Preliminary Round Rules



The Preliminary Round Jury is comprised of three renowned musicians who are appointed by the Ljubljana Festival International Competition – Brass Quintets and Quartets (hereinafter called Competition).


The Preliminary Round Jury acts on the basis of the current Preliminary Round Rules and General Competition Rules.


The general task of the Preliminary Round Jury is to evaluate the interpretative skills of each Ensemble and admit the best to Round 1 of Competition.


Each Juror is obliged to listen to and evaluate all Ensembles of the Preliminary Round of Competition.


The Preliminary Round evaluation will be based on the video recordings submitted by the Ensembles, as required by the General Competition Rules, as well as the documents included in their applications.


After reviewing each Ensemble (listening to their video recordings and studying the attached documents), the Jurors will fill out the online evaluation form. The Jurors should consider the video recordings as well as all the documents uploaded with the application. The Jurors will evaluate the Ensembles using a numerical scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest score.


After the evaluation of all the Ensembles is complete, the Organiser will calculate the arithmetic mean of Ensembles’ scores to two decimal places by dividing the total sum of awarded points by the number of the Jurors who did the evaluation. After receiving the evaluations and making the calculations, Organiser will present the results to the Preliminary Jury. If needed, the Preliminary Jury will, without any debate, repeat the evaluation of Ensembles receiving the same scores in order to receive just the required number of Ensembles advancing to Round 1 of Competition and to the waiting list. The names of successful Ensembles will be publicly presented on Competition website in alphabetical order.


The Jury of the Preliminary Round will in principle admit no less than 15 and no more than 20 Ensembles into Round 1 of Competition. The Preliminary Jury will also select 5 Ensembles to be considered part of the waiting list.


The Jurors should not publicly state their opinions about the Preliminary Round Ensembles before the results of the Preliminary Round are published. The results will be published on the Organiser’s website no later than October 21, 2024.

X The Preliminary Round Jury’s decisions are final, and they are not subject to appeal.