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MAY 2017




The 13th International Lyrical and Instrumental Music Competition of les Corts, in Barcelona, (CIM Les Corts) organised by Barcelona City Council - District of Les Corts, together with A Tempo Musical Studies Centre, and the Ass. Per l'Altre Cor Cremat-Ajut al quart mรณn, intends to: > stimulate and support young interpreters' musical career > encourage musical interpretation, as well as the diffusion of classical music starting from the youngest generations > establish a new musical diffusion cultural frame in les Corts.


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The competition is open to all classical music interpreters of all nationalities who will be between 18 and 35 years old on 31st December 2017. The contest includes two categories: > Instrumental: Soloists, with or without piano, and chamber accompaniment, up to a maximum of five members (in which case, every individual member has to meet the conditions in section 1 of these rules). > Soloist: Lyric Soloists. The competition organisers provide piano accompaniment for the Lyric Soloists category. The contest consists of three phases: > Selection Phase At A Tempo Musical Studies Centre Those registered will take part in an audition, in the morning, on 22th May (lyrics category) and 23rd May (instrumental category), as long as the number of participants makes it possible. The repertoire interpreted will be chosen freely among the titles provided in the registration form, never exceeding 10 minutes. The objective is to choose 16 interpreters (8 from each category), who will move on to the concert phase.

> Concert Phase At Centre Civic Can Deu Every selected candidate will do a performance, no longer than 15 minutes, in the afternoon, on 24th May (Lyrics category), and 25th May (instrumental category). The aim of this phase is to choose 8 interpreters (4 from each category), who will move on to the final phase. > Final phase At Axa Auditorium Finalists will have a 10-minute audition, on 27th May 2017, in the afternoon, according to the tribunal's selection, based on the pieces included in the registration form. The jury's verdict and the awards ceremony will take place on the same day.


Each candidate or group will present a 45-minute program, which will have to be indicated in the registration form.


The date and the order in which they will perform in the selection phase will be available for candidates since 9th May 2017 at and also at


Those registered agree to take part in all the phases, and also in the concerts which they might be appointed to by the organising committee.

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The winners agree to give a recital in the 14th CIM les Corts Awards Ceremony, if asked by the organising committee. The finalists and winners will not be able to participate in the next competition in the same category.


The jury will be able to interrupt the performances during the selection phase if appropriate. The jury's decisions will be final, and the candidates will not communicate with its members. The jury reserves the right to declare the award null and void, and to select a smaller number of finalists.

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Registering the competition means the acceptance of these rules. Any no foreseen question will be decided by common agreement reached by the organising committee.

The winners agree to mention this award in their artistic curriculum.

REGISTRATION The registration period ends on 24thApril 2017 included. To register please go to web site. Registration rights under receipt of payment for the amount of 20 â‚Ź per soloist or chamber group. The payment will be made by means of cash deposit, paypal or bank transfer to the account number: IBAN ES37 0019 0256 57 4010028253 BIC or SWIFT DEUT ES BB (VOXMUSIC). The name of the soloist, or the chamber group representative who makes the payment must be clearly specified. For any questions write to Information submitted will be used only for CIM Les Corts database.


3.000 E

LYRICAL CATEGORY 3.000 E Manuel Ausensi Award


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1.000 E

SPECIAL AWARD Professional CD recording with the record company Solfa Recordings, given to one of the winners.

AUDIENCE AWARD Chosen by the audience along the final phase at Axa Auditorium; all the finalists will be eligible.

The winners will be offered to take part in the following musical cycles: • 'Classical at les Corts' cycle, in Barcelona • Concert organised by University Extension Classroom for elderly people Les Corts Est, in Barcelona • Lyrical Cycle 'The Voices of the Monastery', in Barcelona (lyrical category) • Scholarship to the Barcelona Opera Studio 2018 will be given to an interpreter in the lyrical category. • Festival of Les Corts 2017 closing concert which will take placeon the 2nd Sunday of October at Axa Auditorium.

Prize amounts will be subject to the current retention tax

Members of the jury Instrumental Category Mr Xavier Chavarria, musicologist and producer in Catalunya Música Ms Mercedes Conde, manager of Revista Musical Catalana Mr Ricardo Estrada, pianist and orchestra conductor (secretary to the jury) Mr Albert Garcia Demestres, composer Ms Alexandra Miletic, flautist at Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu Mr Xavier Pagès, orchestra conductor and composer Mr Lluís Soler, manager of Solfa Recordings recording company Ms Oksana Solovieva, violinist in Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu Mr Albert Torrens, musical journalist Ms Alba Ventura, pianist Lyric Category Mr Roger Alier, music critic Mr Jaume Aragall, tenor Mr Carlos Caballé, musical agent Mr Ricardo Estrada, pianist and orchestra conductor (secretary to the jury) Mr Albert Garcia Demestres, composer Mr Pedro Hernández, former Manuel Ausensi competition manager Mr Jordi Maddaleno, music critic Ms Leticia Martín artistic direction del Gran Teatre del Liceu Mr Fernando Sans Rivière, director of the magazine Ópera Actual Mr Lluís Soler, Solfa Recordings recording company manager Mr Albert Torrens, musical journalist Official piano accompaniment for the lyric soloists category: Mr Josep Buforn

Organizing committee Barcelona City Council - District of Les Corts Centre d'Estudis Musicals A Tempo Ass. Per l'Altre Cor Cremat de Barcelona - Ajut al quart mรณn

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Bases del CIM 2017 (anglès)  

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