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"Horowitz-Debut" that will take part in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 2011

IX International Competition for Young Pianists
in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz

Group “HOROWITZ – DEBUT”
(April  28 – May 04, 2011)

1. Competition conditions


The Competition in Group “Horowitz-Debut” is opened to young pianists of all nationalities, born after April 28, 1997.

The Competition in Group “Horowitz – Debut” is held in four separate groups.

The contestant has the right to participate in one, two, three or four groups on condition of registration, casting of lots and fee payment in every group.

To participate in the Competition it is necessary to send the following documents:

  • enclosed Application form filled out by block letters with duration of each piece;
  • copy of birth certificate;
  • two black and white (half-length) glossy pictures, size 9x12 cm, suitable for printing in a booklet, and taken since 2010;
  • copies of documents confirming previous awards in competitions.

  • Deadline for applications is 01 March, 2011 according the postmark.
    Address of the Administration: Lidia Kovtiukh, Horowitz Competition, 31 Tolstogo str., Kyiv, 01032, Ukraine.

    Candidates, who have been students of any of jury members for the last 2 years, and those, who are relatives of any of jury members, are not allowed to take part at the Competition.

    The Administration of the Competition isn’t liable for documents lost by post.

    Incomplete sets of documents and documents sent with a delay will not be considered.

    Administration doesn’t provide participants with a medical insurance.

    Having considered the received documents, the Administration determines the participants and sends them invitations by March 20, 2011. List of competitors will be placed on the web site of the Competition: www.horowitzv.org.

    All participants who receive invitations must notify the Administration about the exact date and time of their arrival at the Competition by April 10, 2011. Foreign participants are responsible for getting their own passports and visas. Applicants should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice.

    The Competition Fee is US $50 or the equivalent of the sum according to the exchange rate in the National Bank of Ukraine and is paid during registration.

    The registration and casting of lots of the contestants will be held from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. on April 27, 2011 at the Administration office: Kyiv, 31 Tolstogo str.

    All participants’ stay as well as the stay of their accompanying persons during the Competition will be covered at their own expense.

    Rehearsals at the Competition Concert Hall are not provided.


    2. The Jury


    The Jury of the Competition works according “Regulations of the Jury A list of jury members will be published on the Competition’s website by 15 March 2011.

    The Jury estimates participants’ performances by secret vote during all rounds.

    The Jury may interrupt a competitor’s performance if he or she overruns the allowed time. The Jury’s decisions are final and cannot be questioned at all stages of the Competition.


    3. Repertory Requirements


    1st Group “A” Elementary

    Program of the participant’s choice.
    Performance duration – 10 minutes.

    2nd Group “B” Elementary

    Program of the participant’s choice with obligatory performance of Etude.
    Performance duration – 15 minutes.

    3rd Group “C” Advanced

    Program of the participant’s choice with obligatory performance:

  • Sonata (1st or 2nd-3rd parts) or variations;
  • Virtuoso composition
    Performance duration – 25 minutes.

    4th Group “D” Advanced

    Performance of a part of concerto for piano with orchestra (accompanied by another piano).


  • Winners of the Group take part in the Closing Concert with the orchestra in the Lysenko Column Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

    The winners of the Competition in group “Horowitz - Debut” receive diplomas and gifts, and take part in the Closing Concert of the Competition.

    The Administration of the Competition has the right to engage the winners in concert activities during season 2011-2013.

    The Administration has an exclusive right to all audio and video records of Competition’s performances; they are the property of the International Charitable Fund of Vladimir Horowitz Competition.

    The Administration has an exclusive right to sign contracts with other parties with the aim to realize above materials.

    Competitors aren’t provided with the fees for the Competition’s materials used by the Administration.


    ATTENTION!
    Program given in the Application form cannot be changed after 10 April 2011.
    In case of contradictions in the interpretation of these Conditions,
    the Ukrainian text is considered to be the only correct one.

    JUNIOR GROUP (28 APRIL – 4 May 2011)


    1. Competition conditions


    The Competition in the Junior Group is opened to young pianists of all nationalities, born between April 28, 1996 and April 28, 2002.

    Selection of participants is done on the basis of received documents by the Administration of the Competition.

    Candidates should provide the following documents:

  • enclosed Application form filled out by block letters with duration of each piece;
  • copy of birth certificate or passport;
  • two black and white (half-length) glossy pictures, size 9x12 cm, suitable for printing in a booklet, and taken since 2010;
  • copies of documents confirming previous competitions’ awards.

  • Deadline for applications is 01 March 2011 according to the postmark.
    Address of the Administration: Lidia Kovtiukh, Horowitz Competition, 31 Tolstogo str., Kyiv, 01032, Ukraine.

    Candidates, who have been students of any of jury members for the last 2 years, and those, who are relatives of any of jury members, are not allowed to take part at the Competition.

    The Administration of the Competition isn’t liable for documents lost by post.

    Incomplete sets of documents and documents sent with a delay will not be considered.

    Administration doesn’t provide participants with a medical insurance.

    Having considered the received documents, the Administration of the Competition determines the participants and sends them invitations by March 20, 2011. List of competitors will be placed on the web site of the Competition: www.horowitzv.org.

    All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration about the date of their arrival at the Competition by the 10th of April 2011. A list of competitors who do not attend the Competition without adequate notice or reason, will be given to the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth for circulation among its members.

    Foreign participants are responsible for obtaining their own passports and visas. Applicants should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice.

    The Competition Fee is US $70 or the equivalent of the sum according to the exchange rate in the National Bank of Ukraine and is paid in cash during registration.

    The registration and casting of lots of the contestants will be held from 8 a.m. till 1p.m on the 27th of April 2011 at the Administration office: Kyiv, 31 Tolstogo str.

    The sequence of participants’ performances is determined by casting of lots and remains until the end of the Competition.

    The competition’s auditions are open to the public.

    Repertoire must be played from memory.

    Program of the Third Round is performed with accompaniment of the Symphony Orchestra.

    Prize winners of the Competition are obligated to take part in Closing Concert and accept the offered concert engagements which form an integral part of the prize.


    2. The Jury


    The Jury of the Competition works according to the “Regulations of the Jury”.  A list of jury members will be published on the Competition’s website by 15 March 2011.

    The Jury estimates participants’ performances by secret vote during all rounds.

    The Jury may interrupt a competitor’s performance if he or she overruns the allowed time. The Jury’s decisions are final and cannot be questioned at all stages of the Competition.


    3. Administration


    The Direction of the Competition provides free of charge with:

  • accommodation and per diem expenses to competitors accepted for the 1st Round while he/she is taking part at the Competition;
  • acoustic rehearsals (10min.) before the 1st Round and one rehearsal with the orchestra for participants of the 3rd Round in the Competition Concert Halls.

  • The Administration has an exclusive right to all audio and video records of Competition’s performances, they are property of the International Charitable Fund of Vladimir Horowitz Competition.

    The Administration has an exclusive right to sign contracts with other parts with the aim to realization above materials.
    Competitors aren’t provided with the fees for the Competition’s materials used by the Administration.


    4. Prizes


    1st Prize -$2,000 USA, the title of the prize winner and the Gold Medal;
    2nd Prize - $1,500 USA, the title of the prize winner and the Silver Medal;
    3rd Prize - $1,000 USA, the title of the prize winner and the Bronze Medal;
    4th Prize - $600 USA, the title of the prize winner;
    5th Prize - $300 USA, the title of the prize winner;
    6th Prize - $150 USA, the title of the prize winner.


    The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury’s decision.

    Depending on competitors’ achieved results and within limits of the established amount of prizes the Jury has the right to:

  • not to award all prizes;
  • divide awards (except for the first prize) among competitors.

  • Sponsor Prizes and Encouragement Prizes are available.

    All Prizes are paid in Ukrainian national currency and are subject to income tax according to the current Ukrainian legislation.


    5. Repertoire Requirements


    1st Round

    1. Bach. One Prelude and Fugue from Well-tempered Clavier.
    2. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (of the participant’s choice). One Sonata in complete volume.
    3. Clementi, Czerny (op.740), Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff (of the participant’s choice). One virtuoso etude.
    4. A piece by Ukrainian composer.


    Performance duration is up to 25 minutes.

    2nd Round

    1. Obligatory work (look at Attachment № 2 “List of obligatory works for the Second Round”)
    2. One or more pieces by composers from Romantic period to contemporaneity.


    Performance duration is from 25 to 30 minutes.

    3rd Round
    First movement or second and third movements of a concerto. One-movement-concerto is performed in complete volume (look at Attachment № 3 “List of works for the Third Round”).


    ATTENTION!
    Program given in the Application form cannot be changed after 10 April 2011.
    In case of contradictions in the interpretation of these Conditions,
    the Ukrainian text is considered to be the only correct one.


    Enclosure 2. List of obligatory works for Second Round. Works from V.Horowitz’ repertoire.

    Scarlatti. Sonata
    Mendelssohn. “Lied ohne Worte
    Schubert. Impromptu
    Chopin. Mazurka
    Chopin. Nocturne
    Liszt. Consolation
    Moszkowski. Etude
    Moszkowski. “Sparkles
    Debussy. Prelude
    Rachmaninov. Prelude
    Rachmaninov. Musical moment
    Rachmaninov. One of transcriptions
    Rachmaninov. Polka
    Skriabin. Prelude

    Enclosure 3. Works of the Third Round. Concertos for piano with orchestra.

    Bach. f-moll, d-moll Haydn D-dur
    Mozart. KV 491 c-moll, KV 537 D-dur, KV 488 A-dur, KV 466 d-moll, KV 467 C-dur
    Beethoven. № 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Mendelssohn. g-moll
    Schumann. a-moll
    Grieg. a-moll
    Liszt. № 1, 2
    Saint-Saens. g-moll
    Chopin. № 1, 2
    Tchaikovsky. № 1
    Brahms. № 1, 2
    Rachmaninov. № 1 (2nd edition), 2, 3, “Rhapsody on Paganini’s Theme”
    Revutsky. Concerto
    Scoryk № 2
    Lyatoshynsky. Slavic Concerto
    Prokofiev. № 1, 3
    Shostakovich. № 1
    Gershwin. F major
    Scriabin. F sharp minor
    Ravel. G major



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