COMPETITIONS COMPETITIONS 2016 General

3rd International Andorra Saxophone Competition 2016

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The Associació de Saxofonistes d’Andorra, organiser of the ANDORRA SAX FEST’16, announces the III Andorra International Saxophone Competition, to be held in Andorra la Vella from March 28th to April 2th 2016, according to the present
ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION
The competition is open to all saxophonists of all nationalities born after March 27th 1986.
Participation can be requested using the registration form available at the official website
(www.andorrasaxfest.com).
Participation requests must attach the following documents:
a) Photocopy of passport or official identity card.
b) Brief biography and artistic curriculum vitae.
c) Recent identity photo.
d) In case of minors, authorisation signed by parent or legal guardian.
There will be a maximum of 80 competitors. Registrations will be accepted by order of payment until March 7th 2016. There will be no refunds once the payment is received. Cancellation and refund for extraordinary reasons, will be evaluated by the organizing committee.. The list of admitted competitors will be published on the official website by March 14th, 2016.
The submission of the registration form implies unconditional acceptance of these regulations.
PROGRAMME
Check-in for the competition will take place on March 27th from 10AM-1PM and 3-7PM at Andorra La Vella´s Centre Cultural La Llacuna.The official presentation and performance order draw will be held on March 27th 2016 at 19 hours at Centre Cultural La Llacuna. Competitors must be present to receive their performance time and their absence will be considered a withdrawal from the competition.
The competition will consist of the following rounds:
FIRST ROUND
It will take place on March 28th and 29th 2016, from 9h30 AM onwards at the Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled performance.
Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will interpret two compulsory works. The overall duration of the programme must not exceed 10 minutes. The jury will ask to terminate performances that exceed the time limit.
A maximum of 15 competitors will be chosen for the second round.
Compulsory Works:
12 Fantasias for Flute without Bass, TWV 40:2-13…………………..Georg Phillipp Telemann
(The contestant will choose one Fantasia that will be performed with free choice of
saxophone and key)
Aria………………………………………………………………………………………..Jacques Ibert
(without previous piano rehearsal)
SECOND ROUND
It will take place on March 31th 2016, from 9h30 AM onwards at the Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled performance.
Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will interpret the compulsory work plus a solo saxophone work to be chosen among the following list. The overall duration of the programme must not exceed 20 minutes. The jury will ask to terminate performances that exceed the time limit.
Compulsory Work:
Sonata in C-sharp Major for Alto Saxophone and Piano………………….Fernande DECRUCK
(1r i 3r movements)
Second Round List (one work to be chosen among the following)
Sequenza IXb………………………………………………………………………….Luciano BERIO
Strength…………………………………………………………………………….Agustín CHARLES
Digital……………………………………………………………………………………..Thierry ALLA
Babioles I, IV y V………………………………………………………………………Marc MONNET
Episode Quatrieme………………………………………………………………………Betsy JOLAS
Distance………………………………………………………………………………Toru TAKEMITSU
Oxyton………………………………………………………………………………Christophe HAVEL
Laberinto III……………………………………………………………………………..David SOLEY
Le trame di un labirinto……………………………………………………..Armando GENTILUCCI
Portrait………………………………………………………………………….Jaques WILDBERGER
Slapstick………………………………………………………………………………Jummei SUZUKI
Epigraphe…………………………………………………………………………..Goeffroy DROUIN
Duduk I ……………………………………………………………………………Gabriel ERKOREKA
Muros de Dolor………………………………………………………………………Mauricio SOTELO
Kokoro…………………………………………………………………………….Jean-Denis MICHAT
Sequenza VIIb…………………………………………………………………………Luciano BERIO
Xyl………………………………………………………………………………………Christian LAUBA
Sakana……………………………………………………………………………………Dai FUJIKURA
Trace…………………………………………………………………………………….FRANCESCONI
Partita………………………………………………………………………………………..Aloïs HABA
To play the Saxophone………………………………………………………………Peter van ONNA
Lutte…………………………………………………………………………………..Thierry ESCAICH
A maximum of 6 competitors will be chosen for the final round.
FINAL ROUND
It will take place on April 2th 2015, from 5 PM onwards at the Centre de Congressos del Comú d’Andorra la Vella.The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled performance.
Final Round competitors will be asked to interpret SHAMS to Jean Denis MICHAT for Alto Saxophone and 11 instruments.
Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered a withdrawal from the competition.
All the competition events will be open to the public.
JURY
The following jury members will adjudicate the competition: Vincent DAVID, Fernando RAMOS,
Arno BORNKAMP, Nacho GASCÓN, Christophe GRÈZES and Gerard CLARET (FINAL ROUND).
During the first meeting, the members of the jury will examine the circumstances of abstention: any juror having a teaching relationship with a competitor must declare such relationship and will abstain from voting on the competitor’s performances.
Deliberation of the jury will take place after each round.The decisions of the jury are final and will be announced at the end of each round.
Competitors eliminated will be given a chance to discuss their results with members of the Jury.
The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
The decisions of the jury are final.
PRIZES
The following prizes will be awarded:
– First prize: SELMER PARIS Alto Saxophone Series III Jubilé, offered by SELMER PARIS.
– Second prize: SELMER PARIS Alto Saxophone SELES Axos, offered by MAFER MÚSICA.
– Third prize: €1000 in products SELMER and VANDOREN from the MAFER MUSICA cataloge.
– Fourth prize: €200 in products BG FRANCK BICHON from the MUSICAL ANDORRÀ cataloge.
– Fift prize: €200 in products BG FRANCK BICHON from the MUSICAL ANDORRÀ cataloge.
– Sixth prize: €200 in products BG FRANCK BICHON from the MUSICAL ANDORRÀ cataloge.
The 1st and 2nd Prize will be awarded to only one competitor and cannot be divided. For the other awards, in the event of a tie, the prizes will be shared.
In order to receive a prize awarded, participation in the final concert and award ceremony is obligatory.
REGISTRATION FEES
Registration for the competition only: €90,00
Registration fees payment must be made through the ANDORRA SAX FEST official website (www.andorrasaxfest.com).

ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://www.andorrasaxfest.com/ca/node/168

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