Deadline: 20th May 2018

 

WELCOME

The International FEURICH Competition for Piano, Vocal, Chamber Music, and Composition offers young artists from all over the world a platform from which to present their talents in the heart of Vienna - a city renowned the world over for its rich musical heritage. The competition provides an inspirational and communicative atmosphere perfect for making new contacts and networking. A stage where your musical personality can shine - the Feurich Competition offers a professional and fresh approach which will inspire performers and listeners alike.

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Important Information

Deadline for registration & age groups

Round 1: Registration deadline for the competition, including submission of video: May 20th 2018
Round 2: Performances in each age group: June 30th to July 2nd, 2018

Age: from 6 to 99

Age groups:

A: 6-9 years 
B: 10-14 years
C: 15-19 years 
D: 20+ years 

Categories:
I: Solo piano

II: Solo Instrumental (with piano accompaniment)

III: Solo Voice
IV: Chamber music with piano
V: Composition

VI: Special Category (Elena Cobb-Preis, contemporary music for solo piano)

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Categories I to IV apply to classical and modern styles such as Jazz, Pop, Musicals etc. For Composition, age groups A, B and C apply, and the style is Classical. For category VI, age groups A and B apply, for the obligatory modern repertoire from the https://www.elenacobb.com/elena-cobb-star-prize-at-feurich-competition-in-vienna/ :

Length:

There is no limit regarding the length of pieces for the first round. Simply send us links to your two videos, of different styles/characters, uploaded to youtube by the 20th May 2018, to: competition@feurich.com 

In category V,  compositions will be judged primarily on their creativity, expressiveness and individuality. Other factors include instrumentation, as well as correct and intelligible notation. For the first round, please send the scores for two pieces by email to: competition@feurich.com – a video is not necessary. The pieces can be played by you in person, but this is not a requirement. The piano must be featured as an instrument in the piece, either as the leading or the accompanying instrument.

In the Special Category VI (Elena Cobb-Preis) at least one of the pieces must be from the repertoire list:

 (Link zu https://www.elenacobb.com/elena-cobb-star-prize-at-feurich-competition-in-vienna/)

Information about round 2 and the Final Concert can be found here: (Link to PDF)

The Competition

prizes and special prizes

The following prizes are available for all age groups in the categories "solo piano", "chamber music" and "voice":
Special prize (Elena Cobb Prize): 100/100 points – certificate, trophy and cash prize €300

1st Prize: from 90 to 99 points - certificate, trophy and cash prize (cat.A: 100€, cat.B: 150€, cat.C: 200€, cat.D: 250€)
2nd Prize: from 80 to 89 points - certificate and trophy
3rd Prize: from 70 to 79 points - certificate and trophy

Deadlines must be strictly adhered to. The prize winner named by the jury will be awarded with invitations to perform in 2018/2019 ats: "Klassiek op't Amstelfeld" in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Stage4Kids in Hamburg (Germany)

Klavirtin in Moscow (Russia)

Vyatskoe Competition (Russia) 

Moskauers Treffen des Spivakov-Found (Russia)

Elena Cobb Star Prize Winners Concert in der Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)

In addition to the main prizes, participants in the final round who demonstrate outstanding performances will be selected for additional prizes, including the "Joe Zawinul Prize" for the best jazz performance; the "FEURICH International Prize" for the best concert performance; the "Junior Prize”; the "Creative Prize” and others.

The prize winners’ concert, as well as the award ceremony, will be held on July 2nd 2018 in the large hall of the famous Ehrbar-Saal. (Address: Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna)

 
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A Competition for Everyone

Eligible participants are amateurs and professionals between the ages of 6 and 99 years. In chamber music pieces, the piano part must be played in live performance i.e. it is not allowed for the piano part to be reproduced by recorded medium

Tradition & Innovation

Feurich combines tradition and innovation - that’s why the first three prize winners will not only be awarded in the traditional manner, but will also be given credit for creativity and passion. Invitations to perform in concert venues will also be on awarded and performers who excel in these departments will be given special mention.

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Die Jury

Vladimir Kharin

Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Vienna. Director of the programme for highly gifted students

Oleg Poliansky

Classical Pianist and Pedagogue - Royal Danish Academy of Music

Irina Mints

Concert Pianist, Piano Teacher and Author of Instructional Books – from Germany

Christian Kliber

Classical Pianist and Pedagogue - Royal Danish Academy of Music

Elena Cobb

Concert Piano Teacher, Composer and Music Publisher

Supporting Programme

Masterclasses

Various workshops, masterclasses and tours will be offered to participants and interested parties, between the dates of June 25th – 29th, 2018. . Details about the programme, registration, prices etc can be found at: www.musicacademy.at

Cultural Programme

During your stay in Vienna, we offer a special cultural programme to every participant and their companion: a city tour, “Vienna - City of Music”, “Vienna State Opera House - behind the scenes”, the “Haydn House” and the famous “Hofburg Music Instrument Collection”. All tours can be booked for an additional fee. Details and prices can be found at: www.musicacademy.at under “Excursions", "Fee" and “Registration".

Programme for Piano Teachers

Book presentation “Hello Piano” with author Irina Mints, on 1st July 2018 at 19.00 in the Kaisersaal, Kaiserstrasse 10, 1070 Vienna. Included in the programme: book presentation, signing, buffet. Length approx. 2 hours. Free entry.

During your stay in Vienna, we offer a special cultural programme to every participant and their companion: a city tour, “Vienna - City of Music”, “Vienna State Opera House - behind the scenes”, the “Haydn House” and the famous “Hofburg Music Instrument Collection”. All tours can be booked for an additional fee. Details and prices can be found at: www.musicacademy.at under “Excursions", "Fee" and “Registration".

Be part of the competition!

If you are interested in taking part, go ahead and register.

Registration  

FEURICH Wien
Kaiserstr. 10
A - 1070 Wien

E: competition@feurich.com
T: +43 676 760 36 03