International Competition

 

27th International Competition of Musical Performance 

for Guitar – City of Mottola (ITALY) / July 1-11, 2021

 

ONLINE EDITION

 
AWARDS
 
First Prize 3.500,00 €:
 
“City of Mottola” Prize 1.500,00 €
 
“Lions Club Massafra-Mottola Le Cripte” Prize 1.500,00 €
 
"Musique et Memoire" Prize 500 €*
Prize dedicated to Roland Dyens and Maria Grazia Agrusti-Durante 
 
“Savarez Prize”
 
"dotGuitar Prize" Recording contract with dotGuitar WebLabel for the 
distribution of a CD for guitar on major digital distribution channels worldwide. 
 
“EuroStrings - European Guitar Festival Collaborative” Prize
    
The winner of our Competition will be part of the EuroStrings Artist project. The project provides for a concert tour in the 17 European Guitar Festivals of the EuroStrings platform:
 
International Guitar Festival Nuertingen - Germany
London Guitar Festival - England 
Zagreb Guitar Festival – Croatia
International Festival Of Guitar José Tomás Villa De Petrer - Spain 
Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust - Austria
Szeged Guitar Festival - Hungary
Sarajevo International Guitar Festival – Bosnia
Twents GitaarFestival – The Netherlands
Nikšić Guitar Festival - Montenegro
Tampere Guitar Festival - Finland
Tallinn Guitar Festival - Estonia
Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Guimarães – Portugal
Antwerpen Gitaarfestival – Belgium
Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival – Romania
Uppsala International Guitar Festival – Sweden
GuitArt Festival Plovdiv - Bulgaria
International Guitar Festival Mottola - Italy
 
Second Prize
“City of Mottola” Prize 1.000,00 € - “Savarez Prize”
 
Third Prize
“City of Mottola” Prize 500,00 € - “Savarez Prize”
 
* Prize offered by Giorgio and Alvise Durante.
 
COMPETITION REGULATIONS
 
1) The competition will take place from July 1 to 11, 2021 and it is open to guitarists of all nationalities if born after January 1, 1986.
 
2) The competition will follow three steps: 
 
a) Preliminary round – with recorded video;
 
b) Semifinal round: – with recorded video; 
 
c) Final round – with recorded video.
 
3) Required pieces:
 
Preliminary round – with recorded video;
 
a) two Studies chosen between “Douze Estudes” by Heitor Villa Lobos (taken from the editions of Max Eschig 6679 or Max Eschig/Durand DF15851)
 
b) 5 free choice minutes.
 
 
Semifinal round – with recorded video;
 
a) one composition of the following list:
 
Mauro Giuliani - Gran Sonata Eroica; Sonata in Do magg. Op. 15; Rossiniane;
Niccolò Paganini - Grande Sonata in La maggiore;
Fernando Sor - Sonata op. 22; Sonata op. 25; 
 
 
Benjamin Britten - Nocturnal Op.70;
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco – Sonata;
Alberto Ginastera - Sonata op. 47;
Joaquin Turina - Sonata;
H. Villa Lobos - Suite Populaire Brasilienne;
Antonio José - Sonata;
 
 
Dusan Bogdanovic - Jazz Sonata;
Leo Brouwer - Sonata;
Roland Dyens - Libra Sonatine;
Carlo Domeniconi – Koyunbaba;
Angelo Gilardino - Lettere a Fryderyk;
Andrew York - Numen Suite;  
Máximo Diego Pujol - Elegía por la muerte de un tanguero;        
 
 
Final round - with recorded video:
The final will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
 
20 free choice minutes (you cannot repeat pieces performed in the previous stages of the competition).
 
 
4) Video recording:
 
a) The candidate must record the compulsory and free-choice pieces of the preliminary round in a single video containing all the pieces of the first test.
 
The video will be taken with a single video-camera with frontal shot, a horizontal shot, adequate light, without cuts, tampering and editing.
 
Before starting to play the candidate must announce his/her name and surname, date of birth, city and state of residence; indicate the date on which the video is being recorded for the 27th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar – City of Mottola; announce the title and composer of the piece being performed.
 
The video, named like this: "International Guitar Festival | Città di Mottola - 2021 - [Candidate's name and surname] - [Preliminary]", will be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using a Server to send large files (for example Wetransfer - JUMBOmail etc.).
 
The link of the video will be sent to the secretariat of the competition at the time of registration.
 
If there are tampering with the registration, the jury can disqualify the candidate.
 
b) The candidate must record the compulsory piece of the semifinal round in a single video containing all the pieces of the second test.
 
The video will be taken with a single video-camera with frontal shot, horizontal shot, adequate light, without cuts, tampering and editing.
 
Before starting to play the candidate must announce his/her name and surname, date of birth, city and state of residence; indicate the date on which the video is being recorded for the 27th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar – City of Mottola; announce the title and composer of the piece being performed.
 
The video, named like this: "International Guitar Festival | Città di Mottola - 2021 - [Candidate's name and surname] - [Semifinal]", will be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using a Server to send large files (for example Wetransfer - JUMBOmail etc.).
 
The link of the video will be sent to the secretariat of the competition at the time of registration.
 
If there are tampering with the registration, the jury can disqualify the candidate.
 
5) The candidate must record a single video for the Final round containing all the pieces of the third round.
 
The video will be taken with a single video-camera with frontal shot, horizontal shot, adequate light, without cuts, tampering and editing.
 
Before starting to play the candidate must announce his/her name and surname, date of birth, city and state of residence; indicate the date on which the video is being recorded for the 27th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar – City of Mottola; announce the title and composer of the piece being performed.
 
The video, named like this: "International Guitar Festival | Città di Mottola - 2021 - [Candidate's name and surname] - [Final]", will be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using a Server to send large files (for example Wetransfer - JUMBOmail etc.).
 
The link of the video will be sent to the secretariat of the competition at the time of registration.
If there are tampering with the registration, the jury can disqualify the candidate.
5) Final Live Streaming
 
The live broadcast of the Final will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook.
 
6) The jury will be composed of well-known concert artists and teachers.
 
7) The application can be sent within June 19, 2021;
using the registration form on the website www.mottolafestival.com - Competition section;
 
8) Registration: The membership fee is Euro 80,00 through:
 
- bank transfer: account c/c n.20850 - IBAN code number is IBAM IT 67 M 05385 78980 000000020850  at Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata – Agenzia di Mottola. Bank changes must be paid by the sender;
- international postal order.
Both of them must be addressed to Ass. M. & C. “Accademia della Chitarra” - Via V. Sansonetti n. 64 – 74017 - Mottola (TA) - Italy.
 
9) The entry fee won’t be paid back under any circumstances and implies the unconditional acceptance of the present regulations. Pay attention, please: no foreign bank cheque can be sent to the Accademy. If this will happen, they’ll be sent to the sender.
 
10) Registration within June 19, 2021.
 
11) The winner of the First Prize will have to send at the head office of the Competition the following material, not later than 10 months after winning (or risk losing the prize):
 
a) n.2 copies of the master (tracks WAV, 16bit, 44100Hz, Stereo);
 
b) the tracklist of the CD with its exact minutes;
 
c) some pictures for the cover (free choice);
 
The organizing staff of the Competition will evaluate the technical quality of the recordings in collaboration with the sound technicians of the dotGuitar WebLabel. Recordings of low quality or unsuitable to be published will be rejected.
 
12) The present regulation has its own legal value in its Italian version.
 
13) For any controversy, Taranto court is the competent court.
 

14) For further information please contact “Accademia della Chitarra” - Via Vito Sansonetti n. 64 – 74017 - Mottola (TA) - Italy. Tel. (+39) 099 8867361; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – website: www.mottolafestival.com