50th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade

Competitions Cello2020
Deadline: 15/02/2020
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Disciplines: Cello
From: 21/03/2020 To: 30/03/2020
Age limit: up to 35

From March 21st until March 30th, 2020

Program selected by Prof. Sandra Belić, Faculty of Music in Belgrade and honorary selector, Prof. Natalia Gutman, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

FIRST STAGE (total playing time 30 min)
А) One Prelude and one movement of the Cello Suite (4, 5 or 6) by choice by J. S. Bach
B) One of the following Caprices:
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 2
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 3
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 4
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 5
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 6
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 7
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 8
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 9
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 10
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 11
– C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 12
– J. Klengel: Caprice in the Form of a Chaconne after a Theme by Schumann, op. 43
– J. Klengel: Chaconne in G minor for cello solo, op. 63
– A. F. Servais: Caprice for Cello, op. 11, No. 2, D major
C) One of the following Sonatas or movements from Sonata (depending on the duration of the program):
– P. Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 3
– B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 1, op. 72
– B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 2, op. 80
– B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 3, op. 87
– Z. Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8
– G. Cassadó: Suite
– G. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
– E. Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 28

SECOND STAGE (total playing time 65 min)
A) One of the following Sonatas:
– L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3, op. 69, A major
– L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4, op. 102, C major
– L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5, op. 102, D major
– F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
– J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1, op. 38, E minor
– J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2, op. 99, F major
– C. Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano, D minor
– D. Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 40, D minor
– S. Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, op. 119, C major
– F. Chopin: Cello Sonata, op. 65, G minor
B) One piece from the Romantic period (e.g. if candidate chooses Schumman’s piece to be performed, it would be allowed to perform more than one piece, depending on the total playing time)
C) A compulsory piece by the Serbian composer:
A. Vujić: ”Serbian Round Dance” for Cello and Piano (duration of the piece – 6 minutes)
D) One of the Sonatas from pre-classical period, or one piece of the Variations by L. van Beethoven:
– L. Boccherini: Cello Sonata, No. 6, A major, G. 4
– L. Boccherini: Cello Sonata, ”L’Imperatrice”, A major
– F. Francoeur: Cello Sonata, E major
– P. A. Locatelli: Cello Sonata, D major
– G. Valentini: Sonata No. 10, op. 8, E major (Arr. C. A Piatti for Cello & Piano)
– J. B. Breval: Cello Sonata No. 5, G major
– L. van Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Theme from G. F. Handel’s ”Judas Maccabaeus”, Wo045
– L. van Beethoven: 7 Variations on ”Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen”, Wo046
– L. van Beethoven: 12 Variations on ”Ein Madhen oder Weibchen”, op. 66

E) International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade for its 50th anniversary – dedicated piece to the 50th IJMC by Nimrod Borenstein: Odysseus op. 87 for violoncello and piano (duration of the piece – 5 minutes)

FINALS
A) One of the following Concertos:
– R. Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129
– P. I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
– A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
– E. Lalo: Cello Concerto, D minor
– D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107
– D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2, op. 126
– S. Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor, op. 125

The applications deadline is February 15th, 2020. All pieces must be performed from memory including compulsory piece. The repeats should be played if the performance time may not exceeds. The jury may interrupt the competitor who exceeds stipulated time. No piece can be repeated during the Competition. The music music sheets of the compulsory piece by A. Vujić and N. Borenstein could be requested by sending the e-mail to competition@muzicka-omladina.org

Jury members of the 50th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition:

– SANDRA BELIĆ (Serbia)
– DRAGAN ĐORĐEVIĆ (Serbia)
– ROMAIN GARIOUD (France)
– KSENIJA JANKOVIĆ (Serbia/Russia)
– MEEHAE RYO (South Korea)
– TOBIAS STOSIEK (Germany)
– GÖTZ TEUTSCH (Germany)

PRIZES

Money prizes – fund by Ministry of Culture and Media of Republic of Serbia
Money prize – 5.000,00 EUR by Jeunesses Musicales International
Special prizes:
IMK Vienna Prize: Concert in prestigious Smetana Hall in Prague
Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment award for the best finalist according to the audience
Special prize by jewelry store ”Dukati Srbije” – silver coins
Special award by Thomastik-Infeld GmbH
Special award by the Composer’s Association of Serbia for the best performance of the compulsory piece by domestic composer
SULUJ award – art work
More awards will be published soon!
EXCERPTS FROM THE ADJUDICATING RULES
* The jury decides on the admission of competitors to the second and the third (final) stages as well as on the award of the prizes. Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to questions, revisions or appeal; * Jury members will not make contact and communicate with competitors while such competitor is continuing to compete; * No more than 16 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the first stage will be admitted to the second stage; * No more than 6 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the second stage will be admitted to the third (final) stage; * The names of competitors admitted to the second and the third stages will be announced during the morning following the end of the test. The names will be given in order of appearances. The competitors scores will not be made public; * The 3 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the final stage will receive the first, second and the third prize, according to their respective number of points and diplomas accrediting prize-winner status. Candidates who reach the final round will receive a diploma accrediting their participation in the final round; * All prizes are indivisible; * The jury may withhold one or more of the prizes, if it so decides;

COMPETITION CONDITIONS

1. The Competition will be held in Belgrade from March 21st to March 30th 2020. All tests will be public.
2. All pieces included in the programme must be prepared in their entirety.
3. The competitors should contact the Secretariat of the Competition on March 21st 2020 by 5 p.m. at the latest.
4. Competitors shall perform in order of appearance decided by lot. The draw will take place before the Competition’s opening in the presence of the competitors and jury. The playing order of competitors will be adhered to in the first two stages. The order in the final stage might be changed due to the programme planning.
5. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified.
6. Rights on any Competition performances, recordings or filming belong to International Jeunesses Musicales Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor on account of those performances, recordings or broadcastings of them.
7. All participants must be available to representatives of media throughout the Competition.
8. The Competition Board is entitled to cancel the Competition if there are less than 6 applications.
9. All first prize-winners must come to receive their prizes in person, except in the event of illness, upon presentation of a medical certificate. Otherwise the money will be returned to the Competition Fund.
10. At the end of each stage all the participants are required to be present when the results are announced.
11. The Competition will cover the costs of full board and lodging for all candidates from second stage of the Competition until the last day of their active participation in the Competition.

ENTRY CONDITIONS

1. The Competition is open to pianists of any nationality who are under age of 35 on March, 21st 2020.

2. Candidates should provide the following items:
a) a duly completed application form or on-line registration
b) a brief Curriculum Vitae
c) copies of documents testifying candidates musical education and copies of prizes/diplomas
d) references from their present or previous professors (original)
e) one recent glossy photograph – postcard size (9×13) which will be reproduced in the Competition booklet. Alternatively candidates may send a photo by e-mail (300 or more dpi)
All documents should be sent till February, 15th 2020. to the following address: International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Terazije 26/II 11000 Belgrade Serbia
or to the e-mail: competition@muzicka-omladina.org

3. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance or rejection not later then the end of February, 2020. Accepted candidates who are unable to take part in the Competition must notify the organizer immediately.

4. Candidates should pay an entrance fee of €100 until the end of February, 2020 in to the following bank account
AGRIFRPP – Credit Agricole Paris Acc.
With Institution: 57A:
MEBARS22 CREDIT AGRICOLE SRBIJA AD, NOVI SAD
Beneficiary: 59:
IBAN RS35 3300 4705 0087 3953 67 MUZIČKA OMLADINA BEOGRADA TERAZIJE 26 BEOGRAD Republic of Serbia

Payment must be made exclusively in Euros. Any wiring fees must be paid by the applicant. This application fee is not refundable.

5. Each participant will be asked to show his/her identity papers before the Competition’s opening.

More details here: http://www.muzicka-omladina.org/
E-mail: competition@muzicka-omladina.org