Rules

ORGANISATION

  • Music school of Josip Hatze organises the international music competition Daleki akordi (Distant chords). On even years the competition is organised for piano, guitar and singing, and on odd years for woodwinds, brass and strings.
  • The competition is normally held in April, but the exact date is determined by the school’s curriculum for each year separately.
  • The competition is public.
  • The principal names The Organising Committee.
  • The role of The Organising Committee is to bring rules and programme, to choose the jury and to determine the amount of the entrance fee and prizes. The Organising Committee also prepares printed materials, competition schedule and organises all the activities relevant to the competition.
  • The competition has its own website where you can find all the relevant information about the competition: dalekiakordi.com

RULES

  • The competition is open for students with formal or informal music training who meet the competition age requirements.
  • Applications can be submitted only through the online application on our website http://www.dalekiakordi.com. Application deadline is 30 days and the last application day is 30 days prior to the first day of the competition. After this, the registration will be closed.
  • The entrance fee must be paid at least 30 days prior to the first day of scheduled competition. The candidates who do not pay the entrance fee will not be listed in the competition booklet and will not be able to participate.
  • The competition schedule and timetable are listed in the competition booklet. The competition booklet will be delivered to the participants/schools before the competition.
  • The organiser will provide rehearsal rooms for the competitors, warm-up room before the performance and acoustic rehearsal in the performance hall.
  • The contestants must perform by heart (repetitions are not mandatory).
  • Age limits are determined in the following way: a specific category includes those contestants who, in the competition calendar, turn age for a given category and younger year.
  • The order in which candidates perform is determined by alphabetical order, the exceptions are the candidates for whom this is not possible due to the organisational reasons.
  • The winners of the first prizes from the previous Competition are not allowed to compete again in the same category in the next competition.

DISCIPLINE PROPOSITIONS

PIANO

  • 1st category – 10 years or younger
    2ndcategory – 12 years or younger
    3rd category – 14 years or younger
    4th category – 16 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

GUITAR

  • 1st category – 10 years or younger
    2nd category – 12 years or younger
    3rd category – 14 years or younger
    4th category – 16 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

VOICE

  • 1stcategory – female singers 17 years old or younger
    – male singers 19 years old or younger
    2nd category – female singers 19 years old or younger
    – male singers 21 years old or younger
    3rd category – female singers 21 years old or younger
    – male singers 23 years old or younger
    4th category – female singers 24 years old or younger
    – male singers 26 years old or younger

STRINGS

VIOLINE AND VIOLA

  • 1st category – 10 years or younger
    2nd category – 12 years or younger
    3rd category – 14 years or younger
    4th category – 16 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

VIOLONCELLO

  • 1st category – 10 years or younger
    2nd category – 12 years or younger
    3rd category – 14 years or younger
    4th category – 16 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

 

WOODWINDS

FLUTE, CLARINET, OBOE, SAXOPHONE

  • 1st category – 11 years or younger
    2nd category – 13 years or younger
    3rd category – 15 years or younger
    4th category – 17 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

BASSOON

  • 3rd category – 16 years or younger
    4th category – 18 years or younger
    5th category – 20 years or younger
    6th category – 24 years or younger

 

BRASS

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, FRENCH HORN

  • 1st category – 11 years or younger
    2nd category – 13 years or younger
    3rd category – 15 years or younger
    4th category – 17 years or younger
    5th category – 19 years or younger
    6th category – 23 years or younger

EUPHONIUM AND TUBA

  • 3rd category – 16 years or younger
    4th category – 18 years or younger
    5th category – 20 years or younger
    6th category – 24 years or younger

JURY

  • Music Competition Organising Committee appoints a three-member jury (from the ranks of renowned artists and pedagogues) for each discipline and the president of the jury.
  • The jury president verifies the evaluation records and signs the diplomas and awards.
  • The jury gives points from 1 to 60. The success of each contestant is determined by adding the points of each member of the jury and dividing the sum with a number of members of the jury who gave the points to that the contestant. The final score consists of a whole number with two decimal places after the dot, without rounding.
  • Before the addition of the points, the highest and the lowest score get closer to 3 points to the next highest or lowest score.
  • The decision of the jury is final with no appeal.
  • Any jury member who currently teaches a candidate or who is related to a candidate will abstain from voting for that candidate.
  • Performances exceeding the specified time limits may result in disqualification.

PRIZES

  • According to the final score given by the jury for each category, the contestant will receive the following prizes:
  • 1st prize:  55,0 – 60,0 points
    2nd prize: 45,0 – 54,9 points
    3rd prize: 35,0 – 44,9 points
    diploma: 30,0 – 34,9 points
  • The highest scoring competitor of each discipline (under the condition of having more than 58,0 points) will receive 2000kn.
  • If more contestants in each category have an equal number of points, the ranking shall be determined by the date of birth and preference will be given to the younger candidate.
  • If more contestants in each discipline have an equal number of points, the ranking shall be determined by the date of birth and preference will be given to the older candidate.
  • The organiser reserves the right to award special prizes.
  • Upon completion of the competition for each category, the results will be announced on the bulletin board and on our website dalekiakordi.com.
  • All participants of the competition will receive a Certificate of participation.
  • Teachers and accompanists will get a Certificate of Participation.

CLOSING CONCERT

  • Closing concert is organised at the end of the competition. The programme of the closing concert is defined by the jury.
  • All winners must be present to perform at the closing concert, or they must forfeit their prize.
  • The first placed winners in each discipline and category will receive a plaque. The plaques will be given at closing concert.