Dear Seniors and Youth Orchestra,
We invite you to the 9th International Amateur Wind Orchestra Competition Mitteleuropa Blasmusikfest 2019 " which will be held from 25.04 to 28.04.2019.in the northern Adriatic -
- Kvarner Riviera in the Croatian Cultural Home in Rijeka, while the solemn parade of wind orchestra and common music(three songs)will be held on the famous Rijeka - Korzo (Promenade). All wind orchestras and their escorts from distant places of Croatia and abroad will be located at the Hotel Uvala Scott in Kraljevica, 4 km from the Rijeka Airport.
The aim of the international competition is to increase the quality of amateur work, the development of mutual cooperation of wind orchestras and the popularization of wind music in Croatia and the Central European region and beyond. The orchestras from other parts of the world may also apply to the competition.
The orchestras will compete in three senior categories (A, B, C) and two youth (D and E) categories by the degree of performance weight.
The festival program consists of three parts:
1. Obligatory contest:
Competition in three senior categories and two youth categories in the city of Rijeka in the hall of the Croatian Culture House in Sušak. More information in the festival program
2. Ceremonial parade of all orchestras will be held also in Rijeka on the famous city promenade Rijeka - Korzo. Orchestras play the songs of your own choice. Afterwards, all orchestras will play together three compositions (Radetzky marsch, Show time (Abel Lex) and one local song Najdraža Rijeko). The organizer is obliged to send scores (Partiture)
of these compositions after the official registration at the festival..
3. The first international fair for music instruments and equipment “Adriatic Music Fair 2019” for the wind orchestra will be held at Friday (26.04.) Saturday (27.04) in the hotel Neboder (Skyscraper)..He is connected with the competition hall of the Croatian Cultural Home.
Obligatory part of the competition
Those orchestras that choose to be in more difficult categories, can choose between the highest level, the high level, the middle level and the lowel level. In those four categories they will have to perform three different compositions.
a.) Introductory composition
b.) Obligatory composition
c.) Composition of choice
The order of performance of the obligatory composition and the composition of choice is not set, but has to be duly announced to the jury prior to their performance. The introductory composition will not be graded. This composition has to be a work of a high artistic value.
The choice of the obligatory composition will determine the category to which the orchestra will be assigned to. The composition of choice has to be of the same or of the similar level as the obligatory composition. Instrumental or vocal soloist compositions are not going to be allowed.
The performance time in each of the four categories must not exceed 30 minutes.The orchestras will exchange on stage every 40 minutes.
Each orchestra have to send the organizer five copies of the composition of choice by Februar 25th 2018
a) The highest level: : Philip Sparke - Sinfonietta n. 4
(Anglo Music - www.bandmusicshop.com)
b) High level: Fritz Neuböck - Dance with the Devil
(Tierolff Musikverlag - www.tierolff.nl)
c) Middle level:: Thomas Asanger - Blue Hole
(Rundel Verlag - www.rundel.de)
d) Lowel level: Matteo Firmi - Grado, portrait of Isola del Sole
e) Enterance level: Manfred Sternberger - Journey through the Highlands
(Kliment Verlag - www.kliment.at):
1. 2. The Obligatory part of Festival
a.) Grand Parade of the Orchestra (City Korzo (Promenade of Rijeka)) the Orchestras are performing wind music( marches ) of free choice .
b) Upon arrival at Rijeka city Korzo orchestras perform together three compositions (after receiving the application of the festival the organizer will send the names of compositions and conductors)
Entry fee to the festival for category A ,B, C D and E is 230€ per orchestra.
All participants will get the festival brochure as a souvenir so that they could remember this important event that will promote wind music.
Conductor or manager of the orchestra has free accommodation and food at our international competition.