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National Lithuanian Balys Dvarionas Piano & String Competition

All competitions
Date TBA
Vilnius, Lithuania
Strings | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double basse | Viola | Violin | Harp

Under the High Patronage of the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė

The competition was established in 1974 and the 18th competition was held in 2014. In the beginning the competition was just for piano and just for regular music schools. The string category was added later and pupils from professional development schools can also participate.

The competition is now structured into two categories: for regular music schools (amateur musicians) and for schools for musical professional development (for pupils of the 3 specialist music schools and 5 conservatoires in Lithuania).

The most important significance of the national competition is to develop the overall musical and pedagogical level in the country. This is achieved through intense work together with the students and teachers at meetings after each regional and national round.

Information

Organisers

Lithuanian Ministry of Education / Organizing Committee / B.Dvarionas Music School / Balys Dvarionas charity foundation

Structure

The competition has one round.
The participants should be aged up to 20 years old.
They will be divided in three age groups: up to 12, up to 16 and up to 20

Cycle

Every two years.

Next competition

TBA 2020

Next deadline

TBA

 

Application

Application form (in Lithuanian).

National Tour Contestants Must Pay Non-Refundable Participant Fee -40 EUR.
The fee must include the name of the participant.
The registration fee must be accompanied by a proof of payment of the entrance fee.

Bank account Balys Dvarionas charity and support fund
Account number LT617044060001360492
Company code 192011537
Bank name AB SEB bankas

Rules

The contest is open to all young pianists and strings born on 19.06.1998 and later.
The organizers of the contest may request a document proving the age of the participant.

Tenderers are divided into two categories : self-expression and vocational training :
– in the category of self-expression education, pupils of non-formal education institutions and self-prepared pupils are
involved;
– the Alto and Harp Specialty Competition is open: foreign performers from abroad can participate in the competition.

Division of participants into the age groups (both categories of self-expression education and vocational training):

A – participants born on 19.06.2006 and later
B – participants born on 19.06.2002 and later
C – participants born on 19.06.1998 and later

Repertoire

Participants in the categories for self-expression education and vocational training must:
I. The Baroque or Classicist Works (Works),
II. Romantic Period or Contemporary (From Debussy to Today) Artwork,
III. B. Dvarion’s play (plays).

Total Duration of Expression Category Competition Program:
A – participants born on 19.06.2006 and later from 5 to 10 minutes.
B – participants were born on June 19, 2002 and later – from 10 to 15 minutes.
C – participants born 19.06.1998 and later – from 15 to 20 minutes.

Total Duration of the Professional Category Program:
A – participants born on 19.06.2006 and later – from 10 to 15 minutes.
B – participants were born on June 19, 2002 and later – from 15 to 20 minutes.
C – participants born on June 19, 1998 and later – from 20 to 30 minutes.

Total duration of the HF / Cold Open (International) Competition Program:
A – participants born on 19.06.2006 and later – from 10 to 15 minutes.
B – participants were born on June 19, 2002 and later – from 15 to 20 minutes.
C – participants born on June 19, 1998 and later – from 20 to 30 minutes.

All works are done in a thoughtful way.
Pianists perform solo, string solo or piano accompaniment.

Prizes

The winners of the competition will be awarded the winners’ diplomas.
Successful graduates are awarded diplomas.

Special prizes may be awarded:
• for the best performance by Balys Dvarionas;
• for the best performance of contemporary Lithuanian composer
• for the best performance of the Baroque epoch;
• for the best performance of the classicist work;
• for the best performance of a romantic work;
• for the best performance of a contemporary work;
• Other prizes are available.

Contact

Prize winners