Competition

GENERAL SCHEDULE OF THE

SIGF2018 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 

CATEGORY I – FRIDAY, APRIL 27th – 11.30 – Room No.10 – MUSIC ACADEMY OF SARAJEVO

CATEGORY II – FRIDAY, APRIL 27th – 09.00 – Room No.10 – MUSIC ACADEMY OF SARAJEVO

CATEGORY III – SATURDAY, APRIL 28th – 09.00 –  MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF SARAJEVO CONCERT HALL

CATEGORY IV – FRIDAY, APRIL 27th – 09.00 –  MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF SARAJEVO CONCERT HALL

CATEGORY V (1st Round)– FRIDAY, APRIL 27th – 14.30 –  MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL OF SARAJEVO CONCERT HALL

CATEGORY V (FINALS)– MONDAY, APRIL 30th – 14.30 –  BOSNIAC INSTITUTE SARAJEVO

 

GENERAL RULES OF THE

SARAJEVO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2018

GENERAL REGULATIONS

  1. Before the beginning of the Festival, each participant has to register and take his/hers participant ID card.
  2. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.
  3. The organizer has right to record (photo, audio and video) all of the Festival activities. Registered participants waive their authorization rights and agree to the general public nature of the Festival events, including the broadcasting recordings.
  4. Competitors and participants cover their own travel cost and accommodation.
  5. Participants will receive the festival’s booklet, with all necessary information, and other materials.
  6. The organizer does not take the responsibility for injuries or accidents of any kind, damage or missing personal properties of all participants and guests of the Festival.
  7. The organizer has the right to change the program and timing of the events.

CONCERTS

  1. All concerts are free to enter.
  2. The organizer has right to change the performer(s), program, venue and timing

 

MASTER-CLASS

  1. Each passive participant has right to attend all master-classes, lectures, exhibitions, and presentations (including the D’Addario presentation).
  2. Each active participant will have  three individual lessons; each lesson lasts 45 minutes.
  3. Active participants choose 3 different professors with whom he/she wants to have lessons.
  4. If the selected professors are occupied, the organizer has right to assign another available professor.

COMPETITION

  1. The competition is divided into 5 categories, according to the table below. Only the 5th category has a no-age limit.

 

Category

 

Age Minutes
1st Born 2004 and younger Up to 8 minutes
2nd Born 2002 and younger Up to 12 minutes
3rd Born 2000 and younger Up to 15 minutes
4th Born 1997 and younger Up to 20 minutes
5th No age limit 1st stage: up to 15 minutes

2nd stage: up to 25 minutes

 

  1. The competition is international and public.
  2. The competition in the 5th category is divided into 2 stages. All other categories are single stage competitions.
  3. Competitors in all categories will compete in alphabetical order. The competition order list will be published at the Music Academy of Sarajevo, on the first day of the Festival, April 26th 2018.
  4. Competitors are obligated to perform two or more pieces of different character and style.
  5. The competitors of all categories are obligated to play by heart.
  6. If requested by the jury, competitors are obligated to provide scores of the compositions that they perform.
  7. The „competing time“ is the entire performance of the competitor.
  8. Younger competitors are allowed to compete in a higher category.
  9. Changes to the registered program are not allowed.
  10. Competitiors in the 5th category cannot play same piece in both stages of the competition.
  11. If a competitior has already won the 1st Prize of SIGF competition in his/her category, he/she can compete only in a higher category.
  12. The jury of the competition is international, appointed by the Organizing board of the Festival.
  13. Every category will have a different jury who will give points to the competitors. The jury members give points from 50 – 100.
  14. Awards for points are divided in 4 categories:
  • First Prize : 93 – 100 points
  • Second Prize : 86 – 92,99 points
  • Third Prize : 80 – 85,99 points
  • Acknowledgement : 70 – 79,99 points
  1. Member of the jury whom’s student or family member is competing is not allowed to give points.
  2. All the Award winners will recieve certificates with number of points won.
  3. The organizer will give additional prizes/gift from the sponsors for the best ranked competitors. Those prizes are categorized as: Gold, Silver and Bronze Prizes.
  4. A maximum 5 competitors in the 5th category, with a minimum of 88 points in the first stage can qualify for the final stage. If there are more than 5 competitors with 88 or more points,only  5 competitors with the best result qulify for the final.
  5. Competitors who have have qualified for the final stage will compete in the alphabetical order.
  6. Final points for the 5th category will be a sum of the averege number of points in both categories, divided by two.
  7. The Gold Prize winner is a competitor awarded with a minimum of 93 points, and the next highest ranked competitors will be awarded with Silver and Bronze Prize.
  8. If two or more competitors have over 93 points, the Gold Prize winner is the competitior with the higest number of points, and so on.
  9. If the competitior performs longer than the allowed time, the jury or the jury secretary has right to stop the candidate.
  10. If two or more competitiors have the same number of points, the advantage goes to the younger competitior.
  11. Jury decisions are final and can not be recalled.
  12. After every competition day, the official points lists will be published.
  13. Prizes and certificates will be awarded on the Final concert night.
  14. If the competitor doesn’t perform or doesn’t show up at the competition, the organizer is not obligated to return the participation fee.
  15. By applying, competitors accept the rules and terms of the competition.


PRIZES

 

Category Gold Prize Silver Prize Bronze Prize

1st

Altamira Guitar

SIGF 2019 competition participation fee

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

 

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

2nd

Altamira Guitar

SIGF 2019 competition participation fee

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

3rd

Altamira Guitar

SIGF 2019 master-class  participation fee

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

4th

Guitar made by luthier Haris Biser, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SIGF 2018 master-class  participation fee

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

5th

Guitar made by luthier Zoran Kuvač, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EuroStrings 2019

SIGF 2019

Concert

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

Guitar made by luthier Miodrag Zerdoner Model Stauffer

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift

D’Addario gift

Savarez gift