International M.K. Ciurlionis Piano and Organ Competition

Дедлайн: 01/02/2023
Место проведения: Вильнюс, Латвия
Дисциплины: Фортепиано
С: 13/09/2023 До: 24/09/2023

Lithuanian Music Competitions are organized by non governmental Public Institution «Tarptautiniu kulturos projektu centras» in cooperation with Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy and strategic partnership with Lithuanian National Radio and Television, as well as Lithuanian National Philharmonic.

Application rules:

The Registration for the competition will be open from 11 July 2022.
Registration will be executed through the professional music competition administration platform artistDB only.

Participants should register online through their existing or new artistDB accounts by 1 July 2023.

Registration link: https://artistdb.eu/en/nousr/contests.

You will be able to change and update all information you upload during the registration process until the end of the registration.

Deadlines and requirements:

Preselection round video: may be submitted, amended or modified until the end of the registration.

Piano:

The applicant must provide a valid YouTube video performance link about 10 — 15 minutes, where he/she/they perform a free program. (Can be repeated from the competition program).

Organ:

The applicant must provide a valid YouTube video performance link about 10 minutes, where he/she/they perform J. S. Bach Trio Sonata, I movement and one piece choose free. (Can be repeated from the competition program).

Editing of the video recordings is prohibited, but different pieces may be recorded at different times and in different locations.

Competition program: should be submitted during the registration process, but can be modified and amended according to the requirements of the competition repertoire by 10 August 2023.

Application fee:

  • For Soloist -100 EUR
  • 40 % Early Payment Discount will be given to those participants, who register and pay the participation fee by 15 January 2023.
  • The fee is non-refundable. You will be able to pay by credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal. You will be provided with more detailed information during the registration process.
  • It is not necessary to pay the application fee before you start the registration, but if you would like to do so in advance, information on payment methods and bank details can be found at this link — https://ciurlionis.link/en/b/participation-fee.

Awards:

First Prize  10.000 €
Second Prize  5.000 €
Third Prize  3.000 €

Diplomas: 1000 €

Repertoire:

Piano

First round

  1. One Prelude and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach selected from:
    WTC I (BWV 846-69): C sharp minor, E flat major, E flat minor;
    WTC II (BWV 870-93): C sharp minor, E minor, F sharp minor, A flat major, G sharp minor.
  2. One virtuoso etude by:
    Chopin Op.10, Op.25 (except No.3, No.6 from Op.10 and No. 7 from Op.25)
    F. Liszt;
    S. Rachmaninov (except No 8. G minor and No. 3 C minor from op. 33; No. 2 A minor, No. 7 C minor from op. 39).
  3. Sonata selected from:
  4. van Beethoven (except No.1 Op.2, No.1 Op.10, No.1 and No. 2 Op.49, Op.79, Op.106);
    J. Haydn – E flat major, C major and E flat major, Hob. XVI / 49, 50, 52;
    W. A. Mozart (except KV 135, KV 545).
  5. Pieces by M.K. Čiurlionis selected from (duration — 5 minutes):

DK39 – VL169
DK55-II – VL182a
DK57 – VL184
DK60 – VL186
DK61 – VL187
DK133-II – VL239
DK146 – VL256
DK153 – VL260
DK156 – VL264
DK236 – VL294
DK251 – VL307
DK282 – VL304
DK283 – VL318
DK284 – VL319
DK291 – VL325
DK309 – VL335
DK314 – VL338
DK316 – VL339
DK318 – VL340
DK322 – VL342
DK323 – VL343
DK324 – VL344
DK184 – VL269-271
DK279 – VL317 („Sea“, cycle of small landscapes)

Note: Pieces specified in points 1 and 3 must be performed without repetitions. The Jury can decide to listen one or two movements of sonata. The programme of the 1st Round is limited to 45 minutes, calculating the full duration of the sonata.

Second round

  1. Pieces by M.K. Čiurlionis selected from (duration — 10 minutes):

DK39 – VL169
DK55-II – VL182a
DK57 – VL184
DK60 – VL186
DK61 – VL187
DK133-II – VL239
DK146 – VL256
DK153 – VL260
DK156 – VL264
DK236 – VL294
DK251 – VL307
DK282 – VL304
DK283 – VL318
DK284 – VL319
DK291 – VL325
DK309 – VL335
DK314 – VL338
DK316 – VL339
DK318 – VL340
DK322 – VL342
DK323 – VL343
DK324 – VL344
DK184 – VL269-271
DK279 – VL317 („Sea“, cycle of small landscapes)
DK293 – VL345 (Fugue in B-flat minor)

Note: Participants competing for the special prize awarded for the best performance of M.K. Čiurlionis’ pieces in the 2nd Round must perform M.K. Čiurlionis’ Fugue in B-flat minor, VL 345.

  1. A piece by Lithuanian composer written especially for the current or previous M. K. Čiurlionis competition:

A piece by  Ž. Martinaitytė will be written especially for the 2023 competition until the 1 March 2023.

  1. Andrejevas. «An Engraving».
  2. Bagdonas. «Water — Colour, Clown’s Dance».
  3. Bajoras „Sideralis“.
  4. Barkauskas. «Legend About M.K. Čiurlionis».
  5. Barkauskas. «The Second Legend About Čiurlionis».
  6. Barkauskas. «The Third Legend About Čiurlionis».
  7. Bartulis »Hanami».
  8. Bieliukas. «A Pastorale».
  9. Biveinis. «A Vision».
  10. Martinaitis. «The Pool of Siloam».
  11. Montvila. «Altar».
  12. Montvila. «Mirage».
  13. Remesa. «Stygmatas. Five Miniatiures For Piano».
  14. Šenderovas. «M.K. Čiurlionis’ Sketches».
  15. Šerkšnytė. «Three Ostinato Preludes».
  16. Širvinskas. «From Unperformed Paintings. Bell of Hope and Anxiety».
  17. Vainiūnas. «Lament».

Note: No less than 3 sketches may be chosen from A. Šenderovas’ piece “M.K. Čiurlionis’ Sketches”.

  1. One or several pieces by 19th — 21st-century composers.

Note: The programme of the 2nd Round is limited to 50-60 min.

The I Round pieces cannot be repeated in the II Round!

Final round with orchestra

One concerto for piano and orchestra from the list below:

Beethoven: No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; No.4 in G major, Op. 58; No.5 in E flat major, Schumann: A minor, Op. 54
Brahms: No. 1, D minor, Op. 15; No. 2 in B-dur, op. 83.
Chopin: No. 1, E minor, Op. 11; No. 2, F minor, Op. 21.
Liszt: No. 1 in E flat major, No. 2 in A major.
Saint-Saëns: No. 2 in G minor.
Ravel: in G-dur, M.83

Organ

First round

  1. N. Bruhns:
    Praeludium in E minor («The Great»).
  1. One piece selected from J. S. Bach:
    One from Trio Sonatas for Organ, BWV 525-530. Just I movement.
  1. M. K. Čiurlionis:
    Fugue in C sharp minor, VL 86

Second round

  1. One piece selected from J. S. Bach:
    Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564;
    Prelude and fugue (Toccata and fugue) in E major, BWV 566;
    Prelude and fugue in B minor, BWV 544;
    Prelude and fugue in E flat major, BWV 552;
    Prelude and fugue in E minor, BWV 548;
    Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542;
    Passacaglia (thema fugatum) in C minor, BWV 582.
  1. One piece selected from M. K. Čiurlionis:
    Fugue in C minor («Kyrie Eleison»), VL19;
    Fugue in F sharp minor, VL223;
    Fugue-chorale in A minor, VL227.
  1. Compulsory selected piece by Lithuanian composers written specially for the competitions:
    Latėnas. «Ad libitum»;
    Barkauskas. «Inspiration»;
    Bartulis. «The Moonlight»;
    Martinaitis. «MKČ»;
    Latėnas. «Shine»;
    Latėnas. «Toccata»;

A piece written specially for 2023 competition (will be ready in February).

  1. Please choose one piece (the movement) from the list below:
    Eben. The cycle «Laudes»:
    Laudes I;
    Laudes IV.Eben. The cycle «Nedělní hudba» («Sunday Music»):
    III movement Motto Ostinato;
    IV movement Finale.
    Th. Escaich. «Poemes pour orgue»:
    I movement «Eaux natales»;
    II movement «Le Masque»Messiaen. The cycle «L’Ascension»:
    II movement «Alleluias sereins d’une ame qui desire le ciel»;
    III movement «Transports de joie d’une ame devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne» («Transports de joie»).Messiaen. The cycle «La Nativité du Seigneur»:
    «Dieu parmi nous».Gubaidulina:
    «Light and Darkness».
    Macha:
    Funeral Toccata.

II Round programme duration  — about 40 minutes

Final

M. K. Čiurlionis:

Fugue in B minor, VL 345.

One piece selected from:
Franck: 3 Chorales: E major, B minor, A minor; Fantasy in A Major.
Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on the theme BACH, S. 260; Variation «Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen».
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: One of the six Sonates, op. 65.
Reger: Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46; Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, Op. 135b; Choralphantasie «Wie schon leucht uns der Morgenstern» Nr. 1, op. 40; Choralphantasie «Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott» op. 27.
Reubke: Der 94ste Psalm Sonata in C minor.

Choose free programme (works by Russian composers cannot be included in the repertoire).

Final round programme duration — about 45 minutes

Official site: https://ciurlionis.link/en/b/index.