Competition

International Beethoven-Competition for Violin
July 29th – August 1st 2020

Violin:
18-30 years, 1st round, July 29th, 2 p.m.

1) 2 movements of a solo sonata by
Johann Sebastian Bach, or a solo sonata by E. Ysaye
2) Niccolò Paganini: one Caprice of op. 1,
or by Henryk Wieniawski of op. 10
3) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st movement + cadenza of the
violinconcertos KV 218, 219
4) 3 questions of Leopold Mozart’s violin school (1756)

Final selection: July 31st, 2 p.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto with Cadenzas
or
Max Bruch: Scottish fantasy

Violin: 13-17 years, July 30th, 2 p.m.

1) A caprice for solo violin
2) A virtuoso piece (max. 10´)
3) Ludwig v. Beethoven, a movement from a sonata or a romance
4) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st movement with cadenza of the
violin concertos KV. 216/218/219

Violin: 8-12 years, July 30th, 10 a.m.

1) An Etude for Solo Violin
2) A virtuoso piece (max. 7´)
3) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st movement with cadence
or Joseph Haydn, violin concerto in C major, 1st movement with cadenza by Arthur Grumiaux (available on request to musikfest@gmx.at)

Finalists Concert: August 1st, 6.30 p.m.
South Park Villa St. Pölten/ Music School

 Depending on the decision of the jury, the candidates have to partially or fully present the works. With the exception of the sonatas, all works are to be played by heart! All appearances are public. The decisions of the jury are final. The Ost-West Musikfest has the right to produce and publish photos, videos and sound recordings without the participants‘ financial claims. The award winners are obliged to attend the award winner concert without remuneration. We accept no liability for damage to instruments or the property of the participants. ONLY Urtext editions & articulations are permitted! NO arrangements by: Joachim, Yampolsky or similar arrangements! The order in which the participants appear is alphabetical.

Questions and answers about
„Leopold Mozart’s Violin School“                

1st Chapter: §3: „Musical Art Words“- (musical charachters of movement) selection:
Allegro assai and presto, are just little different from each other:
Allegro: „funny, not hasty tempo“

Molto Allegro: „only little faster than Allegro“

2nd Chapter: Bowings § 6
4. „You have to get used to a long, unseparated (legato), gently flowing
bowing“.
5. „The bowing must be consistent, and evenly with moderate pressure“

4th Chapter: Bowing rules for up and down § 15, § 38
§ 15 „if a note is dotted, later pressure than on the main note, or on the
prenote is not allowed“
§ 38 „all notes (of 4 equal) must always be played with the same length of

bow and in same metrum“

5th Chapter: Sound & Legato § 5-14
§ 5-8 exercises for sound control (see also at Ivan Galamian)
§ 9 „melodies have to be played with very even use of bow and balanced

sound“
§ 10 „The bow change must becalm and inaudible“
§ 12 „For an even sounding melody is required a even and singing bowing.
      „In the piano there needs to be heard a round and fat and never weak

and flutelike sound, just less loud than in forte“
§ 13 „empty strings may be used only rarely. Flagolette are to be avoided in

melodies „
§ 14 „As many notes as possible are to be played in legato and change of

bow must be connected without any noise“

6th Chapter:
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.

7thChapter:
line styles, articulated notes (21b, 23b, 26b, 29b, 31a / b, 33b / c)
„weight of the bow must be only on the 1st note“
„If the 2nd note is dotted, 1st note will be accentuated and 2nd will be
played lighter“

9.Chapter: prenotes & ornamentations  § 1,3,4,5,8,9,12,19,20,27,30
„prenotes & ornamentations are to be played always legato connected to the main notes and never separately“

10th Chapter:
Trills §6, §11, §12
„Trills always start from upwards and can be played with or without
ornament before and after trill“
„The prenote of a trill uses half the metrum of the main note“
„The ornamentation (prenote from above) must only be used once, never
twice“

12th Chapter:
accentuation, articulation and interpretation §1,9,10,14,19
§1 „music should not be over-decorated“
§9 „The accent must be ONLY on the 1st note (3/4 — 4/4 1st + 3rd note)


International
Beethoven-Competition for Piano
July 24-25th 2020

1st stage

max. 20 minutes

– One Präludium & Fuga by J. Sebastian Bach
– One study of Your choice
– One piece of Your own choice

2nd stage/ final

max. 25 minutes

A sonata by: Ludwig v. Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang A. Mozart or
Franz Schubert


Registration

1. Registration form

Registration Competition

2. Send via E-mail

Please send us the completed form until 
June 1st 2020 
to: musikfest@gmx.at

3. Competition fee 150 €

Please transfer the participation fee until 
June 1st 2020 to:
Musikförderungsverein
Ost-West
Erste Bank, IBAN:
AT84 2011 1840 3407 5000
BIC: GIBAATWWXXX


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.


Location

Music school of the city of St. Pölten
Maria-Theresia-Str. 23, A-3100 St. Pölten