Rules & Regulations
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Requirements / Repertoire:
1. Each orchestra should prepare at least 3 pieces of music works (in total not less than 30 min.), as there will be opportunities to perform special concerts alone or together with other orchestras.
2.There are two main Categories for the participation of the orchestras at the festival: “Category Celebration” (non-competitive category), and “Category Competition”.
3. For the orchestras participating in the “Celebration Category”, there are no restrictions on which music works to be showcased. Classical as well as traditional folk music, especially ones reflecting the characteristics of the country, are welcome.
4. For the orchestras participating in the “Competition Category”, special rules and guidance will apply. Please read the chapter “Celebration and Competition”.
5. Information about the music works (title, length, music scores, short introduction about the content, name of composer, text writer, copyrights owner, etc.) must be sent to the Festival Organizer 3 months in advance at least.
6. In case of needs of special instruments (piano, percussions, organ, etc.), the orchestra must inform the Festival Organizer 3 months in advance. The relating rental expenses for such special instruments have to be paid by the orchestra, except the announced music instrumental sets provided by the festival free of charge.
7. Orchestras may be accompanied by traditional instruments of their country of origin. The instruments needed should be arranged by the orchestra itself.
8. Playback is not allowed.
9. National costumes are greatly recommended.
Deadline for application:
Application can be completed online or sent by post to the Festival Organizer.
After receiving all required documents, the Festival Committee will evaluate and send the decision to the orchestra accordingly. If the evaluation is positive, an official invitation letter will be sent out to the orchestra and the participation of the orchestra at the festival is banding to the orchestra.
* Please note that the application materials will not be returned.
For the registration, each orchestra has to pay a registration fee of Eur 450.-- to the festival organizer's account. The registration fee will be refunded to the orchestra according to the following rules in case of force Majeure occurs:
1. In case of cancellation from the side of the festival’s side, 100% of the paid application fee will be refunded to the orchestra.
2.In case of cancellation from the side of the orchestra, No paid application fee will be refunded to the orchestra.
All banking charges shall be paid by the orchestra.
The festival is self-financed and the whole costs of the festival have to be shared by all participants in form of paying a Participation Fee which varies from the packages the orchestra will take during the festival. Please ask the Festival Organizer for offers of different packages.
Travelling and costs:
Each orchestra has to arrange this own travelling (visa, flights, transfers, hotels, accommodation etc.) and take over its own travelling costs. The Festival Organizer takes NO responsibility for the travelling of the orchestras.
To ensure the smooth run of the festival and to ensure that the orchestra will be good informed and always on time at the events of the Festival, it is suggested that participating orchestra takes the travelling package offered by our co-operating travelling agencies and co-operating partners. The co-operating travelling agencies are listed on our website under “contact”.
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