|XXX International Concert Artist Competition|
Charleston, South Carolina
June 26 - July 1, 2012
2012 Registration Closed
The ICAC Orientation meeting will be held Monday, June 25th at 8pm in the Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, located at 54 St. Philip Street.
The set piece for the 2012 International Concert Artist Competition has been distributed to all registered competitors. If you are registered and have not received the piece, please contact Martha Masters immediately.
Martha Masters, Artistic DirectorPRIZES
*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.
All Semifinalists will receive a $500 Travel Stipend. Foreigners must provide receipts to avoid tax withholding.
Other prizes awarded to all Finalists will include:
Preliminary Round: Marco Tamayo, Massimo Della Cese, Cristiano Porqueddu, Jeff Cogan, Jack Sanders
Semifinal and Final Rounds: Roland Dyens, Dale Kavanagh, Giampaolo Bandini, Cesare Chiacchiaretta, Marko Feri, Eleftheria Kotzia, Juan Carlos Laguna
Open to competitors, who must be 18 years of age by June 1, 2013 (the year following the competition), regardless of nationality and who are at the outset of their careers.
Required Piece: Vicente Asencio: La Calma and La Gaubanca, from Collectici Intim
Competitors' Orientation Meeting, Monday, June 25 at 8:00 pm and is required of all competitors. This meeting will determine the performance order for the three-day Preliminary Round by means of a Lottery - numerical order draw. If you have a travel delay that prevents you from attending the meeting, you will need to provide proof upon arrival of earlier travel plans to be granted a slot in the Preliminary Round.
All competitors will be asked to proof the printed documents with their free choices for all rounds at the Competitors' Orientation Meeting. Any changes to your submitted program may be made at this meeting, after which programs may not be altered.
Each candidate must perform the following in the order of their choice.
The judges have the option of stopping the candidate during any of these performances.
All works in all rounds are to be performed from memory with the exception of the set piece, for which memorization is optional. Should you choose to read the score, a page-turner will be permitted.
Twelve (12) competitors from this round will advance to the Semifinal Round. Announcement of the twelve competitors to advance will be made Thursday evening at the beginning of Intermission.
All decisions by the judges are final.
The selections for this round will be:
The competitor may choose to play their free choice or the required piece first, at their discretion. The total performance time, including the required piece, must not exceed the length of the required piece plus the ten (10) minute free choice program. Players will be timed from the moment the first note is played (initial entry/tuning time will not be counted provided it is within reason), and the timer will run throughout the performance, including the time between pieces. The timer will be stopped at the first note of the required piece and resume at the conclusion of the required piece. Players who exceed the ten (10) minute time limit on their free choice program will be stopped.
Four (4) competitors from this round will advance to the Final Round. Announcement of the four (4) competitors to advance will be made Friday evening at the beginning of Intermission.
All decisions by the judges are final.
The Guitar Foundation of America does not use a point system. All judges votes are weighted equally. Judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. Based upon this, each judge will vote their choice of the twelve (12) competitors from the Preliminary Round to move on to the Semifinal Round. All votes will be tallied and the twelve (12) competitors with the highest votes shall advance to the Semifinal Round. Should a tie result, judges will re-vote on only the tied competitors.
In the Semifinal Round, judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. Each judge will vote their choice for four (4) finalists, all votes will be tallied and the four (4) competitors with the highest votes shall advance to the Final Round. Should a tie result, judges will re-vote on only the tied competitors.
In the Final Round, judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. The judges shall vote First, Second, Third and Fourth Prizes using ordinals. No ties will be allowed in the Final Round. In the case of a tie in the initial vote, judges will re-vote on the tied competitors to determine who will advance to the higher prize.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application and Fees must be submitted and paid on-line no later than May 1, 2012. No late entries will be considered. All applications to the competition should include the following:
*Competitors will receive essential competition materials only upon receipt of the completed application and fees by the above-mentioned Deadline of May 1, 2012, after which the 2012 Set Piece will be emailed on May 2, 2012.
Dormitory Accommodations: A limited number of dormitory rooms will be made available to registered competitors. Rooms must be pre-paid at the time of competition registration. Rooms are $415 for the competition period, and include linens.
For further information, please contact Martha Masters, Artistic Director at:
Martha Masters, Artistic Director, GFA International Concert Artist Competition.