Please note, due to Covid-19, the Organizing committee made decision that the International Instrumental music Competition JSFest

will be held ON-LINE this year (26-29.11.2021).

REGULATION
ON HOLDING ON NOVEMBER 26-29, 2021
OF THE INTERNATIONAL JSFest
ON-LINE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COMPETITION

Turku, Finland
 

WHO
Soloists and collectives of all levels of experience and ages from different countries can take part in the competition.

The competition shall be held remotely, in the absence of contestants.

 

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

The application form can be found on the website www.jsfestcompetition.com.

Applications are to be sent by email to info@semconsulting.fi .

After receiving an application from a contestant, he will get a personal registration number (the registration number will be send with invoice)

Please, note: Separate application for each nomination!

 

The participants, who are going to take part in the competition, must send to the Organizing Committee via e-mail info@semconsulting.fi the following documents before October 15th:

  • a photograph of the contestant

  • a photocopy of passport or birth certificate

  • videomaterial (YouTube links or MP4 files via WeTransfer)

Technical requirements: recorded works must be presented in separate files. Each file must also be named (the registration number and the name of each particular work). For example (participant registration number-15):

15. 1-J. Sibelius, Valse Triste

15. 2-A. Glazunov, Song of the minestrel

and etc., by the number of works of the declared competition program.

 

Video recordinng requirements:
• The video recording must be made no earlier than January 1, 2019.
• Both professional and amateur recordings are permitted, subject to all other requirements.
• Each contest work should be shot in one continuous take. It is forbidden to process, correct using any effects and edit video during performance.
The competitor can submit all required competition works within one video recording. All works of the competition program are performed in succession one after another and the recording must be made in one file without interruption and editing. Pauses in recording between compositions are allowed.
• The video must clearly show the competitor (including the hands), the instrument and accompanist.  
• Due to the COVID - 19 situation, in the 2021 competition, we are allowing the participant to use the recorded accompaniment. The accompaniment should be piano or keyboards only. The phonogram (backing track) should not contain anything but music.
Orchestral accompaniment and backing tracks created in MIDI format are not allowed.
• Exceeding the time limit for the execution of the competition program by more than 60 seconds is not allowed.
If the video recording does not comply with the technical requirements of the Competition, the organizing committee has the right to demand that the video material be provided in the required quality or reject the application.

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE COMPETITION

All participants are divided on Junior section (age groups under 12 years old and 12-15 years old) and Senior section (age groups 16-20 and older than 20 years old).

For all participants the online competition shall be held in one round.

 

The Program:

Soloists and collectives can participate in the competition in next categories:


Category A: Instrumental performance (violin, viola, violoncello, harp, guitar and piano) with an obligatory composition by Jean Sibelius

A1 of age under 12, A2 of age 12-15, A3 of age 16-20, A4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by Jean Sibelius

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 8 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)
 

Category B: Instrumental performance (violin, viola, violoncello, harp, guitar and piano) without an obligatory composition

B1 of age under 12, B2 of age 12-15, B3 of age 16-20, B4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by an European composer

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 8 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)


Category C: Instrumental performance (pianos duets “four hands”)

C1 of age under 12, C2 of age 12-15, C3 of age 16-20, C4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by Jean Sibelius

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 8 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)

C5 of age under 12, C6 of age 12-15, C7 of age 16-20, C8 of age over 20 years old:
1) Composition by an European composer

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 8 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)


Category D: Instrumental performance (organ)

D0 of age under 12, D1 of age 12-15, D2 16-20, D3 of age over 20 years old

D4 - organ+ (instrumental ensembles where organ is presented)

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) A composition of a composer of the 17-18 centuries

2) A composition of a composer of the 19 - 20 centuries

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes.


Category E: Instrumental performance (wind instruments: clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, French horn, tube and drums) without an obligatory composition

E1 of age under 12, E2 of age 12-15, E3 of age 16-20, E4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by a Scandinavian composer

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 8 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)


Category F: Instrumental performance (traditional/ folklore instruments) without an obligatory composition

F1 of age under 12, F2 of age 12-15, F3 of age 16-20, F4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) Composition of the country of the participant

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 10 minutes.


Category G: Chamber performance (duets, trios, quartets, and ensembles of more than 5 people up to 12 people) Ensembles can perform any instruments (string instruments, church music instruments).

G0 of age under 12, G1 of age 12-20, G2 of age over 20 years old, G3 of mixed age:

The program - two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by a west- European composer

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 10 minutes.

Category H: Chamber orchestras (more than 12 people):

H1 of age 12-20, H2 of age over 20 years old, H3 of mixed age:

Chamber orchestras can perform any instruments.

The program - two compositions are performed:

1) Composition by a west- European composer

2) Composition at the choice

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes.


Category I: Concertmasters performance The participants of this category can perform with the vocal participants together. Vocalist illustrator does not get awards and perform in Instrumental Music Competition.

I1: concertmasters of age 16-20

The program – two compositions are performed:

1) A piece of Scandinavian composer

2) Folk piece of the participants country

Performance time is no more than 10 minutes.

I2: concertmasters of age 16-20

The program – two compositions at the choice are performed.

Performance time is no more than 10 minutes.

I3: concertmasters of age over 20

The program – three compositions are performed:

1) A piece of Jean Sibelius

2) A piece of the participant´s country

3) Aria

Performance time is no more than 20 minutes.

I4: concertmasters of age over 20

The program – three compositions are performed:

1) A piece of European composer

2) A piece of the participant´s country

3) Aria

Performance time is no more than 20 minutes.

 

Category J: Instrumental performance on harpsichord without an obligatory performance

J1 of age under 12, J2 of age 12-15, J3 of age 16-20, J4 of age over 20 years old:

The program – three compositions are performed:

1) Composition by a Scandinavian composer

2) Composition of the composer of XX century

3) A piece of the participant´s country

Performance time is no more than 10 minutes (for categories of age under 16)

Performance time is no more than 15 minutes (for categories of age over 16 years old)
 

REGISTRATION FEE AND PARTICIPATION PAYMENT:

Application registration: 30 €. Should the applicant cancel his participation, this amount is not refundable.
Cost of participation: €70 / soloist, € 110 / duo, € 130 / trio and € 140 / quartet, €160 quintet.

Ensembles starting from five peoples pay € 200.

 

The registration fee and the participation payment must be effected before October 10, 2021

A scanned copy of confirmation of payment for application registration must be sent to

e-mail address: info@semconsulting.fi

 

JURY

The jury of Jean Sibelius Competition consists of internationally recognized professional musicians and teachers.

 

PRIZES AWARDED AT THE ON-LINE CONTEST

Participants are evaluated in each nomination and age group separately: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th places shall be awarded a diploma of I, II, III, IV, V and VI degrees in each age group. It may be possible that some special diplomas will be granted.

 

The competition results will be published on the website www.jsfestcompetition.com on November 30, 2021.

The Organizing Committee send participants diplomas by e-mail from 2 to 7 of December 2021.

 

ORGANIZERS OF THE FESTIVAL:
Founders: SEM Consulting Oy, Finland and the International Cultural Association of Turku (Turun kansainväliset kulttuurimarkkinat yhdistys ry, Finland).

E-mail address: info@semconsulting.fi
Phone:             +358505238257
The detailed information about the contest application form and conditions of the competition site:

www.jsfestcompetition.com