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31st International Competition for Early Music

YAMANASHI, Japan   April 28, 29 & 30, 2018

I) Categories:
1) Keyboard (Harpsichord or Fortepiano)
2) Ensemble (2 – 5 singers, players or mixed)

II) Repertoire (The Jury will select the pieces or excerpts to be performed, repeats at the discretion of the performer.)
・Choose repertoire for harpsichord or fortepiano. You may play some pieces for harpsichord on fortepiano, or vice-versa. (Repeats at the discretion of the performer.)

1) Keyboard
Harpsichord
・J.S.Bach : from The Well-Tempered Clavier II, No. 5 and 6 (BWV 874,875) or No.19 and 20(BWV 888, 889) (preliminary round)
・J.P.Sweelinck: Pavana Lachrimae
・ W.F.Bach: from 12 Polonaises (F 12 = BR 27-38) 2 pieces, namely in E and in e
・ J.S.Bach: from Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G (BWV 1019)  3,4,5 movements(score by Baerenreiter, BA 5119), played with violinist supplied by the committee (final round)
・ Compile an own-choice program of about 20 minutes, choosing repertoire composed or published from the middle of the 16th century to about 1730, except pieces by the Bach Family

Fortepiano
・ W.F.Bach: from 12 Polonaises (F 12 = BR 27-38) 2 pieces, namely in E and in e
・ J.Haydn: Fantasia in C (Hob XVII:4)
・ J.N.Hummel: Rondo-Fantasie (Op.19)
・ W.A.Mozart: from Piano Trio (KV 548) 1st movement (score by
Baerenreiter, BA 4787), played with violinist and cellist supplied by the committee
・ Compile an own-choice program of about 25 minutes, choosing repertoire playable on instruments provided by the committee

2) Ensemble (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, or Classical Era)
One player may use several instruments or also sing

Applicants may compile their program from one or more periods as desired.
・Compile an own-choice program of about thirty minutes, choosing repertoire mainly from the Middle Ages and/or Renaissance
・Compile an own-choice program of about forty-five minutes, choosing repertoire mainly from the Baroque and/or Classical eras.

III) Instruments available
1) Harpsichord (used for both categories, pitch and temperament can be changed on request for the Ensemble category)
The committee provides three harpsichords:
Two double-manual harpsichords (A415) of different types
One Italian harpsichord (A415)

2) Fortepiano (used for both categories)
The committee provides one fortepiano
A. Walter model (63 notes: FF – g”’   A430)

IV) Terms of Entry
a) The competition is open to anyone, regardless of age, nationality or experience
Application period: 1.3. 2018 – 23.3. 2018
b) Applicants must submit the following:
・Completed application form
・List of pieces, including the duration of each piece & utilized instruments
・For the Keyboard category, seven copies of an own-choice program,  in either A4 or B5 format
・For the Ensemble category, seven copies of all scores in either A4 or B5 format, each piece bound separately
(Application form, Program and Copies of music must be sent together and received by March 23, 2018 at the latest)
c) A registration fee of JPY 10.000 must be paid by March 23, 2018
Credit Post Office a/c# 00220 – 8- 19023 (kokusai kogakukonku-ru yamanashi jikkouiinkai)

Important: If overseas applicants have difficulty sending money to Japan, please contact the committee first!
d) Applications should be sent to:
Ms Tsuneko ARAKAWA
Chairperson
International Competition for Early Music, Yamanashi
〒221-0002 Oguchidori 137-5
Kanagawaku, Yokohama-City JAPAN
Tel/ Fax (81) 45-421-0502, E-Mail eterna@nifty.com(http://eterna.lolipop.jp/competition)

V) Competition Schedule (Both rounds are open to the public for free)
Venues: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall, Kofu & Hall of Prefectural Library, Yamanashi

Preliminary Round
April 28 & 29, 2018 (exact details provided after closing date)

Final Round
10:30 – 16:00 April 30, 2018

VI) Commendation (immediately after the judging on April 30)
Prizes (for each Category)

1st Prize (UEHARA Prize) JPY 400,000 + gift
2nd Prize  JPY 200,000 + gift
3rd Prize  JPY 100,000 + gift

VII) Jury for both categories
ARIMURA, Yuske (chairperson of Keyboard category)
OHTAKE, Naoyuki (chairperson of Ensemble category)
IMI, Naoko; OGAWA, Kae; OHTSUKA, Naoya; Robert Hill

VIII) Miscellaneous
・Further details will be announced after the application closing date (March 23,2018)
・Applicants may try the fortepiano on the afternoon of April 27

Organized by the Committee of the International Competition for Early Music, YAMANASHI
Sponsors: NPO Hohjin Kofushi Kitaguchimachizukuri Committee; INDENYA UEHARA Yushichi
Supporters: Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kofu; University of YAMANASHI;YAMANASHI Nichinichi-Shinbunsha; YAMANASHI Hohsoh

 

31st International Competition for Early Music

YAMANASHI, Japan April 28, 29 & 30, 2018
Application form

Category
1) Keyboard           2) Ensemble
(Circle the appropriate category)

1) Keyboard      Harpsichord Fortepiano
(Circle the appropriate instrument)

Name:
Nationality:
Address:
Tel:
E-Mail:
Gender: Male/Female
Date of Birth:
Age:
Musical Career:

 

2) Ensemble
Name of Ensemble:
Name of all members(used instruments, tessitura of voices etc.):
Name of Representative:
Address:
Tel:
E-Mail:
Gender: Male/Female
Date of Birth:
Age:
Musical Career of the group:

 

Please prepare the application form in A4 format
Please refer to the Terms of Entry
Deadline 23.3.2018

 

International Competition for Early Music YAMANASHI, Japan