Pro Bohemia 2020 - Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions:

The competition will be held from 2nd – 5th April 2020 at Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava.
 
It will be hosted and administered by the state-funded Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava.
 
The competition will be held in the following disciplines:  brass instruments, piano, organ, recorder and voice.
 
The competition is designed as one-round in each of the disciplines and categories.
 
The age of a participant enrolled in a given category cannot, on the first day of the competition, exceed the upper age limit of the category.
 
Competitors who belong to a lower age category may also participate in a higher age category.
 
Competitors who belong to a higher age category may not participate in a lower age category.
 
Competitors are allowed to apply for only one category of particular instrument.
How to Apply
Application form
The electronic application form will be available since 1st November 2019 (at 8 a.m.) online. Completed electronical application forms should be submitted by 31 January 2020 (at 12 a.m.) at the latest. All fields of the application form must be completed.
Receipt of each application will be acknowledged. (If you do not receive the confirmation within three days, please contact us and check whether your application was delivered).
 
The organizers reserve the right to reject applications if the competition is oversubscribed.
Compulsory attachments
Please attach a copy of the birth certificate or any other official document showing the participant’s date of birth (insurance card, student card, student certificate, identity card, copy of birth certificate etc.). These documents can be sent as an attachment to the application online or via email info@jko.cz.
All demanded information is treated according to General Data Protection Regulation.
Another compulsory attachment is a copy of the receipt confirming payment of the competition fee.
 
Demanded attachments have to be received up to 31st January 2020.
No attachments will be returned.
 
If any formal deficiency in the application form and/or the attachments occurs, the application will be rejected by the organizers.

Competition Fee
0   category:   CZK 500,-
1st category:   CZK 500,-
2nd category:  CZK 800,-
3rd category:  CZK 1000,-
4th category:  CZK 1000,-
 
Participants from the Czech Republic are requested to pay the competition fee by bank transfer:
Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Name of the account: Janáčkova konzervatoř v Ostravě, příspěvková organizace
Account number: 373548933/0300
Variable symbol: 420 and the date of birth (ddmmyy)
Competition fee must be paid until enrolment deadline, i.e. 31st January 2019.
            Please, state the name of a competitor in the message for the payee.

 
Competition fees cannot be refunded.
 
Participants outside the Czech Republic are requested to pay the competition fee in cash in CZK at the office of the competition secretary or at the registration desk before the competition begins. The date and the time of the beginning of registration will be displayed on internet pages since 25th March 2020.
 
All travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the participants themselves.
 
Categories, Time Limits, Repertoire:

Brass instruments:
 
Brass instruments category includes playing the French horn, trumpet, trombone, tenor/baritone/key trombone, tuba. Each instrument will be evaluated separately i.e. competitors playing the same instrument.
 
Categories                           /             Time Limits:
 
1st category:    12 years max.             3 – 5  min.
2nd category:   15 years max.             6 – 9  min.
3rd category:   18 years max.             9 – 12 min.
4th category:    21 years max.          12 – 15 min.

The repertoire must include one composition by a Czech composer which takes up at least one third of the total performance duration. This composition has to be played at the beginning of each performance. Transcription is acceptable. It is not obligatory to perform music from memory. The time limit has to be kept in all categories.
In the 4th category- playing the trumpet, there is a compulsory composition by Bohuslav Martinů: Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano.
 
The organizer does not provide piano accompaniment. The contestant will perform together with his own pianist who is responsible for all his travel and stay expenses.


Piano:

Category              /         Time Limits:
 
0   category:      8 years max.             4 – 6 min.
1st category:    11 years max.             6 – 9 min.
2nd category:   14 years max.         10 – 14 min.
3rd category:    17 years max.         15 – 17 min.
 
Repertoire:
 
0. and 1st category – at least one piece from the period of Czech Classici
                               – at  least one piece by a Czech composer from different period

2nd category – at least one piece from the period of Czech Classicism
                     – at least one piece by a Czech composer from different period

3rd category – compulsory composition by Bohuslav Martinů – Etudy a polky (one piece of your choice)           
                    – at least one significant composition from the period of Czech Classicism                               
                    – at least one piece by a Czech composer from different period
 
Playing from memory is obligatory. The time limit has to be kept in all categories. Optional composition can be played after the compulsory pieces in the remaining time.
 

Organ
 
The competition in the 2nd category is primary for basic level of music schools, the 3rd and 4th category is for students of secondary art schools.

Categories                      /                   time limit
2nd category:   16 years old max.        10 – 15 min.
3rd category:   19 years old max.         15 – 20 min.
4th category:   22 years old max.         20 – 25 min.
 
Competition repertoire
The repertoire for the 2nd category must include one obligatory piece and other optional compositions in the remaining time.
Competition repertoire for 3rd and 4th the category must include one obligatory piece, one composition in the form of a trio, and other optional compositions in the remaining time.


Obligatory compositions
2nd category: Robert Führer – Prelude No. 5 (Sechs Pastoral Präludien – 2-te Folge)
3rd category: Antonín Dvořák – Prelude a minor from B 302
4th category: Leoš Janáček – Adagio II (Two compositions for organ)
A competitor may request a registrar or arrange his / her own, who is responsible for any travel or other expenses.
Due to time constraints, there is a limit of max 14 competitors per category. The date of submission of the application decides on receipt. Acceptance or non-acceptance of the application will be sent to the e-mail stated in the application form.
 


Recorder:
 
Categories                   /             Time Limits:
1st category:    12 years max.             3 – 5 min.
2nd category:   15 years max.             6 – 9 min.
3rd category:   18 years max.            9 – 12 min.
4th category:    21 years max.         12 – 15 min.

The repertoire must include one composition by a Czech composer. (recommended compositions)
Transcriptions of pieces
are allowed. The time limit has to be kept in all categories.
The organizer does not provide accompaniment. The contestant will perform together with his own accompaniment who is responsible for all his travel and stay expenses.
 
French double-manual harpsichord in 415/440 Hz tuning,  spinet Lindholm 440 Hz, piano in  442 Hz tuning and electronic piano (Clavinov) will adjustable tuning will be available for the competitors.
 

Voice:
 
Categories                            /             Time Limits:
 
0   category:      8 years max.               3 – 4 min.
1st category:   11 years max.                4 – 6 min.
2nd category:  14 years max.                6 – 8 min.
3rd category:   17 years max.              8 – 10 min.
4th category:   20 years max.             10 – 12 min.
 
Repertoire:
 
0   category     any songs of different character
1st category     any songs of different character – including one by a Czech composer
2nd category    two folk songs including one arranged by Leoš Janáček, at least two artificial  songs

3rd category    Bohuslav Martinů –  one song from the collection ´Songs on Two Pages´
                       one folk song by Vítězslava Nováka the collection ´Slovenské spevy´
                       one Baroque vocal composition
                       one artificial song by a Czech composer from the Classical period

4th category    one Baroque vocal composition
                       one vocal piece by a Czech composer from Classical period
                       one vocal composition from the period of Romanticism
                       one piece from the 20th century from the competitor´s country
 
The pieces must be sung in their original form (i.e. unarranged) and in their original keys.
Optional composition can be played after the compulsory pieces in the remaining time. Singing from memory is obligatory.
The organizer does not provide piano accompaniment. The contestant will perform together with his own pianist who is responsible for all his travel and stay expenses.
 
 
Competition Regulations:
 
Participants in all disciplines and categories will participate in alphabetical order according to their last names.
Each participant is obliged to come in stated time to a certain concert hall before the competition.
If the participant does not arrive in the corresponding time, he/she will be disqualified from the competition. The chairman of the jury has got the right to allow the participant to continue in the competition on jury proposal for serious reasons.
The organizer or the chairman after agreement with the organizer can decide on changes in competition order because of arrangement or for other serious reasons.    
The competitors have to keep the minimal duration limit.
If the competitor does not keep the minimal duration limit, he/she will be disqualified. The total duration includes just the time of competition repertoire.
If the maximal duration limit is exceeded, the jury might ask to stop the performance with no influence on evaluation.
Each discipline will be assessed by a professional jury consisting of a chairperson, four, five or six judges and a secretary. If there are many contestants in brass instruments, there will be two juries (1st jury – French horn, trumpet, 2nd jury – trombone, tenor/baritone/key trombone, tuba).
Secretaries cannot award points; their work is of a purely administrative character.
Chairpersons, judges and secretaries are appointed by the competition organisers.
Juries will work simultaneously.
Final overall placing will be determined by the number of points a competitor receives. The scale of points ranges from 1 – 25; judges cannot award points to their own students or to a competitor who is in close relation to the member of a jury or if the judge does not listen to the whole performance.
The total score is divided by the number of judges; the average number of points is calculated to two decimal places.
The chairperson of the jury in each discipline will announce the absolute winner in each particular discipline.
The prize includes financial reward and compulsory participation in the final prize-winner’s concert. The exact date will be arranged on the date of the competition at the latest.
Furthermore, the juries will award the first, second and third places in each discipline and, in some cases, honorary awards.
Participants awarded the first place also receive the title of laureate.
In the case of competitors achieving identical or near-identical scores, a jury may decide to award a prize or honourable mention to more than one competitor.
If the required score is not reached, or if a performance is deemed not to be of the required standard, juries reserve the right to not award a prize and/or to abstain from declaring an absolute winner.
All successful participants will receive a diploma.
If the jury agrees that the competitor did not keep the competition conditions or restrictions, he/she might be disqualified from the competition.
These regulations are mandatory for all participating juries.
Disagreements will be resolved by the organizer’s representative.
All the performances in all disciplines will be public.
Performing in public from a copy of a musical score is a contravention of copyright legislation. Participants will thus be fully responsible for any potential legal sanctions.
 
Agreement:
Application and participation in the competition gives the organiser the right to treat the personal data in connection with his/her participation as well as the right to make audio-visual records and take photographs during competition performance or concert and use it to further presentation or promotion. Copyright cannot be applied in connection with this use. It is forbidden to make any other audio-visual records. This agreement will be provided either by the participant or his/her legal representative.
 
The competition conditions and regulations are published in Czech, Polish and English. In the event of a dispute, the Czech version will be regarded as binding.
 
Posting the application form is regarded to be agreement with personal data treatment concerning the participation as well as the agreement with any conditions and regulations of the competition.
 
 
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