1. The contest is open to musicians of both sexes and of all nationalities. Its aims are improving the knowledge of wind instruments, promoting and giving an opportunity to young instrumentalists and, at the same time, enhance the artistic and cultural heritage of the places hosting the competition.

2. The contest will take place in Carlino from the 26th to the 29th October 2017. The auditions will be held at the Auditorium of the parish church of SS. Tommaso and Protasio in Carlino. The rehearsals with the pianists collaborating to the contest will be at the Civic Centre in Carlino in Via Marano 1.

3. The categories and the tests in which the contest is organized are the following:

CATEGORY :                      

Clarinet Soloist “Baby": born after l'1-1-2005; without Diploma
Programme: Single Test

The applicant will have to perform a programme freely chosen and lasting no longer than 10 minutes. Studies or pieces for Clarinet Soloist are admitted as well as original pieces or transcriptions for Clarinet and piano, also in partial execution (only a movement), but not beyond the maximum time. The programme will have to be stated in the application form.

Clarinet Soloist “Junior A": born after l'1-1-2001; with or without Diploma
Programme: Single Test

The applicant will have to perform a programme freely chosen and lasting no longer than 13 minutes. Admitted only original pieces. The programme will have to be stated in the application form.

Clarinet Soloist “Junior B": born after l'1-1-1997; with or without Diploma
Programme: Single Test

a - C.M. von Weber  Concertino op.26 for Clarinet and Orchestra

b - The applicant will have to perform a programme freely chosen and lasting no longer than 12 minutes. Admitted only original pieces. The programme will have to be stated in the application form.

Clarinet Soloist "Senior":  born after l'1-1-1982; with or without Diploma
Programme: Eliminatory - Semifinal - Final

Eliminatory Phase:

- C.M. von Weber       Concerto n° 1 op.73 in f minor for clarinet and
                                   orchestra (only first movement)

Semifinal phase:

a -  Performance of one among the following Concerts at choice:
   -  C. M. von Weber  Concerto n°2 op.74
                                  for clarinet and orchestra (only first movement Allegro)             
   - L.Spohr                 Concerto nº1 op.26 
                                  for clarinet and orchestra (only first movement Allegro)
   - C.Nielsen              Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (to n° 20 or staff 314)     

b - Performance of one among the following pieces for Clarinet and Piano at choice: 
     - R. Schumann       Fantasiestucke op. 73                 
     - C.M. von Weber  Gran Duo Concertante op. 48    
     - J. Brahms            Sonata op. 120 n. 1                        
     - J. Brahms            Sonata op.120  n. 2
     - C. Debussy          Première Rhapsodie

Final Phase:

a - W. A. Mozart          Concerto in La Maggiore KV 622 (only first movement)

b - Performance of one among the following pieces for Clarinet Soloist at choice:
      - I. Strawinsky      Tre Pezzi
      - L. Berio               Sequenza IX
      - F. Donatoni         Clair 
      - V. Bucchi             Concerto
      - T. Olah                Sonata
      - J. Widmann         Fantasie for Clarinet

"Ensemble of Clarinets": each component born after 01/01/1982;
                                           with or without Diploma
For Ensemble of Clarinets must be meant groups in Trio or superior
Programme:
Single Test

The Ensemble will have to perform a programme freely chosen lasting no longer than 20 minutes.
Free repertory, also transcription are admitted provided that at least an original piece for ensemble of Clarinets will be included.
The programme will have to be stated in the application form.

4.  The candidates will have to bring the original pieces. The candidates of the categories “Baby”, “Junior A ”, “Junior B ” and “Ensemble of Clarinets” will have to sent the scores of the freely chosen pieces to the secretary’s office within the time for enrolment. All the pieces have to be played in the original form; facilitations or transcriptions are not allowed except for the category Clarinet Soloist “Baby”. The candidates of each category that have won the first prize cannot apply for the same category in the next year.

5. During the performance the candidate will be allowed to make use of the collaboration of a pianist. The pianist who will accompany the applicant may be a choice of the candidate or put at disposal by the organization; in this second case the candidate will have to state it in the application form so that the organizers have the opportunity to work out a rehearsal schedule, and make out a money transfer together with the application fee. The rehearsal rooms with piano are for the exclusive use of the pianist who collaborate with the contest and nobody else can use them to rehearsal.

6. The enrolment fees are:
€ 30,00 for the category Clarinet Soloist “Baby”
€ 50,00 for the category Clarinet Soloist "Junior A"
€ 55,00 for the category Clarinet Soloist "Junior B"
€ 70,00 for the category Clarinet Soloist “Senior”
- for Ensemble Category the fee is € 25.00 for each component, up to sixth. In addition, the fee is € 200,00 for Ensemble.

7. The fee for the pianist put at disposal by the organization is Euro 40,00 to be paid with the application fee (art.5).

8. Fees will have to be paid by money transfer made out to
Associazione Culturale Musicale “Nuova Banda di Carlino”
using current account  000000063273 ABI 08330 CAB 63990 CIN Y
IBAN IT22Y0833063990000000063273
SWIFT CODE ICRAITRR960 at Banca di Credito Cooperativo Bassa Friulana in Muzzana del Turgnano.
The registration fees could be refunded only for the situation of art. 22.

9. The application forms will have to:
a. be filled in using the form enclosed to the regulations, on a photocopy of it or using the form in the web site;
b. give all the information required in the form and add also:
- photocopy of a valid identity card - photocopy of the money transfer – copy of the freely chosen pieces (art. 4);

10. The application forms, filled in thoroughly and with the needed documentary evidence as written in the previous article, will have to be sent within the 30th September 2016 (the postmark will attest it), by registered letter using the following address:
Associazione Culturale Musicale “Nuova Banda di Carlino”
PO.Box 1266020.
33050 Carlino Udine Italia.
Within the same date the application forms can be sent to the following e-mail address:
segreteria(at)concorsoclarinettocarlino.org

11. It’s up to the committee board to accept or not applications sent after the above said date. The candidates can take part to more than one section, to a category superior to the one provided for the age, but not to a lower one.

12. At their arrival at Carlino all the candidates will have the chance to inform about the scheduled time for the audition, at the contest secretary’s office in Carlino Via Marano 1 (Civic Centre).

13. The candidates will have to arrive at the rehearsal in due time and with a valid identity card. The latecomers will be left out from the contest and only the committee will decide whether to admit the candidate again and anyway only when the delay is due to serious and well-grounded reasons, but on condition that the rehearsals of the section or category of the latecomer are not over. The rehearsals will be open to audience.

14. The calendar of the performances will be communicated by email and published on the web site of the contest from 15th October 2017. The candidates can ask information about that to the secretarial staff from that date.

15. All charges about travelling, board and lodging will have to be paid by the candidates. The secretarial staff will be at disposal to give the candidates all useful information about the hotels and restaurants which have an agreement with the contest.

16. The judging committee will be formed by international renowned professors. The members of the jury who have had a didactic relationship with a candidate in the previous two years will not take part in the assessment of the same. The committee, whenever necessary, will have the possibility to stop the performance or to have it repeated. The candidate will be allowed to go on playing, exceeding maximum time, within reasonable limits, if not interrupted by the committee.

17. The members of the judging committee will give their evaluation to each candidate. For the category Clarinet Soloist “Senior” the committee will choose the candidates who will take part in the semifinal phase. Will take part to the final phase the candidates who will get the best score, in any case with an evaluation not lower than 85/100. The score of each competitor will be given by the arithmetic average of the marks given by the single member of the committee after having taken off the highest and lowest marks. The results will be known by the applicants at the end of the performances of the whole category. If one member of the judging committee will be absent, whatever the reason may be, the Artistic Director will vote in his/her place.

18. The judging committee might also decide not to give the prizes, when, according to the members, whose judgement is not open to appeal, the artistic level is considered inadequate.

19. The prize are the following:

Category

Baby

Junior A

Junior B

Senior

Ensemble of Clarinets

I place

Euro 500

Euro 600

Euro 700

Euro 4.000(1)

Euro 700

II place

Euro 200

Euro 250

Euro 300

Euro 800

Diploma

III place

Euro 100

Euro 150

Euro 200

Euro 350

Diploma

Others

Attestation

Attestation

Attestation

Attestation

Attestation


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. Special prizes:
(1) Clarinet "Senior" Category: first place prize consists of a Clarinet Sib RC offered by Buffet&Crampon Paris Euro 3.000,00 worth and a money prize of Euro 1.000,00.

21. The prize giving and the closing concert will take place in the Auditorium of the parish church of SS. Tommaso and Protasio in Carlino, Sunday 29th October 2017 at 8.30pm. The first ones classified will have to perform without charge in the prize giving concert. The winners will have the opportunity to take the prize only in the occasion of the closing concert. The winner who should refuse to perform in the closing concert would lose the prize. At this concert the committee might ask other applicants to perform.

22. The organization might also cancel the contest for the categories with an insufficient number of competitors.  In that case the entrance fees of the  cancelled categories would be given back to the candidates.

23. Taking part in the contest implies the complete acceptance of these regulations and also of any change that the artistic direction and the organizing staff should introduce. All the rights for any possible phonic and audiovisual recordings are reserved to the festival organization and no remuneration can be asked for that. During the performances and the closing concert, phonic and audiovisual recordings are not allowed.

24. For any information the competitors can contact the secretarial office of the contest: 
Telephone/Fax +39 -(0)431 68587 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm to 10pm from 23rd August 2017.
E-mail  foreign@concorsoclarinettocarlino.org
Mobile  335 1838987 - 328 7429295 (from 12.30 to 2.30pm and after 6.30pm)

26. During the contest at the Civic Centre in Via Marano 1, a service, provided by the firm of Buttus Roberto technical assistance and fixing of instruments, will be at disposal to give assistance to reed instruments.

27. During the contest at the Arts Centre in Via Marano 1, will be prepared a clarinet exposition of Buffet&Crampon Paris.

28. The complete notice of the contest can be found at the following web addresses:
  www.concorsoclarinettocarlino.org      www.anbimafvg.it

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