Provision for holding the I International Competition «West – Siberia – East»: M. B. Liberman Competition for String Players

  1. General Conditions

The Founder and Organizer of the I International Competition «West – Siberia – East»: M. B. Liberman Competition for String Players (hereinafter referred to as the Competition) shall be M. I. Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatoire (hereinafter referred to as the Conservatoire).

The Competition is aimed at finding and creatively developing gifted performers, encouraging an amelioration of the quality of teaching in string instruments classes at children’s music and art schools, and music colleges, as well as ensuring the strengthening of bounds between the institutions of primary and secondary music education and the Conservatoire.

 

  1. Competition Conditions

The Competition is held among the students of children’s music and art schools, students and graduates of art colleges, teachers of children’s music and art schools, art colleges and higher educational institutions in the following categories and age groups:

 

«Violin» Category:

First group – 6-8 year olds

Second group – 9-11 year olds

Third group – 12-15 year olds

Fourth group – 16-19 year olds

Fifth group – 20-24 year olds

Sixth group – from 25 years old and older

«Viola» Category:

First group – 16 years old and younger

Second group – 17-20 year olds

Third group – 21-25 year olds

Fourth group – from 26 years old and older

«Viol d’amour» Category:

First group – 17 years old and younger

Second group – 18-22 year olds

Third group – 23-27 year olds

Fourth group – from 28 years old and older

«Cello» Category:

First group – 6-8 year olds

Second group – 9-11 year olds

Third group – 12-15 year olds

Fourth group – 16-19 year olds

Fifth group – 20-24 year olds

Sixth group – from 25 years old and older

«Double bass» Category:

First group – 16-20 year olds

Second group – 21-25 year olds

Third group – from 26 years old and older

«Harp» Category:

First group – 13 years old and younger

Second group – 14-18 year olds

Third group – 19-24 year olds

Fourth group – from 25 years old and older

 

Participants’ age should be counted as it is on 25 November, 2021.

Competition auditions are divided into two rounds.

Participants have the right to perform the program of the age group which is older than theirs in case it fully corresponds with the requirements given for both rounds. A participant can only perform each piece of music in one round. All pieces are to be played from memory.

The order of the performing in the Competition is determined by drawing lots in each age group and shall remain unchanged until the end of the Competition.

Those participants of the first round who have got no less than 18 points at the 25-pointed estimate system will be admitted to the second round.

 

  1. Period and Order of the Competition

The Competition is held at the Conservatoire on 25 November — 03 December, 2021.

The applications are accepted until 27 October, 2021 at the following post address: 630099, Novosibirsk city, 31 Sovetskaya street, office 105, or at the following e-mail address (an applicant should send a scan of their application sealed by the Head of the Organisation and a Word document): rmc-nsglinka@yandex.ru. Regardless of the way of submitting the original application form, it is obligatory to have an electronic Word document filled. Contact number – 8 (383) 222-56-87.

Applications submitted after the stated date shall not be considered. The Organizing Committee has the right to enhance the period of taking the applications. Programs which exceed the stated timing shall not be accepted for the Competition.

In order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, the Competition will be held in two formats:

  • Live competition;

Extramural competition via video-recordings. Program requirements for participants of both formats are identical. Videos for each round must be recorded on one video camera from the same point so that one could see the participant(s) at full height and in full view. They must be recorded as single video clips, no cutting or dividing the file into separate vocal pieces is allowed. Video files are allowed to be divided by performed music pieces. Video files must be named in the following order: the participant’s name and surname, their age group, their instrument, for example: Mary Smith, V group, ‘Violin’. The recordings must be uploaded on YouTube, links to videos must be sent to zsrmc@nsglinka.ru before 10 November, 2021. Each participant bears responsibility for the availability of their link. Those participants who have sent the videos after the given date, or whose links are not working, will not be judged by the jury.

 

  1. Financial Terms

The entrance fee is 4000 rubles for each participant. It should be paid either in cash when arriving at the Competition, or through the banking details provided at the website www.nsglinka.ru in the section “General Information” – “Structure of the Conservatoire” – “Accountant Department” – “Banking Details”.

Attention to those participants wishing to take part in the extramural competition! The entrance fee is to be paid via transfer through the banking details before 10 November, 2021, and the confirmation must be sent to zsrmc@nsglinka.ru. Those participants who have not paid the entrance fee on time will not be judged by the jury.

In case of non-cash payment the documents for drawing a contract are accepted no later than 10 days before the start of the Competition.

Travelling, food and accommodation expanses of the participants and those accompanying them shall be covered by themselves or by the organizations sending them.

 

5. Prizes and awards

Participants who will get the 1, 2 and 3 places in each age group will become the laureates of the Competition. Participants who will get next three places according to the number of their points will become the diploma winners.

The Jury has the right:

‒ not to award all the prizes and diplomas;

‒ share one prize among several participants who are level on points;

‒ award the teachers and accompanists for preparing the laureates of the Competition;

‒ establish special prizes and awards for performing an etude (caprice), virtuoso piece, grand form, etc.

The decision of the Jury is final and is not subject to reconsideration.

After all the auditions there will be a closing concert in which all the winners of the Competition will take part.

The Organizing Committee reserves all the rights on audio- and video recording of the participants’ performances and also on using these recordings for advertising, informational, and teaching purposes without paying any extra fees to the participants. The right to resolve of the disputes lies with the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee.

 

  1. Contact Information

Director of the Western Siberian Regional Methodical Centre of Musical Education, Ponkratieva Anzhela Mikhailovna. Supervisor of the Western Siberian Regional Methodical Centre of Musical Education, Novokreshchenova Anna Aleksandrovna, tel. 8(383)222-56-87, fax 8(383)223-95-37, email: zsrmc@nsglinka.ru

630099, Novosibirsk, 31, Sovetskaya St., the Conservatoire.

 

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Provision for holding the I International Competition «West – Siberia – East»: M. B. Liberman Competition for String Players

 

Program Requirements for the participants of the I International Competition «West – Siberia – East»: M. B. Liberman Competition for String Players 

 

«VIOLIN» CATEGORY

First and second age groups

I round

  1. Cantilena piece.
  2. Etude (for violin solo).
  3. I or II-III movements of a violin concerto (violin and piano adaptation), for example, by O. Rieding, F. Seitz, J. B. Accolaÿ, P. Rode, Ch. Bériot, G. Viotti, A. Vivaldi, L. Spohr, D. Kabalevsky.

 

Third age group

I round

  1. An etude by R. Kreutzer, P. Rode, or H. Wieniawski, or a caprice by N. Paganini (according to the participant’s choice).
  2. Two movements from a sonata for violin and piano by one of the following composers: A. Corelli, F. Veracini, A. Vivaldi, G. F. Handel, F. Geminiani, J. Leclair, G. Tartini («Trille du diable» whole), P. Locatelli.
  3. I or II-III movements of a violin concerto (violin and piano adaptation), for example, by:
  4. Bruch. Concerto № 1 (I-II or II-III movements);

С. Saint-Saёns. Concerto № 3;

Н. Vieuxtemps. Concertos № 4 (I-II or III-IV movements), № 5 (whole), «Fantasia appassionata»;

  1. Wieniawski. Concerto № 2;
  2. Viotti. Concerto № 22;
  3. Spohr. Concerto;
  4. Mendelssohn. Concerto.

 

Fourth age group

I round

  1. A caprice by H. Wieniawski, Н. Vieuxtemps (Caprices, ор. 55), or N. Paganini (according to the participant’s choice).
  2. J. S. Bach. Two varied movements from the Partita d-moll for violin solo (except Ciaccona) or III-IV movements from Sonata for violin solo.
  3. I or II-III movements of a violin concerto (violin and piano adaptation), for example, by:
  4. Bruch. Concerto № 1 (I-II or II-III movements);

С. Saint-Saёns. Concerto № 3;

Н. Vieuxtemps. Concertos № 4 (I-II or III-IV movements), № 5 (whole);

  1. Wieniawski. Concertos № 1, 2;
  2. Lalo. Spanish Symphony (I-II or IV-V movements);
  3. Prokofiev. Concertos № 1, № 2;

Concertos by F. Mendelssohn, А. Khachaturyan, N. Paganini, J. Sibelius, P. Tchaikovsky.

 

Fifth and sixth age groups

I round

  1. A caprice by H. Wieniawski (Caprices, ор. 10) or N. Paganini (according to the participant’s choice).
  2. J. S. Bach. Аdagiо and Fugue from Sonata g-moll for violin solo or Gravе and Fugue from Sonata a-moll for violin solo, or Ciaccona from the Partita d-moll for violin solo, or III-IV movements from sonatas.
  3. I or II-III movements of a violin concerto (violin and piano adaptation), for example, by:
  4. Wieniawski. Concerto № 1;
  5. Lalo. Spanish Symphony (IV-V movements);
  6. Shostakovich. Concerto № 1 (I-II or III-IV movements);
  7. Prokofiev. Concertos №1, № 2;

К. Szymanowski. Concerto № 1 (whole);

Concertos by N. Paganini, J. Sibelius, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Khachaturyan, J. Brahms.

 

First and second age groups

II round

Two varied pieces.

Performance duration – no more than 20 minutes.

 

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth age groups

II round

  1. Virtuoso piece;
  2. A piece by a XX–XXI century composer.

 

«VIOLA» CATEGORY

First age group

I round

  1. Viola concerto (viola and piano adaptation, I or II-III movements).
  2. An etude or caprice for viola solo (А. Bruni, B. Campagnoli, N. Palashko, M. Terian, I. Fleischer, F. Hoffmeister).

 

Second age group

I round

  1. Two varied movements from a suite for cello solo by J. S. Bach or from suites by M. Reger or I. Fleischer.
  2. An etude or caprice for viola solo (А. Bruni, B. Campagnoli, N. Palashko, M. Terian, I. Fleischer, F. Hoffmeister).
  3. Viola concerto in classical or romantic style (viola and piano adaptation, I or II-III movements).

 

Third and fourth age groups

I round

  1. Two varied movements from suites for cello solo or from sonatas or partitas for violin solo by J. S. Bach, from suites by M. Reger or by I. Fleischer.
  2. An etude or caprice for viola solo.
  3. Viola concerto by a XX–XXI century composer (viola and piano adaptation, I or II-III movements).

 

First and second age groups

II round

Variations, fantasia, sonata (in a tripartite sonata one should perform I or II-III movements, in a four-part sonata one should perform I-II or III-IV movements) or two varied pieces.

 

Third and fourth age groups

II round

  1. Variations, fantasia, or sonata (in a tripartite sonata one should perform I or II-III movements, in a four-part sonata one should perform I-II or III-IV movements).
  2. A piece by a XX–XXI century composer lasting no more than 10 minutes.

«VIOL D’AMOUR» CATEGORY

First age group

I round

  1. Yu. Mazchenko. Suite «V starinnom stile» (two movements).
  2. Yu. Mazchenko. «Polyot Baby Yagi» or «Priklyuchenia Dyuimovochki».

 

II round

A movement from a concerto, sonata or suite.

 

Second age group

I round

  1. D. Krivitsky. One of the 6 concert etudes «Iskusstvo igry na viol’ d’amur».
  2. Concerto by A. Vivaldi, J. Stamitz or F. Hoffmeister (I or II-III movements).

 

II round

Grand form: variations, fantasia or poem (for example, by B. Tchaikovsky «Podrostok»).

 

Third и fourth age groups

I round

  1. Yu. Yukechev. Muzykal’nye prinosheniya.
  2. D. Krivitsky. Epilogue-fantasia.

II round

  1. М. Bogdanov «Elegy» or L. Pateyuk «Penie ptitz».
  2. P. Hindemith. Sonata (I or II-III movements).

 

«CELLO» CATEGORY

First and second age groups

I round

  1. An etude.
  2. Cantilena piece.
  3. Sonata (two varied movements) or Concerto (I or II-III movements), for example:

sonatas – by B. Marcello, J. Barrière, A. Caporale, H. Eccles, B. Romberg;

Concertos – by A. Vivaldi, G. Goltermann (№ 3, № 4), J. Ch. Bach (I movement), J. B. Bréval, Au. Nölck (Concertino).

 

Third age group

I round

  1. One of the etudes by Au. Nölck, М. Berteau, J.-L. Duport, F. Dotzauer, D. Popper, or an etude by Au. Franchomme, ор. 7, № 9.
  2. J. S. Bach. Two varied movements from Suite for cello solo or Prelude (except Suite № 1 for cello solo).
  3. I or II-III movements from a Cello concerto (cello and piano adaptation), for example:
  4. Romberg. Concerto № 2;
  5. Ch. Bach. Concerto (II and III movements);
  6. Boccherini. Concertos D-dur, B-dur;
  7. Haydn. Concerto C-dur;
  8. Lalo. Concerto;

С. Saint-Saёns. Concerto № 1;

К. Davydov. Concertos № 1, 4;

  1. Kabalevsky. Concerto.

 

Fourth age group

I round

  1. One of the etudes by D. Popper or caprices by А. Piatti; an etude f-moll by М. Bukinik, or an etude g-moll by J.-L. Duport, or an etude by Au. Franchomme, ор. 7, № 9.
  2. J. S. Bach. Two varied movements from Suite for cello solo or Prelude (except Suite № 1 for cello solo);
  3. M. Reger. Prelude or two varied movements from Suite for cello solo.
  4. I or II-III movements from a cello concerto (cello and piano adaptation), for example:
  5. Boccherini. Concertos D-dur, B-dur;
  6. Haydn. Concertos D-dur, C-dur (full version);
  7. Shostakovich. Concerto № 1 (I movement);
  8. Elgar. Concerto (I -II or III-IV movements);

К. Davydov. Concertos № 1, 2, 4;

Concertos by А. Dvořák, С. Saint-Saёns, E. Lalo, А. Khachaturian. 

Fifth and sixth age groups

I round

  1. One of the etudes by D. Popper or caprices by А. Piatti; an etude f-moll by М. Bukinik or an etude g-moll by J. L. Duport.
  2. J. S. Bach. Two varied movements from Suite for cello solo or Prelude (except Suite № 1 for cello solo);
  3. Reger. Prelude or two varied movements from Suite for cello solo.
  4. I or II-III movements from cello concerto (cello and piano adaptation), for example:
  5. Boccherini. Concertos D-dur, B-dur;
  6. Haydn. Concertos D-dur, C-dur (full version);
  7. Milhaud. Concerto (whole);
  8. Tchaikovsky. Variations on Rococo theme;
  9. Prokofiev. Symphony-Concerto (I or II-III movements);

Concertos by С. Saint-Saёns, E. Lalo (II-III movements), А. Dvořák, R. Schumann, E. Elgar (I-II or III-IV movements), А. Babadzhanyan.

 

II round for all age groups in «Cello» Category

Two varied pieces.

Performance duration – no more than 20 minutes.

 

«DOUBLE BASS» CATEGORY

First, second and third age groups

I round

  1. Cantilena piece.
  2. Virtuoso piece.

 

First, second and third age groups

II round

  1. A piece for double bass solo according to the participant’s choice (for example, two varied movements from suites for cello solo by J. S. Bach or sonatas by A. Corelli, G. Handel)
  2. Concerto (I or II and III movements), for example, by F. Simandl, S. Kusevitzky, D. Dragonetti, E. Tubin, G. Кonyus, C. Dittersdorf.

 

«HARP» CATEGORY

First age group

I round

  1. An etude.
  2. Cantilena piece.

 

II round

  1. A grand from: for example, a sonata or sonatina by J. B. Vaňhal, А. Diabelli, J. Dusík, F. Naderman and others (according to the participant’s choice).
  2. Virtuoso piece.

Performance duration – no more than 12 minutes.

 

Second age group

I round

  1. One of the etudes by R. N. Ch. Bochsa, F. Godefroid, C. Oberthür, М. Мchedelov.
  2. Cantilena piece.

 

II round

  1. A piece by a XVII–XVIII century composer: A. Corelli, P. Nardini, D. Zipoli, J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel and others.
  2. Sonata or variations by М. Clementi, F. Benda, J. Krumpholz, J. B. Cardon, F. Naderman, N. Stroganova, H. C. Dumour.
  3. Virtuoso piece.

Performance duration – no more than 20 minutes.

 

Third and fourth age groups

I round

  1. Virtuoso etude by W. Posse, А. Zabel, N. Parfenov, R. Martenot, F. Dizi.
  2. Polyphonic piece.
  3. Sonata (whole) or harp concerto (harp and piano adaptation, I or II-III movements).

 

II round

  1. Two varied pieces or one large piece, for example:

Elias Parish Alvars. Fantasia on themes from V. Bellini’s opera “Norma”;

  1. Creston. Rhapsody «Olimpia»;
  2. Кikta. Fantasia on themes from P. Tchaikovsky’s opera «The Queen of Spades»

And others.

Performance duration – no more than 25 minutes.

 

Application Form for the I International Competition «West – Siberia – East»: M. B. Liberman Competition for String Players

 

(25 November – 03 December 2021)

 

  1. Full name, residential address, phone numbers, participant’s e-mail ____
  2. Date of birth (DD/MM/YY) _______________________________________
  3. Category, age group _____________________________________
  4. Name of the educational organization, form/year, address, contact numbers (with the city code), e-mail of the educational organization
  5. Teacher’s full name and contact number __________________
  6. Accompanist’s full name and contact number ___________

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PROGRAM

(composer, name, etude number, opus, tonality, timing)

I ROUND

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II ROUND

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In accordance with the Federal law of the Russian Federation of 27.07.2006 № 152-ФЗ «About Personal Data» I agree for processing of my personal data:

_________________________(participant’s signature/ legal representative’s signature)

________________________ (teacher’s signature)

________________________ (accompanist’s signature)

I have read and accepted the terms and conditions of the Competition:

_________________________(participant’s signature/legal representative’s signature)

 

Head of the Organisation ___________________________________________

                                            (signature, print full name, seal, date)

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