Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris



5th Maurice André trumpet competition

October 18th to 26th, 2003

Age limit : 30 years old


Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions

rules 2003

Article 1.

The 5th Maurice André Trumpet Contest is to be held in Paris from 18 to 26 October 2003, as part of the “Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris”.

The contest is being organised by the “Association pour la Création et la Diffusion Artistique (ACDA)”.

Article 2.

The Jury will be comprised of eminent international musicians and presided by Maurice André.

Article 3.

The Contest is open to trumpeters of all nationalities born after 18 October 1973. After due consideration of candidates' applications, the Contest organisers shall be sole judges of their eligibility to compete. Admitted contestants shall receive personal notification.

Article 4. Programme

The contestants are allowed to play with the trumpet of their choice.

First round

1. Jean Françaix: Sonatine, for trumpet and piano (version of 1952) - Eschig

2. either:

Hans Werner Henze: Sonatina, for solo trumpet - Schott

or Daniel Schnyder: Sonata for trumpet and piano - Marc Reift

or Luciano Berio: Sequenza X, for trumpet and piano, (first three pages) - Universal

or Alfred Desenclos: Incantation, Thrène et Danse, for trumpet and piano (extracts: Incantation and cadenza) - Leduc

or Arthur Honegger: Intrada, for trumpet and piano - Salabert and Vincent Persichetti: Parable XIV, op. 127, for solo trumpet - Elkan-Vogel, Theo. Presser

3. With piccolo, either:

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in D-Major (first movement) - Sikorski

or Leopold Mozart: Concerto in D-Major (first movement) - Billaudot

Second round

1. Roger Boutry: Work for trumpet and organ, commissioned for the contest by Musique nouvelle en liberté (circa 8’)

The score will be sent to the contestants from 2 September 2003.

2. either:

Giuseppe Tartini: Concerto in D major (transcription for trumpet and organ) - Billaudot

or Johann Christian Bach: Sonata in E flat major (transcription for trumpet and organ) - Billaudot

or Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata in B major (transcription for trumpet and organ) - Billaudot

3. Henri Tomasi: Semaine sainte à Cuzco, for trumpet and organ - Leduc

Final round

The final round will take place on 25 October 2003 in the Théâtre du Châtelet. The Orchestre National d’Ile de France conducted by Mark Foster shall accompany the finalists.

1. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto in E flat major, for trumpet and orchestra - Billaudot

2. either:

André Jolivet: 2nd Concerto for trumpet and orchestra - Heugel

or Charles Chaynes: 1st Concerto for trumpet and chamber orchestra - Leduc

Article 5.

Lots shall be drawn on 17 October 2003, to determine the order of play. Contestants are required to be present. A second drawing of lots shall be held to determine order of play in the final round.

All rounds shall be open to the public.

Article 6. Rehearsals

In the first round, the Contest organisers shall provide for piano accompaniment. The contestants may, however, provide for alternative piano accompaniment at their own expense.

In the second round, contestants shall perform with an organist chosen by the Contest organisers.

For each round, a single rehearsal shall be provided for by the Contest organisers, lasting 30 minutes for the first round and 60 minutes for the second round.

Before the final round, a rehearsal with orchestra shall take place.

Article 7. Prizes

Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris: 11 000 €

Performance engagements will be proposed to the Grand Prix winner later on.

Second Grand Prize: 7 500 €

Third Prize: 4 500 €

Fourth Prize: 3 000 €

Prize for the best performance of the piece by Roger Boutry: 1 500 €

Prize for the most promising contestant, donated by Sacem: 1 500 €

Feeling Musique Prize for the contestant whose performance has the richest sound quality: Feeling material worth 1 500 €

Article 8. Jury

• The Jury shall deliberate at the end of each round and the final round. In the event of a tie, the Jury Chairman’s decision shall carry the vote.

• The Jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.

• The “Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris” may not be shared.

• The Jury may issue special distinctions.

• The Jury shall not award a prize to any contestant who fails to attain the second round.

• The Jury’s decision is final.

Article 9.

On 26 October 2003 a concert will take place. Several prize-winners selected by the Jury shall perform at this concert.

Article 10. Entry Application

Deadline for registration: 20 August 2003 (date on postmark)

A full entry application must be sent to the Contest organizers and must comprise the following:

• duly completed, signed entry form,

• photocopy of identity document or passport,

• curriculum vitae in French or English (one typed page), indicating institutions where musical studies were undertaken, most important teachers, any prizes obtained, and working status,

• two references in the original from recognised musicians, written for the purposes of the Contest,

• one recent passport-format photograph,

• entry fee or proof of payment in compliance with Article 12.

Article 11. Admission

From 2 September 2003 candidates shall be informed whether they have been admitted to or turned down for the Contest.

Article 12. Entry Fee

The entry fee is 65 € and must be sent at the same time as the application.

The Contest organisers must receive the sum netto. No costs whatsoever (such as change costs) are to be charged to the Contest organisers.

Means of payment:

- French cheque made out to “ACDA”;

- cheque to be established by a foreign bank, drawn on a French bank, made out to “ACDA” and written out in euros;

- international money order sent from a post-office, made out to “ACDA”.

The entry fee shall be refunded only if the candidate is not admitted to the Contest.

Article 13. Travelling and accommodation expenses

The Contest organisers can provide accommodation in university residences for contestants living outside of Greater Paris. Such accommodation must be requested on the application form. The contestants who successfully pass the first round will have their accommodation expenses paid for during the rounds in which they will have competed. In this case, the contestants who will have provided their own accommodation will receive a daily allowance of 30 €.

Article 14.

Contest rounds and the prize-winner concert may be recorded, broadcasted by radio or television without remuneration of the contestants.

Article 15.

The very fact of competing implies on the part of the contestants the acceptation of all the rules of the contest. Only the French version of these rules will take precedence. Disputes will be settled by the Paris authorities alone.

 


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