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For contestants

Violin Harpsichord

For both instrumental fields

The competition will be held in three rounds, and the number of candidates is limited. For both instruments, the maximum number of Round I candidates is 50, a maximum of 12 candidates will advance to Round II, and four candidates will advance to the finals.

For competition performances, the jury has the right to determine the order of compositions or of individual parts of compositions.

A work by a Czech composer written for the 2017 Prague Spring International Music Competition will be sent to the candidates together with instructions for competitors.

The competition repertoire stated by the candidate in the application is binding and cannot be changed. Later changes or failure to comply with the compulsory repertoire are grounds for disqualification. Candidates must bring printed music with them and present it on demand.

Using illegal photocopies of sheet music for public performance is a violation of copyright and the commercial rights of the publisher, and the performers assume all liability for any legal sanctions.

All three rounds of competition performances are public.

Any radio or television broadcasts and recordings of competition performances are at the disposal of Prague Spring and serve for promotion of the competition. The possible commercial use of these recordings shall be the subject of future negotiations.

 

Violin – In Memory of Josef Suk

Preliminary round

A video recording with the following repertoire

Antonín Dvořák: Mazurek Op. 49

Niccolo Paganini: a Caprice of the candidate’s choice (except for nos. 13, 14, 16 and 20)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in G minor BWV 1001 – fugue only

Candidates who document that they have won the 1st prize in one of the following competitions need not submit a recording:

International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart, Augsburg 2016

"Città di Brescia" International Violin Competition, Brescia 2016

Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels 2015

International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini", Genova 2015

Montreal International Musical Competition, Montreal (MIMC) 2016

International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow 2015

Round I

Antonín Dvořák: Mazurek Op. 49

Niccolo Paganini: a Caprice of the candidate’s choice (except for nos. 13, 14, 16 and 20)

Johann Sebastian Bach: 1st and 2nd movement from one of the following sonatas:
a) Sonata in G minor BWV 1001 (Adagio and Fuga – Allegro)
b) Sonata in A minor BWV 1003 (Grave and Fuga)

Round II

A work composed for the 2017 Prague Spring competition (by David Lukáš) – with a duration of ca. 5 minutes.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 1st movement with cadenza from one of the following concertos:
a) Concerto in G major KV 216
b) Concerto in D major KV 218
c) Concerto in A major KV 219

A work of the candidate’s choice: (memorization is not required)
a) Bohuslav Martinů: Czech Rhapsody H. 307
b) Leoš Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano
c) Maurice Ravel: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
d) Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
e) Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem
f) Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 119

A virtuosic work of the candidate’s choice
 

The candidate shall put together his/her own recital with interesting programming lasting 40 – 45 minutes.
Candidate may not repeat a composition from the first round. Candidates not complying with the minimum length may be disqualified. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury may stop a competitor’s performance.

Piano accompanists
Candidates may appear at the competition with their own piano accompanist, but those accompanists must pay all of their own travel and accommodations expenses. Candidates who will not be performing at the competition with their own accompanist may request in their application that the competition organizers secure the services of an official accompanist.
 

Finals

in collaboration with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leoš Svárovský

One of the following concertos:

Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 53

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47

Memorization is required for all rounds of the competition except for item 3 of Round II.