Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
One piece in the programme must be a cappella. Other pieces can be accompanied by the piano. Time limit: 15 minutes.
The time limit for orchestras is 20 minutes. Repertoire can be participant’s own choice.
Each choir and orchestra will receive a diploma certifying the results. The jury may award other special prizes; for instance for the programme dramaturgy, voice production or original interpretation.
The registration fee of a choir or an orchestra: 1 contest category makes 250 EUR, each next one contest category makes 200 EUR. The given registration fee is not paid back in the case of cancellation of the application. For participation in the festival without participation in the competition 200 EUR.
Individual workshops for ensembles can be arranged upon request on the first day of the festival.
Those who would like to prolong their stay in the heart of Europe we highly recommend participating Summa Cum Laude Festival taking place in the nearby Vienna (only 60km) right after our festival.
Each choir or orchestra including the conductor, accompanying people and bus drivers have to pay their travel expenses, expenses on accommodation and food. Choice of the package is obligatory. The prices are quoted per person.
Price per person
The package price includes:
3x night and breakfast in hotel
guidance during the whole stay
Bratislava sightseeing tour
opening concert of participating ensembles
public concert performance of participating ensembles
final diploma ceremony
Package 3 Hotel **** in Bratislava city centre
3x night/breakfast in twin/double rooms in a **** hotel /additional fee of 150 EUR for a single room/
Package 2 Hotel ***
3x night/breakfast in twin/double and triple rooms in a *** hotel (additional fee of 120 EUR for a single room)
Package 1 Hotel **
3x night/breakfast in two star hotels - 2 rooms with a shared bathroom, WC, 2-3 beds/ (additional fee of 90 EUR for a single room)
The organizers reserve the right to arrange accommodation and catering of the participating choirs.
Application deadline: 15th April 2023
After receiving the application form, each accepted participating group will be contacted by email and receive an official confirmation of participation.
The application shall be enclosed with:
Completed electronic application form
Competition program (name of the composition, composer full name, length of the compositions)
Sound record of the choir not older than 3 years (mp3, link)
Choir's and conductor's curricula (max 10 lines)
A photo of the choir at conductor (print quality)
A copy of scores for competition works (PDF)
A copy of money order or bank transfer confirming payment for the festival fee
All the material are to be sent by email!
Each choir and orchestra will receive a diploma certifying the results. The jury may award other special prizes; for instance for programme dramaturgy, voice production or original interpretation.
The jury shall not issue any other evaluation of a choir‘s or orchestra´s performance in writing. Jury decisions are final, no appeals may be made.
According to the number of acquired points, the international jury will award:
Diploma for participation up to 59,99 points
Bronze certificate 60 - 74.9 points
Silver certificate 75 - 89.9 points
Gold certificate 90 - 100 points
Grand Prix min. 97 points
Choirs' & Orchestras' Performances during the festival:
a) choirs: 5 mins sacred music programme a cappella or with piano accompaniment - opening concert, at least one 15 min. performance - free programme
b) orchestras: 20 minutes orchestral performance
The organizer reserves the right to use the video and sound recordings taken at the festival.
May 1st 2023 - Deadline for the first payment for room and board - 50%
June 1st 2023 - Deadline for the final payment for room and board.
Holder of account: Bratislava Music Agency
Záhumenská 3/A, 84106, Bratislava IV,
Bank: Slovenská sporitelna,
a.s., Bratislava - Suché Mýto 6,
Account Nr.: 0631809658/0900
Swift code: GIBASKBX
Up to 61 days before Festival begin: 0% cancellation fee of the group package price
60 – 32 days before Festival begin: 50% cancellation fee of the group package price
31 – 15 days before Festival begin: 75% cancellation fee of the group package price
15 – 0 days before Festival begin: 100% cancellation fee of the group package price
Up to 60 days before Festival begin: 0% cancellation fee of the group package price
59 – 32 days before Festival begin: 10% persons of the whole group can be cancelled for free
(which means, for example: the group of 30 persons can cancel the stay of 3 persons for free- package price)
31 – 15 days before Festival begin: 6% persons of the whole group can be cancelled for free (for example: the group of 30 persons for 3 nights can cancel 1,8 persons for free)
14 –8 days before Festival begin: 3% persons of the whole group can be cancelled for free (for example: the group of 30 persons for 3 nights can cancel 1 person for free)
7-0 days before Festival begin: 0% persons can be cancelled for free