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Solti International Conducting Competition 2017
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Filharmonia Hungary is happy to announce the Solti International Conducting Competition SICC, which will be taking place in October and December 2017 in Hungary. The competition will receive wide media coverage and provide an excellent opportunity for young conductors to prove their talent.
MAIN OFFICE
52. Felsomalom Street
Pecs, 7626
HUNGARY
solticompetition@filharmonia.hue
WEBSITE
http://www.solticompetition.com
ELIGIBILITY
Only applicants born after 1 January 1979 will be accepted. Application forms completed by the applicants and other requested documents can be submitted by email to the following address: solticompetition@filharmonia.hu
Besides the completed application form, the following documents are required:
- a copy of the receipt of the bank transfer of the application fee
- a copy of the DECLARATION about the need for an invoice, signed by the Applicant
- a copy of the applicant’s identity card (only EU citizens) or passport (EU and non-EU citizens)
- the applicant’s curriculum vitae focusing on the applicant’s professional and artistic development
- a recent photograph (of at least 2-3 MB file size) of the applicant
- HD quality self-introduction video, in which applicants can give vent to their creativity and an at least 15-minute-long HD quality video of an orchestral rehearsal or a concert conducted by the applicant, in which the applicant’s movements can be clearly seena
Application fee:
Early bird application fee by 28 February 2017: 190 EUR
Application fee from 1 March to 1 May 2017: 350 EUR
Application fees must be paid by bank transfer to Filharmonia Hungary’s bank account number as follows:
-Bank transfer in EUR:
-IBAN: HU69 1000 4885 1000 2010 0022 3335
-SWIFT: HUSTHUHB
Hungarian State Treasury/Magyar Államkincstár, 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.
In comment, please indicate the Applicant’s name and the name of the Organiser and the Competition as follows: Filharmonia Hungary Nonprofit Ltd – SICC
Early bird applicants who will not be selected to participate in the competition will be reimbursed 100 EUR.
Applicants submitting their application on/after 1 March, who will not be selected to participate in the competition will be reimbursed 200 EUR.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Renowned conductors and representatives of several world-famous musical institutes
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 1, 2017
Application notes Application fee: Early bird application fee by 28 February 2017: 190 EUR Application fee from 1 March to 1 May 2017: 350 EUR
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Date: 08 October - 10. October 2017
Country: Hungary
Competitors will be expected to conduct one of the arias or one of the concertos, and one of the symphonies listed below:
Arias:
1. G. Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Cavatina of Rosina
2. G. Verdi: A Masked Ball – Aria of Renato, 3th act
3. Ch. Gounod: Faust – Ballad and Jewel song – recitativo and one verse
4. G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Aria of Manon „Manon’s death” 4th act
5. R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Prologue – from the return of introduction l
Concertos:
1. F. Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major; 1st and 3rd movements (3/4)
2. F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor; 2nd and 3rd movements
3. A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104; 1st and 2nd movements
4. B. Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2; 1st and 2nd movements
5. D. Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 35; 2nd and 3rd movements
Symphonies:
1. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major
2. W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major; K. 425
3. F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5; D. 485
FINALS (live rounds)
Date: 15 December 2017
Country: Hungary
Competitors will be expected to conduct one of the symphonic works listed below:
1. L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
2. R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
3. C. Debussy: The Sea (La Mer)
4. B. Bartók: Dance Suite
5. Z. Kodály: Dances of Galánta
6. E. Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
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