EMCY

Mravinsky International Competition for Youth

All competitions
09/11/2020 - 11/11/2020
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Brass instruments | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba | Woodwind Instruments | Bassoon | Clarinet | Flute | Oboe

The competition was founded in 1996 to acknowledge and pay tribute to the great accomplishments and contribution to Russian musical culture of this outstanding conductor. The competition is organised by the St. Petersburg School of Arts for Children named after E.A. Mravinsky with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, and the Administration of Moskovsky District, St. Petersburg.

Information

Organiser

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, Administration of the Moskow District, St. Petersburg, and the ‘E.A. Mravinsky’ School of Arts for Children, St. Petersburg

Structure

Two rounds followed by final, accompanied by orchestra.

The participants should be aged from 11 to 21 and divided in 2 age categories.

Cycle

Every two years.

Next deadline

01.06.2020

Application

In order to take part in the competition one shall send the following documents to the Organising Committee before 1 June, 2020 (the date is verified as affixed in the postal stamp):

  • completed application;
  • copy of certificate of birth of passport;
  • DVD  with recording of two compositions selected by the participant (note: these compositions may not be part of the competition programme);
  • photo of participant of the competition for the booklet.
  • e) The competition fee for the foreign participants can be paid after the arrival

The list of competition participants of the 1st  round  will be published on the site of the competition before 1 September, 2020.

Rules

1. The competition is held in 2 nominations: «Violin-viola» and «cello».
2. Age of the participants — up to 21 years old inclusive.
The participants are split into two age groups:
category «А» – 11-15 years old, category «В»: 16-21 years old. In the specialty «viola» – one age group «В»: 16-21 years old.
The age group of a participant is fixed as of 9 November, 2020.
3. The competition is preceded by selective audition on DVD.
4. The competition is held in three rounds. The first and second rounds — performance of solo programmes, the third round — performance with the orchestra.
5. The sequence of participants’ performance is set by the draw. A contestant takes part in the draw in person. If necessary, the Organising Committee provides a highly- qualified concertmaster to a participant of the competition.
6. The competition is held in the Concert Hall of School of Arts for Children named after E.A. Mravinsky. The hall hosts 430 persons.
The award of prizes and the closing concert is held in the Grand Hall of Academic Philharmonic Society named after D. Shostakovich.
7. Not more than 50% participants of the first round are admitted to the second round. Not more than 5 participants for each nomination are admitted to the third round.
8. The winners of the competition who took I-III places are awarded the title of «Laureate» with award of diploma.
The participants of the competition who took IV and V places are awarded the title of «Award-winner» with award of diploma.
The teachers and concertmasters who have coached the Laureates and Award-winners are awarded with diplomas and appreciation deeds respectively.
9. The winners take place in the concluding concert of prize winners.
The Organising Committee reserves the right to transmit the competition auditions and concerts on television and radio, to recording and distribution of audio- and video materials of the competition without any additional royalty.
10. Admission fee — 100 Euro (for representatives of Russia – calculated in roubles at the exchange rate set by the Central Bank of Russia as of the date of dispatch).
The payment of the admission fee will be made upon the participant’s arrival.

Repertoire

Category “A” (11 – 15 years of age)

I round

A fantasy by Telemann or one Baroque sonata

A caprice by Rode, Dont, Kreutzer, Mazas, Fiorillo, Weniavski, Chere

Composition for violin and piano selected by performer

II round

First part of sonatina or sonata by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Grieg.

Virtuoso piece for violin solo or with piano accompaniment as selected by performer.

III round

A concerto for violin with orchestra (as selected by performer):

Mozart, Mendelssohn, Weniavski №2, Brukh №1, Shpor №2, Viotti №22.

Category «B» (16 -21 years of age)

I round

Baroque sonata or partita by Bach (as selected by performer):

№1,b-moll, BWV 1002 – one part and double;

№2, d-moll, BWV 1004 – two parts (except chaconne);

№3, E-dur, BWV 1006 – prelude, loure and gavotte.

A caprice by Weniavski (ор.10 or ор.18) or Paganini

A late romanticism composition for violin solo or with piano accompaniment.

II round

First part of sonata by Mozart, Beethoven (except « Kreutzer Sonata»), Schubert

Virtuoso piece for violin solo or with piano accompaniment or a piece composer of XIX-XXI centuries.

III round

A concerto for violin with orchestra (as selected by performer):

Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Weniavski №1, Paganini №1,

Sibelius, Prokofiev №2, Shostakovich №1, Saint-Saëns №3

SPECIALITY – VIOLA, (16 -21 years of age).

I round

Two parts from suites for cello, solo, J.S. Bach, from violin partitas by J.S. Bach or suites by Reger ор. 131 d (selected by performer),

One of etudes by Campagnoli ор.22, Hoffmeister or Palashko ор.44.

Concerto (I or II and III parts) J.S. Bach c-moll or Handel h- moll (selected by performer),

II round

First part of sonata (selected by performer): Brahms ор.120, Schubert « Arpeggione » or Glinka.

Composition selected by performer (not over 15 minutes).

III round

Concerto for viola with orchestra (selected by performer): Stamitz, Hoffmeister, Bartok or Walton

SPECIALITY – CELLO.

Category «А» (11-15 years of age)

I round.

J.S. Bach. Sarabande and gigue from suites № 1 (BWV 1007, G-dur), № 2 (BWV 1008, d-moll), № 3 (BWV 1009, С-dur)   (selected by performer).

D.Popper. Etude F-dur, (№ 5, ор.73)

II round. (Duration of performance up to 20 minutes)

Two movements of old sonata (selected by performer):
H. Eccles. Sonata g-moll,
A. Vivaldi. Sonata e-moll
J-B. Breval. Sonata G-dur
G.Frescobaldi «Toccata»,
C.Tessarini Sonata F-dur,
K.M. Weber Sonata a-moll.

Virtuoso piece (selected by performer):
N.Rimsky-Korsakov «Bumble bee’s flight»,
D.Popper «Spinner» ор.55,
D.Popper «Tarantella» ор.33,
J-B.Senaille «Allegro spiritoso»,
D.Goens «Scherzo»

Piece or part sonata of any composer (preferably from the participant’s country), composed after 1950.

III round.

One of concerts with orchestra (selected by performer):
L.Boccherini (№9, В-dur, G.482) , J.C.Bach (c-moll), J.Haydn (C-dur), D.Kabalevsky ор.49.

Category «Б» (16 -21 years of age).

I round.

J.S. Bach. Prelude and gigue from suites №1 (BWV 1007, G-dur), № 2 (BWV 1008, d-moll), № 3(BWV 1009, С-dur), № 6 (BWV 1012, D – dur)  (selected by performer)

Old sonata (selected by performer):
J-B. Breval Sonata G-dur ] (1 mov.),
L.Boccherini Sonata A-dur (1 mov. «Adagio and Allegro»),
H.Eccles Sonata g-moll (1 and 2 mov.).

II round.

D. Popper. Etude fis moll.(№29, ор.73)

Virtuoso piece selected by performer:
D. Popper. «Spinner» ор.55 ,
D. Popper. «Elfs’ dance» ор.39,
D.Popper «Tarantella» ор.33,
Y.Shaporin «Scherzo»,
J.Clengel «Scherzo».
P. Tchaikovskiy «Pezzo Capriccioso» op. 62

Piece or part sonata of composer (preferably from the participant’s country), composed after 1950.

III round.

One of concerts with orchestra (selected by performer):
J.Haydn (D – dur op.101), E. Lalo (d-moll), C. Saint-Saens №1(a-moll ор.33), P.Tchaikovsky «Rococo variations» ор.33.

 

 

 

 

Prizes

Winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are awarded the title of ‘Laureate’ and a diploma. Winners of the 4th and 5th prizes are awarded the title of ‘prize winner’ and a diploma.

The teachers of the laureates and prize-winners are awarded with diplomas of appreciation.

The prize money amounts to 10.000 €.

Contact

Visit original competition page www.mravinsky.ru

Prize winners