Acoustic guitar

no age limits

1. The programme for the competition is with a maximum duration of 10 minutes. The participants must perform plays in at least two of the following music styles:
– jazz
– pop
– blues
– rock
– others: traditional music – Bulgarian or foreign depending on the candidate’s personal choice
Every participant can use an acoustic guitar – steel string guitar, classical guitar – nylon string guitar or even both types depending on the personal judgement and the character of the presented pieces.
No amplification is allowed, neither other types of electric sound!
It is advisable that the participants demonstrate good improvisational skills throughout the performance or in a concrete play chosen for this purpose. It is also recommended that every participant has a good artistic look as well as appropriate clothing that adds to it (again depending on the personal judgement). The winner is obliged to take part in the Gala Concert dressed formally.
The repertoire should be played by heart!
2. The participation fee in this category is 15 euro. It should be paid no later than 9th October 2018
The fees are transferred to a bank account, with credit card or via PayPal:
Bank account WITH First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG25FINV91501216145615
BIC: FINVBGSF
ACCOUNT HOLDER: Association “Art close to me”
PAYMENT PURPOSE: Payment of registration fee + name of the participant+ the category he competes in.
PayPal address: [email protected]
PAYMENT PURPOSE: Payment of registration fee + name of the participant+ the category he competes in.
3. The assessment criteria of the jury are: choice of repertoire (different genres and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, interpretation, stage presence. The jury can interrupt the participants when the time is prolonged.
4. The participants can supply themselves with a person to accompany their performance and who will only have a supporting role. These supporting musicians do not pay participation fees and their skills are not being assessed. They do not compete and do not get prizes.
5. Тhe results are announced on the online platform “zCore” that will be uploaded on the website of the Festival. The participants as well as their companions do not have the right to require information bout the results from the members of the jury before they are officially announced by the organizers.
More than one first, second or third place can be awarded in this category depending on the result:
-90-100 points (first prize)
-80-89 points (second prize)
-70-79 points (third prize)

6. Prize fund:
Absolute winner: medal, acoustic guitar “Kremona”, prize by “musicworld.bg” prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, invitation for taking part in a solo concert in 2018, video recording from gala concert, prize by Savarez, prize by musicworld.bg, prize by Balkanota, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
First prize: plaquette, plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by musicworld.bg, prize by Balkanota, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Second prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by musicworld.bg, prize by Balkanota, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Third prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association

7. Necessary documents for participation:
-fee payment receipt
-application for participation