2014
17–23 Nov
Berlin
Germany
 

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I COMPETITORS
Kronberg Academy and the Domenico-Gabrielli Foundation at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) are together organising the fourth Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann competition, which will take place from 17 to 23 November 2014. The international cello competition is open to cellists of any nationality who were born in or after 1986.

 

II APPLICATION (first round)

Written applications must reach the organisational office by 1 July 2014 at the latest.

The address is:
Kronberg Academy, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 6, 61476 Kronberg, Germany

The signed application form must be accompanied by:

 

I   A copy of the applicant's passport
II  A CV in tabular form (in English or German)
III  Two colour photos (at least 9 x 12 cm)
IV  A PAL/NTSC DVD recording labelled with the date and place of recording and signed by the applicant and including the following compositions:
•   Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude, Sarabande from Suite No 4, 5 or 6
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for violoncello solo Op. 25 No 3
Antonín Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op.94 for violoncello and piano
Luigi Boccherini: one slow and one fast movement from a sonata for violoncello and piano

The recording must be unedited and may not be more than one year old.

 

III APPLICATION DEADLINE

Cellists whose applications have not been received by the organisational office by 1 July 2014 may only participate in the competition under exceptional circumstances and with the express approval of the competition committee.

 

IV SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS

Based on the documents and video recordings, members of the jury will select 12 participants. This pre-selection is considered the first round of the competition.

The applicants will be informed of the results of the first round by 1 September 2014 at the latest.

 

V TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION

On request, the organisational office will endeavour to arrange accommodation in Berlin for participants who are invited to take part in the second round. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Berlin. Those who require a visa for Germany are advised to obtain the visa from the German Consulate in their country of residence.

Kronberg Academy is willing to provide assistance with travel expenses in special cases. Requests for assistance should be submitted in writing to Kronberg Academy.

 

VI ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

Lots will be drawn to decide the order in which the participants will perform. The order of performance will remain unchanged throughout the competition. Each participant must be present when the lots are drawn on 17 November 2014.

 

VII PIANO ACCOMPANISTS AND REHEARSALS

On request, the competition committee will provide a pianist for each competitor free of charge. Each competitor will be given the opportunity to spend at least two hours rehearsing with the pianist prior to the second round. It is left to the competitors' discretion whether they also wish to rehearse with the pianists assigned to them before the competition.
Competitors may also bring their own pianist at their own expense. Prior to the final round, each finalist will have an opportunity to rehearse with the orchestra.

 

VIII SCHEDULE, PLACE AND PROGRAMME

The competition is divided into three parts. The pre-selection made on the basis of the submitted video recordings and application package is considered the first round (see section IV above). The second and third rounds will be held in the Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie in Berlin and will take the form of a public performance. In the third round all pieces must played by heart. Competitors choose their own sequence of compositions for the second round.

 

FIRST ROUND

A PAL/NTSC DVD recording must reach the organisational office by 1 July 2014 at the latest with the following compositions:

 

•   Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude, Sarabande from Suite No 4, 5 or 6
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for violoncello solo Op. 25 No 3
Antonín Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op.94 for violoncello and piano
Luigi Boccherini: one slow and one fast movement from a sonata for violoncello and piano

 

SECOND ROUND 
18 and 19 November 2014 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie in Berlin (12 participants)

 

•   Brett Dean 
This work has been especially composed for the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2014. Applicants will receive the sheet music two months before the start of the competition.
•   Ludwig van Beethoven: One Sonata for piano and violoncello (Op. 5 No 1 or No 2, Op. 69, Op. 102 No 1 or No 2) or one of the Variations for piano and violoncello (Op. 66, WoO 45, WoO 46)
(All movements are to be played without repetitions.)
•   One or more compositions of the competitor's choice. Single movements may also be performed. No work from first round may be played.

No more than 50 minutes in total are allowed for the performance of the work by Beethoven and the work(s) of the competitor's choice.

 

THIRD ROUND

On 21 November 2014 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie in Berlin (3 participants)

 

•   Ernst Toch: Concerto for violoncello Op. 35
•   Robert Schumann: Concerto for violoncello in A minor Op. 129

Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam, Conductor: Christoph Poppen

 

IX AWARDS

Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 15.000 EUR

One particular focus of the competition is the promotional arrangement of concerts, particularly concerts with an orchestra for the prizewinner. A total budget of EUR 10,000 has been set aside for arranging the concerts. There is no legal entitlement to performances.

 

Second prize 10.000 EUR
Third prize 5.000 EUR

 

Special prize for best interpretation of the work composed for the competition by Brett Dean 3.000 EUR

 

Special prize for the best interpretation of the concerto by E. Toch 3.000 EUR

 

Young Musicians Prize 3.000 EUR

 

Audience Prize 1.500 EUR

 

X AWARDS CEREMONY, PRIZEWINNERS´ CONCERT AND FINAL CONCERT

The results will be announced at the end of each round. On 22 November 2014 selected prizewinners will take part in the prizewinner's concert at the Berlin University of the Arts in the Joseph-Joachim-Konzertsaal. The selection will be made by the jury.

The Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann will be awarded on 23 November 2014 during the final concert with the Kammerakademie Potsdam in the Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie in Berlin. The winners will not be paid a fee for their performance in the prizewinners' concerts or the final concert.

 

XI RIGHTS

The competition organiser has the unlimited right to broadcast the competition performances and the final concert on television and radio, and to record performances on tape, film, CD and any other media without any payment to the competitors or prizewinners. Participation in the competition shall indicate the competitor's acceptance of the rules. In case of any dispute, the German edition of the rules shall prevail.

 

 

Subject to change.