General Eligibility - International Competition for Digital Accordion, 2010
  • 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 1978 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
  • For your convenience all entries will be processed on-line.
  • Entries Close: 10 September, 2010 - Entries are now closed, thank you.
Candidates Program - International Competition for Digital Accordion, 2010

OWN CHOICE PROGRAM: Own Choice Show/Entertainment Program.

  • Playing time: maximum 15 minutes. Failure to observe the maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
  • There will be one (1) round, except when there is more than 8 candidates. Then a preliminary round will be held to select up to 8 finalists for a Gala Evening Concert. Candidates shall play the same own choice program for the preliminary round and the final round if two rounds are required.
  • External sound modules, MIDI modules, backing tracks including SMF, audio files, CD or MP3 player etc. may be used. The organiser will provide a mixer sound system with a mixer plug-in for 1 or 2 channels and a single power plug (local plug) of 230 volts. The candidate must provide all other equipment.
  • Rehearsal time of up to 15 minutes per candidate will be scheduled prior to the competition.
  • Performance sound set up time - maximum 2 minutes. Performance sound break down - maximum 2 minutes.
  • All types and make of digital accordion may be used and bellows must be the primary volume control of the digital sounds. Digital accordions with acoustic sounds are permitted with the reeds amplified provided the candidate uses the accordion and bellows to make substantial use of digital sounds.
  • The adjudicators marks will be based on: show/entertainment; musicality; digital technology use.
Prizes and Awards - International Competition for Digital Accordion, 2010
  • 1st Prize: 1000 Euro
  • 2nd Prize: 500 Euro
  • 3rd Prize: 250 Euro
  • Prize money kindly sponsored by the Roland Corporation
  • 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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