fbpx

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

International orchestra festival Spring Symphonies is a great opportunity to show your talent and demonstrate music passion. This event aims to develop a unique way of carrying out international orchestra festivals. Also we want to create a platform for orchestras and musicians for improving their skills and gaining performing experience. Along with comfortable residence, competitions program, concerts and workshops, this experience cultivates responsibility and striving for perfection. You will remember this brilliant time for the rest of your days!

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 choirs 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 choirs will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choirs.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring your choir to a whole new level of creativity!

Nominations
 Brass bands and ensembles
 Folk orchestras and ensembles
 String Orchestras and Ensembles
 Mixed orchestras or ensembles
 Jazz bands and ensembles
 Chamber Orchestras and Ensembles
 Vocal and instrumental ensembles and orchestras
 Marching Orchestras

Age groups of the participants
 I ) 8-12 years
 II) 13-15 years

 III) 16-19 years
 IV) 20-25 years
 V) от 26 years
 Mixed
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Jury of international orchestra festival Spring Symphonies
The jury consists of prominent musicians, conductors and specialists in the field of instrumental music, cultural figures of Europe. The international jury is formed by the organizer of the competition.

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
 The degree of virtuosity and technical freedom;
 Scenic culture, artistry, creative individuality;
 Degree of complexity of the repertoire;
 Harmony of all instruments, teamwork.

Prizes of international orchestra festival Spring Symphonies
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 Spring
Symphonies (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 international orchestra festival Spring Symphonies
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;
11:00 – rehearsal in costumes;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – beginning of the contest;
19:30 – dinner;
20:00 – master class.
3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – full rehearsal on the town square;
11:30 – Performance on the city square at the walls of the City Hall (shooting video clip) – * if weather is good;
13:00 – lunch;
14:30 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – visit to a flamenco show with vine, sangria, champagne, and other drinks (for an additional charge).
4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – a trip to the monastic complex Montserrat, an excursion in Montserrat (for an additional charge);
19:30 – dinner;
20:30 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards.
5th day Thursday:
– 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

Three-star hotel with full board

Accommodation in a triple room €245 /a person – extra day €30/a person
Accommodation in a double room €265/ a person – extra day €39/a person
Accommodation in a single room €355 /a person – extra day €46/a person

Four-star hotel with full board

Accommodation in a triple room €265 /a person – extra day €39/a person
Accommodation in a double room €285 /a person – extra day €48/a person
Accommodation in a single room €397 /a person – extra day €61/a person

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

Dates

  • 22/03/2020 - 26/03/2020

Pricing

22/03 - 26/03
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 245 € 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

      Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know about our festivals.