REGISTRATION

2nd Ceren Necipoglu Istanbul International Harp Festival 

 

2nd Ceren Necipoglu Istanbul International Harp Festival is open to harpists of all countries and nationalities.

It will take place between 14th to 19th of January 2025 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Application Procedure

The deadline for applications is 1st of December 2024. To register, please use the registration form with the below documents:

  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Biography
  • A recommendation letter from your most recent teacher or a professional harpist (only for solo harp categories)
  • Two different photos (jpeg)
  • Copy of yourpassport
  • The scores of your competition repertoire in PDF
  • Entry fee payment confirmation (Young Hope cat. – 70 €, Young Artist cat. – 80 €, Chamber Music cat. – 90 €)

Categories

Young Hope (age 12 to [no older than] 17 years by 18th of January 2025)

 

Young Artist (age 18 to [no older than] 24 years by 18th of January 2025)

 

Chamber Music Category (age no older than 30 years by 18th of January 2025)

 

Rules and Conditions

– All potential contestants are eligible to apply for any category in which their age does not exceed the category limit.

– For both solo harp competitions, the registered contestants are asked to perform a varied programme, and in the first round of both competitions, there will be a be a compulsory set piece. The relevant compulsory piece will be sent to each candidate upon satisfactory application. A copy of all scores used by each contestant must be attached to the application in PDF format.

– The Competition Repertory should include:

First name of composer, surname, full title of work, Opus no. and key

– All works in the Solo categories should be performed from memory.

– Playing from memory in the Chamber Music category is not necessary.

– The programme may not be changed after submission of application form.

– Performing order is free choice.

– All stages are open to the public.

– Photography (without flash and sound) is permitted.

– Each participant must register at least one hour prior to the start of his/her category and show his/her personal identity document.

– Harps and individual practice times are provided to active contestants. Contestants wishing to use the Festival Harps should make arrangements with the contest organizers beforehand. Participants may also use their personal instruments at their own liability and cost.

– The time limit in each category means total minutes of music.

– Any contestant exceeding the maximum time limitation will have a penalty imposed and be deducted 1/100 point for each minute exceeded.

– Jury members will not be able to vote for their students.

– All decisions of the Jury are final and indisputable. The jury can also decide not to confer particular awards.

– The president of the competition is responsible for resolving all misunderstandings and complaints. The decision of the president is final.

– Entry fee payment confirmation (Young Hope cat. – 70 €, Young Artist cat. – 80 €, Chamber Music cat. – 90 €) to

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– Entry fee is not refundable.

– All costs associated with participation are paid by the participants. Bank expenses are borne by the applicant.

– Application deadlines are 1st December 2024 for all categories. Applications received after these dates will not be accepted.

– Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be accepted.

– If the number of applicants considerably exceeds the number of places available, Ceren Necipoğlu Istanbul International Harp Festival Organizing Committee reserves the right to early invitation closing date and/or can refuse applications. Under these circumstances the registration fees will be reimbursed.

– The Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel categories with insufficient number of candidates. Under these circumstances, the participant fees will be reimbursed.

– Finalists of each category are required to attend the final concert ceremony where the prizes will be distributed. The Award Ceremony and Concerts will be held on January 19, 2025.

– Competitors or parents of juvenile competitors agree to public announcement of competition results. Official registration means that a participant unconditionally accepts the rules of the competition.

– Performances will be recorded for the competition archives.

– The Organizing Committee has the right to use a participant’s image and sound, radio and television recordings, the images taken during the competition, and the images taken at the place chosen by the Organizing Committee at no additional charge to the competitor.

– By accepting their participation in the Competition, the Participant is deemed to have accepted all Competition arrangements and rules.

 

For further inquiries, please contact us: info@cnharpfestival.com

AWARDS

Young Hope Category:

1st Prize – 800 €

2nd Prize – 600 €

3rd Prize – 500 €

 

Young Artist Category:

1st Prize – 1000 €

2nd Prize – 800 €

3rd Prize – 600 €

 

SPECIAL AWARDS – Young Artist Category

  • In addition to the monetary prize, the 1st prize-winner will be invited to give a solo recital in a concert hall in the heart of the City of London, on 30th June or 1st July 2025, as part of the ‘Guildhall Summer Harp Festival 2025’ organised by Imogen Barford. Travel expenses and a harp will be provided.

Sioned Williams invites the 1st prize-winner for a performance / masterclass / workshop (of the winner’s choice) at the ‘Sioned Williams Harp Studio’, North London. There will be an invited audience of musicians and harpists. This will take place a day prior or a day following the recital at Guildhall. A harp will be provided.

Accommodation for both the London events will be provided by Sioned Williams.

  • “Salvi and Myna Music Special Prize” will be awarded to a contestant selected by the jury.

 

Chamber Music Category:

1st Prize – 2000 € “Ceren Necipoglu Special Prize”

 

REPERTOIRE

REPERTOIRE FOR ALL COMPETITIONS

 

THE CATEGORY OF SOLO HARP

The SOLO HARP competition has two age categories:

YOUNG HOPE: Age 12-17

YOUNG ARTIST: Age 18-24

 

There are TWO ROUNDS IN BOTH CATEGORIES and maximum 16 participants in each.

YOUNG HOPE -TWO ROUNDS

FIRST ROUND

15TH JANUARY 2025, 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-17.30

20 MINS PER PERFORMER TO INCLUDE:

COMPULSORY PIECE – Garrett Byrnes  ‘Amhran Slan’ *dedicated to Ceren Necipoglu.

-Free choice up to 14 minutes maximum.

 

THE SET PIECE WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON SATISFACTORY APPLICATION

SECOND ROUND

17th JANUARY 2025, 09.30-12.00

15 MINS PER PERFORMER

Entire programme free choice. Please do not repeat any work from the first round

YOUNG ARTIST – TWO ROUNDS

FIRST ROUND

16TH JANUARY 2025, 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-17.30

20 MINS PER PERFORMER TO INCLUDE:

COMPULSORY PIECE – Berkant Gençkal ‘The Stairs of M.C. Escher’ *composed especially for the competition

– Free choice up to 14 minutes maximum.

THE SET PIECE WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON SATISFACTORY APPLICATION

 

SECOND ROUND

17th JANUARY 2025, 13.00-16.00

20 MINS PER PERFORMER.

Entirely free choice. Please do not repeat any work from the first round.

THE CATEGORY OF CHAMBER MUSIC

One category for all classical music instruments in any combination from 2 to 4 players, (eg. string trio, piano duo, saxophone trio, ensemble with or without harp, etc.) average age of the group no older than 30 years on 18th January 2025.

Candidates will select a free-choice programme of no more than 30 minutes, consisting either of two to three contrasting pieces of classical music, or one larger form work (sonata, string quartet, etc). No crossover repertoire, no pop music. The jury will consist of eminent musicians from Turkey and abroad.

The preliminary round will be by video: please send your recording of max. 10 minutes with name, titles of works performed, and age of candidates by 1st of December 2024.

Successful candidates will be notified by 15th of December 2024. Chamber Music Competition will be held on 18th and 19th January 2025.

JURY

JURY FOR SOLO HARP COMPETITIONS

YOUNG HOPE and YOUNG ARTIST

The jury for both harp competitions will be:

Jury President: Sioned Williams (Wales, UK)

Mara Galassi (Italy)

Imogen Barford (England, UK)

Çağatay Akyol (Turkey)

Anne Sophie Bertrand (France)

 

JURY FOR CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION

To be announced later.

Solo Harp Category Application Form
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Age Categories
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Programme

Please attach the following documents in PDF format using the "File Upload" section.

  • CV
  • Recent biography
  • Recommendation from a teacher or professional harpist
  • Two different photos (jpeg)
  • Passport
  • PDF of the pieces to be performed in the competition
  • Entry fee payment confirmation (Young Hope cat. – 70 €, Young Artist cat. – 80 €)
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Please attach the following documents in PDF format using the "File Upload" section.

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  • Passport copies of all group members
  • The scores of your competition repertoire in pdf
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