The Harmonia Cordis Association says Welcome!
NEXT FESTIVAL:

17th Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival
» Târgu-Mureș / Marosvásárhely
» 9–14 August 2022

ABOUT US
EN About the Harmonia Cordis Association:

» The Harmonia Cordis Association was founded in 2007 as the result of the desire to organize cultural events in the music sphere, especially in the field of guitar and classical music.
» The Harmonia Cordis Association organizes three international classical guitar festival in Romania:
• Harmonia Cordis International Classical Guitar Festival (in Târgu Mureș – August) first edition held in 2007;
• Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Days (in Odorheiu Secuiesc and Sfântu Gheorghe – Mai), first editon in 2016;
• Novum Generatio International Guitar Festival (in Cluj-Napoca – December), first edition held in 2011.
Discontinued festivals:
• Terra Siculorum International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Miercurea Ciuc, Sfântu Gheorghe and Gheorgheni – April) 8 editions between 2008 and 2015.
» The most important events organized by our Association were broadcasted live on harmoniacordis.org/live, an innovation which aims at attracting and acquainting the public with these kinds of events which are actually a compact representation of the Romanian domain of guitar caught in the process of development.

You can view the first issue of the HC magazine here.


RO Despre Asociația Harmonia Cordis:

» Asociaţia Harmonia Cordis a fost înfiinţată în anul 2007 din dorinţa de a organiza evenimente culturale în sfera muzicală, în special în domeniul chitarei şi a muzicii clasice.
» Asociaţia organizează un festival internaţional de chitară clasică cu rol cel mai important în domeniu din România:
• Festivalul Internaţional de Chitară „Harmonia Cordis” (Târgu Mureş – august), prima ediție în 2007;
Asociaţia mai organizează încă două festivaluri mai mici:
• Zilele Chitaristice Internaţionale „Harmonia Cordis” (Odorheiu Secuiesc și Sfântu Gheorghe – mai), prima ediție în 2016;
• Festivalul Internaţional de Chitară „Novum Generatio” (Cluj-Napoca – decembrie), prima ediție în 2011.
Festivaluri și concursuri mai vechi:
• Festivalul și Concursul Internaţional de Chitară Clasică „Terra Siculorum”
(Odorheiu Secuiesc, Miercurea Ciuc, Sfantu Gheorghe, Gheorgheni – aprilie) între anii 2008–2015.

Primul număr al HC magazine poate fi vizualizată aici.


HU A Harmonia Cordis Egyesületről:

» A Harmonia Cordis Egyesület 2007-ben alakult zenei illetve kulturális események szervezése érdekében, leginkább a gitár és klasszikus zenére fektetve a hangsúlyt.
» A Harmonia Cordis Egyesület szervezi Románia legnagyobb nemzetközi klasszikusgitár-fesztiválját:
• Harmonia Cordis Nemzetközi Klasszikusgitár-fesztivál 2007. óta (Marosvásárhely – augusztus);
Az egyesület két kisebb fesztivált is szervez:
• Harmonia Cordis Nemzetközi Gitárnapok 2016. óta (Székelyudvarhely és Sepsiszentgyörgy – május);
• Novum Generatio Nemzetközi Gitárfesztivál/Gitárnapok 2011. óta (Kolozsvár – december).
Régebbi fesztiváljaink és versenyeink:
• Terra Siculorum Nemzetközi Klasszikusgitár-fesztivál és verseny 2008–2015. között (Székelyudvarhely, Csíkszereda, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Gyergyószentmiklós – április).

A HC magazine első száma megtekinthető itt.

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LOCATION

Târgu Mureș Fortress

In 1492 Prince Báthory István ordered for a castle-fortress to be erected around the Franciscan monastery and church. A few of the original elements have been preserved, among them wall fragments on the Southern and Western sides, the tower on the Southern wing, attached to the furriers' bastion, and ruins of the South-Western tower, included nowadays in the tanners' bastion. The structure of these towers and the fact that they are square-shaped are indicative of a medieval type military architecture.

Six bastions were added during the reign of Bethlen Gábor (1613–1629). The furriers' bastion, erected in 1628, was divided into four levels, the vast interior space allowing for several craftsmen's guilds to function here. In addition to the furriers' guild after which the bastion was named, the locksmiths' and goldsmiths' guilds also had their headquarters here.

Each bastion has firing holes for cannons on lower levels and for hand-held weapons in the walls of the first and second floors.

The erection of surrounding curtain walls took until the second half of the 17th century. The inside of the walls are provided with archways supported by posts that sustain the guard path that is on the same level as the firing holes. There may have been defense ditches on the outside which were covered in time as they were not used.

The fact that Transylvania lost its status of autonomous principality and became part of the Hapsburg Empire entailed a series of changes in what concerns military architecture. Modern, Vauban type fortresses were built in many Transylvanian towns such as Alba-Iulia, Oradea, Timișoara. The political changes in the principality were not without consequence to the fortress of Târgu Mureș. The houses inside the fortress were demolished to make place for the military headquarters and bakery. Following the restorations of 1962–1965, the walls and bastions reclaimed their initial form.


INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Competition • 2022

27-03-2022

NO AGE LIMIT CATEGORY ONLY.

The Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Competition’s first round (no age limit category) will be held online, with the competitors submitting an uncut and unpublished (NOT uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud or any other online platform) Video recording of their performance alongside with the registration form to the harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org email address until the 30th of June 2022; 11:59PM (Romania time). The recordings can be sent through Wetransfer or any other large file emailing platform.

The competitors will also send in the scores of their recorded pieces together with the ones chose for round 2 in a clean and visible PDF format. (We strongly suggest you to send us the exact score from which the piece was learned, because some other editions might not be exactly the same!)

The recordings will be judged without names or image (only by audio), so the jury will not know who is playing. All decisions by the judges are final.

The finalists will be selected until the 17th of July 2022 and only after they will be revealed to the jury. There will be 6 finalists, who will be competing live in the Final Round during the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival in Târgu Mureș, Romania between the 9th and 14th of August 2022.

The video performances of all competitors will be united in a video that will be streamed on the Facebook Page of the Harmonia Cordis Association (https://www.facebook.com/HarmoniaCordis) and the winners will be announced after the stream. Competitors will be notified about their results on the email address from the registration form.

The whole program has to be performed memorized and the pieces cannot be repeated in the second round. The time limits are set very strict and include tuning time.

Download the:
Competition rules
Registration form [PDF]
Registration form [DOCX]

 

First Round:

• At least 2 pieces from different periods
• Time limit: 10–15 minutes
• Program has to be performed memorized
• First round will be online
• Video recordings must be sent to harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org until 30th of June 2022

 

Final Round:

• Free Program
• Time limit: 20–25 minutes
• Program has to be performed memorized
• Live performance at the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival in Târgu Mureș, Romania between the 9th and 14th of August 2022 (the exact date will be discussed with the finalists after the first round ended)

 

Breach of Rules:

• Violation of time limits will cost 5% for every 60 seconds (playing too long, or too short).
• Edited videos will cause the immediate disqualification of the competitor without the possibility to get a refund of the competition fee.
• If the video is found to be published already (Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, Instagram etc.) the competitor will lose 15% of the average score.

A scale from 0 to 100 points is used by every member of the jury for the competitor's evaluation in the first round. The highest and the lowest score have to be eliminated to calculate the participant’s average score. All competitors will receive their individual scores after the evaluation.

At the final round every jury member will award places to the finalist (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th). The final ranking will be calculated by the average score of each competitor, the lowest number being the best placed competitor (because he got 1st place from more jury members).

 

Prizes:

1st Prize:
– A concert classical guitar made by Greek luthier Vasilis Sigletos (worth 5,000 €)
– 1 Year Tonebase Subscription
– Strings and accessorries
– Diploma

2nd Prize:
– An AER Alpha acoustic/classical guitar amplifier (worth 700 €)
– 1 Year Tonebase Subscription
– Strings and accessorries
– Diploma

3rd Prize:
– Scholarship for the 18th Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival in 2023 (including food, accomodation, masterclass and competition expenses)
– 1 Year Tonebase Subscription
– Strings and accessorries
– Diploma

4th – 6th Prizes:
– Diploma of Finalist

In case of equal scores the head of jury declares who will be awarded. The jury reserves the right to withhold prizes if necessary.

 

Payments and Competition Fees

No age limit category: 50 € (fifty euros)

Free concert entrance every night.

 

The registration will be accepted only after we received the payment, the registration form, scores and the video recording of the competitor’s performance. Please attach a document certifying the money transfer with the registration form. (Payment order or PDF from the internet banking)

All payments must be transferred to our bank account with the mention “Harmonia Cordis Competition”.

Account Holder: ASOCIATIA HARMONIA CORDIS
IBAN: RO58 BTRL 0270 4205 F446 38XX
SWIFT Code: BTRL RO 22XX

 

For any further information please contact us by email at harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org

 

Privacy Policy

By entering the competition, you consent to the use of your personal data by the Harmonia Cordis Association for the purposes of administering the Competition and for any other purposes to which you consented during the entry form submission process. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 679/14.04.2016), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival and Competition. Personal data of a competitor will not be published or provided to any third party by the Harmonia Cordis Association.

 

YOUNG GUITARISTS COMPETITION

Harmonia Cordis International Youth Guitar Competition • 2022

27-03-2022

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE GUITAR COMPEITTION IN 3 CATEGORIES:

Category A – 11 years and younger
Category B – 15 years and younger
Category C – 19 years and younger

All categories of the competition will be online, with the competitors submitting an uncut and unpublished (NOT uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud or any other online platform) video recording of their performance alongside with the registration form to the harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org email address until the 30th of June 2022; 11:59PM (Romania time). The recordings can be sent through Wetransfer or any other large file emailing platform.

The competitors will also send in the scores of their recorded pieces in a clean and visible PDF format. (We strongly suggest you to send us the exact score from which the piece was learned, because some other editions might not be exactly the same!)

The recordings will be judged without names or image (only by audio), so the jury will not know who is playing. All decisions by the judges are final.

The video performances of all competitors will be united in a video that will be streamed on the Facebook Page of the Harmonia Cordis Association (https://www.facebook.com/HarmoniaCordis) and the winners will be announced after the stream. Competitors will be notified about their results on the email address from the registration form.

The prizes can be redeemed at the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival’s awards ceremony (between the 9th and 14th of August 2022, exact date to be announced later) or can be sent to the competitors address (shipping costs may apply).

The whole program has to be performed memorized. The time limits are set very strict and include tuning time. Previous winners can only apply in a higher category then the one already won!

PLEASE MENTION THE COMPETITION CATEGORY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR!

Download the:
Competition rules
Registration form [PDF]
Registration form [DOCX]

 

Category A – 11 years and younger:

• Free program
• Time limit: 4–7 minutes
• Video recordings must be sent to harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org until 30th of June 2022

 

Category B – 15 years and younger:

• Free program
• Time limit: 7–12 minutes
• Video recordings must be sent to harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org until 30th of June 2022

 

Category C – 19 years and younger:

• At least 2 pieces from different periods
• Time limit: 8–15 minutes
• Video recordings must be sent to harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org until 30th of June 2022

 

Breach of Rules:

• Violation of time limits will cost 5% for every 60 seconds (playing too long, or too short)
• Edited videos will cause the immediate disqualification of the competitor without the possibility to get a refund of the competition fee.
• If the video is found to be published already (Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, Instagram etc.) the competitor will lose 15% of the average score.
• In case the participant does not fulfill the requested program, he/she will lose 15% of the average score (Category C – at least 2 pieces from different periods)

A scale from 0 to 100 points is used by every member of the jury for the competitor`s evaluation. The highest and the lowest score have to be eliminated to calculate the participant’s average score. All competitors will receive their individual scores after the evaluation.

 

Prizes:

Category A:
– Certificate of Attendance / Diploma for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize
– CD’s
– Strings and accessories

Category B:
– Certificate of Attendance / Diploma for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize
– CD’s
– Strings and accessories

Category C:
– Certificate of Attendance / Diploma for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize
– CD’s
– Strings and accessories

Further prizes could be announced!

In case of equal scores the head of jury declares who will be awarded. The jury reserves the right to withhold prizes if necessary.

 

Payments and Competition Fees

• Category A: 20 € (twenty euros) / 100 RON (one hundred Romanian lei)
• Category B: 20 € (twenty euros) / 100 RON (one hundred Romanian lei)
• Category C: 20 € (twenty euros) / 100 RON (one hundred Romanian lei)

Free concert entrance every night.

 

The registration will be accepted only after we received the payment, the registration form and the video recording of the competitor’s performance. Please attach a document certifying the money transfer with the registration form. (Payment order or PDF from the internet banking)

All payments must be transferred to our bank account with the mention “Harmonia Cordis Youth Competition”. The payment can be done either with euros or with RON, please choose the bank account according to your choice from the ones below.

for EURO payment:
Account Holder: ASOCIATIA HARMONIA CORDIS
IBAN: RO58 BTRL 0270 4205 F446 38XX
SWIFT Code: BTRL RO 22XX

for RON payment:
Account Holder: ASOCIATIA HARMONIA CORDIS
IBAN: RO83 BTRL 0270 1205 F446 38XX

For any further information please contact us by email at harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org

 

Privacy Policy

By entering the competition, you consent to the use of your personal data by the Harmonia Cordis Association for the purposes of administering the Competition and for any other purposes to which you consented during the entry form submission process. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 679/14.04.2016), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival and Competition. Personal data of a competitor will not be published or provided to any third party by the Harmonia Cordis Association.

 

For any further information please contact us by email at harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org.

 

[RO] NATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR

Concursul Național de Compoziție pentru Chitară Clasică Harmonia Cordis • 2022

27 martie 2022

Concursul Național de Compoziție pentru Chitară Clasică “Harmonia Cordis” este un proiect al Asociației Harmonia Cordis și își propune să stimuleze creativitatea compozitorilor români pentru a îmbogăți repertoriului chitarei clasice.

Această ediție a concursului are ca tematică realizarea unor lucrări pentru chitară clasică solo, cu o durată aproximativă cuprinsă între 3 și 10 minute.

Concurenții pot solicita materiale ajutătoare despre tehnica instrumentală și scriitura idiomatică pentru chitară din partea Asociației Harmoina Cordis la adresa de email harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org.

I. Condiții de înscriere

Concursul se adresează compozitorilor cetățeni români și nu este impusă o limită de vârstă. În concurs se pot înscrie și cetățeni străini care studiază în România (în acest caz se cere o adeverință de student de la secretariatul facultății de apartenență). Câștigătorii edițiilor anterioare nu mai pot participa la edițiile următoare.

Lucrările prezentate în concurs trebuie să fie originale și să nu fi fost publicate sau cântate în public până la data concursului. În caz contrar, acestea vor fi descalificate, fără ca taxa de înscriere să fie returnată. Un compozitor poate participa cu până la 3 compoziții în concurs, taxa de înscriere fiind achitată pentru numărul de lucrări înscrise.

Partiturile lucrărilor se vor trimite în format pdf în două exemplare, una semnată și una nesemnată (fără numele compozitorului!) alături de
• o variantă audio (mp3) a lucrării,
formularul de înscriere completat și
documentul care atestă achitarea taxei de înscriere
adeverința de student (numai în cazul cetățenilor străini care studiază în România)
» la adresa de email harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org

DATA LIMITĂ PENTRU ÎNSCRIERE ESTE

30 IUNIE 2022.

Prin completarea şi trimiterea formularului de înscriere fiecare candidat este de acord cu termenele şi condiţiile regulamentului concursului.

II. Taxa de participare

Taxa de participare la Concursul Național de Compoziție pentru Chitară Clasică “Harmonia Cordis” este de 50 RON / lucrare înscrisă. Taxa de participare va fi achitată prin transfer bancar către următorul cont:
TITULAR: ASOCIATIA HARMONIA CORDIS
IBAN: RO83 BTRL 0270 1205 F446 38XX (RON)

III. Premiile

Premiul I:
• 1000 RON
• Lucrarea va fi publicată la o editură de specialitate
• Lucrarea va fi interpretată în primă audiție absolută la Festivalul Internațional de Chitară Harmonia Cordis de la Târgu Mureș (9–14 August 2022)
• Lucrarea va fi prezentată și analizată în cadrul unei lucrări de doctorat în desfășurare la Academia Națională de Muzică Gheorghe Dima din Cluj-Napoca

Premiul II:
• Lucrarea va fi publicată la o editură de specialitate
• Lucrarea va fi interpretată în primă audiție absolută la Festivalul Internațional de Chitară Novum Generatio de la Cluj-Napoca (Noiembrie 2022)
• Lucrarea va fi prezentată și analizată în cadrul unei lucrări de doctorat în desfășurare la Academia Națională de Muzică Gheorghe Dima din Cluj-Napoca

Premiul III:
• Lucrarea va fi publicată la o editură de specialitate
• Lucrarea va fi prezentată și analizată în cadrul unei lucrări de doctorat în desfășurare la Academia Națională de Muzică Gheorghe Dima din Cluj-Napoca

 

Workshop de compoziție gratuit pentru participanți!

Toți participanții înscriși vor avea posibilitatea de a participa la un workshop de compoziție pentru chitară clasică susținut online de către Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu, compozitor și profesor de chitară clasică la Universitatea Națională de Muzică din București. (Workshopul este inclus în taxa de înscriere)

IV. Juriul

Dávid Pavlovits – compozitor și profesor de chitară clasică la Universitatea de Arte din Szeged (Ungaria)

Nejc Kuhar – compozitor și profesor de chitară clasică la Conservatorul Joseph Haydn din Eisenstadt și la Universitatea de Muzică din Viena (Austria)

Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu compozitor și profesor de chitară clasică la Universitatea Națională de Muzică din București (România)

Dan Variu – compozitor, membru al corului Filarmonicii de Stat Transilvania și profesor la Academia Națională de Muzică Gheorghe Dima din Cluj-Napoca (România)

Aaron Fazakascompozitor și profesor universitar la Universitatea Sapientia din Cluj-Napoca (România)

(În cazul în care vor apărea modificări acestea vor fi anunțate din timp.)

V. Desfășurarea concursului

Partiturile nesemnate alături de fișierele audio vor fi trimise mai departe membrilor juriului și doar după evaluarea tuturor lucrărilor vor fi dezvăluite numele copozitorilor.

Câştigătorii vor fi anunțați după deliberarea juriului (cel târziu până în data de 31 iulie 2022) şi vor fi contactați de către un reprezentant al Asociației Harmonia Cordis. Rezultatele complete vor fi publicate pe site-ul și pe pagina de Facebook a Asociației Harmonia Cordis.

Organizatorii Concursului Național de Compoziție pentru Chitară Clasică “Harmonia Cordis” îşi rezervă dreptul de a televiza, radiodifuza, fotografia, filma şi înregistra pe suport audio-video toate interpretările lucrărilor premiate în cadrul Festivalului Internațional de Chitară Harmonia Cordis și în cadrul Festivalului Internațional de Chitară Novum Generatio. În această situaţie, candidaţii nu beneficiază de onorarii.

VI. Confidențialitatea și prelucrarea datelor cu caracter personal

Fiecare participant își dă acordul cu privire la colectarea și prelucrarea, de către Asociația Harmonia Cordis, a datelor sale cu caracter personal cum ar fi, dar fără a se limita la: nume/prenume, CNP, orașul din care provine, etc în scopul înscrierii sale in concurs și al primirii premiului (în cazul în care este câștigător) stabilit prin acest regulament. Organizatorul va păstra confidențialitatea cu privire la datele cu caracter personal ale participanților și câștigătorilor și le va utiliza numai în scopurile stabilite prin regulament. Participanții au dreptul să se opună prelucării datelor cu caracter personal în orice moment, din motive întemeiate și legate de situația personală, fapt care duce în mod automat la imposibilitatea înscrierii lor în consurs și a primirii premiilor aferente. Participanților le sunt garantate drepturile privind prelucrarea datelor cu caracter personal conform Regulamentului UE nr. 679/27.04.2016 și pentru orice clarificări sau întrebări suplimentare în legătură cu colectarea și prelucrarea datelor lor cu caracter personal în cadrul Concursului Național de Compoziție pentru Chitară Clasică “Harmonia Cordis”, ei se pot adresa și pot primi un răspuns la adresa de email harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org.

Anexe

formularul de înscriere [PDF]

formularul de înscriere [DOCX]

regulamentul concursului [PDF]

 

Pentru detalii suplimentare nu exitați să ne contactați la adresa de email harmoniacordis@harmoniacordis.org.

 

CONTACT
Festival director:
BEKE István Ferenc
+40-744-519678 (mobile, Romania)




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