Please note: These are the 2017 competition rules and regulations. We are currently working on the 2018 regulations, which will be published shortly. Thank you for your understanding!
§ 5d Cello
- The chairman will terminate any presentation exceeding the given time frame.
- Please choose repeats in your own responsibility. The maximum duration of each round must not be exceeded.
- Please provide the jury with copies of the sheet music chosen for the first round of contemporary music.
- Good pianists are made available by the organizer but can also
be brought along by the candidate (at their own cost).
- Please prepare an attractive piece with a maximum duration of 4-5 minutes for the prize winners' concert. Choose from the theme "folk music (dance music)", if possible in connection with your home. For suggestions, see § 2.
A) First Round:
- Prelude from either the 4th,
5th, or 6th suite by J. S. Bach.
- One caprice by A. Piatti or one etude by D. Popper
(“Hohe Schule des Violoncellospiels”).
- A short contemporary piece (or parts of such a piece) for Violincello solo with a duration of max. 6 minutes, e.g.
Witold LUTOSLAWSKI, Sacher Variation
Luciano BERIO, Les mots sont allés
Henri DUTILLEUX, from 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
Cristobal HALFFTER, Variationen über das Thema Sacher
Krzysztof PENDERECKI, Per Slava
Bernd Alois ZIMMERMANN, 4 kurze Studien
or another contemporary piece of comparable difficulty.
Duration: 15 minutes.
All pieces of the first round have to be performed from memory.
B) Second Round:
- One of the sonatas by J. Brahms (op. 38, E minor or op. 99, F major) - complete piece.
- “Arpeggione Sonata” by F. Schubert - complete piece.
Duration: max. 35 minutes.
Second Round: Sonata can be performed with notes.
Note: The jury reserves the right to limit your performance to a selection of movements. This will be announced immediately prior to your performance.
C) Final with full orchestra:
Choose from the following cello concerts:
a) J. Haydn, Concerto No. 2 in D Major for cello and orchestra, Hob. VIIb/2, op. 101, 1st movement
b) A. Dvořák, Cello Concerto, B minor, op. 104, 1st movement
c) P. I. Tschaikowsky, Variations on a Rococo theme, A major op.33, complete piece
Concerts have to be performed from memory.