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#2137357 - 08/22/13 05:46 PM Social Events at Competitions  
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Dear Friends,

I wanted to ask, especially those of you who have participated in professional/amateur competitions, what sorts of social or fun events do you/would you enjoy surrounding a competition?

I know open recitals, master classes and dinners tend to be popular but are there any unique experiences or events you have participated in or can think of that would be desirable for contestants to partake in?

Fun mini sight-reading competition... with drinks?

Thanks and looking forward to some cool ideas.

-Marilyn

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#2137363 - 08/22/13 05:51 PM Re: Social Events at Competitions [Re: Marilynyo]  
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Good that you posted it over here too as well as in that other section. You'll get a lot more traffic.

(In case anyone wants to see what we've got in the other section, it's here.)

#2137629 - 08/23/13 08:53 AM Re: Social Events at Competitions [Re: Marilynyo]  
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Hi, Marilynyo -- I've participated in both of the previous Chicago competitions, and IMO they did a good job at providing social events to augment the competitive proceedings. I agree with MarkC that it is most important to provide a well organized welcoming reception, preferably the evening before the Prelims begin, so that everybody has a chance to meet new entrants and re-establish bonds if they are "veterans" of the Amateur Competitions. An event for pianists who don't make the SemiFinal and Final rounds has also been very popular, and IMO it is vital to make this a significant event in itself. In that regard, Colorado Springs has done the best job at this, by providing an entire day at the Penford Library there -- not only for the competitors, but also for people from the community at large to perform. Like MarkC, I too like a closing event -- just in the interests of closure -- but, frankly, the dinners have been pricey, and I almost would prefer a simple buffet and bar setting rather than a sit-down dinner.

As far as additional "unique" events are concerned, I really don't recall any in previous competitions. Many of the competitors like to use the free time to see things in the surrounding area, and personally I think it would be sufficient to provide a specific guide for other major events happening concurrently in the Chicago area. As it is, I'm pretty sure the Chicago Competition provided a special tour of the Art Museum for interested competitors -- just as an example. A built-in uniqueness of the Chicago Competition is the presence of a Concerto as well as a Solo Competition, and so perhaps there are opportunities to build an event in conjunction with the orchestra members who are commissioned for the Concerto proceedings.

Well, those are my contributions -- Hopefully, you get a few other responses!

#2137642 - 08/23/13 09:20 AM Re: Social Events at Competitions [Re: Marilynyo]  
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Gustav Alink (the man bethind the Alink-Argerich foundation) sometimes sponsores lunches for the participants of various competitions at some stage of the competition. He did it in one I participated in (though there have also been competitions that have refused his offer), just before the results of the first round were announced. The idea itself is very nice and makes perfect sense - everyone has played already, but not everyone has had enough time to meet up with other musicians taking part. It's at a time where everyone is at their most relaxed, somehow. So, I thought it was a very good idea.

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