General Eligibility - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2009
  • 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 1977 or later. All entrants are required to provide proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the Coupe Mondiale.
  • Only accordions with a piano keyboard are allowed to to be played in this particular category
  • 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.
Candidates Program - International Competition for Piano Accordion, 2009

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, 2009

First Prize in Honor of the late Mr. Ben Emmett (Dargaville, New Zealand)
funded by the Dargaville Community

1st Prize: 1,800 Euro
2nd Prize: 500 Euro
3rd Prize: 250 Euro
  • All 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 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.

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