Regulations 

  1. Saxophone competition Brilliant Note 2001 will be held from July 31 till August 3, 2001 in Staicele, House of Culture, the gala concert will take place on the 4th of August on the open-air stage in Staicele. The competition is organised by Staicele Town Council – chairman Janis Bakmanis and event organiser Arija Bakmane. Competition project coordinators – Billy Harper (USA), Remigius Vilys (Lithuania), Nic Gotham (Canada), composer Alvils Altmanis and saxophone class lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Music Artis Simanis (Latvia).
  2. The II International saxophone competition Brilliant Note 2001 will be held in 3 rounds, participants competing in 2 groups:
  3. group I – academic music
    group II – jazz music

    Academic music group is divided into 2 age groups:

    I “A” – academic music, age of participants – up to 20 years
    I “B” – academic music, age of participants – 21 to 30 years
    II “A” – jazz music, age of participants – from the age of 18 till … (no age limit)

    1st place winners of previous saxophone competitions Brilliant Note cannot participate again in the same group.

  4. The board of the competition has chosen the judges of the competition Brilliant Note. The jury will consist of 10 internationally recognised academic and jazz saxophone music players and experts:
  • Ârija Bakmane (Latvia)
  • Margarita Chapochnikova (Russia)
  • Billy Harper (USA)
  • Artis Sîmanis (Latvia)
  • Alvils Altmanis (Latvia)
  • Nic Gotham (Canada)
  • Christophe Bois (France)
  • Richard Corpolongo (USA)
  • Remigius Vilys (Lithuania)
  • Petras Vinauskas (Lithuania)
  • Lembit Saarsalu (Estonia)

The board of the competition has exempted judges from voting for their own students – participants of the competition. Judges can interrupt any presentation if the time limit has been exceeded.

  1. The first round of the competition will be held in Staicele on April 2 – 3, 2001 and the evaluation will be done by correspondence. In order to participate in the first round, the applicants should send in the application form and a tape or CD with a record of their freely chosen programme.
    The recorded tapes or CD’s should be sent in by March 28, 2001 (stamp date).

    Address:
    Competition Brilliant Note 2001
    Liela 7
    Staicele, Limbazu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    Fax: + 371 40 35321
    Phone: + 371 40 35481

     

  2. Candidates for the 2nd round in both groups will receive an invitation to participate in the following rounds together with the sheet music of compulsory compositions. The organisers of the competition will send it out from Staicele on April 9, 2001 (stamp date).
  1. Participation fee for the 2nd round of the competition Brilliant Note 2001 is $ 50 (fifty dollars). The fee must be paid by June 30, 2001 (stamp date).
  2. Address:
    Open society foundation
    “Latvian Stork’s Fund”
    Lielâ 7,
    Staicele, Limbazu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    Bank name: UNIBANK Latvia, branch Ridzene
    Bank SWIFT code: UNLALV2X002
    Bank account number: 02 – 020469534
    Bank address: Valnu 11, Riga, LV 1925, LATVIA

  3. The 2nd round participants of group I “A” and group I “B” and their accompanists will be provided with room and board during the competition days. Participants who come to the competition without their accompanists will be offered one. Participants who are willing to use a local accompanist (the charge must be discussed individually with the accompanist) should send the sheet music of their chosen programme in due time.
  4. Address:
    Competition Brilliant Note 2001
    Liela 7
    Staicele, Limbazu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    The 2nd round participants of group II “A” will be provided with room and board as well as a rhythm section (piano, bass and drums) during the competition days. All participants of group II “A” participate in the competition with one rhythm section which is provided by the organisers of the competition.

  5. Participants in both categories have to participate in saxophone choir rehearsals, dress rehearsal and the Gala concert on the open-air stage in Staicele, August 4, 2001, held by the organisers of the competition.