Liability

Narnia Arts Academy reserves the right to cancel any category in case there are not enough contestants. In case of cancellation, the participants will be warned in advance and the application fee will be returned.

Narnia Arts Academy does not assume any risk or damages arising from the activities of the competition participants.

Lodging and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

Competition Requirements:

  • Time limit will be strictly enforced. Those contestants, who exceed the time limit in their category, will be interrupted.
  • Auditions will be open to the public, however audience members will not be allowed in the hall during the voting procedure.
  • Entering and exiting the concert hall during the performances is strictly prohibited.
  • Any kind of video or audio recording during the competition performances is also strictly prohibited.

Narnia Arts Academy will provide an accompanist only to those contestants who made a requested on the competition application form. Contestants who wish to use Narnia Arts Academy’s accompanist should add €60.00 to their application fee, and should send or email the piano scores of the pieces to be performed. The scores should be received by July 29, 2019.

The competition application fee and/or the accompanist fee is non refundable, except in the event of cancellation of a category due to unforeseen circumstances.

Narnia Arts Academy will email the performance schedule by July 30, 2019.

Piano

Piano will have the following age categories:

  • category (age)time limit
  • A. up to age 13 (born in 2006 and after) 12 minutes
  • B. ages 14 – 18 (born between 2001 and 2005) 15 minutes
  • C. ages 19 and above (born in 2000 and before) 20 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works, but each age category should include one work that is from either the Baroque or Classical period, and one virtuosic work.

*Contestants in the piano category can compete for the additional “Cristiana Pegoraro Award”(€100.00). In order to compete for the Cristiana Pegoraro Award, contestants must perform one piece from the collection Children’s Songbook Vol. I and II (for category A) and Ithaka (for category B and C) by Cristiana Pegoraro. Music scores can be obtained on www.cristianapegoraro.com. Contestants competing for the Cristiana Pegoraro Award should specify it in the application form and will be allowed extra time to perform the work.

All contestants in this category will have the opportunity to try out the audition piano. Schedule will be made in advance.

The audition schedule will be published on our website.

String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass)

Strings will have the following age categories:

  • category (age)time limit
  • D. up to age 13 (born in 2006 and after) 12 minutes
  • E. ages 14 – 18 (born between 2001 and 2005) 15 minutes
  • F. ages 19 and above (born in 2000 and before) 20 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire, but each age category should include one work that is from the Baroque or Classical period, and one virtuosic work or one work with contrasting characters.

Guitar

  • category (age)time limit
  • G. age 14 and above (born in 2005 and before) 12 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire, which should include one work from the Baroque period, and one virtuosic work.

Voice

  • category (age)time limit
  • H. 17 to 21 (born between 1998 and 2002) 12 minutes
  • I. ages 22 and up (born in 1997 and before) 15 minutes

Requirements for Category H: The contestants must prepare 2 works consisting of an “aria antica” or “art song” in Italian and an art or folk song in any language (including spirituals). Requirements for Category I: The contestants must prepare 3 works consisting of an “aria antica” in Italian, from the early period (17th-18th centuries), an art song in French, German, Spanish or Russian and an operatic aria in any language, from any of the periods from Handel through the classical, bel canto, romantic, and 20th century eras.

Brass/Woodwind

  • category (age)time limit
  • J. age 14 and above (born in 2005 and before) 12 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire. For flute: one work from the Baroque period, and one virtuosic work must be included.

Percussion

  • category (age)time limit
  • M. age 14 and above (born in 2005 and before) 12 minutes

Contestants are free to perform concert level repertoire of their own choice.

Chamber Groups

  • category (age)time limit
  • N. up to age 13 (born in 2006 and after) 8 minutes
  • O. age 14 and above (born in 2005 and before) 12 minutes

Contestants are free to perform concert level repertoire of their own choice.