Vacancies

International Maj Lind Piano Competition – Competition

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Sibelius Academy
  • Full description
    International Maj Lind Piano Competition – Competition
  • Type
    Competition
  • Duration / Start
    October 14, 2022 - October 27, 2022
  • Application deadline
    Closed
  • Additional notes

    In order to apply, please follow the instructions below.

    1 . COMPLETE YOUR MUVAC PROFILE with the following data and documents:

    Under Documents

    • Scan of passport
    • 2 different and recent colour photographs in high definition (300dpi)

    Under Résumé

    • information about your studies, schools, awards and prizes

    Under Media

    • Two video recordings for pre-selection (see more in Videos)

    2 . READ CAREFULLY THE COMPETITION RULES

    The competition rules are available as pdf-document under Documents and on the competition's website. All questions regarding the rules and repertoire are sent to the Secretary general Terhi Luukkonen, terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi.

    3 . COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE

    Please specify all details of the works in your competition programme in the questionnaire. Please notice, that the programme must fulfill the repertoire requirements in the competition rules.

    4 . PAY THE APPLICATION FEE 80 €

    The fee is payed safely through the system at the end of your application.

    Ukrainian candidates: To support your participation, you will be released from paying the application fee. Please contact Secretary General Terhi Luukkonen for further instructions before completing the application. terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi. Technical questions regarding the application should be sent to support@muvac.com.

    Please notice: In order to avoid application problems, we suggest that you start uploading the videos and applying well on time before the application deadline of May 31, 2022.

  • Event
    • Competition Round – October 14, 2022 - October 27, 2022
  • Mandatory pieces

    FIRST ROUND

    Repertoire:

    1) A programme of music composed before 1757 and lasting at least 5 minutes.

    2) An entire work by Beethoven, Clementi, Dussek, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart or Schubert, lasting at least 10 minutes

    3) Three etudes, one from each of the following groups:

    a. Chopin

    b. Alkan, Bartók, Debussy, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, Stravinsky.

    c. An etude composed after 1970

    4) A programme of the contestant’s own choice

    The programme including pauses for the first round must not exceed 45 minutes.

    SECOND ROUND

    Repertoire:

    1) Either:

    a. The work by Outi Tarkiainen commissioned for the competition (duration 5–10 minutes)

    or

    b. An improvisation lasting not more than 10 minutes on a theme given to the contestant 20 minutes before the performance

    2) A Sibelius programme lasting at least 5 minutes (original piano compositions or Sibelius’s own transcriptions)

    3) A programme of the contestant’s own choice

    The programme including pauses should last 50- 60 minutes. The commissioned work will be mailed to the applicants selected for the competition by August 1, 2022 at the latest.

    FINALS

    Repertoire:

    1) One of the following piano quartets for piano, violin, viola and cello:

    Beethoven E-flat major op. 16

    Brahms C minor op. 60

    Dvořák E-flat major op. 87

    Fauré C minor op. 15

    Mozart E-flat major K. 493

    Schumann E-flat major op. 47

    The work will be performed with an ensemble chosen by the competition organization.

    2) One of the following concertos:

    Bartók No. 2 or 3

    Beethoven No. 3, 4 or 5

    Brahms No. 1 or 2

    Chopin No. 1 or 2

    Grieg

    Liszt No. 1 or 2

    Mozart No. 15 B-flat major (K.450), 19 F major (K.459), 21 C major (K.467) or 22 E-flat major (k.482)

    Prokofiev No. 2 or 3

    Rachmaninov No. 2, 3 or Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    Ravel G Major or Concerto for the Left Hand

    Saint-Saëns No. 2 or 5

    Schumann

    Tchaikovsky No. 1

    Alterations to the contestant’s repertoire will be permitted up to August 14, 2022. The programme may not include works composed by the contestant. The contestant’s chosen repertoire must include music by at least one non-male composer in addition to that by Outi Tarkiainen.

  • Short bio

    Candidates are required to write a short bio when confirming participation for use in programs or booklets.

    Please write a short bio for the programme book purposes.

  • Question
    Answer on application

    PRE-SELECTION Repertoire Video 1) A Viennese Classical programme lasting at least 10 minutes (by Beethoven, Clementi, Dussek, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart or Schubert)

    Please specify details of the works (composer, title, opus number, key), date and place for the recording

  • Question
    Answer on application

    PRE-SELECTION Repertoire Video 2) A virtuosic etude

    Please specify details of the piece (composer, title, opus number, key), date and place for the recording

  • Question
    Answer on application

    FIRST ROUND Repertoire 1) A programme of music composed before 1757 and lasting at least 5 minutes

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Question
    Answer on application

    FIRST ROUND Repertoire 2) An entire work by Beethoven, Clementi, Dussek, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart or Schubert, lasting at least 10 minutes

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Question
    Answer on application

    FIRST ROUND Repertoire 3) Three etudes, one from each of the following groups: a. Chopin b. Alkan, Bartók, Debussy, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, Stravinsky. c. An etude composed after 1970

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Question
    Answer on application

    FIRST ROUND Repertoire 4) A programme of the contestant’s own choice

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    SECOND ROUND Repertoire 1)

    • a. The work by Outi Tarkiainen commissioned for the competition (duration 5–10 minutes) or
    • b. An improvisation lasting not more than 10 minutes on a theme given to the contestant 20 minutes before the performance
  • Question
    Answer on application

    SECOND ROUND Repertoire 2) A Sibelius programme lasting at least 5 minutes (original piano compositions or Sibelius’s own transcriptions)

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Question
    Answer on application

    SECOND ROUND Repertoire 3) A programme of the contestant’s own choice

    Please specify all the details of the chosen pieces (composer, title, opus number, key) and the duration

  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    FINALS Repertoire: Piano quartet

    • Beethoven E-flat major op. 16
    • Brahms C minor op. 60
    • Dvořák E-flat major op. 87
    • Fauré C minor op. 15
    • Mozart E-flat major K. 493
    • Schumann E-flat major op. 47
  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    FINALS Repertoire: Piano Concerto

    • Bartók No. 2
    • Bartók No. 3
    • Beethoven No. 3
    • Beethoven No. 4
    • Beethoven No. 5
    • Brahms No. 1
    • Brahms No. 2
    • Chopin No. 1
    • Chopin No. 2
    • Grieg
    • Liszt No. 1
    • Liszt No. 2
    • Mozart No. 15 B-flat major (K.450)
    • Mozart No. 19 F major (K.459)
    • Mozart No. 21 C major (K.467)
    • Mozart No. 22 E-flat major (K.482)
    • Prokofiev No. 2
    • Prokofiev No. 3
    • Rachmaninov No. 2
    • Rachmaninov No. 3
    • Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    • Ravel G Major
    • Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
    • Saint-Saëns No. 2
    • Saint-Saëns No. 5
    • Schumann
    • Tchaikovsky No. 1
  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    I have read and understood the competition rules and commit to follow them

    • Yes
    • No
  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on December 31, 2022: 30
  • Required document(s)
    • Scan of passport or ID card
    • Portrait photo
  • Video

    Video(s) are required for pre-selection purposes (details below).

    PRE-SELECTION VIDEO RECORDINGS

    Please upload two video recordings including the required repertoire for pre-selection purposes to your application. The repertoire 1 and 2 must be attached as separate videos. No other recordings should be included in the application.

    Repertoire in pre-selection videos:

    1) A Viennese Classical programme lasting at least 10 minutes (by Beethoven, Clementi, Dussek, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart or Schubert)

    2) A virtuosic etude

    The videos must clearly show the performance, the player’s hands and face. The video must not be edited. Individual works or movements may, however, be recorded as different takes.

    Please write the details of the works and date and place for the recordings in the Questionnaire.