International Guitar Festival Sinaia Romania



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Country and Region RomaniaPrahava
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Sinaia, Prahava, Romania
Festival Contact Information

Romanian Guitar Foundation
Pta. Lahovary nr. 7
Bucharest, sector 1, Romania
Phone/fax: (40) 21-726-73-46
Email: chitararomania@yahoo.com

Festival Description

The Romanian Classic Guitar Foundation invites you all to come to the most outstanding event of the classic guitar world in Romania, the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC GUITAR FESTIVAL SINAIA – ROMANIA, 14th edition, which will take place from June 27 until July 2, 2011 in Sinaia, proudly presenting the contribution of prominent international masters of our days and valuable guitar players of famous concert halls.

The festival consists of an international contest which is open to guitarists of all ages across the world, an international contest of the young guitarists (below the age of 17), master classes, recitals and an unparalleled Gala Concert. This Festival not only provides the Romanian guitarists with a rare opportunity to prove and enhance their personal performance through the intended classes and recitals, but also awards substantial material prizes (including a guitar specially built for this event and the opportunity to record for the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company and the Romanian Television) which are meant to continually support the talent and efforts of these remarkable young people. The competitive festival began in 1983 and takes place annually

Festival Dates June 27 - July 2, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.guitaromania.ro/

Festival Events:

Competition 2011:
  • 14th edition, June 27 to July 2, 2011
    The International Festival of Classical Guitar Sinaia – Romania 2011 will include:
    • International contest
    • Contests of young guitarists under the age of 17
    • Master class
    • Recitals
    • Exhibition and guitar show room – C. Dumitriu
    • Gala Concert “five o’clock at the Castle
  • The statute of the International Contest
    The contest is open to all guitarists regardless of their age and will include two stages:
    • First stage — eliminatory
      —A piece from Renaissance or Baroque
      —Two movements from a work by Bach (suite, partite, sonata)
      —A piece from Classic, Romantic or Modern period (written before 1950)
    • Second stage — final
      —Free program of max. 30 minutes
  • The prizes for the International Contest
    • First prize
      —€ 1.000 a master guitar made specially for this event by C. Dumitriu (Romania.), worth € 3.500
      —Special recordings for the Romanian Radio & Television
      —The invitation for a recital at the next edition (2012) of Sinaia —Festival with a full board accommodation for the whole period.
    • Second prize
      —€ 1.000
      —Special recordings for Radio & TV
    • Third prize
      —€ 500
      —Special recordings for Radio & TV
  • Notes of the International Contest
    • The arrival of the participants will be Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Sinaia Hotel across the railroad station.
    • The departure of the candidates will be on Saturday, July 2, 2011after the Winner Concert.
    • The fee for each participant of the festival including meals and accommodation at 3-4 stars hotel, master class & recitals is € 280. For the participation in the contest the fee is € 50, payable upon the arrival in Sinaia.
    • For passive participation (parents, teachers, etc.) the fee for the whole period is € 220, including meals, accommodation and recitals.
    • All participation fees, as mentioned above, will be paid upon arrival in Sinaia.
    • The order of the contestants will be established by the organisers, and the decisions of the jury will be final.
    • The participation card must be sent until the 29th of May 2011, by email: chitararomania@yahoo.com after this date the discount made for the festival by the hotels and restaurants will be uncertain, which means double prices (tourist like normal tariff).
  • The contest of young guitarists will include three categories of age
    • (A) Contestants born after January 1, 2001
      For the A category the program will be free and will last max.8 min.
    • (B) Contestants born after January 1, 1998
      For the B category the program will last max. 12 minutes and will include pieces from at least two important periods.
    • (C) Contestants born after January 1, 1994
      For the C category the program will last maximum 15 minutes and will include:
      —A piece (or more) from the Renaissance or Baroque
      —A piece (or more) from the Classic, Romantic or Modern period
      —Free program in the rest of time.
  • The prizes for the young guitarists
    • “C” category: The Harmonia Cordis will award a special prize Stipendium for the International Guitar Festival in Targu Mures 2011.
    • The Harmonia Cordis will award a special prize – Stipendium for the International Guitar Festival
    • “Terra Siculorum” Odorheiul Secuiesc 2012.
    • The Transilvania Guitar Association will award a special prize – Stipendium for the International Guitar Festival in Cluj-Napoca, August 2011.
    • The Romanian Guitar Foundation will award a special prize – Stipendium for the International Young Guitarists Festival “Eduard Pamfil” 2011, December (free participation)
    • All the other prizes awarded during the contest for the free categories will amount to a total value of € 1.500.
  • Notes of the young guitarists
    • The participants must arrive at the Sinaia Hotel (across the railroad station) Monday, June 27, 2011 at and will depart on Saturday, July 2, 2011 after the Winner Concert.
    • The overall festival fee including 3-4 stars Hotel, 3 meals per day, at Sinaia Restaurant, recitals and contest taxes will be Euro 230 per person.
    • For master class (active participation) the fee is € 50. The contestants will also be allowed to participate in two categories. In this case they will have to pay the participation fee for both categories.
    • For passive participation (parents, teachers, etc.) the fee for the whole period is € 220, including meals, accommodation and recitals.
    • All participation fees, as mentioned above, will be paid upon arrival in Sinaia.
    • The order of the contestants will be established by the organisers, and the decisions of the jury will be final.
    • The participation card must be sent until May 29, 2011, by email: chitararomania@yahoo.com, after this date the discount made for the festival by the hotels and restaurants will be uncertain, which means double prices (tourist like normal tariff).
  • Winner Concert
    • July 2, 2011 at Sinaia Cazino hall.
  • Appointed contestants
    • The international jury will appoint some contestants who will play Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 11:00am in a recital that will be broadcast on the Radio and TV.
  • Master class
    • Simultaneously with the contest a master class will be held by great masters of International fame: Susana Prieto, Alexis Mouzurakis, Judicael Perroy, Gabriel Bianco, Antal Pusztai, Catalin Stefanescu-Patrascu, Mihai Cojocaru, Stan Zamfirescu, Eugen Mang & Liviu Georgescu.
    • A Certificate will be awarded at the end of the masterclass.
  • Recitals
    • Will be held by master from above in the concert hall of the Sinaia Casino every evening from 7:00pm (19.00) as folows:
    • Duo Melis (Susana Prieto & Alexis Mouzurakis), Judicael Perroy, Gabriel Bianco, Antal Pusztai si Bogdan Mihailescu – winner in 2010.
  • Exhibition and guitar showroom
    • Held by Maestro Constantin Dumitriu - Romania
  • Gala Concert
    • Will take place on Friday, July 1, 2011 – “Baccara” hall of the Cazino.
  • Other guests & jury
    • Susana Prieto, Alexis Mouzurakis, Judicael Perroy, Gabriel Bianco, Antal Pusztai, Voicu Enachescu, Horia Sabin Dragoi, Constantin Dumitriu, Catalin Stefanescu-Patrascu, Mihai Cojocaru, Ionut & Stan Zamfirescu, Constantin Andrei, Beke Istvan Ferenc, Eugen Mang, Mariana & Liviu Georgescu.
  • For further information please contact

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