SEASON 2023/24
JUNE 17-20

1st Primavera Foundation Armenia Classical Guitar Competition

Application deadline is June 7, 2024, 18:00
Ijevan, Gyumri & Yerevan

Win the Grand-Prix – Classical Guitar & D’Addario & Co. prizes!

Special Financial Grant for Grand-Prix Winner’s Teacher!

Application deadline is June 7, 2024, 18:00

CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION IS ORGANIZED AS A PART OF A COLLABORATION PROGRAM BETWEEN THE PRIMAVERA FOUNDATION ARMENIA AND ARNO BABAJANYAN CONCERT HALL, GYUMRI BRANCH OF YEREVAN KOMITAS STATE CONSERVATORY AND IJEVAN CHILDREN’S MUSIC SCHOOL

DATES & VENUES

17 JUNE, Monday
Gyumri Semifinals 

11:00 – Gyumri Semifinals
17:00 – Award Ceremony

Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory,
1 Ankakhutyan Square

18 JUNE, Tuesday
Yerevan Semifinals

10:00 – Yerevan Semifinals
17:00 – Award Ceremony

Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall,
2 Abovyan Street

17 JUNE, Monday
Ijevan Semifinals

11:00 – Ijevan Semifinals
17:00 – Award Ceremony

Ijevan Children’s Music School,
1 Melibekyan Street

19 JUNE, Wednesday

11:00 – Open Educational Videos Recording

Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall, 2 Abovyan Street

20 JUNE, Thursday
Yerevan Finals

10:00 – Yerevan Finals
17:00 – Сoncert

М. Duplessy – Ulan Bator
A. Barrios – Un Sueno el la Floresta
L. Brouwer – Danza Characteristica
A. Villoldo (arr. Roland Dyens) – El Choclo
G. Bizet – Carmen suite: Aragonaise, Habanera, Entr’acte


18:00 Award Ceremony

Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall,
2 Abovyan Street

The detailed schedule will be available on Primavera Foundation Armenia’s social media starting June 10, 2024.
The entrance to all events for the audience is free.

COMPETITION RULES

The competition consists of three stages.

First Stage: Contestants will be selected via video in the application form. Note that applications without a video will not be considered. All participants who advance to the semifinals will be notified personally

Second Stage: The Semifinals will be held in Ijevan, Gyumri, and Yerevan.

Finals: The Finals will take place in Yerevan.

Check if you fit the criteria and apply! 

Age Categories 

I. Up to 9 years old (inclusive)
II. 10-11 years old (inclusive)
III. 12-15 years old (inclusive)

Repertoire 

Upon the applicant’s choice, 2-3 pieces are up to 15 minutes of performance.

Semi-Finals Prizes

  • Diplomas for Laureates 
  • Prizes for classical guitarists from D’Addario & Co.
  • A collection of classical guitar exercises book recommended by our Mentors 
  • Financial Grant for the teachers of the 1st place winners (I Age Category)

Only the first and second-prize winners from each age category will be invited to the Finals. During the Finals, the contestants are expected to perform the same repertoire as during the Semifinals. 

Final Prizes

  • Grand-Prix: Classical Guitar of the cost no less than 150 000 AMD
  • Special Financial Grant for Grand-Prix Winner’s teacher 150 000 AMD (I Age Category)
  • Reserved free place to participate in the Chamber Ensemble Summer School by Professor Irina Krasotina: Selected final laureates will be invited to master their ensemble skills during the Chamber Music Summer School led by Professor Irina Krasotina
  • Prizes for classical guitarists from D’Addario & Co
  • Diplomas for Laureates & Winner

Before submitting your application, please make sure that you have the following at your disposal:

1. Contact details of your teacher.
2. An open-to-everyone link of your recent performance on any social media platform, such as YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
3. Copy of the passport/birth certificate. 

Successful applicants will be notified by email and announced on the Primavera Foundation Armenia social media profiles on June 10, 2024.

SCHEDULE

7 June, Friday Applications Deadline (by 18:00 Yerevan time)
10 June, MondayContestants Announcement
17 June, Monday Semifinals in Gyumri & Ijevan
18 June, TuesdaySemifinals in Yerevan 
19 June, WednesdayOpen video recording: Valeria Galimova, Nikita Nedelko, Vahan Sargsyan, Henrik Melikyan
20 June, ThursdayFinals in Yerevan

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By submitting the application, an applicant accepts and agrees with the competition’s Terms and Conditions and gives permission to proceed, store, and use the personal information, photos, and videos for the technical documentation, official website, and social media announcements.

  1. The application is free for Armenian citizens. If you hold any other nationality, the application fee is a donation of $30 to the Primavera Foundation Armenian. The donation must be made via our website form, and donation confirmation must be provided along with the application. 
  2. All musicians born in 2009 or later may apply for the competition.
  3. Applicants must be fluent in English/Russian and Armenian (mother tongue).
  4. Every applicant must submit along with the application:
    1. Contact details of the teacher.
    2. Open-to-everyone link of your recent performance on any social media platform, such as YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
    3. Copy of the passport/birth certificate. 
  5. The competition is run in person. All successful applicants shall arrange their travel and cover their travel expenses to the competition venue and back home, as well as accommodation costs (if applicable). 
  6. The competition organizing committee reserves the right to use participants’ photos and video materials. After the competition auditions, all submitted video materials and results will be published on the Primavera Foundation Armenia website. 
  7. The competition organizing committee accepts only applications submitted using the Primavera Foundation Armenia website form by June 7, 2024, by 18:00

COSTS

Application fee:
FREE for Armenian citizens. 
The application fee for non-Armenian citizens is $30.

Travel expenses: 
The successful applicants independently cover their travel expenses and accommodation costs. The Primavera Foundation Armenia is not responsible for any costs associated with this journey.

HOW TO PAY AN APPLICATION FEE:

  1. GO TO THE “SUPPORT US” PAGE.
  2. ENTER THE AMOUNT: APPLICATION FEE $30 AND YOUR CARD DETAILS
  3. ADD TO THE COMMENT SECTION: “(NAME SURNAME), Classical Guitar Competition”
  4. Or use our bank details to transfer via wire transfer

JURY

Chairperson of the Jury

Nune Badalyan
Guitarist-teacher, professor of art

Yerevan State Conservatory Master’s degree of concert performer and teacher. Yerevan State Conservatory Master’s degree chamber singing, folk artist.

Lecturer at Yerevan Komitas state conservatory, Yerevan State Pedagogical University named after Kh. Abovyan, Founder of guitar class at P.I. Tchaikovsky music school, teacher of guitar class at the same school.

Laureate of International competitions. Jury member of various Republican and international competitions, competition-festivals.

43 Music compositions, Works – 6 books, Author of various Scientific articles and educational methodology programs for YSC, music schools, colleges and other universities.    

List of awards received by students,  34 prizes

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