1) The competition, dedicated to the memory of, Maria Labia, is open to pianists of all nationalities and has NO AGE LIMIT.
2) CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES:
Entries must arrive, via e-mail, no later than, midnight, on Sunday 13th October 2023.
3) Please send applications to the following e-mail address:
specifying: “Labia Prize 2023 Piano”
4) COMPETITION DETAILS:
The entire competition will take place in the, Captain’s Palace in Malcesine, from Saturday 21th October 2023 to Sunday 22th October 2023, inclusive.
There will be, one round, per category, on, Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th October 2023.
Candidates who obtain, 98/100 marks and upwards, will then perform in a, final round, on, Sunday 22th October 2023.
Those selected to perform in this concert will be informed, at the end of each category.
After the final performance, there will be an, awards presentation, for all categories and the, overall, winners will be announced.
A timetable, for the early rounds, will be confirmed at 20.00 on wednesday 18th October 2023.
5) DURATION OF MUSIC TO BE PRESENTED
Section 1 – Soloists
Category First Notes: 5 minutes
Category A: 7 minutes
Category B: 10 minutes
Category C: 13 minutes
Category D: 16 minutes
Category E: 20 minutes
Categorty F: 30 minutes
Section 2 – piano duets (duo)
Category G: 15 minutes
Category H: 30 minutes
6) IN ORDER TO TAKE PART:
Participation is subject to the payment – by bank transfer- of a registration fee. This fee is non refundable
Section 1 – soloists
€ 40.00 – Category First Notes: applicants born in 2017,2018,2019
€ 45.00 – Category A: applicants born in 2014,2015,2016
€ 50.00 – Category B: applicants born in 2011,2012, 2013
€ 55.00 – Category C: applicants born in 2008,2009, 2010
€ 60.00 – Category D: applicants born in 2005,2006, 2007
€ 65.00 – Category E: applicants born in 2002,2003,2004
€ 70.00 – Category F: applicants born in 2001 or before 2001
Section 2 – piano duets (duo)
€ 60.00 – Category G: (total fee per duo) applicant born in 2007-2008-2009 only
€ 70.00 – Category H: (total fee per duo) applicant born before 2007
6) HOW TO APPLY:
The documents to apply for the competition must be sent via e-mail within the terms indicated above (see number 2).
They must included:
i. Application form in PDF or JPG format completed and duly signed. (The form can be downloaded from this website)
ii. Copy of a valid identity document or passport in PDF or JPG format
iii. Curriculum Vitae in PDF format
iv. Proof of payment of the entrance fee for the competition
The adjudicating panel will be chaired by, Maestro Stefano Romani and made up of renowed musicians and internationally acclaimed, artistic directors.
The panel’s decision is final and irrevocable.
8) The adjudicators reserve the right to withold any prize, should none of the performances be considered worthy.
The candidates, selected to perform in the final concert will receive:
– First Prize – The, “Maria Labia Scholarship” of $350,00 and 2 recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2024, Venice “Circolo degli Artisti” and Arco “Camerata Musicale città di Arco” (Trento)
– Second Prize – $250,00 and 2 recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2024
– Third Prize – $200,00 and 1 recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2024
Candidates in each category and placed, first, second and third, will receive an official diploma.
– First place – 95 to 98/100 marks and above
– Second place – 90 to 94/100 marks
– Third place – 85 to 89 / 100 marks
Those remainig will receive a certificate of participation.
The winners agree to recordings of their performance (television, radio and audio) and to their posting on websites, without any extra cost to the Associazione I Solisti Laudensi and Iberclassica.
In accordance with article 13 of the GDPR 2016/679 (E.U. General Data Protection Regulation) we inform you that personal data provided by participants will be used solely for the purposes of the competition.
Participation in the “Labia Prize 2023” implies the unconditional acceptance by the participant of all the rules established by the competition announcement.
11) LEGAL NOTICE
The organisation reserves the right to change due dates and regulations at any time by giving anyway communication on the website www.labia-prize.com.
In the event of claims or dispute the only legal valid document is the present notice of competition in english, composed of 11 rules. The Court of Verona will have exclusive competence.