Conductor

7th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić (16) – Competition

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Lovro & Lilly Matačić Foundation
  • Full description
    7th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić (16) – Competition
  • Number of positions
    16
  • Type
    Competition
  • Application deadline
    Closed
  • Additional notes
    7th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić
    Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra
    Music Academy University of Zagreb
    Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
    Zagreb, 5 - 10 October 2019

    The 7th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, at Music Academy and Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, 5 – 10 October 2019, with Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra. There will be three rounds of the Competition as well as the final concert at which the results of the Competition will be announced.

    JURY
    Marko Letonja, chairman
    Bridget Canniere
    Zoran Juranić
    Sreten Krstić
    Leo Samama

    AGE LIMIT
    The Competition is open to competitors born in or after 1984

    APPLICATIONS OPEN
    Deadline 30 May 2019
    Applications for the Competition will be made through muvac

    APPLICATION FEE
    100 EUR

    Along with the Application, applicants will submit a scan of the payment receipt in the sum of 100 EUR (net). Application fee should be paid to the following Bank account:

    Lovro & Lilly Matačić Foundation
    Trg S. Radića 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    Zagrebačka banka d.d.
    Zagreb, Croatia
    SWIFT: ZABAHR2X
    IBAN: HR2623600001101221405

    Applications submitted without a receipt showing application fee is paid will not be accepted. By submitting their applications applicants acknowledge their agreement with all provisions of the Competition Rules and Regulations. Should any candidate decide not to participate in the Competition, the paid application fee will not be refunded.

    COMPETITION ROUNDS AND A FINAL CONCERT

    FIRST ROUND
    The number of applicants is not limited. In the first round of the Competition, the applicants compete based on submitted audio-visual recordings of their performances which will be judged by the Competition Jury. The Jury will select 16 applicants for the Second round of the Competition. The Jury decision will be irrevocable and will be officially announced. There will be a waiting list of priority substitute applicants in case of withdrawal of one or more competitors. This list will be officially announced.

    SECOND ROUND
    A maximum of 16 competitors will proceed to the Second round of the Competition, based on the decision by the Jury. Competitors admitted to the Second round of the Competition will be informed by 16th June 2019 at the latest. Competitors admitted to the Second round are obliged to confirm their participation by 30th June 2019 at the latest. If any competitor cancels their participation before the above date, the Jury is entitled to enter into the second round of the Competition applicant(s) from the reserve list of priority substitutes. After the expiration of the above deadline, the list of competitors in the Second round will not be subject to change. Participants in the Second round will have their hotel accommodation bed and breakfast covered by the Organizer until the end of the Competition. Competitors will be judged by the Jury consisting of 5 members. In case of justified absence by any Jury member(s), the Competition Management has the right to nominate substitute member. The Competition will take place in Zagreb at Music Academy and Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall starting on 5th October 2019 (Croatian Music Institute). Competitors will report to the Competition Administration Office (Music Academy) starting from 4th October 2019 in person, presenting their identity document, and no later than 5th October 5 p.m. The order of competitors will be determined by drawing lots in the presence of all 16 competitors and Jury at the Opening ceremony which will be held at Croatian Music Institute on 5th October 2019 at 6 p.m. and will be officially announced on the official website and on the notice board at the Competition Administration Office no later than 12 hours before the start of the Competition.

    PROGRAMME IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE COMPETITION
    Competitors will perform two compulsory works and one from the list of required works.

    COMPULSORY WORKS
    K. Baranović: Z mojih bregov (From My Hills), for baritone and orchestra*
    C. M. von Weber: Der Freischütz, Overture

    REQUIRED WORKS
    C. Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
    R. Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, Overture
    M. P. Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain
    B. Smetana: Šárka

    Competitors will draw by lots one work from the list of required works. The order of works conducted in the second round will be determined by each competitor. For the second round of the Competition, each competitor will have at his/her disposal 30 minutes. The Jury will have an irrevocable right to curtail a performance or to rule on its continuation.

    THIRD ROUND
    Based on the decision of Jury 6 competitors will proceed to the third round of the Competition.

    PROGRAMME IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE COMPETITION
    Competitors will perform two compulsory works and one work from the list of required works.

    COMPULSORY WORKS
    I. Kuljerić: Riki Levy, Five Scenes From the Ballet*
    R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung*

    REQUIRED WORK
    D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
    L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
    M. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
    I. Stravinsky: Firebird, Suite No. 2 (1919)

    *Final concert works

    Competitors will draw by lots one work from the list of required works. The order of works conducted in the third round will be determined by each competitor. For the third round of the Competition, each competitor will have at his/her disposal 50 minutes. The Jury will have an irrevocable right to curtail a performance or to rule on its continuation.

    THE FINAL CONCERT
    Based on the Jury decision 3 competitors will proceed to the final concert. At the final concert, competitors conduct one of the works from the Second and Third round of the Competition (stared works), to be decided by the Jury. The winner of the Competition and the order of the runner-ups will be decided after the final concert according to the number of points in the third round. The final concert will be recorded and broadcasted by the Croatian Radiotelevision and open to the public.

    The list of publishers of the scores will be available in April 2019. The scores of Croatian composers are available for download for the registered candidates.

    PRIZES

    GOLD WINNER - 1st PRIZE
    Golden medallion
    Competition Diploma
    10.000 Eur
    3 concerts (or more, with Symphony Orchestra)

    2nd prize
    Competition Diploma
    2 concerts (or more, with Symphony Orchestra)

    3rd prize
    Competition Diploma
    1 concert (or more, with Symphony/Chamber Orchestra)

    The Croatian Composers’ Association will award a special prize for the best performance of Riki Levy, Five Scenes From the Ballet by Igor Kuljerić.

    All other finalists will be awarded the Competition Diploma.

    ORCHESTRA AWARDS
    Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Zagreb Philharmonic
    Filarmonica Transilvania
    Macedonian Philharmonic
    Plovdiv Opera Symphony Orchestra
    Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
    Varaždin Chamber Orchestra
    Zagreb Soloists

    CLOSING PROVISIONS

    International Jury has an irrevocable right to decide on:
    Awarding of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of the Competition, not awarding one or more prizes, or sharing one or more prizes between two or more competitors from the third round. The decisions of the Jury are final and are not subject to appeal.

    The Management of the Competition has the right to record or broadcast the Competition on Radio or TV in part or in its entirety, to release CDs or video recordings thereof. Competitors will not be entitled to any royalties therefrom. The winner of the Competition (1st prize winner) will not be eligible to take part in any future Competitions of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić. In case of any disputes regarding the interpretation of the Competition Rules and Regulations, the only prevailing text of the Rules and Regulations will be the one written in the Croatian language. For court settlements of any disputes, the court in Zagreb shall be competent.

    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
    Tonči Bilić
    David Danzmayr
    Zoran Juranić

    COMPETITION MANAGEMENT
    Josip Nalis
    Metoda Lhotka
  • 4 Events
    • Competition Opening – 05.10.2019 • 18:00
      Croatian Music Institute
      Gundulićeva 6A
      10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
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    • Second Round – 06.10.2019 - 07.10.2019
      Music Academy - University of Zagreb
      Trg Republike Hrvatske 12
      10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
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    • Third Round – 09.10.2019 - 09.10.2019
      Music Academy - University of Zagreb
      Trg Republike Hrvatske 12
      10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
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    • Finale – 10.10.2019 - 10.10.2019
      Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
      Trg S. Radića 4
      10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
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  • Event notes
    Competitors admitted to the Second round are obliged to confirm their participation by 30th June 2019 at the latest.
  • Mandatory pieces
    PROGRAMME IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE COMPETITION
    Competitors will perform two compulsory works and one from the list of required works.

    COMPULSORY WORKS
    K. Baranović: Z mojih bregov (From My Hills), for baritone and orchestra* (Provided down below)
    C. M. von Weber: Der Freischütz, Overture (Breitkopf)

    REQUIRED WORKS
    C. Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Bärenreiter)
    R. Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, Overture (Breitkopf)
    M. P. Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain (Sikorski)
    B. Smetana: Šárka (Bärenreiter Praha)
    ...
    PROGRAMME IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE COMPETITION
    Competitors will perform two compulsory works and one work from the list of required works.

    COMPULSORY WORKS
    I. Kuljerić: Riki Levy, Five Scenes From the Ballet* (Provided down below)
    R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung* (Kalmus)

    REQUIRED WORK
    D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (Bärenreiter Praha)
    L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Breitkopf)
    M. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (Kalmus)
    I. Stravinsky: Firebird, Suite No. 2 (1919) (Schott)

    *Final concert works
  • Prerequisities
    • Maximum age on 01.01.2019: 35
  • Video
    Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.
    In the first round of the Competition, the applicants compete based on submitted audio-visual recordings of their performances which will be judged by the Competition Jury.