Program - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2009
- 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.
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...
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.
and Awards - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2009
First Prize in Honor of the late Mr. Ben Emmett (Dargaville, New Zealand)
funded by the Dargaville Community
candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
- Winner will be invited to perform on a Concert in the Dargaville Town Hall on Sunday, August 30th, 2009.
(All transportation and expenses for this day trip will be covered.)
- 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 2010 South Pacific Accordion Championships
and Festival in Auckland and
at the 15th Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival
member associations are requested to offer concerts or a tour for
the 1st Prize Winners.
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.