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7th edition, 2016

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“Music is a means capable of expressing dark dramatism and pure rapture, suffering and ecstasy, fiery and cold fury, melancholy and wild merriment and the subtlest nuances and interplay of these feelings which words are powerless to express and which are unattainable in painting and sculpture.”

Dmitiri Shostakovich

7th International Conducting Competition

Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest

STATUTE

1. The seventh edition of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest for young conductors, aims to introduce and promote young conductors in the entire spectrum of interpretations of orchestral works.
2. The competition will take place from 28th of August to 1st of September 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, at the Romanian Athenaeum – Benjamin Franklin Street, no.1-3, sector 1.
3. The official orchestra of the competition is George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest.
4. Official pianists of the competition are Verona Maier and Raluca Ouatu.

1. The contest is open to all young conductors of all nationalities, with age until 35 years, born after August 28th 1981.
2. The deadline for submission of the application form and related documents in Romanian or English is June 15th, 2016, at the e-mail address: concurs@bucharestcompetition.ro and bucharestcompetition@gmail.com or by post at the following address:

ELITE ART Club UNESCO
(International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest)
Street Constantin Noica, no. 134, sector 6, 061055, Bucharest, ROMANIA

The application pack must include the following documents:

Application form filled in
Indentity card / passport scanned or photocopied
A short biography containing information about artistic work done to date, 1 letter of recommendation from teachers or conductors, copies of diplomas and prizes (if applicable).
A recent photo of 300 dpi resolution in .TIF or .jpg format sent by e-mail, which will be used in the competition program and press releases .
Demo video (DVD or YouTube link / .avi sent by email – 10-15 minutes)
proof of payment of theregistration fee
3. The submitted documents will not be returned.
4. The number of participants admitted to the first stage of the competition will be limited to a maximum of 50 competitors. The jury may draw up a reserve list of participants.
5. The participants admitted to the competition will be announced until June 30th, 2015 on the competition website www.bucharestcompetition.ro.
6. The participants qualified for the first round of the competition must be present at the office of International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest on August 28th, 2016 at 9 a.m. with the identity card on them (identity card or passport).

7. The application fee is 100 Euros and will be paid until June 15th, 2016 in the following account:

Beneficiary: ELITE ART Club UNESCO
IBAN Euro: RO92BACX0000000586870001
Swift Code: BACXROBUXXX
Bank name: UNICREDIT TIRIAC SUCURSALA UNIRII
Bank address: Piata Unirii nr. 1, magazin Unirea – Corp central, tronson A+B, parter, sector 3
8. The participants who will send their documents before April 15th, 2016 will benefit from a 25% discount out of their application fee.
9. The competition fee for the admitted participants in the first round of the competition, is 140 Euros and will be paid on August 28th, 2016 at the competition office, before entering the competition.
10. Expenses related to accommodation and meals lies entirely on the competitors (we can help you with finding accommodation in a good price – please ask).
11. Travel expenses will be supported by participants.
12. The scores for all rounds of the competitions lie entirely to the participants.
13. Additional information about the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest can be obtained from the office, at the phone number
+40 742 355 775 or by e-mail to concurs@bucharestcompetition.ro and bucharestcompetition@gmail.com

1. The participants taking part in the competition will be evaluated by a jury formed by both Romanian and foreign conductors, as well as personalities of the contemporary music life.
2. The lowest and the highest grade assigned by the jury members to each participant shall be eliminated from the total of the grades for that participant, and the average of the remaining grades is to be calculated as the final assessment. The grading system is from 1 to 20 (where 1 represents the lowest grade).
3. The 3 participants admitted in the last round („the finalists”), will be chosen by the jury based on the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained in the intermediate rounds (2nd and 3rd round). The valutation will be completed by a careful analysis of their evolution throughout the competition (rounds 1, 2 and 3) and their performance during the 3rd round.
4. The participants will be graded based on the following criteria: conducting technique, knowledge of the musical text, expresivity and capacity of communicating with the ensemble/orchestra
5. Jury decisions will be issued on the basis of assessment and are final and irrevocable.

1. The fifth edition of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest will take place in 4 rounds:

Round I – eliminatory (28th and 29th August– round with two pianos)
Round II – eliminatory (30th August – round with Orchestra)
Round III – eliminatory (31st August – round with Orchestra)
Final Round (1st September – round with Orchestra and Final Gala Concert).

2. No more than 25 participants will be admitted in the second round of the competition.
3. No more than 12 participants will be admitted in the third round of the competition.
4. No more than 3 participants will be admitted in the Final Round.
5. At the end of each competition round the list with the participants admitted in the next round will be displayed in the competition room and online: www.bucharestcompetition.ro
6. In all rounds of the competition, the contest entry will be in alphabetical order.
7. Transfer of participants, free of charge to ELITE ART Club UNESCO of all property rights for artistic performances recorded during the competition and Gala Winners, unlimited in time or territory, in the following situations:

recording
copy of all kinds of audio and video
marketing
posting on the Internet
interpretation and reproduction in public
satellite radio transmission and re-emission and retransmission
online transmission / offline on the Internet.

8. The participants express their consent that their images will be used in all the materials dedicated for information and promotion for the competition.
9. The participants express their consent that their personal data will be used only in connection with the contest.

ROUND I (August 28th and 29th, 2016)

No more than 15 minutes are provided for each participant. The preliminary stage will use reductions for one or two pianos.
2. In the cyclical works or those that are made up of several parts, if the jury does not determine a specific part, the participant will choose the part that he wants to conduct in the contest.
3. The jury has the right to interrupt the candidate at any time.
Repertoire round I (two piano’s accompaniment):

George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody no.1 in A major – compulsory work! (download)
and by choice of the participants, one of the following works:

J. Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
C. Debussy: Prelude L’apres midi d’une faune
N. Rimsky Korsakov: Symphonic Poem „Scheherazade” – 2 nd movement
S. Moniuszko: Overture Bajka (The Fairy Tale) (download)

ROUND II (August 30th, 2016)

Each candidate selected for the second round, will conduct maximum 15 minutes work time with the orchestra.
In the cyclical works or those that are made up of several parts, if the jury does not determine a specific part, the participant will choose the part that he wants to conduct in the contest.
The jury has the right to interrupt the candidate at any time.
Repertoire round II (with orchestra):

Paul Constantinescu: Concerto for string orchestra, 1st movement– compulsory work! (download)

and, by choice of the participants, 1st movement from one of the following symphonies:

W.A. Mozart:Symphony no. 40, in g minor, KV 550
L. van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3, in E flat major, op. 55
L. van Beethoven:Symphony no. 5, in c minor, op. 67
F. Schubert: Symphony no.5, in B flat major, D. 485
G. Bizet: Symphony no.1, in C major

ROUND III (August 30th, 2016)
The candidates selected in round III, will conduct for maximum 20 minutes, work time with the orchestra, one work by drawing lots, from the following works:

J. Sibelius: Concerto for violin and orchestra in d minor, op. 47 – 1 st movement
P.I. Ceaikovski: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 35 – 1 st movement
C. Saint Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, in a minor, op. 28
The jury has the right to interrupt the participant at any time.

Final ROUND (September 1st, 2016)
The final round of the competition will include two sections:

In the section which will take place in the morning, the competitor will have 45 minutes of rehearsal to conduct, through drawing of lots, one of the following work:

J. Brahms: Symphony no. 1, in c minor, op. 68 – 4 th movement
P.I. Ceaikovski: Symphony no. 6, in b minor, op. 74, „Pathetique” – 1 st movement
D. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5, in re minor, op. 47 – 1 st movement
and at the jury selection
One of the accompaniments which was presented in round III

In the contest section that will take place in the evening, 3 finalists will conduct in a Gala Concert, works that were repeated in the morning.

The concert will take place at the Romanian Athenaeum Hall in front of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra from Bucharest and will start at 7 p.m.

The prizes will be announced by the jury immediately after the concert.

1. Four prizes will be offered to the winners:
First Place: € 1000
Second Place: € 750
Third Place: € 500
Prize for the best Romanian conductor: € 300

2. Also, the jury will give as prize, commitments to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestras of Craiova, Timisoara, Sibiu, Iasi, Brasov, Kielce (Poland) or Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege (Belgium).
3. Prizes will be offered in the net amount, after taxes are paid in accordance with the law.
4. The organizer is responsible for the delivery of all prizes, and tax due the Tax Office.
5. Following the final number of points, the jury can change the prize system provided that the total amount of awards will remain unchanged.
6. The winners listed, are entitled to the following:

Winner of the seventh edition of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest

7. All other participants will receive participation diplomas.

1. In all matters not covered within the competence of the jury, the project manager reserves the right to make decisions that are irrevocable.
2. All disputes relating to provisions of the Regulation will be resolved based on the regulation text in the Romanian language.
3. All issues not addressed by these regulations will be covered by the Romanian legislation currently in existence.