REPERTOIRE

The Competition is held for three age groups: Age group I: born 2005/2006, Age group II: born 2003/2004, Age group III: born 2000/01/02

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The first round is the qualification round, during which participants are required to perform compulsory pieces.

Participants who qualify for the second round are free to choose their own programme for that round. Participants have the opportunity to include elements to communicate the music to the audience in their programme, such as a coherent presentation to introduce the compositions before or between renditions, a special spatial dramaturgy for an innovative hearing experience or a focus on the audience through lighting, language, involvement of the audience, other arts, etc. It will be possible to receive special coaching sessions for this purpose prior to the second round. Check out the location of performance (age group I: Palais Meran/Florentinersaal, age group II & III: T.i.P/Bühne).

The second competition round marks the end of the Competition for age group I, whose participants will have a small award ceremony after this round. Age groups II and III can choose one of two concerts for the final competition round. Participants who qualify in the third and final round have the opportunity to perform a concert with the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra in the Oper Graz. This concert marks the end of the Competition.

Please note: The programme has to be recited by heart. Pieces by J.S. Bach have to be performed without the reprises.

2005/06born

1st round

from J. S. Bach Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude or Courante or Sarabande and Gigue

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J. Merk 20 Etudes Op. 11: No. 11 in C minor or A. Franchomme 12 Etudes Op. 35: No. 3 in G major

2nd round

Free choice of programme
(performance time: 20-25 minutes)

Participants who qualify for the second round are free to choose their own programme for that round. Participants have the opportunity to include elements to communicate the music to the audience in their programme, such as a coherent presentation to introduce the compositions before or between renditions, a special spatial dramaturgy for an innovative hearing experience or a focus on the audience through lighting, language, involvement of the audience, other arts, etc. This option can be chosen in the application process.

If desired, participants will be able to receive special coaching sessions for this purpose prior to the second round.

2003/04born

1st round

from J. S. Bach Suite No. 2 in D minor: Prelude or Gigue

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D. Popper High School of Cello Playing Op. 73: No. 10 in C minor or A. Franchomme Caprices Op. 7: No. 9 in B minor

2nd round

Free choice of programme
(performance time: 20-25 minutes)

Participants who qualify for the second round are free to choose their own programme for that round. Participants have the opportunity to include elements to communicate the music to the audience in their programme, such as a coherent presentation to introduce the compositions before or between renditions, a special spatial dramaturgy for an innovative hearing experience or a focus on the audience through lighting, language, involvement of the audience, other arts, etc. This option can be chosen in the application process.

If desired, participants will be able to receive special coaching sessions for this purpose prior to the second round.

Finale

J. Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major

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C. Saint Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33 in A minor

2000/01/02born

1st round

from J. S. Bach Suite No. 3 in C major: Prelude or Gigue

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D. Popper High School of Cello Playing Op. 73: No. 20 in G minor or No. 22 in G major

2nd round

Free choice of programme
(performance time: 25-30 minutes)

Participants who qualify for the second round are free to choose their own programme for that round. Participants have the opportunity to include elements to communicate the music to the audience in their programme, such as a coherent presentation to introduce the compositions before or between renditions, a special spatial dramaturgy for an innovative hearing experience or a focus on the audience through lighting, language, involvement of the audience, other arts, etc. This option can be chosen in the application process.

If desired, participants will be able to receive special coaching sessions for this purpose prior to the second round.

Finale

J. Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major

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E. Elgar Cello Concerto Op. 85 in E minor