2021 Repertoire Requirements

The last day the video may be submitted for the pre-screening round is April 30, 2021.

The program for the live rounds must be submitted via www.muvac.com together with the confirmation of participation by June 11, 2021 at the latest.

Competitors must perform a different selection of works in each round (including the Pre-Screening Round).

The order of performance for the programs in the pre- screening, quarter-final and semi-final rounds is at the discretion of the competitor.

The number of competitors noted below may be subject to change; the jury will have the discretion to decide on the final number of competitors for each round.

The jury reserves the right to not award particular prizes and/or to share prizes. The decisions of the jury will be final.

Printable Version

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-sreening 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   
• of the Viola Concerto in D Major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister

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
• 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 by Paul Hindemith 

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

3) A commissioned piece of about 8 minutes length, composed by Atar Arad for viola solo. This piece will be made 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)