Guitar ensembles and orchestras

1. In this category, ensembles with minimum 8 members will be allowed. The average age of the members must not exceed 26 years. 


2. The duration of the program for this category must be between 15 and 20 minutes. Participants perform pieces from different musical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and others).

3. Guitar ensembles and orchestras can include singers as well as performers on other musical instruments (flute, violin, harp, cello, double bass, percussion and others).

4.Participation fee is 10 euro (per participant). The fee must be payed until 9th October 2019.

After that dated, applications will be accepted, but with a 20% higher fee, until 31th October 2019
For each payed participation fee in the competition the participants will receive a free ticket for the concert in the day of the competition, access for passive participation in the masterclasses and one of the workshops.
Thev fees are payable trough bank transfer, credit card or via PayPal:
Bank account WITH First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG25FINV91501216145615
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.
Payment for two or more participations trough one transfer will be accepted.

5. The assessment criteria of the jury is: choice of repertoire (different periods and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, compliance of the musical text, interpretation, tone quality, stage presence.
The jury can interrupt the participants when the time is prolonged. It also reserves the right not to give all the announced prizes. The decisions of the jury are definitive and not liable to discussion.


6. The results are announced on the online platform “zCore” and will be uploaded on the website of the Festival. The participants as well as their companions do not have the right to require information regarding the results from the members of the jury before they are officially announced by the organizers
First prize cannot be divided between two ensembles. Second and third prize may be divided between two participants with almost similar results.


 7.Prize fund:
First prize: First prize: Material prizes, and invitation for payed performance in a concert, part of the National tour of the winners of the 5th Pleven Guitar Festival, which will take place in 2020 in eight cities in Bulgaria; video recording and pictures from the Gala concert; recording and publishing of a piece written by a Bulgarian composers composed for the festival, which must be performed on the next edition of the festival.
Second prize: Material prizes;
Third prize: Material prizes;
Special prize for the ensemble with the youngest members;

8.Necessary documents for participation
-fee payment receipt
-participation application
-Filled and signed GDRP declaration from all members of the ensemble, as well as their conductor