4th Antonio Smareglia International Composiiton Competition

April 14, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

1. The Accademia di Studi Pianistici «Antonio Ricci» of Udine, in collaboration with the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan, the Archivio Smaregliano of Udine, the Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine” and the Conservatorio Statale di musica Jacopo Tomadini of Udine and with the sponsorship of the Regional Council of Friuli Venice Giulia, the Grado Town Council, Udine Town Council, Rotary International, the Fondazione CRUP and the Fondazione Carigo are pleased to announce the

4th ANTONIO SMAREGLIA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

2. The Competition is divided into two sections as follows:
Section A: compositions for solo piano of between 5 and 10 minutes.

Section B: compositions for solo voice and piano of between 3 and 6 minutes.
For section B, the choice of text is at the discretion of the composer, provided that:
– the text has been published (or translated) in one of the following languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish or German;
– the text is in the public domain, or the composer has requested and obtained the author’s and/or translator’s explicit permission to use the text (or the permission of his/her legal heirs and/or legal representatives, see § 7)

For neither section will the use of electro-acoustic equipment be permitted. Only ‘Prepared piano’ techniques may be used.

3. The competition is open to participants of every nationality and there are no age restrictions applied. Composers may enter up to three works in total for the competition. The works presented may have been performed previously but must be unpublished and not have been awarded prizes, awards or special mentions in previous competitions.

4. The Jury Commission (five members) will consist of eminent musicians of international acclaim and a representative of the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan.

5. Competition entries, together with six copies of the compositions submitted, must be delivered to:
ACCADEMIA DI STUDI PIANISTICI”ANTONIO RICCI”
via Sacile 6 – 33100 UDINE

no later than 30 June 2015. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

6. No entry fee is required.

7. Composition entries are to be strictly anonymous, accompanied only by a six figure number written next to the composition title and once again on the front of a plain, sealed envelope attached to the entry containing the following documentation:

– the particulars and contact details of the composer (including telephone number and preferably an e-mail address);
– a written statement, signed by the composer, affirming that the composition has not been previously published or received prior awards, prizes or special mentions in previous competitions;

– written authorization signed by the author (or his/her legal heirs and/or legal representatives) permitting the use of the literary text selected, where said text is not already in the public domain;
– proof of copyright clearance to publish the work in cases where the composer is contractually bound by an exclusivity agreement to a particular publisher.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the participant being automatically disqualified from the Competition.

8. The author of the winning work will be obliged to ensure that the score, publicity posters and all future citations of the work are accompanied by the following phrase: “Work awarded the 4° Antonio Smareglia International Competition Prize”.

9. The result of the Competition will be announced within the month of July 2015. Only those envelopes that correspond with the prize winning works or those awarded special recognition will be opened. The winning composers will be notified and confirmations sent to the addresses supplied in the aforementioned envelopes. The competition results will be promptly published on the official website of the Accademia Ricci. Please note that none of the materials relating to the composition entries sent to the Accademia Ricci will be returned.

10. PRIZES: SECTION A – Piano

1st Prize
The winner of the composition awarded 1st prize will receive an award of € 2.000, 00*. The composition will be published by the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan (see § 7) and will be performed in concert during 2015. The Casa Musicale Sonzogno will include the winning composition in its own catalogue and will undertake the drafting of the contract and the promotion of the work, the material for which must be delivered strictly in digital format and realized using the
Finale software program.

2nd Prize
The composition awarded second prize will receive an award of € 1.000, 00*.

3rd Prize
The composition awarded third prize will receive an award of € 500, 00*.

SEZIONE B – Voice and Piano

1st Prize
The winner of the composition awarded 1st prize will receive an award of € 2.000, 00*. The composition will be published by the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan (see § 7) and will be performed in concert during 2015. The Casa Musicale Sonzogno will include the winning composition in its own catalogue and will undertake the drafting of the contract and the promotion of the work, the material for which must be delivered strictly in digital format and realized using the
Finale software program.

2nd Prize
The composition awarded second prize will receive an award of € 1.000, 00*.

3rd Prize
The composition awarded third prize will receive an award of € 500, 00*.

* All prize monies are gross and therefore subject to taxation.

11. The Judges may also decide to give special mentions to compositions deemed worthy of particular merit. All winners and those receiving special mentions will receive a Diploma of merit.

12. In the event that the Jury should deem the quality of the works presented to be of an insufficient standard, one or more of the prizes may not be awarded.

13. The Competition organizers reserve the right to alter the terms and conditions of this competition announcement in the event that such changes become necessary due to Force Majeure or any circumstances beyond the organizers’ control.

14. Participation in this Competition implies the full acceptance of the terms and conditions stipulated above.

15. The decision of the Jury is final. The official text for this competition is deemed to be that published in the Italian language. All disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Udine.

16. For any further information required, candidates are advised to contact:

ACCADEMIA DI STUDI PIANISTICI «ANTONIO RICCI» via Sacile 6 – 33100 UDINE
www.accademiaricci.uniud.it
tel. +39.338.6648129 – e-mail:
accademiaricci@virgilio.it