Electric guitar

no age limits

1.There are no age limits in this category.

2. The program for the competition is with a maximum duration of 15 minutes. It includes freely chosen pieces in one of the following music genres:
– rock
– blues
– fusion
– jazz
– ethno jazz
– others
All the participants are allowed to use only an electric guitar. The organizers provide central amplification. The participants take on stage their guitars, amps, processors etc.
The participant are required to attend a soundcheck. The musical appliances can be set up for no longer than two minutes during the competition.
The repertoire must be played by heart!

3. The participation fee in this category is 30 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.

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.

4. The assessment criteria of the jury are: choice of repertoire (different genres and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, character of the plays, interpretation, stage presence. The jury can interrupt the participants when the time is exceeded.

5. The participants can perform as soloists and/or they may also perform songs with a backing track (instrumental provided either on a memory stick or CD). The performance can be accompanied by one to three accompanists who have a supporting  role. The accompanists do not have to pay participation fee. Their skills are not assessed. They do not compete and do not get prizes. The accompanists’ number must be stated upon applying for the competition.

6. 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.

7. Prize fund:
First prize: 500 euro
Invitation for paid participation in: 
-two concerts part of the National tour of the winners of the 5th Pleven Guitar Festival
Second prize: plaquette, prize by musicworld.bg, prize by Savarez, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association, musical accessories.
Third prize: plaquette, prize by musicworld.bg, prize by Savarez, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association, musical accessories.
Three consolation prizes by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association.

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