30 October - 1 November 2018
  Vienna      Austria

Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Mrs. Julia Tomachkova

XVIII. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition "WIENER STERNE / VIENNA STARS" is held in Vienna - the world capital of music, waltz, palaces and parks - twice a year: in late March and early November. The festival is an important event in the cultural life of Vienna and has won recognition from all over the world. More and more participants are attracted and the geography of the participating countries is constantly growing. Famous Austrian cultural and art workers are invited as members of the international jury. The main purpose of the XVIII. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition "WIENER STERNE / VIENNA STARS" is to bring new interesting young talents of the world together, to present their skills and cultural traditions to the audience and public, to make new friends with the same interests, to enrich of the multinational culture on the basis of mutual respect for the cultural traditions of all the countries and nations of the world, to popularize the children’s and youth creative work, to improve professional skills and qualifications of teachers and art leaders. Participation in the art festival "WIENER STERNE / VIENNA STARS" gives an opportunity to perform in the best concert halls of Vienna and to demonstrate creative results to the jury and Viennese audience! The brightest stars of Vienna take part in the GALA CONCERT OF THE VIENNA STARS WINNERS!!!

XVIII. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition “WIENER STERNE / VIENNA STARS” is determined for soloists, ensembles and groups of young performers from different countries of the world. The competitive program of the participants is approved by the Organizing Committee on the basis of applications received. The schedule of the competitive programme for all participants is determined in advance and depends on the age of the participants.

Age categories:

All participants should prepare a competitive program within the time limits specified for each competitive discipline: 7 minutes for soloists, duets and small formations and 15 minutes for ensembles and groups.

Participants of the International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition “WIENER STERNE / VIENNA STARS” are divided in the following age categories:

MINI KIDS - from 6 to 8 years,
CHILDREN - from 9 to 12 years,
JUNIORS 1 - from 13 to 15 years,
JUNIORS 2 - from 16 to 18 years,
ADULTS 1 - from 19 years to 25 years,
ADULTS 2 - from 26 years and older,

SENIORS - from 50 years and older.

The jury evaluates the skills of the participants during the competitive performance in each competitive discipline and in each age category in accordance with the 10-points evaluation systems. Results of the art competition and festival are being summed up by the end of all competitive performances.

Awards:

The Organizing Committee awards diplomas of participation, diplomas of Laureate of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades, Winner of the Grand Prix and festival medals to all participants. Ensembles and groups of 3 or more persons receive one big cup or trophy of the festival and Diploma, soloists and duets receive one small cup or trophy of the festival and Diploma. The absolute Winner of the festival receives the Grand Prix of the festival and Diploma Grand Prix. All teachers, choreographers, group and ensemble leaders also receive the Diplomas of Festival.

Technical requirements:

  • Аll audio sound records for the competitive program must be recorded only in the usual audio format on CD discs and must be of high quality, with clean editing and cuts.
  • All CD-discs for the competitive program must contain only one piece of music per CD.
  • All CD-discs must be given to the Organizer at registration and must contain the name of participant in Latin characters, title of the composition and time limit.
  • The participants must inform the Organizer if the music on CD stops and starts again after pause or contains silence within the musical composition.
  • Discs in format CD+R / CD+RW / DVD+RW will not be accepted!

Program:

1st day, 30.10.2018 – arrival to Vienna, check-in at the hotel (after 14:00 p.m.) and accommodation. In the afternoon – for organized groups (more than 40 persons) guided walking sightseeing tour “VIENNA CITY TOUR” around the historical center of (duration – 2 hrs). Organizing meeting for art directors, group leaders, teachers and choreographers with the members of organizing Committee. Overnight in Vienna.

2nd day, 31.10.2018 – breakfast in the hotel. FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAM: stage testing, sound check, general rehearsal. OPENING CEREMONY, performances of the participants. GALA CONCERT of WINNERS. CEREMONY OF PRIZE GIVING.  Return to the hotel. Overnight in Vienna.

3rd day, 01.11.2018 – breakfast in the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Departure of the participants from Vienna.

Participation fee:

  • 99 Euro per person
DISCOUNTS:  every 21st person in the group is free of charge (20 paying participants + 1 free)

Participation fee includes:

  • 2 overnights in VIENNA in hotel cat. 3*/ 4* on basis BB (buffet breakfast )
  • Accommodation in TRPL, QDRPL - We give 1 DBL/TWIN for group leaders  (groups less than 40 persons) and 2 DBL (group more than 40 persons) without extra supplement; More Double rooms are possible for Extra SUPPLEMENT / See Additional Payment 
  • Walking guided sightseeing tour around Vienna “VIENNA CITY TOUR” for organized groups (more than 40 persons)
  • REGISTRATION FEE FOR PARTICIPATING
  • OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION and other documents
  • PERFORMACE IN COMPETITIVE AND FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
  • DIPLOMAS, PRIZES and MEDALS

Additional payments:

  • SOLOISTS and DUETS pay extra for SOLO / DUET participation  - 15 EURO per person
  • Extra overnight in hotel – 30 EURO per person a night with breakfast
  • LUNCHES in VIENNA: 15 EURO per person / 1 lunch
  • DINNERS in VIENNA: 15 EURO per person / 1 dinner
  • Extra payment for accommodation in DBL or TWIN room –  15 EURO per person to festival package price
  • Extra payment for accommodation in SNGL room – 50 EUR per person to festival package price
  • TRAVEL EXPENSES (transportation  of participants to / from VIENNA, transfers in VIENNA, travel insurance, entrance visa to AUSTRIA for participants from non-Schengen countries), lunches, entrance tickets to sightseeing objects, tickets to public traffic, optional excursions

On demand it is possible to organize Extra Payment Services connected to transportation from Airport to the hotel and back, from Hotel to Concert Hall and back, Meeting at the airport by the Festival Stuff, Changing the offered hotel to higher class or booking  additional services  by contacting and sending official request to the Organizing Committee.

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.