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!!! registration deadline
postponed to 23 June

21st "MARIA GIUBILEI"
International Piano Competition
2021 - Sansepolcro (AR - Italy)

 

- online preselection in June

- final fase in person 4-5 September

 

deadline for submission applications and pre-selection videos

12 June

Art.1 In order to support the improvement of musical culture and sustain young musicians, FIDAPA “Alta Valle del Tevere” (I.F.B.P.W. - International Federation of Business and Professional Women), in cooperation with Centro Studi Musicali della Valtiberina, promotes a contest of musical performance reserved to Italian and foreign pianists.

Art.2 The contest is made up of three different sections: 

“Contemporary Composer" Section

for piano or ensembles with piano up to quartet

Contestants must be aged 35 and under (born from 1986 onwards)

In case of ensemble, the age limit refers to the average age of the members,

while for each member the age limit must not exceed 37

“Marco Gennaioli” Section

for piano

Contestants must be aged 25 and under (born from 1996 onwards)

“Paola Baschetti” Section

for piano

Contestants must be aged 35 and under (born from 1986 onwards)

Art.3 The candidates will be allowed to take part in more than one section, provided that they meet the age limit conditions and have paid the cumulative fee.

Art.4 GENERAL CALENDAR

All sections include a preselection and a final phase to which up to 6 finalists will be admitted. The preselection will be made online through the evaluation of a video to be sent no later than 23 June (see articles 5, 6, 7, 8), whereas the final audition will take place at the Santa Chiara Auditorium in Sansepolcro (AR - Italy) on 4 and 5 September 2021. The award ceremony and the winners' concert will be held in the afternoon of Sunday, September 5. All the winners must participate and perform during the concert, as indicated by the jury, under penalty of decay from the award.

Art.5 APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

It will be possible to register from 15 May. Each candidate or ensemble must submit his application form, duly completed and signed (go to the Application Form), no later than 23 June 2021. The following documents must be attached:

- photocopy of an identity document (in the case of ensemble one for each component);

- curriculum vitae (only one in the case of ensemble) mentioning the name of the piano teachers who gave the applicant any kind of tuition in the last two years (from 2019);

- preselection video file (see article 7) indicating the link of YouTube from which to download it.

- payment receipt of enrolment fee, if paid by bank transfer to the following account:

BANCA DI ANGHIARI E STIA CREDITO COOPERATIVO (Sansepolcro) in the name of FIDAPA - 

IBAN: IT94 W0834571610000000014816 / BIC: ICRAITRR9L0

(!!! To pay with Debit/Credit card or PayPal is possible directly from the application form);

Registration without payment will not be accepted.

Art.6 PROGRAMMES

“Contemporary Composer” Section

for piano or ensembles with piano up to a quartet.

Preselection: a video lasting up to 15 minutes including the execution of one or more pieces composed from 1960 onwards.

Final phase (face-to-face): execution of a program up to 25 minutes including pieces (of one or more authors) composed from 1960 onwards. At least one piece must be composed before 1980 and at least another after 1980. Contestants are allowed to re-use pieces already presented in the preselection.

“Marco Gennaioli” Section

for piano

Preselection: a video lasting up to 15 minutes which must include the first movement of a sonata taken from Hayden, Clementi , Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and one or more pieces of which at least one by another composer of different period and style.

Final phase (face-to-face): execution of a free choice program up to 30 minutes including at least one piece from Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov. Pieces already presented in the preselection can be re-used. 

Playing from memory is required in this section, apart from pieces of contemporary composers.

“Paola Baschetti”Section

for piano

Preselection: a video lasting up to 15 minutes including one virtuoso étude by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Bartok, Scriabin, Strawinskij, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ligeti and one or more pieces of which at least one by a different composer from the étude.

Final phase (face-to-face): execution of a program up to 40 minutes including at least two different composers of different periods and styles. Pieces already presented in the preselection can be re-used. 

Playing from memory is required in this section, apart from pieces taken from contemporary composers.

Art.7 The video must be of good quality, must fully frame the performer, the keyboard with hands well visible and must reproduce a live performance without cuts. At the beginning of the recording, the candidates have to declare, on pain of exclusion, their name, surname and the Section which they are taking part in.

Art.8 The videos received will be evaluated by the Contest Jury who will select up to a maximum of six finalists for each section. The results will be published on www.studimusicalivaltiberina.it between 30 June and 4 July 2021. Contestants selected for the final audition will also receive the results via email.

Art.9 The Jury will be made up of eminent musicians, whose names are published on the contest site (see Jury). No member of the Jury must have any family relationships with the contestants. If Jurors are teaching a candidate or taught him/her in the previous two years (from 2019 to today), they must abstain from the evaluation of that candidate. The abstention is not required in the case of a single masterclass lasting for a maximum of fifteen consecutive days for each year. In accordance with what has just been said, each member of the Jury will sign a document specifying his or her position towards the contestants.

Art.10 PRIZES

“Contemporary Composer” Section

- 1st  Prize Diploma + 1.000€

- 2nd Prize Diploma

- 3rd  Prize Diploma

Finalist Diploma for all competitors admitted to the final stage

- Attendance allowance: Each finalist or ensemble participating in the final phase of the audition, with the exception of the first prize winner, will be awarded an attendance allowance, equal to the enrolment fee paid for this Section.

At the discretion of the event organizers, additional concerts may be awarded as prizes.

“Marco Gennaioli” Section

- 1st  Prize Diploma + 500€

- 2nd Prize Diploma

- 3rd  Prize Diploma

Finalist Diploma for all competitors admitted to the final stage

- “Masterclass Bonus” The first four top contestants will receive a bonus up to 670€ each to cover enrolment fees and costs of piano masterclasses chosen by them, and attended within a year from the prize ceremony (* see Note)

(The Masterclass Bonuses are offered by BMA Maglificio, Giorni Aldo, Piccini Paolo spa and Sensus Hairlovers)

- 2 Piano and Orchestra concerts A competitor among finalists participating in the final audition will be invited to perform in a concert for piano and orchestra with the Southbank Symphony Orchestra of London, to be scheduled in the summer 2022 first in London and then in Anghiari (AR – Italy). The winner of this prize will be selected by Simon Over, conductor of the Orchestra and member of the Jury. A contribution up to 1.000€ will be granted to the soloist to cover travel expenses for the two concerts.

- Attendance allowance: Each finalist participating in the final audition that will not be among prize or masterclass bonus winners, will be awarded an attendance allowance, equal to the enrolment fee paid for this Section.

At the discretion of the event organizers, additional awards and some concerts may be given out as prizes.

“Paola Baschetti” Section

- 1st  Prize Diploma + 2.500€ indivisible prize (offered by "Marco Gennaioli" Foundation)

- 2nd Prize Diploma + 1.000€ (offered by the Galardi Family)

- 3rd  Prize Diploma + 500€ (offered by FIDAPA BPW ITALY)

Finalist Diploma for all competitors admitted to the final stage

- Attendance allowance: Each finalist participating in the final audition that will not be among the winners, will be awarded an attendance allowance equal to the enrolment fee paid for this Section.

At the discretion of the event organizers, additional awards and some concerts may be given out as prizes.

(*) Note Masterclass Bonus - “Marco Gennaioli” Section (read carefully)

- The registration and frequency costs will be refunded up to a maximum amount of 670€ for attendance at master classes and piano master classes of any duration (even annual), organized by any institutions that propose relevant musical activities. These must be varied and not just limited to the master class which the refund is asked for. Also, they should not be at their first edition and must be visible and available online on a dedicated website or web page (must also be present in the English language version) whose address must be provided.

- Academic courses, courses granting academic qualifications or equivalent to academic qualifications will not be taken into consideration.

The documentation to be submitted must include: 

- the certificate of attendance, issued by the competent institution, on letterhead paper stamped and signed by the director or legal representative;

- the receipt of the payment for the enrolment and the attendance issued within the period of validity of the bonus (1 year starting from the date of awarding). 

Method of payment of the contribution

- The refund will be paid by bank transfer to the current account indicated by the winner (or other agreed methods). It will be reduced if the transfer costs exceed € 5;

- a maximum of two bank transfers will be possible for each winner;

- each bank transfer may be related to one or more master classes attended, up to a maximum total amount (of all the bank transfer paid) of € 670;

- this amount of money will be available up to one year from the date of the awarding at the prize ceremony; 

- a nominal commitment document showing in full these conditions will be issued by FIDAPA “Alta Valle del Tevere” (I.F.B.P.W. - International Federation of Business and Professional Women) and signed by the legal representative of this association.

Art.11 ENROLMENT FEES

                             “Contemporary Composer” Section: soloist 90€ - duo 140€. - trio 180€ - quartet 200€

                             “Marco Gennaioli” Section: 70€

                             “Paola Baschetti” Section: 100€

!!! In case of enrolment to the two sections Marco Gennaioli and Paola Baschetti

a 10% reduction will be granted.

Art.12 The organization reserves the right to take audio and video footage during all stages of the event, to be used for promotional purposes. No economic compensation is due to competitors for this use.

Art.13 14 According to article 10 of the law 675/96 on the use of personal data, we inform you that the personal data given when enroling will be kept and used only to send information related to the Association and, again in accordance with the already mentioned law, the holder of the personal data has the right to know, update, revise or cancel them, as well as to oppose to their use.

Art.14 ENROLMENT IMPLIES THE UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPLETE REGULATIONS IN THE ITALIAN VERSION.

CONTACTS

Artistic Director: Mauro Nadir Matteucci+39 393 4371610 narmat@fastwebnet.it

Organizational Help: Giovanna Miconi +39 338 4333906 giomiconi@inwind.it

Sansepolcro Tourist Office: +39 (0)575 740536 info@valtiberinaintoscana.it