REGULATIONS of ‘World’s Virtuosos of Khomus’ 2nd International Competition of Khomus (Trump) Performers within framework of the 7th International Congress Festival ‘Khomus (Trump) in the World Cultural Space’

REGULATIONS
of ‘World’s Virtuosos of Khomus’ 2nd International Competition of Khomus (Trump) Performers
within framework of the 7th International Congress Festival
‘Khomus (Trump) in the World Cultural Space’

1. General Provisions

1.1. Competition will be held on June 23-24, 2011 in Yakutsk.
1.2. Venue: Yakutsk, National Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
1.3. Competition administrators:
-Ministry of Culture and Intellectual Development of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
-Ministry of Education of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
-Ministry of Science and Professional Education of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
-Yakutsk Mayor’s Office;
-People of the World Khomus Museum and Center.
1.4. Organizing Committee shall be formed by the originator of the competition and by People of the World Khomus Museum and Center; it shall approve the action plan for preparation and holding of competition, the panel of judges, and competition brand (logo, booklet layout, diplomas, etc.);
1.5. Ministry of Culture and Intellectual Development of the
Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and People of the World Khomus Museum and Center shall be responsible for administrative, financial, logistics, and HR support, as well as for cooperation with originators, sponsors and mass media.

2. Goals and Objectives of the Competition

2.1. To determine the best-skilled khomus (trump) player that uses traditional styles and performing techniques of playing various kinds of khomus (trump) (hereafter khomus);
2.2. To document the diversity of traditional methods, techniques, ways of playing khomus in world’s different nations;
2.3. To establish constructive communication between khomus music performers.

3. Eligibility

3.1. Recognized skilled performers from different countries, older than 25 years shall participate. Top performers, holding the title of ‘World’s Virtuoso of Khomus’ shall become members of the International Jury (IJ). Number of competition participants from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) shall not exceed 7 (seven) people.

4. Application Procedure

4.1. Deadline for applications is April 25, 2011. Applications should be submitted at the following address: People of the World Khomus Museum and Center, 31 Kirov St, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russian Federation, 677027. Tel./Fax. +7 4112 42 86 75; +7 4112 36 17 92. www.ilkhomus.com, office@ilkhomus.com.
4.2. Registration fee for participants is $100.

5. Competition Procedure

5.1. The IJ panel shall incorporate world-renowned virtuosos, performing artists, fine art experts, musicologists, academic trump experts;
5.2. The IJ shall use a 10-point evaluation system;
5.3. Competitors shall perform solo and use a microphone only (sound records and any other backgrounds are not allowed).
5.4. Each competitor shall perform 2 pieces, no more than 5 minutes long each:
-A piece demonstrating traditional styles and techniques of their nation;
-Improvisation piece.
5.5. Evaluation criteria:
-Traditional playing skills demonstrating authentic folk styles and techniques;
-Musicality;
-Virtuosity;
-National costume.
5.6. No other musical instruments are allowed during the competitive performance.
5.7. Participants and guests of the competition will be provided with English-Russian translation free of charge;
5.8. The IJ’s decisions are definitive and not subject to reconsideration.

6. Awarding

6.1. Winners are awarded with diplomas and valuable prizes in 9 (nine) nominations.
6.2. During the competition organizing committee has the right to institute additional nominations (no more than 3 (three) nominations).

7. Financial Terms

7.1. Participants shall bear all transportation fees within Yakutsk.
7.2. The Organizing Committee shall bear expenses for participants’ accommodation and meals starting from the first and to the last day of the festival.

Minister of Culture
and Intellectual Development
of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)                                                                                Andrei S. BORISOV

 
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