14th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2024
This competition terms are valid only for the subcategories JUNIOR A, B a C and for corresponding subcategories JUNIOR CZ.
ORGANIZER AND GOALS OF THE COMPETITION
The announcer and organizer of the 14th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2024 is Asociace interpretační soutěže dechových nástrojů Brno based in Brno, tř. Kpt. Jaroše 45 (hereinafter referred to as organizer). The competition takes place every two years, always the odd year in a period between April and July in location determined by the organizer. The coorganizer is Konzervatoř Brno, příspěvková organizace. The goal of competition is to find young talented players and to support them.
1. – 2. 6. 2024
- French horn
- Fagottino (category JUNIOR A only)
Conditions for the competition participants
The competition is for the musicians from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary (who are residents or are students or are of the nationality of one of these states).
The category Junior is divided into three subcategories A, B and C according to the competitors’ age.
Fagottino can apply only for JUNIOR A category.
- JUNIOR A – borned 1. 9. 2011 and younger
- JUNIOR B – borned between 31. 8. 2011 and 1. 9. 2009 (inclusive)
- JUNIOR C – borned between 31. 8. 2009 and 1. 9. 2007 (inclusive)
Students of the 1st year of the conservatory or music secondary school (music gymnasium) ARE NOT ALLOWED to compete in the JUNIOR C category!
These competitors must compete in the 1st category (or higher) – see conditions and competition repertoire for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Category.
Competitors from the Czech Republic compete also automatically in subcategories JUNIOR CZ I, JUNIOR CZ II a JUNIOR CZ III where juries will give awards (see Evaluation and awards of the competition performances of these Terms).
Age limits and all other competition terms are identical to those of subcategories JUNIOR A, B, C including the application form:
JUNIOR CZ I = JUNIOR A
JUNIOR CZ II = JUNIOR B
JUNIOR CZ III = JUNIOR C
ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPETITION
The categories JUNIOR A, JUNIOR B and JUNIOR C of each discipline have only one round.
The competitors will compete according to the alphabetical order (Czech alphabet) of their surname, with necessary changes due to accompanists.
The participant has to come in time given by the schedule, which can be made public before each round, and on the place, where the competition takes place. If the competitor does not come for the competition performance in the time given, (s)he is removed from the competition. On the suggestion of the chairman of jury, the chairman of the organizer can exceptionally decide that the competitor can continue in the competition.
The members of the jury will not provide any information to the competitors and to their mediators nor any consultations concerning the competition (does not regard those participants, whose participation in the competition has been terminated) during the competition.
The production from a printed and edited music material on public is not in concordance with the law about the copyright law and the interpret takes all the responsibility and possible sanctions on his/her own.
The organizer nominates at least one international jury (juries), whose members of which are experienced brass or basson players/teachers, and nominates the chairman(s) of the jury (juries). The names of all jurors will be announced on the organizers website 1. 6. 2024.
The chairman and other jurors are obliged to acquaint with its terms before the competition starts and follow them during the competition.
The executive body of the jury is the secretary of jury (hereinafter referred to as the secretary). (S)he is responsible for the organisation of the competition in compliance with the competition terms, participates on all meetings of the jury without the right to vote and is tied up by their decisions.
The meetings of jury are managed by its chairman. Its plan is defined by the chairman in compliance with the competition terms and the competition daily schedule. The secretary provides that the results and the jury decisions are made public.
The jury listens to, considers and awards the performances of all competitors acquired to the competition according to the competition terms, part Competition Repertoire. They do not disturb the competition performance. In case of the performance exceeding of the time limit given by the organizer, the chairman of jury is allowed to end the competition performance.
The jury makes the decision strictly in their meetings. All questions are decided by the majority of the votes. In case of equality of votes, it is the chairman’s vote that decides.
The members of jury are obliged to participate on the jury meetings. The organizer’s deputies are allowed to be present to these meetings. All participants of the meetings must respect the confidentiality of the meetings and must keep its content secret.
The meetings are non-public.
Evaluation and awards of the competition performances
Each instrument/category is evaluated separately; it means the participants who play the same instrument in the same category compete against themselves only.
The jurors consider the competition performances objectively according to their best moral sense and special point criteria. The evaluation (in points) is non-public.
The members of jury evaluate each competition performance on a scoring card from 1 point (the lowest) up to 25 (the highest score) in a written form. No division of point is allowed. All scoring cards, which are not complete, impossible to read or do not contain the signature of the juror are invalid and are taken off the evaluation procedure. In case that the juror writes down an incorrect number of points into the card, (s)he can cross the incorrect number out, write down the new number and must sign it including the note “corrected”. The corrections of the points are allowed before the submission of the scoring card only.
The member of jury submits the scoring cards to the secretary immediately after each period (morning, afternoon and evening part of the competition performances). The scoring cards submitted after the time given are invalid.
The member of jury must abstain from voting of the participant:
- of those (s)he did not hear the competition performance completely
- whose is (s)he a teacher
- with whom (s)he has a close relation
In such a situation the juror hands in the scoring card with the written explanation on it, why (s)he does evaluate (absence, student/pupil, close relation)
Following to the end of the competition performances of each category, the secretary will make a list of scores, recalculate the averages (arithmetical means) and according to them will make the ranking in each instrument/category in separate. He/she will make special ranking for the JUNIOR CZ I, JUNIOR CZ II and JUNIOR CZ IIII subcategories. The highest and the lowest score of each participant is crossed out and in not involved in the calculation of the average. The evaluation of each member of jury is accessible to the other members of the jury.
The result of score is determinative for the ranking of the participants in each instrument/category. The jury can decide with the agreement of the organizer to divide the awards among more participiants, when the scores are equal or the differences between are minimal.
If the performances of the competitors do not reach the level required, the jury decide whether it gives all the announced awards, or it does not have to give any of them, if it simultaneously states that the performances do not reach the usual artistic level of the competition for award giving.
All competitors, who have been awarded or given the honorable mention, will be given a diploma with their name and the award grade.
The winners also earn the title of “competition laureate”. The winner of each discipline who will gain the highest score in the competition will earn the title of “Absolute winner of the discipline”. (for this purpose, bass trombone and trombone are considered as one instrument/discipline). (for this purpose, basson and fagottino are considered as one instrument/discipline).
The jury decisions are final and it is not possible to appeal against them.
Musicians who would like to sign for the competition has to fill in the application form on the competition website (https://www.zestebrno.cz ) until 30th of April 2024.
The application form will be available in January 2024.
The competition fee is 900,-CZK and has to be paid until 7. 5. 2025.
The competition fee is unreturnable. The only exception is the cancellation of the whole competition.
The participant must always enter the variable symbol (number generated during the registration) into the field “Variable symbol” and variable symbol+your name into the field “Message for recipient” during the transfer.
In addition to that please send the bank transfer confirmation by mail to organizer.
In case, that you would like to transfer fees collectively, send us the variable symbols, names of all persons you pay for and your bank account number to: info(at)zestebrno.cz.
All travel expenses and accommodation is paid by the competitors themselves.
The competition organizer does not organize the accommodation for the competitors and their teacher/parents/accompanists.
Protection of personal data and privacy
Competition perfomances in all categories and rounds are public. Time schedules a bulletines containing names of the competitors, accompanists and instruments teachers are public. Progress lists and results lists containing names of the competitors are public.
Our protection of personal data and privacy is set out in detail in document Information about personal data processing
The repertoire written in the application form is considered as mandatory and it is not possible to change it.
The competitors of category Junior do not have to play from memory / by heart. (It is not mandatory to play by heart.)
The competitors will play with their own accompanist who has to pay his/her travel expenses and accommodation on their own.
Category Junior A
The competitor will play the repertoire on his/her own choice, duration of which 3 – 5 minutes.
Category Junior B
The competitor will play the repertoire on his/her own choice, duration of which 4 – 5 minutes.
Category Junior C
The competitor will play the repertoire on his/her own choice, duration of which 5 – 6 minutes.
These competition terms have been approved by the Council of the organizer and have been published in Czech and English language. In case of a conflict the Czech version is considered as the authentic. The competition has been announced, follows the law of the Czech Republic and potential disputes are heard by the General Court of the Czech Republic according to the civil law of the Czech Republic.
These terms are valid from 1. 9. 2023.
In Brno 1. 9. 2023