THE CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Age limit and competing categories
The competition is intended for the Czech and foreign dulcimer players. It is divided into four categories:
a) 1st category – year of birth 2011 and younger
b) 2nd category – year of birth 2008 and younger
c) 3rd category – year of birth 2004 and younger
d) 4th category – year of birth 1993 and younger
Solo dulcimer: all categories in two parts
Double dulcimer: all categories in one part
Date and place of performance
May 17. - 21. 2023, Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
Organizer of festival
XV INTERNATIONAL DULCIMER FESTIVAL is organized by Dulcimer association of the Czech Republic with co-operation ZUŠ Valašské Meziříčí. The event is under the patronage of the town Valašské Meziříčí, Zlín county and Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic.
Further conditions of participation
a) Solo dulcimer playing by heart is compulsory in all competing parts all competitors have to play the compulsory prescribed composition not to be disqualified.
b) Double dulcimer: older playerʹs age is decisive prefer the original compositions composed for two dulcimers playing by heart isnʹt required players turn pages of music themselves.
c) The changes in repertoire must be sent to the organizer of competition in written form or by e-mail till 14. April 2023. After this term no changes will be accepted. The participants are required to hand over all the music of played compositions in two copies. It is necesarry for jury.
d) The performances are available for public.
e) Audio and video records made during the festival are the property of organiser and he has a competency to dispose of it.
f) Everybody who fulfils determined conditions can take part in competition.
g) The jury can stop performance exceeding time limit.
h) Prizes are awarded by jury and jury is titled not to award some of the prizes. The winners of the I. prize take the title „laureate of competition“.
i) Awarded competitors will play at the final concert and jury will decide about the participants and their repertoire. The participation of chosen winners at the final concert on Saturday 20. May 2022 is the condition for being awarded.
The competition conditions, competition repertoire, valuation of competition and other appointments about awards are published in Czech and English language. In case of controversy the Czech language is decisive.