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Overview

Lloret de Mar is situated in the southern part of the Costa Brava, 70 kilometres to the north east of Barcelona. This is one of the Mediterraneans most popular resorts and certainly the liveliest holiday spot on this stretch of the Spanish coastline. The former fisherman’s village covers 48 square kilometres, and has five main beaches along a 7 kilometre of coastline.

The city of Barcelona and its airport El Prat can also be reached by train, with connections going further beyond. The local airport is at Girona, which is just 35 motoring minutes away.

The beaches of Lloret are extremely well kept and washed by crystal clear waters. There are many areas of great interest to divers off the rocky headlands. The main beach has a delightful promenade with scenic views and many excellent bars and restaurants. There is the facility to hire small pleasure craft and enjoy all manner of water sports.

General Rules

International open contest of instrumental performers “OPEN SPAIN” is annually held in Spain. It is a unique competition not only for the participants but for their teachers as well. This contest gives a chance to show your worth and win prestigious European prizes. After the end of the contest and after announcing the results there’s held a round table with
the judges. Within the limits of the contest there’s provided a master class. Instrumentalists from all over the world are invited to participate in this contest.

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

* For the instrumentalists who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with 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 musicians will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different musical directions.
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
 piano solo, piano groups for one instrument (it’s not allowed to perform the program playing more
than one instrument);
 folklore instruments: bayan, accordion, domra, balalaika and other instruments (soloists and
groups);
 orchestral instruments: bowed string, wind and percussion instruments (soloists and groups);
 guitar (soloists and groups);
 orchestras.

Age groups of the participants and regulations
 1st – 7- 9 years old freestyle 5 minutes maximum
 2nd – 10-11 years old freestyle 6 minutes maximum
 3rd – 12-13 years old freestyle 8 minutes maximum
 4th – 14-15 years old freestyle 10 minutes maximum
 5th – 16-17 years old freestyle 11 minutes maximum
  6th – 18- 20 years old freestyle 12 minutes maximum
 20 years old and older freestyle 13 minutes maximum

Technical requirements
 Each group or soloist should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions.
 Participants who used tracks should record it 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.

Scenic instrument
We provide a concert piano Yamaha C3 (of 1,85 meters long).
* instruments of other type should be provided by the participants of the contest.

Jury
The jury is formed of famous European musicians and specialists in the sphere of instrumental music, 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
 degree of the complexity of the repertoire;

 degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
 scenic culture, artistic skill, creative uniqueness.

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 “OPEN
SPAIN”(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 Sunday:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs.
2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – full dress rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the concert;
20:00 – dinner.
3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optional for extra charge);
19:00 – dinner;
20:00 – beginning of the gala concert and giving out of the awards.
4th day Wednesday:
– breakfast;
check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

No additional payments for soloists, musical groups and orchestras.
If participants of this musical groups and orchestras also want to act individually, they have extra pay:
 soloists pay extra €25.
 duets pay extra €25 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 €190 /person – extra day €28/person
Accommodation in a double room €225 /person – extra day €36/person
Accommodation in a single room €280 /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;
 thank-you letters for teachers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of
Spain;
 festival fee;
 competitive viewing, Gala Concert with award ceremony;
 for team leaders from 25 people we provide accommodation in a double room for the cost of living
in a triple room;
 round table for the teachers with the president of jury;
 nominal certificates for all the participants;
 common master-class.

Individual Master Class 100Euro / 1 hour

Dates

  • 02/02/2020 - 05/02/2020

Pricing

02/02 - 05/02
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 190 € per person
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 225 € 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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