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COMPETITIONS COMPETITIONS 2021 General

MARCH-APRIL 2021 – YOUTH saxophone competition ANDORRA SAXFEST

The Associació de Saxofonistes d’Andorra, organizer of the ANDORRA SAX FEST’21, announces the IV ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR YOUNG SAXOPHONISTS, to be held in Andorra la Vella on March 31st 2021, according to the following regulations:

1/ ELEGIBILITY  AND REGULATIONS

The competition is open to saxophonists of all nationalities, but divided into age groups as follows:
Category A: born after 1st January 2011.
Category B: born after 1st January 2009.
Category C: born after 1st January 2006. Category D: born after 1st January 2003.

Participation can be requested by using the registration form available on the official website (www.andorrasaxfest.com). Participation requests must attach the following documents:

a) Photocopy of passport or official identity card.
b) Recent passport photo. (MUST HAVE: white background, facing the camera, no artistic photos)
c) Authorization document signed by parent or legal guardian.

Category A will have a maximum of 6 competitors.
Category B will have a maximum of 6 competitors.
Category C will have a maximum of 6 competitors.
Category D will have a maximum of 16 competitors.

Registrations will be accepted until January 31st 2021. There will be no refunds once the payment is received.
Cancellation and refund for extraordinary reasons, will be evaluated by the organizing committee.
The submission of the registration form implies unconditional acceptance of these regulations.
All competition events will be open to the public.

2/ PROGRAM
Categories A, B, C, D
Check-in for the competition and performance order draw will be held on March 30th 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Centre Cultural La Llacuna in Andorra la Vella. Competitors must be present to receive their performance time and their absence will be considered as a withdrawal from the competition.

Category A
Will be held on March 31st 2021 from 8:45 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. at the Centre de Congressos in Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled performance. Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered as a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will perform one piece of music. The overall duration of the program must not exceed 4 minutes. The jury will ask the musician to terminate any performances that exceed the time limit.
L’éléphant et la poupée……………………………Alain Crepin (Éditions Robert Martin)

Category B
Will be held on March 31st 2021 from 9:15 a.m. until 10:00 a.m at the Centre de Congressos in Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled performance. Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered as a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will perform one piece of music. The overall duration of the program must not exceed 6 minutes. The jury will ask the musician to terminate any performances that exceed the time limit.
Espiritual et danse exòtique……………………………………Jean Avignon (Éditions Gérard Billaudot)

Category C
Will be held on March 31st 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m at the Centre de Congressos in Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled performance. Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered as a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will perform one accompanied by piano. The overall duration of the program must not exceed 9 minutes. The jury will ask the musician to terminate any performances that exceed the time limit.
Light of Sothis………………………………………Amy Quate (Éditions Leduc)

Category D
Will be held on March 31st 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m at the Centre de Congressos in Andorra la Vella. The competitors must appear before the Competition Committee no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled performance. Failure to be present at the assigned performance time will be considered as a withdrawal from the competition.
Each competitor will perform two pieces of music, one accompanied by piano and the other as a saxophone solo, to be chosen from the list below. The overall duration of the program must not exceed 13 minutes.
The jury will ask the musician to terminate any performances that exceed the time limit.
Brillance (mov. 1st, 2nd & 3rd)…………………………….Ida Gotkovsky (Éditions Gérard Billaudot)
Tango-Études……………………………..Astor PIAZZOLLA
Studies solo saxophone (to be selected one study by the participant, Colection Claude Delangle)

3/ JURY
The following jury members will adjudicate the competition: Rubén Domingo, Valentin Kovalev, Nahikari Oloriz, Matthieu Delage, Florence Lecocq i Christophe Bois (category D).
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.
Jury deliberation will take place after each competition. Decisions of the jury are definitive and will be communicated at 6:45 p.m. on March 31st 2021.
The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.

4/ ACCOMPANIST
Categories A, B i C
Competitors are recommended to bring their own accompanist for this contest. Otherwise, the competition committee will provide an accompanist on request, rehearsal will be possible on March 30th 2021 at 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The rehearsal times will be established at 3:45 p.m. March 30th 2021. Competitors must send an e-mail requesting an accompanist to contact@andorrasaxfest.com

Category D
Competitors are recommended to bring their own accompanist for this contest. Otherwise, the competition committee will provide an accompanist on request, and rehearsal will be possible on March 31st 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:10 a.m. for a maximum length of 20 minutes and will cost 20€. Rehearsals times will be established at 3:45 p.m. March 30th 2021 at Centre Cultural La Llacuna.

5/ REHEARSAL ROOMS
The Competition Committee will provide rehearsal rooms for all participants of ANDORRA SAXFEST’21, and especially for those participating in the III ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR YOUNG SAXOPHONISTS.

6/ PRIZES
CATEGORY A
FIRST PRIZE
€60 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER.
€50 in shopping vouchers SAXTIENDA.COM provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.
SECOND PRIZE
€50 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER.
THIRD PRIZE
€40 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

CATEGORY B
FIRST PRIZE
€80 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
€50 in shopping vouchers SAXTIENDA.COM provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.
SECOND PRIZE
€70 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
THIRD PRIZE
€60 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

CATEGORY C
FIRST PRIZE
€200 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
€100 in shopping vouchers SAXTIENDA.COM provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.
SECOND PRIZE
€160 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
THIRD PRIZE
125 € en vals de compra SELMER i VANDOREN ofert per EUROMUSICA & MAFER.

CATEGORY D
FIRST PRIZE
YAMAHA YAS-480 Alto Saxophone offered by MUSICAL ANDORRÀ & YAMAHA.
€250 in shopping vouchers SAXTIENDA.COM provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.
1 BG Ligature LD1 DUO, 1 Cordon LEATHER “Look Edition” S20 JMSH, 1 DISCOVERY KIT provided by MUSICAL ANDORRÀ & BG FRANCE.
A Performance accompanied by piano in ANDORRA SAX FEST’22

SECOND PRIZE
BUFFET CRAMPON PARIS 8101 Alto Saxophone offered by MUSICAL ANDORRÀ & BUFFET CRAMPON.
€300 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
2 CARBONISSIMO ligatures, one of alto saxophone and the other of your choice, offered by CARBONISSIMO.
THIRD PRIZE
€200 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER
1 CARBONISSIMO ligature, for alto saxophone offered by CARBONISSIMO.

7/ SHEET MUSIC
Only legally obtained sheet music must be used in the competition.

8/ REGISTRATION FEES
Registration fees for the competition are as following:
Category A: €25
Category B: €30 Category C: €35 Category D: €50
El pagament de les inscripcions s’haurà de fer a través de la pàgina web. (www.andorrasaxfest.com).

9/ TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION
Competitors are responsible for their own as well as their accompanists’ travel and accommodation expenses. The Competition Committee, however, will provide a list of hotels.

10/ PUBLICITY RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
By submitting the registration form, the competitor consents to the organiser using their name, personal details and likeness in connection with the competition.
The ANDORRA SAXFEST, as organiser of the competition, is the exclusives owner of all intellectual property resulting from and related to the competition. This includes, but is not limited to, all rights to any recordings, photography, videography and/or broadcasts/transmissions (live, delayed or future), in all current and/or future formats, nationally and internationally, of all competition rounds and performances. The competitors have no claim to compensation.

11/ LIABILITY
The Competition Committee will not be liable for any accidents involving the competitor arising out of participation
in the contest, neither to any losses or material damage to a competitor’s instrument and/or personal belongings.
Travel and medical insurance is recommended.

12/ FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS
The decision of the Competition Committee in all questions not provided for by these regulations are definitive.
In case of appeal, all written communication must be in Catalan / English / Spanish / French.
The laws applicable to the competition and all contractual and other rights arising from it are the Andorran laws.
For more information, please contact the organization at contact@andorrasaxfest.com.
Reminder: The organization of this festival reserves the right to do, at any time, whichever modification, actualization or canceling of the acts and events programmed and advertised in any of the communication channels .

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