The registration in the Competition constitutes acceptance of the official rules and any change made by the organization, in special circumstances.
The Competition is open to musicians of all nationalities.
The Contest will take place in two rounds, for all categories.
The 1st round will take place by sending a video recording that must start with the keyword “Vitor Santos”, before starting to play. There will be 3 finalists in each category who will have to perform live in the final round, on July 10th at Teatro S. João.
Applications must be submitted using the appropriate form available on the festival's official website (www.fispalmela.com), by June 15th, 2023, together with the submission of the video, via a youtube link (unlisted video) and through a file upload platform (such as We Transfer, Drive, Dropbox, etc.) to email@example.com.
The participation video will have to be recorded on a single shot, without cuts or any kind of editing, either video or sound.
Edited videos with any kind of sound effects or filters will not be considered valid.
The participation video can be recorded with a mobile phone or with professional equipment (the quality of the recording will not be considered for evaluation purposes).
Please read the Good Practice Manual for Video Recording available on our official website.
(dates in dd/mm/yyyy format)
Infant Category: Born from 10/7/2010
Juvenile Category: Born between 10/7/2007 and 09/7/2010
Junior Category: Born between 10/7/2004 and 09/7/2007
Senior Category: Born between 10/7/1992 e 09/7/2004
Chamber Music Category: All ages.
Infant and Juvenile Categories
Elimination round - One piece chosen by the participant (solo, with electronics, with “play along” or with piano).
Final round - One piece chosen by the participant, different from the Elimination round (solo, with electronics, with “play along” or with piano).
Junior, Senior and Chamber Music Categories
Elimination round - One piece chosen by the participant (solo, with electronics or with piano).
Final round - One piece chosen by the participant, different from the Elimination round (solo, with electronics or with piano).
Vitor Santos - Honorary president
Isabel Anjo - Oporto Conservatory
Hélder Alves - Artistic Music School, National Conservatory
Ricardo Pires – Sintra Conservatory
Henrique Portovedo – Aveiro Conservatory, Aveiro University
Mário Marques – Évora University
Carlos Canhoto – Castelo Branco Arts Superior School
Fernando Ramos – Aveiro Conservatory, ESMAE
Marcus Weiss – Basel University
Arno Bornkamp – Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Nobuya Sugawa – Tokyo University of Arts
Luís Ribeiro – Minho University
Mario Marzi– Conservatorio di Musica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi”
Pawel Gusnar – Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsow
Application deadline: June 15th, on www.fispalmela.com
Videos publication: Until June 24th, on FISP and AdolpheSax.com and adolphesax channels
Finalists announcement of: June 25th
Final round: July 10th (in Palmela)
Good Practice Manual for Video Recording
This Good Practice Manual for recording videos to be submitted to the Festival’s program pretends to standardize all the promotion and participation content .
All videos will have to be recorded in the horizontal format, regardless of the recording device (mobile phone, camera, webcam).
Videos must be recorded with a minimum quality of 720p corresponding to 1280 x 720 pixels. (ideally 1080p, 1920 x 1080).
The framing of the shot should be adequate to the content of the video. The video can have a single fixed shot or alternate between different framing options (wide shots, close shots and group shots), where the instrument(s) should always be present (if applicable).
In the case of recording group content, as a minimum requirement the shot must ensure that all the elements of the group are in frame.
Minimum intelligible audio quality must be ensured with the lowest background noise possible.
Submitted videos must not have any type of caption, footer or watermark.
We thank the cooperation of every participant in fulfilling these recommendations so that we can achieve the best possible quality on this edition of our Palmela International Saxophone Festival.