Trophee Mondiale

Rules and Regulations


Senior Classical

Maximum Age: 35 years in the year of the Competition (born 1985 or later) 1st Prize : €3000 2nd Prize : €1000 3rd Prize : €500


1st Round: The candidates must perform in the order of their choice:

A Baroque work of their choice.

A Melodic work of their choice.

A Virtuosic work of their choice.

Notes:

At least one piece / melodic or virtuosic must be written originally for accordion. Duration of program: 20 mins maximum. Each of the 3 pieces will be marked individually by each member of the jury. The order of interpretation of the 3 pieces in the programme is the choice of the candidate. Examples of “Melodic” pieces: Romance by Franck Angelis, Kalina Krasnaya by Viatcheslav Semionov, Barcarolle by Rachmaninov, etc... Examples of “Virtuosic” pieces: SOS Caprice by Viatcheslav Semionov, Boite à Rythme by Franck Angelis, La Danse des Gnomes by Franz Liszt, etc...


2nd Round: Each candidate must interpret one COMPLETE ORIGINAL WORK for accordion. Duration: Between 15 and 30 minutes.

Notes:

Indicative timing / no penalties will be imposed.


3rd Round: Free Programme - which must contain at least one ORIGINAL PIECE for the accordion and one POLYPHONIC WORK. Duration: 20 mins minimum / 30 mins maximum


Junior Classic

Maximum Age: 18 years in the year of the Competition (born 2002 or later) 1st Prize : €500 2nd Prize : €300 3rd Prize : €100


1st Round: The candidates must perform in the order of their choice:

A Baroque work of their choice.

A Melodic work of their choice.

A Virtuosic work of their choice.

Notes:

At least one piece / melodic or virtuosic must be written originally for accordion. Duration of program: 20 mins maximum. Each of the 3 pieces will be marked individually by each member of the jury The order of interpretation of the 3 pieces in the program is the choice of the candidate. Examples of “Melodic” pieces: Romance by Franck Angelis, Kalina Krasnaya by Viatcheslav Semionov, Barcarolle by Rachmaninov, etc... Examples of “Virtuosic” pieces: SOS Caprice by Viatcheslav Semionov, Boite à Rythme by Franck Angelis, La Danse des Gnomes by Franz Liszt, etc...


2nd Round: Free program - which must contain at least one ORIGINAL PIECE for the accordion.


Duration: 15 mins minimum / 20 mins maximum.


Notes: In both classical categories the CMA Executive Committee will decide the number of candidates admitted to the second (Third) round.


Masters

Maximum age: 35 years in the year of the competition (born 1985 or later). 1st Prize : €1000 2nd Prize : €500 3rd Prize : €300


One Round ONLY: Free Programme - which must contain at least one BAROQUE WORK and one ORIGINAL PIECE for the accordion.

Duration: 15 mins minimum / 20 mins maximum.


Senior Varieté

Maximum Age: 35 years in the year of the Competition (born 1985 or later) 1st Prize : €1000 2nd Prize : €500 3rd Prize : €300


1st Round: Free Program - which must consist of A MAXIMUM of 2 PIECES of different styles and character.

Duration: 7 mins maximum.


2nd Round: Free Program - which must consist of at least 2 pieces of different styles and Character.


Duration: 9 mins maximum.


Notes: In this Category the CMA Executive Committee will decide the number of candidates admitted to the second round.


Junior Varieté

Maximum Age: 18 years in the year of the Competition (born 2002 or later). 1st Prize : €500 2nd Prize : €300 3rd Prize : €100


One Round ONLY: Free Program - which must consist of at least 2 pieces of different styles and Character.

Duration: 12 mins maximum.

Electronic Accordion

Maximum Age : 35 years in the year of the competition (born 1985 or later)

The category is open to soloists with VIRTUAL (without acoustic voices) accordions, HYBRID (acoustic accordions with MIDI system) or ELECTRIC (acoustic accordions connected to digital multi-effects, looper, etc.). External modules or computers are permitted as well as added sequences. The jury will vote keeping in mind the performance and creativity of the proposal.

Candidates must present a program of free choice (all musical genres are allowed) not exceeding 12 minutes.


World Music

The aim of this Category is to present a musical concept.

1st Prize : €500


The category is open to entries from Soloists or Ensembles (maximum number of Players is 6). At least one instrument with bellows must be included which can be Accoustic, Digital, Electronic - Diatonic or Chromatic.


One Round ONLY: Free Program.

Duration: 15 mins maximum.


Junior Chamber Music

Maximum Age: 18 years in the year of the Competition (all members born 2002 or later)


The category is open to Accordion Ensembles and Chamber Ensembles including at least one accordion (maximum number of Players is 6).


One Round ONLY: Free Programme consisting of pieces of different style, mainly original for the formation of the ensemble excluding Entertainment Music.

Duration: 15 mins / 20 mins maximum.


Senior Chamber Music

Maximum Age: No age limit.

1st Prize : €500


The category is open to Accordion Ensembles and Chamber Ensembles including at least one accordion (maximum number of Players is 6).


One Round ONLY: Free Programme consisting of pieces of different style, mainly original for the formation of the ensemble excluding Entertainment Music.

Duration: 20 mins / 25 mins maximum.


International Composition Contest

Music composed maximum 2 years before the date of the contest. No registration fees .

1st Prize : €500


The purpose of this category is to encourage composers to compose works for the Classical solo repertoire, thereby encouraging the development of the repertoire of Junior and Senior Classics.


Each Composition must be submitted beforehand in Audio and Score format (manuscript or digital) by email no later than 10 days before the date of the contest.


A pre-selection will be made by Audio only, communicated to the jury of the Trophée Mondial in an "anonymous" way - without mentioning the name of the composer. The works selected by the international jury will be presented at the Trophée Mondial (Online this year 2020), either on video projection or by an artist. In both cases, the composer's anonymity will once again be strictly respected. It is therefore important that neither the name, the image nor the presence of the composer appear on the videos or is announced. Date of composition of the work: 2 years maximum before the competition date.