I CONCURSO FMG

IBF PARA JÓVENES MÚSICOS 2017

The competition

The International Bach Festival (IBF) is an ambitious and exciting project that was born in the year 2015 under the artistic direction of Michael Gieler and Adriana Ilieva, prominent members of the Royal Concertgebow Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria. The Festival brings together professionals in both orchestras, accompanied by a group of young musicians of great talent, as well as different choirs and recognized international specialists. All of them around the figure of one of the most important composers of Western music: Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Competition date

The competition will take place in the MAPFRE GUANARTEME FOUNDATION on the 24th of February in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Deadline for inscription

The deadline for the registration of the competition will be on the 10th of February at 2pm.

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Awards

Participate in the competition and you can win one of the three awards or even the special prize.

Legal basis of the competition

Announcement

The competition will take place in the MAPFRE GUANARTEME FOUNDATION on the 24th of February in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Participants

1. The competition establishes the following specialities for the contestants:

  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Harpsichord

2. Young instrumentalists specialized on the previous may attend to the competition.

3. Interpreters born or residents in the Canary Islands born from the 1st January of 1995 onwards may participate.

Inscription

Participants must present the following documentation:

  • - Completed registration form (download here)
  • - Bank validation of 10€ for entry fee in the following account: ES27 0125 0025 6120 0080 1308. This amount will not be refundable.
  • - Photocopied ID or passport belonging to the participants
  • - General music sheet of your interpretation.

Submit the documentation personally in the headquarters of the Foundation MAPRE Guanarteme (c/Castillo, 6. 35001. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), or sending it by e-mail to ibfcanarias@gmail.com

The participants who don’t send the whole set of documents required won’t be admitted, as well as those who don’t send it in the established dates. The organization will get in touch with the participants after the term is closed. You will receive the acceptance or the motives for those who have been rejected.

The deadline of the registration is Friday the 10th February of 2017 at 2pm.

Repertoire

The contest will be held in a single session. The order of performance of the auditions will be decided throughout a random lottery selection and will be communicated to the participants with a week in advance. The organization of the competition may change the order only in exceptional and highly justified cases.

The repertoire is free, having to present a baroque concert, a piece of a work of Johann Sebastian Bach and one of free choice.

In case of obtaining the first prize, the work of the chosen baroque concert will be the one interpreted like soloist with the Young Orchestra IBF.

The contestants will be accompanied by a pianist on the day of the test.

Awards

The following prizes will be awarded:

1st prize (up to a maximum of two winners):

  • Concert of winners the 30 of March 2017 in the headquarters of the Foundation MAPFRE Guanarteme in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
  • Concert of soloist with the Young Orchestra IBF the days 6 and 7 of April of 2017.
  • Concert in the Cycle of Young Interpreters of the Foundation Auditorium and Theater of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (date to be determined).
  • 3 Masterclasses with teachers from the "International Bach Festival".
  • Musical material valued at 250 euros.

3rd prize (up to a maximum of two winners):

  • Concert of winners the 30 of March 2017 in the headquarters of the Foundation MAPFRE Guanarteme in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
  • 3 Masterclasses with teachers from the "International Bach Festival".
  • Musical material valued at 100 euros.

3º premio (hasta un máximo de dos galardonados):

  • Concert of winners the 30 of March 2017 in the headquarters of the Foundation MAPFRE Guanarteme in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
  • 2 Masterclasses with teachers from the "International Bach Festival".

Special prize (only chord)

  • Participation concert at IBF 2017 Amsterdam (including travel and accommodation expenses).
  • Tickets for a concert at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

* The awards ceremony will be held during the winners' concert on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme headquarters.

Los participantes recibirán un diploma acreditativo.

El jurado podrá declarar desierto cualquiera de los premios.

Pianista acompañante

Moraya Sánchez Mejías

Jury

The jury will be composed of professionals of recognized prestige, related to the world of music.

  • TilmanKuttenkeuler, director general of the Foundation Auditorium and Theater of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Isabel Saavedra Robaina, head of Cultural Activity of the Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme.
  • Michael Gieler, artistic director of the "International Bach Festival" and first viola of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
  • Ismael Betancor Almeida, trumpet soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.
  • José Alvarado Urdaneta, viola of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • The jury may interrupt the contestants at the time they deem appropriate.

    The decision of the jury will be final and will be announced at the end of the competition.

Other dispositions

If there’s anything that isn’t provided in the bases, or there’s any doubt involving the interpretation of this, it will be resolved by the competition organizers, or by the selected jury.

The participation in this announcement implies the acceptance of the present bases, compliance with the jury’s decisions and the resignation to any reclamation.

The contests auditions will be public.

All image rights to the "International Bach Festival" and to the MAPFRE Guanarteme Foundation are transferred.

For more information do not hesitate and send us an email to: ibfcanarias@gmail.com

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