Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
One piece in the programme must be a cappella. Other pieces can be accompanied by the piano. Time limit: 15 minutes.
The time limit for orchestras is 20 minutes. Repertoire can be participant’s own choice.
Each choir and orchestra will receive a diploma certifying the results. The jury may award other special prizes; for instance for the programme dramaturgy, voice production or original interpretation.
The jury shall not issue any other evaluation of a choir‘s performance in writing. Jury decisions are final, no appeals can be made.
Individual workshops for ensembles can be arranged upon request on the first day of the festival.
The registration fee of a choir: 1 contest category makes 250 EUR, each next contest category makes 200 EUR.
For the participation in the festival without a participation in the competition an ensemble shall pay 200 EUR.
The given registration fee is not paid back in case of the application cancellation.
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.
The package price includes:
(in city centre)
Price per person
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 **** or Hotel *** in Bratislava city centre
3x night/breakfast in twin/double rooms in a **** hotel or *** 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) (additional fee of 60 EUR for a single room)
Application deadline: 1st April 2020
After receiving the application form, each accepted participating group will be contacted by email and receives official confirmation of participation.
The application shall be enclosed with the following:
Complete application form
Competition programme (name of the compositions, composer's full name, length of the compositions)
Sound recording of the choir not older than 3 years (an mp3 or a link)
Choir's / orchestra's and conductor's curricula (cca 10 lines each)
Choir's / orchestra's and conductor's photo (print quality)
Scores of the competition works (to be sent via email in PDF or similar format)
A copy of the money order or bank transfer confirming the payment of the festival fee.
All the materials are to be sent by email!
Choirs' & Orchestras' Performances during the festival:
a) choirs: 5 mins sacred music programme a cappella or with piano accompaniment - opening concert, at least one 15 min. performance - free programme
b) orchestras: 20 minutes orchestral performance
The organizer reserves the right to use the video and sound recordings taken at the festival.
According to the amount of acquired points, the international jury will award:
Diploma for participation up to 59,99 points
Bronze certificate 60 - 74,99 points
Silver certificate 75 - 89,99 points
Gold certificate 90 - 100 points
G rand Prix SLOVAKIA CANTAT min.97 points
April 15th, 2020 - Deadline for the first payment for accommodation and board - 50%
May 15th, 2020 - Deadline for the final payment for accommodation and board.
Up to 60 days before Festival begin: 30% cancellation fee of the group package price
59 – 32 days before Festival begin: 50% cancellation fee of the group package price
31 – 20 days before Festival begin: 75% cancellation fee of the group package price
19 – 0 days before Festival begin: 100% cancellation fee of the group package price
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