The Cultural Association liberaAMIGDALA
AmigdalaMusicTalent  
Section

sponsored by the city council of Aci Bonaccorsi

sponsored by the Sicily region

                                                                        arranges 


AMIGDALA

The IX International Music Competition 

memorial "GIUSEPPE RACITI"

for all instruments, composition and lyric singers


Competition will take place from 4th to 12th May 2019 in Aci Bonaccorsi (Catania - Sicily - Italy) at Leonardo Sciascia Theatre Via Garibaldi, 44 and Recupero Cutore Palace Piazza della Regione, 1.


DEADLINE APRIL, 20th 2019


Definitive Calendar will be published on April 27th 2019


RULES

The Cultural Association Amigdala is a no profit organization dedicated to the discovery of talented musicians from around the world through competitions and other performing opportunities. We hope to promote a musical culture in the area and increase the desire for a social, cultural and artistic exchange.


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The Competition is open to all musicians from all nationalities.

Also this year the International Music Competition Amigdala Memorial G.Raciti in Aci Bonaccorsi takes on a wider international spirit thanks to the selections that will be held in the partner Chinese region of Hong Kong

Competitors who reside in these countries and who will pass the selection by winning the 1st and 2nd and 3rd prizes (all over 85/100 marks ) will be admitted to the Amigdala International Music Competition which will take place from 4th to 6th May 2019 in ITALY.

They must send the registration fee and the registration form in accordance with IX Amigdala International Music Competition Memorial Raciti rules.


The winners of cat.Baby musicians, A, B, C  of sec. 1 Piano, will be invited to perform in April 2020 at ROYAL ALBERT HALL in LONDON for the ELENA COBB STAR PRIZE Festival 


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The Competition is divided into the following sections:

Sect. 1: Piano (solo)

Sect. 2: Strings (solo)

Sect. 3: Winds (solo)

Sect. 4: Guitar (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 5: Piano duet 

Sect. 6: Chamber music (max 10 members)

Sect. 7: Choirs, Orchestra and Mixed Groups

Sect. 8: Composition

Sect. 9: Harp (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 10: Lyric Singers

Sect. 11: Accordion (solo and ensemble)

Sect. 12: Folk (solo and ensemble)


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CATEGORIES and ENTRY FEES


The section 1 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2013 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2006 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Competitors of cat. Baby Musicians, A,B,C who want to participate in the ELENA COBB STAR PRIZE Festival have to play at least one of the following tracks (select the link to order the book):



Cat. D: born from 01/01/2000; free program max 15 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/1997 ; free program max 20 min. Fee € 65.00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 75.00



The sections 2 and 3 are divided into the following categories:

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2013 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2006 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Cat. D: born from 01/01/2000; free program max 15 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/1997 ; free program max 20 min. Fee € 65.00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 75.00


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

Cat. Babies Musicians: born from 01/01/2013 free program max 4 min. - Fee € 40.00

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2009 ; free program max 5 min. Fee € 45.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/2006 ; free program max 7 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. C: born from 01/01/2003 ; free program max 10 min. Fee € 55.00

Cat. D: born from 01/01/2000 ; free program max 15 min Fee € 60.00

Cat. E: born from 01/01/1997 ; free program max 20 min. Fee € 65.00

Cat. F: no age limit ; free program max 30 min. Fee € 75.00

Cat. G1 : Ensemble born from 01/01/2001 ; free program max 10 min. Fee €35.00 each one Groups of more than 5 members will pay a fee of € 30 for each one( to be paid in a single solution)

Cat. G2 : Ensemble no age limit ; free program max 20 min. Fee €40.00 each one .Groups of more than 5 members will pay a fee of € 35,00 for each one( to be paid in a single solution)

who would like to take advantage of the Arpa: Camac Atlantide or Salvi Daphne 47 ex, will have to pay 30 euros before the execution


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

Cat. A: born from 01/01/2005 free program max 8 min. Fee € 40.00 each one

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1996; free program max 15 min. Fee € 40.00 each one

Cat. C: no age limit; free program max 25 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 01/01/2004 ; free program max 10 min Fee €40.00 each one

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1992; free program max 15 min. Fee € 40.00 each one

Cat. C: no age limit; free program max 25 min. Fee € 45.00 each one

Groups with more than 5 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 01/01/2003 free program max 20 min. fee € 10.00 each one ( to be paid in a single payment)

Cat.B : no age limit free program max 30 min. Fee € 13,00 each one ( to be paid in a single payment)

Groups with more than 30 musicians will pay € 300,00( to be paid in a single solution)


Section 8 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. A: composition for solo instrument lasting max 10 min. Fee € 75.00

Cat. B: composition for chamber music lasting max 10 min. Fee € 75.00

Cat.C : composition for orchestra lasting max 10 min. Fee € 75.00

The compositions, in PDF format or in hard copy, must be sent to the secretariat of the competition by April 20th, 2019


Section 10 is divided into the following categories:

Cat. A: Children voices free program max 10 min. Fee € 50.00

Cat. B: born from 01/01/1993 ; free program max 15min. - Fee € 70.00

Cat. C: no age limit : ; free program max 20 min. including 2 chamber arias, 1 of which iItalian - Fee € 75.00

For all categories of Section 10 jury may choose part of the program. 


Section 12 is divided into the following categories:

Cat.A Solists Free program max 20 min. Fee € 60,00

Cat.B Groups Free program max 20 min. Fee € 40,00 each one

Groups with more than 10 musicians will pay € 35.00 each one ( to be paid in a single payment)


Competitors in sections 2, 3, 9, 10 will provide for their own accompanist, if required. If you are unable to find an accompanist we may provide one to you, but we need to know about this in advance. Please indicate this on the registration form, attach a copy of the piano score and pay the following additional fee:

€25,00 for the Sections 2,3,9 Cat. Babies Musicians , Cat. A
€30,00 for the Sections 2,3,9 Cat. B-C- Section 10 Cat.A

€ 40,00 for the Sections 2,3,9 Cat. D- E

€50,00 for the Sections 2,3,9 Cat.F - Section 10 cat B-C

If you want to enjoy a digital piano exclusively at your accommodation, you will have to apply for it at the time of your registration and pay a fee of EUR 20 per day at your desk.

The registration fee will be refunded only in case of cancellation of the competition


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REGISTRATION Amigdala International Competition "G. Raciti" award


 

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On their arrival, the competitors must show their Identity Card to the secretary and , before their performance, deliver a copy of their scores to the Committee.


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All competitors may participate in more sections and categories by paying the relative participation fee.


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The pieces to be performed must be original (no transpositions or arrangements of the composer's original work 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.


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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 competition.
In relation to the above, on the occasion of their settlement, each member of the jury issues a statement on his/her personal situation in relation to the competitors.
The score will be expressed at the end of each Category. Each judge will evaluate the competitors and will assign a score in cents.
The scores from all judges will then be averaged to determine the final score. Please note that the decision of the judges is unquestionable.
In 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.
Prizes and awards are non transferable. 

Cash awards are paid in euros, currency conversions to local currency are at winner's expense at the time of conversion.
All federal, state, provincial, autonomous, local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. The jury has the right to listen to the executions of the competitors again.
The jury will draw up the program of the final evening taking into consideration the length of the chosen pieces and will include only part of the finalists.

The "Awards Committee", composed by the Chairwoman of the Association and the Artistic Director, decides the assignment of special Awards at the conclusion of the work and possibly after the Gala Concert.


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The competitors will be presented in alphabetical order according to a schedule that will be displayed on April 27th 2019 in this site

The competition organization reserves the possibility to make small changes to the final timetable.Candidates who are already enrolled, whenever they change their calendar, will be notified via e-mail.


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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 International Music Competition.
If you do not want to authorize this you must make an explicit request on the registration form. The competitors cannot demand any financial claims on Amigdala Cultural Association or on any broadcasting company.


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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

All participants will receive a Certificate

All awarded participants awarded 100/100 will receive a diploma and a cup and a scolarship

                                                                     The Final Gala

will be held at L. SCIASCIA THEATRE

on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at 5.00 p.m.

All the absolute first winners must be present at the Awarding Ceremony.

The winners chosen to perform their pieces are obliged to perform under penalty of annulment of the award. The same cannot demand any financial claims for their execution and for any possible " Award Concerts".

In the respect of the Music and of the Committee, the candidates are invited to wear appropriate clothing at the Final Gala

Competitors , during their stay, will have pianos to practice.

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 Amygdala International Music Competition, its judges and staff, which are final and binding in all matters.


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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

Prof.ssa Maria Grazia Palermo,

Chairwoman of the Amigdala Cultural Association

Dott. Salvo di Dio

Vice-Chairman

Ing. Giovanni Faro

Treasurer

Dott. Tommaso Stasi

Secretary


Amigdala Music Talent Section

Prof.ssa Antonella Scuderi 
Artistic Director


Organizing Secretary
Dott.ssa Emilia Sciuto
Secreteriat

Associazione Culturale Amigdala

Via Sottotenente Scuderi, 69
95029 Viagrande CT

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