The Fifth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition and Festival

November 2017

Rules and Conditions

15.06.2017

The Fifth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition will be held from November 5th through November 11th, 2017, hosted by the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music.

The founding parties: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Frauchi Regional Public Fund for Guitar Arts, Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music.

1. Application Procedures

1.1 The Competition is open for professional guitar players, students of guitar classes of higher educational institutions, regardless of nationality, with no age limitation.

Application must be submitted online through the official website of the Competition www.alexanderfrauchi.com before October 1st, 2017.

No entries submitted after October 1st, 2017 will be considered.

The application is regarded as accepted one only in case the applicant receives a confirmation on the e-mail address specified in the application.

1.1. Application and Participation Fee is 6,000 (Six thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 90) must be paid by at the competition registration, November, 5, 2017. The winners (1st prize laureates) of the most important and prestigious guitar competitions* will be exempt of the Participation Fee.

1.2. An application signed by applicant is an indication of the future participant’s full acceptance of the conditions set hereby and his / her obligation to observe them.

 

2. Competition Procedures
2.1. The Competition contests comprise three rounds:

Round 1
15 minute performance slot maximum

  1. Any piece by J. S. Bach
  2. Free Choice

Round 2
20 minute performance slot maximum

  1. An original long-form piece (sonata, sonatina, suite, fantasia, variations), choice from composers as listed below:
    M.Giuliani, F.Sor, L.Legnani, G.Regondi, D.Aguado, N.Paganini, N.Coste, J.Mertz, J.Arcas, F.Tarrega, A.Barrios, M.Llobet, F.Moreno Torroba, M.Castelnuovo-Tedesco, J.Turina, A.Ginastera, A.Jose, J. Rodrigo, M.Ponce, F.Mompou, V.Asencio, L.Brouwer, S.Assad, R. Dyens, N.Koshkin, V.Biktashev, D.Bogdanovic, A.Ourkouzounov, F.Kleynjans, C.Domeniconi.
    A required long-form piece, in case it consists of more than one movement (multi-part), must be performed in full, while the performance of one movement only, or of some of the movements only is not allowed.
  2. Free Choice (Optionally – In Round 2, only one long-form piece can be performed in case it takes up all the allotted time of the round entirely.)

Round 3
One of the below concertos, upon the participant’s choice:
J.Rodrigo – Concerto de Aranjuez for guitar and symphony orchestra in three movements;
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Concerto №1 D-major for guitar and symphony orchestra in three movements.

2.2. All the three rounds are open to the public.
2.3. All pieces must be performed from memory.
2.4. Pieces performed in one of the rounds cannot be repeated in other round.
2.5. No more than fifteen (15) competitors will advance to Round 2. Five (5) competitors will advance to the Third Round.
2.6. Performance order will be determined by random draw at registration once only and retained all through the competition.
2.7. Any changes to the programme after the application acceptance date are allowed on exceptional basis only, with the consent of the Competition organizing committee.

 

3. Financial Terms
3.1. All costs related to the stay at the competition are covered by the participants of the Round 1 themselves, including for visas processing, travel expenses, accommodation and meals.

3.2. All those foreign and non-resident participants of the Competition who live de facto outside Moscow and outside the Moscow region who are advanced to the Second Round and take part in it will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of costs paid for hotel, hostel, dormitory stay during the time of the Competition (arrival date November 5th, 2017, departure date November 12th, 2017), but not exceeding the amount of 30,000 (Thirty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 480) against the payment supporting documents (cash receipt, paid-in booking).

3.1. All those foreign and non-resident participants of the Competition who are advanced to the Third Round will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of costs paid for travelling from their place of residence (de facto residence) to the city of Moscow and back, against the payment supporting documents (train ticket, air ticket, intercity bus), but not exceeding 40,000 (Forty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 650) that is in addition to the scholarship for participation in the Second Round 2. In case a participant of the Third Round arrives to Moscow not from the city of his/her actual residence and/or departs from Moscow to a city other than the city of his/her actual residence, there will be paid an average cost of travel from the participants’ city of residence to Moscow and back; The Organizing Committee reserves the right to consider each case as above on in individual basis.

4. Prizes
4.1. The Organization Committee of the V Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition announces the prizes as follows:
FIRST PRIZE and the title of Laureate of the Competition with handing in the Diploma

  • 500,000 (Five hundred) rubles (approx. EUR 8 000);
  • Hand-made concert guitar by Yuichi Imai, Japan, model of EUR 7,500 value;
  • Concert Tour around cities of Russia;
  • Gift set from D’Addario company, USA;
  • Gift set from Savarez company, France.

SECOND PRIZE and the title of Laureate of the Competition with handing in the Diploma

  • 250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 4000);
  • Gift set from D’Addario company, USA;
  • Gift set from Savarez company, France.

THIRD PRIZE and the title of Laureate of the Competition with handing in the Diploma

  • 100,000 (One hundred thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 1600);
  • Gift set from D’Addario company, USA;
  • Gift set from Savarez company, France.

Non-prizewinning finalists are awarded with the title of the Competition Diplomant with handing in the Diploma and are presented with:

  • 30 000 (Thirty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 480);
  • Gift set from D’Addario company, USA;
  • Gift set from Savarez company, France.

Audience Choice Prize in the amount of EUR 500 sponsored by Savarez company, France, shall be awarded to one of the participants of the Third round, during the course of the round, to be determined by secret voting of the audience in presence.

5.1. The rights for audio and video records, TV and Internet broadcasts of the participants’ performances at the Competition belong exclusively to the organizers of the Competition. The Competition participants are not entitled to any fees neither for performing at the Competition nor for any further use of the records of these performances and their broadcast.

5.2. Participants from the foreign countries who need a visa for entering the territory of the Russian Federation will be provided with an official invitation, sent upon their request, in order for them to obtain a visa at the consulate of the Russian Federation in the country of which the participant is a citizen.

5.3. The winners (First Prize) of the previous Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competitions are not eligible for participation in this one or any of the next following Alexander Frauchi Competitions.

5.4. In the event of any dispute arising from interpretations of the conditions set hereby, the text in Russian language shall prevail.

 

6. Jury of the Competition
6.1. The Competition jury will comprise prominent musicians from different countries:

  1. Denis Azabagic (USA)
  2. Aniello Desiderio (Italy)
  3. Eugenii Finkelstein (Russia)
  4. Ricardo Gallen (Spain)
  5. Dimitri Illarionov (Russia)
  6. Nikolay Komolyatov (Russia)
  7. Vladimir Mityakov (Russia)
  8. Alexey Murin (Kazakhstan)
  9. Dmitriy Tatarkin (Russia)

6.2. The jury has the right to divide the awards among the participants of the Final Round, except for the First Prize, as well as not to award any of the prizes.
6.3. The jury has the right to stop a performance if the player has exceeded the time limit of the Round 1 or Round 2 specified in the conditions. The time countdown starts at the moment when the participant performs the first sound of the first piece, and the countdown does not stop for pauses between the pieces or between parts of a multi-part composition (pauses are included in the timing).
Stopping of the performance of a participant who has exceeded the time limit represents no reason for the participant’s disqualification.

6.4. Scores of the Round 2 and Round 3 are summed up and determine the results of the Competition. Scores of the Round 1 are not added to the scores of the following rounds and have effect on the results of the Round 1 only.

6.5. Average scores of all rounds will be posted on the official website of the Competition upon its completion.

6.6. The jury has the right, upon its discretion, to request a participant to provide the music sheets of any of the pieces he/she performs at the Competition.

6.7. Decisions made by the jury are final and not subject to re-consideration and /or appeal.

Artistic Director of the Competition and Festival: Dmitriy Murin
Director of the Competition and Festival: Valentina Frauchi

Organizing Committee
www.alexanderfrauchi.com
info@alexanderfrauchi.com
Russia, Moscow
+7 916 754 57 59