Art. 1 – In memory of Dr. Enrico Mercatali, a Guitarist who played for many years with the Gorizia Guitar Orchestra, the social-promotion association “Centro Chitarristico Mauro Giuliani” establishes and organizes the 16th Altamira Gorizia Guitar Competition – Enrico Mercatali Prize. This competition, meant to promote and develop the musical art, is open to all performers of both sexes and all nationalities.
Art. 2 – The competition will take place at Palazzo de Grazia in Gorizia (address: via Guglielmo Oberdan 15, Gorizia, Italy) from 10 to 12 May 2019 and will consist of the following categories:
1st category: soloists born in 2008 and after;
2nd category: soloists born in 2005 and after;
3rd category: soloists born in 2002 and after;
4th category: soloists born in 1999 and after;
5th category: chamber music for young competitors. Guitar duo, trio, quartet and ensemble; guitar with other instrument/s. The average age of the components of the groups should not exceed 18 years old.
6th category (The Enrico Mercatali Prize): soloists with no age limit;
7th category: chamber music with no age limit: guitar duo, trio, quartet and ensemble; guitar with other instrument/s.
Art. 3 – Within 7 days after the deadline the auditions schedule and the address of the competition halls will be published on the website www.ccmg.it/concorso. Winners are obliged to participate in the awarding ceremony and in the final concert, otherwise the prize will not be awarded.
Art. 4 – Inscription fees and instructions for application. For the participation in the competition, the following entry fees, non-refundable, are required:
Categories 1st through 4th: € 45;
Category 5th: € 35 per head – € 230 per ensemble with 7 or more musicians;
Category 6th: € 55;
Category 7th: € 55 per head – € 330 per ensemble with 6 or more musicians.
Application deadline is 26 April 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than the deadline in one of the following ways:
- Online application form available on the Competition website (www.ccmg.it/concorso);
- E-mail (address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fax (number: +39.0481.1990289);
Should you have any problem applying with the above methods, please contact the organization committee.
The following must be enclosed in the applications sent via fax or e-mail. Any incomplete application will be disqualified:
- application form (please fill in the form enclosed to the brochure or downloaded from the competition website);
- Copy of a valid identification document;
- Copy of the payment receipt of the registration fee.
Payment must be made in Euro currency by one of the following means:
- Online payment through the Competition’s website with credit/debit card (www.ccmg.it/concorso);
- wire transfer. You may wish to instruct your bank to make payment direct to the following bank account:
Account Name: Centro chitarristico Mauro Giuliani
Bank Name: BANCO BPM
IBAN: IT82K0503412300000000006045 – BIC: BAPPIT21075;
Please, write the following in the reason for payment: surname, name, category of the competitor and 16 Altamira (example: Brown John, CAT 6, 16 Altamira).
Competitors can apply to more than one category; in such case, registration and payment of the relevant fees should be repeated for each category in which they intend to participate.
We require all international transfers made outside the SEPA area to be made with the “OUR” instruction. Further information can be asked to your bank.
Art. 5 – The competitors agree straightaway:
- to be photographed, audio recorded and/or filmed during the competition or during the winners’ concerts, waiving expressly any right, even economic, concerning such photos, films and recordings;
- to a possible spreading and use of this photos and performances carried out during the competition or the winners’ concerts using any media.
In addition, competitors will not be entitled to request any economic or other claims for the performances in the winners’ concerts.
Art. 6 – Program.
1st category: free program of the maximum duration of 5 minutes.
2nd category: free program of the maximum duration of 8 minutes.
3rd category: free program of the maximum duration of 12 minutes.
4th category: The 4th category will consist of a preliminary round and a final round (a composition already played during the first round may not be repeated in the second round).
- Preliminary round: free program of the maximum duration of 10 minutes.
- Final round: free program of the maximum duration of 15 minutes.
5th category: free program of the maximum duration of 12 minutes.
6th category: The 6th category will consist of a preliminary round and a final round (a composition already played during the first round may not be repeated in the second round).
- Preliminary round: free program of the maximum duration of 15 minutes.
- Final round: free program of the maximum duration of 20 minutes.
The five competitors with the highest score in the preliminary round will be admitted to the final round.
The 6th category preliminary rounds will be entirely filmed and/or audio recorded. Taking into consideration that the above-mentioned rounds will take place during the course of more than one day, the judging commission is entitled to listen to the recordings of the competitors’ auditions in order to facilitate the selection process of the five finalists.
7th category: free program of the maximum duration of 20 minutes.
For all categories, the program may be performed both by memory or by reading music sheets
Art. 7 – There will be a single round of competition, except for the 4th and 6th categories. The judging commission, composed of musicians of evident musical competence, may interrupt the performance at any time if maximum time limits are exceeded.
When a competitor under examination is found to be student of a member of the Jury, that juror will be excluded from discussing and voting that performance. The score of this juror will be defined by the Competition secretary office as the arithmetical average of the scores given by the other jurors to that competitor.
Art. 8 – The verdict and all the decisions of the jury are unquestionable and final.
Art. 9a – The commission reserves the right not to assign any prize whenever the artistic level of the performances is considered inadequate, or to assign an equal classification based on ex-aequo results. Ex-aequo prizes will be equally divided among the winners. Ex-aequo will not be available for the following prizes: “First absolute special prize” of categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd; 1st prize of categories 4th, 5th, 6th (the Mercatali Prize) and 7th: those prizes will not be divisible.
Art. 9b – The scoring of the examining commission for categories 1st,2nd and 3rd will be expressed in hundredths as follows:
- first place: score from 96 to 100;
- second place: score from 90 to 95;
- third place: score from 80 to 89.
The competitor who achieves the best score among the first classifieds (96-100 points) will be the winner of the “first absolute special prize”.
Art. 10 – The auditions will take place in Gorizia city from 10 to 12 May 2019.
The final rounds will take place with the following schedule:
- 4th category: Saturday 11 May 2019 at 19.00 CET;
- 6th category: Sunday 12 May 2019 at 20.30 CET.
The awarding ceremonies and the winners’ concerts will take place at the end of every competition day. The program and schedule of the award ceremonies will be published on the website www.ccmg.it/concorso.
Before the performance the competitors will be required to produce a copy of the score of the compositions chosen for the examination and to show some valid identity document to the Jury.
All auditions and concerts will be open to the public.
Art. 11 – Prizes.
- First absolute special prize: € 100; guitar donated by Frenexport; Hannabach prize; cup and diploma;
- First place: gold medal and diploma; educational prize;
- Second place: silver medal and diploma; educational prize;
- Third place: bronze medal and diploma; educational prize;
- The youngest competitor of this category will be rewarded with a plate offered by the “Centro Chitarristico Mauro Giuliani” and an educational prize.
- First absolute special prize: € 200; Altamira studio guitar; Hannabach prize; cup and diploma;
- First place: gold medal and diploma; educational prize
- Second place: silver medal and diploma; educational prize
- Third place: bronze medal and diploma. educational prize
- First absolute special prize: € 300; Altamira studio guitar; Hannabach prize; cup and diploma;
- First place: gold medal and diploma; educational prize.
- Second place: silver medal and diploma; educational prize.
- Third place: bronze medal and diploma. educational prize.
- 1st prize: € 300; Luthier Stefano Robol prize (concert guitar, value € 3.300); two concerts: I) Festival Mercatali 2020, II), 5th International Valle-Bale Competition (Croatia, July 2019); cup and diploma;
- 2nd prize: € 200; educational prize; cup and diploma;
- 3rd prize: € 100; educational prize; cup and diploma.;
- AUDIENCE AWARD: the Audience Award is the only award that will be decided through a public vote. The public attending the final round will be asked to vote with a paper ballot for their favorite finalist. The winner of the Audience Award will be rewarded with a plateand an educational prize.
- 1st prize: € 300; one cup. Diploma and medal to each competitor; Hannabach prize to each competitor;
- 2nd prize: € 200; one cup. Diploma and medal to each competitor;
- 3rd prize: € 100; one cup. Diploma and medal to each competitor.
- The Enrico Mercatali Prize (1st prize): € 3.000; Concert guitar by luthier Roberto Franceschini (value € 3.000); the “Mauro Giuliani” medal (produced for the Enrico Mercatali Prize winner only); cup; diploma; Four concerts: I) International Guitar Festival “Mercatali 2020″ [Gorizia – Italy], II) “Seicorde d’autunno” Festival [Camposampiero, Padua – Italy], III) “Musica a quattro stelle 2019” Festival [Grado, Gorizia – Italy], IV) concert and jury at the 5th International Valle-Bale Competition (Croatia, July 2019); “DotGuitar Prize”: an album distributed on the most important international on line music stores (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc) offered by DotGuitar for the DotGuitar/CD label http://www.dotguitar.it/zine/cd/dotguitar_cd.html*; “Leonardo Award”: a painting made by the artist winner of the collective painting exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci by Alpen Adria association.
- 2nd prize: € 1.500, cup and diploma;
- 3rd prize: € 1.000, cup and diploma;
- 4th prize: € 500, cup and diploma;
- 5th prize: € 300, cup and diploma;
- Altamira guitar concert prize: the Audience Award is the only award that will be decided through a public vote. The public attending the final round will be asked to vote with a paper ballot for their favorite finalist. The winner of the Audience Award will be rewarded with a plate and one Altamira concert guitar.
- The competitor with the place of residence in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region with the highest score will be rewarded with a plate.
- 1st prize: One € 2.000, one cup. One concert during the “International Guitar Festival “Mercatali 2020″ [Gorizia – Italy], Diploma and medal to each competitor;
- 2nd prize: One € 1.000, one cup. Diploma and medal to each competitor;
- 3rd prize: One € 500, one cup. Diploma and medal to each competitor.
“ScuolaVirtuosa” prize: a plate of honor will be awarded to the Music School with the largest number of competitors.
Teacher’s prize: a diploma of honor and a nomination to be a juror in the next edition of the Competition will be awarded to the teacher with the largest number of competitors.
*Please note that DotGuitar will support the complete expenses for publishing on line 1 (one) album (transcoding, uploading tracks, covers composition, etc.) for the winner of the Mercatali Prize. DotGuitar will hold for 5 years the rights for such recording (renewable by mutual agreement) and any profit and revenue from the sales of the digital tracks on the stores will be divided with the following percentages: 50% for the guitarist winner of the Mercatali Prize and 50 % for DotGuitar. The winner of the Mercatali Prize should record and produce an audio master with a musical program of his choice (the location recording shall be elected by the guitarist and the recording is made at its own expense), and send to DotGuitar the audio tracks in a digital format (it could be a red-book audio CD or wav format audio files sent via Dropbox, Wetransfer or similar).
The organizers and DotGuitar must receive the recordings within one year from the date of the competition.
The organizers and DotGuitar will reserve the right to judge if the quality of the recording is good and suitable to be published.
Art. 12 – The organization reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions publishing the possible changes in the Internet under the address: www.ccmg.it/concorso
Art. 14 – Admission to the competition takes place once the validity and the conformity of the documents that the Organizing Committee requires has been verified.
By signing the application form or by submitting the online application form through the www.ccmg.it/concorso website, each candidate agrees to accept these regulations and to resign all rights related to possible audio and video recordings, as specified in art. 12.
Art. 15 – All legal controversies will be settled in the Court of Gorizia.
For further information regarding the event and the payment methods, please contact the Competition secretary’s office.
The present competition is part of the 16th Gorizia International Classical Guitar Festival “Progetto Mercatali” and includes concerts, conferences, exhibitions and other events on the classical guitar world.