Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The International festival Slovakia Folk is primarily oriented towards folk music. The main aim of the festival is to show with the songs or dance traditional culture of various nations. Festival is dedicated to children, youth, adult folklore groups and to choirs. On the festival may pariticipate:
Vocal and vocal-instrumental ensembles with folklore repertoire
Dance folklore ensembles with live music or recorded music
Instrumental folklore ensembles, bands and orchestras
The minimum number of participants in the group is 6 performing persons (there is no maximum number limit or age limit)
The registration fee for competitive groups is 250 EUR for one contest category (200 EUR each next category). Registration fee for non-competitive participation is 150 EUR.
The registration fee is not paid back in the case of cancellation of the application.
Individual workshops for ensembles (upon request)
The performance time limit for choirs and folklore groups is 15 minutes; a piano is available.
The time limit for dance ensembles is 15-18 minutes.
The time limit for orchestras is 20 minutes.
Repertoire can be participant’s own choice.
The organisers shall provide the following equipment for the performances:
Piano (participants will bring other types of instruments on their own)
30 min. performance in Bratislava historical centre
Organisers reserve the right to make and use audio and/or video recordings of the festival performances.
Klarisky Concert Hall
Each choir including the conductor, accompanying people and bus drivers have to pay their travel expenses, expenses on accommodation and food. Choice of the package is obligatory.The prices are quoted per person.
|Price per person||245EUR||210€||155€|
The package price includes:
3x night and breakfast in a hotel
guidance during the whole stay
Bratislava sightseeing tour
opening concert of participating ensembles
public concert performance of participating ensembles
final diploma ceremony
Package 3 Hotel **** in Bratislava a city centre
3x night/breakfast in twin/double rooms in a **** hotel (additional fee of 101 EUR for a single room)
Package 2 Hotel ***
3x night/breakfast in twin/double and triple rooms in a *** hotel (additional fee of 60 EUR for a single room)
Package 1 Hotel **
3x night/breakfast in a ** hotel - (2 rooms with a shared bathroom, WC, 2-3 beds)
The organizers reserve the right to arrange accommodation and catering of the participating choirs.
Application deadline: 15 April 2020
After receiving the application form, each accepted participating group will be contacted by email and receive an official confirmation of participation.
Application shall be enclosed with the following:
Completed application form
Program of competition performance (name, author and length of compositions/performed pieces)
Program of non-competitive performances (name, author and length of compositions/performed pieces)
Brief curriculum of the ensemble and of its leader/conductor
Photo of the ensemble and of the leader/conductor
Audio/video recording of the ensemble (mp3, link)
A copy of money order or bank transfer confirming payment of the registration fee
All the materials are to be sent in electronic format!
Each participating ensemble will be awarded a diploma for participation and a festival souvenir prize by the International Folklore Festival Art Committee. An international jury comprising of distinguished professionals will judge the competition on the following criteria:
choice of works and programme arrangement
technique and interpretation
With maximum of 100 points, the medals will be awarded as follows:
Diploma for participation up to 59,99 points
Bronze certificate 60,00 - 74,99 points
Silver certificate 75,00 - 89,99 points
Gold certificate 90,00 - 100 points
Grand Prix according to jury´s decision, min. 97 points
15 April 2020 – application deadline
15 May 2020 – deadline for the 1st payment for accommodation and board (50% payment)
21 June 2020 – deadline for the final payment for accommodation and board
Holder of account: Bratislava Music Agency
Záhumenská 3/A, 84106, Bratislava IV,
Bank: Slovenská sporitelna,
a.s., Bratislava - Suche Myto 6,
Account Nr.: 0631809658/0900
Swift code: GIBASKBX