APPLICATION

34th International Competition for Early Music
YAMANASHI, Japan               April 28–30, 2023

I)       Categories: 1) Solo Vocal
2) Baroque Era Melodic Instrument

II)      Repertoire (The Jury will select the pieces or excerpts to be performed,  repeats at the discretion of the performer.)

1)      Solo Vocal
A thirty-minute program of repertoire from the baroque era, combined such pieces as bellow (at least 2 languages must be used) :

    ① Piece composed or published from mid-16th century to 1640s        
② Piece composed or published from the mid- to end-17th century  
③ Recitative and Aria by A. Vivaldi, J.A. Hasse, or a French composer
      
2) Melodic Instrument
・Common pieces for woodwind instruments
      (e.g. Recorder, Baroque flute, Baroque oboe):

 ① 17th century Variations (eg division, diminution, passaggi, etc)        
② Own choice piece from J.-F. Rebel: Receuils de douse Sonates (1712)         ③ Own choice Sonata from G.Ph.Telemann: Zwölf Methodische Sonaten (1728, 1732)  

・Recorder:
        ① Own choice Concerto by A.Vivaldi
        ② Contemporary piece composed after 1960s
(about 10 minutes duration)

・Baroque flute & Baroque oboe:
        ① Own choice Sonata by J.S.Bach (unaccompanied,
with Basso Continuo, with obligato etc.)

・Baroque violin:
         ① 17th century Variations (eg division, diminution, passaggi, tc) 
    ② Own choice piece from J.H.Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum Fidium 
③ Own choice Sonata by François Francoeur
④ Own choice Sonata from G.Ph.Telemann: Zwölf Methodische
Sonaten (1728, 1732)
⑤ Own choice Concerto by A.Vivaldi

・Viola da gamba:
         ① Own choice pieces by Tobias Hume (about 10 minutes)  
② A.Kühnel: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
③Own choice Suite by Louis de Caix d’Hervelois
  ④ Own choice Sonata by G.Ph.Telemann

・Cello:
  ① Own choice Canzon by G.Frescobaldi
② Own choice 2 pieces from G.B.Vitali: Partite sopra diverse
Sonate       
③ Own choice Sonata by A. Vivaldi
④ Own choice Sonata by G.Ph. Telemann

・Instrumentalists not mentioned above:        
Please compile an own-choice program of about thirty minutes  

     Note for both categories: Accompaniment for opera, concerto,
 or chamber  music, etc. must be transcribed for one instrument

III)       Accompanying Instruments (applicants may be accompanied
   by lutenist or guitarist etc.)

     The committee provides three harpsichords:                 

One Italian harpsichord, transposable 415/A440/A466                       
Two double-manual harpsichords, transposable A415,A440

IV) Terms of Entry

a) The competition is open to anyone, regardless of age, nationality or
experience

・Application period: 1.3. 2023 – 31.3.2023

b) Applicants must submit the following:

・Completed application form
・List of pieces, including the duration and pitch of each piece
・Six copies of all scores (except ② for gambists) in A4 format,   
each piece bound separately
(Application form, Program and Copies of music must be sent together and received by  March 31, 2023 at the latest)

c) A registration fee of JPY 10.000 must be paid by March 31, 2023

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
Prefectual Library, Yamanashi

Preliminary Round:       April 28 & 29, 2023
(exact details provided after closing date)
Final Round:                  April 30, 2023 about 11:00

VI) Commendation (immediately after the judging on April 30)

Prizes (for each Category)

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

VII) Jury for both categories

ARIMURA, Yuske HOFBAUER, Ulrike
KAKETA, Takashi OHTAKE, Naoyuki (chairperson)
SUGA, Kiyomi

VIII) Miscellaneous

・Applicants of both categories must be in Kofu by the morning of 28.April, 2023 to prepare for the preliminary round etc.

・Further details will be sent by mail after the application closing date (March 31, 2023)

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-Shinbun; YAMANASHI Hohsoh

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34th International Competition for Early Music

YAMANASHI, Japan               April 28–30, 2023

Application form

Category

         1) Solo Vocal (tessitura:                                      )
         2) Baroque Era Melodic Instrument
(instrument Played:                                     )

         (Circle the appropriate category)

Name:

Nationality:

Address:

Tel:

E-Mail:

Gender: Male/Female

Date of Birth:

Age:

Musical Career:

Name of accompanist:

Instruments used for accompaniment:

Please prepare the application form in A4 format

Please refer to the Terms of Entry

Deadline 31.3.2023

International Competition for Early Music
YAMANASHI, Japan