PostHeaderIcon Barrios Competition - I edition

§ 1.
The “Associazione MUSICARE di Nuoro”, Italy, organizes the 1st International Competition “Agustín Barrios”.
The Competition is open to Guitarists of all nationalities born after January 1st, 1972.

Along with the application form, candidates should enclose:
a) A photocopy of an identity document
b) One recent photo
c) A Curriculum vitae
d) Concert programs, reviews and any document that the candidate considers relevant.
e) a receipt for the transaction of € 50.00
Registration will take place sending by mail the required documents, with the registration form signed by the candidate. Such a form can be downloaded from the website
The names of the Judges will be given to the press and to candidates who have completed their registration.

The participation fee of € 50,00 must be credited within June 30th, 2004 by:
Bank transfer
Associazione MUSICARE, Via Ugo la Malfa 51
08100 Nuoro (Italy)
IBAN : IT98 E056 7617 3000 0000 0350 856
State : IT
CIN 1 : 98
CIN 2 : E
A.B.I. 05676
C.A.B. 17300
Account no. 000000350856 della Banca di Sassari - Agenzia di Nuoro
Credit Card

First round (qualifying round)
A program of about 20 minutes, including:
1) Agustin Barrios: Preludio en la menor
2) at least one piece chosen from the following:
- Giulio Regondi : Reverìe – Notturno op.19 (ed. Ricordi);
- Dionisio Aguado: Andante et Rondò (in la min.) (ed. Ricordi);
- Angelo Gilardino: Studio n. 5 – Omaggio a Béla Bartók (ed. Bèrben);
- Alexandre Tansman : Prelude et Interlude; (ed. Bèrbern);
3) free choice of pieces by the candidate

Second round (semi-final)
A program of about 30 minutes, including:
1) Agustin Barrios: Choro de Saudade
2) at least one piece chosen from the following:
- Agustin Barrios: Arabescos (ed. Ricordi);
- Agustin Barrios: Un sueño en la floresta (ed. Ricordi);
- Agustin Barrios: Mazurka Apasionata (Ed. Ricordi);
- Joaquín Rodrigo: Invocacíon y Danza, hommage a Manuel De Falla (ed. Rodrigo);  
- Angelo Gilardino : Variazioni sulla Follia (ed.Bèrben)
- Fernande Peyrot: Thème et Variations (ed. Bèrben);
- Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal op 70 (ed.Faber).
3) free choice of pieces by the candidate (excluding those performed during the elimination round)

Final round
A program of about 45 minutes, including:
1) Agustin Barrios: Preludio op.5 n.1;
2) at least one piece in form of Sonata or Sonatina of XX° century;
3) at least one piece chosen from the following:
- Agustin Barrios : Estudio de concerto n.1 (ed. Ricordi)
- Agustin Barrios : Estudio de concerto n.2 (ed. Ricordi)
- Agustin Barrios : Maxixe (ed. Ricordi)
- Agustin Barrios : Una limosna por el amor de Dios (ed. Ricordi)
4) at least one piece chosen from the following:
- Antonio Jimenez Manjón : Aire Vasco
- Pierre de Breville : Fantaisie pour guitare (ed. Bèrben)
- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco : Capriccio Diabolico
- Manuel de Falla: Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (ed Chester);
- Angelo Gilardino : Studio n. 12 (Omaggio a S. Prokof’ev) (ed. Bèrben)
5) free choice of pieces by the candidate (excluding those performed during the elimination and semifinal round)

NOTE - The pieces, in the final round, should be played from memory.

1) The competition will run from September 11 to September 13
2) On September 11 at 9.00 am , 2004 (location to be announced) there will be a meeting  with all the guitarists during which the Jury will be presented and the candidates will be informed of the time table of the qualifying
3) For entering the qualifying round, each candidate must produce a valid document of identification.
4) All the rounds will be open to public.

1) The International Jury will consist of at least five members, of different nationalities and of established reputation.
2) The following are not allowed to form part of the International Jury: any relative or friend of any of the contestants: anyone who is teaching or who has privately taught any contestant within the last two years;
members of the Jury who are teaching at school at present or who have taught any of the contestants in the last two years must refrain from discussions and abstain from voting for their own contestants. This abstention shall be recorded in the minutes.
In compliance with this, when the Jury is being sworn in each member shall make a statement as to his personal position concerning the contestant.
3) If one or more of the members of the Jury are unable to attend the competition, they will be replaced with jurors selected by the organizing committee.
4) A competitor's performance may be interrupted at any moment considered appropriate by the jury.

1) The selection of the semifinalists to be admitted to the final (a maximum of three) will be made by the jury, and it will be based on a simple majority of votes. The jury's decision is final.
2) In the event of an exceptionally complex result in the evaluation of the finalists, the jury may request all or some of them to have additional trials.
3) In the event of a tie, the vote of the President will be decisive.

1st prize:
€ 2.500,00
12 Augustine String Sets
Subscription to Italian Guitar Magazine  “Seicorde”

2nd prize:
€ 1.000,00
12 Agustine String Sets

3rd prize:
€ 600,00, Diploma and 12 Agustine String Sets

"Agustin Barrios" Special Prize:
€ 250,00 for the best performance of Barrios pieces

The prizes cannot be shared. In special cases the International Jury may award remaining prizes equally. All the prizes will be awarded in the final round. All semi-finalists will receive an honorary diploma.

§ 9.
The final prize will be awarded on September 13, 2004 in Nuoro at 7 pm

§ 10.
The competition management reserves the right to record all rounds and final concert
or documenting the competition, and circulate the materials with no royalties to be payed to performers. By signing the application form, the applicant gives permission for the production of the recording and related broadcasts. The full copyright remains the property of Associazione MUSICARE .

§ 11.
Application to participate in the competition implies that the candidates unconditionally accept all of the rules and regulations currently established. In the event of any disagreement or difference of opinion concerning the rules, the only valid text will be the original in the Italian language.