INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL SINAIA – ROMANIA
22nd edition, 9 – 14 July 2018

The 22nd edition of the International Festival of Classical Guitar Sinaia – Romania 2018 will include:
1. International contest “Masters”
2. Contests of young guitarists under the age of 17.
3. Master class
4. Recitals
5. Exhibition and guitar show room – Constantin Dumitriu
6. GALA CONCERT « Five o’clock la Castel » (Peles Castle).
7. Winner Gala

1. The statute of the International Contest “Masters”
The contest is open to all guitarists regardless of their age and will include two stages:
First stage – eliminatory
– One or more pieces from Renaissance or Baroque
– One or more pieces from Classic, Romantic or Modern period (written before 1950)
The program should last max. 16 min.
Second stage – final
Free program of max. 30 minutes.
The pieces from the first stage can not be replayed in the final stage.
The prizes for the International Contest
First prize
– Euro 700 and a master guitar made specially for this event by C. Dumitriu (Romania.), worth
3.500 Euro
– Special recordings for the Romanian Radio & Television
– The invitation for a recital at the next edition (2019) of Sinaia Festival with a full board accommodation for the whole period.
Second prize – Euro 600
– Special recordings for Radio & TV
Third prize
– Euro 400
– Special recordings for Radio & TV
Notes of the International Contest “Masters”:
The arrival of the participants will be Monday the 9th. of July at the Sinaia Hotel across the railroad station.
The departure of the candidates will be on Saturday the 14th of July after Winner Gala
The fee for each participant of the festival including meals in buffet regime, accommodation at 4 stars hotel, all concerts & free entry to international contests is Euro 220.
For the participation in the contest the fee is Euro 60, payable upon the arrival in Sinaia.
For the participation in the masterclass the fee is Euro 75, payable upon the arrival in Sinaia.
For passive participation (parents, teachers, etc.) the fee for the whole period is 220 Euro, including meals, accommodation, all concerts & free entry to international contests.
All participation fees, as mentioned above, will be paid upon arrival in Sinaia.
The order of the contestants will be established by the organizers and it will be announced right after receiving all. The decisions of the jury will be final.
International Contest “Masters” – will be held on Tuesday July 10th., Wednesday, July 11th.and Thursday, July 12th. between the hours of 14:30 -18:00 in the hall of the Cultural Center Carmen Sylva (Str. Kogalniceanu no. 80 Sinaia).
The participation card must be sent until the 1 of June 2018, by e-mail: chitararomania@yahoo.com or guitaromania@gmail.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).

2. The contest of young guitarists will include three categories of age:
A – contestants born after 1.01.2008
B – contestants born after 1.01.2005
C – contestants born after 1.01.2001
For the A category the program will be free and will last max.8 min.
For the B category the program will last max. 12 minutes and will include pieces from at least two important periods.
For the C category the program will last max. 15 minutes and will include pieces from different periods.
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 2018.
– The Romanian Guitar Foundation will award a special prize – Stipendium for the International Young
Guitarists Festival “Eduard Pamfil” 2018, December (free participation).
– The Romanian Guitar Foundation will award a special prize – Stipendium for the Pleven Guitar Festival (Bulgaria), November 2018.
All the other prizes awarded during the contest for the free categories will amount to a total value of Euro 1.500.
Notes of the young guitarists:
The participants must arrive at the Sinaia Hotel (across the railroad station) Monday the 9th. of July at and will depart on Saturday 14th. of July after Winner Gala.
The overall festival fee including 4 stars Hotel, 3 meals in buffet regime per day, at Sinaia Restaurant, all concerts & free entry to international contests will be Euro 220 per person.
For the participation in the contest the taxes will be Euro 30
For master class (active participation) the fee is Euro 75
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.
The winners of the first prize in one category of age cannot participate in the same category at the next edition of the festival, but at the next age category.
For passive participation (parents, teachers, etc.) the fee for the whole period is 220 Euro, including meals, accommodation, all concerts & free entry to international contests.
All participation fees, as mentioned above, will be paid upon arrival in Sinaia.
The order of the contestants will be established by the organizers, and the decisions of the jury will be final.
International contest of young guitar players – will be held in the hall of the Cultural Center Carmen Sylva (Str. Kogalniceanu, no. 80, Sinaia) as follows:
– Cat. A: Tuesday, July 10 between the hours of 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
– Cat. B:Wednesday, July 11 between the hours of 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
– Cat. C: Thursday, July 12 between the hours of 9:30 to 2:00 p.m.
The participation card must be sent until the 1 of June 2018, by e-mail: chitararomania@yahoo.com or guitaromania@gmail.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).

3. Masterclass – will be held at the Cultural Center Carmen Sylva (Str. Kogalniceanu, no. 80, Sinaia).
Simultaneously with the contest a masterclass will be held by great masters of International fame: Liviu Georgescu, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Antal Pusztai, Catalin Stefanescu-Patrascu, Mihai Cojocaru, Stan Zamfirescu, Tudor Niculescu-Mizil & Eugen Mang.
A Certificate will be awarded at the end of the masterclass.
Master classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10: 00 – 13: 00 at the Cultural Center Carmen Sylva (Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu, nr. 80, Sinaia).

4. Recitals
Will be held in the concert hall of the Sinaia Casino every evening from 19.00:                                                                                                           Monday, July 10 – KATARZYNA SMOLAREK – Poland                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday, July 11 – STAN ZAMFIRESCU & RADU VALCU – Romania                                                                                                                       Wednesday, July 12 – ANTAL PUSZTAI – Hungary (Austria)                                                                                                                                         Thursday, July 13 – Duo: ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV – France & MIE OGURA – Japan

Special guests of the festival: Constantin Dumitriu, Nikolay Mihaylov, Beke Istvan Ferenc.

5. Exhibition and guitar show room held by Maestro Constantin Dumitriu.

6. Gala Concert « Five o’clock la Castel » – Friday, July 13 at Peles Cstle..

7. Winner Gala: – 14th of July, 11:00 o’clock at Cultural Center of Carmen Sylva hall (Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu, nr. 80, Sinaia).
ATTENTION !
The prizes of the contest will be awarded on Saturday 14th at the Winners’ Gala to the participant or his teacher or a colleague of this. After this date the prize will be considered lost. The Romanian Guitar Foundation decline it’s obligation to deliver prizes after the festival.

For futher information please contact:
ROMANIAN GUITAR FOUNDATION
Prof. Liviu Georgescu – Director of the festival
Mobil: 0040727396368
Mariana Georgescu – General Secretary
Mobil: 0040721277607.
chitararomania@yahoo.com
guitaromania@gmail.com
http://guitaromania.com
https://twitter.com/guitar_classic
https://www.youtube.com/user/LiviuGeorgescu1

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