General Information and Competition Guidelines
Welcome to the Coupe Mondiale in túrovo, Slovakia/Esztergom, Hungary
Teaching Center of Accordion "Marta Szokeova" in Bratislava,
Slovakia and the Hungarian Accordion Organization based in Budapest, Hungary
will jointly host the COUPE MONDIALE 2003. The Coupe Mondiale is an INTERNATIONAL
COMPETITION FOR ACCORDIONISTS under the auspicies of the Confédération
International des Accordéonistes (C.I.A.) founded 1935 in Paris.
The C.I.A. is a member of the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL (IMC-UNESCO).|
This year for the first time, the CIA Coupe Mondiale categories will be held in two countries. The cities of túrovo, SLOVAKIA and Esztergom, HUNGARY are located accross the Danube River from each other. The cities were connected by Maria Valeria Bridge until it was completely demolished during war times.
Now, almost 60 years later, the Maria Valeria Bridge stands again, re-uniting these two cities. The Coupe Mondiale will bridge the gap between these two cities bringing international delegates, guests and contestants to both cities on both sides of the Danube during the week long Coupe Mondiale celebrations.
1. General Conditions for All Categories
The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ACCORDION SOLOISTS 2003 (COUPE MONDIALE)
is open to accordionists of all nationalities who comply with the rules.
Competition is offered for accordionists in any of the six categories
1) Coupe Mondiale
2) Junior Coupe Mondiale
3) International Piano Accordion Competition
4) Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition
5) Junior Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition
6) International Chamber Music Competition
a. Candidates must be entered through
the CIA voting member organization(s) in their respective country. If
a candidate is from a country where there is no CIA voting member organization,
prospective candidates are requested to apply directly to the CIA, subject
to acceptance, until such time as a voting member entity is established
in that country.
|2. Entry Forms|
|Candidates are requested to
fill in the official entry form provided by the General Secretariat.|
Entry form should be complete and precise, completed in blockletters or typewriter, and accompanied by a passport size photograph. Completed entry forms and pictures should be mailed to:
|3. Entry Fees|
| 1) Coupe Mondiale - EURO 60.00|
2) Junior Coupe Mondiale - EURO 40.00
3) International Piano Accordion Competition - EURO 60.00
4) Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition - EURO 60.00
5) Junior Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition - EURO 40.00
6) International Chamber Music Competition - EURO 60.00
The entry form and the entry
fee are one unit. The fee must be paid at same time as the entry form
is mailed. Only candidates of countries without a compatible currency
are allowed to pay the fee upon arrival at the Coupe Mondiale. This
fee should be paid to the CIA Treasurer upon registration. Non-paying
candidates are not allowed to compete. The entryfee should payed by
|4. Acceptence of Regulations|
|A candidate's entry implies acceptance of regulations, the system of judging and the jury's decision as being final. Entered candidates not arriving or competing without apology will be excluded from subsequent Coupe Mondiales.|
|5. Music For Judges|
|a) Each candidate must provide
at the competition three (3) published copies of his/her Own Choice Music
for the Jury. If the piece is published, then published copies must be
used. If unpublished, then manuscript copies are acceptable.|
b) The copies of each piece are to be tied together in a single bundle, each copy clearly labelled with the name and the country of the candidate and handed over to competition-office after arrival.
|There are no restriction as to make, size or type of accordions used by the candidates, but electronic attachements may not be employed.|
a) Contestants may use only one composition per composer per round. For example: A candidate competing in the Coupe Mondiale is required to play J. S. Bach in Round I as part of the Test Section, so the candidate may also then play one composition by J. S. Bach in Round III as part of their Choice Program.
Exception: This rule does not apply to the Senior and Junior Virtuoso Entertainment sections. A candidate may play more than one piece by each composer if desired, however they should continue to observe the rule that music should be of a different style and character.
b) must include opus numbers and any other identification such as catalogue numbers and individual movements for each selection performed.
c) must list whether the compositions are published.
d) must list full name of composer and the arranger if applicable.
e) must give the playing-time for each selection.
f) must send a photograph in passport size together with the entryform to the secretariat.
g) the signature on the entry form is a statement saying that the candidate has read the rules and understands and accepts them.
h) for Virtuoso Class only: if music is not available, please write a short explanation.
i) First Place winners in a category, may not enter that same category in subsequent years.
|Contestants are judged in all sections on overall musicianship, including technical proficiency and stylistic understanding of all music performed. THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL.|
|8a. Time Limit Penalty|
Note to candidates: Each signed
entry form indicates that the candidate understands the competition
guidelines, so please ensure that your program meets the competition
guidelines concerning minimum and maximum time limits. Mark penalties
for any failure to follow the maximum or minimum playing time for each
class will be imposed as follows:
Example: The candidate has a playing time of 22:30 minutes in a category with a 20 minute maximum playing time limit.
Therefore this candidate would have a 2 point penalty deducted.
will be arranged by the organizer but is to be paid by the candidate.
There are options of Hotel or Hostel in both túrovo and Esztergom
and range in price from approximately 12 EURO - 40 EURO per per night
depending on the option chosen.|
Please see the page for accommodation prices in túrovo and Esztergom for full details.
Lunch and Dinner will be approximately EURO 10.00 per day if purchased seperately.
|10. Arrival and Departure|
|All participants must announce his/her arrival and departure date and time with the entry or registration form. Participants must have a visa and should request an official invitation to get a visa when entering the competition. All participants must register at the Hotel Thermal in Sturovo, Slovkia on October 20, 2003 beginning at 1:00 PM. The draw for playing order will be at 6:30 PM at the Hotel Thermal.|
|11. CIA Competition Rules and Regulations|
|The English language version found here on-line at the official CIA website shall be the definitive text.|
|12. Closing Date for Entries|
|CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: AUGUST 20, 2003|
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