Applications are accepted until December 31, 2021.

Competition rules (harp)

Competition categories

  • Pedal harp
  • Celtic (levers) harp (upper age threshold in group E — 40 years)

Age groups / maximum time limit

(age of the participant on January 15, 2022)

Age group Maximum age Maximum duration of performance
Group A: up to 9 years old up to 9 min
Group B: up to 12 years old up to 15 min
Group C: up to 15 years old up to 20 min
Group D*: up to 19 years old up to 20 min. for each round
Group E*: up to 26 (for Celtic harp category — 40) years old up to 25 min. for each round

*In the "Celtic harp" category the program must be performed in one round

Repertoire

Pedal harp


Group A — at least two, maximum three pieces of different characters


Group B — at least two, maximum four pieces of different character from different eras


Group C — at least two, maximum four pieces, with the obligatory inclusion in the program of a piece of the Baroque or Classicism era, as well as Romanticism era


Group D
— First round:

  • A piece of the Baroque / Classicism era
  • A virtuoso piece of the era of Romanticism / early twentieth century (it is permissible to perform two pieces of one of the eras, preferably contrasting in character)
  • A piece of the participant's choice*

— Second round:

  • A large-scale form composition (concert (one or several parts), fantasy, variations, suite, etc.)
  • A piece of the participant's choice (performance of two pieces is permissible)*

*optional
Pieces should not be repeated


Group E
— First round:

  • A piece of the Baroque / Classicism era
  • A virtuoso piece of the era of Romanticism / early twentieth century period
  • A contemporary piece (XX - XXI centuries)
  • (it is permissible to perform two pieces of one of the eras, preferably contrasting in character)

— Second round:

  • A large-scale form composition (concert (one or several parts), fantasy, variations, suite, etc.)
  • A piece of the participant's choice (performance of two pieces is permissible)*

*optional
Pieces should not be repeated

Celtic (levers) harp

Group A (up to 9 minutes) — at least two, maximum three pieces of different characters


Group B (up to 15 minutes) — at least two, maximum four pieces of different character from different eras


Group C (up to 20 minutes) — A program representing various genres of levers harp performance (2 — 4 pieces). It is permissible for the performer to use additional instruments and his own voice


Group D (up to 30 minutes) — A program representing various genres of levers harp performance (2 — 6 pieces). It is permissible for the performer to use additional instruments and his own voice


Group E (up to 30 minutes) — A program representing various genres of levers harp performance (2 — 6 pieces). It is permissible for the performer to use additional instruments and his own voice

Partricitapion fees

Age group Until December 10 Until December 31
Group А: 50 € 60 €
Group B: 55 € 65 €
Group С: 60 € 70 €
Group D: 65 € 75 €
Group E: 70 € 80 €