Fourth age group

no age limits

1. The programe includes two rounds. The participants must perform compositions from different musical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, etc.)
First round: maximum duration of 15 minutes
Second round: maximum duration of 30 minutes
Participants, who receive the highest result by the jury and the organizers, are allowed to the second round.
The participant is not allowed to play the same repertoire in the second round.
The repertoire must be performed by heart!

2. The participation fee in this category is 70 euro. It should be paid no later than 9th October 2019. Every participant, who applies after this date, but no later than 31th October is obliged to pay a 20% higher fee. 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.
2.1 The fees are payable via bank transfer, credit card or 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 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 exceeded. It also reserves the right not to give all the announced prizes. The decisions of the jury are definitive and not liable to discussion.

4. The 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 regarding the results from the members of the jury before they are officially announced by the organizers
First prize cannot be divided between two participants. Second and third prize may be divided between two participants with almost similar results.

5. Prize fund:
First prize: 500 euro; Invitation and paid participation in:
– Invitation for taking part in a tour (8 concerts, that will be held in Bulgaria in 2020),
– concert, jury and masterclasses (Pleven guitar festival 2020)
– invitation for paid participation as a teacher in Summer Guitar Academy Pleven 2020 (fee+accommodation)
-“Kremona” guitar case, plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by “Les productions d’OZ”, prize by Atanas Ourkouzunov, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
-plaquette , video from performance at the Gala concert.
Second prize: 400 euro, plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Third prize: 300 euro, plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Fourth prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Fifth prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Sixth prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
The “Lyuben Haralambiev” special prize for most artistic performance will be awarded in fourth age group.
The winner of the first prize takes part in the Gala Concert of the laureates.

7. Necessary documents for participation
-fee payment receipt
-application for participation
-Filled and signed GDRP declaration
-photograph