EMCY

International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition

All competitions
19/03/2020 - 27/03/2020
Kharkov, Ukraine
Piano/keyboard

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 ising 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 participants should be aged up to 18 years old.
The competitions has three rounds for category “Young Master” and one round for category “Debut”

 

Cycle

Every two years

Next competition

19.03.-27.03.2020

Next deadline

01.01.2020

 

Application

Applications to be submitted by January 1, 2020 by e-mail: musicschoolkh@ukr.net
The enclosed Application Form must be accompanied by:
a) A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
b) Short biography of the applicant
c) Proposed competition repertoire
d) Digital photo for publishing purpose (quality no less than 640 × 480, 0.3 megapixel)

Entrance fee for participants is:
– at the “Young Master” three-round competition € 50 (in hrivna equivalent);
– at the “Debut Category” competition – 500 hrivnas.
Applicants will be advised of their acceptance or otherwise on or before February 15, 2020.

Rules

The 14th International Volodymyr Krainev Competition for Young Pianists will be held in Kharkiv, Ukraine from March 19–27, 2020.
The Competition is open to Pianists of all nationalities who were born on or after March 1, 2001.

I. Category “Young Master” Three Round Competition
(The Final Round with orchestral accompaniment)

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 01.03.2008
2. Second age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2006
3. Third age group – competitors born on or after 01.03.2004

 

 

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” (Three Round Competition; the Final Round with orchestral accompaniment)

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.

Third Round

First age group
Participants of the first age group have to perform 1st or 2nd and 3rd movements of a concerto for piano and orchestra of contestant’s choice from the following:
› Johann Sebastian Bach – BWV 1052 d-moll, BWV 1053 E-dur, BWV 1056 f-moll, BWV 1058 g-moll.
› Franz Joseph Haydn – Hob. XVIII/II D-dur.
› Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – KV 246 C-dur (No. 8), KV 414 A-dur (No. 12), KV 466 d-moll (No. 20), KV 467 C-dur (No. 21), KV 488 A-dur (No. 23).
› Ludwig van Beethoven – No. 1 C-dur op. 15; No. 2 B-dur op. 19.
› Felix Mendelssohn – No. 1 g-moll op. 25.
› Camille Saint-Saens – No. 2 g-moll op. 22.

Second age group
Participants of the second age group have to perform the whole concert for piano and orchestra of contestant’s choice from the following:
› Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – KV 466 d-moll (No. 20), KV 491 c-moll (No. 24).
› Ludwig van Beethoven – No. 2 B-dur op. 19, No. 3 c-moll op. 37.
› Ferenc Liszt – No. 1 Es-dur S. 124, No. 2 f-moll S. 125.
› Frédéric Chopin – No. 1 e-moll op. 11, No. 2 f-moll op. 21.
› Camille Saint-Saëns – No. 2 g-moll op. 22.
› Edvard Grieg – a-moll op. 16.
› Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – No. 1 b-moll op. 23.
› Robert Schumann – a-moll op. 54.
› Sergei Rachmaninov – No. 1 fis-moll op. 1, No. 2 c-moll op. 18.
› Maurice Ravel – G-dur.
› Sergei Prokofiev – No. 1 Des-dur op. 10.
› George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue.

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”

First age group
First prize – € 1.000
Second prize – € 750
Third prize – € 500
Second age group
First prize – € 1.500
Second prize – € 1.000
Third prize – € 750

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.

Category “Debut” 

Will be awarded with diplomas and presents.
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.

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

Visit original competition page Website

Prize winners