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  • There is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country.
  • Candidates up to 18 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year of birth: born 1993 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 are now Closed.

  • There will be two (2) rounds and only three (3) pieces are allowed to be performed in the first round, and a minimum of two (2) pieces to be performed in the second round. Please check below for details.
Round I - Program
  • Any Baroque work. (Repeats in Baroque compositions are not required.)
  • Own Choice Program: The candidate must select a program consisting of two (2) pieces, one piece to be of a slower, lyrical style* and the other piece to be of a technical virtuosic style**.  At least one (1) of these Own Choice pieces must be an original work for accordion.
    * 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...
  • Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable. Playing time for Round I: minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Failure to observe maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
    Round I music must be played in one sitting and may be played in any order. Candidates will be judged equally on each of the three parts of Round I.

    Note: Round I program requirements by the Music Committee are new for 2011 and subject to final approval of CIA Membership
Round II - Own Choice Program
  • OWN CHOICE PROGRAM: Minimum of two (2) pieces must be played of which one must be an original work for accordion. Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable.
  • Playing time: minimum 10 minutes to maximum 15 minutes playing time. Failure to observe minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.

  • 1st Prize: 1000 Euro
  • 2nd Prize: 500 Euro
  • 3rd Prize: 300 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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