International Harp Competition Felix Godefroid 2021

Article 1: Organization

The named “Félix Godefroid International Harp Competition” will take place in Tournai (Belgium), dates to be decided.

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 the time of the competition.

Article 4: Registration

Ultimate registration date: date to be decided.

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 with a freely chosen program by the candidate. Total duration of the whole performance, including compulsory piece: min. 8 minutes, max. 10 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: min. 12 minutes, max. 15 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:min. 20 minutes, max. 25 minutes.

” Soliste “: pedal harp.

Compulsory pieces:

First round: ‘Magellan’ from Vincent Ghadimi.

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): min. 25 minutes, max. 28 minutes.

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

Each piece of your program can only be presented once, no piece from the first round can 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 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 “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.

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.