4th LISBON INTERNATIONAL CLARINET COMPETITION

                INATEL FOUNDATION / CULTIVARTE

                                    

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4th LISBON INTERNATIONAL CLARINET COMPETITION

Inatel Foundation|Cultivarte

REGULATIONS


1. THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION

The cultural association CULTIVARTE-Quarteto de Clarinetes de Lisboa and the INATEL FOUNDATION are proud to announce the 4th LISBON INTERNATIONAL CLARINET COMPETITION. This competition appears as a result of the development of the clarinet in Portugal and aims to continue this work by stimulating young clarinetists to achieve their goals in music.

The competition will be held in Lisbon from 27 to 30 November of 2017, and subject to the following rules:


2. COMPETITORS

The competition is open to clarinetists of any nationality no older than 35 years by November 27, 2017.

Application forms can be obtained at www.lisbonclarinetcompetition.org
Completed forms must be sent by WeTransfer to:

lisbonclarinetcompetition@gmail.com

Applications must be received until 12pm GMT of September 30, 2017. Completed forms should be sent along with the following documents:

a) A copy of the applicant's I.D. card or passport.

b) One recent passport photo.

c) A "curriculum vitae" giving the essentials of training, teachers, professional experience and prizes obtained with a maximum of 200 characters including spaces.

d) Information of the program to be played at the semifinal and final rounds. If necessary, candidates admitted to the semifinal round might be requested to send copies of the chosen works by email.

e) High quality Video recording of the candidate playing the compulsory works of the eliminatory round. The recording must be unedited. The clarinetist must be filmed from the front, at a 5 meters distance. The pieces chosen can be recorded separately.

f) An application fee of 120€ paid by Bank Transfer to the following account:

Bank: Caixa Geral de Depositos

Agency: Tagus Park

NIB: 0035 0802 00003076530 84

IBAN: PT50 0035 0802 00003076530 84

BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL

g) A copy of the transfer document must be sent along with the application. This document is mandatory and the application won’t be validated without it. The transfer costs should be paid by the applicant.

The 4th Lisbon International Clarinet Competition is part of the European Clarinet Congress organized by the “Associação Portuguesa do Clarinete” (APC), which will take place in Porto in December. Candidates proving to be associate members of “APC” will have a 10% discount on the application fee.    

The closing date for applications will be strictly enforced. Any applications arriving late will not be accepted. If any documents are missing, the organisation reserves the right to not accept the application. The application fee will never be returned.


3 COMPETITOR´S OBLIGATIONS

Once admitted to the competition, all competitors are obliged to take part in all the events at the dates and times prescribed by the Jury. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification.

All competitors must supply their own instruments and music. The competition will take place in Lisbon. At the end of each round all candidates must attend the announcement of the results. The results of the eliminatory round (DVD recording) will be sent to the applicants by email. The applicants admitted to the semifinal round will be informed by email of the time and place of this round.


4. ACCOMODATION FOR COMPETITORS

Accomodation for competitors and accompanists (should they choose to bring one) is their own responsibility and is at their own expense.

Upon request, the organization “CULTIVARTE” can give information about hotels in the area.


5. JURY

The competition jury will be composed of eminent international musicians, chosen by CULTIVARTE. The full list of the members of the Jury will be published on www.lisbonclarinetcompetition.org before the start of the competition.

The jury has the right to interrupt a performance if the members consider that they have heard enough to make a fair evaluation.

After the final round, the prize winners will be announced. The jury reserves the right to withhold any prize if it feels justified to do so.

At every stage of the competition, the Jury's decision will be final. The Jury also has the right to make a decision on any point not covered by the rules.


6. COMPETITION PROGRAM

Each competitor will be called once only for each round. Missing the call will lead to automatic disqualification.

6.1 COMPETITION STAGES:

 

ELIMINATORY ROUND (Video recording sent by Wetransfer until September 30, 2017):

The jury will mark the video performances of the following compulsory works:

- Sonata op.167 for clarinet and piano (1st movement)---------------------Camille Saint-Säens

- Three pieces for solo clarinet-----------------------------------------------------Igor Stravinsky (2nd and 3rd pieces)


The applicants who have passed through to the semifinal will be notified by email before November 1, 2017.


SEMIFINAL ROUND: (November 27 and 28, 2017)

Competitors must play one selected work from each of the following groups:

Group 1

- Sonata n.1 in F minor Op.120 ---------------Johannes Brahms

- Sonata n.2 in Eb major Op. 120-------------Johannes Brahms

- Première Rhapsodie ---------------------------Claude Debussy

- Fantasiestuck op.73-----------------------------Robert Schumann

- Romanzen Op.94---------------------------------Robert Schumann

 - Grand Duo Concertant Op.48---------------Carl M. von Webe

- Sonata for clarinet and piano---------------Francis Poulenc

- Sonata ---------------------------------------------Leonard Bernstein

- Dance Preludes ---------------------------------Witold Lutoslawsly

 

Group 2

- Sequenza IX-----------------------------------------Luciano Berio

   - Clair (1st piece)---------------------------------Franco Donatoni

  - In Freundschaft---------------------------------Karl Heinz Stockhausen

- Sonata-----------------------------------------------Edison Denisov

  - A Set for Clarinet------------------------------Donald Martino

- Domaines-------------------------------------------Pierre Boulez

- Integrais II---------------------------------------João Pedro Oliveira

- Langará-------------------------------------------Alexandre Delgado

- Três Fragmentos-------------------------------António Pinho Vargas

- Sonata---------------------------------------------Tiberiu Olah

- Concerto-----------------------------------------Valentino Bucchi

- Bug-------------------------------------------------Bruno Mantovani

 

FINAL ROUND:  November 30

a)     Competitors must play:

- Clarinet Concerto K622 (1st movement-Allegro)----W.A. Mozart

 

b)    Competitors must choose one of the following concertos:

- Concerto Op.57-------------------------------------Carl Nielsen

- Concerto----------------------------------------------Jean Françaix

- Concerto----------------------------------------------Aaron Copland

- Concerto Nº1 in F minor Op.73----------------Carl M. von Weber

- Concerto Nº2 in E flat major Op.74----------Carl M. von Weber

All rounds are open to the public, and the results will be announced at the end of each round.

6.3. PROGRAM: The choice of works in the semifinal round is free. The Jury may choose to hear only part of the program prepared by the candidate.


7. ORDER OF PLAY

The draw (which will take place after the registration of competitors and presentation of the Jury) determines the order of play, which lasts throughout the competition.


8. ACCOMPANISTS AND REHEARSALS

A piano accompanist will be available to play for every candidate free of charge. Competitors may also bring their own pianist at their own expense.

Rehearsals with the official accompanists will take place on November 25 and 26, 2017. The rehearsals for the final will be on November 29, 2017. Competitors waiting his performance will rehearse in appropriate site.

Each finalist will be allowed to rehearse 1 hour with piano the day before the final round. 


9. PRIZES

1stPrize

- A Buffet Crampon Prestige clarinet

- 1000 €

2ndPrize

- Selmer Paris Professional clarinet

- 500 €

3rdPrize

- Professional model clarinet


10. RIGHT TO BROADCAST

CULTIVARTE reserves the right to broadcast the performance during the competition on radio or television. They also reserve the right to use any recordings in any way whatsoever, at any time in the future.


11. RESPONSIBILITY

The competition organisers can not be held responsible for any accidents or injuries suffered by any competitor during the competition.

Lisbon, January 16 of 2017