Regulations

Regulations for the 2nd edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (24-27 August 2016).


Regulations of the 2nd International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, Cracow, August 24-27, 2016.

1. General Information

The 2nd International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition is organized by the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation.

The Competition is open to violinists, violists and cellists of all nationalities under the age of 38, performing jazz and improvised music. All types of violins and violas, both acoustic and electric, can be used.

The Competition is biennial (i.e. will be held every 2 years). The Organizer reserves the right to change the instrument or group of instruments to which the Competition will be dedicated in the future.

Winners of the First Prize in previous competitions are disqualified from re-entering.

2. Registration

The Organizer will register candidates on the basis of a carefully completed application form, available from the Organizer’s website at: www.seifertcompetition.com, in the folder “Application”. The following must be attached to the application:

- recordings of 3 music compositions in mp3 format (each file not larger than 20 MB);

- two photos of the candidate (min. 1 MB each);

- the candidate’s brief bio in English (max. 1500 characters).

The complete applications must be submitted via the Organiser’s website not later than 31st March 2016. The results of the preliminary round will be forwarded to all the candidates by 15th April 2016. Candidates qualified for the Competition cover the cost of a registration fee of €50 (50 Euros).

3. Repertoire Requirements

For the online preliminary round (the recordings attached to the application form), candidates may submit repertoire of their own choice.

Candidates qualified for the semifinals must perform the following program:

a. a composition by Zbigniew Seifert, selected by the candidate;

b. two pieces of the candidate’s own choice (own compositions can also be presented).

The obligatory program in the final round consists of:

a. a composition by Zbigniew Seifert, selected by the candidate;

b. two pieces of the candidate’s own choice (own compositions can also be presented).

ATTENTION!!! All the compositions selected by the candidates for the semifinals must be different from those presented in the finals.

The Organizer will accept solo performances without a rhythm section at every stage of the competition. A solo piece may also be submitted with the application form for the online preliminary round.

4. Prizes

The Organizer offers three Competition prizes:

– 1st prize - € 10.000

– 2nd prize - € 5.000

– 3rd prize - € 2.000

The final decision concerning the division of prizes among the winners is taken by the Competition Jury.

The winners are obliged to perform at the final concert (on 27thAugust 2016). Failure to fulfil this requirement is tantamount to breaking the Competition Regulations and will result in excluding the candidate and forfeiting the prize.

Special Award:

The special award of the 2nd Zbigniew Seifert Competition is a concert to be held on 16th December 2016 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw. The concert is organized by the Jazzarium Foundation – the Sponsor of the Award – as well as Polish Radio Channel Two, as part of the cycle “Jazzarium – The World Scene”. The Sponsor of the Award reserves the right to select the winner, who – with his or her band – will be invited to play the Concert. The Concert will be recorded and broadcast on Polish Radio Channel Two.

5. The Auditions

Auditions of the semifinal round will be held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2016. The final round, for which the jury will qualify 5 musicians, will be held on 26th August 2016. The order of performances will be decided by random draw and announced before the beginning of the semifinals. All the competition auditions are open for the audience to attend and streamed on-line.

6. Music Scores

The scores of compositions performed by candidates qualified for the auditions in Cracow must be submitted not later than 18th July 2016. The scores, with titles and names of composers, ought to contain performance notes and a lead sheet (the melody and the basic harmonic structure). Failure to fulfil this requirement will result in excluding the candidate.

7. The Organizer’s Obligations

The Organizer shall provide a concert hall complete with a sound system, lights and support services. The Organizer will also provide a rhythm section consisting of a piano, a double-bass and percussion, with which the qualified candidates will be able to rehearse before each performance. All the participants will perform with the same rhythm section.

The Organizer shall provide accommodation for candidates at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice. Other costs, such as accommodation in Cracow, travel, boarding and (optionally) insurance must be covered by the participants at their own expense.

8. Final Provisions

Before the Competition, all the candidates shall sign an agreement with the Organizer.

The Organizer reserves the right to record all the Competition performances in audio/video format and use those recordings freely for the further promotion of the Competition.

The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Competition in case the number of qualified candidates is not sufficient.

All the decisions taken by the Jury at all the stages (rounds) of the Competition are final and irrevocable.

The Organizer of the 2ndInternational Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition reserves the right to decide about the final interpretation of the present Regulations.

Calendar 2016

August 24
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
August 25
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
August 26
audition in Lusławice – finals
August 27 – gala concert in Cracow

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About

Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was one of the most eminent Polish jazz musicians and a man of incredible musical talent. His untimely death did not let him fully develop his musical abilities and interrupted a promising worldwide career.

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Regulations

Regulations for the 2nd edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (24-27 August 2016).

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Prizes

1st prize - 10.000 EURO

2nd prize - 5.000 EURO

3rd prize - 2.000 EURO

and special award

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Gallery

Marek Karewicz photos

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