"Eduard Pamfil" International Festival of Young Guitar Players



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Country and Region RomaniaBucharest
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Festival Contact Information

“Eduard Pamfil” International Festival of Young Guitar Players
The Romanian Guitar Foundation
P-ţa Lahovari nr. 7, sector 1,
Bucureşti, Romania
Fax: (40) 4-0-21-726-73-46
Email: chitararomania@yahoo.com, or
chitararomania@yahoo.com

Contacts:
Prof. Liviu Georgescu, Director of the festival
Mobile: +4 0 727.396.368, or +4 0 745.378.158
Mariana Georgescu, General Secretary
Mobile: +4 0 721.277.607, or +4 0 743.862.417

Festival Description

The “Eduard Pamfil” International Festival of Young Guitar Players is a competitive festival that takes place in Bucharest, Romania each year. The event is organized by The Romanian Guitar Foundation who awards prizes to the winners of the age categories. Recitals take place in the Concert Hall of “Tinerimea Română” National Art Centre located in 4, Schitu Magureanu Street, opposite to Cişmigiu Park, and next to Bulandra Theatre, Izvor Hall.

Festival Dates December 21 - 22, 2012
Festival Links

http://www.guitaromania.ro/

Festival Story:

Eduard Pamfil studied psychiatry at the famous “Sorbonne” University of Paris where he obtained the degree of doctor in medical sciences. In the same period he studied classical guitar, also in Paris, with one of the most important teachers of the 20th century, Emilio Pujol from Spain. He was the first “Romanian guitarist” to perform at the Romanian Athenaeum, playing the Concerto in A major by Mauro Giuliani together with the physicians’ orchestra.

From 1983 until 1990 the teacher Eduard Pamfil was a member of the jury of the National Classical Guitar Festival in Sinaia, and in this position, through his attitude and advice, he became the true ideologist of the guitar movement in Romania. Being a guitar teacher, performer, designer, poet and essay writer are just a few of the aspects of the personality of a great psychiatrist and PhD professor whose specialised books have been translated in several languages while he is still considered to be one of the founding fathers of the Romanian school of psychiatry. Through this festival we wish to bring our truest homage to the person who was always a great friend of the guitar and of all guitar lovers.

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Festival Events:

17th edition:
  • The Romanian Guitar Foundation organizes the XVII International Festival “Eduard Pamfil” dedicated to young guitarists. The contest will be held in four age categories and will be offering prizes totaling €6,000. On this edition of Romanian Guitar Foundation will provide that special award by way of loan, the guitar that belonged to the spiritual patron of this festival, Eduard Pamfil, to one of the participants. The instument, built by luther Roman Boianciuc in 1979, and donated for this purpose by Francoise and Pascal Pamfil will remain in possession of the designated until the date on which it will buy or will earn a master guitar and will then be offered same conditions to another young guitarist. The jury will be composed of personalities of Romanian guitar and will be chaired by Professor Liviu Georgescu, President of the Romanian Guitar Foundation and Festival Director. As guest of honor of this edition will be the guitarmaker Andrei Oprisan, who will offer a master guitar to the winner of “D” category and worth €2,500.

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Practical Info:

Age Requirements/Category for Contest 2012:
  • The guitar contest will include 4 age categories:
    • A) participants that were born after January 1, 2002
    • B) participants that were born after January 1, 1999
    • C) participants that were born after January 1, 1996
    • D) participants that were born after January 1, 1987
  • Required programs for contest:
    • Category A)—the contest programme will be freely chosen and will last for a maximum of 8 minutes;
    • Category B)— the contest programme will last for a maximum of 12 minutes and will include works from different periods;
    • Category C)— the contest programme will last for a maximum of 15 minutes and will include works from different periods.
    • Category D)— the contest programme will last for a maximum of 20 minutes and will include works from different periods.
    • For Categories A, B and C, Prizes will be awarded in money, musical instruments and special trophies. Prizes for Category D, 1st Prize will be the a guitar built by Master "Andrei Oprisan" / 2nd Prize will be a Scholarship at the International Guitar Festival in Targu Mures 2013 (accommodation + full board and festival fees) / 3rd Prize will be a scholarship at the Guitar Festival in Odorheiu Secuiesc 2013 (accommodation + full board and festival fees)
  • Notes:
    • The contestants can participate to a superior category of age. In this case they will pay the taxes for both categories.
    • The contest participation fee is RON 60.00 (€15) for categories A, B and C, and RON 80.00 (€20.00) for Category D.
  • Participant accomodation:
    • For accommodation purposes, we recommend the Hello Hotel on 143, Calea Grivitei Street, Bucharest 1 (across the North Railway Station (Gara de Nord)), http://www.hellohotels.ro/ which proves very good accommodation conditions at reasonable prices.
  • Additional information:
    • Both the participation fee and the accommodation fee will be paid on Friday, December 21, 2012 after the official opening.
    • The order of the contestants will be established by the organisers, and the decisions of the jury will be final.
    • The Awards Ceremony and the Winners Gala, where first prize winners and participants designated by the jury will perform, will take place on Sunday, December 22, 2012 at 7:00pm. in the Concert Hall of “Tinerimea Română” National Art Centre.
    • The programme of the festival and the order of the contestants will be posted at “Tinerimea Română” National Art Centre.
    • The Participation Chart will be e-mailed by Saturday December 2nd, 2012 at the latest, to: chitararomania@yahoo.com, guitaromania@gmail.com,
      Facsimile: 004 0 21 726.73.46
      Email: chitararomania@yahoo.com or guitaromania@gmail.com
      CONTESTANTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE Friday, December 21, 2012

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