ORGANIZATION

Contact? appassionatacompetition@gmail.com / +32.494.42.80.05 / +32.497.99.90.96

Bank Details: Han-Lavrenov asbl - BE33 3631 8257 4046 / BIC: BBRUBEBB

Post address: Rue de Vise 627, 4020 Wandre, Belgium

When ? From 02 to 06 July 2021

Where ? Les Tréteaux - Rue de la Chinstrée 2 - 4600 Visé - Belgium OR "Online"

Given the health restrictions, online participation in the competition will also be organized (see rules art.5.). Therefore, all participants must prepare a video recording of their program:

  • in case, the competition could not take place live.

  • for participants who could not come to the competition's site.

  • for groups of more than 10 (ten) participants.

Registration deadline ? Tuesday the 01st of June 2021

Registration details ? Participants who wish to register for the competition are required to (see Art.4.):

  • complete the online registration form (see REGISTRATION).

  • provide a personal video recording (approximately 5 minutes long) of a work or extract of a work that they wish to play for the competition*.

  • pay the registration fee.

  • meet deadlines.

* The organizers has the right to make a video preselection to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Music styles*In solo or in groups ; classical, jazz, folk, pop, rock, world music, improvisation (in the styles mentionned previously).

*Some specificities may apply depending on your style of music (see Art.24.bis.)

Program ? Own choice program: one or two pieces of a total duration of maximum 15 (fifteen) minutes.

For whom ? All amateur musicians internationally without age limit:

  • who are not enrolled or who have not completed full musical studies in a higher education institutions for the discipline represented.

  • who don't make a living as a musician.

  • mainly students who take lessons in music schools, in non-profit organizations or private.

Groups can be accompanied or conducted by one or more professional musicians at a maximum of 1/3 of the group members.

Registration fee ? 20€ application fee/project + 30€/participant

Solo : 50€ in total

Groups of 11 participants and more : 350€/ single fee for the entire group

Prizes ? Recording sessions in a professional studio, photo shooting, diplomas, vouchers for musical material, concerts, honorary awards, etc.

Prizes & Awards

Take part in the competition and try to win one of the following prizes:

  • Recording sessions in a professional studio

  • Shooting sessions with a professional photographer

  • Video portraits realization

  • Organized concerts in different Concert Halls in Belgium

  • Organized concerts with internationally renowned musicians

  • Participation in radio broadcasts

  • Recording programs

  • Musical material

  • Honorary awards

  • Diplomas

  • Etc.

Organizers

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Bertrand lavrenov

Director

 

After half a decade of organizing international musical events, Bertrand pursues his passion by developing original projects to offer participants an unforgettable experience.

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Kephren Baiwir

Coordinateur

 

Professional pianist, Kephren is also active in the organization of concerts, shows and festivals. He  participated in the creation of the show "Mozart".

The Jury

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Luc Baiwir (President of the Jury)

 

Pianist – Composer - Producer


Luc Baiwir's reputation is well established. From classical music to electronic music, Luc is at ease in many styles. His talent and devotion to music has allowed him to rub shoulders with the greatest artists and to perform on the greatest stages around the world.


Today he is considered a true reference, especially in the composition of music for underwater and animal documentaries.

www.baiwir.com www.recital.be

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Ayrton Desimpelaere

Conductor – Pianist – Vocal coach


In June 2015 in Moscow, Ayrton Desimpelaere made a name for himself by directing Yury Bashmet's Moscow Soloists at short notice during the semi-final of the Tchaikovsky International Competition. A few months later, the “Opéra Royal de Wallonie” hired him for four seasons as assistant conductor. Lecturer in orchestra since 2017 at IMEP, he is also of professor of orchestral conducting, choral singing and vocal coaching.


On September 12, 2019 he received the “Wallonia Medal of Merit” for his contribution to Wallonia’s cultural influence.

www.ayrton-desimpelaere.com

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Nicolas Draps

 

Violinist, composer, arranger - Producer – Photographer


Versatile musician, Nicolas likes to explore all styles. Classical, jazz, pop, rock and electronic music are part of his daily life. Since 2015, he has been producing and developing a personal and creative project in collaboration with guitarist Diego Higueras, a duo for guitar and electric violin called “Landscape Magazine”, whose first album “To The Land” was released in March 2018.


In addition to his intense activity as a musician, Nicolas teaches the violin and chamber music and is also a photographer.

@landscapemagazineduo  / www.nicodraps.com

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Rhonny Ventat

 

Saxophonist – Composer


After appearing alongside the greatest personalities in show business (Gilbert Montagné, Sacha Distel, The Magic Platters, Julien Clerc, Francis Lalanne, David Hallyday, Garou, Tina Arena, William Sheller for his tours in 2000 and 2005, ...) and having performed as a soloist with the biggest names and the greatest national and international orchestras, Rhonny now devotes himself to his own projects. Classical, Jazz, Funk, Blues, House music, world music and personal compositions are now part of his daily life.

Rhonny is also a saxophone teacher at the Conservatory of Verviers and at IMEP.

www.rhonnyventat.wixsite.com/rhonnyventat

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Françoise Viatour

 

Mezzo-soprano


If the voice is the mirror of the soul, Françoise Viatour sings as she is: open to the world, warm, colorful, sensitive and touching. Her charisma and talent allowed her to sing on the most beautiful stages in Europe and Asia.


A curious woman, in perpetual research, always questioned, refining a real quality of listening, in the manner of artisans, she is also a teacher of lyric art singing at the Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy in Namur.

 

Her devotion for teaching brings her students to the highest level.

Secrétaire du Jury

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Philippe Lehaen

 

Pianist - Director of the Royal Academy Cesar Franck in Vise

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Christelle Knops

 

Deputy Director of the Royal Academy Cesar Franck in Vise.

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