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X International Guitar Competition Culiacan 2017

Posted By Emma Markham, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Fundación Cultural de la Guitarra A. C., in coordination with H. Ayuntamiento de Culiacán and Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura.

Present the X International Guitar Competition Culiacan 2017. To be held March 7 th thru 10 th 2017 in Culiacán Sinaloa México, during the XVII International Guitar Festival Sinaloa 2017, which will take place march 6th thru the 11th, 2017.

Rules:

Participation to the X Culiacan International Guitar Competition 2017 is open to all guitarists, regardless of age or nationality who:

- Have not won any edition of the Culiacan International Guitar Competition

- Have paid the registration fee of $100.00 USD to de following account:

Bank: Banamex
Account Name: Fundación Cultural de la Guitarra A.C.
Branch: 441
Account Number: 7718139
For international deposits use: 002730044177181393

Send deposit slip and official ID to: figculiacancompetition@gmail.com

The last day to send the documents is Febrary 27 th .

First Round:

Will be held March 7th and 8th 2017, at 10 a.m. in theater Socorro Astol located in Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura (ISIC), address: Boulevard Niños Héroes (malecón) corner with Ruperto L Paliza, in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México. Participants must be present at least 40 minutes before his turn. Turn will be assigned by email on March 2 nd .

Participants will play:

- Free choice program between 8 and 10 minutes long.

Semi-finalist will be announced verbally after the second day 2 [X INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION CULIACAN 2017] of the first round.

Semifinal round will be en march 9th 2017, at 10 a.m. in theater Socorro Astol, with the same order as the previous day. Participants must be present one hour before to be assigned a warming up space.

Semifinalist will play:

- Set piece “Brisas de Mocorito”, traditional song from Sinaloa, arranged for guitar by Heriberto Soberanes, available at www.internationalguitarculiacan.com

- Additional high quality program adding a total playing time of 10 to 12 minutes, including the set piece.

Finalist will be announced verbally after de semifinal round.

Final Round will be en march 10th 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Pablo de Villavicencio Theater in a Public Concert, with the same order as the previous day. Participants must be present one hour before to be assigned a warming up space.

Finalist will play:

Free choice program 17 to 20 minutes long. No pieces from the semifinal round can be repeated.

Winners will be announced verbally after de final round and must be present for the Winners Ceremony following the concert.

The competition

- Participants must state name and pieces to be played for the jury.

- Participants will have one minute to choose a chair and to tune the guitar.

- All pieces must be played from memory.

- Should the jury find it appropriate, any participant could be stopped during his/hers performance.

- Should the jury find the absence of sufficient quality, any price could be declared “not awarded”.

- There will only by a tied circumstance if the amount of the price is not increased.

- The jury will determine the number of semifinalists and finalists.

- Jury´s decisions are final.

Additional information

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- All rounds will be public and could be recorded and broadcasted in any media, without it causing retribution of any kind to participants.

- Participation implies the contestant understands the rules and agrees to them.

- All participants will receive a diploma

- All participants could request to one ore more members of the jury an observation on strengths and weaknesses.

- Winners must personally claim the prize.

The Jury

The Jury of X International Guitar Competition Culiacan 2017 will be formed by at least three professional musicians of whom at least two will be international.

Prices

Since its first edition, H. Ayuntamiento de Culiacán sponsors the prices for the competition, which are:

First place:

- USD $ 4,000 (Four thousand U.S. Dollars)

- Paid concert (1500, USD) Solist with Sinaloa de las Artes Orchestra during festival 2018

- CD Recording

- Photography Session with Canadian photographer Collin Jewall (www.colinjewall.com)

Second place:

- USD $ 1,500 (Fifth teen hundred U.S. Dollars)

Third place:

- USD $ 500 (Five hundred U.S. Dollars)

Fundación Cultural de la Guitarra A.C.

Marco Vinicio Camacho García, President
Rodolfo Pérez Berrelleza, Artistic Director
Andres Quiróz, Competition Coordinador
Heriberto Soberanes
More info: www.internationalguitarculiacan.com www.facebook.com/funculguit

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