EMCY

International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz

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Date TBA
Kiev, Ukraine
Piano/keyboard

Among the cultural and art measures that promote Ukraine’s integration with the world community the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz figures prominently.

Since 2002, the Competition has became a member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) and since 2004 it is the only one Competition in Ukraine that has become a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC). In October-November 2008 during the VIII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz were held EMCY General Assembly.

The Competition was founded in 1995 commemorates a memory of the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz, who was born and educated in Kyiv (Ukraine).

The Competition is shared on three stages and holding during three years:
–         1st year (groups “Horowitz-Debut” and Junior Group)
–         2nd  (Intermediate Group)
–         3rd (Senior Group)

Victory in the Competition is honorable and high recommendation for a performer.
Part of the active cooperation between world competitions is the exchange of prize winners, who thanks to this have the opportunity to perform in different countries of the world. Read more
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Information

Organiser

International Charitable Found of Vladimir Horowitz Competition

Structure

The partecipants should be aged up to 33 years old, they will be then divided in 4 age categories.

The competition will take place in four rounds:
17–19 April 2019: First Round
20–21 April 2019: Second Round
22–23 April 2019: Third Round
24 April 2019 – Solemn awards ceremony and final concert of the laureates

Cycle

Every year (alternately for Debut/Junior and for Intermediate/Senior)

Next deadline

TBA

Application

Candidates should provide the following documents:

  • the application form filled out on the web site of the Competitions with the duration of each piece
  • a high-quality video recording with a program including a virtuoso etude
    performed by the applicant (10 to 15 minutes). The video recording must
    be uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and a link to the recording
    given in the application form (section «Qualifying Round»).
  • a copy of the birth certificate or passport;
  • a copy of the identification code (for citizens of Ukraine);
  • a half-length digital photo (300 dpi), suitable for printing in a booklet and
    taken no earlier than one year before submitting the application form;
  • copies of documents confirming previous awards, if any, in music
    competitions.
  • The participation fee is 100 U.S. dollars or the equivalent sum in the national currency of Ukraine at the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine, and is to be paid during registration.

Rules

Age range: is opened to young pianists of all nationalities,  born between 24 April 2000 and 24 April 2005.
The Competition is held in four separate groups.

 

Repertoire

“HOROWITZ – DEBUT” 

1st Group “A” Elementary

Program of the participant’s choice.
Performance duration – 10 minutes.

2nd Group “B” Elementary

Program of the participant’s choice with obligatory performance of Etude.
Performance duration -15 minutes.

3rd Group “C” Advanced

Program of the participant’s choice with obligatory performance:

– Sonata (1st or 2nd-3rd parts) or variations;

– Virtuoso composition

Performance duration -20 minutes.

4th Group “D” Advanced

Performance of a part of Concerto for piano with orchestra (accompanied by another piano).

JUNIOR GROUP

First Round

1. J. Bach. One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier.

2. M. Clementi, J. Hummel, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. Beethoven (participant’s choice).

One complete sonata (without reprises).

3. F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S: Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin, C. Debussy, I. Stravinsky, D. Ligeti (participant’s choice).

One virtuoso etude.

4. A piece by a Ukrainian composer.

The performance should last up to 30 minutes.

Second Round

1. A required composition (see Attachment 1, “List of required repertoire for the Second Round”).

2. One or more piece(s) of choice by composers from the Romantic period to the present time.

The performance should last up to 35 minutes.

Third Round

1. A complete concerto (See Attachment 2, “Works for the Third Round”).  

Prizes

Junior group

1st Prize – 5,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Gold Medal;

2nd Prize – 2,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Silver Medal;

3rd Prize – 1,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Bronze Medal;

4th Prize – 1,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

5th Prize – 700 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

6th Prize – 500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner.

The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury’s decision.

"Horowitz - Debut"

Winners of the Group “D” Advanced take part in the Closing Concert with the orchestra in the Lysenko Column Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

The winners of the Competition in group “Horowitz – Debut” receive diplomas and gifts, and take part in the Closing Concert of the Competition.

Contact

Visit original competition page www.horowitzv.org Facebook

Prize winners