Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN MID EUROPE

  • Timely payment of the registration fee, which is due immediately upon confirmation of participation
  • A festival sojourn of a minimum of two days
  • Willingness to take part in an open-air concert
  • Willingness to be available for a workshop
  • The concert programme can only be drawn up in consultation with the artistic directors of Mid Europe.
  • Concert length for concert hall: 50 minutes of music – this length must NOT be exceeded
  • Encores are NOT permitted owing to the precise scheduling
    The conductor is responsible for keeping to the planned times. If these are exceeded a penalty of € 1000 will be imposed to cover the additional costs for the hall and staffing. The organiser can stop the concert if the allocated time is exceeded. Programme extensions are only permitted with the authorisation of the organiser.

  • Open air concert length: 50 minutes of music – this length must NOT be exceeded. You are requested to choose sophisticated entertainment literature for the open air concert. (approval of the proposed programme by the artistic directors is required).

  • Church concert length: 50 minutes of music – this must NOT be exceeded (approval from the artistic directors is required for the church concert programme).

  • Your stay must be booked via the Schladming Tourism Office

Instrumentarium

Mid Europe provides a basic percussion instrumentarium (see Mid Europe percussion list below) for open air performances, concerts and rehearsals. Instruments that are NOT listed here (harp, contrabass and other instruments) MUST be brought by the orchestras themselves or hired.

Contrabass, harp, drums or special instruments

If you require a contrabass or other special instruments for your performance you can make hire arrangements with the Lechner company:
MUSIKHAUS LECHNER
Raiffeisenstrasse 16

5500 Bischofshofen

Austria

Phone: +43 6462 3518
www.musik-lechner.com

Provisional percussion list

congress Open air concerts, church concerts and Long Night of Music Rehearsal hall
4 timpani 2 timpani 2 timpani
Bass drum Bass drum Bass drum
Drum set Drum set Drum set
Concert snare
Pair of cymbals Pair of cymbals Pair of cymbals
Suspended cymbal Suspended cymbal Suspended cymbal
Tam-tam Tam-tam
Bongos Bongos Bongos
Congas Congas Congas
Timbales
Temple blocks
Bells Bells Bells
Xylophone Xylophone Xylophone
Vibraphone
Marimbaphone
Chimes

The final percussion list will be sent at the start of May.

Registration fee, costs

The registration process will ONLY be complete when the registration fee has been transferred (free of charge for the payee) to the following accounts.

Registration fee for orchestra (EUR 350.00) to the following account: 

Name: Schladming town
council
bank: Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG., branch Schladming

IBAN: AT42 2081 5000 4033 3338

BIC: STSPAT2GXXX

Registration fee for CISM Championship (EUR 350.00) for youth wind orchestras:

Name: Johann Mösenbichler – championship
bank: Sparkasse Ried-Haag

IBAN: AT31 2033 3001 0000 7533

BIC: SPRHAT21XXX

*only one registration fee is payable for double registrations for the CISM Championship and a concert registration!

Mid Europe can cancel your concert at short notice if this fee has not been received by the start of the concert. Orchestras, ensembles and other formations which have been accepted and therefore form part of MID EUROPE in Schladming must pay all costs (travel costs, accommodation expenses in Schladming, etc.) themselves. The registration fee will NOT be reimbursed if an orchestra cancels its participation after being accepted by MID EUROPE.

Proposed programme

Following successful registration you will be sent an Excel file into which you can enter your proposed programme. This can then be returned by email. Your programme must be entered and returned to us by the end of March (for the year of registration) at the latest.

Rehearsals in Schladming

Mid Europe plans a minimum 15-minute seated and acoustic rehearsal on the day of the concert for every orchestra. Stage management instructions must be closely followed in order to keep to the strict schedule.

Gymnasiums in schools are also available if you wish to perform further rehearsals in Schladming. Please contact the Mid Europe office in advance with requests and reservations (by the start of April at the latest)  

Photos and biographies

Photos and biographies of the orchestras, conductors and soloists must be submitted with registration forms. Good-quality, high resolution photos for printing in the programme must be sent with application forms. If we do not receive photos and biographies with your application we will not be able to present your ensemble/orchestra on the homepage and in the programme.

IMPORTANT: The photo must be LABELLED so that we can guarantee correct use.
Photo labelling: OrchestraName.jpg, SoloistNAME.jpg, ConductorNAME.jpg

Mid Europe is entitled to use this data freely (website, advertising, announcements, programme, etc.).

Accommodation

Participants in the Mid Europe Festival are required to book their accommodation via the Schladming Tourist Office. Only by booking via Mid Europe and the Schladming Tourist Office will you able to benefit from various discounts (e.g. admission tickets for all orchestra members and special tourist offers).

Information on admission tickets for accompanying persons, special offers for board, accommodation options and tourist excursion programmes can be obtained directly from the Schladming Tourist Office.

Please contact:

Schladming Tourist Office
Tanja Schweiger
E-Mail: tanja@schladming.com

Rights for Mid Europe®

Mid Europe holds all rights for the publication and utilisation of photo material made available free of charge and all rights to concert recordings and other records (photo, film and audio) during the festival.