International contest in Uzbekistan Open Asia

Международный конкурс в Узбекистане OPEN ASIA

The international contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA will gather thousands of talented participants from around the world on one stage and will provide each of them with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their skills, exchange experience with other contestants and compete for the Grand Prize of one of the most prestigious contests in the world.

The international contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA will be evaluated according to the exclusive method of judging, which has been tested by the long-term practice of the competition committee Fiestalonia Milenio. The jury consists of truly outstanding experts of world importance from Italy, Spain and other European countries.

All creative groups, as well as each of its participants, will receive personalized numbered diplomas registered in the Spanish representation, according to the rules of the WCC international competition commission.

Every teacher and group leader will be presented with special European certificates and numbered thank-you letters stamped with the official seal of the Kingdom of Spain. The best group and individual performers can get free participationin the international contests held on the stages of Spain and Italy.

International contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA sends you to the wonderful world of creative development and professional growth!

Welcome to Tashkent!

 

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Never been to Uzbekistan?

International contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA opens its doors!

Uzbekistan is considered a sacred land, where antiquity and modernity intersect! The country is located in the center of the Great Silk Road and it owns a unique history, cultural heritage, diverse original crafts and arts. The traditions and customs of the Uzbek people, the observance of which has always been the duty of everyone, evolved over the centuries.

The culture of Uzbekistan is bright and authentic, it has been forming over thousands of years and it has absorbed the traditions and customs of the peoples who inhabited the territory of modern Uzbekistan at different times. The music of Uzbekistan is a unique manifestation of the ancient culture of the Uzbek people. The classical and popular music have similarities with generally accepted ideas about music in the world, but at the same time, due to the special sound of Uzbek musical instruments, they acquire their own unique sound.

The ideals on which FIESTALONIA is based convince us of the power of uniting creative people who will take part in this significant event for the whole region, where representatives of different countries and nations will meet to open hearts to each other and to lay the foundation for friendship and peaceful unity through music, dancing and singing. The international contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA is driven by the Olympic ideal of competitiveness in a fair contest of the participants from around the world!

Dates of the event

2019 – 20 – 25 of November – Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

WHY IS IT WORTH PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST

  • Europe’s leading competition committee will organize a contest of international level inthe city of Tashkent;
  • International jury of certified experts and leaders in the field of culture with worldwide reputation (such judges arrive in Uzbekistan for the first time!);
  • Presence of the producers at the contest;
  • The evaluation system, which guarantees the highest quality of judging;
  • Workshops, master classes, round tables with leading experts and teachers;
  • Workshop with teachers, working on the mistakes from the contest performing;
  • All creative groups, as well as each of its participants, will receive official personalized numbered diplomas;
  • Leaders of the groups participating in master classes receive European certificates;
  • Leaders and sponsors of the teams receive official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain;
  • Co-organizers of the contest are Khakimiyat of Tashkent, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Uzbektourism and our official partner – Oxus Travel;
  • The best performers of contest will be invited to the international contests in Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan and Georgia;
  • Special Prize of the President of Fiestalonia Milenio is free participation in international contests in Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan and Georgia;
  • International contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA provides with possibilityto attract to the tour activities in Europe.

International competition in Uzbekistan Open Asia has the following objectives:

  • Popularization of Uzbekistan at the international level;
  • Increasing the level of performance among collectives, searching for the new creative personalities;
  • Strengthening of the cultural connections between the republic of Uzbekistan and the European Union.
  • Strengthening of international relations, providing the creative atmosphere for the professional experience exchange among the participants;
  • Discovering new names and talent;
  • Involving music producers and managers for organization tours and concerts for the participants of this contest in Spain, Italy, Georgia and Kazakhstan.

Nominations

GROUP (А1) – instrumental groups and soloists:

  • Piano solo, piano ensembles for one instrument (it is not allowed to execute the program on two instruments);
  • Academic string, stringed bow instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, etc.);
  • Folk instruments: button accordion, accordion, string-bow, string-plucked, string-plector string-percussion, etc .;
  • Wind instruments;
  • Guitar;
  • Percussion instruments: orchestral percussion instruments; variety percussion instruments.

GROUP (А2) – Uzbek folk instruments:

  • Stringed: Guruh, Prima rubob, Qashqar rubob, Afg’on rubob, Dutor prima, Dutor al’t, Dutor bas, Dutor k.b
  • Stringed Bow: G’ijjak2, G’ijjakal’t, G’ijjakqobuzbas, G’ijjakqobuzkontrabas
  • Winds: Nay pikkolo Nay Surnay (bayan) Qo’shnay
  • Stringed Drum Percussion: Chang, Qonun
  • Percussion: classic, variety, national.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE NOMINATIONS OF THE GROUP A1 and A2

  • Each group should present 1 competitive composition up to 5 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a CD.
  • The declared program must strictly correspond to the execution at the competition: it is impossible to change the program;
  • performance under a phonogram is not allowed;
  • there are no restrictions on the status of the participant (for example: music school, music academy, college of music, conservatory, amateurs or private
  • education. Professionals and amateurs are evaluated in different categories).

GROUP (B1) – choral art B1.1. mixed; B1.2. incomplete mixed / chamber; B1.3. homogeneous; B1.4 children.)

  • academic vocals;
  • folk vocals;
    folklore (authentic) vocals;
  • pop vocals;
  • jazz vocals;
  • gospel;
  • spiritual.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN GROUP NOMINATIONS B1

  • One piece to choose from – with musical accompaniment or a capella (no more than 5 minutes).

GROUP (B2) – vocals (ensembles soloists, duets, trios, quartets, quintets)

  • academic vocals;
  • folk vocals;
  • folklore (authentic) vocals;
  • jazz vocals;
  • pop vocals.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE NOMINATIONS OF THE GROUP B2

  • Bands, soloists, duets and small forms present only one contest number lasting no more than 5 minutes.
  • A work that characterizes the capabilities of performers.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a CD.
  • The declared program must strictly correspond to the execution at the competition: it is impossible to change the program;
  • performance under a phonogram is not allowed;

GROUP (C) – choreographic groups and soloists:

  • I category: classic ballet;
  • II category: folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance;
  • III category: ballroom dance;
  • IV category: sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking and other street styles);
  • V category: modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.);
  • VI category: variety dance;
  • VII category: social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN NOMINATIONS OF GROUP C

Bands, soloists, duets and small forms present only one contest number lasting no more than 5 minutes.
All songs must be recorded on a flash-drive in MP3 format
Be sure to include soloists, duets, and small forms in the application (from three to five people)
There are no restrictions on the status of the participant (ballet school, dance academies, choreographic departments of universities and others)

Age categories of participants

GROUP A1 and A2

I) – 7-9 years old
II) – 10-12 years
III) – 13-15 years
IV) – 16-19 years old
V) – 19-25 years old
VI) – over 25 years old
VII) – mixed category for orchestras

GROUPS B1 and B2

I) – 7-9 years old
II) – 10-12 years
III) – 13-15 years
IV) – 16-19 years old
V) – 19-25 years old
VI) – over 25 years old
VII) – mixed category for choirs and vocal groups

GROUP C

I) under 9 years old
II) 10-12 years
III) 13-15 years
Iv) 16-19 years old
V) 20 – 25 years
VI) from 26 years
Mixed age category Mixta

* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Jury of the International contest in Uzbekistan OPEN ASIA

Fiestalonia Milenio always invites professional and competent jury members for its contests.

The composition of the jury is staffed by outstanding artists, educators and producers. The exact list of jury members will be published shortly. Please, check out our updates on social networks.

Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes get from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. The Grand prize winners are given the nominal diploma and personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA.We have established special award of the president of Fiestalonia Milenio – a free participation in the international contests in Spain, Italy, Georgia and Kazakhstan. Each group leader, teacher and sponsor will be given thank-you letters stamped with the official seal of the Kingdom of Spain. The directors of the groups will get an international certificate of passing the master classes.

The list of possible members of the panel of judges is available at: http://ru.fiestalonia.net/jury/

The jury has the right to:

to award not all prizes;
share prizes between performers;
award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
make a decision to terminate a speech that goes beyond the scope of the regulation;
the jury evaluates the participants in the competition according to a 100-point system, the final result is the sum of the average number of points received and the average value of intermediate ratings;
decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to revision.
Evaluation Criteria:

Competition Evaluation Criteria – GROUP (A)

the complexity of the repertoire;
degree of virtuosity and technical freedom;
stage culture, artistry. creative personality.

Competition Evaluation Criteria – GROUP (B1 and B2)

purity of intonation and sound quality;
the beauty of timbre and the power of voice;
stage culture, artistry;
performing skills, technology.

Competition Evaluation Criteria – GROUP (C)

performing skills – a technique for performing movements;
compositional construction of numbers;
stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture);
selection and conformity of musical and choreographic material;
artistry, the disclosure of an artistic image.

AWARDS

By genres of performance and nominations, awards are distributed among seven age groups:

participants scoring:

  • up to 70 points, they become – graduates (copper diploma);
  • 70 – 80 points – laureates of the third degree (bronze diploma);
  • 81 – 90 points, become – laureates of the second degree (silver diploma);
  • 91 – 99 points, become – laureates of the first degree (golden diploma);
  • 100 points, become – Grand-prize-winners of the contest “Open Asia” (platinum diploma).

Each individual team member is awarded personal diplomas from the founders and organizers of the competition. Collectives, soloists, duets and small forms – winners of the first prizes receive an additional international diploma in the form of engraving. Grand Prix holders receive a personal diploma and a corporate Champions Cup from FIESTALONIA. A special Presidential Prize Fiestalonia Milenio has been established – free participation in international competitions in Spain, Italy, France. Each leader, teacher and sponsor of the team receives letters of appreciation on the stamp of the Kingdom of Spain. Leaders of the contestants receive international certificates of master classes.

Program of stay

20 November
– Arrival of the foreign participants to the International contest OPEN ASIA, meeting in the airport, transfer, accommodation in the hotel.
– check in to a hotel;

21 November
11:00 – press conference;
1200 — presentation of international festivals committee Fiestalonia (Spain);
13:00 – registration of the participants.

22 November
– breakfast and dinner at the hotel
– contest day, master classes

23 November
– breakfast and dinner at the hotel
– contest day, master classes

24 November
– breakfast and dinner at the hotel
– Gala concert and the awarding ceremony. The performances that will be presented at the gala concert are approved by the jury of the contest together with the Organizing Committee of the festival. The program of the gala concert is not subject to discussion.

– You will see brilliant jury members on stage.

25 November
– Breakfast
-Checkout from the hotel

* Group lunches and dinners are possible during the contest days.

MASTERCLASSES:

1) Group masterclass “Introduction to the world of flamenco” by Yulia Kruglyak:

  • A brief introduction to the musical phrases of different rhythms of flamenco;
  • statement of the body;
  • varieties of claps;
  • feet work, percussion technique;
  • hand technique;
  • work in the style of “rumba flamenca”.

PRICE: 35 euros / person.

2) Group  masterclass «Singing ‘A Cappella’, The Importance Of The Groove In The Modern Music» by Joan Carles Capdevila Torné.

  • We will work the way to understand the elements that we need to sing modern music ‘a cappella’ correctly.
  • We will practice with each one till achieve making music without instruments. We will do it all together!

PRICE: 35 euros / person.

3) Group masterclass “MUSIC, CREATIVITY AND IMPROVISATION” by Mario Mariani.

  • A workshop addressed to instrumentalists where the concept of “musical creativity”, improvisation and instant composition will be developed interdisciplinary, for an awareness of musical thought and the capacity for imagination. A laboratory of practice and musical experimentation.

PRICE: 35 euros / person.

* All participants who took part in the masterclass will receive a certificate on registered stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain, protected by watermarks.

 Prices without the accommodation (ONLY for local participants from Uzbekistan)

  • Soloists —€80/ person
  • Duets — €60 / person.
  • Small groups (max. 5 participants) — €55 / person.
  • Groups 5-10 participants — €50 / person.
  • More than 11 participants— €40 / person.
  • More than 25 participants — €30 / person.

* If the application is filed to participate in more than one nomination – it must be paid as an extra participation.

The price of participation with accommodation

Accommodation Hostel (6 days / 5 nights) with breakfast
accommodation in a triple room 175 Euro / person, extra night 25 Euro / day
accommodation in a double room 190 Euro / person, extra night 30 Euro / day

Accommodation Hotel 3*** (6 days / 5 nights) with breakfast
accommodation in a triple room 200 Euro / person, extra night 35 Euro / day
accommodation in a double room 250 euro / person, extra night 40 euro / day

Accommodation Hotel 4**** (6 days / 5 nights) with breakfast
accommodation in a triple room 290 euro / person, extra night 45 euro / day
accommodation in a double room 310 euros / person, extra night 50 euros / day

Accommodation at the hotel 4**** (6 days / 5 nights) with breakfast (5 minutes from the competition site)
accommodation in a double room 380 euros / person, extra night 65 euros / day
accommodation in a triple room 350 Euro / person, extra night 55 Euro / day

  • soloists pay extra €50
  • duets pay extra €40 for a duet
  • small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  • For participating in each additional nomination – extra fee €15 per person.

How to take part in the contest?

To book a contest trip contact us at our e-mail: info@fiestalonia.net
Telephone: 0034 972 376550 / 0034 688 276248
After that we will refer you to the authorized tour operator in you country

Period of accepting the applications

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

 


Completed application please send to info@fiestalonia.net

Searching for a sponsor

Dear friends!
Your creative group wants to participate in one of our international festivals but your budget for this year is up? The tickets are too pricy or your creative group has not enough funds to participate in one of the contests? Don’t lose hope, because many artistic groups face these problems. Don’t collapse, we’ll give you some advice how to find a sponsor.

1. Address to the authorities
Address to the state regional organizations which can be ministries of culture or public departments of culture, education and work with youth. Write an official petition and amplify it with lively pictures. Remember that the first impression is very important. From our side the international festival committee FIESTALONIA will provide you with an official petition addressing the official organizations to assist in helping you to participate in an international festival and present there your country and region.

2. Turn to entrepreneurs for help
Business is always interested in creation of a favorable image and promotion of its production and services. Try to convince them that an investment into the propaganda of their own country and their folk out of the country will always do only the good. FIESTALONIA has developed a special program for your sponsors. Each sponsor can be presented on the festival in the form of advertising products, banners and the foremen can do short commentaries about sponsors during the concert. The organizing committee of the festival and municipal authorities give official thank you letters into the address of the sponsors as their gratitude for the development of cultural relations among different countries. Your artistic group can print the logo of your sponsor on your own T-shirts. All this makes a positive image for the sponsor as thousands of people will get to see that.

3. FIESTALONIA prepares an official petition
FIESTALONIA sends an official petition to the address of the official authorities in your region or town with a request to support your artistic group in presentation of your region on an international contest. Also FIESTALONIA can send official letters of support from regional authorities of the countries which receive a contest to the address of the regional authorities in your country.

4. Organize a free concert
Organize a free concert in your town and raise donation funds. While doing this prepare vivid posters which explain your desire to participate in the international contest. During the concert ask people to give donations as your desire for demonstrating your talent and culture is a part of a common cause.

5. Address the culture supporting funds
Certainly there exist associations and funds which give help in preservation and development of culture in your region. Gather as more recommendations and references as possible and address them. Anyways it’s their obligation to help talented performers.

6. Go through the Mass Media
Attract the attention of the Mass Media. Prepare an article about a coming festival and about the necessity to participate in it. Tell the press about the importance of participating in festivals and contests for cultural development. The press always willingly writes about culture and the upcoming events, especially if it concerns the reputation of the country and the propaganda of the culture of the country abroad. In the article try to explain about the upcoming festival in detail and for receiving the necessary information address FIESTALONIA. We will willingly introduce you the press releases.

7. Use social networks
To attract attention to the trip use social networks at most. Be inimitable and ingenious. Get together with all the group and brainstorm how to become more creative.

8. Donations’ gathering
You can organize donations’ gathering through electronic payment systems. If each of your friends transfers one euro, you may get up to one thousand euros.

9. Make money during the concerts
During the concerts on our and other contests you can sell your CDs and souvenirs.