Harald Genzmer Interpretation Competition 2022

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[German Version]


For violoncello and piano (duo)
closing date for applications: 31 March 2022

The composer Harald Genzmer (1909–2007) was a member of the staff at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich from 1957–74. The foundation he established is his artistic legacy. The aims of the foundation are the study and examination of Harald Genzmer’s work, and the promotion and support of new music, composers, interpreters and musicologists. In 2016 the Harald Genzmer Foundation in association with the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich was holding the Harald Genzmer Interpretation Competition for the first time. The competition aims to encourage the study of Harald Genzmer’s musical output, and to support young musicians. 

Competitors
The competition is open to duos consisting of one violincello and piano. Competitors may be of any nationality. Competitors must be students or junior students aged between 12 and 28 years old (key date 26.10.2022). Direct relatives and spouses of jury members are excluded from the competition.

Requirements / Competition
The competition takes place on 26 October 2022 in the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. It will be held in one round. The following is required:

  • Compulsory piece: The first, the second and the third movement from Harald Genzmer’s Sonata No. 2 for violincello and piano (1976/77) GeWV 239. Please note: For the competition itself, only the first and second movements are required. For the registration (recording or YouTube link (see below)) all three movements are required.
  • Another piece by Harald Genzmer chosen from the accompanying repertoire list (separate movements from different pieces are not wanted, but it is possible to play just one or two movements from one piece).
  • The performance duration should be between 15 to 20 minutes (including compulsory piece).

Competitors should apply by submitting a recording of themselves performing the compulsory piece via YouTube link or by sending in an audio recording. The jury will decide in a selection process which applicants are eligible for the competition.

Jury
Provisional jury: Prof. Silke Avenhaus, Stefan Conradi (Harald-Genzmer-Stiftung), Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann and Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang

Prizes
Up to three prizes may be awarded. The first prize is 4,000 Euros, second prize 2,500 Euros and third prize 1,500 Euros.

Application
Competitors are requested to submit the following documents by post or e-mail:

  • Application form
  • Enrolment certificate from a University of Music or Music College
  • Curriculum vitae (Formulated, not tabular)
  • a YouTube link with a recording of the compulsory piece

If any of these documents or links is missing, the applicant cannot be considered for the competition.

Postal address:

University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
»Harald Genzmer Interpretation Competition«
z. Hd. Dr. Silvia v. Grafenstein
Arcisstraße 12
D-80333 Munich, Germany

E-Mail

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Closing date for applications
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2022.
(Receipt of entries at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich).

Announcement of candidates selected for the competition
The announcement of candidates selected for the competition will be made on the websites of the Foundation and the University directly after the jury’s decision May 2022.

Competition
The competition takes place on 26 October 2022 in the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (see above).

Prizewinners’ concert
The prizewinners will receive their awards in a Prizewinners’ Concert at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich on 27 October 2022. This will also include the premieres of the prizewinning works in the Harald Genzmer Composition Competition and the Composition Competition for “Spielmusik”, which takes place at the same time as the Interpretation Competition, given by students of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Prizewinners in that competition will also receive their awards.
Prizewinners are required to take part in the prizewinners’ concert. The order of the programme will be decided by the jury.

Further conditions of entry
No fee is payable to any competitor for photographs or recordings made during the competition. The jury’s decisions are irrevocable. The Harald Genzmer Foundation holds all rights for image, sound and video recordings for the entire competition. There is no legal entitlement for the enforcement of claims in connection with this competition, nor in the event that it is cancelled or the prizewinners’ concert does not take place. By submitting a recording via the YouTube link, competitors acknowledge these rules.

 

Please address any queries to:
Dr. Silvia von Grafenstein
»Harald-Genzmer-Kompositionswettbewerb«
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
Arcisstr. 12, D-80333 Munich, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)89/289 27 425 / Fax +49 (0)89/289 27 449
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Information on Harald Genzmer and the Harald Genzmer Foundation:
www.genzmer-stiftung.de

 

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