CONTEST CONDITIONS CATEGORY (B)
The competition in the Category (B), a quartet of saxophones, is open to the sax players of all nationalities. The mean age of the participants in the group may not be above 35 years, prior to the July 21, 2023.
To formalize the participation in the Contest, you must fill out the registration form before May 30, 2023, in which you must attach the following additional information:
Risk group photo
Transfer proof of payment of registration
Sovereign copy of national identity card of all the components
Transfer authorization signed by the legal guardian, in the event that any member of the group to be under 18 years of age before July 21, 2023
Transfer copy of the script of the pieces free of the different phases (Semifinals and Final)
The limit of groups, participants will be 15 quartets, which will be selected by strict order of registration. The organization of the event will announce, through the channels of communication, when the quota of participants is complete. Registration fees are non-refundable in any circumstances.
The submission of the registration form implies the unconditional acceptance of these rules.
The Competition consists of 2 Phases:
SEMIFINALS: face to face
FINAL PHASE: face to face
2.- SEMIFINALS (FACE-TO-FACE)
Friday, July 21, will be held the SEMIFINALS the Auditorio de Teror from 9:30h. The order of participation of the quartets will be published in the official website of the Festival and for this there will be a draw prior undertaken by the organizing committee of the Contest.
The quartets will be presented at the place of the contest 20 minutes before their performance. The absence of the quartet at the assigned time of performance shall be deemed to be a withdrawal from the contest. The quartets will have available a room of warming assigned by the organizing committee, from 20 minutes prior to their performance. Must visit the stage 5 minutes before the start of the schedule of performance assigned to it.
In this phase, each quartet will perform two works. The maximum duration of this test will be 20 minutes, at which time the jury will conclude the test and will move to the next quatrain.
Work required: Quatuor de Saxophones (Ida Gotkovsky) – IV. Scherzo and V. Finale
Free work (original or transcript) with a maximum length of 10’
You will select a maximum of 5 teams for the Final Phase, which will be announced at 20:30, and before the concert scheduled during the Festival.
3.- FINAL PHASE
Sunday, July 23, will be held the FINAL PHASE in Auditorio de Teror from 12:00h. The order of participation of the quartets will be published on the website of the Festival and for this there will be a draw prior undertaken by the organizing committee of the Contest.
Applicants will be presented to the place of the contest for 30 minutes prior to their performance. The absence of the quartet at the assigned time of performance shall be deemed to be a withdrawal from the contest.
In this phase, each applicant will perform two works. The maximum duration of the test for each applicant will be of 30 minutes, at which time the jury will conclude the test and will move to the next applicant.
Work required: Cities – Guillermo Lago (Sarajevo – Addis Ababa – Tokyo)
Piece free (original or transcript) with a maximum duration of 15’
4.- GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THE PHASES
The performance order of the parts and/or movements in the different phases will be at the discretion of each quartet.
The instrumentation of the parts is not mandatory shall be free and shall be composed or adapted for four performers. All phases will be open to the public and broadcasted by streaming.
5.- THE JURY
The jury's deliberation will take place after each Phase. The Jury's decisions are final and will be announced at the end of each Phase and before the evening concert scheduled. The teams eliminated in each Phase will have the opportunity to share their findings with the members of the jury. The jury reserves the right not to grant any/any prize.
The registration fee for the SEMIFINALS AND FINAL PHASE of the Contest: 160 €.
7.- LOAN OF SAXOPHONES FOR THE CONTEST
The organization of the contest will have and assign, to the quartets that request, the following saxophones:
1 Tenor Saxophone Selmer Series III
1 Baritone Saxophone Selmer Series III
1 Baritone Saxophone Selmer Series II