Preliminary round

A video recording with the following repertoire:

1. Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Op. 168

Candidates who shall provide a proof that they have won the 1st prize in one of the following competitions, need not submit a recording:

2018 Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments
2018 Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition
2019 ARD International Music Competition
2019 Muri Competition

Round I

1. Zdeněk Šesták Five Virtuoso Inventions for Solo Bassoon – 1st, 2nd and 4th movement

2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in B flat major KV 292/196c (version with piano) Henle Verlag (to be memorized)

Round II

1. Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Op. 168 (to be memorized)

2. A work of the candidate´s choice

a) Marcel Bitsch Concertino for Bassoon and Piano
b) Otmar Nusio Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi for Bassoon and Piano
c) Alexandre Tansman Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano
d) Zdeněk Lukáš Rondo for Bassoon and Piano Op. 168

3. Petr Wajsar Mono-Poly (composition commissioned for the IMC Prague Spring 2020)

 

Finals

in collaboration with Haydn Ensemble conducted by Martin Petrák

1. Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in G minor RV 496 „per Marchese de Morzin“ – finalists shall study and perform this piece without a conductor

2. Jean Françaix Concerto for Bassoon and 11 Strings

The competition shall be held in three rounds and the number of candidates is limited. For both instruments, the maximum number of Round I candidates is 45, a maximum of 12 candidates shall advance to Round II and 3 candidates shall advance to the finals.

For competition performances, the jury has the right to determine the order of compositions or of individual parts of compositions.

The commissioned piece for the 2020 Prague Spring International Music Competition by a Czech composer shall be sent to the candidates together with instructions for competitors.

The competition repertoire stated by the candidate in the application shall be binding and cannot be changed. Later changes or failure to comply with the mandatory repertoire shall form the grounds for disqualification. Candidates must bring printed music with them and present it on demand.

Using illegal photocopies of sheet music for public performance is a violation of the copyright and the commercial rights of the publisher and the performers shall bear all liability for any legal sanctions.

All three rounds of competition performances are public.

Preliminary round

A video recording with the following repertoire:

1. Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet – 2nd and 3rd movement

2. Carl Maria von Weber Concerto No. 1 in F minor Op. 73 – 3rd movement Candidates who shall provide a proof that they have won the 1st prize in one of the following competitions, need not submit a recording:

2018 Geneva International Music Competition
2019 ARD International Music Competition
2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition

Round I (to be memorized)

1. Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet

2. Carl Maria von Weber Concerto No. 1 in F minor Op. 73 – 2nd and 3rd movement

Round II

1. Johannes Brahms One of the following sonatas
a) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor Op. 120/1
b) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major Op. 120/2

2. A piece of the candidate´s choice (to be memorized)
a) Leonard Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
b) Paul Hindemith Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat major
c) Bohuslav Martinů Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano H 356
d) Josef Páleníček Partita piccola for Clarinet and Piano
e) Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184
f) Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major Op. 1673

3. Jan Dušek Unsent Letter (composition commissioned for the IMC Prague Spring 2020)

Finals

In cooperation with PKF – Prague Philharmonia conducted by Chuhei Iwasaki

1. Claude Debussy Première rhapsodie (to be memorized)

2. Rudolf Kubín Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

 

The competition shall be held in three rounds and the number of candidates is limited. For both instruments, the maximum number of Round I candidates is 45, a maximum of 12 candidates shall advance to Round II and 3 candidates shall advance to the finals.

For competition performances, the jury has the right to determine the order of compositions or of individual parts of compositions.

The commissioned piece for the 2020 Prague Spring International Music Competition by a Czech composer shall be sent to the candidates together with instructions for competitors.

The competition repertoire stated by the candidate in the application shall be binding and cannot be changed. Later changes or failure to comply with the mandatory repertoire shall form the grounds for disqualification. Candidates must bring printed music with them and present it on demand.

Using illegal photocopies of sheet music for public performance is a violation of the copyright and the commercial rights of the publisher and the performers shall bear all liability for any legal sanctions.

All three rounds of competition performances are public.