International Harp Competition Felix Godefroid 2020

Article 1. : Organization

The named “Félix Godefroid International Harp Competition” will take place from 16th to 19th  of April 2020 in Tournai (Belgium).

The 8th International Harp Competition Felix Godefroid is organized by the association “Les Amis de la harpe mosane a.s.b.l.”. Located in « allée des renards 33, 5170 Profondeville, Belgium ».

Only online registration is possible.

Article 2. : Goals

In order to increase the public awareness of the harp and to celebrate the harpist and composer Felix Godefroid, an international harp competition named: “International Competiton Felix Godefroid “ is being organised in Tournai. The competition is organized every three years.

Article 3 : Admission

The Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities who have not passed their 35th birthday by 16th of April 2020.

Article 4. : Registration

Subscription deadline : 2020 mach 1

Registration fee

During the registration process, a registration fee will be required.

Amount

A non-refundable registration fee is to be paid:

  • 60€ for the “Espoir” and “Jeune Talent” categories
  • 100€ for the “Excellence” and “Soliste” categories

Article 5. : Receipt

Each duly registered candidate will receive an official invitation.

Article 6. : Categories

Four categories define the distribution of candidates:

  1. Espoir
  2. Jeune Talent
  3. Excellence
  4. Soliste

Article 7. : Programs

“Espoir” : celtic harp or pedal harp.

Compulsory piece : Danse des Antilopes de Vincent Ghadimi Version August 2019 available here

Complete with a freely chosen program by the candidate. Total duration of the whole performance, including compulsory piece : max. 10 minutes, min. 8 minutes.

“Jeune Talent” : pedal harp.

Compulsory piece:  Choose One piece between:

  • Guitare, Op.50, Alphonse Hasselmans,
  • Aubade, Op.30, Alphonse Hasselmans,

Complete with a freely chosen program by the candidate Total duration of the whole performance, including compulsory piece: max. 15 minutes, min. 12 minutes.

“Excellence ” : pedal harp.

Two compulsory pieces:

  • Free choice study by François-Joseph Dizi
  • La Mélancolie, Op.23 de Félix Godefroid

Complete with a freely chosen program by the candidate Total duration of the whole performance, including mandatory work: max. 25 minutes, min. 20 minutes.

” Soliste ” : pedal harp.

Compulsory pieces :

First round : a contemporary work especially written for the competition, approximately +/- 4 minutes, available after 2019 December 1, it will be sent to candidates after subscription.

Last round: two compulsory pieces

  • Danse sacrée et danse profane de Claude Debussy
  • A work of your choice by Félix Godefroid

Complete the performance of each round with a freely chosen program by the candidate. Total duration of the performance of each round (including the compulsory works): max. 28 minutes and min. 25 minutes.

Each performance in category “Soliste”, including compulsory works, will have a time of maximum 28 minutes and minimum 25 minutes

Each piece of your program can only be presented once, no piece from a first round can be performed in a second round.

Article 8. : Instruments

Celtic and pedal harps from the firm CAMAC will be available for use during the contest.

Candidates can choose the instrument to perform their program on. They can also choose to perform on their own instrument.

Article 9. : Prizes : Available soon

“Espoir”

  • 1ste prize: 250 €
  • 2nd prize: 150 €
  • 3rd prize: 50 €

“Jeune Talent”

  • 1st prize: 300 €
  • 2nd prize: 200 €
  • 3rd prize: 100 €

“Excellence”

  • 1st prize: 1500 €
  • 2nd prize: 750 €
  • 3rd prize: 500 €

“Soliste”

  • 1st prize: 3000 €
  • 2nd prize: 1500 €
  • 3nd prize: 1000 €

Article 10 : Jury

The Jury of the competition is composed of distinguished performers, musicians and educators from all around the world.

Jurors cannot vote for any participant who is or has ever been their student.

The attribution of a prize (or a non attribution) is an exclusive jury competence.

Decisions of jury are final and there is no right of appeal.

Article 11. : Invitation

The invitation sent by e-mail to the candidates to confirm their participation will specify the date, time and place at which he or she is required to register personally in Tournai.

Article 12. : Cancellation

A non-refundable registration fee is due to the “Les Amis de la Harpe mosane a.s.b.l.” for all the general expenses occurred for the organization of the contest.

If the organizer should announce the cancellation of the contest the participants who had already paid would be refunded.

Article 13. : Scores

Candidates will bring their own scores except the mandatory work.

The Artistic committee remind to all participants that the use of photocopies is forbidden.

Article 14 : Public

Performances at all stages will be open to the public.

Article 15 : Acceptation

Each candidate or any civil representatives having read the present competition rules accept them all.

Decisions of jury are final and there is no right of appeal.

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