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AMIGDALA

The XI International Music Competition

memorial "GIUSEPPE RACITI"

for all instruments, composition, jazz, folk, choir and lyric singers

2022 Online edition 

RULES

This international competition for musicians aims to promote music among young people and to identify and encourage the artistic affirmation of emerging talents.

One of its aims is to help spread and develop an ever greater interest in cultured music which plays an important educational role in civil society.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the 2021 competition will take place online


Art. 1

The Competition is open to all musicians from all nationalities


Art. 2 

The Competition is divided into the following sections:

Sect. 1: Piano - Piano and orchestra

Sect. 2: Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Sect. 3: Winds (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 4: Guitar, Mandolin, lute (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 5: 2 pianos and piano duet

Sect. 6: Chamber music (max 10 members)

Sect. 7: Choirs, orchestra and mixed groups

Sect. 8: Composition

Sect. 9: Harp, Celtic harp (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 10: Lyric singers (solo and groups maximum 4 members)

Sect. 11: Accordion (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 12: Ethnic instruments (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 13: Jazz (solo and groups)

Sect. 14: POP/Rock (solo and groups)


Art. 3

CATEGORIES and ENTRY FEES

Please respect the execution times of each category. At the most, do not exceed more than 1-2 minutes.

SOLOIST VIDEOS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED WITH A RECORDED BACKING TRACK


The section 1 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2016 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2012 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2004 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Cat. D: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 12 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/2000 ; free program max 18min. Fee € 65.00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 70.00

Cat. G: for piano and orchestra no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 75.00 ( the reduction for 2 pianos is also accepted)


The section 2 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2016 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2012 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2006 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Cat. D: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 12 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/2000 ; free program max 18min. Fee € 65.00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 70.00


Section 3, 4, 9, 11 are divided into the following categories

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2016 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2012 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2006 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Cat. D: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 12 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/2000 ; free program max 18min. Fee € 65,00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 23 min. Fee € 70.00

Cat. G1 : Ensemble born from 01/01/2002 ; free program max 10 min. Fee €35.00 each one Groups of more than 4 members will pay a fee of € 25 for each one( to be paid in a single solution)

Cat. G2 : Ensemble no age limit ; free program max 15 min. Fee € 40.00 each one .Groups of more than 4 members will pay a fee of € 30,00 for each one( to be paid in a single solution)



Section 5 is divided into the following categories (we refer to the average age of the duet):

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2008 free program max 8 min. Fee € 35.00 each one

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1999; free program max 12 min. Fee € 40.00 each one

Cat. C: no age limit; free program max 20 min. Fee € 45.00 each one



Section 6 dedicated to all groups, with or without piano, is divided into the following categories (we refer to the average age of the group):

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2007 ; free program max 8 min Fee € 35.00 each one

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1995; free program max 12 min. Fee € 40.00 each one

Cat. C: no age limit; free program max 20 min. Fee € 45.00 each one

Groups with more than 4 musicians will pay € 30,00 each one ( to be paid in a single solution)



Section 7 is divided into the following categories :

Cat.A : born from 01/01/2006 free program max 15 min. 

total fee € 150 up to 30 elements

total fee € 250 from 31 elements onwards

Cat.B : without age limits free program max 20 min. 

total fee € 180 up to 30 elements

total fee € 280 from 31 elements onwards



Section 8 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. Youth (born from 01/01/2005) 1 composition max 7 min. for any instrument formation Fee € 65,00

Cat. A: no age limit, 1 composition for solo instrument lasting max 10 min. Fee € 70.00

Cat. B: no age limit, 1 composition for chamber music lasting max 10 min. Fee € 70.00

Cat. C : no age limit, 1 composition for orchestra and/or choir lasting max 10 min. Fee € 70.00

Upon free choice of the winner of the "Giuseppe Cantone" Special Prize, his composition will be published on this site. (The video will be required after the final evaluation)

The compositions, in PDF format or in hard copy, must be sent to the secretariat of the competition together with the application

To ensure anonymity during the evaluation phase, please don't put your name on the scores

The composition section is not public. 

All the compositions will not be published for copyright protection



Section 10 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. A: Children voices free program max 8 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1996 ; free program max 10 min. - Fee € 70.00

Cat. C: no age limit : free program max 15 min. - Fee € 70.00

Cat. D lyrical singer groups: maximum 4 members - no age limit- free program max 10 min - Fee € 35,00



Section 12 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. A Solists Free program max 15 min. Fee € 65,00

Cat. B Groups Free program max 15 min. Fee € 35,00 each one

Groups more than 10 members will pay a fee of € 350.00( to be paid in a single payment)



Section 13, 14:

no age limit

Cat A: soloists - free program max 15 min - Fee € 70,00

Cat B: groups - free program max 15 min.- Fee € 40,00 each one


The registration fee will be refunded 

only in case of cancellation of the competition


Art. 4

REGISTRATION 

This edition will take place online, therefore, to register and send the videos , please follow the following instructions:

  • Recordings must be clear and free of background noises, can take place at home or anywhere the competitor has access to a decent piano
  • Videos need to be clear in image and perfect in sound.
  • Indicate the recording date with a visible sign (the video must be recent and must be recorded in 2021 or 2022)
  • The video must be made from a fixed camera (video cameras, mobile phones, tablets as well as with professional recording systems), in a single shot without interruptions and must show the face, the hands of the musician and the entire instrument at all times . It is not allowed any cutting during the exhibition or joining sequences (a single video, therefore, even if you play different pieces).
  • Singers Videos must be taken from the waist up. Full body is recommended
  • Only audio- recordings will not be accepted.
  • Grand and upright pianos are recommended. Digital pianos with 88 weighted keys are also accepted.
  • Video recordings that exceed the allowed time will not be accepted.
  • Please attach, in the registration form, the video link of the exhibition, published on YouTube 

the video of the absolute first prizes 100/100 must remain on youtube until the next edition of the competition, as it will be published on the winners page

All video links will be published one week before the date of publication of the evaluations, on the website: www.amigdalainternationalcompetition.it 

the results of each category with the relative scores will be made public by midnight of the date of publication of the evaluations, on the website: www.amigdalainternationalcompetition.it. In addition, the winners of the absolute first prizes 100/100 and the relative prizes (which will be sent by bank transfer) will be announced.

Diploma in PDF format will be sent to all competitors by e-mail address indicated at the time of registration.

The WINNERS VIDEOS will be published at the end of the competition ( on May), on website: www.amigdalainternationalcompetition.it  


Art. 5

All competitors may participate in more sections and categories by paying the relative participation fee. The pieces to be performed must be original (no easier arrangement are allowed). The competitor can play for fewer minutes than those required. The performance could be stopped by the Committee if the competitor exceeds the required time.


Art. 6

The jury is made up of teachers from Conservatories and Music Schools, well-known musicians, differently qualified, the Chairwoman of the Cultural Association "Amigdala" and the Artistic Director of the AmigdalaMusicTalent Section.

The members of the jury shall abstain from voting in case of kinship and/or having didactic relationship with the competitor either currently or taken place in the two year prior to the competitionIn case of ex aequo in a category , the jury may share the prize equally.
All awards and prizes will be awarded unless there is an insufficient number of eligible participants in a particular category or the judges determine that the quality of the competitor's performance does not warrant a prize/award. . Please note that the decision of the judges is unquestionable.

Awards will be paid in euros by Bank transfer , currency conversions to local currency are at winner's expense at the time of conversion 

Art. 7

By submitting an entry form, each entrant, parent, or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) authorizes the use of the competitor's name ,photo, audio and/or video recording for the publicity and advertisement purposes related to the competition by Amigdala InternationalMusicCompetition


Art. 8

The Competition Organization reserves the right to make changes to all information posted on the Competition's official website if need be. By entering this competition each entrant, parent or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agrees to accept these rules and be bound by the decisions of Amigdala International Music Competition, its judges and staff, which are final and binding in all matters.


Art. 9

We consider Absolute First those who will obtain the average 100/100

We consider First classified those who will obtain an average score from 95 to 99

We consider Second classified those who will obtain an average score from 90 to 94

We consider Third classified those who will obtain an average score from 85 to 89

We consider Fourth classified those who will obtain an average score from 80 to 84

the diploma in pdf format will be sent to all participants to the e-mail address indicated on the registration form

Art. 10

This cultural event is not comparable to the sweepstakes, as intended by D.P.R.430/2001, art.6 com.1. Therefore, the Resolution n.8/1251 of the 28th October 1976 decides that the prizes will not be income taxed at the source.However,we specify that the final prizes will be added to Your personal income and the winners will have to pay own compulsory contributions on the basis of Your income tax return.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The Directive of Ass. Cult. liberaAMIGDALA:

Prof.ssa Maria Grazia Palermo Chairwoman

Dott. Salvo di Dio Vice-Chairman

Ing. Giovanni Faro Treasurer

Dott. Tommaso Stasi Secretary

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Amigdala Music Talent Section:

Prof.ssa Antonella Scuderi Artistic Director

scuderiantonella59@tiscali.it 
tel. 338 1140344

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Outside contractor:

Yoshiaki Shibata Artistic Coordinator of the "Strings" and "Chamber Music" sections for AMIGDALA International Music Competition

Jinha Park Associate director for AMIGDALA International Music Competition in U.S.A

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secretariat:
Via Sottotenente Scuderi, 69
95029 Viagrande CT

phone
+39 338 1140344 - +39 348 0063108 

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