Alexandru Fărcaş 2nd International Voice Competition 9th -13th September 2015 Arad - Romania
Conditions of Participation Candidates of all nationalities are accepted born after the 1st of January 1971 ****** The competition's management reserves the right to make exemptions to this rule under special circumstances. The Repertory All candidates must provide a repertory consisting of five opera arias (exclusively in Italian), belonging to composers from the 18th & 19th centuries and the first half of the 20th century. Applications Applications must be sent by the 1st of September 2015: - By mail (Registered Letter) 2nd International Voice Competition “Alexandru Fărcaş” 2015 The State Philharmonic of Arad P-ţa George Enescu nr. 1 310131 Arad Romania - By e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must include the following documents: - a copy of a valid ID or passport - application form - a passport size photograph - a copy of the vocal score (PDF format or on paper support) for all the arias proposed in the repertory - a copy to testify the payment of the participation fee of €50 for : FILARMONICA DE STAT ARAD Concursul Internaţional de canto “Alexandru Fărcaş” 2015 Ediţia a II-a CUI 3678246 CONT IBAN: RO18BTRL00204202653326XX - in Euro BANCA TRANSILVANIA ARAD SWIFT BTRLRO 22 ARA or FILARMONICA DE STAT ARAD Concursul Internaţional de canto “Alexandru Fărcaş” 2015 Ediţia a II-a CUI 3678246 CONT IBAN: RO69BTRL00201202653326XX - in Lei (50Euro - at the daily exchange rate) BANCA TRANSILVANIA ARAD SWIFT BTRLRO 22 ARA
TIMETABLE. THE ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION Drawing of lots: Wednesday, the 9th of September, 10:00 A.M. High School of Arts “ Sabin Drăgoi“ - if a candidate cannot attend the draw, the order will be drawn by one of the members of the jury. The drawn number indicates the order of the candidate at all rounds throughout the contest. Having the fact that the first round is divided in two days, the jury reserves its right to postpone for the second day the audition of the contestant whom cannot be present on the first day, obviously, in case he/she exculpates oneself through valid motivations. Wednesday, the 9th of September, 01:00 P.M. - rehearsals with a pianist accompanist provided by the organizers. The candidates have the right to bring their own pianist accompanist at their own expense. Round I (eliminative) with piano accompaniment: Wednesday, the 9th of September, 03:00 P.M. High School of Arts “ Sabin Drăgoi“ Thursday, the 10th of September, 11:00 A.M. High School of Arts “ Sabin Drăgoi“ One aria of the competitor’s choice will be performed. Should the jury find the aria inconclusive, they have the right to request the performance of a second aria (the entire piece or only part of it), selected from the candidate’s competition repertory. For this purpose the candidates must provide in this first round all musical scores of the competition. Round II (eliminative) with piano accompaniment: Friday, the 11th of September, 11:00 A.M. High School of Arts “ Sabin Drăgoi“ Two arias selected from the competitor’s repertory will be performed, one at the candidate’s choice, the another one will be chosen by the jury.
Round III (the final) : Saturday, the 12th of September, 10:00 A.M. – 03:00 P.M. Rehearsals with the Orchestra “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Saturday, the 12th of September, 07:00 P.M. “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Two arias chosen by the jury will be performed together with the orchestra, from the repertory proposed by the participants. Sunday, the 13th of September, 10:00 A.M. “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Rehearsal with the orchestra for the Gala Concert Sunday, the 13th of September, 19:00 P.M. “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Awards Ceremony & Laureates’ Concert: with the accompaniment of the State Philharmonic Orchestra Arad
REGULATION The arias chosen are to be sung by memory and performed in the original key and language. The candidates must present the vocal scores (pdf format or on paper support), for all the five arias proposed in the repertory, attaching them to the application form.
The arias will be performed in their original keys or in the original transpositions of the composers
4. Traditional cuts are accepted. 5. For the Laureates’ Concert, the jury shall choose an aria from the candidate’s repertory, depending on existing orchestral material. 6. The order of the performed arias is of the candidate`s choice. 7. The programme specified by the candidate in the application form cannot be modified later. 8. The aria chosen by the candidate for the first round cannot be more than eight minutes long. This aria will be on top of the list of the repertory in the application form. 9. Throughout the contest, the repertory chosen by the jury will be announced at the end of each round by the secretary of the contest, who will also receive the candidate’s choice (for the second round aria); schedules are made courtesy of the secretary of the competition 10. The results of the first two rounds will be displayed once each round ends. 11. Piano rehearsals will be scheduled by agreement between the official competition pianist accompanist and the candidate, depending on the number of the participants 12. Organisers will provide the pianist for all candidates. The candidates have the right to bring their own pianist at their own expense. 13. Candidates will cover their own travel costs, accommodation costs and other personal expenses throughout the contest. 14. All the rounds are open to the public. 15.Competition management reserves the right to allow radio and television companies’ partial or complete recording and broadcasting. 16. By sending the application form, candidates consent to having their performances recorded and broadcast without remuneration. 17. Organisers may name one or two substitute members of the jury, in case one or more appointed members should not be able to take part at one of the rounds of the competition. 18. Assessment will be done as follows:
Round I – by open vote Candidates who receive a majority of votes are admitted to the next round (Names will be exclusively announced). Round II – by open vote Candidates who receive a majority of votes are admitted to the next round. (Names will be exclusively announced). Round III (the final) – by secret vote, with marks on a scale from 1 to 10. Prizes will be awarded according to the arithmetic sum of the voting results. (Names and marks will be announced).
Distinctions and special awards are given according to the decisions of the jury. The jury reserves the right not to award prizes if the contestants do not fulfil the appropriate artistic requests. If one of the candidates was the student or have by any means a relationship with one of the jury members, the jury member will not rank the contestant. The jury's decision is final and any attempt to influencing it will bring as a result the disqualification of the candidate .
The Members of the Jury: 1. Hasmik Papian Austria 2. Mario Malagnini Italy 3. Erdenetuya Balgansuren Mongolia 4. Constantin RĂŽpÄƒ Romania
PRIZES 1st Prize - 2000 Euro 2nd Prize - 1500 Euro 3rd Prize - 1000 Euro & Special prizes All the finalists will receive a Certificate of Merit The translated versions of the present regulation are beeng equally applied.
By completing and signing the application form, the candidate expresses his/her agreement to the present regulation.