The La Herradura Local Authority of the Almuñécar Town Council, in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Departments of the Andalusian Regional Government and the Provincial Government in Granada, invite entries to the XXIX “Andrés Segovia” International Classical Guitar Competition, to be held in La Herradura from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd November, 2013.
The object of this competition, open to all concert performers, is to promote the appreciation and study of the guitar, and also to honour the memory of Don Andrés Segovia y Torres, adoptive son of Almuñécar and La Herradura.
This year's event pays tribute to Maurice Ohana (1913-1992), on the centenary of his birth, and to Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963) on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, and commemorates the 25th “Andrés Segovia” Composition Competition.
AAny guitarist irrespective of nationality, who is under the age of 35 on the date of the competition, may apply to compete in the XXIX "Andrés Segovia" International Classical Guitar Competition.
No application will be accepted from a candidate who has previously won First Prize in this competition.
Applicants should submit directly, or through the academic or governmental authorities of the country, the duly completed registration form before November 4th, 2013 to:
SECRETARIA TÉCNICA DEL CERTAMEN "ANDRÉS SEGOVIA"
Oficina Municipal de La Herradura
C / Gonzalo Barbero N º 1
18697 La Herradura - Almuñécar (Granada) SPAIN
Tel: 34 + 958 64 04 25 / Fax: 34 + 958 82 77 94
The application form should be accompanied by the following documents:
This documentation can also be sent by e-mail.
1.3A registration fee of 50 euros (exclusive of transfer charges) is payable by all competitors before November 4th, 2013, in order to confirm their application.. This fee should be made by bank transfer, made payable to the Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar and specifying the competitor´s name with the reference XXIX Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clásica “Andrés Segovia”.
From inside Spain, to account number: 2031 0023 96 0100770005
From outside Spain, to SWIFT – BIC: CECAESMM031 / IBAN: ES09.2031.96. 0100770005
The La Herradura Local Authority of the Almuñécar Town Council will provide free accommodation from Thursday Novenber 21nd until the end of the Competition to those competitors who pass through to the Second Qualifying Round.
The XXIX "Andrés Segovia" International Classical Guitar Competition will consist of three Qualifying Rounds open to the public. On November 19th a public draw will be held at 1 pm in the Civic Center of La Herradura, to determine the order of performance of candidates admitted to the competition. The Qualifying Rounds will be as follows:
In the order decided by the draw, the registered competitors will interpret the following works, in the Auditorium of the Civic Center:
Two or more of their own choice, of no more than 15 minutes’ duration in total.
And the following set pieces:
Mauricio Ohana (1913-1992): Tiento (5'31") (Published by M.R. Braun). and another work of their own from among the compositions which have been awarded a prize over the XXV years of the “Andrés Segovia” Composition Competition:
The Competitors will give the Technical Secretary the score of the individually-chosen works for the Second Qualifying Round.
Competitors who have passed the First Round successfully will interpret the following, in the order previously established, or by a new draw:
Two or more individually-chosen works, different from the previous choice and of contrasting styles, and not exceeding 20 minutes in total, and the set piece
Fernando Fiszbein (Buenos Aires - Argentina, 1977), El Yelmo de Mambrino winner of the XXIV “Andrés Segovia” Composition Competition - 2012. (E.M.E.C.)
At the end of the Second Round, the Jury will decide on and announce the names of the competitors who will pass through to the Third and Final Round.
The competitors who have passed the Second Qualifying Round will interpret, in the order already established, or in a new order decided by draw:
Salvador Bacarisse, Concertino para guitarra y orquesta en la menor, op. 72 (1957) (Editorial Ópera 3).
The prize-winners must collect their prizes personally and participate in the Closing Ceremony of the Competition.
The Prizes are as follows:
The other competitors who reach the Third Round will receive a "Diploma de Finalista" and the La Herradura Local Authority of the Almuñécar Town Council will provide them with free accommodation until the end of the competition.
The Jury will be chosen by mutual consent of the Organising Institutions, and will consist of a President, a Secretary and a minimum of three Members (maximum of six) of recognised eminence in the world of music and the guitar.
The Jury will judge not only each Competitor's performance but will also give equal consideration to the interest, the difficulty and the diversity of style of the individually-chosen works., as well as to whether all the pieces are played from memory.
The Jury reserves the right not to award any of the prizes. The Jury's decision is final.
The Organisers will extend invitations to attend the Second and Third Rounds to music professionals (impresarios, recording company representatives, music critics, etc.) together with the media, who will be allowed to broadcast the performances upon request.
The "Andrés Segovia" International Classical Guitar Competition reserves for itself the copyright title of all the Competition performances and of any possible recording, or public broadcast thereof, for a period of two years.
The Organising Committee accepts no responsibility for indemnification for any possible damage loss or harm caused or suffered by the Competitors as a result of the Competition being held.
Any competitor who is discovered to have given false information in the documentation which he has presented will be automatically and immediately disqualified.
The Competition rules are binding on all applicants.