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National Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition 2016

16/07/2015

The Weiner Foundation and the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music present the National Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition for violin-piano sonatas, string quartets, and string trios.

Musicians of all nationalities who completed their studies in Hungarian secondary or tertiary music institutions or are currently enrolled in secondary or tertiary (doctoral programs included) music institutions are eligible to apply.

In the category ‘violin-piano sonata’ the participants’ the members’ combined age cannot exceed 56 years.

In the category ‘string trio’ the participants’ the members’ combined age cannot exceed 84 years.

In the category ‘string quartet’ the members’ combined age cannot exceed 112 years.

 

 

Date of the competition: 11-15 April 2016

11 April (Monday), 10:00: opening ceremony. Imre Rohmann, the head of the jury, pianist, professor of the Mozarteum in Salzburg opens the competition. Violinist Bálint Kruppa and pianist Domonkos Csabay, 1st prize winners of the 2013 competitions give a performance.

11-13 April (Monday-Wednesday): first rounds

14 April (Thursday): second round

15 April (Friday), 19:00: award ceremony, concert of awardees

 

Location: Old Academy, Kamaraterem (Chamber Hall) (1064 Budapest, 35 Vörösmarty street)

Application deadline: 15. January 2016

Application fee: free of charge

 

The competition’s Jury:

Imre Rohmann, pianist, head of jury, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg

Márta Gulyás, pianist, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Gábor Csalog, pianist, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

János Devich, cellist, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Balázs Fülei, pianist, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Péter Komlós, violinist, Bartók String Quartet

Péter Kováts, violinist, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Péter Masopust, University of Szegedi, Faculty of Music

 

Prizes

1st prize: 200000 HUF scholarship/member, invitations for local and international concerts

2nd prize: 150000 HUF scholarship/member

3rd prize: 120000 HUF scholarship/member

 

Special prizes:

  • The best Weiner performance
  • The best Mozart performance
  • The best Beethoven performance
  • The best Schuber performance
  • Audience award

 

The competition has two rounds with the following materials:

 

Category: violin-piano

 

First Round:

a) One of the following four sonatas:

  • Mozart: sonata in E flat major, KV 481
  • Mozart: sonata in A major, KV 526
  • Beethoven: sonata in E flat major, Op. 12/3
  • Beethoven: sonata in A major, Op.30/1

b) two movements of one of Weiner’s sonatas chosen by the group:

  • Sonata in D major, Op. 9
  • Sonata in F sharp, Op. 11

 

Second Round:

a) any sonata by Mozart in case the group performed a Beethoven piece in the 1st round OR any sonata by Beethoven in case the group performed a Mozart piece in the 1st round

b) the entire sonata by Weiner the group performed in the 1st round

 

The application form can be downloaded from here (doc) and here (pdf).

 

 

Category: string quartet

 

First Round:

a) One of the following four string quartet pieces:

  • Mozart: string quartet in G major, KV 387
  • Mozart: string quartet in D major, KV 499
  • Beethoven: string quartet in D major, Op. 18/3
  • Beethoven: string quartet in C minor, Op. 18/4

b) two movements of one of Weiner’s string quartets chosen by the group:

  • String quartet in E flat major, Op. 4
  • String quartet in F sharp minor, Op. 13
  • String quartet in G major (pastoral, fantasia, and fugue), Op. 26

 

Second Round:

a) any string quartet by Mozart in case the group performed a Beethoven piece in the 1st round OR any string quartet by Beethoven in case the group performed a Mozart piece in the 1st round

b) the entire string quartet by Weiner the group performed in the 1st round

The application form can be downloaded from here (doc) and here (pdf).

 

Category: string trio

 

First Round:

a) one of the following four trios:

  • any piece of Beethoven from Op. 9
  • Schubert: trio in B flat major, D 581

b) Weiner: two movements of String trio Op. 6. chosen by the group

 

Second Round:

a) any string trio by Beethoven in case the group performed a Schubert piece in the 1st round OR any string quartet by Schubert in case the group performed a Beethoven piece in the 1st round

b) the entire string trio by Weiner

 

The application form can be downloaded from here (doc) and here (pdf).

 

The Mozart pieces are preferred to be played from Bärenreiter, Henle, or Wiener Urtext (if necessary) editions.

In case of the Beethoven sonatas, the Peters edition (Nr. 3031) designated by Joseph Joachim is also acceptable besides the Henle edition.

The application form is to be sent to Ms. Júlia Belicza at belicza.julia[at]zeneakademia.hu or 1077 Budapest, Wesselényi u. 52.

Except for students or alumni or the Liszt Academy, all applicants must attach their enrolment certificate or diploma.