ERPS Junior Recorder Competition

 

Competition for teenagers and young adults

Place: University of music and performing arts Graz (Austria)

Date: December 7th – 11th, 2016

As part of the event “The recorder in Austria in the 20th and 21st century” and the Biennial Festival of the ERPS at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in December 2016, there will be also an international recorder competition be. The competition itself, introducing a well-staffed judging panel, is aimed towards young recorder students and young non-professional adults.
It consists of a first round (elimination stage of selection) and the final round. The finalists will be chosen from their submission of a live-performance (via CD or email). These files will be anonymized and only then passed on to the jury. In each age group there will be at least three finalists announced.

Jury: Jostein Gundersen, Michael Hell, Ulrike Volkhardt and Anne-Suse Enßle

For the final round, the participants are asked to bring their own ensemble members and/or accompanist. Upon consultation the ERPS could provide an accompanist.

The application works only via e-mail at info@erps.info. The mail has to include the entire name, the address, phone number, e-mail address, detailed information and duration of the submitted pieces,  the age group and, if possible, the institute of education of the participant.

Each participant will be charged 20€ as an entrance fee.
The bank details will be revealed after receiving the application. Only after the receipt of money the application is complete.

application deadline: October 15th, 2016 (NEW)
announcement of the finalists: November, 15th, 2016

Each finalist will be provided financial support for the overnight-stay in Graz during the competition.

The attractive prizes include instruments (Luca da Paolis, Francesco LiVirghi and Ralf Ehlert), gift cards (Mollenhauer, Mieroprint et al.) as well as cash. In addition will some finalists be given the opportunity to play at the final concert of the event on December 11th.

Edit Oct 19th: The participants have been informed about the obligatory contemporary piece!

Edit Nov 17th: The following participants have been selected to compete in the finals:

  • Age division I: Carla Herrgesell, Christian Prohammer, Susanne Knoch
  • Age division II: Barbara Faulend-Klauser, Felix Gutschi, Judith Wolff
  • Age division III: Martin Bernstein, Maruša Brezavšček, Vera Bieber, Marita Gehrer, Stefan Tokar

 

Age group I: 12-15 years

first round: two or three works of different stylistics, plus the obligatory piece “Largo” from Guus Janssen (1989, scores available at the Moeck Verlag)

Playing time without the obligatory piece: 8 – 12 min.

  • at least one contemporary work (composed after 1990)
  • different contemporary stylistics also count as different stylistics
  • at least two pieces have to be original literature for the recorder

 

Final round: The program will be announced on October 15th, 2016. One contemporary piece will be composed especially for this age group.


 

Age group II: 16-18 years (no regular university students)

first round: two or three works of different stylistics, plus the obligatory piece “Der Affenspieler” from Isang Yun (1993, scores available at Bote und Bock Verlag)

Playing time without the obligatory piece: 10 – 15 min

  • at least one contemporary work (composed after 1990)
  • different contemporary stylistics also count as different stylistics
  • at least two pieces have to be original literature for the recorder

 

Final round: The program will be announced on October 15th, 2016. One contemporary piece will be composed especially for this age group.


 

Age group III: Recorder students from colleges and universities, born after/in 1994

first round: two or three works of different stylistics, plus the obligatory piece “east.green.spring” from Maki Ishii (1991, scores available at Moeck Verlag)

Playing time without the obligatory piece: 15 – 20 min

  • at least one contemporary work (composed after 1990)
  • different contemporary stylistics also count as different stylistics
  • at least three pieces have to be original literature for the recorder

Final round: The program will be announced on October 15th, 2016. One contemporary piece will be composed especially for this age group.


 

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