Draft programm 2023

Minor changes are to be expected!

Violin

General Information:

  • The chairman will terminate any presentation exceeding the given time frame.
  • Please choose repeats in your own responsibility. The maximum duration of each round must not be exceeded.
  • For Bach, Mozart, Paganini op. 1 as well as for the sonatas please use the urtext editions.
  • Good pianists are made available by the organizer but can also be brought along by the candidate (at their own cost).
  • Please prepare an attractive piece with a maximum duration of 4-5 minutes for the prize winners’ concert. Choose from the theme “folk music (dance music)”, if possible in connection with your home. For suggestions, see § 2.

A) First Round:

  1. One original caprice for violin solo by N. Paganini or of a comparable level of difficulty.
  2. J. S. Bach: Two dances from Partita I, b-Minor, BWV1002 (WITHOUT Double)
    OR
    Two dances from Partita II, d-Minor, BWV 1004 (not Chaconne)
    OR
    Two dances from Partita III, E-Major (not Preludio)
    Note: Please choose a slow and a fast movement!

Duration: 10 minutes.
All pieces of the first round have to be performed from memory.

B) Second Round:

  1. First movement of one of the following violin concerts by W. A. Mozart (G-Major, KV 216; D-Major, KV 218; A-Major, KV 219) .
  2. One sonata for violin and piano by J. Brahms (op. 78, G-Major; op. 100, A-Major; op. 108, d-Minor)
  3. Scherzo c-Minor by J. Brahms from the FAE-Sonata (from memory),
    OR
    a “Hungarian Dance” by J. Brahms, arranged by J. Joachim.

Duration: about 30 minutes
Concerts have to be performed from memory, sonata can be performed with notes – except the FAE-Sonata which also has to be played from memory.
Note: Sonatas selected for the second round have to be prepared in full. If necessary, the jury will decide on further time limits before the beginning of the second round. These limits will apply to all candidates.

C) Final with full orchestra:

Orchestra accompaniment in the finals is still intended. Should, however, an unexpected situation emerge we kindly ask for your understanding that they would have to be carried out with piano.

First movement and cadence from one of the following violin concerts:

  • J. Brahms, D-Major, op. 77;
    or
  • J. Sibelius, d-Minor, op. 47;
    or
  • L.v. Beethoven, D-Major, op. 61;
    or
  • P. I.Tschaikowsky, D-Major, op. 35.

In the final round, concerts have to be performed from memory.

 

Cello

General Information:

  • The chairman will terminate any presentation excessivly exceeding the given time frame.
  • Please choose repeats in your own responsibility. The maximum duration of each round must not be exceeded.
  • Please bring copies of the contemporary work selected in the first round for the jury.
  • Good pianists are made available by the organizer but can also be brought along by the candidate (at their own cost).
  • Please prepare an attractive piece with a maximum duration of 4-5 minutes for the prize winners’ concert. Choose from the theme “folk music (dance music)”, if possible in connection with your home. For suggestions, see § 2.

A) First round:

  1. Prelude from one of the suites no. 4, 5 or 6 by J. S. Bach.
  2. A Caprice by A. Piatti or an etude by D. Popper „Hohe Schule des Violoncellospiels”.
  3. A short contemporary work for violoncello solo (or parts of it) of a duration not exceeding 6 minutes, e.g.:
    Luciano Berio, Les mots sont allés
    Henri Dutilleux, aus 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
    Krzysztof Penderecki, Per Slava
    or another contemporary work of comparable difficulty (The composer must live or have lived in the 21st century.).

Duration: 15 minutes.
All pieces of the first round have to be performed from memory.

B) Second Round:

  1. One of the sonatas by J. Brahms:
    (op. 38, e-Minor or op. 99, F-Major, or sonata in D-Major (transciption of op. 78 no.1 in G-Major which was composed at Poertschach)
  2. Choose one of the sonatas by the following composers:
    – L. v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 3, A major, op.69
    – L. Boccherini, Cello Sonata in A major, G. 4
    – A. Dvořák, Rondo in G minor, op. 94
    – F. Schubert, “Arpeggione Sonata”

Duration: max. 40 minutes
Sonatas can be performed with notes. A Brahms sonata is to be performed in its entirety, as well as the work of one of the other composers to be chosen in its entirety.
At the end of the 1st round, the candidates advancing to the semifinals will be informed which/how many movements of the 2nd composer the jury wishes to be presented.

C) Final with full orchestra:

Choose one of the following

  • J. Haydn, Cello concerto D-Major, Ho. VII:2, 1st movement
  • A. Dvořák, Cello concerto, b-Minor, op. 104, 1st movement
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo theme, A-Major op.33

In the final round, concerts have to be performed from memory.

 

Piano

General Information:

  • All works have to be performed from memory.
  • The chairman will terminate any presentation exceeding the given time frame.
  • Please choose repeats in your own responsibility. The maximum duration of each round must not be exceeded.
  • Please prepare an attractive piece with a maximum duration of 4-5 minutes for the prize winners’ concert. Choose from the theme “folk music (dance music)”, if possible in connection with your home. For suggestions, see § 2.

A) First Round:

  1. One Prelude and one Fugue (belonging together) from “Das Wohltemperierte Klavier” by J. S. Bach.
  2. One Etude by F. Chopin from op. 10 (except no. 3, and no. 6) or op. 25 (except no. 7).
  3. One piece by J. Brahms to be chosen from op. 4, 10, 76, 79, 116, 117, 118, 119.

Duration: 15 minutes.

B) Second Round:

  • A piece of variation work by J. Brahms: op. 9, or op. 21 (no. 1 and no. 2), or op 24, or op. 35 (first and second book).
    Note: Of op. 35 you can also play book 1 or book 2 only. In this case you would have to complement your programme by op. 21, no. 1 or no. 2. The variations op. 21, no. 1, can be played without repeats.

or

  • A sonata by J. Brahms: op. 1, or op. 2, or op. 5.
    Note: The first movement of sonata nr 3 op. 5 by Brahms is to be played without repeats.

Duration: max. 35 minutes.

C) Final with full orchestra:

You are asked to play the first movement from one of the following piano concerts:

  • J. Brahms, no. 1, D minor, op. 15
    or
  • J. Brahms, no 2, B major, op. 83
    or
  • L.v. Beethoven, no 4, G major, op. 58.

The concerts must be played from memory.