7th INTERNATIONAL CONCERT BAND COMPETITION AND 18th WIND MUSIC CASTLE-FESTIVAL SÁRVÁR
7th-8th July 2017
The town of Sárvár announces an international concert band competition in three categories in the Nádasdy-Castle on the 7th-8th July 2017, organised by the Sárvár Concert Band. The six concert band competitions organised since 2008 on the pentagonal courtyard of the castle in Sárvár which has excellent acoustics became one of most prestigious concert band competitions in Hungary. It is an excellent opportunity for both domestic and foreign orchestras to present their skills in front of a jury of well-known experts.
The orchestras have to perform one compulsory optional piece and one – matching the difficulty of the category – piece of individual choice within a given time limit.
Based on the performances and categories there can be more 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Middle category (B) compulsory optional pieces:
- Árpád Balázs: Régi magyar táncok Gömörből (Old Hungarian Dances from Gömör) (Editio Musica Budapest; 14737 SET)
- István Bogár: Szvit (Suite) (Editio Musica Budapest; 14840 SET)
Total performance time (compulsory optional and individual choice piece): max. 20 minutes
Upper category (C) compulsory optional pieces:
- Frigyes Hidas: Szvit (Suite) (Editio Musica Budapest; 12479; 12480)
- Árpád Balázs: Concertino (Editio Musica Budapest; 14909 SET)
Total performance time (compulsory optional and individual choice piece): max. 25 minutes
Premium category (D) compulsory optional pieces:
- Kamilló Lendvay: Ünnepi játék nyitány (Festive play overture) (Editio Musica Budapest; 13141,13142)
- István Bogár: Hellas – Görög szvit (Greek Suite) (Editio Musica Budapest; 14690 SET)
Total performance time (compulsory optional and individual choice piece): max. 30 minutes
Orchestras participating in the competition declare to participate in the programs of the Sárvár Wind Music Castle Festival and the parade of orchestras Saturday afternoon and the Festival Program on the stage of the Nádasdy-Castle.
For questions regarding vocational and organisational issues, please contact:
Mr. Attila Szélesi, the artistic director of the festival, T: 00 36 70 334 4476, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and Mr. Tivadar Máhr, chairman of the festival organisation committee T:00 36 30 929 9469, email@example.com.
– foreign orchestras: 100 €
In order to participate, please fill in the nomination sheet and send us a brief introduction of the orchestra along with a photo of the orchestra and the conductor in digital form to the following address by 30th March 2017 (the photos must not be older than a year):
The participation fee must be paid to the following account until 15th April 2017:
Sárvári Fúvószenekari Egyesület (IBAN: HU52727002531001495600000000; SWIFT code: TAKBHUHB)
- cost of the dinner on Friday: 6 €/person
- cost of accommodation (in the town of Vép /20 km from Sárvár/ in a dormitory with 2 and 3-bed rooms with shower and WC) on Friday (or Saturday, on demand):
total: 14.00 €/person
cost of lunch on Saturday: 6 €/person
cost of dinner on Saturday: 3 €/person (one drink included)
In case of further places of accommodation (pensions, hotels), contact the Sárvár TDM office under: 0036 95 520 178.
Accommodation and catering can be booked on the attached participation sheet. The competition lasts from Saturday in the morning until the early afternoon, therefore orchestras arriving from nearer destinations can plan their participation without accommodation. The competition results will be announced at 9.00 p.m. on Saturday.
Announcement and Participation sheet can be downloaded here: