Information for participants

Competition timetable

Please note: An exact timetable can only be created after all participants have arrived to Pörtschach or after the previous round has finished. Only then the actual number of participating artists is known.

Violin

  • Registration: Saturday, August 31st, 13:30 @ Congress Center Pörtschach
  • 1st round: Sun Sept 1, Mon Sept 2
  • 2nd round: Wed Sept 4
  • Final round with orchestra: Sa Sept 7

Chamber music 

  • Registration: Saturday, August 31st, 13:30 @ Congress Center Pörtschach
  • 1st round: Sun Sept 1 (Mon Sept 2 if necessary)
  • 2nd round: Wed Sept 4
  • Final round: Fri Sept 6

Voice

  • Registration: Sunday, September 1st, 13:30 @ Congress Center Pörtschach
  • 1st round: Mon Sept 2, Tue Sept 3
  • 2nd round: Thu Sept 5
  • Final round: Fri Sept 6

Piano

  • Registration: Sunday, September 1st, 13:30 @ Congress Center Pörtschach
  • 1st round: Mon Sept 2, Tue Sept 3
  • 2nd round: Thu Sept 5
  • Final round with orchestra: Sa Sept 7

Competition Party

For all participants and jury members: Tue Sept 3, evening

General information on practising and pianists

  • Pörtschach is a small town. Distances are short, everything is within walking distance. The number of participants is high, though. Nevertheless, we try to offer fair and equal conditions for all candidates. It is obvious that practising possibilities, in particular during the first round, are limited.
  • In view of this fact, every candidate is only allowed 2 hours of practising per day during the first round.
  • String players are requested to practise at their accommodation, if possible. Please check with your place of accommodation!
  • Candidates who arrive earlier, can practise at the Music School (primary school building) in all practising rooms that are not reserved. No sign-up necessary. Practising pianos are available.
  • For candidates with low starting numbers, there will be some rooms reserved the evening before their performance.
  • All other candidates can put their names on the practising timetables after the drawing of the starting numbers. New practising-timetables for the following day will be put up every day between 8 and 9 p.m. Remember, not more than 2 hours per candidate per day during the first round!
  • Pianists for violin, viola, and cello candidates will be waiting after the first round to fix practising times. Pianists are free of charge!
  • There is always a warming-up room at every competition venue.
  • Any further information concerning practising and rehearsal will be provided at the information event after registration when having drawn the numbers.

Please see our map of Pörtschach for a general overview of available rehearsal/practising rooms.

 

Prize winners’ concert

Sunday, September 08, 2018, 5 p.m.:
Final concert with the prize-winners at Velden Casineum with the chance to be awarded the “prize of the audience”.

No prize can be awarded without participating in the final concert.

Please prepare an attractive piece with a maximum duration of 4-5 minutes for the prize winners’ concert as the prize of the audience will be awarded at this ceremony:
This year, the gala concert follows – in a broad sense – the common theme folk music (dance music), if possible in connection with your home. The following compositions and composers should give you some ideas, they are not meant as restrictions or rules. We look forward to hearing your own choices!
F. Chopin (Mazurkas), A. Dvorak (Slavonic Dances), G. Kreisler, P. de Sarasate, H. Sitt, A. Borodin, J. Hubay, M. Ravel, A. Glazunov, H. Wieniawski, J. Achron, O. Musin, S. Rachmaninoff, etc.
Of course, you may also choose from the competition programme, e.g. a folk song from your home, Brahms Volkslieder, Brahms Hungarian Dances, Zimbalist Sarasateana or similar.

Due to time constraints, participation in the final concert is limited to first and second prizewinners.