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Overview

Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, the Costa Brava ('rugged coast') is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main holiday coasts. Though there's plenty of tourism development, this wonderfully scenic region of Catalonia also unveils unspoiled coves, spectacular seascapes, wind-battered headlands, coast-hugging hiking paths, charming seaside towns with outstanding restaurants, and some of Spain's finest diving around the protected Illes Medes.

Delightful stone villages and the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes nestle in the hilly backcountry, cloaked in the south in brilliant-green umbrella pine. Inland, wander northern Catalonia's biggest city, Girona, home to a moodily atmospheric, strikingly well-preserved medieval centre and one of the world's top restaurants. Neighbouring Figueres is famed for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dalí, foremost of a series of sites associated with eccentric surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who fell, like many others, for the wild natural beauty of seaside Cadaqués.

General Rules

Vocal Competition Voices of Costa Brava – has real importance in the competitive life of singers from different countries. Those allowed to participate are soloists, duets, trios and ensembles, performing popular and original works. During the competitive days at the contest, the representatives of the city authorities and the media are present. For the
leaders of groups there are organized master classes. In their free time, the participants will be able to take part in excursions, intellectual games and a disco.
The jury at the vocal competition “Voices of Costa Brava” will be specialists from Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine and other countries.
The results of the competition determine the laureates and winners in three degrees: Grand Prix, placing up to third place and only participation of the festival. All vocalists-participants of the contest are awarded with prizes and certificates of the founders and organizers of the festival.

All of our programs consist of two parts:
1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

Nominations
 I category: academic singing;
 II category: jazz singing;
 III category: rock and rap;

 IV category: folk singing;
 V category: pop singing;
 VI category: musical.

Age groups of the participants
 I) younger than 9 years old
 II ) 10-12 years
 III) 13-15 years
 IV) 16-19 years
 V) 20-25 years
 VI) from 26 years
 Mixed
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Technical requirements
 Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist
should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
 All the compositions should be recorded on a CD. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of
tracks on a USB flash drive.
 In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will
be executed by one set.
 It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
 During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-
synching sound records.

Jury
The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the
consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
 not to award all the prizes;
 to share prize among performers;
 to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
 to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
 the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the
average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;

 the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.

Evaluation criteria
– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
–  beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill
– Mastery – technique of movements’ execution

Prizes
The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
 participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
 participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze
diploma);
 participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver
diploma);
 participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold
diploma);
 participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “Voices of
Costa Brava” (platinum diploma).

* ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base.
Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.

Program of stay
1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs.
20:00 – dinner;
2nd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – beginning of the festival contest;
19:30 – Gala concert with award ceremony;
21:00 — dinner.
3rd day:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
13:00 – lunch;
20:00 – dinner.
4th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Soloists pay extra €50.
Duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
Small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

Accommodation

Accommodation in a triple room €140 /person – extra day €26/person

Accommodation in a double room €155 /person – extra day €34/person

Accommodation in a single room €200 /person – extra day €41/person

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!

What is included into the price
 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner) + drinks;
 competitive viewing and Gala Concert with an award ceremony;
 special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special basis from the town´s
authorities
 thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the
kingdom of Spain.
 festival fee;
 for team leaders from 25 people we provide accommodation in a double room for the cost of living
in a triple room;

Dates

  • 06/12/2020 - 09/12/2020

Pricing

06/12 - 09/12
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 140 € per person
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 155 € per person

Location

How to get there

Extra services
 Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
 Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
 Concertmaster;
 Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
 Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
 Assisting Translator. (accompanying person);
 Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.* All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum  3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips
 Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium
 Montserrat

 Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
 Port Aventura
 Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)
 Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
 Flamenco show with dinner and drinks

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