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 25th to the 28th October 2018. 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'1-1-2006; 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'1-1-2002; 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'1-1-1998; with or without Diploma
Programme: Eliminatory - Final

Eliminatory Phase:

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

Final Phase:

   - The applicant will have to perform a programme freely chosen and lasting no longer than 15 minutes. Admitted only original pieces. The programme will have to be stated in the application form.

Clarinet Soloist "Senior":  born after l'1-1-1983; 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:
   - J. Françaix           Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
                                 - (only I tempo)        
   - A. Copland          Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra 
                                 - (to battuta 120 Rather Fast)
   - C. Nielsen           Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra op. 57
                                 - (to n°20 or battuta 314)     

b - Performance of the piece for Clarinet and Piano: 
     - C. Debussy          Première Rhapsodie

c - Performance of one among the following pieces for Clarinet Solo at choice:
      - I. Strawinsky      Tre Pezzi
      - V. Bucchi             Concerto
      - T. Olah                Sonata
      - J. Widmann         Fantasie for Clarinet
      - E. Denisov          Sonata for Clarinet Solo

Final Phase:

a - W. A. Mozart          Quintetto in La Maggiore KV581

Clarinet soloist in quintet with Strings:   born after l'1-1-1983; with or without Diploma
Programme: Eliminatory - Final

Eliminatory Phase:

   - C.M. von Weber      Introduzione, Tema e Variazioni

Final Phase:

   - C. M. von Weber     Quintetto in Sib Maggiore op. 3

 

Special Prize "G. Rossini": born after l'1-1-2000; with or without Diploma;
Programme: Single Test

   - G. Rossini                 Introduzione, Tema e Variazioni

4.  The candidates will have to bring the original pieces. The candidates of the categories “Baby”, “Junior A ”, “Junior B ” 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.
The personal pianist can only try alone for a maximum of 15 minutes after booking a room at the office.

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”
€ 60,00 for the category Clarinet Soloist in Quintett with Strings
€ 40,00 for the category Special Prize "G. Rossini"

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  038000063273 ABI 08637 CAB 63990 CIN R
IBAN IT07R0863763990038000063273
SWIFT CODE CCRTIT2T99A at PrimaCassa Credito Cooperativo Friuli Venezia Giulia 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 2018 (if by post, the postmark will attest it).

- filling out the appropriate form on the site
-
by mail at the addres: segreteria(at)concorsoclarinettocarlino.org
- with registered letter to:
  Associazione Culturale Musicale “Nuova Banda di Carlino”  c.p. 1266020  33050 Carlino (UD)

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 published on the web site of the contest from 14th October 2018. 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. During the competition a transport service is guaranteed for competitors to and from the venues of the event.

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 competitors considered suitable by the commission will be admitted to the semifinal phase; in the final they will enter the three competitors who will get the best score and anyway with a rating of not less than 85/100.
For the categories "Junior B" and "Clarinet in Quintet with the strings", the competitors deemed suitable by the commission will be admitted to the final phase.
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(2)

Baby

Junior A

Junior B

Senior

Clarinet
in Quintet with Strings

Special Prize
"G. Rossini

I place

Euro 500

Euro 600

Euro 750

Euro4.000(1)

Euro 600

Euro 200

II place

Euro 200

Euro 250

Euro 300

Euro 800

Diploma

Diploma

III place

Euro 100

Euro 150

Euro 200

Euro 350

Diploma

Diploma

Others

Attestation

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.
(2)  On the recommendation of the Jury: Scholarship for the free participation in a Master of the 5° International Summer Clarinet University 2019 of the value of Euro 300.00 offered by the Italian Academy of Clarinet for the twenty years from the foundation.

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 28th October 2018 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 24th August 2018.
E-mail  segreteria(at)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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