Rules

 

1) Announcement

The Association “Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito” of Novara announces the competition “Giuseppe Martucci International Prize”. The contest is opened to Italian and foreigner adults pianists, aged between 18 and 29 by October 2018.

 

2) Competition’s unrolling

The Competition will take place in Novara at the Conservatorio Guido Cantelli /Via Collegio Gallarini 1) from 26th to 28th October 2018.

The calendar and the timetable of the Competition will be communicated on the web site of the Association.

Competitors must be provided with a valid identification document.

 

3) Competition sections

The Competition is held in public and articulates in two separate moments:

 

4) Program

The competitors, besides a composition or a group of compositions by Giuseppe Martucci, are required to present a program “ad libitum” that includes pieces of their own choice, even pieces and improvisations composed by themselves. Total timing: 75 minutes.

The pieces of Martucci, for an indicative duration of not less than 10 minutes, will be chosen from the list below:

The pieces listed above are published or available at libraries. In case of difficulty, please write an email to: info@amicimusicacocito.it.

For the Eliminatory stage, each competitor will ought to perform the pieces by Martucci and the pieces - totally or partially - that the Jury will select during the test. The competitor will play for about 30/40 minutes: the Jury has the right to stop the performance even before the time indicated.

For the Final Round, competitors are free to arrange the program of the concert, chosing among all the pieces listed in the program, even not performed in Eliminatory stage. The duration of the Final Round will be determined by the Jury, but it will at least of 30 minutes each..

For both tests of the Competition the competitors are required to perform from memory and to present to the Jury the texts of the performed compositions; the pieces of Martucci may not be performed from memory.

 

5) Prizes

  1. The finalists can boast the name of the winners of the Giuseppe Martucci International Prize and each will receive a prize of € 500.00.
  2. The overall winner, identified by the public vote, will participate with a recital (with a gross cachet of € 1,000.00) for the concert season of the "Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito" Association 2019.
  3. Further concerts, to be held in 2019, will be offered to the Winner by Italian Musical Associations, whose nominatives will be gradually published on the web site of the Martucci Prize within the section “News”.
  4. Piano City Milano 2019 will host a concert by the winner of the Giuseppe Martucci International Prize.
  5. The best performer of a piece of Martucci, although not a finalist, will be rewarded with a special prize amounting to € 500.00 offered by the Centro Studi Martucciani onlus.
  6. The best performer of a piece written between 1856 and 1909 (the period in which Giuseppe Martucci lived), will be awarded the “Folco Perrino” prize amounting to € 500,00.
  7. The travelling and accommodation expenses related to the Concert of Finalist will be reimbursed up to a maximum of € 100.00 per finalist.
  8. Each Italian finalist or resident in Italy can take advantage of a free piano tuning by a member of AIARP for the 2018.
  9. Any further awards will be shown on the website of the Association.

 

6) Technical Jury – Eliminatory stage

The Jury will be composed of five members selected among eminent representatives of the Italian and international music world. The names will be announced in the month of June 2018.

The decisions of the Technical Jury are unquestionable, unappealable and definitive.

The Jury will not make rankings but, by majority, will indicate the candidates admitted to the finalists’ Concert.

The Jury, if thinks it necessary, has the right to express special recommendations on competitors deemed worthy of mention, even if competitors are or are not listed among the finalists. These reports will be announced after the awards ceremony.

The Jury will award the prizes referred to the above letters a) e) f).

Members of the Jury must not be relatives nor have any affinity with any of the candidates; furthermore, they must not have had private teaching relations with them during the last 2 years preceding the beginning of the Competition.

 

7) Assignment of Prize

During the concert of the finalists of the 28ih October 2018, the audience present in the hall, through voting, will identify the overall winner of the Award

Each member of the audience has the right to vote only if in possession of the entrance ticket.

The result of the vote will result from the combination of a public opinion jury identified by the Association and the audience present in the hall.

For the Concert of Finalists, the order of the admitted candidates will be determined by the extraction of the names.

The winner will be announced at the end of the second evening and the outcome of the Competition will be posted on internet, and released through the media.

 

8) Application for enrolment

Competitors are required to submit, even by e-mail, no later than the 10th October 2018, the application for free entry to:

Associazione "Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito",
Giuseppe Martucci International Prize,
via dei Cattaneo 15, 28100 Novara.

The application form must be accompanied by the following attachments:

The registration will be valid only if it contains the statement of payment of the admission fee, amounting to € 100.00, paid by bank transfer to:

Associazione “Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito”
IBAN code: IT50C0503410000000000001294
Reason for payment: first name, surname, Martucci Prize

Sending of checks or postal orders is not allowed.

Admission fee is not reimbursable.

Subscription is possible by sending an e-mail to info@amicimusicacocito, together with the above requested items. The above-mentioned date has to be considered as deadline for subscribing.

In case of paper submission, the application must be received by the "Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito" Association by the indicated date.

Competitors are requested to use the application form listed below, when it will be available, together with the information note concerning the consent for the use of personal data.

Application forms sent after the expiry date will only be exceptionally accepted on unquestionable decision taken by the Artistic Direction.

Incomplete applications, or not including the required documents, will not be taken into consideration.

 

9) Rights of recording

Competitors cannot stake claims on any remuneration, or anything else, for recordings made ??during the qualifying round of the competition and during the evening of the Finalist Concert, nor for the video recording, radio, television or internet broadcasts, and so on.

 

10) Acceptance of the rules of the competition announcement

Competition participants must implicitly and unconditionally accept the above mentioned rules without exception.

 

11) Competent court

All the controversies will be regulated by the Court of Novara, and the only language that regulates the present competition announcement is the Italian one.

 

12) Info

For any information please write an e-mail to: info@amicimusicacocito.it