General Eligibility - International Competition for Ensemble Music
  • There is no limit of numbers of Ensemble groups from each country.
  • Candidates up to 32 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year of birth, born 1977 or later. All entrants are required to provide proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the Coupe Mondiale.
  • All entrants are required to provide proof of nationality (Passport) when they register at the Coupe Mondiale.
  • For full eligibility, please see General Information and Conditions
  • For your convenience all entries will be processed on-line.
  • Entries Close: 10 July, 2009 - Entries for 2009 now closed.
Own Choice Program
  • For two (2) to five (5) musicians, minimum one accordion (e.g., can be multiple accordions, or accordions with other instruments).
  • Ensemble Music competition is for acoustic instruments (no electronics). All accordions must be acoustic reed instruments. No MIDI accordions are allowed. One bass accordion may be amplified; however, the candidate must provide their own amplifier.
  • Own Choice Program of concert music consisting of at least two (2) pieces with contrasting style.
  • The competition organizers will not provide instruments other than a piano tuned to A 442.
  • 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.
  • Marking will take into consideration program choice, level of playing and ensemble work.
Prizes and Awards - International Competition for Ensemble Music
1st Prize: 750 Euro
2nd Prize: 400 Euro
3rd Prize: 250 Euro
  • All candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
  • 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.

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