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COMPETITION CATEGORIES

 

Choirs
A1 - Children Choirs up to 12 years
A2 - Children Choirs up to 16 years
B1 - Equal Youth Choirs up to 21 years
B2 - Mixed Youth Choirs up to 21 years
B3 - Equal Youth Choirs up to 35 years
B4 - Mixed Youth Choirs up to 35 years
C - Popular, Folk, Traditional Music
D - Spiritual, Gospel Music
E - Jazz and Modern Music
F - Contemporary Music
G - Musica Sacra
H - Early Music
I - Sing & Dance

 

Orchestras
A1 - Children Orchestras up to 12 years
A2 - Children Orchestras up to 16 years
B1 - Youth Orchestras up to 21 years
B2 - Youth Orchestras up to 35 years
C - Symphonic Orchestras
D - String Orchestras
E - Symphonic wind bands, fanfares and brass bands
F - Instrumental Ensembles (over 9 instrumentalists)
G - Mixed Ensembles (Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles over 9 musicians)
H - Orchestras with Dance
L - Baroque Ensembles (Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles over 9 musicians)
M – Folk Music Ensembles

 

Bands
A1 - Youth Big Bands up to 16 years
A2 - Youth Big Bands up to 21 years
B - Big Bands up to 35 years
C - School Bands
D - All Female Bands
E - Boys Bands
F - Marching Bands
G - Military Bands
H – Fife and Drums
I1 - Jazz Ensembles
I2 - Jazz Bands
L – Rock Bands

 

Chamber Music
A - Instrumental Ensembles (2 – 8 instrumentalists f.e. Duo, Trio, String Quartet, Wind Quintet, etc.)
B - Mixed Ensembles (Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles 2 – 8 musicians f.e. Duo Voice with accompaniment, 1 or more Voices and Free Mixed Instrumental Ensembles, etc.)
C - Baroque Ensembles (Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles 2 – 8 musicians f.e. 1 or more voices and continuo, 1 or more solo instrument and continuo / strings, etc.)

 

X - Non-Competitive Groups
 
Competition rules
The programme of the Competition must be minimum of 3 pieces with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.
Repertoire is free choice of the participants.
 
Participation conditions
The enrollment fee for choirs and orchestras are 200 euros for the first obligatory category and 150 euros for every additional category.

Application

Application deadline: 20th January 2017.
After receiving the application form, each group will be contacted by email and receive detailed information on further steps and the payment policy.

Apply now here!


Prizes
In each category the jury will assign the following prizes:
1st place: Gold Medal, Golden Diploma
2nd place: Silver Medal, Silver Diploma
3rd place: Bronze Medal, Bronze diploma
 
SPECIAL PRIZES
1 - Il Giglio di Firenze
2 - The Best Conductor
3 - The Best Male Soloist
4 - The Best Female Soloist
5 - The Best Performance of Italian Composer's Work
6 - The Best Contemporary Composer Arrangement
7 - The Best Choreography
8 - The Best Traditional Costumes
 
Il Giglio di Firenze, a very special prize, will assigned to the best Choir and Orchestra for excellent artistic performance. It consists of a typical florentine ceramic plate representing a lily, the emblem of the city of Florence, a unique piece of tuscan art.
 
All choirs and orchestras which do not receive a prize will get the Diploma of successful participation in Festival.
 
Jury
Performance will be judged by international jury members, including conductors, opera singers, composers, instrumentalists.
The Jury will judge: intonation, vocal production, interpretation, insieme and general artistic effect in the choirs.
The Jury will judge: timbre, insieme, dynamic, intonation, repertoire in the orchestras
The decisions of the Jury are final.
 
The Jury, after consideration of all artistic matters, may not award some prizes or may award joint or additional prizes.
 
Copyright
Each choir is responsible for obtaining copyrights and permission to use all material during their performance at the festival. 
 
At the end of the Festival there will be a dinner for all the conductors in a typical Tuscan restaurant in the historical center of Florence, offered by the organization. 

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Contact Us

Florence International Choir Festival

Address:
Via Campoli, 29
50020 Mercatale in Val di Pesa, Firenze - ITALY
Phone: +39 339 8362788
E-mail: info@florencechoirfestival.com
Registered office:
ENSEMBLE SAN FELICE
viale Eleonora Duse, 12 - 50137 Firenze
CF 94182950488 PI 06051270483

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