11th International Guitar Competition of J. K. Mertz

Society of J. K. Mertz in cooperation with Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava announce

11th International Guitar Competition of J. K. Mertz

 

Date:

June 20 - 22, 2018

 

Place:

Bratislava, Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Zochova street Nr. 1

 

Age limit:

born in 1986 and later

 

Program

1st round:
free program must include one J. K. Mertz piece, duration 12 minutes maximum

 

2nd round:
free program, duration 15 minutes maximum, can not be repeated any piece from 1st round

 

3rd round - final:
free program must include one J. K. Mertz piece, duration 30 minutes maximum, can be repeated pieces from 1st and 2nd round (excluding J. K. Mertz piece), 10 minutes maximum.

 

All the pieces have to be played by heart.
Contestant must submit the score of played music on request.
If contestant exceeds the time limit, the jury may interrupt his performance and will evaluate the performance before interruption.
The program of every competitor must be confirmed during the registration.
 
 

Enrolment:

Enrolment is possible by filling online application form on our website or by filling application in .doc format and sending with all attachments (copy/scan of ID card, copy/scan of fee payment, short c.v. and photo) to: festival.jkmertz.info@gmail.com or to:

Spoločnosť J. K. Mertza, Rozvodná 11B, 83101 BRATISLAVA 37, SLOVAKIA

Deadline for the applications is after reaching maximum number - 30 participants, at latest May 31, 2018. Deciding is date of fee payment.

 

Enrolment Fee is 70 €

Enrolment fee must be paid to:

Bank: Československá obchodná banka, a.s., Bratislava
Account name: Spoločnosť J. K. Mertza
IBAN: SK81 7500 0000 0040 0621 2854
SWIFT (BIC) CODE: CEKOSKBX
(Add your name to the message for the recipient, please)
(Bank charges of transfer are paid by the participant)

 

The enrolment fee includes entry on concerts of 43rd Guitar festival of J. K. Mertz (June 20 and 21, 2018 only). Fee is non-returnable and does not include travel, board and lodging expenses of the contestant.

Accommodation tips

 

Prizes

1st prize:

Guitar – Masaki Sakurai - Model Maestro – RF
Concerts at european international festivals:

      International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz Bratislava, SK
      Forum Gitarre Wien, AT
      Festival Internacional de Música da Primavera de Viseu, PT
      Balatonfüred International Guitar Festival, HU

Gift box kindly donated by D´Addario Company

Gift from Music Mania

 

2nd prize

Carbon guitar case (CCCases - Czech Republic) in value 1 050€
500 €

Gift box kindly donated by D´Addario Company

Gift from Music Mania

 

3rd prize

300 €

Gift box kindly donated by D´Addario Company

Gift from Music Mania

 

Prize from Association for classical guitar

150 € for the best slovak participant of competition

Gift from Music Mania
(advance into min. 2nd round is the condition)

Prize from Music Fund Slovakia

200 € for the best interpretation of J. K. Mertz composition

Gift from Music Mania

 

The Jury:

József Eötvös (HU)Thomas Offermann (DE)Jorgos Panetsos (GR/AT)Paula Sobral (PT) ♦ Prof. Jozef Zsapka (SK)

The international jury will be comprised of classical guitar artists, teachers and experts.
Evaluating method – points – 0 – 25 p.
The jury has the right to award, share or not award all the declared prizes.
The decision of the jury is final and against the decision of the jury will not be appealed.
Any member of the jury who has family ties with contestant, or is actual teacher of contestant cannot judge his/her performance.
 

General rules:

Any participant can withdraw from the competition, but the enrolment fee is not refundable.
Any participant must demonstrate his name, age (ID card) and confirm his competition program during the registration.
All the rounds are open to public, contestant agrees with recording of his performance.
The drawing will be before every round. If any competitor is not present at drawing his order will be drawn by organizer.
The 3rd round – finale is open to public in the form of the concert.
Travel, board and lodging expenses are covered by participants, they are not included in enrolment fee.
In case of any questions and decisions is relevant the Slovak text of the rules.
 
Partners of the competition:
Main partner of the festival:

Past years competition winners