ARD International Music Competition 2024

Deadline: 28/03/2024
Location: Munich, Germany
Disciplines: Cello Гобой Singing
From: 03/09/2024 To: 20/09/2024

Application rules:

The 73rd ARD International Music Competition 2024 in Munich is open for the following categories:

Wind Quintet
Voice
Oboe
Violoncello

The invitation to participate in this competition is extended to young musicians, who are ready to launch an international career.

The competition is open to musicians of all nations:

for voice born between 1992 and 2004
for the categories oboe and violoncello born between 1995 and 2007
for the category wind quintet: total age maximum 150; single members neither younger than 17 nor older than 35 (on March 28, 2024).
The competition will be conducted during the period from September 3 to 20, 2024 (including the prizewinners’ concerts).
All auditions are open to the public.

Deadline for registration: March 28, 2024

Online application starting from mid-February at: www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

The following documents must be enclosed:

-application form
-copy of passport or identity card
-artistic curriculum vitae in continuous text (printable) -portrait photograph (jpg file) of the applicant, which will be published – black & white or color (without copyright).
-in case of students: approval of the teacher
-digital VIDEO recording:
mp4 oder mov-Datei, max. 900 MB
The music in the video recording may not be edited, may not be processed and may not be older than one year (the works required for the preselection can be found in the repertoire conditions).
-declaration form signed by the recording studio/engineer – form download at www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de
-proof of payment of the registration fee in the amount of € 60.

Bank details:

Bank: Hypovereinsbank München (UniCredit)
Account holder: Bayerischer Rundfunk
Purpose: candidate’s name/IMW 2023/3012/20002
BIC (Swift Code): HYVEDEMMXXX
IBAN-Number: DE22 7002 0270 0000 0816 13

Awards:

Wind Quintet

First Prize € 25,000
Second Prize € 20,500
Third Prize € 15,000

Voice

First Prize € 10,000
Second Prize € 7,500
Third Prize € 5,000

Oboe

First Prize € 10,000
Second Prize € 7,500
Third Prize € 5,000

Violoncello

First Prize € 10,000
Second Prize € 7,500
Third Prize € 5,000

Repertoire:

VOICE

Pre-selection

Two arias or one aria and an art song of the participant’s choice. Both works may be repeated in the Competition.

First round (with piano accompaniment)

Two pieces to be freely chosen. They must contain one aria or one song by W. A. Mozart and an operatic or oratorio aria from the romantic era.

Second round (with piano accompaniment; max. 20 min.)

Two art songs, one of them by Franz Schubert and one from the 20th century
Two operatic or oratorio arias

Semifinal with the Munich Radio Orchestra

Mark-Anthony Turnage, No sad songs, composition commissioned for the ARD International Music Competition 2024 (world premiere) *

The sheet music will be supplied along with the admission to the competition. The commissioned composition may not be publicly performed prior to the competition.

* The commissioned works are financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Two operatic or oratorio arias from two different periods sung in two different languages

Final with the Munich Radio Orchestra

Three operatic or oratorio arias from three different periods sung in at least two different languages

OBOE

Pre-selection

a) Henri Dutilleux, Sonata (1st and 2nd movement)
b) Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita A minor, BWV 1013:
2 movements: Allemande, Corrente or Sarabande without repetitions (may also be performed in G minor)

First round

1. One of the following works with Cembalo accompaniment:

Nicolas Chédeville/Antonio Vivaldi, one of the sonatas from “Il pastor fido”, RV 54–58
Georg Friedrich Händel, Sonata C minor, HWV 366
Antonio Vivaldi, Sonata C minor, RV 53

2. One of the following works:

Clara Schumann, 3 Romances for Violin and Piano op. 22, bearbeitet für Oboe und Klavier
Robert Schumann, 3 Romances, op. 94 Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro for Oboe and piano A Flat major, op. 70

3. One of the following works:

Ruth Crawford-Seeger: Diaphonic Suite for Oboe solo
Heinz Holliger, Sonata for Oboe solo, 1st and 2nd movement or 1st and 4th movement
Dirk-Michael Kirsch, Ganymed for Oboe solo, op. 7
Nicola LeFanu, Soliloquy
Olli Mustonen, Sinuhe

Second round:

4. One of the following works:

Pavel Haas, Suite
André Jolivet, Sérénade
Darius Milhaud, Sonatina
Antonio Pasculli, Fantasia sull’opera Poliuto di Donizetti
or Gran concerto per oboe sopra motivi dell‘ opera I Vespri Siciliani di Verdi
Nikos Skalkottas, Concertino

5. One of the following works:

Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata G minor, BWV 1030b
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Sonata G minor, Wq 135
François Couperin, Konzert Nr. 7 or Nr. 11 or Nr. 14, from: Les Goûts Réunis ou Nouveaux Concerts

6. One of the following works:

Niccolò Castiglioni, Alef
Violeta Dinescu, Cime lointaine
Thierry Escaich, Cantus III
Liza Lim, Gyfu
Heinz Holliger, Studie 2
Faye-Ellen Silverman, Oboe-sthenics Karlheinz Stockhausen, In Freundschaft

Semifinal with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (without conductor)

8.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Oboe Concerto C major, KV 314 (Bärenreiter)

Cathy Milliken, composition commissioned
for the ARD International Music Competition 2024 (world premiere) *
The sheet music will be supplied along with the admission to the competition. The commissioned composition may not be publicly performed prior to the competition.
* The commissioned works are financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Final with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

9. Richard Strauss, Konzert für Oboe und Orchester D-Dur (Standard edition, Boosey & Hawkes)

CELLO

Pre-selection

a) J. S. Bach, from one Suite for violoncello solo
Nr. 4, 5 or 6: Prélude and one more movement freely chosen b) L. v. Beethoven, Sonata op. 69: 1st movement

Die works of the preselection may be repeated in the competition rounds.

First round (max. 25 min.)

1. J. S. Bach, Prélude and one more movement from one of the Suites for Violoncello solo Nr. 4, 5 or 6 and one more movement freely chosen

2.Alfredo Piatti, Caprice op. 25 Nr. 3

3.Franz Schubert, Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano
A minor, D821: 1st movement or 2nd and 3rd movement

Second round (max. 45 min.)

4. One of the following works:
L. v. Beethoven, Sonata op. 5 Nr. 1 or op. 5 Nr. 2 or op. 69 or op. 102 Nr. 1 or op. 102 Nr. 2

5. One of the following works:

One Sonata or a similar work freely chosen with piano accompaniment

6. One of the following works:

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Ask Havasi
Graciane Finzi, Thème et variations sur “Il cant dels Ocells” Sofia Gubaidulina, a selection out of the 10 Preludes not longer than 10 min.
Dobrinka Tabakova, Pirin for violoncello solo
Victoria Yagling, Suite for violoncello solo Nr. 1 or Nr. 2

Semifinal with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, without conductor

7. One of the following works:

Joseph Haydn, Concerto Nr. 1 C major Hob VIIb:1 (Henle/Bärenreiter) or Nr. 2 D major, Hob VIIb:2 (Henle/Bärenreiter)
Michael Haydn, Concerto B major (Doblinger)

8. Marc-André Dalbavie: Élégie pour violoncelle et piano, composition commissioned for the ARD International Music Competition 2024 (world premiere) *.
The sheet music will be supplied along with the admission to the competition. The commissioned composition may not be publicly performed prior to the competition.
* The commissioned works are financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Final with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

9. One of the following works:

Victor Herbert, Concerto Nr. 2 E minor, op. 30
Bohuslav Martinů, Concerto Nr. 1, H 196 (3rd edition 1955, Schott)