International Jeunesses Musicales Competition 2023

Deadline: 01/02/2023
Location: Belgrad, Serbia
Disciplines: Violin
From: 24/03/2023 To: 30/03/2023

The International Jeunesses Musicales Competition exists with the aim to support the most talented young musicians at the beginning of their artistic careers and it is of great importance for our country and the city of Belgrade.

Over the 2000 soloists and more than 200 chamber ensembles participated in the IJMC Belgrade. The participants came from all continents and from over 70 countries of the world.

Competition is among the biggest world music competitions, annually held in March in the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment and the founder of the IJMC is the City Assembly of Belgrade.

In year 2023, the 51st International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in the VIOLIN discipline will be held in Belgrade.

Application rules:

February 1st – Applications deadline. The application forms (https://www.muzicka-omladina.org), as well as First stage video recordings, must be submitted by 12 midnight (UTC+1) on February 1st, at the latest.

All required documents CV, copies of documents testifying candidate’s musical education, copies of prizes/diplomas (optional), references from present or previous professors (original), one recent glossy photograph) must be submitted by February 15th 2023.

The First stage will be held in an online format, based on the Jury members’ evaluation of the videos submitted by the candidates.

Candidates must send their good quality video recordings (audio and video) performing their submitted First stage program.TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS– Each piece or movements (in the case of works that contain several movements) must be recorded in a single take.

– There must be only one camera and its angle must be fixed.

– No editing is allowed.

– The candidate must be clearly visible; the candidate’s hands and face should be clearly visible at all times.

– It is strongly recommended that the sound should be recorded professionally.A video whose quality, visual and/or audio, does not allow the Jury to evaluate the candidate’s abilities will be rejected.

February 20th – First stage results and Jury’s decision upon candidates’ qualifying for the Second stage

March 24th – Opening ceremony (Belgrade)
March 25th and 26th – Second stage performances
March 27th – Finalists’ rehearsals with the Orchestra
March 28th and 29th – Final stage performances
March 30th – Prize awarding and Closing ceremony

Application fee:

Candidates should pay an entrance fee of €50 until the February 1st, 2023 to the following bank account

EUR correspondent is:
RZBAATWW – Raiffeisen bank International AG, Vienna
Acc. with Institution: 57A:
MEBARS22
RBA banka a.d. Novi Sad
Beneficiary: 59:
IBAN RS35330047050087395367
MUZIČKA OMLADINA BEOGRADA
TERAZIJE 26/2
Beograd (Stari Grad)
REPUBLIKA SRBIJA

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

Repertoire:

First round (25-30 min)

a)J.S.Bach : Adagio and Fugue from Sonata solo (G minor or C major), or Grave and Fugue from Sonata solo (A minor),or Chaconne from Partite D minor
b) N.Paganini : One of the Capricci on candidates choice
c) E.Ysaye: One off the Six Sonatas for Violin solo, or B.Bartok: Sonata for Violin solo, or S.Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin solo

Second round (45-50 min)

a) L.van Beethoven: One of the following Sonatas:
12 No.1 (D major)
op.12 No. 3 (E flat major)
op.24 No. 5 (F major)
op.30 No. 2 (C minor)
op.30 No. 3  (G major)

b) One of the following Sonatas with Piano accompaniment:

J.Brahms Sonata D minor op.108
R. Strauss
L.Janacek
M.Ravel
C. Debussy
S. Prokofiev No 1
G. Enescu No.3
C. Franck

c) Obavezno delo / Compulsory piece
Ivan Jevtic: tri stava iz Svite za violinu solo( Con rigore, Dolce amoroso,Tempo giusto)

d) One piece by the following composers ( no longer than 12 min ):

N.Paganini
C.Saint Saens
H.Wieniawski
P.Sarasate E.Chausson
H.V.Ernst
M.Ravel
F.Waxman(Carmen fantasy)

Final round with orchestra

a) W.A.Mozart: First movement from one of the following Concertos with Cadenze to be performed with the orchestra:
Violin concerto K 216 (G major)
Violin concerto K 218 (D major)
Violin concerto K 219 (A major)

b) One of the following concertos for Violin and orchestra:

F.Mendelssohn: Violin concerto E minor,op.64
P.I.Tchaikovsky:Violin concero D major op.35
J.Brahms:Violin concerto D major op.77
J.Sibelius: Violin concerto D minor op.47
S.Prokofiev: Violin concerto No.1 D major op.19