2020 COMPETITION - CORONA EDITION

Due to travel restrictions because of Covid-19 we will have a slightly different and smaller competition this year. 

This competition is organized in cooperation with and hosted by the International Louis Ignatius Gall Guitar Festival & Symposium

"Louis Ignatius Gall" International Classical Guitar Youth Competition will take place once a year, each first weekend of November. 

 

Categories and Program:

Category A: soloists up to 9 years old, up to 6 minutes free program 

 

Category B: soloists 10 to 12 years old, up to 8 minutes free program

 

Category C: soloists 13 to 15 years old, up to 10 minutes free program

 

Category D: soloists 16 to 18 years old, up to 12 minutes free program

 

Category E: soloists adult amateurs up from 19 years old, up to 15 minutes free program


Category F: Ensembles of all sorts and ages

 

Notice for solo categories: 

Free program from at least 2 different époques, performing by heart is obligatory, contestants should observe the time duration

Grand First Prize:

This prize is only granted for 1 competitor chosen from all competitors of the festival:

Diploma

Demo-cd recording

Professional artistic photosession

Sheet music and cd's by Louis Ignatius Gall 

Recital at Louis Ignatius Gall Concert Series, Enschede, Netherlands

Recital at ROC Friese Poort, Drachten, Netherlands

Recital at next edition of Louis Ignatius Gall Guitar Festival, Nordhorn, Germany

(all the concerts are for paid fee, accompanied with full-board accommodation)

Free participation in such international competitions as: 

"A. Matyaev" International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, Kirov, Russia

"Tabula Rasa" International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, Moscow, Russia

"Y. Argamakov" International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, Kislovodsk, Russia

International Guitar Festival and Competition Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

Prizes in each category:

1st Prize: 

Diploma

free participation in next year's festival

sheet music and cd's by Louis Ignatius Gall

2nd Prize:

Diploma

free participation in next year's festival

sheet music and cd's by Louis Ignatius Gall

 

 

3rd Prize:

Diploma

free participation in next year's festival

sheet music and cd's by Louis Ignatius Gall

 

Special prize for best performance of a composition by Maestro Gall:

250,- Euro prize money sponsored by Louis Ignatius Gall Foundation

Diploma

free participation in next year's festival

sheet music and cd's by Louis Ignatius Gall

This prize is only granted for 1 competitor chosen from all competitors of the festival

(A variety of pieces from Louis Ignatius Gall can be downloaded for free at www.gallguitarfestival.de)

You can play any composition of Maestro Gall to compete for this prize

 

Prizes for ensemble:

Diploma

Ensemble sheet music

Competition Rules 
 - Musicians of any nationality and age, suitable for the age categories, can take part in the competition.
 - No change in the contestants' program will be accepted after the expiry of the deadline for submission of applications.
 - Contestants who wish to withdraw should notify the secretariat of the competition in time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason.
- The organizers of the competition have the exclusive rights of recording, radio or television broadcasting of a part or even the whole of the competition, as well as the use of any material related to the competition (names, photographs etc).
- Contestants should observe the time duration.

- Contestants who wish to apply for 'Best Performance of Maestro Gall Compositions Prize' are granted one additional minute playing time.
- The 1st prize winner in each category has no right to participate in following editions of "Louis Ignatius Gall" Competition in same category. 
- The Jury members will be elected by the Organizing Committee exclusively and will consist of artists with international reputation -  concert performers, teachers, musicologists, conductors etc.
- The decisions of Jury are final and undisputable.

- Any dispute about the competition and it's result must be judges by German court.
- Jury members have no right to vote for his/her own student(s) or former (up to  five years ago) student(s)
- The deadline for submission of application forms and deposit of registration fee is the 20th of September 2019
- The submission of the application form automatically means that the sender agrees with all the rules of the competition

- The application form should be filled in English only, submitted via on-line application here: 
- In addition the participant must sent a scan of the bank receipt to the Organizing Committee by e-mail: bobbyrootveld@gmail.com

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