Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition

Deadline: 10/01/2024
Location: Markneukirchen, Germany
Disciplines: Гобой Trombone
From: 02/05/2024 To: 11/05/2024
Age limit: up to 30

Application rules:

Each competitor must enclose the following documents with his/her application form:

a copy of his/her birth certificate or of any other official document showing date of birth
a short biography (in English or German)
one recent photography (preferably digital)
for the pre-selection a personally recorded audio file (no video, no DVD or similar) in mp3 format. The recording must not have been edited and must not be older than one year. (The works required for the preselection are listed in the repertoire regulations).

Confirmation from the bank of payment of the administrative fee (costs associated with registration and the preliminary round) in the amount of € 25.00

Recipient: Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.
Name of Bank and address: Sparkasse Vogtland, Komturhof 2, 08527 Plauen, Deutschland
Account No.: 360 3000 357
Bank code: 870 580 00
IBAN Code: DE19 8705 8000 3603 0003 57
BIC/SWIFT: WELADED1PLX
Purpose: participant’s name / registration number

The name of the contestant must be indicated on the bank transfer, even if he/she does not pay in himself/herself. The administration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

* The above-mentioned documents will not be returned.

The decision of the anonymous preliminary jury on admission to the competition will be communicated no later than 1 March 2024 after the selection has been made. Decisions are final, no explanations will be given. The admitted candidates will receive a written confirmation. They will then transfer the participation fee of € 75.00 immediately and free of charge.  This fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Awards:

First prize: 7.000 €

Second prize: 5.000 €

Third prize: 3.500 €

Repertoire:

OBOE:

Pre-selection by audio file:

a) Alessandro Besozzi
Sonata No. 1 D major for oboe and Basso continuo
(The second repetition in the first and in the third movement can be left out.)
Edition Schott (ANT 15)

b) from:
Heinz Holliger
Sonata for oboe solo
1st movement: Präludium and 2nd movement: Capriccio
Edition Schott

First Round

(about 20 minutes including entrance and exit.)

a) Two Etudes of free choice:
Gilles Silvestrini
Six études
Édition hautbois

or

Cinq Étude Russes
Édition Delatour

or

Six Études Pittoresques
Édition Delatour

b) One of the following compositions:
Clara Schumann
Drei Romanzen für Oboe und Klavier op. 22
Edition Breitkopf

or

Robert Schumann
Drei Romanzen für Oboe und Klavier op. 94
G. Henle Verlag

Second Round

about 30-35 minutes including entrance and exit.)
a) One of the following compositions:
Christian Frederik Barth
Sonata Brillant in B flat major for oboe and piano
Edition Schott

or

Gustav Schreck
Sonata for oboe and piano op. 13
Zimmermann Frankfurt (ZM 2758)

b) One of the following compositions:
Hans Gál
Sonata for oboe and piano op. 85
Edition Schott (OBB 40)

or

Antal Doráti
Duo Concertante for oboe and piano
Boosey & Hawkes

or

Nikos Skalkottas
Concertino for oboe solo and Klavier
Margun Music

c) Commissioned work of the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition:
Bernd Franke
Point of no return for oboe solo
Edition Peters (EP14727, Download: https://www.fabermusic.com/shop/point-of-no-return-d50194)
funded by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.
Commissioned by Buffet Crampon

Semifinal

(about 35-40 minutes incl. entrance and exit)

a)  One of the following concertos:
François Couperin
Concerts Royaux
No. 7 or No. 11 or No. 14
Facsimile Édition Fuzeau

or

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata g minor for Oboe (Flute) and Basso continuo BWV 1030b
Edition Peters

or

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata g minor for oboe and Basso continuo Wq 135
Facsimile or Amadeus

b) One of the following compositions:
from:
Klement Slavický
Suite for oboe and piano
1st and 2nd movement
Bärenreiter (H 3723)

or

from:
Charles Koechlin
Sonata for oboe and piano op. 58
1st  and 2nd movement
Max Eschig (ME 00840100)

c) One of the following compositions:
Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin
Shimmering for oboe solo
Verlag Neue Musik

or

Violeta Dinescu
Cime lointaine for oboe solo
Bote & Bock

or

Toshio Hosokawa
Three Essays for oboe solo
Schott music

Final

Richard Strauss
Concerto D major for oboe and small orchestra
G. Henle (HN 1248)

TROMBONE:

Pre-selection by audio file

a) from:
Lars-Erik Larsson
Concertino for trombone and string orchestra op. 45 No. 7
1st movement: Preludium, Allegro pomposo
Carl Gehrmans Musikförlag

b)  Malcolm Arnold
Fantasy for Trombone op. 101
Faber Music

First round

(about 20 minutes including entrance and exit)

a) One of the following compositions:
Joseph Jongen
Aria et Polonaise for trombone and piano op. 128
Editions Andel

or

Eugéne Bozza
Ballade for trombone and piano
Alphonse Leduc

or

Carlos Salzédo
Pièce Concertante op. 27
Alphonse Leduc

b) One of the following compositions:
Enrique Crespo
Improvisation No. 1 for trombone solo
Lydke Musikverlag

or

Jean François Michel
Hommage á Jean Tinguely for trombone solo
Editions Marc Reift

or

Folke Rabe
Basta for trombone solo
Edition Reimers

Second round

(about 30-35 minutes including entrance and exit)

a) commissioned work of the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition
Nils Wogram
Posaunenmangel for trombone solo
Köbl-Edition (available here)
Commissioned by A.Courtois and B&S – brands of Buffet Crampon Wind Instruments
You can find playing instructions for the piece here.

b) One of the following compositions:
Paul Hindemith
Sonata for trombone and piano
Schott Music

or

Frank Martin
Ballade pour Trombone et Piano
Universal Edition

or

Bernhard Krol
Capriccio da Camera for trombone and 7 instruments (trombone and piano) op. 35
N. Simrock

c) One of the following compositions:
Michael Haydn
Larghetto (Perger No. 34)
Doblinger

or

Michael Haydn
Andantino (from Divertimento in D, published as Concerto for Alto Trombone)
Modern Editions / Kagarice Brass Editions  (recommended) or edition tarrodi

or

Anonymous
Sonata Trombono & Basso
Ensemble Publications

Third round

(about 35-40 minutes incl. entrance and exit)

a)  Axel Ruoff
Sonata for trombone and piano (2021)
Edition Svitzer Kopenhagen

b) One of the following compositions:
Daniel Schnyder
Sonata for trombone and piano
Editions Marc Reift EMR 2041

or

Daniel Schnyder
Rhythm in blue for trombone and piano
Danymu Publishing New York

or

Richard Peaslee
Arrows of time for trombone and piano
Margun Music MM116

c) One of the following compositions:
Launy Grøndahl
Concerto for trombone and orchestra
Edition-S music-sound-art or Dan Fog Musikforlag

or

Axel Jørgensen
Suite for trombone and piano op. 22
Wilhelm Hansen Musikforlag

Final 

Eugen Reiche
Concerto No. 2 A major for trombone and orchestra
Zimmermann Frankfurt

More information: https://instrumental-competition.de/en/