COMPETITION RULES

International Piano Competition – Memorijal Jurica Murai and Murai Grand Prix will be held from April 3rd 2020 – April 8th 2020.

 

RULES AND CATEGORIES

 

 Memorijal Jurica Murai (Tribute to Jurica Murai) is intended for young pianists up to 19 years old.

Murai Grand Prix  is a competition intended for pianists, 17 – 32 year-old artists.

 

Memorijal Jurica Murai  (Tribute to Jurica Murai)

The participants compete in six categories determined according to their age on the day of the competition, April 3rd 2020.

Category A: 9 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 5 minutes

One piece from the baroque era is mandatory for Categories from B to F.

Category B: 11 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 8 minutes

Category C: 13 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 10 minutes

Category D: 15 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 15 minutes

Category E: 17 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 20 minutes

Category F: 19 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 20 minutes

A candidate can compete with different programmes in two categories, the one of the same age or with older candidates.

The complete repertoire must be performed from memory.

Prizes will be awarded by the Jury in each category:

  • 1st Prize – to all participants who score 95 – 100 points
  • 2nd Prize – to all participants who score 90 – 94.99 points
  • 3rd Prize – to all participants who score 85 – 89.99 points

Several special prizes can also be awarded by the Jury.

All participants who score up to 85 points will receive a participation certificate.

 

The category A laureate will receive a special price from the Organiser of the Competition.

The category B laureate will recive a € 100 cash prize.

The category C laureate will recive a € 140 cash prize.

 The category D laureate will recive a € 160 cash prize.

The category E laureate will recive a € 180 cash prize.

The category F laureate will recive a € 200 cash prize.

The prizes may not be shared.

 

Grand Prix Murai

The participants compete in the unique category. The competitors’ age (17 – 32) is determined according to their age on the day of the competition, April 3rd 2020.

The Competition will consist of two rounds.

1st Round – duration up to 15 minutes

  1. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from WTK or one Toccata (BWV 910 – 916) or Fantasia and Fugue.

Virtuoso etude by F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rahmanjinov, A. Skrjabin or C. Debussy

The rest of the repertoire is of free choice.

2nd Round – duration up to 30 minutes

  1. van Beethoven: the 1st movement of one of the sonatas (except op. 49 and op. 79) or Variations.

The rest of the repertoire is of free choice.

The complete repertoire must be performed from memory.

Prizes: three prizes, which may not be shared, will be awarded by the Jury.

  • 1st Prize – a cash award of € 2000
  • 2nd Prize – a cash award of € 1000
  • 3rd Prize – a cash award of € 700

The candidates that win unanimous Jury votes, can pass into the 2nd Round. In the 2nd Round the Jury ranks the candidates by place. All candidates of 2nd Round will be given the Certificate of participation in the Competition Finals.

 

The official end of the competition is the Final concert, where all the laureates of the Grand Prix Murai competition and the participants of Memorijal Jurica Murai (Tribute to Jurica Murai) selected by the Jury, are obliged to perform. Otherwise, they lose the right to be awarded.

The application deadline for both Competitions is February 28th 2020.

 

Article 1

The International Competitions of Varaždin School of Music are intended for musicians, regardless of their type of education and nationality.

Article 2

The competitions are open to the public.

Article 3

The Organiser (the School) shall retain all the rights to video and audio recordings.

Article 4

The competitions will be held in alphabetical order starting with the letter “A”.

Article 5

Participants are required to register at the Competition Office by presenting an identifying document (identity card or passport) not later than an hour before their performance.

Article 6

Participants are permitted to make changes to the repertoire indicated in the application form, except for the required work if prescribed in the common rules, until the day of the Competition.

Article 7

Every participant will receive his/her rehearsal time prior to the performance, as well as a short acoustic rehearsal in the hall where the competition will take place.

Article 8

The jury will be composed of renowned Croatian and foreign musicians and pedagogues.

Article 9

In case of withdrawal of a member of the jury, the Organiser has the right to replace the withdrawing member with a new member.

Article 10

The students of the Jury members are not allowed to participate in the Competition.

Article 11

Participants do not have to perform for the maximum duration specified for the given category. The Jury has the right to stop the participant’s performance if it exceeds the time limit, which does not disqualify the participant from the voting procedure.

Article 12

Secretaries of the Jury by each category measure the performance of the participants and warn the Jury about the possibility of exceeding the allowed time of the performance.

Article 13

By registering for the competition, participants give the Organizer permission to use their personal information in all submitted documents solely for the purpose of the Competition.

Article 14

The Organiser shall retain all the rights to video and audio recordings for all the events in the competition halls. All other forms of recording constitute a violation of the provisions of these Regulations.

Article 15

The competition schedule regarding different disciplines and categories will be published on the Competition web site and will be printed out in the Competition booklet so that the participants can receive the information in a timely manner. Only Name, Surname and the State of Origin of the participants will be printed in the Comeptition booklet and the score sheet. On the Certificate all information will be printed: Name and Surname, Institution, State of Origin and Scores.

Article 16

A special prize to the most successful pedagogue can be awarded by the Jury at its discretion.

Article 17

The decisions made by the Jury are final and non-appealable.

Article 18

The competitor or the representatives of the competitors are obliged to receive the prize at the award ceremony. The final results are announced after the award ceremony. The unclaimed diplomas and awards are retained by the Organizer and shall not be sent by post.

Article 19

The Varaždin School of Music, as the Organiser, reserves the right to amend the Competition Rules.

Article 20

In case of doubt, the Croatian version of the Competition Rules shall have precedence.

 

E-mail adress: memorijal.jurica.murai@gmail.com

Bank account details:

Glazbena škola u Varaždinu

Kapucinski trg 8

HR 42000 Varaždin

ZAGREBAČKA BANKA D.D.

SWIFT CODE: ZABAHR2X

IBAN: HR5123600001102718441

The possible cost of a bank transfer is not included in the cost of the application fee.

The payment by Croatian participants shall be made in HRK at the middle exchange rate quoted by the Croatian National Bank on the day of payment.

 

The application fee for category A is € 40.00

The application fee for category B is € 50.00

The application fee for category C is € 70.00

The application fee for category D is € 80.00

The application fee for categories E and F is € 90.00

The application fee for Murai Grand Prix is € 150.00