XIII CAMPILLOS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
The XIII Campillos International Piano Competition will be held at the IES “Camilo José Cela” Event Hall and the Iglesia Santa María del Reposo in Campillos, Málaga (Spain) in December 5-8, 2019.
The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities without age limit. The Campillos IPC 1st Prize Winners of past editions and official or private students of Jury members at present time or having pursued their studies back to two years in advance, are not allowed to take part in the competition.
The On-line Application Form, with all required documents enclosed, must be received at the Competition Secretariat no later than October 20th, 2019.
The accepted contestants will perform in alphabetical order, determined by a draw, which will be valid for the First Stage and Semi-final. The performance order of the Final Stage might be modified by the Organizing Committee based on the repertoire. The draw will take place during the Reception at the Casa de las Asociaciones in Campillos, on December 5th 2019, at 10.00 am. All contestants must be present. The resulting order can only be modified under exceptional circumstances, in which case the contestant must provide a valid justification and the Organization will make the final decision.
The contestants may try out the Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano at the Event Hall on December 5th after the draw.
Pianos provided by Clemente Pianos and Polimúsica will be at the contestants’ disposal for practicing during the Competition.
The Competition reserves the right to authorize the recording and broadcasting of any of the Competition rounds.
The Organizing Committee shall solve all those situations not specified in these regulations.
In case of any difference between the Spanish and English versions of these rules, the Official Spanish text will prevail.
By sending the application form, the applicant agrees to accept and to comply with all the regulations of the contest.
The On-line Application Form (http://concursointernacionalpiano.es/application/) in Spanish or English must be sent before October 20th, 2019, with the following enclosed documents:
– Photocopy of Passport.
– 1 artistic photograph in .jpg format.
– A Curriculum Vitae in Spanish or English in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
Only JPG, Word and PDF formats will be accepted as enclosed files.
The Secretary will send an e-mail confirming the reception of the application within 10 days. In case the contestant does not receive the confirmation from our secretariat he or she should contact our secretary as soon as possible by writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only correct and complete applications as specified in these rules will be taken into consideration. Subsequently competitors will be informed that their applications have been received. If any of the requirements for the application happen to be false, incomplete or incorrect, the competitor’s application will not be valid.
In case of too many applications, the Pre-selection Jury will select a maximum of 50 pianists based on the submitted Pre-selection recording and Organizing Committee will communicate to each applicant the result of the Pre-selection by October 24th. After this communication ONLY selected contestants should pay a 100 Euro entry fee by bank transfer, free of any charge for the receiver, before October 30st. Bank transfer details will be sent to selected contestants together with the Notification of Acceptance. On the Bank receipt, it will be mandatory to write “Campillos IPC” and the name of the competitor.
Selected contestants must send a copy of the payment Bank receipt by e-mail to the Competition Secretary by October 31st.
No competitor will be accepted until the Bank receipt and full competition fee are received. This fee cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the fee is not received by October 31tst selected contestants will be excluded.
The Organizing Committee will establish a waiting list from the non-selected competitors who might be invited to participate in case selected contestants cancel or are excluded by the Secretariat.
COMPETITION STAGES AND REPERTOIRE
The Competition consists of a Pre-selection, First Stage, Semi-Final and Final rounds. The last three rounds are open to the public.
PRE-SELECTION: Only one YouTube video recording link by the contestant, or similar system, containing two or more pieces of free choice and different styles from 10 to 15 minutes total length. Quality of video and audio should be as good as possible taken from a few meters distance, showing full body with hands and face clearly visible. Mobile phones, cameras or studio recordings are all welcome as long as they provide enough quality. This recording can be made at present but previous video recordings will be also accepted. You can also put different recordings together in only one YouTube link.
A maximum of 50 pianists will be selected to take part in the Semi-Final. The Organizing Committee will announce the 50 selected contestants by October 24th. Each selected contestant will submit only one video recording for each round with the entire program (total two recordings) by November 24th.
Every contestant should introduce himself/herself before performing by telling his/her name, the specific round (Semi-Final or Final) and XIV Campillos International Piano Competition. And then perform the entire program of each round right away in two different recordings like if they were two recitals with no cuts or editing.
The deadline for submitting these two video recordings is November 24th. We will only accept one submission for each round. Changes will not be allowed.
FIRST STAGE: A performance lasting no longer than 15 minutes containing a program of free choice.
The number of candidates admitted to the Semi-Final will not be more than 15.
SEMI-FINAL: A performance lasting no longer than 30 minutes containing a program of free choice.
The number of candidates admitted to the Final will not be more than 3.
FINAL: A performance with the Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga (OSPM) of one piano concerto included in the following list:
-W. A. Mozart: No. 20 in D minor K 466 / No. 21 in C major K 467
-L. van Beethoven: No. 3 in C minor Op. 37 / No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 73
-R. Schumann: in A minor Op. 54
-F. Chopin: No 2 in F minor Op. 21
The Artistic Committee and Jury members will take into consideration the variety and difficulty of the whole program of the competition. All works must be edited and it is not allowed to perform own works by the contestants (except the cadenzas of the W. A. Mozart concertos).
No work may be repeated. Only the pieces recorded in the Pre-selection may be repeated in one of the other rounds of the competition.
No program changes will be allowed after October 31st.
All the works must be performed by heart.
The Jury may interrupt the performance if the maximum timing for each round is exceeded.
FIRST PRIZE: Diploma, cash award of 4000 euro and recitals in important Music Halls and Festivals in Spain.
SECOND PRIZE: Diploma and cash award of 2000 euro.
THIRD PRIZE: Diploma and cash award of 1000 euro.
BEST SPANISH PIANIST PRIZE: Diploma and cash award of 500 euro.
Some Special Prizes may be awarded as a travel grant containing 250 euro, taking into consideration all the performances during the competition. In addition, the members of the Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga and the audience of the Final Stage may award their Special Prizes to their favorite finalist.
The First Prize is indivisible, but the other prizes may be shared.
The jury is not obliged to award all the prizes. Their decision is final.
All grants and prizes shall be subject to taxes at the statutory rate.
The award-winning pianists must collect their prizes personally in the Closing Act. A refusal entails the cancellation of the award.
October 20th: Application deadline.
October 26th: Pre-selection communication.
October 31st: Deadline for competition fee payment.
December 5th: 10.00 am. Reception of contestants, draw and piano try-out.
16.00. FIRST STAGE.
20.30. Opening Act: Presentation and Concert.
December 6th: FIRST STAGE.
December 7th: SEMI-FINAL.
December 8th: 17.00. FINAL. Closing Act: Prize-giving Ceremony.