is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country.
up to 32 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year
of birth, born 1980 or later. All entrants are required to provide
proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the
full eligibility, please see General
Information and Conditions
entries and entry fees will be processed on-line.
closed on July 15, 2012.
- INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
FOR ACCORDION SOLOISTS (COUPE MONDIALE) 2012. There will be three
(3) rounds. Each candidate must include a polyphonic (conterpoint)
*** work in either Round I or Round 3 of the candidates program. The
candidate may select in Round 1 "Any Baroque work" a polyphonic
(conterpoint) Baroque work to fulfill this requirement.
*** Example: Any Fuga, Invention, Canon from Baroque, Classical, Romantic,
Contemporary etc... periods
I - Test Round Section
The candidate must perform the 2012 Test
Round including the following three (3) pieces:
- Any Baroque work.
- 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, however
a maximum of one movement of any cyclic work shall be selected.
Playing time for Round I: maximum 20
minutes. Failure to observe maximum playing time will result in a
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.
II - Complete Original Work
complete original work for the accordion.
III - Own Choice Program
Own Choice program consisting of three (3) or more pieces of different
style and character.
minimum of two (2) different composers
time: minimum 20 minutes to maximum 30 minutes. Failure to observe
minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
- 1st Prize: 1000
- 2nd Prize: 800
- 3rd Prize: 500
candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
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.