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.
Marko Letonja, chairman
The Competition is open to competitors born in or after 1984
APPLICATIONS OPEN 15 OCTOBER 2018
Deadline 30 May 2019
Applications for the Competition will be made through muvac
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.
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
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.
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.
K. Baranović: Z mojih bregov (From My Hills), for baritone and orchestra*
C. M. von Weber: Der Freischütz, Overture
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.
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.
I. Kuljerić: Riki Levy, Five Scenes From the Ballet*
R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung*
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.
GOLD WINNER - 1st PRIZE
3 concerts (or more, with Symphony Orchestra)
2 concerts (or more, with Symphony Orchestra)
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.
Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Plovdiv Opera Symphony Orchestra
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Varaždin Chamber Orchestra
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.