Repertoire Requirements

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  • Please refer to application and video recording instructions. Ensure these five items are labelled as required and submitted in the order as shown:

    1 A) One of the following selections from Bach’s unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas:

    • Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No 1 in G minor
    • Grave and Fuga from Sonata No 2 in A minor
    • Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No 3 in C major
    • Allemanda, Double, Corrente and Double from Partita No 1 in B minor
    • Ciaccona from Partita No 2 in D minor
    • Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau and Menuet I and II from Partita No 3 in E major

    OR

    1 B)  Two Fantasias from Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass TWV 40 Nos 14-25

    2 Paganini One Caprice from Op 1

    3 Mozart One of the following first movements with piano accompaniment:

    • Allegro from Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216
    • Allegro from Concerto No 4 in D major, K 218
    • Allegro Aperto from Concerto No 5 in A major, K 219

    It is not mandatory, but competitors are encouraged to supply their own cadenza.

    4 One movement from the following Sonatas with piano accompaniment:

    • Beethoven Sonata No 6 Op 30, No 1
    • Beethoven Sonata No 7 Op 30, No 2
    • Beethoven Sonata No 8 Op 30, No 3
    • Brahms Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78
    • Brahms Sonata No 2 in A major Op 100
    • Brahms Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108
    • Debussy Sonata for violin and piano
    • Faure Sonata in A major Op 13
    • Franck Sonata in A major
    • Grieg Sonata No 3, Op 45
    • Janaček Sonata for violin and piano
    • Prokofieff Sonata No 1 in F minor
    • Prokofieff Sonata No 2 in D major
    • Ravel Sonata for violin and piano

    5 Ad Libitum  – Work of applicant’s choice, solo or with piano accompaniment only. 
    Applicants are required to provide a full score in their application materials.

    Ad libitum means “according to pleasure”. Each applicant has the opportunity to demonstrate to the panel a work or style that personally resonates with them; that demonstrates a particular talent or enthusiasm, something in which they truly excel….that gives pleasure – to the performer and the audience.

  • Competitors are encouraged to present repertoire that exhibits a broad stylistic range.

    Competitors may not repeat composers in their repertoire choices with the exception of Paganini and Ad Libitum selections and never three times. Please visit the FAQ section on www.violincompetition.co.nz for further clarification.

    Ad libitum and virtuoso works are the competitor’s own choice subject to final approval of the submitted programme by the Competition’s Artistic Adviser.

    Final approval of Quarter-finalists’ programmes will be given by the Competition’s management by 20 February 2019.

  • 16 Competitors.  Minimum time limit is 30 minutes and maximum time limit for total performance is 40 minutes including entrances, tuning and bows.

    Competitors must choose from the following categories (order of performance is the Competitor’s choice):

    1 A) One of the following selections from Bach’s unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas:

    • Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No 1 in G minor
    • Grave and Fuga from Sonata No 2 in A minor
    • Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No 3 in C major
    • Allemanda, Double, Corrente and Double from Partita No 1 in B minor
    • Ciaccona from Partita No 2 in D minor
    • Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau and Menuet I and II from Partita No 3 in E major

    OR

    1 B) Two Fantasias from Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass TWV 40 Nos 14-25


    2 One Caprice from Op 1 of Paganini


    3 One of the following salon pieces for violin and piano:

    • Albeniz (arr Kreisler) Tango Op 165 No 2
    • Chaminade (arr Kreisler) Serenade Espagnole Op 150
    • Chopin (arr Milstein) Nocturne in C-sharp minor
    • Elgar Salut d’Amour Op 12
    • Elgar Chanson de matin Op 15 No 2
    • Elgar La capricieuse Op 17
    • Faure Berceuse in D major Op 16 (to be performed muted)
    • Gershwin (arr Heifetz) Prelude No 2
    • Granados (arr Kreisler) Danzas espanolas Op 37 No 5, Andaluza
    • Kreisler Berceuse Romantique Op 9
    • Kreisler Liebesleid
    • Kreisler Liebesfreud
    • Liszt (arr Milstein) Consolation No 3
    • Ravel (arr G Catherine) Piece en forme de Habanera
    • Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko (Song of India) (arr Kreisler)
    • Sibelius (arr M Press) Nocturne Op 51 No 3
    • Sibelius Romance Op 78 No 2
    • Tchaikovsky Melodie in E-flat major (from Souvenir d’un lieu cher) Op 42
    • Tchaikovsky Valse Sentimentale Op 51 No 6


    Ad Libitum
    Work of Competitor’s choice (please refer FAQ on the Competition’s website)
    Maximum duration 12 minutes including introduction

    Ad libitum
     means “according to pleasure”. Each quarter-finalist has the opportunity to demonstrate to the judges and the audience a work that personally resonates with them; that demonstrates a particular talent or enthusiasm, something in which they truly excel…. that gives pleasure – to the performer and the audience.

    The following must be observed:

    • Each competitor is required to introduce the work from the stage prior to its performance (for up to a maximum of 2 minutes).
    • Any costs associated with collaborating artists other than the Competition pianists will be borne by the Competitor.
    • Any costs associated with hiring, delivery and preparation of any instruments other than pianos will be borne by the Competitor.
    • Each Competitor receives a maximum of 120 minutes’ rehearsal with their assigned pianist to prepare their full Queenstown programme including the ad libitum selection.
    • Competitors are required to provide a full score to the Competition by 1 February 2019.
  • 16 Competitors.  Maximum time limit for total performance: 45 minutes including entrances, tunings and bows. Competitors must choose from the following categories (order of performance is the Competitor’s choice):

    1. Commissioned piece for solo violin by New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell (maximum 5 minutes duration). This work will be made available on 1 April 2019.
    2. One of the following Sonatas with piano:
    • Beethoven Sonata No 6 Op 30, No 1
    • Beethoven Sonata No 7 Op 30, No 2
    • Beethoven Sonata No 8 Op 30, No 3
    • Brahms Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78
    • Brahms Sonata No 2 in A major Op 100
    • Brahms Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108
    • Debussy Sonata for violin and piano
    • Faure Sonata in A major Op 13
    • Franck Sonata in A major
    • Grieg Sonata No 3, Op 45
    • Janaček Sonata for violin and piano
    • Prokofieff Sonata No 1 in F minor
    • Prokofieff Sonata No 2 in D major
    • Ravel Sonata for violin and piano
    1. One virtuoso work of own choice from the 19th or 20th century.
      Please note the total performance time limit of 45 minutes for this round when making your selection. As a guide only, the following composers’ works are acceptable: Saint-Saens, Paganini, Waxman, Tchaikovsky, Bazzini, Sarasate, Wieniawski, Ysaye, etc
  • 6 competitors will perform, in its entirety, one of the following string quintets by Mozart (from Barenreiter edition):

    • Quintet in C major, K515
    • Quintet in G minor, K516
    • Quintet in D major, K593
    • Quintet in E-flat major, K614
  • 3 competitors will perform, in its entirety, one of the following concertos with orchestral accompaniment:

    • Bartok Concerto No 2
    • Beethoven Violin Concerto
    • Brahms Concerto in D major
    • Britten Concerto
    • Dvořák Concerto in A major
    • Elgar Concerto in B minor Op 61
    • Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor
    • Nielsen Violin Concerto
    • Prokofieff Concerto No 1 in D major Op 19
    • Prokofieff Concerto No 2 in G minor Op 63
    • Sibelius Concerto in D minor
    • Shostakovich Concerto in A minor Op 99
    • Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major
    • Walton Violin Concerto

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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