28th February 2017
Composition of a piece for classical solo guitar (six strings) of a length between 2 and 4 minutes’ duration that can be described as an "etude."
The idea of the competition is to encourage a range of 21st century responses to the genre of etudes. Entries will be judged according to composers’ ability to take on the challenge of writing a memorable, individual and truly contemporary piece of etude in a genre that crosses so many boundaries in music, with account also taken of skill in writing for the guitar.
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities Only unpublished and previously unperformed works may be submitted.
Submissions are to be latest at Tuesday 28th February 2017 by email to Jovan Pesec, President of the jury and competition Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply:
Read carefully the Conditions of Entry below. and then email your full name, nationality, contact details and date of birth to Jovan Pesec, Competition Administrator, at email@example.com, attaching your score as a PDF and the performance as MP3. Please note that your name should not appear anywhere on the score or in the MP3 data.
Selection: The selection committee will consist of a jury of distinguished guitarrists and composers.
Three works will be short-listed following the closing date and announced on March 2017 on the Homepage of the International Guitarfestival Rust "www.guitarfestivalrust.at". These will all be performed by Gabriel Guillen at a public concert at the International Guitarfestival Rust in April 2017 or 2018 and other Festivals (date and venue to be confirmed), at which the winning etudes will be announced.
The winning composer receive a cash prize of € 500. This prize is sponsored by studio.v4m.net. The studio.v4m.net will also produce a professional audio and video recording of the winning piece and the other pieces in the shortlist, which will be posted on YouTube within three months of the public performance. Last but not the least three shortlisted pieces will be performed by winners of the International Guitar Festival Rust 2017 in the following years at a public concert. In the event of multiple short-listed submissions being found suitable, the International Guitarfestival Rust reserves the right to extend both the performance and video recording to additional pieces and to make commendation of works outside the short-list.
Conditions of Entry:
Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust
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