2022 Rules

THE TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
“MUSICAL FIREWORKS IN BADEN – WUERTTEMBERG”

Karlsruhe, (GERMANY)

The competition is held by the initiative of the creative organization “Musical Culture of Karlsruhe”, with the support of Musical Society of Rostov Region (Russia) and Long Island Conservatory of Music, New York, – for musicians of various specialties and generations – from young, promising talents, college and higher education institutions to professionals with experience in concert organizations in different countries.

The 2022 Competition will be online. Please send us the recordings as YouTube links.

Participants should submit their recordings separately for each piece.

Submission deadline is March 15  25, 2022.

REGULATIONS:

nominations and age categories
Auditions are held in the following nominations:

1.PIANO SOLO
2.STRING INSTRUMENTS (violin, viola, cello)
3.WIND INSTRUMENTS (brass and wood)
4.PIANO DUETS (four hands one piano)
5.SOLO SINGING, Vocal Ensembles  (independent divisions: academic, folk, pop singing and Vocal – Instrumental Ensembles)
6.CHAMBER and INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES (independent divisions: academic and pop – jazz)
7.ACCORDION, BAYAN
8.ACCOMPANIMENT
9.COMPOSITION
10. TEACHER AND STUDENT
11. OTHER SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS

There are the following age categories *:

For all solo performers and composers:

Early bird
until January 10
Standard
until February 15
Last moment
Age category “A” – up to 10 years (up to 7 min.) EUR 40 EUR 50 EUR 60
Age category “B” – 11-14 years (10-12 minutes) EUR 50 EUR 60 EUR 70
Age category “C” – 15-18 years (13-15 minutes) EUR 60 EUR 70 EUR 80
Age category “D” – 19-23 years (16-20 minutes) EUR 70 EUR 80 EUR 95
Age category “E” – up to 32 years (20-25 minutes) EUR 80 EUR 95 EUR 105
Age category “F” – no age limit (25-30 minutes) EUR 90 EUR 105 EUR 120

For nomination 4:

EARLY BIRD
UNTIL January 10
Standard
until February 15
Last moment
Age category “A” – up to 15 years (10 – 12 min.) EUR 100 EUR 120 EUR 150
Age category “B” – up to 23 years (up to 15 min.) EUR 110 EUR 130 EUR 165
Age category “C” – up to 28 years (up to 18 min.) EUR 120 EUR 140 EUR 180
Age category “D” – no age limit (up to 20 minutes) EUR 130 EUR 150 EUR 195

For ensembles in nominations 5 and 6 (vocal ensembles, chamber and instrumental ensembles)

Age category “A” – up to 15 years (10 – 12 min.)
Age category “B” – up to 23 years (up to 15 min.)
Age category “C” – up to 28 years (up to 18 min.)
Age category “D” – no age limit (up to 20 min.)

The application fees for ensembles:

EARLY BIRD
UNTIL January 10
Standard
until February 15
Last moment
2 participants EUR 100 EUR 120 EUR 150
3-4 participants EUR 130 EUR 150 EUR 195
5-6 participants EUR 140 EUR 165 EUR 210
7-8 participants EUR 150 EUR 175 EUR 225
more than 8 participants EUR 200 EUR 240 EUR 300

For nomination 8 there are no age restrictions, application fee – 60 EUR
For nomination 10 there are no age restrictions, application fee – 80 EUR

Contestant or contestants aspiring to participate in 2 or more categories, pay re-entry application fee at the rate of 50%.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

Nominations Solo Singing, Vocal Ensembles have 3 separate subgroups:
1) Academic vocals – in the program 2 or 3 works in accordance with timing for each age group. One aria by any composer, one of the works of German composer listed according to the list, then – by choice. All works are performed in the original language

2) Pop songs – 2 or 3 works in accordance with timing for each age group. The program is free, most clearly revealing the individuality of the performer. All works are performed in the original language. It is allowed to use CD soundtracks or an accompanist. In this category ensemble performances are possible as well.
3) Solo Folk Singing (Folk) – 2 or 3 works according the time limit for each age group. Among them: one piece a cappella, two other pieces of different characters (optional). In this category ensemble performances are possible
It is allowed to use CD soundtracks or an accompanist.

*Age category is determined by age of the party on April 15, 2022.

COMPETITION PROGRAM

Mandatory condition of the competitive program in all categories is the presence of any work of German or Austrian composer, including contemporary authors. The rest of the program is free, most clearly revealing the creativity and personality of the performer. The program should be performed by heart (except Wind Instrument soloists and all ensembles), strictly in accordance with time limit. Participants in the nomination “Chamber Ensemble” or “Piano Duet” can use sheet music.

All videos must not be filmed from the back of the performer. All videos must remain available on YouTube at least until May 1, 2022.
Please use separate videos for every piece performed. Please note that only YouTube hosted videos would be accepted unless expressly allowed.

Participants in nomination “Composition” must provide (1) a recording (audio only recording are acceptable but should be provided as still-picture video on YouTube featuring photo of the participant and the title of the piece); (2) a PDF file containing score emailed separately to info@musikfeuerwerkbw.org .


Official language of the competition is English.

The jury’s decisions are not subject to revision.

Winners will be expected to allow the Competition use their recordings in the Gala Concert.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

The main application forms for the participants, the photos of competitors as well as any questions can be emailed directly to the Organizing Committee at info@musikfeuerwerkbw.org or at musicalfireworksbw@gmail.com.

Official language of the Competition is English. All communications from the Organizing Committee will be in English. While we will try to reply to communications in other languages, please do not expect us to be better than Google Translate, both in reading your email and replying to it.

Offizielle Sprache des Wettbewerbs ist Englisch. Alle Mitteilungen des Organisationskomitees erfolgen in englischer Sprache. Wir werden zwar versuchen, auf Mitteilungen in anderen Sprachen zu antworten, aber erwarten Sie nicht, dass wir besser als Google Übersetzer sind, sowohl beim Lesen Ihrer E-Mails als auch beim Antworten darauf.