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From 12nd. to 23rd. September 2017 XX edition of Valencia International Piano Competition Iturbi Awards will be held.

RULES

20th VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

“ITURBI AWARDS” 2017

 

 

Diputación de Valencia, Valencia’s provincial council, organizes and sponsors –jointly with other organisations- the 20th Valencia International Piano Competition, the “Iturbi Awards”, so named to honour the memory of the illustrious Valencian musician.

The Competition will take place from 12nd to 23rd September, 2017.

 

COMPETITION RULES

PARTICIPANTS

 

Pianists of any nationality who will not have reached their 31st birthday by the time of the Final Stage may take part. The deadline for applications closes on 15th June, 2017. All applications should be sent, together with all the required documents listed below, to:

 

SECRETARÍA DEL XX CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO DE VALENCIA "PREMIO ITURBI"

Diputación Provincial de Valencia –Servicio de Cultura

Plaza de Manises, 4 // 46003 VALENCIA (Spain)

 

No candidate who has won the First Prize at previous editions of the Competition will be allowed to take part.

Competitors should enclose the following with their application:

  1. A CV detailing academic and artistic qualifications and awards, along with all such official and private documents which may be deemed of interest (international prizes, reviews, recordings published, etc.) and two letters of recommendation from figures from the music world (including their telephone numbers).

  2. Official document, in which the date of birth and nationality of the participant are specified.

  3. One postcard-sized digital photograph (9 x 11cm).

  4. Full address and telephone number, as well as a permanent contact address.

  5. The completed application form (enclosed), indicating which works will be played for each stage of the Competition and the approximate duration of these. If the programme were to overrun the allotted time, the Competition Advisory Committee will decide which works or fragments of these will be played.

  6. Recording of the applicant’s own choice. It must be:

  • Original

  • Audiovisual

  • Three works or parts of them.

  • From the works included in the program the applicant will play during the competition.

  • Different styles.

  • No recordings with orchestra.

  • maximum of 30 minutes.

  1. Receipt showing that the registration fee has been paid. The fee is 50 euros and this should be paid to the Banco de Santander (Urbana 12), Plaza de la Virgen, nº 4, E-46003 VALENCIA (Spain). Remittance Account:

 

IBAN ES91 0049 0781 9429 1007 1969

The fee is strictly non-refundable.

Based on the documentation received, the Advisory Committee will select the candidates and will publish it on 7th. September 2017. If any document is later found to be fake, the admission of that candidate will automatically be cancelled.

 

COMPETITION STAGES

 

The Competition will consist of FOUR stages: the First Stage, the Second Stage, with all the competitors selected, the Semi-Final and the Final. All the semi-finalists will receive a commemorative DIPLOMA.

 

FIRST STAGE: None qualifying

Maximum duration: 30 minutes.

Each competitor must play:

  1. A sonata by either SCARLATTI or SOLER.

  2. CHOPIN. Two of the following works: Impromptus, Nocturnes or Mazurkas.

  1. A work or group of works by: FAURÉ, DEBUSSY or RAVEL.

  2. An important work of music written for the piano, freely chosen by the candidate.

 

SECOND STAGE:

All pianists who took part in the first stage

Maximum duration: 40 minutes.

Each competitor must play:

  1. A sonata or variations by one of the following composers: HAYDN, MOZART, BEETHOVEN or SCHUBERT.

  2. CHOPIN: An étude.

  3. One of the following Spanish composers:

ALBENIZ:

A work from "Iberia", including "Navarra" or "La Vega", or

GRANADOS:

A work from “Goyescas” or “El Pelele”, or

FALLA:

"Fantasía Bética" or “Cuatro Piezas Españolas” (only two pieces from the latter)

 

SEMIFINAL

The TWELVE competitors selected will play a recital of a maximum of 55 minutes, which must include:

  1. A musically important romantic work written for the piano.

  2. A piece provided by the Secretary of the Competition, composed by a Valencian contemporary composer and which will be sent to the contestants upon their selection for this competition. None of the pieces included in this stage will have been performed in the previous competition stages by the contestant.

FINAL

The competitors will be accompanied by an Orchestra.

The SIX competitors selected will play ONE of the following concertos:

 

- BEETHOVEN:

        • Concerto nº 3

        • Concerto nº 4

        • Concerto nº 5

 

 

- MOZART:

      • K.466 in D minor

      • K.467 in C major

      • K.482 in E-flat major

      • K.488 in A major

      • K.503 in C major

 

- CHOPIN:

      • Concerto nº 1 in E minor

      • Concerto nº 2 in F minor

 

- SCHUMANN:

      • Concerto in A minor

 

- LISZT:

      • Concerto nº 1 in E-flat major

      • Concerto nº 2 in A major

- BRAHMS:

      • Concerto nº 1 in D minor

      • Concerto nº 2 in B-flat major

- TCHAIKOVSKY:

      • Concerto nº 1 in B-flat minor

 

- SAINT SAËNS:

      • Concerto nº 2 in G minor

- RAVEL:

      • Concerto in G major

- RACHMANINOF:

      • Concerto nº 2

      • Variations on a Theme of Paganini

      • Concerto nº 3 in D minor

 

 

Changes to the requested programme will only be accepted up to 30th June 2017. After the official programme has been printed under no circumstances will further changes be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS CEREMONY

 

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 23rd September 2016, at a recital in which all competition winners must take part.

 

They will play one of the works they previously performed during the stages of the competition which will be selected by the Competition management.

 

PRIZES

 

First prize:

18.000 euros donated by the Diputación de Valencia, publication of a CD, and a series of recitals and concerts.

 

Second prize:

12.000 euros donated by the Diputación de Valencia, and recitals.

 

Third prize:

6.000 euros donated by the Diputación de Valencia, and recitals.

 

Fourth prize:

4.000 euros donated by SabadellCam

 

Fifth prize:

3.000 euros donated by the Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Valencia city council.

 

Sixth prize:

1.900 euros donated by the Sociedad Filarmónica de Valencia

 

SPECIAL PRIZES

 

"KAWAI" Prize:

1500 euros donated by Kawai-España, for the best-placed Spanish competitor.

 

YAMAHA MUSIC EUROPE GmbH IBÉRICA S.A.U. Prize:

1.500 euros donated by Yamaha Música Europe GmbH Ibérica S.A.U., for the best performer of Contemporary Music.

 

Clemente Pianos public Prize:

1.500 euros donated by Clemente Pianos, to the best finalist.

 

 

Diputación de Valencia Prize: “Best performer of Spanish Music”

1.500 euros donated by the Diputación de Valencia.

 

“PREMIO FUNDACIÓN BANCO SABADELL” Prize

1.500 euros, for the best-placed Valencian performer.

 

If the Jury were to make a joint award of a prize, the relevant amount would be divided between the recipients.

JURY

 

The naming of the Jury is the responsibility of the Diputación Provincial de Valencia, and it will be made up of prestigious Spanish and foreign musicians.

 

Once the Competition is underway, the Jury will be responsible for dealing with any disputes arising from the interpretation of these Rules. The decisions of the Jury, including the awarding of the Prizes, are final.

In those cases where there is doubt surrounding the interpretation of these rules, the Spanish text shall prevail.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

All of the works must be performed from memory.

 

Pianists who are resident in Spain will each be awarded travel expenses of 190 euros, while those living abroad will each receive 370 euros. These expenses will be awarded to those competitors who pass the First and Second Stage.

The Jury may choose not to award one or more of the Prizes detailed in these Rules, if they judge that the participants do not meet the required standard.

The order in which the competitors perform will be established by lot on 30th August, 2017, at the offices of the Diputación Provincial de Valencia.

The 20th Valencia International Piano Competition, the "ITURBI PRIZE", retains all rights for radio, TV and internet broadcasting and audio and video recording of the different Competition stages, as well as the right to record a Compact Disc for the Competition Winner.

Participation in the 20th Valencia International Piano Competition, the "ITURBI PRIZE", implies the complete acceptance of these Rules.

 

ORGANIZING BODY:

 

  • DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE VALENCIA.

 

SPONSORED BY:

 

SUBDIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE LA MÚSICA (INSTITUT VALENCIÀ DE CULTURA)

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

FUNDACION BANCO SABADELL

SOCIEDAD FILARMÓNICA DE VALENCIA

KAWAI – ESPAÑA

YAMAHA MUSIC EUROPE GMBH IBÉRICA S.A.U.

CLEMENTE PIANOS

STEINWAY & SONS

MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN, CULTURA Y DEPORTE, GOBIERNO DE ESPAÑA

(Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música)

 

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF:

 

ALEXIS SORIANO, DIRECTOR DE ORQUESTA

CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MÚSICA DE VALENCIA

CONSERVATORIO PROFESIONAL DE MÚSICA DE VALENCIA

CONSERVATORIO MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA JOSÉ ITURBI DE VALENCIA

ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑA EN ROMA

ORQUESTA DE VALENCIA

FUNDACIÓN EUTHERPE

 

 

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