Міжнародний конкурс імені Карла Нільсена 2022

Конкурси CкрипкаКларнетФлейта2022
Дедлайн: 30/10/2021
Місце проведення: Оденсе, Данія
Дисципліни: Cкрипка Кларнет Флейта
З: 30/03/2022 До: 10/04/2022
Обмеження за віком: до 30

CARL NIELSEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2022:

For ten days in April 2022, the Carl Nielsen International Competition – for violin, clarinet and flute – will for the second time be held concurrently in the composer’s hometown of Odense, Denmark. The Odense Symphony Orchestra invites young instrumentalists under the age of 30 in each instrumental category to apply. Applications open on 15th August and close on 30th October 2021.

The contestants shall meet the following conditions:

a) All competitions – flute, clarinet and violin – are open for all nationalities under the age of 30 on the first day of the competition. Flutists must be born on or after 21 March 1992. Clarinetists must be born on or after 21 March 1992. Violinists must be born on or after 21 March 1992.

b) The application must be completed and submitted online by 30 October 2021.

c) There is an application fee of DKK 750 to be paid by credit card. The applicant will be asked to submit their name and email after which they will be immediately redirected to the payment page.

d) The applicant will be asked to fill in an online application, which will require from them the following:

  • A portrait photo
  • A copy of his/her passport
  • Upload of video recordings of the applicant performing requested pieces as announced on the competition‘s official website
  • Maximum of 5 lines per each section; include highlights of your Schools/Educations, Teachers, Competitions, Performances and/or Recordings.
  • Maximum of 800 characters biography
  • Selection of which pieces he/she will be playing in all rounds and finals as announced on the competition’s website

e) Applicants will be informed in January 2022, as to whether they have been accepted as contestants in the Carl Nielsen International Competition.

f) Contestants must report to the Carl Nielsen International Competition before 15 January 2022, whether they wish to accept the invitation to the competition.

g) In extraordinary circumstances (force majeure), the General Manager of the competition may permit late arrivals to participate in the competition, if they report personally, no later than one day after the first round of the competition has begun.

Two sets of juries for each competition (violin, flute and clarinet) have been engaged to ensure that the pre-selection and competition process is conducted transparently. Three pre-jury panels consisting of instrumental soloists, orchestral musicians and international managers will view the auditions submitted digitally. A seven member jury for each instrument will be present for the competitions themselves. In secure voting rounds, jurors will look to single out candidates based on overall performance and musical personality as well as technical and musical ability.

2022 Violin Jury: Noah Bendix-Balgley, Eugen Tichindeleanu, Albena Danailova, Tasmin Little, Judith Van Eeckhout, Mark Williams, Baiba Skride.

2022 Clarinet Jury: Yehuda Gilad, Svante Wik, Shirley Brill, Victoria Luperi, Olivier Patey, Karin Tufvesson Hjörne, Aleksi Malmberg.

2022 Flute Jury: Karl-Heinz Schütz, Rune Most, Emily Beynon, Marina Piccinini, Gilbert Audin, Alexander Taylor, Fredrik Andersson.

2022 REPERTOIRE VIOLIN COMPETITION

Pre-selection; to be recorded as video (two separate videos) and uploaded before applications close 30 October 2021

  • 1st movement of a major violin concerto with piano accompaniment. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number.
  • Bach, J.S.:
    • A fugue
    • or Chaconne
    • or two contrasting movements (other than the fugues and Chaconne)


1st Round, with piano accompaniment
. To be performed over two days. On Day 1, the jury will be behind screen, and be able to only listen to the contestants. On Day 2, the jury will be able to both view and listen to the contestants. At no time in 1st Round will the jury have access to the contestants’ biographies.

1st Round, Day 1, solo performance time is 15 min: Put together a program based on the choices below and perform solo:

  • Bach, J.S.: Solo piece. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number, and movement(s).
  • Any contrasting solo piece. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s). For example Paganini, Wieniawski, Ernst, Ysaye, etc.

1st Round, Day 2, with piano accompaniment, performance time is 15 min: Choose and perform in the following order:

  • Beethoven, L.v.: Choose a slow movement. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s).
  • A virtuosic piece. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s).


2nd Round
, with piano accompaniment, performance time is 30 min: Put together a program based on the choices below.

  • New piece commissioned for the Violin Competition, to be announced later. Approx. 5 min.
  • Free 25 minutes program of your own choice (program can include both solo performances and performances with piano accompaniment). Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s).


3rd Round, with orchestra, performed from memory
:

  • Mozart, W.A. – choose between violin concertos:
    •  No. 3 in G major, “Strassburg”, K. 216
    • or No. 4 in D major, K. 218
    • or No. 5 in A major, “Turkish”, K. 219
  • Solo encore of maximum 5 minutes. Encore must be different from previously played pieces. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number.


Finale (3 finalists), with orchestra, performed from memory

  • Nielsen, Carl: Concerto for Violin and orchestra, op. 33
  • Choose as well one of the major Violin Concertos from the list below:

    Beethoven, L.v.: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
    Brahms, J.: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    Dvořák, A.: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
    Korngold, E.W.: Violin Concerto, Op. 35
    Mendelssohn, F.: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    Shostakovich, D:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77
    Sibelius, J.: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
    Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

2022 REPERTOIRE CLARINET COMPETITION

Pre-selection, to be recorded as video (three separate videos) and uploaded before applications close 30 October 2021

  • Schumann, Robert: Three Fantasy Pieces (Drei Fantasiestücke), Op. 73 – 1st movement; with piano accompaniment 
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 – 1st movement; with piano accompaniment
  • Stravinsky, Igor: 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet – 2nd and 3rd movements


1st Round, with piano accompaniment
. To be performed over two days. On Day 1, the jury will be behind screen, and be able to only listen to the contestants. On Day 2, the jury will be able to both view and listen to the contestants. At no time in 1st Round will the jury have access to the contestants’ biographies.

1st Round, Day 1: Perform in the order you prefer:

  • Debussy, Claude: Première Rhapsodie
  • New piece commissioned for the Clarinet Competition, to be announced later

1st Round, Day 2: Choose one of the following:

  • Rueff, Jeanine: Concertino for Clarinet, Op. 15
  • or Vivaldi, Antonio, choose between:
    • Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 1 – 1st and 3rdmovements
    • or Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 3 – 1st and 4th movements
  • or Spohr Louis, choose between:
    • Clarinet Concerto No. 2 – 1st movement only
    • or Clarinet Concerto No. 4 – 1st movement only


2nd Round, with piano accompaniment
Put together a program based on the choices below and perform in the order you prefer. Maximum performance time is 30 minutes.

  • Brahms, Johannes, choose between Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120
    • Sonata No. 1 in F minor – 1st and 2nd movements only
    • or Sonata No. 2 in E♭ major – 1st and 2nd movements only
  • Contemporary standard piece for solo clarinet, choose between
    • Boulez, Pierre: Domaines for clarinet (1968)
    • or Denisov, Edison: Sonata for Clarinet (1972)
    • or Donatoni, Franco: Clair, for clarinet (1980) or Clair II, for clarinet (1999)
    • or Jarrell, Michael: Assonance for clarinet (1983)
    • or Ran, Shulamit: For An Actor: Monologue For Clarinet (in A) (1978)
    • or Saraaiaho, Kaija: Duft (2012)
  • Playing around Nielsen. Be creative!
    Create your personal collage by PLAYING AROUND NIELSEN. Create and perform a collage for clarinet alone, 8-10 minutes long, from music by Carl Nielsen choosing from List A, and one or more solo pieces chosen from List B. The result should be a creative dialogue between music from list A and B:
    • Use as much as you want from the list of specific excerpts, tunes, melodies by Nielsen (list A), and put it creatively into context with one or several solo pieces from list B. Quotes and excerpts from other pieces from list B are also allowed.
    • The goal is to show a variety of sounds, colors and expressions of the clarinet, and your own idea of creativity and idea about structure.
    • Divide the time between the music from List A and List B 50/50, approximately.
    • Include a title for your collage.
    • Include a printed version for the jury.


List A:
Download Themes by Nielsen

List B:
1. Debussy, Claude: Quotations from Première Rhapsodie
2. Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, 3rd movement solos
3. Bartók, Béla: Contrasts, movement 1 and/or 3 or both
4. Stamitz, Carl Philipp: Clarinet Concerto No. 3 in B-flat major, excerpts from 1st and/or 2nd movements, or both
5. Stravinsky, Igor: The Firebird Suite (1919) variation of the Firebird Movement

 

3rd Round, with string quartet: Perform in the order you prefer:

  • Brahms, Johannes: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 – 1st and 2nd movements
  • Aho, Kalevi: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet – 3rd movement Cadenza

 

Finale, with orchestra, performed from memory:

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 – 1st movement only
  • Nielsen, Carl: Clarinet Concerto, Op.57

2022 REPERTOIRE FLUTE COMPETITION

Pre-selection, to be recorded as video (three separate videos) and uploaded before applications close 30 October 2021

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Rondo in D Major KV Anh. 184; with piano accompaniment
  • Karg-Elert, Sigfrid: Sonata Appassionata
  • Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto, FS 119, 1st movement – Cadenza, bar measure 146; without accompaniment


1st Round, with piano accompaniment
. To be performed over two days. On Day 1, the jury will be behind screen, and be able to only listen to the contestants. On Day 2, the jury will be able to both view and listen to the contestants. At no time in 1st Round will the jury have access to the contestants’ biographies.

1st Round, Day 1: Perform in the order you prefer:

  • Bach, Johan Sebastian: Choose 2 movements from
    • Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035
    • or Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034
  • New piece commissioned for the Flute Competition, to be announced later

1st Round, Day 2: Choose one piece from the List A and choose one piece from the List B and perform in the order you prefer. Make sure the duration of the pieces is between 15 and 20 minutes. The jury will be entitled to interrupt after 15 min.

List A:
1. Aho, Kalevi: Solo III
2. Berio, Luciano: Sequenza I
3. Dean, Brett: Demons
4. von Dohnány, Ernst: Passacaglia
5. Ferneyhough, Brian: Cassandra’s Dream Song
6. Halffter, Christóbal: Debla
7. Jarrell, Michael: Le point est la source de tout…
8.
Manoury, Philippe: Soubresauts
9.
Montalbetti, Eric: Memento Emmanuaile
10.
Pintscher, Matthia: beyond (a system of passing)
11. Pirchner, Werner: Anstatt eines Denkmals
12. Saariaho, Kaija: Laconisme de l’aile
13.
Takemitsu, Tōru: Voice

List B:
1. Casella, Alfredo: Sicilienne et Burlesque
2. Dutilleux, Henri: Sonatine
3. Enescu, George: Cantabile et Presto
4. Gaubert, Philippe: Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
5. Jolivet, André: Chant de Linos
6. Sancan, Pierre: Sonatine


2nd Round, with piano accompaniment:
Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time is 30 minutes.

  • Entire work for flute and piano
    • Schubert, Franz: Introduction, Theme & Variations on Trockne Blumen
    • or Prokofiev, Sergei: Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94
    • or Reinecke, Carl: Sonata “Undine” Op. 167
    • or Andersen, Joachim: Concertstück Op. 3 E-major, with cuts
    • or Kuhlau, Friedrich: 6 Variations on ‘Euryanthe’

      NB. Any repeats in all pieces may be cut!
  • Playing around Nielsen. Be creative!
    Create your personal collage by PLAYING AROUND NIELSEN. Create and perform a collage for flute alone, 8-10 minutes long, from music by Carl Nielsen choosing from List A, and one or more solo pieces chosen from List B. The result should be a creative dialogue between music from list A and B:
    • Use as much as you want from the list of specific excerpts, tunes, melodies by Nielsen (list A), and put it creatively into context with one or several solo pieces from list B. Quotes and excerpts from other pieces from list B are also allowed.
    • The goal is to show a variety of sounds, colors and expressions of the flute, and your own idea of creativity and idea about structure.
    • Divide the time between the music from List A and List B 50/50, approximately.
    • Include a title for your collage.
    • Include a printed version for the jury.


List A:
Download Themes by Nielsen

List B:
1. Bach, C.P.E. or Bach, J.S.: 1 mvt from Solo Sonata
2. Debussy, Claude: Syrinx
3. Ferroud, Pierre-Octave: One of the 3 Pieces for Solo Flute
4. Roussel, Albert: Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27
5. Telemann, George Philipp:  1 (short) Fantasie of duration time 3-5’ (Fantasie #7 and #9 are not an option)


3rd Round, with string orchestra + keyboard, performed from memory.
Perform in the order you prefer:

  • Jolivet, André: Flute Concerto – 1st movement only
  • Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel:
    • Flute Concerto in G major, H.445 – 2nd and 3rd movements
    • or Flute Concerto in D minor, H.484.1 – 2nd and 3rd movements


Finale, with orchestra, performed from memory:

  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Divertimento, Op.52, BV 285
  • Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto 

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