REGULATIONS XXVII INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
G. CAMPOCHIARO FOR PIANO, VIOLIN,
VIOLA,
CHAMBER MUSIC AND OPERA SINGING
 

III NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR UNIFIED SCHOOLS
(PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MUSIC SCHOOLS),
MUSIC ACADEMIES AND MUSIC COLLEGES

PIANO AND TRANSVERSE FLUTE MASTERCLASSES
From 19th to 22th November 2018

 

ART. 1 PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION

The musical association “Pedara per Gianluca Campochiaro“, with its headquarter in Pedara (Ct), announces and organizes, under the High Patronage and with the support of the Region Sicily (Tourism, Sport and Entertainment Department) and the Municipality of Catania (Culture Department), the University of Catania, the Institute of Musical High Culture “V. Bellini” in Catania, the 27th International Competition and Third National Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro” for young musicians (Soloists and Ensembles of up to 35 components), with the aim of endorsing the musical culture among young people, identifying and promoting the artistic achievement of emerging talents as well as of culturally and touristically promoting the host region of the competition.

Participation in the competition is open to musicians of all nationalities.

ART. 2: THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The auditions of the International Competition will take place at the premises of the Musical Institute “V. Bellini” in Catania, as well as at the University Camplus of Aragona and at the Palace of Culture from 13th to 17th November 2018. The gala and award ceremony of the First Absolute Prizes, will be held on 18th November 2018 in Catania at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini”.

SECTIONS

The International Competition will be divided into the following Sections:

1) PIANO

2) VIOLIN

3) VIOLA

4) OPERA SINGING

5) PIANO FOUR HANDS

6) CHAMBER MUSIC (WITH OR WITHOUT PIANO)

CATEGORIES 

SECTION 1 and 2 (Piano and Violin Soloists)

Cat. A up to the age of 10 at the competition date

Cat. B up to the age of 13 at the competition date

Cat. C up to the age of 16 at the competition date

Cat. D up to the age of 19 at the competition date

Cat. E up to the age of 24 at the competition date

Cat. F up to the age of 30 at the competition date

SECTION 3 (Viola Soloists)

Cat. A up to the age of 19 at the competition date

Cat. B up to the age of 24 at the competition date

Cat. C up to the age of 30 at the competition date

 

SECTION 4 (Opera singing)

Cat. A up to the age of 24 at the competition date

Cat. B up to the age of 35 at the competition date

SECTION 5 (Piano Four Hands)

Cat. A up to the age of 12 referring to the average age of the duo

Cat. B up to the age of 18 referring to the average age of the duo

Cat. C with no age limit

SECTION 6 (Chamber Music)

Cat. A ensembles from duo to sextet up to the age of 16 years old

Cat. B ensembles from duo to sextet up to the age of 24 years old

Cat. C any ensemble from two to ten components without age limit

MUSIC PROGRAMME AND DURATION ALLOWED IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 

SECTION 1 Piano solo 

The competition will take place in a single round for Cat. A B C D and E, in two rounds for Cat. F

Cat. A free programme with a maximum duration of 8 minutes

Cat. B free programme with a maximum duration of 12 minutes

Cat C free programme with a maximum duration of 15 minutes, including two or more pieces by different authors and/or times

Cat D free selectable programme with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, including two or more pieces by different authors and/or times

Cat E free choice programme with a maximum length of 25 minutes, including two or more pieces by different authors and/or times

For Cat F there will be two rounds and each round must include two or more pieces from different times and/or authors:

FIRST ROUND: free programme with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

SECOND ROUND: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 minutes

During the second round, the pieces already presented for the first round may not be performed.

Candidates with a minimum score of 88/100 will be admitted to the second round.

Contestants are not required to reach the maximum duration of minutes allowed.

Memory execution is compulsory.

The jury has the right of interrupting the performance if it exceeds the tolerance of one minute beyond the limit set by the regulations for each category.

Among the winners in each category, the jury will choose the representative of the Piano Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

SECTION 2: Violin 

The competition takes place in a single round, with the performance of at least two pieces among those presented, contrasting in character and style.

Cat. A free programme with a maximum duration of 10 minutes

Cat B: free programme with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

Cat. C: free programme with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

Cat. D: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 minutes

Cat. E: free programme with a maximum duration of 30 minutes

Cat. F: free programme with a maximum duration of 35 minutes

Among the winners in each category, the jury will choose the representative of the Violin Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

SECTION 3: Viola 

The competition will take place in a single round with the performance of at least two pieces among those presented, contrasting in character and style.

Cat. A: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 min.

Cat. B: free programme with a maximum duration of 30 min.

Cat. C: free programme with a maximum duration of 35 min.

Among the winners in each category, the jury will choose the representative of the Viola Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

SECTION 4: Opera singing (soloists)

The competition takes place in a single round with the performance of one or more arias, one of which in Italian, at the choice of the jury among those presented by the contestant.

Each candidate must present a programme of at least 4 arias from the opera repertoire (possibly with recitative and cabaletta), contrasting in character and style, to be performed in original tonality and language (at least one of which in Italian) of the total duration:

Cat. A: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 min.

Cat. B: free programme with a maximum duration of 30 min.

Among the winners in each category, the jury will choose the representative of the Opera Singing Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

SECTION 5: Piano Four-Hands 

Cat. A: free programme with a maximum duration of 10 minutes.

Cat. B: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 minutes including at least two pieces of your choice, contrasting in character and/or style.

Cat. C: free programme with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, including at least two pieces of your choice, contrasting in character and/or style.

Among the absolute winners of the three categories, the jury will choose the representative of the Piano Four Hands Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

SECTION 6 Chamber Music 

Instrumental ensembles from two to ten components with or without piano.

 The competition takes place in a single round, with the performance of one or more pieces, of your choice.

Cat. A: free programme with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

Cat. B: free programme with a maximum duration of 20 minutes

Cat. C: free programme with a maximum duration of 30 minutes

Among the winners in each category, the jury will choose the representative of the Chamber Music Section, who will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Award 2018 on the occasion of the final evening scheduled at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

ENTRY FEES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 

SEZ 1, 2, 3, 4 (Piano, Violin, Viola and Opera Singing)

Cat. A B C D E F: 60 Euro

SEZ. 5 e 6 (Piano Four Hands and Chamber Music)

Cat. A B and C 40 Euro for each contestant

PIANO ACCOMPANIST

Contestants of Section 2, 3, 4, may avail themselves of the collaboration of an accompanying pianist, whose performance will not affect the assessment of contestants.

The organization, upon candidate’s request, can make it available, paying a fee, the service of an accompanying pianist (see list of fees).

It will be the candidate’s responsibility to send a copy (in PDF format) of the selected pieces to the Artistic Direction of the Competition, within the date fixed for the presentation (on-line) of participants’ application in the competition.

Fees for the accompanying pianist, if requested, made available to the Competition Organization, including a test with the pianist, the day before the Competition and accompaniment for the audition:

Sections 2 and 3 Cat. A and B: 40 Euro

Sec. 2 and 3 Cat. C and D: 50 Euro

Sec. 2 and 3 Cat. E and F: 60 Euro

Sect. 4 Cat. A, B, C: 60 Euro

PARTICIPANTS’ ASSESSMENT AND PRIZE AWARDING 

Participants’ assessment is expressed in hundredths (from 1 to 100/100).

Prizes will be awarded according to the following table:

For a score from 98/100 to 100/100 the First Absolute Prize will be awarded.

For a score from 95/100 to 97/100 the First Prize will be awarded

For a score from 90/100 to 94/100 the Second prize will be awarded

For a score from 85/100 to 89/100 the Third Prize will be awarded

Those who obtain a score from 80 to 84/100 will be appointed Meritorious.

General rule on the prizes awarding 

In the event that more than one contestant in the same category are winners of a First Absolute Prize, the scholarship will be awarded to the contestant who has the highest score and in case of absolute equality of score, the cash prize will be divided into equal parts.

NOTIFICATION OF THE RESULTS FOR EACH CATEGORY 

The results of the rounds will be announced at the end of the auditions in each category, followed by conferring the First, Second and Third Prize, with the delivering of the Diplomas of merit and participation.

The Absolute winners of the International Competition will be awarded on the occasion of the gala evening held on 18/11/18 at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.

Participation by absolute winners in the Concerts is compulsory, under penalty of losing the prize itself and, if any, of relative scholarship.

The Absolute Prizes and relative scholarships will not be sent after the date of the Award Gala Concert.

ORDINARY PRIZES

SECTION 1 e 2 PIANO & VIOLIN 

CAT. A

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE (98/100): Euro 100 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. B

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 150 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

Cat. C

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 150 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

Cat. D

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 200 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

Cat. E

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 250 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

Cat. F

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 300 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

SECTION 3 VIOLA

CAT.A

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 200 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. B

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 250 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. C

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 300 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE, Diploma

SECTION 4 OPERA SINGING

CAT. A

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 200 Scholarship

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. B

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 300 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

SECTION 5 PIANO FOUR HANDS

CAT. A

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 100 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup for each contestant

FIRST, SECOND and THIRD PRIZES: Diploma for each contestant

CAT. B

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 200 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup for each contestant

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma for each contestant

CAT. C

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 300 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup for each contestant

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZES: Diploma for each contestant

SECTION 6 CHAMBER MUSIC

CAT A

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 200 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. B

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 250 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

CAT. C

FIRST ABSOLUTE PRIZE: Euro 300 Scholarship, Diploma and Cup

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: Diploma

NB: All prizes, with the exception of the First Absolute Prizes, will be handed out immediately after the winners’ announcement at the end of each individual Category.

 

SPECIAL PRIZES 

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestant of Section 1 who, representing the above section, will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize, on the occasion of the “Finalissima” to be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, 18th November, 2018.

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestant of Section 2 who, representing the above section, will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize, on the occasion of the “Finalissima” to be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, 18th November, 2018.

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestant of Section 3 who, representing the above section, will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize, on the occasion of the “Finalissima” to be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, scheduled on 18th November, 2018.

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestant of Section 4 representing the aforementioned Section will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize on the occasion of the “Finalissima which will be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, on 18th November, 2018.

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestants of Section 5 who, representing the above section, will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize on the occasion of the “Finalissima” to be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, 18th November, 2018.

300 Euro SCHOLARSHIP to be assigned to the contestants of Section 6 who, representing the above section, will compete for the “Gianluca Campochiaro” Prize on the occasion of the “Finalissima” to be held at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania on 18th November, 2018.

General rule on the award of Special Prizes

 If deemed necessary by Artistic Directors, they may change the destination of these Special Prizes. It is also the Organizing Committee’s right of supplementing and/or modifying the nature, type and size of the above-mentioned Special Prizes, in case of special circumstances.

FINALISSIMA, “GIANLUCA CAMPOCHIARO” 2018 PRIZE AWARDING

 On Sunday 18th November 2018 will take place the “FINALISSIMA” in a single round that will decide the winner of “Gianluca Campochiaro” 2018 Prize.

The Six representatives of Sections 1-2-3-4-5-6, selected by their respective juries, will compete for the Prize from among those who are winners of a First Absolute Prize in the Category.

Programme: a piece of your choice, from the ones presented at the competition, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

“GIANLUCA CAMPOCHIARO” PRIZE 

The “Gianluca Campochiaro” 2018 award will be offered to honour the memory of the musician who died prematurely, consisting of a scholarship of €1,250 and will be awarded to the winner of the “Finalissima” of the 27th edition of the International Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro”, organized on the occasion of the Gala Evening scheduled on 18th November 2018, at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.

Representatives of Sections 1-2-3-4-5-6 chosen by the section juries, from among those who are winners of an Absolute First Prize in the Category, may compete for the Prize.

Art. 3 III NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR UNIFIED SCHOOLS (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MUSIC SCHOOLS), MUSIC ACADEMIES AND MUSIC COLLEGES

Available on the Italian Version of this Regulation.

Art. 4 GENERAL RULE RELATING TO THE DECISION OF THE JURIES

 The juries’ decisions will be final and irrevocable and they will have the right, at their sole discretion, of interrupting or reducing the performance of the pieces presented as well as of not awarding prizes, if the performances do not reach an adequate artistic level.

Furthermore, the committees’ members will refrain from expressing their opinions in the categories in which there is the participation of students with whom they have or had, in the past two years, private or public educational relationships.

Art. 5 ENROLLMENT MODALITIES

Participants of all sections must submit the application form by 3rd November 2018, duly completed in all its parts, to the relevant e-mail addresses for each section published on the official website of the Competition, to which must be attached: a copy of the identity document, the music programme to be performed (specifying the author, the edition and the duration) and the details of the bank transfer made for the registration fee, diversified by section and/or category.

Holder of the current bank account:

Associazione musicale “Pedara per Gianluca Campochiaro”

Credito Valtellinese

Agenzia di Cannizzaro

Aci Castello(CT)

IBAN: IT23A0521626110000008985497

SWIFT: BPCVIT2S

 NB: Participants who have a family (or other) tie with a member of the jury of the contestant’s interest section are not allowed to participating in the competition.

ART. 6 JURIES

The selection boards (juries) of the 10 Sections will be composed, in concert with the Artistic Directors: Prof. Igor Coretti Kuret, Prof. Carmelita Cocuccio, (International Competition) Prof. Chiara Bonaventura, (National Competition) and the Presidency of the Association, by famous Italian and foreign musicians (Renowned Soloists, Conservatory and Music Institutes teachers, Orchestra Directors etc.).

ART. 7 AUDITIONS SCHEDULE

The auditions schedule will be published for registration on the website, no sooner than three days after the deadline.

You can try the piano made available for auditions, according to a timetable that is published on the website in due time and in any case after the deadline for registrations.

Study piano candidates will be provided upon request at the time of registration.

You can request further information regarding these rules by contacting the respective Artistic Directors:

Igor Coretti Kuret (email,tel. +39 3355416992);
For the Sections 2, 3, 4 and 6: Violin (solist) and Viola (solist) – Opera singing (solist) – Chamber Music.

Carmelita Cocuccio (email, tel. +39 3388968235);
For the Sections  1 and 5: Piano (solist) – Piano four hands

Chiara Bonaventura (email , tel. +39 3402652936);
For the National Competition Sections 7, 8, 9 and 10: Istituti Comprensivi ad indirizzo musicale e Accademie;  Licei Musicali;  Musica d’insieme Istituti Comprensivi e Accademie;  Musica d’insieme Licei Musicali

Therefore, no other person is authorized to provide information in this regard.

ART. 8 APPLICANTS’ DUTIES

 Candidates’ participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of these rules which the Association reserves the right of modifying in case they considered it as necessary.

For any matter which is mentioned in these regulations, reference is made to the decisional discretion of Artistic Directors: Igor Coretti Kuret and Carmelita Cocuccio.

It should also be noted that the International Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro” can also be found through the following sites:

www.musicalchairs.info / www.cantarelopera.com

 

ART. 9  PIANO MASTERCLAS and TRANSVERSE FLUTE MASTERCLASS

 From 19th to 22nd November, the following Masterclasses will be held:

Piano, conducted by Maestro Roberto Cappello

Transverse flute held by Francesca Salvemini, teacher

 

Application forms, filled in in every section together with the receipt of the registration and participation fees’ payments, must be received by 5th November 2018 at the following address:
ad_cocuccio@concorsointernazionalegianlucacampochiaro.it

Holder of the current bank account:

Associazione musicale “Pedara per Gianluca Campochiaro”

Credito Valtellinese – Agenzia di Cannizzaro – Aci Castello(CT)

IBAN: IT23A0521626110000008985497

SWIFT: BPCVIT2S

For questions regarding Masterclasses, please contact:
Prof. Carmelita Cocuccio (email, tel. +39 3388968235);

All participants will receive a Participation Diploma (from Participant or Listener) signed by the Teacher.