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International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition

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Date TBA
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Piano

** Due to the epidemiological situation in the world the XIV Krainev International Competition was postponed to March 19-26, 2021 and helded online. **
Registration  for the competition runs until February 22, 2021, with the last day to upload recordings on February 25.

Krainev International Competition was founded by renowned pianist Vladimir Krainev (1944-2011) in his native town Kharkov in Ukraine in 1992. In over 20 years of existence it attracted many talented children from all Europe and Asian countries, who later demonstrated their excellence winning the most prestigious competitions and making a distinguished international career.

The competition features a number of unique aspects such as orchestral finals for both YOUNG MASTER COMPETITION age groups, transparent voting system, while established relations with prestigious conservatoires, concert agencies and festivals play an active part in creating a solid foundation for the professional future of the competitors.
Unforgettable concerts, master classes and meetings involving talented youths in the presence of outstanding musicians is both inspiring and motivating for the young artists.

The competitors play on STEINWAY piano.

Information

Organiser

Kharkov Special Secondary Music boarding school

Structure

The competitions has two rounds for category “Young Master”
and one round for category “Debut”

 

Cycle

Every two years

Next competition

TBA 2023

Next deadline

TBA 2023

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Application

Applications to be submitted by February 22, 2021 at Events – ArtistDB
The online Application Form must be accompanied by:
a) A scanned copy of the applicant’s personal ID document;
b) Short biography of the applicant
c) Proposed competition repertoire
d) A scanned high quality (1000 pixels) portrait picture for publishing purpose

Entrance fee for participants is:
– at the “Young Master” competition € 50;
– at the “Debut Category” competition – € 30.

All eligible participants of the XIV online Volodymyr Krainev Competition will be invited to the XV Volodymyr Krainev Competition in March 2022 with a 50% participation fee discount, diploma holders with a 75% discount and Prize-winners with a 100% participation fee discount.

Rules

The 14th International Volodymyr Krainev Competition for Young Pianists will be ONLINE from March 19–26, 2021. The Competition is open to Pianists of all nationalities who were born on or after March 1, 2001.

I. Category “Young Master” Two Round Competition
(because of COVID there will be no Final Round with orchestral accompaniment this year)

The category “Young Master” competition is subdivided into two age groups:
1. First age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2005
2. Second age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2001

II. Category “Debut” One Round Competition

The category “Debut” competition is subdivided into three age groups:
1. First age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2010
2. Second age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2008
3. Third age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2006

 

 

Repertoire

All works must be performed from memory.
In the First and Second Rounds pianists must perform solo piano works only. Compositions from the First Round may not be repeated in the Second Round.

I. Category “Young Master” (Two Round Competition)

First Round
1. A polyphonic piece from the Baroque époque.
2. A sonata allegro movement from the Classical period.
3. An etude of participant’s choice.
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.

Second Round
1. Any piece(s) composed by Fryderic Chopin or Robert Schumann.
2. A composition from the competitors own country.
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 First and Second Rounds must have the following durations:
First age group – from 10 to 20 minutes;
Second age group – from 15 to 25 minutes.

 

II. Category “Debut” (One Round Competition)

1. A polyphonic piece from the Baroque époque.
2. A sonata allegro movement from the Classical period.
3. An etude of participant’s choice.
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.
Competition performance duration for each age group of the Debut Category:
First age group – from 10 to 15 minutes;
Second age group – from 15 to 20 minutes;
Third age group – from 20 to 25 minutes.

Prizes

Category “Young Master”

Best contestants will be awarded with prize-winners diplomas.
The organizing committee will endeavour to arrange opportunities for the best pianists to perform concerts during the 2021–2022 concert season in Ukraine and abroad.

There will also be an audience online voting during the competition – in each group the listeners will choose a public favourite.
Category “Young Master” Second Round audience favourite winners will be invited to take part in the summer music festival in Mirgorod (Ukraine).

Category “Debut” 

Best contestants will be awarded with prize-winners diplomas.
The organizing committee will endeavour to arrange opportunities for the best pianists to perform concerts during the 2020–2021 concert season in Ukraine and abroad.

There will also be an audience online voting during the competition – in each group the listeners will choose a public favourite. Category  “Debut” audience favourites will be awarded special recognition diplomas.

Depending upon the results achieved by the contestants and within the limits of the set number of prizes the jury is authorized:
– to withhold prizes;
– to have performers share prizes;
– award special prizes.

Contact

Contacts

APPLICATION PROCESS SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
Eugenijus
+37068566018 info@ipmc.lt
Visit original competition page Website

Prize winners

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