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International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists

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17/04/2020 - 25/04/2020
Vilnius, Lithuania
Piano/keyboard | Strings | Symphonic strings | Violin

The 11th International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists will be held in Vilnius from April 17 till April 25, 2020.

The Competition is open to Pianists and Violinists of all nationalities who were born on or after June 19, 2000.

Initially in 1997 the competition started on a 2–3 year cycle, but now, after the Lithuanian Culture Ministry acknowledged this competition as an event of national significance, it is organised every 4 years.

Information

Organisers

PI Natų knygynas, Balys Dvarionas Charity and Support Foundation, Vilnius Balys Dvarionas Ten-Year Music School

Structure

The participants should be aged up to 20 years old and divided in 3 age categories.
The competition for the age categories “A” and “B” will take place in 2 rounds; the competition for category “C” in three rounds (the final round with orchestral accompaniment).

Cycle

Every four years

Next competition

17.04.2020- 25.04.2020

Next deadline

31.01.2020

 

Orchestra

THE LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (LNSO) was established in 1940 by the composer, conductor and pianist Balys Dvarionas. From 1964 to 2015 it was led by Juozas Domarkas, and since the autumn of 2015, the artistic director and chief conductor has been Modestas Pitrėnas. Robertas Šervenikas is the orchestra’s second conductor, while Juozas Domarkas remains honorary conductor. 

Application

Documents required:

  • A digital copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or ID, or passport copy, where the name and birth date of the applicant is apparent (pdf, jpg, jpeg, png formats);
  • A digital copy of official confirmation of payment of the application fee in pdf, jpg, png, jpeg formats  (not needed if the payment will be processed during the online application via PayPal, Paysera or credit card);
  • Short biography of the applicant (up to 200 words);
  • Proposed competition repertoire;
  • Recent portrait picture in png, jpg or jpeg formats, the size must be approx. 3 MB (suitable for printing);
  • Youtube link(s) of self video recording of the programme with pieces from the 1st and from the 2nd round.

Entrance fee:
A non-refundable Entrance Fee is:
60 EUR for the age group A,
80 EUR for the age group B,
100 EUR for the age group C.
The fee must be paid by January 31, 2020 during the online application through Paysera, Paypal systems or with Credit card. If none of the methods suite you, it is possible to pay through bank transfer. In this case a digital copy of the payment confirmation with a full name of the Competitor should be saved (pdf, jpg, jpeg).

The Entrance Fee is payable to the following bank account:
Bank: AB SEB bank
Name: VSI Natu knygynas
Iban: LT067044060001587589
Bank SWIFT code:  CBVILT2X

Rules

The competition is open to pianists and violinists of all nationalities who were born on or after June 19, 2000. The competition is subdivided into 3 age groups:
“A” – participants born on or after June 19, 2008
“B” – participants born on or after June 19, 2004
“C” – participants born on or after June 19, 2000

The performances will be evaluated by an international jury. Each jury for pianists and for violinists will include 7 members.The final 3rd round with orchestra in age group ‘C’ will be adjudicated by all 14 Jury members. Jury decisions are final and may not be challenged or amended.
All performances are open to the public.

Competition Laureates and Diploma Holders are obliged to participate in the Competition Finale Concerts without remuneration or reimbursement of expenses.

The Competition Committee reserves the right to record and market Competition performances and Finale Concerts in any format, present or future, including but not limited to audio, video, digital or other forms of recording, and/or to radio, Internet, digital and/or TV broadcasts, as well as commercial release of said recordings/broadcasts without remuneration to the Competitors.

Repertoire

The Competition for “A” and “B” Groups will take place in 2 rounds; the Competition for “C” Group in 3 Rounds (the final Round with orchestral accompaniment).

In Round 1 the competitors must perform at least one Baroque or Classical work, in Round 2 – at least one Balys Dvarionas composition.
The choice of music for the rest of the programme is entirely at the discretion of the competitor within the time allowed for each age group.

The performances for both Round 1 and Round 2 must have the following duration:

Group “A” – from 10 to 20 minutes;
Group “B” – from 15 to 25 minutes;
Group “C” – from 20 to 30 minutes.

The Jury reserves the right to interrupt performances which exceed these specified time limits.

In Round 1 and Round 2 pianists must perform solo piano works only, violinists solo or with piano accompaniment. All works must be performed from memory.

Round 3 (“C” Group only – with orchestra):
Concerto of choice for violin/piano and orchestra from the following:

Piano:

B. Dvarionas (1904-1972)   Concerto for piano and orchestra No.1 in G minor
B. Dvarionas (1904-1972)    Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra No. 2 in E minor
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)    Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 23 in A major, KV 488
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)    Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
F. Liszt (1811-1886)    Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in A major, S125
R. Schumann (1810-1856)    Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op. 54
E. Grieg (1843-1907)    Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)    Concerto for piano and orchestra No.1 in D flat major, Op.10

Violin:

B. Dvarionas (1904-1972)    Concerto for violin in b minor
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)    Concerto for violin No. 3 in G major, KV 216
F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)    Concerto for violin E minor, Op. 64
H. Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)    Concerto for violin No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37
C. Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)    Concerto for violin  No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)    Concerto for violin No.1 in D major, Op. 19

Time limits must be strictly adhered to, and no piece may be performed more than once.

Prizes

Prizes

The Balys Dvarionas International Competition Jury will announce Laureates and Diploma holders and will award prizes. No more than a total of 18 Laureate titles in all groups and categories of the Competition can be awarded.

Competition Laureates and Diploma Holders are obliged to participate in the Competition Finale Concerts without remuneration or reimbursement of expenses.
Prizes and diplomas will be presented during the official closing and Competition finale concert.

Laureate prizes:

Piano
A group – 500 EUR
B group – 1000 EUR
C group – 1500 EUR

Violin
A group – 500 EUR
B group – 1000 EUR
C group – 1500 EUR

Grand Prix

The Jury of the Competition is in position to award to the winner of each age group the Grand Prix title and prize:

Piano
A group – 1000 EUR
B group – 2000 EUR
C group – 3000 EUR

Violin
A group – 1000 EUR
B group – 2000 EUR
C group – 3000 EUR

Special prizes

The competitiors will be awarded with the special prizes:

  • for the best performance of a piece by B. Dvarionas (for violinist and pianist, 500 eur each);

  • for the best performance of a piece by Lithuanian contemporary composer (for violinist and pianist, 500 eur in the whole, 250 eur each);

  • the youngest participants of the II Round will be awarded with a tangible prize (pianist and violinist);

  • for the best performance of a concerto with orchestra by B. Dvarionas (for violinist or pianist, 500 Eur)

  • for the best performance of a piece by baroque composer (for pianist and violinist)

  • for the best performance of a piece by classical composer (for pianist and violinist)

  • for the best performance of a piece by a contemporary composer (for pianist and violinist)

  • SPECIAL PRIZE “FAVOURITE OF THE AUDIENCE” (for finalist violinist or pianist in C Group, voting at www.15min.lt)

Contact

Contacts

DIRECTOR
Vygintas Gasperavičius
info@ipmc.lt
Visit original competition page www.dvarionas.com http://www.ipmc.lt/

Prize winners