Competition schedule

All live rounds of the competition will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) in the “Großer Konzertsaal”.

PRE-SCREENING/VIDEO ROUND

Deadline for the online application is April 30, 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF LIVE ROUND COMPETITORS

All registered applicants will receive a notification stating whether they are admitted to the live rounds of the competition through muvac.com via e-mail by May 28, 2021.

CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION AND SUBMISSION OF REPERTOIRE

Participants admitted to the competition must confirm their participation in the competition via muvac.com (profile update) by Jun 11, 2021. The repertoire for the live rounds must also be specified at the time of updating.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF LIVE ROUND COMPETITORS

In July 2021 all admitted competitiors will be introduced on the competition's webpage

REGISTRATION AT THE COMPETITION OFFICE

All competition participants must register personally on October 14, 2021 at 5 pm at the Competition Office, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Arcisstr. 12, 80333 Munich, Germany.

 

OPENING CEREMONY

Introduction of the Jury members and the welcoming of the participants will take place after the registration on October 14 at 6pm.

 

DRAWING OF LOTS

The order of the performances of the participants will be determined by drawing of lots on October 14 at 7pm and announced on the same day.

QUARTER-FINAL ROUNDS

Friday, October 15, 2021 

• 10 am – 1:15 pm = Quarter-Final Round, Part 1 (Großer Konzertsaal) 

• 3 - 4 pm = continuation of Quarter-Final Round, Part 1 (Großer Konzertsaal) 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

 • 10 am - 1:15 pm = Quarter-Final Round, Part 2 (Großer Konzertsaal) 

• 3 - 4 pm = continuation of Quarter-Final Round, Part 2 (Großer Konzertsaal) 


JURY FEEDBACK SESSION

Sunday, October 17, 2021  at 11 - 11:30 am 

SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS

Sunday, October 17, 2021 

• 1:30 – 6:45 pm = Semi-Final Round (Großer Konzertsaal) 

Monday, October 18, 2021 

• 3 – 5:15 pm = Semi-Final Round (Großer Konzertsaal) 

• 6:00 – 6:15 pm = 3 Finalists announced (Großer Konzertsaal)

JURY FEEDBACK SESSION

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:15 pm

REHEARSAL DAY

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 

 Rehearsal possibilities for the finalists for Mozart and Hindemith

FINAL ROUNDS

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

• 4:30 – 6 pm = Final Chamber Music Round (Großer Konzertsaal) 

• 7 - 8:30 pm = Final Concerto Round (Großer Konzertsaal) 



AWARDS CEREMONY

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

• 9:15 – 9:30 pm = Awards Ceremony 

• 9:45 = Winners’ Reception

To be submitted by April 30, 2021

The two required music videos must be produced without any audio or video retouching and must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. The selection process of the video pre-screening round will take place anonymously. Therefore, there must be no identification in the videos themselves or in the file names that suggests the name of the participant.
The videos must contain the following:

1) the second and third movements (in one take; cadenza of your choice)
• of the Viola Concerto in D Major, op. 1 by Carl Stamitz   
   or
• of the Viola Concerto in D Major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister
   and


2) A piece of the competitors’ choice for viola solo or viola and piano written and published after 1981. 
For longer works, a reduction to individual movements is possible in order to stay within the 25-minute limit for this round.


* Maximum length of the videos in total may not exceed the duration of 25 minutes *

The 16 competitors in the Quarter‐Final Round will perform the following works:

1) Johann Sebastian Bach:
Two movements of
• a Suite BWV 1007-1012
   or
• a Violin Sonata or Partita BWV 1001-1006, transcribed for viola
   and


2) Paul Hindemith:

    “In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia” from the Sonata op. 11 No. 5 by Paul Hindemith 

     or
    “Thema mit Variationen” from the Sonata op. 31 No. 4 by Paul Hindemith
     and


3) A commissioned piece of about 8 minutes length, composed by Atar Arad for viola solo. This piece will be available by June 1st, 2021


* The maximum length of performance may not exceed the duration of 25 minutes *

The 6 competitors who advance to the Semi‐Final Round will be required to play a recital of 60 minutes.
This must include the Sonata 1939 by Paul Hindemith for viola and piano.
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.

Each of the 3 competitors in the Final Round will perform the following repertoire:


1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Kegelstatt”-Trio E-flat major KV 498 (Martin Spangenberg, clarinet; Angelika Merkle, piano); and

2) Paul Hindemith: “Kammermusik Nr. 5 für Viola und größeres Kammerorchester” 

 (accompanied by the orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich)