The Musical Cultural Association AULOS, in collaboration with the Municipality of Noci (Bari), calls the
18th International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante”. The eighteenth edition will take place from 13 to 16 October, 2022 in Noci - BARI (Italy) in the Congress Hall of the Hotel Punto Verde.
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The International Competition aims at promoting and spreading musical culture and at the same time artistic patrimony of the places welcoming the competition activity. The Competition addresses to soloists clarinettists and it consists of three sections:

SENIOR SOLOISTS (born after 18 September 1987)
application deadline September 18, 2022

born after 2 October 2002)
application deadline October 2, 2022

born after 2 October 2007)
application deadline October 2, 2022
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The application to the competition implies the acceptance of all rules.

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The application will be submitted exclusively through the ONLINE REGISTRATION from the official website of the competition (CLICK HERE) or by E-MAIL, as per the enclosed form,

September 18, 2022 for the section SENIOR SOLOIST and

within October 2, 2022 for other sections JUNIOR SOLOISTS, YOUNG SOLOISTS

to the secretary’s office of 18
th INTERNATIONAL CLARINET COMPETITION “Saverio Mercadante” email address by attaching:
1.   The receipt for payment of the membership fee headed to the name Associazione Musico Culturale AULOS Zona H, 117/B - 70015 Noci (Bari) – Italy. The recipient bank account is:
- Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Alberobello e Sammichele di Bari,
- IBAN code: IT85 M083 3841 5800 0200 3001 705 with the following amounts:

♦ € 100,00 category SENIOR SOLOISTS

€   60,00 category JUNIOR SOLOISTS
2.    video recording, required for the only SENIOR SOLOISTS section as eliminatory round;
3.      one recent black-and-white photo size 9x12 cm;
4.   curriculum vitae (musical studies and biography written in Italian, English, French or German);
5.     copy of an identification document.
The VIDEOS, which is required for the eliminatory round only for the SENIOR SOLOISTS, can not be edited or processed. Cuts, editing or other technological manipulation are not permitted. Of the two videos
(one for the Sonata and one for the piece for solo clarinet) the relative links must be sent using the WeTransfer platform, YouTube privately or similar services. The applicants who have passed through to the second round will be notified by email before September 25, 2022.
The auditions of the competition will be public. Competitors are not obliged to perform pieces from memory. The order of performance in the various auditions can be chosen freely by the competitor.
Competitors can participate at more than one of the categories. Before the audition, candidates will be delivered 2 copies of the works that will be performed.
The order of performance will be determined by the drawing of a letter that will take place on the first day of the competition and it will be valid for all stages of selection. The drawing will take place in the presence of competitors.
Any recording and relevant radio or Tv transmissions and photos authorized by the organization will not imply any remuneration of performers.
The winners must perform in the final evening in concert formal dress that will take place on
October 16, 2022 at 8,30 pm for all sections. Any refusal will imply the cancellation of the prize.
The jury will be composed by eminent international musicians.
The jury has the right not to award prizes having not an adequate artistic level and of awarding any ex-aequo prizes. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
The Organizing Committee will provide accompanists pianists for participants
integrating the membership fee with € 30,00. (the SENIOR SOLOISTS integrate such fee as they arrive at the competition secretary). Participants are permitted to bring their own accompanists.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by the participants. The Organization is available for indicating the best logistic offers and any convention with accommodation facilities.
Money prizes are considered inclusive of tax.

If necessary, the Organizing Committee reserves the right of modifying these rules and, in that case, changes will be communicated to the parties concerned in good time.