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16th "Gheorghe Dima" International Music Competition
July 9th - July 15th 2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Agenda Terms and Conditions Jury Prizes Repertoire Documents

Rules of the 16th „Gheorghe Dima” International Music Competition
July 9th –July 15th 2017
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Art.1 The Competition
The “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy is holding an international competition from July 9th to July 15th 2017 for Flute and Clarinet.

Art.2 Registration
The competition is open to flute and clarinet players of all nationalities born no earlier than July 9th, 1982

Submitted applications must include the following documents:
  • application form (download here)
  • a recent photo (portrait, min. 300 dpi)
  • a short biography (max. one page, in English)
  • a copy of the candidate’s ID or passport
  • a copy of the confirmation of payment (application fee) according to Art.3
  • a recent and non-edited audio recording* of the preliminary audition repertoire (1st Round)
  • a letter countersigned by a teacher or a musician of international renown certifying the authenticity of the recording
*Technical requirements of the recording:
  • good quality computer files (WAV or MP3) containing the required repertoire for the preliminary audition (1st Round), with each movement in a separate file
  • the names of the candidate, of the composer, of the piece and of the movement (if applicable) must be featured in each file's name, in this particular order
  • public records are not accepted
  • the audio file must be sent electronically at via a transfer service (e.g.

Art.3 Application Fee

Candidates will pay an application fee of EUR 120 (net of bank commissions)
The application fee will be sent by bank transfer to:

Asociatia Culturala "Notes&Ties"
Address: Str. Buzau nr. 6, ap 6, Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, cod 400294, Romania
CUI 30012813 (fiscal VAT number)
Bank details:
IBAN: RO56 BRDE130SV01198771300
Bank: BRD Group Societe Generale, sucursala Cluj-Napoca
Bank address: Piata Unirii nr. 13, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Please mention the candidate’s name and the following:
“application fee for the “Gh.Dima” International Music Competition 2017”.

There will be no refunds due to candidates’ cancellations.

Art.4 Deadlines
The deadline for the applications is 24 of March  2017 
All documents mentioned at Art. 2 will be scanned and sent by e-mail to:
The number of candidates is limited. For the second round there is a max. of 70 contestants for each discipline.
The names of the selected candidates will be published on our website by April 1st, 2017 (update: results to be announced on April 7th) . They will receive the official invitation to participate by e-mail.

Art.5 Official Registration of the selected candidates
Candidates accepted into the second round will register the competition on July 9th, between 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Competition Office (Info Point) in Cluj-Napoca (25 I.C. Bratianu Street).
Upon registration, candidates will personally confirm their identity using their ID or passport.

Art.6 Drawing of lots
The order of performance will be determined by drawing of lots which will take place at the opening ceremony - The Auditorium Maximum (Babes-Bolyai University)
, on July 9th 2017, at 8 PM.

Art.7 Jury
The jury will consist of prominent musicians from around the world.
The jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
The jury reserves the right to listen to the entire piece or just parts or fragments.
Starting with the second round, the members of the jury will be available for feedback on candidate's performance.

Art.8 Public performances
All rounds of the competition are open to the public. Competitors may perform the works in any order they choose. Performing from memory is NOT compulsory.

Art.9 Diplomas
All candidates will receive participation diplomas. The prizes will be presented to the laureates by members of the jury at a formal ceremony.

Art.10 Prize awarding ceremony
The winners are expected to take part in the prize awarding ceremony and the Gala Concert on July 15th, 2017 at the Auditorium Maximum concert hall at the Babes-Bolyai University, 8 PM for receiving their prizes and for playing the piece selected by the jury, with the "Transilvania" Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca.  Winning competitors refusing to take part in the gala will not receive their prize.

Art.11 Accompanists
The candidates will have their own accompanists for the competition. If the candidates do not have their own accompanist, the organizers of the competition will provide accompanists free of charge for one rehearsal before the semifinal and for the competition round.

Art.12 Travel and Accommodation
Travel, accommodation and all other expenses will be supported by the candidates.   
The ”Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy offers 50 double rooms in the student campus for the price of 120 EUR/person/the entire competition (July 7/8th – July 15/16th).
To make reservations, contact the competition office at:          Rooms will be distributed in the order of reservations.
For the competitors who wish to find other accommodation the organizers will prepare a list of hotels in Cluj-Napoca, which offer special prices for the Competition. See INFO section.

Art. 13 Visas
Contestants requiring a visa to take part in the Competition are requested to organise this themselves. If a letter of invitation is required for visa purposes, candidates may request this from the Competition Office.

Art. 14 Insurance
The Dima Competition is not responsible for the costs of candidate's illnes and/or accident during their stay in Cluj-Napoca.
The Dima Competition is not responsible for the loss/theft of personal possessions/musical intruments from the area of the competition.

Art. 15 Broadcast
By entering the competition the candidates agree the following: The organizers reserve the right to make audio and video recordings, photos and to broadcast on radio, TV or on the internet, all rehearsals, competition rounds and concerts. The candidates and their accompanists are not entitled to claim any remuneration for these recordings. Also, the winners will perform in the Gala Concert without a fee.