Cello Competition
The 3rd International
Krzysztof Penderecki

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

konkurs wiolonczelowy
Cello Competition
The 3rd International
Krzysztof Penderecki

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

Cello Competition
The 3rd International
Krzysztof Penderecki

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

9–16 December 2018, Kraków

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III International Krzysztof Penderecki
Cello Competition

I. Name of the Competition

The 3rd International Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition, Krakow 2018

II. Venue

The Academy of Music in Krakow
ul. Św. Tomasza 43, Krakow, Poland

Concert Hall of the Academy of Music

III. Organiser of the Competition

The Chair of Violoncello and Double Bass of the Academy of Music in Krakow

Address:

Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie
The 3rd International Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition, Krakow 2018

The Academy of Music in Krakow
ul. Św. Tomasza 43, Krakow, Poland

Phone: +48 12 422 44 00
Fax: +48 12 422 44 55
E-mail: office.ikpcc@gmail.com

IV. Preliminaries

The participants will be qualified to participate in the competition on the basis of the recording, which should be sent by August 15, 2018.

Candidates will be notified about the result of the interview by September 14, 2018.

V. Date of the Competition

The Competition will be held on December 9–16, 2018 in Krakow

VI. Jury of the Competition

The Jury, under the honorary patronage of Krzysztof Penderecki, will consist of outstanding Polish and foreign cellists.

Professor Zdzisław Łapiński will preside over the Jury.

The names of the members in the Jury will be announced prior to commencement of the Competition.

The jury works according to separately drawn up regulations, approved by the members of the Jury. The decisions of the Jury are final, irrevocable and non-appealable.

VII. Conditions of Participation

The 3rd International Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition, Krakow 2018 is open to cellists who are 16–28 years old (that is, born in 1990 and no later than in 2002).

To apply for the Competition Candidates must:

A. Upload via registration panel available at www.pendereckicello.com.pl. by August 15, 2018 the following documentation:

  1. Completed Registration Form
  2. A video recording of:
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Prelude from the suite for cello solo No. 4, 5 or 6
    • Krzysztof Penderecki
      Notturno from Suite for cello solo
    • One piece chosen from among the three following:
      Karl Davidov – At the fountain, Op.20 No. 2
      Gabriel Fauré – Papillon, Op.77
      David Popper – Dance of the Elves, Op.39
  3. A photograph of the Candidate in electronic format
  4. The Candidate’s artistic curriculum vitae in Polish, English or German, in electronic format
  5. An entry fee in the amount of 100 PLN (applies to all participants of the elimination round), which should be sent exclusively to the account:
    AKADEMIA MUZYCZNA w KRAKÓW
    Bank PEKAO SA, III Oddział Kraków
    IBAN: PL 41 1240 2294 1111 0000 3708 8240
    BIC/SWIFT: PKOPPLPW

B. The Candidates are obliged to confirm their intention to participate in the Competition and pay a fee in the amount of 350 PLN by November 15, 2018

The fee applies only to the participants admitted to the Competition.

C. Candidates are obliged to be present at the drawing of lots determining the order of performance, which will be held on December 9, 2018, with a valid document confirming their identity and date of birth.

D. Candidates give consent to the dissemination of their image related to their participation in the Competition, in particular through the use of photographs.

E. Participation in the Competition is tantamount to accepting these Rules of the Competition.

VIII. Admission Rules

  1. On the basis of the submitted Registration Forms and video recordings, admission to the Competition will be given to a maximum of 40 Competitors.
    The Competitors will be selected by a Committee appointed by the Organisers.
    The Organisers will notify all Candidates of the decision of the Committee no later than on September 14, 2018.
    The decisions of the Committee cannot be questioned. Hence, the Organisers of the Competition are not obliged to provide any explanation.
  2. A maximum of 12 Competitors will be accepted to the second round.
  3. A maximum of 4 Competitors will be accepted to the third round.

IX. Programme requirements

The Competition consists of three rounds.

1st ROUND

In the first round, the Competitor must perform the following works from memory:

  1. Krzysztof Penderecki
    Per Slava or Scherzo from Suite for Cello Solo or Violoncello totale
  2. Recital lasting about 40 min.
    • should include works only for cello solo
    • should include at least one work by J. S. Bach or M. Reger
    • movements from sonatas and larger works can be performed

2nd ROUND

In the second round, the Competitor must perform the following works:

  1. Krzysztof Penderecki
    A work written especially for this Competition
    (it is permitted to perform the work from the score)
  2. Recital lasting about 50 min
    • must represent sufficient variety of style
    • movements from sonatas and larger works can be performed
      (the program must be performed from memory)

The order of performance of the works shall be at the discretion of the Competitor.

3rd ROUND

In the third round, the Competitor must perform two concertos:

  1. Krzysztof Penderecki
    Concerto per viola, versione per violoncello ed orchestra da camera 1984 (Ed. Schott)
    (it is permitted to perform the work from the score)
  2. One concerto chosen from among the four following:
    • Luigi Boccherini – Concerto in B flat major G.482
    • Joseph Haydn – Concerto in C major Hob VIIb:1
    • Joseph Haydn – Concerto in D major Hob. VIIb:2
    • Anton Kraft – Concerto in C major
      (the concerto must be performed from memory)

The finalists will be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Krakow, conducted by Adam Klocek.

Any changes to the Competitor’s repertoire sent after the application deadline will be accepted until no later than October 14, 2008.

Each change requires an approval of the Organisers of the Competition.

X. Accompaniment

The Organisers of the Competition provide the Competitors of the second round with accompanists.

The Competitors have no right to question the accompanists provided by the Organisers of the Competition. The Competitors are permitted to come with their own accompanists. The Competitors cover their accompanists’ travel and accommodation expenses themselves.

Each Competitor will have a rehearsal of 90 minutes with an accompanist.

The Organisers will announce a detailed schedule of rehearsals with accompanists after the first round of the Competition. Competitors accepted to the third round will have a rehearsal of 60 minutes with the orchestra.

 XI. Order of Participation

The drawing of lots which determines the order in which Competitors will perform will take place on December 9, 2018. The Competitors will perform in the alphabetical order, starting with a letter of the alphabet drawn in the presence of a committee. The same order will apply to the further rounds of the Competition.

XII. Prizes

1st prize        80,000 PLN
2nd prize       40,000 PLN
3rd prize        20,000 PLN
4th prize        10,000 PLN

A special prize for the performance of a work by K. Penderecki.

Concerts with the orchestras for the laureates of the competition.

All Competitors will receive a certificate of participation.

The prizes are taxable.

On the basis of the evaluation of the Competition level, the Jury has the right to change the arrangement of the prizes, with the reservation that particular prizes are neither greater nor smaller than stated in the Competition rules.

All other in-kind or cash prize awards, founded by institutions or private persons, should be submitted to the Competition Secretariat prior to the Competition.

The Jury, by taking a special decision, can treat these prizes as statutory or additional.

XIII. Recording and Broadcasting

Performances of the three rounds of the Competition and the Laureates Gala Concert are open to public.

The Organisers reserve the right to make audio and video recordings of all concerts and events taking place during the Competition and to use these recordings to archive and publicize the Competition. The recordings can be publicly broadcasted and distributed without additional consent of the performers.

The Organizers particularly reserve the right to authorise Radio and Television stations to record and broadcast all events of the Competition.

No claims for payment for the Competitors may arise from this.

In the event of the recordings being used for commercial purposes, the recordings will become subject to further negotiations.

XIV. Accommodation and Board

The Competitors must book accommodation and board themselves. The Competitors cover all costs of accommodation and board.

 XV. Settlement of Rules

In the event of any discrepancies in the interpretation of the Rules of the Competition, the Polish text of the Rules of the Competition shall prevail.

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