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Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists

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Date TBA
Weimar, Germany
Guitar | Plucked strings

The Weimar based biannual competition started in 1993 and was originally a national event. Its organiser, the Weimar Guitar Association gradually built up its profile and in 1999 – Weimar’s year as European Capital of Culture – the competition became international. It was accepted as a member of EMCY in 2004.

The 15th edition will take place online.

Information

Organiser

Gitarreverein Weimar e.V.

Structure

The participants should be aged up to 20 years old and divided in 3 age categories.
One or two rounds depending on age category.

Cycle

Every two years

Next competition

TBA 2023

Next deadline

TBA 2023

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Application

  • Registration for the 15th edition of the competition is open from January 25th to March 12th, 2021 online at www.gitarreverein-weimar.de
  • A transfer of 50 euro registration fee needs to be made to the account of the Weimar Guitar Association.
  • A copy of a valid personal document and a photo on which the face can be clearly recognized must be submitted with the registration.
  • The number of participants is limited.
  • Admission takes place in the order in which registrations are received.
  • Incomplete or late registrations cannot be considered.
  • The registration fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation by the participant.

Rules

– All participants record their competition program on video.
– The entire recording should be recorded with one camera setting, the player must be fully visible, external microphones are permitted.
– Cuts within a piece / set as well as subsequent processing are not permitted and lead to disqualification.
– Texts or subtitles may not be faded in.
– The program submitted with the registration is binding, changes are only possible up to the registration deadline
– The participant is responsible for compliance with the tender. If you are unsure about the competition program, the organizer can be contacted. A program selection that is not in accordance with the announcement leads to disqualification.
– The program is to be performed by heart.
– The recordings must be submitted via wetransfer.com by Friday, April 2nd (AG III: only 1st round!)
– The following formats are permitted : .mp4 or .mov (max. HD).
– The video file must be named with the participant’s surname and first name (“Last Name-First Name.mp4” or “Last Name- First Name.mov”)
– The videos may be recorded from Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at the earliest. All participants will receive a PDF file on March 26th, 2021. The document must be printed out and be visible in the background during the entire recording.
– The submitted videos are played publicly on YouTube. The exact schedule will be published after the registration deadline.

 

 

Repertoire

Age group I:

Free program from at least three different epochs, including a classical *, and a contemporary piece (total duration 12 – 15 min)

Age group II:

(Total time: 17-20 min)

a) 1-2 sentences from: 6 Genera Studies by Elia Koussa, a second selection will follow shortly

b) an original classical work *

c) free program

Age group III:

I round: (Total duration: 12 – 15 min)

a) one of the following studies by Mauro Giuliani from op.48: No. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 or 24

b) 1-2 sentences from: 6 Genera Studies by Elia Koussa, a second selection will follow shortly

c) free program

Final: (Total time: 17-20 min)

a) an original classic *

b) free program

*Original work by a composer from the 1st half of the 19th century, who was born before 1800, such as Aguado, Carcassi, Carulli, Giuliani, Paganini (no violin caprices), Sor

Prizes

In each age group a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize can be awarded. In addition, prizes for the best interpretation of a classical work, the contemporary set pieces and other special prizes may be awarded. The jury has the right not to award every prize.

Contact

Visit original competition page www.gitarreverein-weimar.de

Prize winners

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