Competition Conditions

Conditions

REGULATIONS, RULES AND CONDITIONS

OF

THE IV INTERNATIONAL LEOPOLD AUER

  VIOLIN AND STRING QUARTETS COMPETITION

Dates held:  October 15th to 23th , 2016
City: Saint-Petersburg. 

I. GENERAL CONDITION

Goals and objectives:

•        To contribute to development of Russian and global art of violin playing as a whole;
•        Popularization of the Russian school of violin playing;

•        To search for and support talented musicians;

•        To help gifted violinists in perfecting and augmenting their professional skills.

 

Main events:

1. Open International Competition for Violinists and String Quartets.

2. Master classes.

3. Competition prize winners’ Gala Concert.

4. Concerts of the members of the Jury 

Copyrights:

Hereby a Participant states that any third party will disclaim copyright and/or other legal rights on materials created during the Competition.

All rights for distribution of audio and video materials of the Competition, including commercial purposes, belong to the “Producer Center “The Russian Festival, LLC”.

Moreover, a Participant transfers rights gratis for broadcasting and distributing materials to the Organizing  Committee for an unlimited period of time.

Organizing Committee has a right to broadcast auditions of the Competition as well as the final Gala Concert on radio, television and internet, without any additional payments to Participants.

Audio and video recording during competitive auditions is prohibited.

 

II. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION.

 

The Competition will be held in two nominations:

1. Violinists (solo)
2. String Quartets.

 

Age Groups:

Junior: under 17;

Senior: between 17 through 35.

 Age of participant is defined at the date of Opening Ceremony of the Competition.

 

Rules for conducting Competition.

For Nominations «Quartets» (Junior, Senior Groups) and «Solo» «Junior Group», a Competition will be divided into two Rounds.

For Nominations «Solo» «Senior Group», a Competition will be divided into three Rounds.

No more than12 Participants will be allowed to participate in Round II in each category.

No more than 6 Participants will be allowed to participate in Round III (Final).

 

All auditions are held in public.

A Participant may give a performance with an accompanying concertmaster. If necessary, Organizers of the Competition may provide a Participant with a concertmaster (service by concertmaster –  1 hour rehearsal + 1 performans -50€.
Every extra hour of rehearsal is 40€. 

Payment should be made to "Russian Festival" LLC prior rehearsal. 

Guidelines for Application.

Any person wishing to take part in the Competition should send an Application for Participation.

 

Content of the Application for Participation:

Application Form prepared according to Form #1;

Competition Program prepared according to Form #2;

A copy of document confirming musical education (or Proof of the Current Student Status);

A copy of Passport or Birth Certificate;

Brief performance resume including names of the educational institutions, teachers, data on participating in other music competitions;

Photo (not less than 600х800 pixels in electronic form or 6х12 cm in printed form);

All materials submitted to the Competition will not be returned.

 

All documents should be submitted to the Organizing Committee by e-mail not later than May 31, 2015. Organizing Committee has a right not to consider applications received after the deadline date.

For applications sent by regular postal service submission date will be defined according to the stamp of the sending post office not later than June 30, 2015.

In case a candidate refuses to participate in the Competition no documents and entry fees will not be returned.

Decision on admission to participation in competitive auditions will be announced by Organizing Committee not later than June 30, 2015. All participants will receive an official Invitation.

A Participant should personally be responsible for applying and obtaining a Russian Entry Visa based on Invitation provided by the Organizing Committee.

On arrival to the Russian Federation a Participant is required to list all brought musical instruments in the customs declaration.

Signature of a Participant put in the Application Form confirms that He/She is fully agreed with Terms and Conditions stated in the current Regulations.

 

Address for submitting Registration Forms:

L. Auer Festival-Competition Management Office, 193149, St. Petersburg, ul. Rusanovskaya 19, korpus 3, Office 547 "Russian Festival " 

 

E-mail:

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Telephone Number for Inquiries:

Phone: +7 (911) 775-4190 Mon-Fri from 11:00 to 17:00.
Phone for urgent matters: +7 (905) 222-9041

 

Registration fees*:

* Fee is to be paid in rubles on the date of registration!

 

Participant.

Violinists (solo players) – 100€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment;

Quartets – 200€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment.

 

Guests:

•        Teachers – 50€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment (Registration Fees include: free-of-charge attendance of all Rounds of competitive performances, free-of-charge attendance of the Opening Concert as well as 1 (one) free-of-charge master class at your choice);

•        Guests – 30€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment (Registration Fees include: press kit, free-of-charge attendance of all Rounds of competitive performances, free-of-charge attendance of the Opening Concert).

 

Organizing Committee does not cover expenses on boarding and accommodation for Participants of the Competition from other domestic cities as well as for those who arrived from abroad.

All Participants should be ready to give a gratis performance in charity concerts organized within the framework of the Competition.

All Competition Winners are obliged to give a gratis performance in final Gala concert. In case a Participant refuses to take part in final Gala concert He/She may be deprived of the Prize.

 Competition Winners must be ready to give a performance in other concerts organized and financed by the Organizing Committee within 12 months after the Competition.

Compact disk with performances of one or more Competition Winners maybe recorded based on decision by the Organizing Committee.

 

 

Additional terms:

Master class.

Within the framework of the Competition there will be organized 7 (seven) open master classes by the Jury Members.

One master class fee – 25€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment.

Package includes 3 (Three) master classes– 70 € or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment.

Package composed of 4 (four) master classes* – 90€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment.

Package composed of 7 (seven) master classes* – 150€ or equivalent in Russian Rubles according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of the Russian Federation on day of payment.

 

Concerts.

Schedule of Concerts:

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Call us to find out about tickets available for attending Concerts:

+7 (812) 426-4048 Mon-Fri from 11:00 to 17:00.or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Accommodation.

Organizing Committee is ready to book for You a room in hotels of the City, with 5% discount:

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