Preliminary round

A video recording with the following repertoire:
1. Johann Sebastian Bach: At least 10 minutes of one of the following suites
a) Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007
b) Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
c) Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009

2. Friedrich Hermann: Concert Studies for Viola Op. 18 – at least 5 minutes of candidate´ s choice

Round I (to be memorized)

1. Max Reger: Two contrasting movements of one of the suites Op. 131d
a) Suite for Solo Viola in G minor
b) Suite for Solo Viola in D major
c) Suite for Solo Viola in E minor

2. Paul Hindemith: 8-12 minutes of one of the following sonatas
a) Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 (1919)
b) Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 25 No. 1 (1922)
c) Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 31 No. 4 (1923)
d) Sonata for Solo Viola (1937)

Round II

1. Franz Schubert: Sonata in A minor “Arpeggione” D 821 – 1st movement without repeats Urtext G. Henle Verlag

2. One of the following sonatas
a) Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1 Urtext G. Henle Verlag
b) Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E flat major Op. 120 No. 2 Urtext G. Henle Verlag
c) Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
d) Henri Vieuxtemps: Sonata for Viola and Piano in B flat major Op. 36

3. Ondřej Štochl: Solo composition up to 8 minutes commissioned for the IMC Prague Spring 2023

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Official piano accompanists are available at no charge on request in the application. Participants may bring along their personal accompanist at their own expense.

Finals (to be memorized)

1. György Ligeti: Sonata for Viola Solo – 10-12 minutes of candidate’s choice

2. Bohuslav Martinů: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

In collaboration with Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robert Kružík.

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 2023 Prague Spring International Music Competition by a Czech composer shall be sent to the candidates accepted to Round I 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. Ferdinand David: Concertino in E flat major Op. 4 for Trombone and Orchestra – 1st and 2nd movement

Round I 

1. Czech anonymous: Sonata (sheet music available for free)

2. Joseph Jongen: Aria et polonaise Op. 128

Round II

1. One of the following sonatas (to be memorized)
a) Juraj Filas: Sonata “At the End of the Century“
b) Josef Matěj: Sonata for Trombone, 12 Strings and Piano
c) Paul Hindemith: Sonata
d) Stjepan Šulek: Sonata “Vox Gabrieli“

2. One of the following pieces
a) Ivan Kurz: A Soloist´ s Sustenance
b) Enrique Crespo: Improvisation No. 1 for Trombone Solo
c) Folke Rabe: Basta for Trombone Solo
d) Luciano Berio: Sequenza V
e) Vincent Persichetti: Parable XVIII Op. 133 for Trombone Solo

3. Jan Kučera: Composition with piano up to 10 minutes commissioned for the IMC Prague Spring 2023

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Official piano accompanists are available at no charge on request in the application. Participants may bring along their personal accompanist at their own expense.

 

Finals

1. Ferdinand David: Concertino in E flat major Op. 4 for Trombone and Orchestra (to be memorized)

2. Juraj Filas: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra “Don Chisciotte o un Autoritratto“

In cooperation with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia conducted by Ondřej Vrabec

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 2023 Prague Spring International Music Competition by a Czech composer shall be sent to the candidates accepted to Round I 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.