International Beethoven-Competition for Violin
31 July - 4 August 2019

Violin: category up to 17 years, 2 August 2019

1) A caprice for violin solo
2) A virtuoso piece (max 10')
3) Ludwig v. Beethoven, a movement from a sonata or a romance
4) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st movement + cadenza from violin concerto KV. 216, 218, 219

Violin: category 18-30 years, 1st selection, 1 August 2019

1) Johann Sebastian Bach: 2 movements from a solo sonata, a partita or from a solo sonata by E. Ysaye
2) Niccolò Paganini: a caprice from op. 1
3) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st movement + cadence from the violin concertos KV 218, 219
4) 3 Questions from Leopold Mozart's Violin School (1756)
1st main section, 3rd section: "Musical Art Words"
Allegro assai and presto (fast), are little differentiated from each other Molto Allegro: "a little faster than Allegro"
Allegro: "funny, not hasty pace"
2nd main part, bow line § 6, (4th-5th)
§6, 4. "You have to get used to a long, unseparated, gently flowing bow stroke", 5. "The bow stroke must be consistent, equal and with moderate pressure"
4th main piece, up and smear § 15, § 38
§ 15 "if the 2nd note is punctured, may not be indented at the point"
§ 38 "4 notes must always be played with the same stroke length and in the same meter"
5th main piece, Tongebung & Legato § 5-14
§ 5-8 exercises for stroke control (see also in Ivan Galamian)
§ 9 "Slow melodies have to be played with very even line width and tone"
§ 10 "The bow change must be performed inaudible"
§ 12 "For the equality in the tone a uniform, singing bow stroke is required. The piano needs a round and fat tone and no flagoletto to be heard "
§ 13 "empty strings may only rarely be used. Flagolette are to be avoided in tunes "
§ 14 "As many notes as possible are to be tied under a bow and a line must be connected to the other line without detachment"
6th main piece, articulation § 7, 9
§ 7 "Short notes are at the beginning of the bar at least to play in the smear and must not be overplayed short.
§ 7. Main Piece, line styles, articulated notes
21b, 23b, 26b, 29b, 31a / b, 33b / c "The emphasis must be on the 1st dotted note"
"If the 2nd note is dotted, 1st note will be emphasized and 2nd will be sustained unaccented!"
§ 9. main piece, suggestion, intermediate strike, lookup § 1,3,4,5,8,9,12,19,20,27,30
"Proposals and suggestions are always to bind to the main notes in legato and never to separate"
10. Main Piece, Trills §6, §11, §12
"Trills always start from the top and can be played with or without a look-up" "The trill uses half of the main note for the top note"
"The note (from above) may only be used 1x"
12th major piece, emphasis, articulation and interpretation §1,9,10,14,19
§1 "it can not be over-decorated"
§9 "The strength (accent) may ONLY fall on the 1st note in time. (4/4 1st + 3rd note)
Other accents, or sf, are ALWAYS designated by the composer That means: "weak clock parts (2nd + 4th beat) should NEVER be arbitrarily emphasized!

Final selection 3 August 2019

1) Ludwig v. Beethoven: a slow movement from one of the violin - sonatas
2) Ludwig v. Beethoven, 1st movement from the Violin Concerto in D major with Cadenza
3) A 3rd movement from one of the following violin concertos: Bruch, Brahms, Dvořák, Khatchaturian, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Prokoffiev, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski
ONLY urtext is allowed! NO articulation changes by: Joachim, Yampolsky, Yankelevich or others!

Concert of the finalists: 4 August 2019, 6.30 pm at the Villa in the Südpark / Music School of the City of St. Pölten

Candidates must submit the works partially or in full, depending on the jury's decision. With the exception of the sonatas all works are to be played by heart! All performances are public. The decisions of the jury are final. The East-West Music Festival has the right to produce and publish photos, videos and sound recordings without financial claims of the participants. The award winners are obliged to attend the prizewinner concert without compensation. We assume no liability for damage to instruments or the property of the participants. There are ONLY Urtext editions allowed! NO edits by: Joachim, Yampolsky or others!

Viola Competition
1-3 August 2019

1st selection, 1 August

1) Caprice solo
2) J. S. Bach, 2 sentences from a Suite or Partita 3) a slow and a fast movement from the nocturnal op. 42 by L. v. Beethoven

Final selection, 3 August (maximum playing time 20 minutes)

1) 1st movement of a classical violin concerto
2) 1st movement, or 2nd and 3rd movement from a romantic or modern viola concerto

Cello Competition
1-3 August 2019

Cello: Category until 17 years, 2 August

1) A caprice solo
2) A virtuoso piece (max.10')
3) Ludwig v. Beethoven, 1st movement from a sonata
4) Joseph Haydn, 1st movement from a cello concerto

Cello: Category 18-30 years, 1st selection: 1 August

1) Johann Sebastian Bach: 2 sets of different character from a suite
2) A Caprice
3) Joseph Haydn, 1st movement of a cello concerto with cadenza
4) 3 questions selected from Leopold Mozart's Violin School (1756)

Finale: 3 August

1) Ludwig v. Beethoven: 1st movement and slow movement from a sonata
2) 1st movement from a cello concerto of the 19th or 20th century

4 August, 6.30 pm, concert of the finalists in the Villa in the Südpark in St. Pölten

Questions and Answers from Leopold Mozart's Violin School (1756)

1st main section, 3rd section: "Musical Art Words"
Allegro assai and presto (fast), are little differentiated from each other Molto Allegro: "a little faster than Allegro"
Allegro: "funny, not hasty pace"
2nd main part, bow line § 6, (4th-5th)
§6, 4. "One must get used to a long, unseparated, gently flowing bow stroke", 5. "The bow stroke must be constant, equal and with moderate duck" 4th main piece, up and smear § 15, § 38
§ 15 "if the 2nd note is punctured, may not be indented at the point"
§ 38 "4 notes must always be played with the same stroke length and in the same meter"
5th main piece, Tongebung & Legato § 5-14
§ 5-8 Exercises for stroke control (see also Ivan Galamian)
§ 9 "Slow melodies have to be played with very even line width and tone"
§ 10 "The bow change must be performed inaudible"
§ 12 "For the equality in the tone a uniform, singing bow stroke is required. In the piano a round and fat tone and no flagoletto must be heard "
§ 13 "empty strings may only rarely be used. Flagolette are to be avoided in tunes "
§ 14 "As many notes as possible are to be bound under one sheet and one line must be connected to the other line without detachment"
6th main piece, articulation § 7, 9
§ 7 "Short notes are at the beginning of the bar at least to play in the smear and must not be overplayed short.
§ 7. Main Piece, line styles, articulated notes
21b, 23b, 26b, 29b, 31a / b, 33b / c "The emphasis must be on the 1st dotted note"
"If the 2nd note is dotted, 1st note will be emphasized and 2nd will be sustained unaccented!"
§ 9. main piece, suggestion, intermediate strike, lookup § 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 19, 20, 27, 30
"Proposals and suggestions are always to bind to the main notes in legato and never to separate"
10. Main Piece, Trills §6, §11, §12
"Trills always start from the top and can be played with or without a look-up"
"The trill uses half of the main note for the top note"
"The note (from above) may only be used 1x"
12. Main Piece, Emphasis, Articulation and Interpretation §1, 9, 10, 14, 19
§1 "it can not be over-decorated"
§9 "The strength (accent) may ONLY fall on the 1st note in time. (4/4 1st + 3rd note)
Other accents, or sf, are ALWAYS designated by the composer That means: "weak clock parts (2nd + 4th beat) should NEVER be arbitrarily emphasized!

The registration fee can not be refunded under any circumstances. Depending on the decision of the jury, the candidates must submit the works partially or completely. With the exception of the sonatas all works are to be played by heart! All performances are public. The decisions of the jury + audience evaluation are final. The organization has the right to produce photos, videos and sound recordings without financial claims of the participants. Award winners are obliged to attend the prizewinner concert without compensation. The organizer assumes no liability for damage to the instrument or property of the participants.

Piano-Competition
22-30 Juli 2019

1st selection, maximum of 20 minutes

- An Etude of your choice
- A work or part of a work by J. S. Bach
- A free virtuoso work of max 10 minutes

2nd selection / final, maximum 25 minutes

A whole sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven or Schubert
or
a selection of works of the 18th / 19th / 20th century

Registration

1.

Registration form

Please download our registration form:

2.

Send via E-mail

Please send us the completed form until 30 May 2019 to: musikfest@gmx.at

3.

Competition fee 150 €

Please transfer the participation fee until 30 May 2019 to:
Musikförderungsverein Ost-West
Erste Bank
IBAN: AT84 2011 1840 3407 5000
BIC: GIBAATWWXXX

Jury

Gernot Winischhofer
Gernot Winischhofer

Violin

Tatiana Berkul
Tatiana Berkul

Violin

Marcello Defant
Marcello Defant

Violin

Valery Oistrakh
Valery Oistrakh

Violin

Takashi Shimizu
Takashi Shimizu

Violin

Wolfgang Wölfer
Wolfgang Wölfer

Viola

Attila Pasztor
Attila Pasztor

Cello

Patricia Pagny
Patricia Pagny

Piano

Location

Musikc school of the City of St. Pölten
Maria Theresia-Straße 23, A-3100 Sankt Pölten

Prices

1st - 3rd Price

In the first and second category, places 1-3 will be awarded.

Diploma

All winners receive a diploma with distinction of the place achieved.