International Violin Competition Henri Marteau
The International Violin Competition Henri Marteau (Internationaler Violinwettbewerb Henri Marteau) is a violin competition for violinists aged under 25 and named after the famous violinist and violin teacher Henri Marteau. It takes place every three years in Lichtenberg, Germany. The 4th International Violin Competition Henri Marteau will be held from May 25 - June 5, 2011.
The International Violin Competition Henri Marteau takes place every three years at the Haus Marteau in Lichtenberg. Founded in 2002 by the "Freundeskreis der Musikbegegnungsstätte Haus Marteau", the District of Upper Franconia took over the responsibility for the competition in 2007. The orchestra Hofer Symphoniker is responsible for the artistic and general coordination.
The goals of the competition are to encourage highly skilled young musicians on their way to an international career and to underline the importance of musical education for young people, to contribute to international understanding, to enable the exchange between young talented musicians and to recollect the name and work of the grand violinist Henri Marteau.
The competition encourages young musicians by providing cash and non-cash awards, by enabling them to meet internationally known violinists and by providing a subsequent support program which includes scholarships, the procurement of debut concerts and broadcast productions with the Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Media Partner of the competition is the Bayerischer Rundfunk which provides an ideal platform for the performances of the young musicians through an intense media coverage. Many families in Lichtenberg and environs are accommodating the participants and their accompanists during the competition.
Participants are of all nationalities and are under 25 years of age.
4th International Violin Competition Henri Marteau 2011
4th International Violin Competition Henri Marteau will be held from May 25 - June 5, 2011. The prizes to be awarded have a total amount of 35.000 Euro (~47.000 USD) and include also concert engagements, broadcast productions and scholarships.
The 2011 jury consists of highly respected violinists/violin teachers from all over the world, headed by violinist and conductor Gilbert Varga. Its members are:
Marina Chiche France
Prof. Walter Forchert Germany
Prof. Michael Frischenschlager Austria
Prof. Nam Yun Kim South Korea
The competition is split into three rounds.
Johann Sebastian Bach: 3rd and 4th movement of a solo sonata for violin
Niccolò Paganini: One caprice from op. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: First movement from one of the violin concertos KV216, KV218 or KV219
A recital with a duration of 45 to 60 minutes
The repertoire, freely chosen by the competitor must include a modern piece (written after 1945). This piece may not last longer than 8 minutes. Furthermore, it must include the Caprice No. 10 "Intermezzo" by Henri Marteau and the commissioned work by Fazil Say. At least, one piece has to be with piano accompaniment. Composers from the first round may not be repeated. Furthermore, concertos for violin and orchestra and pieces, composed by the competitor are not permitted. The candidates are expected to approach their performance as a concert and to cover all periods.
Max Reger: A prelude from "Präludien und Fugen für Violine op. 117
one of the following concertos for violin and orchestra:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Jean Sibelius, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saëns (Violin Concerto No. 3), Niccolò Paganini (Violin Concerto No. 1), Sergei Prokofiev (Violin Concerto No. 1)
The third round will be accompanied by the Hofer Symphoniker under the baton of australian conductor Nicholas Milton.
For the first time in the competition's history, a commissioned work was written. "Cleopatra" for solo violin, composed by renowned composer and pianist Fazil Say will premiere May 30 in Lichtenberg.
- 1st prize: Tobias Feldmann, Germany
- 2nd prize: Edouard Maetzener, Switzerland
- 3rd prize: Ji Young Lim, Korea
- 1st price: Andrey Baranov, Russia
- 2nd price: Alexandra Conunova-Dumortier, Moldavia
- 3rd price: Byol Kang, Germany
Category A (born after December 31st 1987)
- 1st price: Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke, Greece
- 2nd price: Paula Sumane, Latvia
- 3rd price: Sarah Christian, Germany
- 4th price: Nizan Bartana, Israel
Category B (born between January 1st 1980 and December 31st 1987)
- 1st price: Stefan Tarara, Germany
- 2nd price: Rebekka Hartmann, Germany
- 3rd price: Sang-Mee Huh, Korea
- 4th Preis: Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, Hungary
Category A (born after December 31st 1984)
- 1st price: Yuki Manuela Janke, Germany/Japan
- 2nd price: Jung Yoon Kang, Korea
- 3rd price: Adam Banda, Hungary
- 4th price: Nizan Bartana, Israel
Category B (born between January 1st 1977 and December 31st 1984)
- 1st price: Andreas Janke, Germany/Japan
- 2nd price: Yoon Shin Song, Korea
- 3rd price: Lucja Madziar, Poland
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