International Harp Competition Felix Godefroid 2021

Article 1: Organization

The “Félix Godefroid International Harp Competition” 2022 session will finally take place from 7th to 10th of April 2022.

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 ».

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 the time of the competition.

Article 4: Registration

Registrations are opened

The registration deadline is set on February 12th 2022

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 or pedal harp.

Compulsory work: Danse des Antilopes from Vincent Ghadimi .

Complete the programme with pieces of your choice to achieve a total duration (including the compulsory work) of at least 7 minutes and at most 10 minutes.

“Jeune Talent”: pedal harp.

Compulsory piece:  Choose One piece between:

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

Complete the programme with pieces of your choice to achieve a total duration (including the compulsory work) of at least 12 minutes and at most 15 minutes.

“Excellence “: pedal harp.

Two compulsory pieces:

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

Complete the programme with pieces of your choice to achieve a total duration (including the compulsory work) of at least 20 minutes and at most 25 minutes.

” Soliste “: pedal harp.

Elimination Round:

  • Compulsory piece:
  • Complete the programme with pieces of your choice to achieve a total duration (including the compulsory piece) of at least 25 minutes and at most 28 minutes.

Final Round:

  • Two compulsory pieces
    • Danse sacrée et danse profane de Claude Debussy
    • A work of your choice by Félix Godefroid
  • Complete the programme with pieces of your choice to achieve a total duration (including the compulsory pieces) of at least 25 minutes and at most 28 minutes.
  • No pieces from the elimination round may be performed in the final 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

“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 is composed of professional Belgian and foreign musicians and harpists.

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

Candidates are personally invited by e-mail. The invitations indicate the date, place and approximate  competition time of the candidate.

Article 12. : Cancellation

A non-refundable registration fee is due to “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 their subscription fee and only this fee.

Article 13. : Scores

Candidates will bring their own scores except for the mandatory piece.

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 in compliance to any health regulations that may be imposed.

If the sanitary situation does not allow the competition to be held in person and in public, the competition administrators reserve the right to hold the competition via streaming.

Article 15 : Image Rights

The candidate agrees that his/her performance may be photographed and filmed in order to be streamed and published for the purpose of promoting the Felix Godefroid competition.

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.