2nd INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPOSITION COMPETITION (for voice or flute or oboe or violin and guitar)

2nd INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
(for voice or flute or oboe or violin and guitar)

Last year, in the contest of the 33rd International Guitar Festival of Volos, the 1st International Guitar Composition Competition for guitar and one or two other instruments from a list of six instruments, took place. 45 works from 25 countries were submitted and the Commission awarded three prizes and three honorable mentions. You can see the results for this competition at:
http://www.volosinternationalguitarfestival.com

After the great success of last year's competition, we have the pleasure to announce the holding of the 2nd International classical guitar composition competition, continuing our contribution to the enrichment and promotion of guitar chamber music.

Terms

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
The musical works should be written for one of the following combination of instruments:
One voice (soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) and guitar
Flute (or/and alto) and guitar
Oboe (or/and English Horn) and guitar
Violin and guitar.
The work with voice could be a small song cycle.
Flute and the Oboe could be switched to alto, flute and E.H. respectively during the execution of the musical work.
The duration of the work can vary from 5 to 10 minutes.
The lyrics or the poem, or the text, etc. of the songs can be written in the following languages: Greek (including Ancient), English, French, German, Spanish and Italian (including Latin).
In addition, for the songs it is required: to indicate the name of the poet or lyricist, etc. and or obviously no copyright to exist for the text (when e.g. more than 70 years have passed since the death of the author), either ensure the license for using the text and this to be so certified by a relevant document.
There is no restriction for participation in projects already interpreted publicly, published in any form, or got an award in another contest.
Each composer may participate with as many projects as he wishes (multiple entries).
The closing date for the projects submission is that of June 30rd, 2017.

The Judging Committee for the contest consists of Thodoros Antoniou (Chairman), Costas Cotsiolis, Leonidas Kanaris, Apostolos Paraskevas Dimitris kotronakis and Angeliki Cathariou.

There are three awards:

1st award:
Interpretation and live recording of the composition in a concert during the 2017-18 artistic period.
Publication of the composition by the “Papagrigoriou – Nakas” editions.
A money prize of 300 Euro.

2nd award:
Interpretation and live recording of the composition in a concert during the 2017-18 artistic period.
Publication of the composition by the “Papagrigoriou – Nakas” editions.
A money prize of 200 Euro.

3rd award:
Interpretation and live recording of the composition in a concert during the 2017-18 artistic period.
Publication of the composition by the “Papagrigoriou – Nakas” editions.
A money prize of 150 Euro.

The participants compete against the high artistic demands of the competition, so the jury reserves the right to withhold (or to divide) one or more of the prizes. And its judgment is final.
On the contrary, the Jury retains the ability to award honorary mentions to projects whose score will approach that of the laureates.
The results of the contest will be announced by the end of the Festival, will be posted on the Festival’s website and will be communicated to the winners via e-mail, through which they will also receive a certificate -diploma for this awarding in electronic form.
All participants will be informed by e-mail about the results and their ranking.
The organizers guarantee the anonymity of the participants. The only announcement shall include the prized works and their composers. Only with the assent of the composers, participating projects will be shared among interested people seeking relevant repertoire
Participation fee is € 30 for the first composition. For each additional composition the fee is € 20 (multiple entries).
The participation fee will be deposited in the account:
ALPHA BANK: 01 40 3860 3860 02101051 099 GR14-SWIFT/BIC: CRBAGR in the name: KOTSIOLIS KONSTANTINOS or with PAYPAL using the following email adress:vigfcompositioncompetition@gmail.com (For PAYPAL please include your name and the number of works)
Any bank charges are paid by the participant.

On the score itself there will be not the name of the composer. A five-digit number (irregular please) of the composers’ choice will be written instead.
The works will be sent by e-mail in PDF format (including as name of the file: “score” and the five digit number) at the address: contact@leonidaskanaris.com

Also, along with the score will be sent in separate files:
The completed entry form (titled: EF plus the 5-digit number).
For the songs, the document that ensures the copyright (if this is the case) with file title: (CR plus the 5 digit number)
Scanned copy (in pdf format) of the deposit slip, entitled file:( DS plus the 5 digit number). The entry form can be downloaded HERE.
In cases of multi – entering, each project will be submitted with its own five digit number, a separate registration form for each participation and total bank receipt.
All projects with their accompanying files will be sent with the same e-mail.
Possible recording of the composition (regular or midi), although optional, is welcome and sent in mp3 format (together with the other accompanying files) with name of the file:( REC plus the 5 digit number)- If the size is too large please send it by “We transfer”.
Τhe participants declare that, if awarded a prize, they will promptly send separate parts of the instruments and they will allow (without pay) the above mentioned performances and sound or/and video recordings of their work.
For the execution of the prized songs the voices available in the Festival is tenor and mezzo and with these voices the works for baritone or soprano will be presented respectively (if the composers do not disagree). It is likely though that works for alto or bass might not be performed by the above singers (due to vocal limits).
The compositions that will get the prizes will be published (if unpublished) under the terms already used by the above publishers for their repertoire productions.
Participation in the contest implies automatic acceptance of the above terms.
More details for the above, if needed, can be obtained by Leonidas Kanaris, who is responsible for the composition contest at: contact@leonidaskanaris.com or at the telephone number: 0030 69760 68108

30 Jun 2017
30.00
Euro (EUR)