Organ Competition is to be held in Paris, from June 1 to 9, 2004, as
part of the Concours internationaux de la Ville
de Paris. The competition is being organised by ACDA.
is open to organists of all nationalities, born after June 1, 1969.
It will take place in different churches in Paris, in the Conservatoire
Supérieur de Paris / CNR and at the Chapelle
Royale du Château de Versailles. The programme has been
drawn up according to the organ of each competition site.
includes two categories: interpretation and improvisation.
Contestants may compete in both categories.
Prix de la Ville de Paris
(interpretation): 9 000 €
6 000 €
2 500 €
Prix de la Ville de Paris
(improvisation): 5 000 €
for the best performance
of the work composed for the competition by Jean Guillou:
1 500 €
for the most promising contestant,
donated by SACEM: 1 500 €
the prize-winners will be engaged for concert performances in France
shall include international as well as French personalities. The pre-selection
Jury will possibly be different.
shall deliberate at the end of each round and at the final round. In
the event of a tie, the Jury Chairmans decision shall carry the
reserves the right not to award all prizes.
Prix de la Ville de Paris may not be shared.
may issue special distinctions.
shall not award a distinction to any contestant who fails to attain
the second round and award a prize to contestants who reach the final.
decision is final.
5 Entry application form and pre-selection
for application: February 10th, 2004 (date on postmark)
entry application form must be sent to the Competition organisers
address comprising the following:
sound recording of the best possible quality made by the contestant
(K7, CD, minidisc), it will only contain the execution of the required
programme and will not have undergone any editing,
copy of the score of the original published work by a living composer
chosen by the contestant,
characteristics of the organ(s) used for the recording,
completed, dated and signed application form,
letter of recommendation from a musical personality written and dated
especially for the competition,
photocopy of identity document or passport,
curriculum vitae in French or English (maximum length: two typed pages)
indicating institutions where musical studies were undertaken, most
important teachers, any prizes obtained, and working status,
recent passport-format photograph,
application fee or any proof of payment (see Article 6).
of the recordings by the pre-selection jury will be made anonymously.
will be informed of the results of the pre-selection from March 10th,
2004. The registration of the selected contestants will then be
of Jean Guillous work, written for the competition, cannot be
performed in public before the final of the competition. It will be
sent to the contestants with the confirmation letter.
to take part in the Organ Competition, the contestants will have had
to pay for the application fee as well as for the registration fee.
will be returned to the contestants upon request.
6 Application fee
fee (30 €) must be paid together with the application form.
It cannot be refunded.
organisers must receive the sum netto. No costs whatsoever (such as
change costs) are to be charged to the Competition organisers.
cheque made out to ACDA Concours,
to be established by a foreign bank, drawn on a French bank, made
out to ACDA Concours and written
out in Euros,
money order sent from a post-office, to the attention of ACDA.
7 Registration fee
fee is 40 €.
who successfully pass the pre-selection round will pay the registration
fee when drawing lots.
of payment will be explained later on.
will comprise two rounds and a final for the interpretation category
and one round and a final for the improvisation category.
will receive a personal schedule for the rehearsals (date and time)
for the first round.
be drawn to determine the order of play. Contestants are required be
present on this occasion. A second lot shall be drawn for the final
of the organs used during the different rounds (interpretation and improvisation)
will be sent to the contestants with the letter of confirmation.
of scores is allowed at all levels in both competitions. No photocopy
will be authorized for published works.
which are not equipped with memory combination action, or in the event
of the failure of it, an assistant will be placed at the disposal of
the contestants by the Competition organisers.
page-turner will assist the contestants to the exclusion of any other
to each round, the contestants will have one rehearsal on the instrument.
Dates and times of this rehearsal will be determined by the Competition
shall be open to public.
rounds will take place at the Chapelle Royale
du Château de Versailles on June 7, 2004, in Sainte-Clotildes
Basilica, on June 8, 2004 and in Saint-Eustaches
Church, on June 9 2004, with the participation of the Orchestre
du Conservatoire supérieur de Paris, under the direction
of Pierre-Michel Durand.
organisers can provide accommodation in university residences for contestants
living outside of Greater Paris. Such accommodation must be requested
on the application form.
who successfully pass the first round will receive a daily allowance
of 30 € for the rounds in which they will have competed.
rounds may be recorded, broadcasted by radio or television without any
remuneration for the contestants.
fact of competing implies on the part of the contestants the acceptation
of all the rules of the competition. Only the French version of these
rules will take precedence. Disputes will be settled by the Paris authorities