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Fifth Edition 2019

INVITATION

Club UNESCO “Leonardo da Vinci’’ Sofia
INVITES YOU

to take part in the

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”

The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 28th November till 1st December 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We accept inscriptions from violin players from all nationalities born after 31 Dec 1989.
The competition will be held in three rounds. The ranking of the finalists going after the third round.
The awards are made on a final gala concert.

The jury, which consists of eminent violinists and teachers of international fame, will award the following prizes:

  1. First Prize: 1500 (one thousand five hundred) euro, diploma, laureateship
  2. Second Prize: 1000 (one thousand) euro, diploma, laureateship
  3. Third Prize: 500 (five hundred) euro, diploma, laureateship
  4. Young Talent Prize: 300 (three hundred) euro

All participants will be awarded diplomas of participation.

For detailed information on the regulations, applications or the contest in general follow the link:
https://violin-competition.com/en/competitions/fifth-edition-2019/

https://www.facebook.com/unescoldv

Contacts: +359888452162, Mrs. Konstantina Altimirska

e-mail: club@unesco-ldv.com

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Application Form

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REGULATIONS

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

Art.1. The non-governmental association “Club UNESCO Leonardo da Vinci Sofia” under the Patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria, under the Patronage of the honorable consul of Bulgaria for Piemont and Val d’Aosta dr. Gianni Maria Stornello, in collaboration with the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers and with Sofia Philharmonic, organizes the Fifth International Violin Competiton “VASCO ABADJIEV”.
Art.2. The international competition for violinists is a part of the project “Shakona” of Club UNESCO “Leonardo da Vinci”, that has the goal to revive the national and international memory of the great Bulgarian violinist Vasco Abadjiev (1926-1978).
Art.3. The competition will take place once every two years.
Art.4. The contest will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) from 28 November till 01 December 2019 at Concert Complex “Bulgaria”, 1 Aksakov str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

CONDITIONS FOR APPLICATION

Art.5. For contest participation, violinists from all countries and nationalities, that to the date of opening of the contest are not older than 30 years, or born after 31.12.1989 can apply. They all have to meet the conditions of the regulations.
Art.6. All who wish to participate in the contest have to submit the following documents by 17.10.2019:

  1. Application after the pattern.
  2. Short autobiography, containing data for the candidate’s education, participation in forums, adjudged awards, etc.
  3. A copy of identification document- ID card, passport.
  4. Photograph.
  5. Document for paid fee, in case I has been an advance.
  6. A list of the compositions that are to be performed during both rounds of the contest and at the gala concert.

Art.7. The fee for participation is 50 (fifty) euro or 100 (hundred) leva and is to be paid at
registration in the beginning of the first day of the competition or in advance to the following
bank account:
UNICREDIT BULBANK AD, Sofia Zapaden Park 127, Slivnitsa, Blvd.,
IBAN:
BG45UNCR70001520905134,
BIC: UNCRBGSF,
in favor of: CLUB UNESCO
“LEONARDO DA VINCI” SOFIA.
All bank fees for payment transfers are for the participants.
Art.8. The participation fee is non-refundable, unless the competition is cancelled.
Art.9. The documents under Art.6 have to be sent by post at the following address:
For “VASCO ABADJIEV” Competition, “Sveta Troitza”, Bl. 378, ent. D, ap. 94, Sofia-1309, Bulgaria or by e-mail at the following address: club@unesco-ldv.com.
Art.10. The documents of the foreign participants have to be in English.
Art.11. The candidates allowed to enter the contest will be informed in a written manner by 04.11.2019.
Art.12. Every candidate has to pay for his her own transport, traveling allowances and expenses for the stay during the contest, insurance and medical expenses as well as the expenses of all companions and others, if there are such. If the participant do not have pianist, such will be arrange be the organizers with additional payment of 25 Euro per round, paid by the participant.

CONDITIONS FOR CONDUCTING THE COMPETITION

Art.13. The competition will be carried out in three rounds:
1. The right to participate in the first round “Common hearing” have all violinists that have been approved to take part. The performances in this round will be with a total duration of up to 30 min. They will include:
• J. S. Bach– two part /first and second/ through the solo sonatas or Shakona through Score for solo violin №2;
• Caprice/etude/ by N. Paganini, H. Viyanyavski, V. Abadjiev, etc. or one part of the solo sonatas for violin of E. Izay- by candidate’s choice;
• V.A. Mozart – first part /with cadenza/ from the concerts for violin № 3, 4, 5, and 7 – by candidate’s choice.
2. The right to participate in the second round have the candidates that have been chosen by the jury after the first round. The performances in the second round are with a total duration of up to 40 min. of:
• Complete sonata for violin and piano by L. v. Beethoven, F. Schubert, R, Shuman, J.
Brams, Ed. Grig, G. Fore, C. Frank, C. Debussy, M. Ravel, P. Hindemith, B. Bartok, S.
Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, P. Vladigerov, L. Pipkov, V. Abadjiev, etc.-by candidate’s choice;
• Play / Virtuoso piece – by candidate’s choice
3. The right of participation in third round will have these candidates that are approved by the jury after the second round.
• Concert for violin with orchestra – first or second and third, or third and fitth part of L. v. Beethoven, J. Brams, N. Paganini, Bruch, P. Tchaikovsky, Vienyavski #1 and #2, – by candidate’s choice.
4. The candidates perform the compositions that are going to present in the different rounds in the order that they want, and have to include them in the application form.
5. The announced program is not to be changed. The compositions for participation in all rounds are to be performed in original.
6. All compositions are performed by heart /apart from the sonata/. All pieces, sonatas and concerts are to be performed with a piano accompaniment except the concerts in the third round and the Gala concert of laureates that will be performed with orchestra.
7. All performances are public.
8. The participants bring pianos of the compositions that they will not perform solo. All candidates have the right to rehearse before every round of auditions.
9. The competition is organized and conducted with the following schedule:
On 28.11.2019:
-from 08:30 till 10:00 registration of the candidates, allowed to participate and payment of the participation fee. It is conducted by the Secretariat of the Competition in Concert Complex “Bulgaria”;
– at 10.30 – formal opening of the competition with a presentation of the International Jury;
– at 11:00 – draw of the lot for the order of participation of the candidates in the rounds of the contest;

FIRST ROUND
Date 28.11.2019:
• Audition: 11:30 – 13:30
• Pause: 13:30 – 15:00
• Audition: 15:00 – 17:00
• Pause: 17:00 – 18:00
• Audition: 18:00 – 19:30

SECOND ROUND
Date 29.11.2019:
• Audition: 10:00 – 12:00
• Pause: 12:00 – 14:00
• Audition: 14:00-16:30
• Pause: 16:30 – 17:00
• Audition: 17:00 – 19:00

THIRD ROUND
Date: 30.11.2019:
– Audition: 14:00 – 16:30
– Pause: 16:30 – 17:00
– Audition: from 17:00 – 19:00

GALA CONCERT
Date: 1.1.2019 19:00 h

10. The finalists are announced after the end of the third round. The bestowment of the awards will take place during the closing gala-concert of the laureates, in which the participation of the finalists is obligatory and free.

JURY AND EVALUATIONS

Art.14. The jury consists of music teachers and violinists that are famous internationally.
Art.15. The evaluations of the jury are formed by rules, accepted and established by the organizers.
Art.16. The jury’s decisions are final and not to be contested. The jury has the right to interrupt the performance of the participants if it is over the competition’s time, appointed under Art.13, p.1 and 2 in the regulations.
Art.17. A member of the jury, who in the last two years has been teaching or has any other relation to a candidate in the contest, must announce it before the beginning of the performance and withdraw from evaluating the respective candidate.

PRIZES

Art. 18. The jury adjudges the following prizes

  1. First prize: 1500 (thousand five hundred) euro, a statuette, diploma-charter, rank of laureate.
  2. Second prize: 1000 (thousand) euro, a statuette, diploma-charter, rank of laureate.
  3. Third prize: 500 (five hundred) euro, a statuette, diploma-charter, rank of laureate.
  4. Prize for young talent: 300 (three hundred) euro.
  5. Special Prizes will be announced later

Art.19. All participants will receive a “PARTICIPATION DIPLOMA”.
Art.20. The jury has the liberty to divide, as well as not to adjudge some of the awards. Other encouraging and special awards, constituted by institutions, private parties and sponsors can be suggested and coordinated with the jury’s opinion and announced additionally.

OTHER CONDITIONS

Art.21. The organizers preserve the right to introduce changes to these regulations if needed.
Art.22. The organizers do not bear responsibility for any damages of persons and objects, caused on the way to the contest, or during the competition.
Art.23. By entering the contest, the participants confirm their agreement with these regulations.
Art.24. All copyrights are owned by the organizers.
Art.25. The candidates confirm the acceptance of all the regulations by signing the application for participation in the contest.Art.26
Every candidate gives permission to the organizers to store and use personal data, to record their performances and take photographs, register, render and show the concert and parts of it within the media domain, in internet, in printed publications, for the purposes of conducting the contest, advertising and popularization of it, as well as for announcing its results.
Art.27. Sound and video recordings of the performances are made by authorized persons; the organizers have exclusive rights for their safe-keeping and duplication. Recording by unauthorized individuals, as well as picture taking during auditions is not allowed.
Art.28. For the interpretation of these regulations the only valid language is Bulgarian.

Download the Regulations in PDF format:

Download the regulations in PDF format

JURY

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

Chairman:

Prof. Angel Stankov (Bulgaria)

Members:

Prof. Yosif Radionov (Bulgaria)

Prof. Nedyalcho Todorov  (Bulgaria)

Prof. Stefan Kamilarov (Austria)

PROGRAM OF V EDITION

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

Event Venue

Concert Complex Bulgaria
Address : Aksakov 1 str, Sofia

28.11.2019:
08:30 – 10:00 registration of the candidates, allowed to participate and payment of the participation
fee at the Secretariat of the Competition in Concert Complex “Bulgaria”;
10.30 – formal opening of the competition with a presentation of the Jury
11:00 – draw of the lot for the order of participation of the candidates in the rounds of the contest

28.11.2019:

FIRST ROUND

• Audition: 11:30 – 13:30
• Pause: 13:30 – 15:00
• Audition: 15:00 – 17:00
• Pause: 17:00 – 18:00
• Audition: 18:00 – 19:30

29.11.2019:

SECOND ROUND

• Audition: 10:00 – 12:00
• Pause: 12:00 – 14:00
• Audition: 14:00-16:30
• Pause: 16:30 – 17:00
• Audition: 17:00 – 19:00

30.11.2019:

THIRD ROUND

• Audition: 14:00 – 16:30
• Pause: 16:30 – 17:00
• Audition: 17:00 – 19:00

1.12.2019

GALA CONCERT

19:00 h.

The Program is subject to change

Download the Program in PDF format:

Download the Program in PDF format

AWARDS

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

  1. First Prize: 1500 (one thousand five hundred) euro, diploma, laureateship
  2. Second Prize: 1000 (one thousand) euro, diploma, laureateship
  3. Third Prize: 500 (five hundred) euro, diploma, laureateship
  4. Young Talent Prize: 300 (three hundred) euro

All participants will be awarded diplomas of participation.

Laureates

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

 

Here will take place all of
The Winners of The Fifth Edition

Partners

FIFTH
INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“VASCO ABADJIEV”
SOFIA-BULGARIA
2019

The competition is carried out thanks to:

Partners will be announced soon.

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