Rules and Regulations


The 2nd Vienna International Music Competition

For Solo Instrument, Chamber Music and Voice

13th - 17th July 2020

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • Application is open to young musicians of all nations up to the age of 27. Amateurs, students, professionals

 

EVENTS

  • 13th-15th July 2020: masterclasses  
  • 15th-16th July 2020: competition
  • 17th July 2020:  Gala concert

CATEGORIES

  • Piano - Harp
  • Strings (Violin – Viola – Cello – Double Bass)
  • Woodwinds; Brass (Flute – Oboe – Clarinet – Bassoon Trumpet – French Horn – Trombone – Saxophone)
  • Chamber Music (Duos – Trios – Quartets - up to 10)
  • Voice Solo

 

AGE CATEGORIES AND TIME LIMITS


- Solo instrument and Chamber Music:

  • Age Group A (6-9 years): 3-5 minutes
  • Age Group B (10-14 years): 5-8 minutes
  • Age Group C (15-19 years): 8-15 minutes
  • Age Group D (20-27 years): 15-25 minutes

- Voice Solo

  • Age Group A (6-9 years): 4-5 minutes
  • Age Group B (10-14 years): 5-8 minutes
  • Age Group C (15-19 years): 9-11 minutes
  • Age Group D (20-27years): 12-16 minutes

 

JURY

  • The jury consists of professional and experienced artists and educators. There will be three permanent members as well as guest judges.

 

REPERTOIRE

  • Due to the Beethoven anniversary year in 2020, there will be a special Beethoven-Price in the competition. Participants are invited to choose from his works.
  • The presented repertoire must be within the grasp of the player, with respect to both the technical and the musical aspects of the piece.

-  Solo instruments

  • repertoire of the baroque, early classical, classical, romantic, and contemporary periods.
  • 2 original pieces from different musical periods, e.g. one baroque piece and one contemporary; or one classical and one romantic.
  • solo-piano category, the pieces must be played from memory, no reading is allowed.
  • duration of playing must be within the time limits (see above)

Chamber music

  • reading is allowed.
  • pieces must also be selected from different musical periods, as described above.

Voice Solo

  • Age group A: 1 to 3 vocal pieces of your free choice
  • Age group B: At least 2 pieces of different styles (e.g. different periods, concert or opera repertoire), and in at least 2 different languages.
  • Age group C: At least 3 pieces of different styles (e.g. different periods, concert or opera repertoire), and in at least 2 different languages, one of which must be
  • Age group D: At least 3 pieces of different styles (e.g. different periods, concert or opera repertoire), and in at least 3 different languages, at least one of which must be German- language music from the original text.

 

EVALUATION 

  • Number of points: 100
  • Certificate of Successful Participation in the VIAF = 1 – 40 Points
  • Bronze Medal = 40.01 – 60 Points
  • Silver Medal = 60.01 – 80 Points
  • Gold Medal = 80.01 – 100 Points

 

SPECIAL PRIZES

  • The jury may award special prizes for outstanding performances and unique presentations.

BEETHOVEN-PRIZE

  • There will be a spezial Beethoven-Price this year.

Application Fees

  • Solo Performers  € 90.-

  • Duos, per performer € 75.-

  • Trios or larger ensembles, per performer € 60.-

Important: Please note that registration is only complete after the payment has been made in total. Please pay through bank transfer.

 

Bank information

New Century Culture Exchange Association 
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN:   AT 02 12000 10004401948
SWIFT: BKAUATWW

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