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General Eligibility - International Competition for Piano Accordion , 2008
  • There is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country.
  • Candidates up to 32 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year of birth: born 1976 or later. All entrants are required to provide proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the Coupe Mondiale.
  • For full eligibility, please see General Information and Conditions
  • Entries Closed: 31 August, 2008
Candidates Program - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2008
Own Choice Program
  • OWN CHOICE PROGRAM: consisting of three (3) or more pieces including one from the Baroque era, one piece to be of a slower, lyrical style* and one piece of a technical virtuosic style**. It must contain at least one Original Work but transcriptions may also be used. Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable.
     * Examples of the slower, lyrical style: Kalina Krasnaia by Semionov, Romance by Angelis, Vocalise by Rachmaninov, Aria by Bach etc...
    ** Examples of the technical virtuosic style: Caprice by Paganini, a fast Sonata by Scarlatti, Finale of 1st Sonata by Kusjakov etc...
  • Competitors must present themselves as artists to an audience; presentation, dress and stage-craft all being important.
  • Playing time: minimum 15 minutes to maximum 20 minutes playing time. Failure to observe minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
Prizes and Awards - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2008
francis wright
Prize Money
sponosored by The British College of Accordionists (BCA)
in honor of Francis Wright (1918-1997)

1st Prize: Euro 800.00
2nd Prize: Euro 600.00
3rd Prize: Euro 400.00
  • All candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
  • Concert Tour to New Zealand and Australia. CIA Member The New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) will sponsor a First Prize Concert Tour to New Zealand and Australia to perform as a Guest Artist at the 2009 South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival in Auckland and at the 14th Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival in Sydney.
  • National member associations are requested to offer concerts or a tour for the 1st Prize Winners.
  • All winners must be present in person at the Awards Ceremony in appropriate attire suitable for press coverage and publicity appearances. In case of absence, the prize may be accepted by a delegate of their country or the Diplomas will be mailed by the Secretariat.
2008 On-line Entries Are Now Closed

For assistance, please contact:

Kimmo Mattila
CIA General Secretary
Kyrösselänkatu 3
FIN-39500 Ikaalinen, FINLAND
Phone: +358 3 4400221 Fax +358 3 4589071
E-mail: hanuritalo@harmonikkainstituutti.net

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