Dear orchestras and brass bands,
We invite you to the 11th international competition of wind orchestras and brass bands "Mitteleuropa Blasmusikfest 2023" Kvarner Riviera, which will be held (from 04.05. to 07.05.2023) in the new hall of the Community Center in Omisalj on the island of Krk. Ceremonial parade wind orchestras also and brass bands and joint playing three compositions will be held in the center of the city of Rijeka, on the Rijeka promenade - Korzo.
All orchestras and brass bands and their companions from further places in Croatia and abroad will be accommodated in the Uvala Scott hotel in Kraljevica, which is 7 km from Omisalj and 6 km from Rijeka Airport.
In their free time, orchestras and bands can go on a tour of the city of Rijeka and Opatija with a tour guide.
The goal of the international competition is to increase the quality of amateur work, develop mutual cooperation between wind orchestras and popularize wind music in Croatia and the region of Central Europe and beyond. Orchestras from other parts of the world can also apply for the competition. Orchestras will compete in senior categories and youth categories according to the degree of difficulty of the performance.
Mitteleurope Blasmusikfest 2023 program
The festival program consists of two parts:
- The competition part for orchestras and bands will be held in the Social Center in Omisalj on the island of Krk..
- Ceremonial parade of all orchestras will be held in Rijeka on the famous city promenade Rijeka -Korzo. Wind Orchestras play the songs of your own choice. Afterwards, all orchestras will play together three compositions ( Radetzky Marsch, Show time Abel Lex and local song Serenada o Opatiji).
The organizer is obliged to send scores of these compositions after the official registration of the orchestra at the competition.
1. Obligatory part of the competition
Those orchestras that choose to be in more difficult categories, can choose between the highest level, the high level, the middle level and the lowel level. In those four categories they will have to perform three different compositions.
a.) Introductory composition
b.) Obligatory composition
c.) Composition of choice
The order of performance of the obligatory composition and the composition of choice is not set, but has to be duly announced to the jury prior to their performance. The introductory composition will not be graded. This composition has to be a work of a high artistic value.
The choice of the obligatory composition will determine the category to which the orchestra will be assigned to. The composition of choice has to be of the same or of the similar level as the obligatory composition. Instrumental or vocal soloist compositions are not going to be allowed.
The performance time in each of the four categories must not exceed 30 minutes.The orchestras will exchange on stage every 40 minutes.
Each orchestra have to send the organizer five copies of the composition of choice by Aprill 15..th 2023.
Obligatory Composition for Wind orchestras,
A) Degree of difficulty 5 - David Maslanka - The seeker - maslanka press.com
B) - Degree of difficulty 3.5/4 - Franco Cesarini - Images of a City - Mitropa Music
C) - Degree of difficulty 2.5/3 - Jacob de Haan - Ministry of Winds - De Haske Music
D) - Degree of difficulty 2.5- Matteo Firmi - Slovenian Dances - starmusicpublishing.comYouth category:E)-Degree of difficulty 5 / 2 - Flex Band - Williams Owen - Carpathia - Fjh Music press
Obligatory Composition for Brass Bands:
A ) Degree of difficulty -5-6 - Johan de Meij - Extreme Make-Over - Amstel Music
B) Degree of difficulty - 4-5 - Jan de Haan - The patriots - De haske Music
C) Degree of difficulty - 3-4 - Oliver Waespi - Theme and Variations - Beriato Music
D) Degree of difficulty -2-3 - Jacob de Haan - Bliss - De haske Music
E) Degree of difficulty 1.5 / 2 - Ennio Salvere - A social Suite - Molenaar edition
Entry fee to the festival for category of wind orchestras is 300€ per orchestra. and entry fee for brass band is 270 eura.Conductor or leader of the orchestra has Gratis accommodation and food at the festival. All participants will get the festival brochure as a souvenir so that they could remember this important event that will promote wind music.Accommodation is in Hotel Uvala Scott, Kraljevica, one competition package including (three nights and three meals per day) from 4th May (dinner) to 7th May.2023. (the end with breakfast)
Only conductor or manager of the orchestra has free accommodation and food at our international competition. Also it is possible to come sooner or later to the competition, price of hotel package is different.
The deadline for applications for the competition is March 30, 2023.
Mitteleuropa Blasmusikfest 2023. Kvarner Riviera Croatia,
Rijeka - European City of Culture 2020! Opatija, the pearl of the Adriatic!
Omišalj is a beautiful island tourist destination! www.blasmusikfestival.net