Malta International Music Competition, VFIMF 14 Festival , Malta International Music Master Classes, July 17-31, 2014
Violin & Friends International
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Malta International Music Competition!
We welcome your entry.
The competition is open for piano solo, violin solo, piano ensemble-four hands, any chamber music ensembles (strings and winds, including saxophone and guitar) with or without piano from 2 to 5 musicians, of all nationalities.
Regulations in Russian can be downloaded here.
Young Category I (age 7-12 years old) on the day of the competition.
Young Category II (age 13-17 years old) on the day of the competition.
Competitors may enroll in a higher age category than they belong.
Adult Category (age 18-33 years old) on the day of the competition.
The age limit for piano solo and violin solo is 33 years.
The total age for a duo may not exceed 62 years (individually maximum 33 years), for a trio may not exceed 93 years (individually maximum 33 years), for a quartet it may not exceed 124 years (individually 33 years) and for a quintet it may not exceed 155 years(individually 33 years), on the day of the competition.
The competition will consist of three sessions in the Adult Category. All sessions are open to the public.
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All pianists, violinists and ensembles in Adult Categories will complete a first round, after which maximum of 12 will qualify for the second round. Only 5 soloists or ensembles will be selected to perform in the final.
Eventual abbreviations to the performance program and its order during the first round, the second round and the final will be determined by the directors of the competition. In the final of the competition, the jury will determine the pieces to be performed. All compositions for piano solo, violin solo and guitar solo have to be performed from memory (except the contemporary compositions proposed by the MIMC). The repertoire chosen has to be originally written for piano, violin, guitar or ensemble, transcriptions can be played but they must be approved by the management before competition starts. The program details can be found on http://vfimf.com/program/
Malta International Music Competition and VFIMF are committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
Applications must be received before 5th Apri 2014 and have to be send by email to Violin and Friends International Music Festival to firstname.lastname@example.org The application form is available for download .
The following documents must be included:
- an Application Form completed in English or French and signed
- a copy of the passport of each participant or a birth certificate
- a short curriculum vitae of the competitor or the ensemble (of each member) in English
- a photograph in JPG or TIFF 300 DPI
- a receipt of the Enrollment fee (€75.– per ensemble or €40.– per individual), paid in EUR exclusively through bank transfer to the following account: Violin Limited, HSBC Malta plc, Merchants Street 32, Valletta – IBAN: MT97MMEB44853000000085130193001 BIC/SWIFT: MMEBMTMT
- in case of binding contractual relations with agents, record companies or similar organizations, their clearance is necessary for the instrumentalist or the ensemble to meet the commitments resulting from the participation in the competition.
The documents will not be returned. Incomplete application documents might result in the exclusion from the competition. The organization committee will allow ensembles to participate in the competition only if the difference between the documents required and provided is marginal and does not contradict the competition regulations.
Wide selection of low cost and business air fares to Malta including budget and discount flight deals you can easily find from Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling and major airlines like Emirates, Lufthansa, Scandinavian and others. List of countries and cities with connections to Malta International Airport (MLA) can be seen here. Obtaining appropriate travel documents and insurance is the sole responsibility of each competitor. VFIMF accepts no liability of any kind whatsoever for any personal illness or injury sustained by the competitor or for loss or damage to a competitor’s belongings, including instrument, during transit or while at the competition. Should a situation arise where the instrumentalist or the winning ensemble cannot procure the necessary travel documents or visas, or cannot fulfill the concert obligations, the Malta International Music Competition retains the right to transfer the winning prize to the runner up or a instrumentalist or an ensemble of its choosing.
On 27 July 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm, the participants are asked to register at the VFIMF Desk (Corte Capitanale, Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina), where, after establishing their identity, they will be given a participation card admitting them to the first round. Delays of any kind will not be tolerated. The order of performances will be established on the 27 July 2014 at 12:30pm.
The prize-giving concert will be held on 31 July 2014 at 20:00 in Palazzo de La Salle or Manoel Theater, Valletta (locality to be confirmed).
The organizers are authorized to utilize and exploit the recordings in sound, image and digital media as well as for presentation on the internet. For this purpose, all participants cede all requisite rights of use, exploitation and broadcast to the organizers; the right to publish details of the competitors, ensembles and its members and pass them to third parties. VFIMF has the right to produce and distribute without limit or payment of any fee, audio and/or video recordings of all competition performances, concerts, events etc. The recorded/filmed products are owned solely by the VFIMF and Violin Limited.
The directors of the competition can, under certain circumstances, cancel the competition. This concerns in particular the case in which not enough applications have been received for the competition. Cancellation of the competition entitles participating instrumentalists or ensembles only to the reclamation of their Enrollment fee.
Travel, accommodation and food expenses are at the charge of the participants. Nevertheless, the management of Malta International Music Competition will help finding accommodation for the candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact us with accommodation or other problems. Inform us as soon as possible should you have any special requests.
VFIMF accommodations are located in Lija, 10-20 minutes drive to Valletta.
The Price List of proposed accommodations can be downloaded here
Participants of Malta International Music Competition have to accept all of the established rules. The court recourse is excluded.
Having studied the conditions, the signatory accepts the stipulations and regulations of Malta International Music Competition.
If you have difficulties to download the forms, please contact us by email@example.com