination:

  1. A Fantasia of your choice from 12 Fantasias for solo flute by G.Ph.Telemann
  2. One piece for solo flute to be chosen from E.Bozza, Image; J.Ibert, Piece; A.Honneger, Danse de la chevre

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed):

  1. One Sonata for flute and piano to be chosen from: R.Muczynski, Sonata; C.Reinecke, Sonata; P.Hindemith, Sonata; B.Martinu, Sonata; E.Denissow, Sonata
  2. First concerto movement of your choice from: F.Devienne, Concerto No.7; L.Boccherini, Concerto op.27; S.Mercadante, Concerto in E-minor; C.Reinecke, Concerto
  • cat.G – Born from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001, two trials divided into.

Elimination:

  1. Two movements from J.S.Bach, Partita in A-minor/C.Ph.E.Bach, Sonata in A-minor
  2. One piece for solo flute of free choice written after 1958, maximum duration 7 minutes

Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed):

  1. Free-choice program for flute and piano lasting up to 20 minutes (as an indication S.Prokofiev, Sonata; F.Poulenc, Sonata; F.Martin, Ballade; A.Casella, Sicilienne et Burlesque; H.Dutilleux, Sonatine)
  2. First concerto movement of your choice from: J.Ibert, J.Rodrigo, C.Nielsen, A.Khachaturian


CHAMBER MUSIC Section.
: categories, repertoire and performance time:

  • cat.A – born after January 1, 2011, free program up to 10 min

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

  • cat.B – born after January 1, 2006, free program up to 15 min

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

  • cat.C – born after January 1, 1994, two trials divided into :
  1. Elimination round: free choice program, maximum duration 10 minutes
  2. Final (maximum 6 candidates allowed) : free choice program, maximum duration 30 minutes

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

Chamber groups from duo up to groups of 12 members with a maximum of one piano in the ensemble may take part in the competition. Electronic and amplified instruments, prepared piano are not allowed. The organization provides a solo piano and 12 music stands. Candidates should provide their own music stand for rehearsal and all those instruments/accessories useful for their rehearsal; any other instruments necessary for the performance are the responsibility of the candidates. Performances of transcriptions and elaborations already edited at the time of performance are permitted. Improvisation is not allowed.

Art. 5 – Auditions

Competitors will be called to rehearsals by category according to schedule set by the management. The Calendar for the individual Categories will be announced by APRIL 23, 2024, and the rehearsals will be public, subject to available spaces. For more information regarding the day and time of their audition, Contestants can contact the Competition Secretary at concorso@agmaccademia.com or visit www.agmaccademia.com.

Participants will be required to report half an hour before their audition with their IDs for roll call. Punctuality is requested and any delays will be allowed only at the sole discretion of the Jury, before the closing of the Minutes related to their Category.

The results of the auditions will be announced upon completion of the Juries’ evaluations.

Art. 6 – Juries

The appointed juries will consist of conservatory professors, professional musicians and orchestral professors. Juries cast their votes in hundredths after a collective discussion.

Members of the Juries who have current or have had teaching relationships with candidates for the competition in the two years prior to the start date of the competition may not participate in either the discussion or the evaluation of the candidates, with a note on the minutes.

The competition management reserves the right to substitute announced jury members or form a double section committee according to the logistical needs of the competition.

The Juries are available after the awards to meet with the candidates for a brief commentary on the performances.

Art. 7 – Scores and prizes

  • The overall winner for each Category will be the contestant with the highest score of not less than 98/100.
  • First place is awarded to Competitors who have scored no less than 95/100.
  • Second-place finishers those with a score of not less than 90/100.
  • Third-place finishers those with a score of not less than 85/100.

The awards for the second, third-place finishers in categories A0, A, B, C, D, E, F will take place at the end of the juries’ evaluations. At the Awards Concert, the overall winners and first runners-up of all categories and overall winners, first, second and third runners-up of category G will be summoned for the awards ceremony. A Medal and Diploma is provided for the first, second and third place winners in all categories and sections. A Diploma of Participation is provided for other competitors.

The Awards are as follows:

GUITAR Section

Category E

To the First place winner with the highest score : High quality case

Category F

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G

1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert offered by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition

2nd Prize : €400.00

3rd Prize : €200.00

PIANO Section

Category E

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 300.00

Category F

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G

1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert offered by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition

2nd Prize : €400.00

3rd Prize : €200.00

VIOLIN Section

Category E

To the First place winner with the highest score : High quality case

Category F

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G

1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert offered by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition

2nd Prize : €400.00

3rd Prize : €200.00

FLUTE Section

Category E

To the First place winner with the highest score : High quality case

Category F

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category G

1st Prize : € 800.00; a Concert offered by the AGM Association or the Association-Partner of the Competition

2nd Prize : €400.00

3rd Prize : €200.00

CHAMBER MUSIC Section

Category B

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 500.00

Category C

To the First place winner with the highest score : Prize of € 1000.00; a Concert offered by the Association-Partner of the Competition

The winners will be obliged to perform free of charge during the award concert, according to the order and program prepared by the management, and communicated to the contestants during the announcement of the winners, under penalty of cancellation of the respective Prize. In the event that there is an ex aequo winner, the prize will be divided. Only a lump-sum expense reimbursement is provided for prize concerts.

Art. 8 – Registration fees

CHITAR section, PIANO section, VIOLIN section, FLUTE section.

Categories A0, A, B: € 40.00

Category C: €50.00

Category D: € 60.00

Category E: €70.00

Categories F, G: € 80.00

CHAMBER MUSIC Section

Categories A: € 30.00 per component, for groups from 6 to 12 components the fee is fixed at € 180.00 for the entire formation

Category B: € 40.00 per component, for groups from 6 to 12 components the fee is fixed at € 240.00 for the entire formation

Category C: € 50.00 per component, for groups from 6 to 12 components the fee is fixed at € 300.00 for the entire formation

Competitors may be accompanied by their own pianist, for whom there is no fee. It is possible to apply for the accompanying pianist of the Competition for an additional fee of € 50.00 for categories A0, A, B, C, D and € 70.00 for categories E, F, G. The pianist’s request must be made along with the application form, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024. In case the performance score is received after the deadline, the organization cannot guarantee the 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 posted on the website 3 days before.

Art. 9 – Application for membership

Applications can be submitted from MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2024 to MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024 by filling out the appropriate form prepared by the organization at www.agmaccademia.com, accompanied by proof of payment of the registration fee. For registrations with a request for an accompanying pianist, the registration deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024.

The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer payable to:

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

Bank : Credito Cooperativo – Rural and Artisan Bank of Friuli Venezia Giulia SC

Iban : IT 88 Q086 2263 7310 1700 0350 584

Bic/Swift : CCRTIT2T96A

Reason for payment : candidate’s SURNAME NAME – Section – Category.

Ex. Mario Rossi – Flute – category

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 the responsibility of the contestant. The registration fee and pianist fee is non-refundable unless the competition is cancelled or the Section is not activated. If the maximum number of auditions per section is exceeded, the management reserves the right to stop accepting entries. The order of arrival of entries will be taken into account.

Art. 10 – Common standards

Competitors may enter a Category equal to or greater than their age.

Overall winners or first prize winners of previous editions may re-register for the Competition only to the next higher category.

There is a maximum duration limit for each Category that does not oblige Competitors to reach it.

In the event that execution exceeds these limits, the Commission could stop execution.

The final judgment of the jury will be final.

Art. 11 – Final Rules.

The organization provides a classroom for competitors to rehearse upon request, subject to the availability of facilities.

Candidates will be the ones to equip themselves with all those tools and accessories that are useful for their test.

Entry in the Competition implies full acceptance of the Rules contained in these Regulations.

Competition entry fees include the membership card.

The contest organization does not assume responsibility for any risks or damages of any kind to persons or property during the event.

The Management of the Competition may make any decision not specified on the announcement, regarding the organization of the Competition itself.

Art. 12 – Privacy

The personal data provided with the application for participation in the Call will be processed in accordance with current legislation under GDPR 2016/679 and subsequent amendments and supplements.

Release/authorization for publication of photos and videos is requested at the time of registration.

FOR INFO:

concorso@agmaccademia.com

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