Rules and regulations of the 10th
Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition

 

  1. The venue of the Competition
    Czechowice – Dziedzice (the hometown of Andrzej Krzanowski).
    The Competition will be organised as part of The 24th Autumn Music Festival “Alkagran’2018” in the Municipal Culture Centre in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Niepodległości 42, and in the Concert Hall of the Public Stanisław Moniuszko Music Schools Complex in Bielsko-Biała, Wyspiańskiego 5a (the Prize-winners’ Concert).
  2. The Organisers
    The Czechowice – Dziedzice Town Council
    The Czechowice – Dziedzice Municipal Culture Centre
    The Little Academy of Music in Czechowice – DziedziceCo-organisers
    Andrzej Krzanowski Foundation
    PWM Edition
    Polish Accordionist Association
    The Public Stanisław Moniuszko Music Schools Complex in Bielsko-Biała
  3. The proceedings of the CompetitionThe Competition has an open formula and is aimed at accordeonists and chamber musicians of all nationalities under 30 years of age (born not earlier than 1988).The Competition is organised in two categories: the soloists and chamber ensembles category. The bands that can participate in the chamber ensembles category are accordion bands with up to 5 members and chamber ensembles including accordion with up to 5 members. The composition of the band in the chamber ensembles category shall remain the same for the entire competition presentation. A piano may be available on place for the participants.

    The auditions in the soloists category consist of two stages. Not more than 12 participants shall be qualified for the 2nd stage.

    The auditions in chamber ensembles category consist of one stage only and are organised together for all the instrumental configurations, without any subdivision into categories related to the instrumental or personal composition.

    THE SOLOISTS CATEGORY

    1st stage: September 25th– 26th 2018

    If there are less than 12 qualified participants, the auditions of the 1st stage will start on September 26th.

    2nd stage: September 27th 2018

    The announcement of the prizewinners’ list: September 27th 2018. The announcement of the results of the Competition and the Prizewinners’ Concert: September 28th 2018.

    CHAMBER ENSEMBLES CATEGORY (ACCORDION BANDS with up to five members and CHAMBER ENSEMBLES including accordion with up to five members)

    September 27th – 28th 2018

    THE PRIZE-WINNERS CONCERT, handing the awards and diplomas: September 28th 2018, 6 pm, the Concert Hall of the Public Stanisław Moniuszko Music Schools Complex in Bielsko-Biała.

    The participants of the Competition may take part in both categories and perform in more than one band.

    The 1st prize winners of previous editions of Andrzej Krzanowski Competition may take part in the Competition only in a different category or in a different configuration of the chamber ensemble.

  1. The order of the competition performances
    The soloists category: alphabetical order, starting with the drawn letter. At the request of the participants performing during the concerts of the 24th Autumn Music Festival ‘”Alkagran” it shall be possible to change the date of the competition presentations.The chamber ensembles category: random order.

    The draw shall take place on July 20th 2018 and the participants shall be informed about it on the Competition website in the auditions timetable section. The draw of the starting letter for the 2nd stage shall take place after the announcement of the 1st stage results.


  2. The conditions of participation
    The conditions of participation:
    a) completing the Entry Form – the Participation Card – on the following website: www.alkagran.pl and attaching a photograph (JPG format, min. resolution 640×480 pixels) of a soloist or an ensemble not later than June 30th 2018 r. (in the chamber ensembles category each member of the ensemble sends their own participation card),
    b) paying the entry fee:
    The soloists category
    150,00 zł (or equivalent in euros according to NBP exchange rate on the date of transferring the money)
    The chamber ensembles category
    240,00 zł (or equivalent in euros according to NBP exchange rate on the date of transferring the money) for the entire band (the payment title should include all the names of the band members) to the following bank account:
    Miejski Dom Kultury, ING Bank Śląski S.A. Oddział w Czechowicach-Dziedzicach Nr 84 1050 1256 1000 0001 0263 5281,
    for international payment: IBAN: PL 84 1050 1256 1000 0001 0263 5281, BIC Code (SWIFT): INGBPLPW  payment title: „Konkurs akordeonowy” not later than July 15th 2018 r. (after a confirmation of the conformity of the participation card to the Competition regulations by the Organisers). A participant who takes part in both categories pays both fees.
    In the case of resignation from participation in the Competition, the Competition fee is not refundable.
    c) preparing a competition programme in compliance with the repertoire requirements,
    d) signing in the Festival Office before the competition performance a declaration stating the participant’s approval of the competition rules in the regulations and an agreement to use and process personal data for promotional purposes of the Competition, pursuant to the law of 29.08.1997 ‘Act on the Protection of Personal Data’ (Journal of Laws of 2016, #0 item 922 with subsequent changes)
    Only those fulfilling the requirements of these rules and regulations will be allowed to participate in the Competition.
  1. Repertoire requirements
    THE SOLOISTS CATEGORY1ST STAGE

    1. Andrzej Krzanowski – Divertimento, 1. Preludium, 2. Kanon, 3. Taniec (PWM Edition, 2001, 5’05”)
    2. A virtuoso piece of music at free option (transcription acceptable)
    3. A piece of music by a composer from the country that the competitor comes from or which they represent. Pieces composed originally for a different instrument than accordion, composed not earlier than 1950 and pieces composed for accordion solo with the use of electronic technologies shall also be allowed.

    Duration of the 1st stage: maximum 25 minutes.

    2ND STAGE

    1. One or several pieces of music by Andrzej Krzanowski at free option (except Divertimento, part 1, 2, 3). The choice of one or several parts of a cycle is allowed.
    2. A programme at free option consisting of one or several original compositions for accordion solo (pieces composed for accordion solo with the use of electronic technologies shall also be allowed).

    Duration of the programme of the 2nd stage: maximum 25 minutes.

    The competition programme may only consist of pieces for accordion solo. The competition programme may be performed from score.  In the case of performing a published piece of music, the participants are obliged to possess the original edition of the composition performed. On request of the Organisers, the participants must present the score of the pieces performed.

    THE CHAMBER ENSEMBLES CATEGORY: ACCORDION BANDS with up to five members and CHAMBER ENSEMBLE BANDS with up to five members including an accordion.

    A programme at free option consisting of original compositions for the given band. Pieces with harmonium transcribed for accordion and pieces with the use of electronic technologies are also allowed.

    Duration of the programme: maximum 30 minutes.

     In the case of performing a published piece of music, the participants are obliged to possess the original edition of the composition performed. On request of the organisers, the participants must present the score of the pieces performed.

    The list of published compositions by Andrzej Krzanowski is given on the following website: www.alkagran.pl in the section: Wykaz wydanych utworów Andrzeja Krzanowskiego.

     

  1. Prizes

       Prizes and honorable distinctions shall be awarded in each category. All the prizes and distinctions sum up to 40.000 zł,             including the first prizes in both categories, the amount of which is already determined.

1st prize in the soloists category: 10 000 zl

1st prize in the chamber ensembles category: 8 000 zl

The amount of the other prizes shall be decided by the Competition Jury.

A special prize for the best interpretation of Andrzej Krzanowski’s composition (in both categories) and the “Creative Music” prize for an excellent rendition of a chamber piece are also envisioned.

The awards are subject to taxation according to the current regulations. The prize-winners shall be presented with „The Diploma of a Prize-winner”, other participants shall receive „The diploma of participation”. The prize-winners are obliged to perform in the Prize-winners’ Concert.

  1. The Competition Jury
    The names of the jurors will be announced at a later date. The Jury acts pursuant to The Regulations of the Jury of the 10th Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition. The decisions of the Jury are irrefutable, final and are not subject to appeals.

 

  1. Audiovisual documentation
    The Organisers of the Competition reserve the right to record the auditions and to publish them free of charge on the internet, radio and television, and to use the photographic documentation of the competition for promotional purposes.

 

  1. The accommodation and board expenses
    The travel, accommodation and board costs are covered by the participants. The organisers cover the costs of accommodation for the prize-winners of the soloists category on September 27th/28th/29th , and for the prize-winners of the chamber ensembles category on September 28th/29th.
  2. The address of the Competition
    The 9th Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition
    Miejski Dom Kultury, ul. Niepodległości 42, 43-502 Czechowice-Dziedzice
    phone/fax +48 32 215 32 85
    e-mail: biuro@alkagran.pl
  3. Additional information

Additional information concerning the competition may be given by:
– issues related to the programme: Grażyna Krzanowska, phone number: 502 36 00 44 and Jagna Krzanowska, phone number: 535 99 50 44
e-mail: alkagran@op.pl
– issues related to organisation: the Secretariat of the Municipal Culture Centre phone/fax 0 32 215 32 85,
e-mail: biuro@alkagran.pl

www.alkagran.pl