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1. From the 4th to 10th of July 2011, the XVI.
International "Carl Filtsch" Competition for performing
composing piano music will take place in Sibiu-Hermannstadt/Romania.
The competition festival is dedicated to the memory of this exceptional
who was born in 1830 in
Sebes-Alba-Mühlbach (Transylvania) and died in Venice in 1845.
2. Young musicians from all
over the world are invited to participate in this international meeting
of young pianists and composers. The competition will be
organised for three age groups:
A. born after the
27th of May 1999
B. born between May 27th, 1995 and May 26th,
C. born between May 27th, 1980 and May 26th, 1995
3. Apart from the performing
competition the jury will award prizes for the best own piano
Participants in category
A and B will be required to play in only one round.
total repertoire should take between 10 and 15 minutes.
programme must comprise works from the following three categories:
a) a polyphonic piece (pieces) of the baroque period
b) one of the following three compositions by Carl Filtsch: Romanza, Andante op.2 nr.1,
Barcarolle or three preludes from
"Six small preludes"
c) one or more works at free choice of the
Optional: one or more own compositions
that will be included in the maximum playing time
a minimum duration of two minutes.
The total repertoire should
take between 20 and 25 minutes.
The programme must comprise
works from the following three categories:
polyphonic piece (pieces) of the baroque period
b) one of
the following three compositions by Carl Filtsch: Mazurka, Adagio in c minor ("Adieu"), Notturno op.2 nr.2 or Notturno op.14 in c sharp major
c) one or more works at free
choice of the candidate
Optional: one or more own
compositions that will be included in the maximum playing time
and have a minimum duration of three minutes.
The competition in Category C
will take place in two rounds: In the first round the total repertoire
should take between
15 and 20 minutes and pieces from the
following three categories must be presented:
a prelude and fugue from the Well-tempered Clavier, Book I or II of J.
b) two etudes from opus 10 or opus 25 of Chopin
(not opus 25, No. 7)
c) one of the following three
compositions by Carl Filtsch: Impromptu in B flat minor,
Impromptu in G flat major, Introduction and Variations in A major (only
the theme and variations are to be played), Etude op.8 in
F major or Etude op.10 in A major
one or more own compositions that will be included in the maximum
and have a minimum duration of three minutes.
In the second round (repertoire duration of 25 to 30
minutes) the following repertoire is required:
a movement in sonata form from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
b) one or more pieces from the Romantic period
c) one or
more impressionist or contemporary pieces
All pieces in all age categories are to be played from memory. The
music of the entire programme, including
must be submitted to the jury for review.
|Category A: ||Category
B: ||Category C:
|1st Prize 600 €
Prize 1000 €
||1st Prize 1500 €
|2nd Prize 450 € ||2nd Prize
||2nd Prize 1000 €
|3rd Prize 350 € ||3rd Prize 400 €
||3rd Prize 600 € |
|Awards for own compositions:
||Category B: ||Category
Prize 150 €
||1st Prize 200 €
Prize 300 €
|2nd Prize 100
||2nd Prize 150 €
- Prize for the best
interpretation of a Carl Filtsch piece: 400 €
- Concerts with
the philharmonic orchestras of Sibiu, Arad, Rm. Vâlcea
Concerts in Germany and Italy
First-prize winners of previous editions of Carl Filtsch competitions
in the same group anymore.
8. The jury reserves the right not to
award prizes or to divide them among candidates
Prizewinners are obliged to
participate in the prizewinner’s concerts,
will lose their right to the prize awarded.
Applications should be submitted by the 15st of June 2011 to the
Concursului-Festival Carl Filtsch
Str. Cetatii 3-5
(+40) 269/20 65 08 , Tel. & Fax: (+40) 269/21 02 64
Tel.: (+49)(0)89/26 71 63, Tel. &
Fax: (+49)(0)8041/73 196
In addition to the enclosed application form, the following
items must also be sent:
- certificate of birth
(or photocopy of the relevant page of the passport)
description of the programme, including the duration of the individual
The participation fee for candidates
from Romania is 100 lei.
The fee for candidates from other countries is 30 €.
fee must be paid at the secretariate of the competition on the 4th of
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is not refundable.
10. With the application the
candidate is bound to the regulations of the competition.
11. All participants should present
themselves at the secretariate of the competition on the 4th of July
in order to determine the order of auditions
auditions are public and will take place at the headquarters of the
State Philharmonic of Sibiu.
The prizes will be awarded at
the prize winners’ concert.
The jury is made up of internationally recognized pianists and
Practice rooms: throughout the duration of the competition, candidates
in the rooms of the Music School as well as the
Art School between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Carl Filtsch (1830-1845) was born near Sibiu - Hermannstadt. At the age
of 12, he was Chopin’s
favourite student and already one of
the most famous piano virtuosos of his age – comparable to Liszt and
His collected compositions are available
in the following edition:
These may also be obtained
from the secretariate of the competition.
will pay the overnight costs of the first 30 registered candidates.
Further information about accommodation and the competition
"Carl Filtsch" may be ordered in
German, French, English
and Italian by calling (+40) 269 / 20 65 07 or (+40) 269 / 20 65 08
between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., e-mail: email@example.com