Washington DC/Alexandria, VA - USA
August 13-18, 2007

hosted by the Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG)
and the American Accordionists’ Association (AAA)

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General Eligibility - 60th Anniversary Coupe Mondiale, 2007
  • 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 1975 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
  • Entries Closed on July 1, 2007
Candidates Program - Coupe Mondiale, 2007
Round I - Test Piece Section

The candidate must perform the 2007 Test Piece and Own Choice Program:

  • "FANTASY, Op 67" by Karen Fremar. The Test Piece is available online, free of charge.
    Please click here to download your copy
  • 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**.
     * 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...
  • Originals and transcriptions may be used. Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable. Playing time for Own Choice Program of Round I: maximum 12 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.

Round II - Complete Original Work
  • One complete original work for the accordion.
Round III - Own Choice Program
  • Own Choice program consisting of three (3) or more pieces of different style and character.
  • Playing time: minimum 20 minutes to maximum 30 minutes. Failure to observe minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
Prizes and Awards - 60th Anniversary Coupe Mondiale, 2007
1st Prize: US $5,000.00
1st Prize from ATG in honor of Anthony Galla-Rini
2nd Prize: US $1,500.00
3rd Prize: US $500.00
  • All candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
  • First Prize Winner will receive a Concert Tour to Portugal hosted by the CIA Member 'Conservatorio Regional de Castelo Branco', including a minimum of three concerts in Portugal.
  • Live webcast performance at the famed Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage in Washington DC on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 6:00 PM.
  • 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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