Competition

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION “GEORGE ȘTEPHĂNESCU”2ND EDITION

Artistic Director: Piro Gaqi
Executive Director: Ilinca Ștephănescu – Neagu

COMPETITION RULES

The competition is divided into 2 sections:
A) Compositions for voice and piano, with the text in Romanian, between 3 – 5 minutes long.
– the text may be written especially for this composition or the composer may use pre-existing text, after appropriately securing the copyright from the text’s author.
B) Compositions for voice and piano, with the text in Albanian, between 3 – 5 minutes long.
– the text may be written especially for this composition or the composer may use pre-existing text, after appropriately securing the copyright from the text’s author.

General criteria of the contest:

1) Only compositions for voice and piano are accepted for this competition. Any composition that does not meet this criterion will be disqualified by the jury.
2) All composers regardless of age or nationality can participate in the competition. Composers who have won the 1st Prize in previous editions are no longer entitled to participate in the section where they were awarded the prize. They can participate in the other sections.
3) The works must not be previously published, performed, nor recorded (CD, Video) and must not be available online in any form (audio, video or pdf).
4) The scores and all necessary materials mentioned below must be sent by May 1st, 2022 only online and in PDF format to: georgestephanescucompetition@gmail.com
5) The name, surname and category of participation must be clearly written on the first page of the score. The following must be sent along with the score:
participation form.
– copy of identity card.
– a statement written by the composer attesting that the composition entered into the competition meets all the conditions mentioned in criterion no. 3.
– statement of the right to use the text used for the work and whether for this text there are copyrights it must be stated in the statement that the rights have been assigned or paid for/by to the composer.
– assigning the copyright to the association for the subsequent publication of the composition.
– the author must agree that, if they are declared winner of the competition, the following must be included in all future public appearances of the composition (scores, posters, quotes): “The work won the Second Edition of the George Ștephănescu International Composition Competition”. If it’s not specified it can disqualify the work retroactively and may result in the return of the prize.

6) The jury will be composed of 3 distinguished members of international renown from Romania and Albania.

7) AWARDS:

Section A)
The composer of the work being awarded the first prize will receive a cash award of 800 Euros. The composition will be published by a music publishing house in Bucharest and will receive its world premiere at a recital organized in 2022.
The composer of the work being awarded the second prize will receive a cash award of 400 Euros. The composition will be published by a music publishing house in Bucharest and will receive its world premiere at a recital organized in 2022.

Section B)
The composer of the work being awarded the first prize will receive a cash award of 800 Euros. The composition will be published by a music publishing house in Bucharest and will receive its world premiere at a recital organized in 2022.
The composer of the work being awarded the second prize will receive a cash award of 400 Euros. The composition will be published by a music publishing house in Bucharest and will receive its world premiere at a recital organized in 2022.

* In order to be published, all the awarded works must be submitted in Finale format.

8) Composers are only allowed to submit a single composition for this competition. If several works are sent from the same composer, none will be considered.

9) The jury has the right to award additional prizes or diplomas for other works considered valuable. The jury also reserves the right to not to award a prize, as deemed appropriate.

10) The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be contested.

11) The contest organizers reserve the right to change the contest information if this proves to be indispensable due to force majeure.

12) The winners of the contest will be displayed on the website: https://www.stephanescu-arephy.com/contest/ on 05.15.2022.

The Jury of the International Composition Competition “George Ștephănescu” – 2nd edition

Mircea Holiartoc

He is currently a conductor at the Brașov Opera, collaborating with many other music institutions in Romania and abroad.
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Thoma Gaqi

He is one of the most influential Albanian composers, author of numerous instrumental and symphonic works.
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Luan Topciu

He is a writer, translator, diplomat, teacher and, at the same time, a brilliant literary critic.
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