COMPETITION RULES

Article 1
EVENT ORGANIZER

The second international Tartini competition of the city of Piran for young violinists and pianists is organized by Rotary club Portorož under the Music and Sport, Hand in Hand project. The project partner of the musical event is Cultural society Ars Magna.


Article 2
DATE AND LOCATION

The competition will take place in Piran (Slovenia) from 8th to 10th of June 2018. The competition will be held at various venues. These are:

  • Tartini House, Vedut Hall.
  • Mediadoma Pyrhani Hall and
  • Tartini Theatre of Piran.
Before-concert practice and rehearsals will be held at the Music School of Piran. The grand prize winners’ concert will be held at the Tartini Theatre of Piran, on Sunday 10th of June 2018.


Article 3
SECTIONS AND CATEGORIES

The competition is open to all young musicians (violinists and pianists) of all nationalities.
It will be divided into two sections: violin solo and piano solo. Each section is split into five categories:

  • Category A: participants born on or after 1 st January 2008
  • Category B: participants born on or after 1 st January 2006
  • Category C: participants born on or after 1 st January 2004
  • Category D: participants born on or after 1 st January 2002
  • Category E: participants born on or after 1 st January 1999


Article 4
PROGRAMME

Violin solo
Free programme for categories A and B. Other categories (C, D and E) must perform one movement (fast or slow) of Giuseppe Tartini´s Sonatas or Concertos. The timing of each programme is as follows:

  • Cat. A: up to 7 minutes.
  • Cat. B: up to 10 minutes.
  • Cat. C: up to 12 minutes
  • Cat. D: up to 15 minutes
  • Cat. E: up to 18 minutes
The judges have the right to interrupt the competitor if he/she exceeds the prescribed time. The competitors must perform only original violin pieces. All of the programme has to be performed by heart.

Piano solo
All categories must perform one composition from piano opus from Piran's composer Bojan Glavina (part of Bojan Glavina´s piano opus is available on the competition’s website.) The rest of the programme is free. The timing of each programme is as follows:

  • Cat. A: up to 7 minutes
  • Cat. B: up to 10 minutes
  • Cat. C: up to 12 minutes
  • Cat. D: up to 15 minutes
  • Cat. E: up to 18 minutes
The judges have the right to interrupt the competitor if he/she exceeds the prescribed time. The competitors must perform only original piano pieces. All of the programme has to be performed by heart.

The order of performing pieces is free choice. The participant must submit the original music scores from which the performance was prepared on judge’s request. The requested pieces of B. Glavina are taken apart. The number of the repetition is left to the participant’s choice.
The Tartini competition supports and encourage creativity of young musicians in the field of composing. A participant in each discipline can also perform its own, original, piece which is going to be rewarded separately.


Article 5
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION FEE

Application forms for all sections are available on-line, on the competition’s website: www.competition-tartini.eu.The applications are open until all positions filled – up to 70 places for the violin competition and up to 70 places for the piano competition.

The applications should be sent exclusively online by the 14th of May 2018. After receiving an email from the organizer - confirming participant’s application and payment details - a copy of payment of the admission fee must be sent within three days from receiving the organiser’s email. The admission fee is non refundable. Admission fees are as follows:

  • For category A - 40 Euros
  • For category B - 50 Euros
  • For category C - 50 Euros
  • For category D - 50 Euros
  • For category E - 60 Euros


Article 6
JUDGES

The judges’ panel is made up of leading personalities in music teaching as well as renowned musicians from both Slovenia and abroad. The judge’s decisions are final. The judges do not evaluate their pupils or competitors with whom they might be related. The judges have the right to not award a prize in case of insufficient artistic impression. Participants can take part in a higher category but they can not perform in two categories in the same discipline. The order of participant’s performance is going to be determined by a draw. The order of performances will be announced one week before the competition.


Article 7
WINNER’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The prizes will be awarded at the grand prize concert. All winners of the highest prizes must attend the concert otherwise they may forfeit the award.

All participants agree with the broadcasting and recording of their competition performance, performance on the grand prize concert and internet competition performance.


Article 8
SCORING AND PRIZES

Competitors will be ranked by the following scale:

  • from 90 to 100 points – 1st prize certificate and gold medal
  • from 80 to 89,99 points – 2nd prize certificate and silver medal
  • from 70 to 79,99 points – 3 rd prize certificate and bronze medal
  • under 70 points - certificate of participation
The results will be announced two hours after the last performance in each category.
Special prizes may be given for the following categories:
  • best violin solo player in all categories
  • best piano solo player in all categories
  • best performance of compulsory piece
  • best competitor´s original piece
  • most promising young solo player
  • other prizes per judge´s proposal