Co-presented for the first time in its history by the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Viola Foundation Walter Witte we are proud to present the Hindemith International Viola Competition from October 14 through 20, 2021. All live rounds will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany
A commissioned piece of about 8 minutes length, composed by Atar Arad for viola solo. This piece will be available by June 1st, 2021
Sonata 1939 by Paul Hindemith for viola and piano
1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
“Kegelstatt”-Trio E-flat major KV 498 (with Martin Spangenberg, clarinet and Angelika Merkle, piano); and
2) Paul Hindemith:
“Kammermusik Nr. 5 für Viola und größeres Kammerorchester” (accompanied by the symphony orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich).
1) Johann Sebastian Bach:
Two movements of
• a Suite BWV 1007-1012
• a Violin Sonata or Partita BWV 1001-1006, transcribed for viola
2) Paul Hindemith:
“In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia” from the Sonata op. 11 No. 5
“Thema mit Variationen” from the Sonata op. 31 No. 4
Semi-Final Recital Round:
A recital of 60 minutes is required. Works with and without piano accompaniment are permitted in the Semi-Final Round. Works from previous rounds (including the Pre-Screening round) and works with orchestra are not permitted in the Semi-Finals.
Candidates are required to write a short bio when confirming participation for use in programs or booklets.
Please send a biography which can be use for online presentation on the competition website. All candidates admitted to the live rounds will be introduced on www.hindemthcompetition.org
Video(s) required for pre-selection purposes only (details below). Does not replace the live audition.
Two important news:
Please do not use the option for a personal letter with your application!
If you have a YouTube channel, make sure your name doesn't appear on the channel when we are redirected to your video.
Please make sure that your name does not appear on the videos and the video files! It must be ensured that the entire process of the video-round will be anonymous.
The two required videos must be produced without any audio or video retouching and shall be made from start to finish without cuts and/or splices.
The two videos must contain the following:
1) Second and third movement (in one track; cadenza of your choice)
2) A piece by competitors’ choice for Viola solo or Viola and Piano written and published after 1981.
* Maximum length of the videos in total may not exceed the duration of 25 minutes *