Rules 10th International Competition Soloist Habaneras 2022

 

RULES 10th INTERNATIONAL SOLOIST COMPETITION HABANERAS – 

TORREVIEJA (SPAIN) – 

NOVEMBER 4th-5th, 2022

 

1. OBJECT.  

Soloist singers contest, accompanied by piano singing habaneras. It will be held in two phases, semifinal and final.

2. BUDGET CREDIT.

2.1. The maximum expenditure will be 6,000.00 euros charged to the 2022 budget.
2.2. The expense will be charged to the budget application 334-48902 and 334-23300 of the 2022 Budget and is conditioned on the existence of adequate and sufficient credit at the time of the resolution of the concession.

3.ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS.

3.1. National and international lyrical singers who wish, both male and female, may request their participation. The age limit for participants is established as follows: 36 years for sopranos, tenors and countertenors; 38 years for mezzo-sopranos, baritones and basses (age reached on the date of the contest).
3.2. The Municipal Board of the International Habaneras and Polyphony Contest, will select the number of participating singers, according to the recordings (of the last year), curriculum and merits accredited by each one of them.
3.3. The contest will take place in two phases: semifinal and final.
3.4. For the semifinal and final phases, each contestant may bring their own accompanying pianist. If this is not the case, the organization will provide you with an accompanying pianist, with whom you can perform a rehearsal prior to the performance in the semifinal and final stages.

4. ABOUT COMPOSITIONS TO INTERPRET:

SEMIFINAL PHASE:
4.1. Two works from memory will be performed with piano accompaniment, not being able to use any other type of accompaniment, or sing a cappella:
a) A free choice habanera with a text in Spanish, with piano accompaniment, which must be adapted to the musical form of the habanera: 2×4 time signature, approximately 60 black value, characteristic rhythm and binary structure.
b) A zarzuela romanza (in the original key), with piano accompaniment.
FINAL PHASE:
4.2. Two works from memory will be performed, different from those performed in the semifinal phase, with piano accompaniment, not being able to use any other type of accompaniment, or sing a cappella:
a) A free choice habanera with a text in Spanish, with piano accompaniment, which must be adapted to the musical form of the habanera: 2×4 time signature, approximately 60 black value, characteristic rhythm and binary structure.
b) A zarzuela romanza (in the original key), with piano accompaniment.
4.3. In order to avoid repetitions, three or more Havana scores must be presented to the organization with the corresponding version for piano and soloist, in the order of preference. Likewise, they must present three or more scores of zarzuela romances with the version for piano and soloist, indicating the order of preference.
4.4. The difficulty of the works will be valued.
4.5. The Musical Technical Commission will select the works that the singer will perform in his participation in the contest from among the works presented by the singer at the time of registration, indicating the works to be performed in the semifinal and final phase.

5.    ABOUT THE INSCRIPTIONS AND PERFORMANCES.

5.1. The registration period for participation in the 10th HABANERA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR SOLOISTS, remains open until September 25, 2022.
5.2. Interested singers will send the official registration form that they must complete through the web www.habaneras.org filling in all its sections and accompanied by the elements indicated in the Annex.

Contacts:

Head of Secretary:

Miguel Albentosa Ruiz

Tel: +34.96.6707715

miguel@habaneras.org

Administration:

Juan A. Manrique

Tel: +34.96.6707715

manrique@habaneras.org

Artistic Comission (artistic and musical questions):

comisiontecnica@habaneras.org

Web:https://www.habaneras.org

  • Electronic office :

https://torreviejahabaneras.sedelectronica.es

5.3. The works of the participation program in the contest will be interpreted in the following order: as it appears in the official program in both the semifinal and final phases.
1.- Habanera of free choice.
2.- Free choice zarzuela romanza.
5.4. All participating singers will have an acoustic test on stage on the day of the contest.
5.5. Participants who require the accompanying pianist provided by the organization, will have the possibility of having a rehearsal on the same day of the performance for both the semifinal and the final.

 

6. JURY AND PRIZES.

6.1. The jury is made up of prestigious celebrities from the world of music. The “Organisers” will publish the names of the jury on the website of the Contest: www.habaneras.org.

6.2. The jury’s decision will be final. The jury is free to leave any category void and without awarding a prize if it considers that the minimum standards have not been reached.

6.3. The jury shall individually evaluate each performance according to a points system. The contestants are entitled to request a copy of their final score sheet from the “Organisers”.

6.4. The fees and the amount of the allowances will be paid, once the taxes and withholdings established in the current legislation have been deducted, by bank transfer, so it will be essential to provide the third-party maintenance file.

6.5. The prize are:

-1º Prize…………………………………………………2.000 € y Diploma

– “The Public Award”………………………1.000 € y Diploma

– Finalist Diploma: endowed with a Diploma for those singers who qualify for the final phase.

 

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

a) Participation in the 10th INTERNATIONAL HABANERAS COMPETITION FOR SOLOIST IN TORREVIEJA implies acceptance of its rules.
b) The Board of Trustees will pay the amount of 0.19 Euros per km, as mileage, to those participants, if the distance from their town of origin to Torrevieja is less than 250 km for not needing to spend the night in this town.
c) Accommodation will be granted, with full board, on the day of their performance, only to the singers, provided that the distance from their town of origin to Torrevieja is between 250 and 500 km. And in addition, they will be paid, in concept mileage, 0.15 Euros per kilometer traveled.
d) 2 days of accommodation and full board will be granted to participants, whose town of origin is between 500 and 1,000 km from Torrevieja and they will also be paid, as mileage, the amount of 0.15 Euros per kilometer traveled, of according to the maximum distance of 1,000 km.
e) The Board of Trustees will give 2 days of accommodation and full board, to participants from the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla and member and similar countries of the European Union and to peninsular countries that are more than 1,000 km from the town of origin to Torrevieja. In addition, they will be paid, as mileage, the maximum amount of 300 Euros for travel expenses, after justifying the expense of the trip from the town of origin.
f) 2 days of accommodation and full board will be granted to participants located outside the European Union.
g) Participants’ accommodation will take place in hotel establishments designated by the Board.
h) The Board of Trustees will be responsible for the transport costs from Alicante or Murcia airports of those participants from abroad, the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla who come to the Contest by means of air transport, regardless of the airport of arrival at the peninsula.
i) The organization will not be responsible for the accommodation and maintenance of the accompanying pianist.

j) If the Board of Trustees decides to carry out a musical edition of the Contest, for its dissemination and promotion, the participants accept said edition and may not make any claim in this regard.
k) The amount of the prizes will be paid to the winners, once the taxes and withholdings established in the current legislation have been deducted, by bank transfer, so it will be essential to provide the third-party maintenance file.
l) Failure to comply with these rules may lead to exclusion from the Contest.
m) The Board of Trustees will resolve any question that may arise in the interpretation of these rules.

 

APPENDIX

Documentation to send at the moment of formalizing the inscription:

•Card of registration.

•Card maintenance of third party.

•Curriculum singer.

•Nature current.

•Copy of the identity card or passport.

•Simultaneous recent (last year) audio and video.

• Scores of 3 habaneras with piano accompaniment. (In the tonality in which it will be interpreted and clearly legible).
• Scores of 3 zarzuela romances with piano accompaniment. (In the tonality in which it will be interpreted and clearly legible).

DATES:

• September 25, 2022: closing of the deadline for registration and submission of required documentation (enrollment, curriculum, photography, audio/video, scores of 4 habaneras concert with piano accompaniment).

• September 26, 2022: from this date the Organization will inform the selection of participants, as well as the works interpreted.

• May 15, 2021: confirmation of the order of performance of the works, not allowing modifications at a later date, and should be interpreted the order established by the program officer.

• October 17, 2022: requests for documents of type administrative and logistical , If there is any mistake or failure of scores submitted initially printing, must be comunicated before this date.