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International music competition Dvořák mladým - Dvořák for young musicians for chamber music groups (2 to 9 instruments) and four hands piano competition is organised by

                                                                                    The Antonín Dvořák Society

The competition is intended not only for gifted but also for regular music students from primary, secondary schools and universities.

Competitors will be awarded gold, silver or bronze certificates.

We value all participants since we know how challenging it is to prepare a good performance. We value the efforts of music teachers who help their students to prepare for the competition. For this reason we will be awarding diplomas for extraordinary work by teachers.

                                                                                 3rd and 4th December 2022

                                                                     Where: Pálffyho palác , Valdštejnská 14

                                                                                 118 00 Praha 1 - Malá Strana


Application deadline 31 October 2022

Open for musicians /students of music schools up to 30 years

Children categories (non professionals):

Category 0: under 10 years (nobody can be older than 10 years)

Time limit: 2 -5 mins

Category 1: average ages under 12 years ( 11,9)

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 3 - 6mins

Category 2: average ages under 13 years (12,9)

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 5-8 mins

Category 3: average ages under 15 years (14,9)

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 7 - 10 mins

Category 4: average ages under 21

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 10 - 15 mins

Duos, including duos for four-hands piano, can take part in the competition, not on two pianos! Each player can perform multiple ensembles.

For mixed duos, the condition is to play a chamber composition, where the difficulty of both parts is balanced. Both instruments must be played by students, not accompanied by teachers or professionals.

Decisive for the calculation of the average age is the date of the competition - the beginning of December.

Professionals categories:

Category 5: average ages under 18

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 10 - 16 mins

Category 6: average ages under 21

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 12 - 18 mins

Category 7: avergae ages under 30 years

a) Chamber music with piano

b) Chamber music without piano

Time limit: 15 - 20 mins

Programme:

Due to the complexity of Dvořák's chamber work, it is also accepted to present transcription of Dvořák's compositions for categories 0 - 4. The quality and selection of individual transcription will be evaluated within the competition performance.

At the same time, it is possible for ensembles with wind instruments from categories 5 - 7 to present a transcription of Dvořák's work after an individual agreement with the competition management (dvorakmladym@gmail.com)

0. Category

Competitors will play a composition by A. Dvořák or a composition by any Czech composer supplemented by an optional program in the total range of 2-5 minutes

1. Category

Competitors will play a composition by A. Dvořák or a composition by any Czech composer, supplemented by an optional program in the total range of 3-6 minutes.

2nd category

- Competitors will play a composition by A. Dvořák supplemented by an optional program in the total range of 5-8 minutes.

3rd category

- Competitors will play one or more compositions by Antonín Dvořák supplemented by any program in the total range of 7-10 minutes.

4th category

- Competitors will play one or more compositions by Antonín Dvořák supplemented by any program in the total range of 9-14 minutes.

5th category

- Competitors will play one or more compositions by Antonín Dvořák supplemented by any program in the total range of 10-16 minutes.

6th category

- Competitors will play one or more compositions by Antonín Dvořák supplemented by any program in the total range of 12-18 minutes.

7th category

- Competitors will play one or more compositions by Antonín Dvořák supplemented by any program in the total range of 15-20 minutes.

PARTICIPATION FEE:

Duos and trios 500 CZK / ensemble member

Multi-member sets 450 CZK/ per member

The deadline for submission of applications is 31 October 2022, but if the competition capacity is filled, the organizer has the right to terminate the receipt of applications earlier

Competitors will pay the fee no later than October 31, 2022 to the account number: CZ94 0800 0000 0058 5187 8359

BIC (SWIFT) GIBACZPX

Indicate the competitors' surnames in the message for the recipient

The tax document will be sent after payment to the specified email address.

The competition fee is non-refundable.


For participants whose home addresses are over 800 kms from Prague is open the Online form of competition. See more here: https://www.antonindvorakmladym.cz/adm-online/https://www.antonindvorakmladym.cz/adm-online/

The Czech version of the competition conditions is decisive

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us: dvorakmladym@gmail.com