The Sixth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition and Festival

November 2019

Rules and Conditions 2019

15.05.2019

The Sixth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition will be held from November 12th through November 17th, 2019, 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 15th, 2019

No entries submitted after October 15th, 2019 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.

1.2. Application and Participation Fee is 7,500 (Seven thousand five hundred) rubles (approx. EUR 100), must be paid in cash at the competition registration, November, 12, 2019. The winners (1st prize laureates) of the most important and prestigious guitar competitions* will be exempt of the Participation Fee.

1.3. 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

  1. One of the below concertos, upon the participant’s choice:
    M. Giuliani – Concerto № 1 (in La) for guitar and symphony orchestra in three movements;
    M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Concerto № 2 (in Do) for guitar and symphony orchestra in three movements./li>
  2. One piece of contemporary Russian composer, choice from as listed below:
    • Valery Biktashev “Three Confessions”
    • Konstantin Vasiliev “Fatum”
    • Konstantin Vasiliev “Berg-Rhapsodie”
    • Andrey Zelenskiy “Aksebara”
    • Andrey Zelenskiy “Quasi Fuga La Postlude”
    • Nikita Koshkin Prelude & Fugue As-dur
    • Nikita Koshkin Prelude & Fugue cis-moll
    • Igor Rekhin Prelude & Fugue B-dur (№21)
    • Igor Rekhin Prelude & Fugue d-moll (№6)
    • Sergey Rudnev “The magic lake “Manasarovar”
    • Sergey Rudnev Fantasy on the Russian folk song “Crimson Moon”

    Any piece from the list can be provided for free by email upon participant’s request.

2.2. All the three rounds are open to the public.
2.3. All pieces must be performed from memory with the exception of obligatory concert and obligatory piece of the Russian contemporary composer in the Third Round.
Obligatory concert for the guitar with orchestra in the Third Round can be performed from scores at the request of the competitor.
Obligatory piece of the Russian contemporary composer in the Third Round can be performed from scores at the request of the competitor.
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. Four (4) 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 12th, 2019, departure date November 17th, 2019), but not exceeding the amount of 35,000 (Thirty five thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 470) 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 50,000 (Fifty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 670) that is in addition to the scholarship for participation in the Second Round 2. Arrival date must be not earlier than November 5th, 2019, and departure date not later than November 24th, 2019. 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

  • 750,000 (seven hundred and fifty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 10 000);
  • Hand-made concert guitar by Yuichi Imai, Japan, model of EUR 7,500 value;
  • Concert Tour around cities of Russia in autumn 2020. The fee in amount of 25,000 (twenty five thousand) roubles (approx. EUR 330) will be payed per each concert as well as all the travel exspenses;
  • 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

  • 300,000 (Three hundred thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 4000);
  • Silent guitar SLG200NW provided by Yamaha Music Russia
  • 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

  • 150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 2000);
  • 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:

  • 50 000 (fifty thousand) rubles (approx. EUR 670);
  • 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.

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 3 determine the results of the Competition. Scores of each Rounds are not added to the scores of the following rounds and have effect on the results of the present Round 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

 

 


List of major guitar competitions:

  • Guitar Foundation of America, U.S.A.
  • The Parkening International Guitar Competition, U.S.A.
  • Pittaluga guitar competition, Alessandria, Italy
  • Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition, Benicàssim, Spain
  • Tokyo International Guitar Competition, Japan
  • International Guitar-Festival Iserlohn, Germany
  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition, Germany
  • Guitar Magic International competition, Saint Petersburg, Russia