2018年第19屆英國利茲國際鋼琴比賽

英國利茲國際鋼琴比賽由範妮·沃特曼女爵,馬里昂·索普女爵和傑弗裏·德·凱希爾博士於1961年創立。比賽的宗旨是創立一個享譽世界的鋼琴比賽,幫助剛起步的有抱負的年輕鋼琴家,並為他們打開通往無與倫比的國家級、世界級演奏的大門。諾貝爾和平獎得主昂山素季是比賽的名譽大使。著名鋼琴家郎朗是該比賽的形象大使。朗朗曾在給比賽主席的一封信中這樣寫道:“作為一名鋼琴演奏家,我一直在世界各地進行鋼琴演奏。我從來沒有見過任何一個比賽富有如此強大的影響力,使承辦比賽的音樂廳蓬蓽生輝,聲名遠揚。”

英國利茲國際鋼琴比賽是一項真正的國際性比賽。創辦至今,其獲獎者已遍佈全球28個國家。利茲國際鋼琴比賽發掘了一批當代傑出鋼琴家,他們在利茲國際鋼琴比賽中獲得大獎,進而享譽世界。在這裏僅列舉幾位傑出獲獎者:默裏·佩拉西亞(Murray Perahia),魯普(Radu Lupu),安得拉斯·席夫(Andras Schiff),內田光子 (Mitsuko Uchida),拉爾斯·沃格特(Lars Vogt),路易斯·洛蒂(Louis Lortie)和阿圖·皮薩羅(Artur Pizarro)。無論在全球任何地方演奏,他們都樂於分享自己參加利茲國際鋼琴比賽的經歷。

利茲國際鋼琴比賽的大獎得主是根據多種因素的綜合考量而選出的。其具體因素包括:音樂細化性,通用性,敏感性以及能承擔國際演奏的實力。不僅是比賽的第一名,許多獲獎者都通過利茲國際鋼琴比賽開啟了他們的國際職業生涯。天賦秉異的選手與資深的比賽評委使利茲國際鋼琴比賽在音樂界引起極大反響,許多參賽者通過這項比賽得到國際認可。2012年的兩位參賽者王思韻和張作已經成功被比賽的官方廣播合作夥伴英國廣播電視臺(BBC)選為新一代藝術家。BBC將為他們進行為期兩年的推廣,提供給他們許多重大節日活動的表演機會,錄音合同和定期的廣播電臺獨奏會。這是任何有抱負的青年音樂家可以獲得和提高聲譽的最好方式。

2018年第19屆英國利茲大學國際鋼琴比賽蓄勢待發,將於2018年9月6日 – 2018年9月15日舉行。第一輪至半決賽將在利茲大學音樂廳舉辦,決賽將在利茲市政廳舉辦。選手們將爭奪70000多英鎊的獎金以及重要音樂會演出的機會。其中,選手有機會與至少三個交響樂團合作演出,並獲得報酬。英國廣播電視臺(BBC)將為英國利茲國際鋼琴比賽提供更具力度的媒體宣傳。通過BBC覆蓋全球的傳播網路,選手優美靈動的鋼琴樂符將傳遍全世界。前三名獲獎選手還將在2019/2020年比賽的獲勝者音樂會中演出,並可獲得500美元的演出費。這種機會是絕無僅有的。

比賽類別:鋼琴

比賽地點:英國 利茲市(利茲大學)

比賽時間:2018年09月06日 – 2018年09月15日 (共計10天)

報名截止時間:2017年10月31日

參賽要求:比賽面向生於1988年10月1日至1998年4月1日間的專業鋼琴選手開放,不限國籍

日程安排:
1.第一輪:
2018年4月3-4日星期二 柏林
2018年4月7-8日星期六 新加坡
2018年4月11-12日星期三 紐約
2018年5月1日星期二 公佈24名晉級選手名單
2.第二輪(比賽地點:利茲大學音樂廳)
2018年9月6-8日星期四 第二輪比賽
2018年9月8日星期六 公佈10名晉級選手名單
3.第三輪(比賽地點:利茲大學音樂廳)
2018年9月9-11日星期日 第三輪比賽,與管弦樂團Bjørg Lewis (大提琴)| Alexander Sitkovetsky (小提琴) |Elias (弦樂四重奏)合奏;
2018年9月11日星期四 公佈5名晉級選手名單
4.第四輪音樂會決賽(利茲市政廳)
2018年9月14-15日(星期五-六),與Hallé管弦樂團合奏,由Edward Gardner指揮;
2018年9月26日星期日 獲勝者音樂會演出(利茲大學音樂廳)。

曲目要求:
Audition Audio Recording
An unedited audio recording of the applicant’s piano performance, lasting no longer than 25 minutes
and in accordance with the audition repertoire guidance, should be uploaded with the entry.
The following are the requirements for the audio recording:
The recording must be of excellent technical quality and preferably recorded professionally.
We recommend uploading WAV files or MP3 files encoded in stereo at and at least 256kbps.
Please do not send FAC files.
Each piece must have its own track.
The recording must have been made within 6 months of the submission of the application
and be of a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 25 minutes duration.
The recording must follow the rules of the audition repertoire and be unedited.
Post production handling that affects the acoustic quality of the recording (such as bias,
equalisation and noise reduction) is permitted but must be stated.
Details of the music and movements recorded, including durations, the date and place of the
recording should be included on the application form, and a signed certification that the
recording is unedited and was made on the date stated included in the documents uploaded.
Uploading your recording
Audition recordings should be uploaded to one of the following cloud services
· Sound Cloud
· OneDrive
· Google Drive
· Dropbox
In all instances you must ensure that downloads are enabled for your recording.
If using Sound Cloud create a playlist featuring your recording and copy the share link to the playlist.
If using OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox, place all your tracks into a single folder and
copy the share link to the folder.
REPERTOIRE
The competitors should choose editions that adhere to the original text
All pieces must be performed from memory, except the Chamber Music
AUDITION
A programme of contrasted repertoire (piano solo works only) lasting no longer than 25
minutes. This should include a work from the baroque, classical or early romantic period (no
later than 1820) and a later romantic or 20th Century work. Individual movements are permitted.
One of these works can also be played in the first round.
SOLO PIANO ROUNDS
First International Round
Berlin: University of the Arts – Joachim Konzertsaal
Singapore: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music – National University of Singapore
New York: DiMenna Center
Competitors must offer a programme lasting no longer than 25 minutes, including contrasting
works from the baroque or classical period (before 1800) and the romantic period and / or early 20th Century. All works must be complete and repeats played at the participant’s discretion.
The notified repertoire for the first round must not be altered after 1 February 2018.
Second Round – Leeds UK
Competitors selected from the First Round should prepare two contrasting programmes each of
40 minutes duration, and each to include one substantial work or group of works by a major
composer. No music from the First Round may be selected for the Second Round.
Notification of the programme chosen by the Jury for this round will be given with the
announcement of the successful competitors on 1 May 2018 and may not be altered after this
date.
CHAMBER MUSIC AND PIANO SOLO ROUND
Third Round Semi-Finals – Leeds UK
Semi Finals
The Semi Final round will consist of two parts: a performance of solo piano music and a
performance of chamber music.
Each competitor is required to submit two alternative programmes for consideration by the jury:
a Programme A and a Programme B. Each programme should consist of no more than 75 minutes music in total.
The jury will select which one of the two programmes the competitor is to perform in its
entirety, to be notified when the list of semi-finalists is announced. The performance of the solo piano music will precede that of the chamber music. Competitors will receive adequate
rehearsal time with the chamber musicians.
In Programme A each competitor should include one piece of chamber music from Group 1
(Piano Quintets and Trios).
In Programme B each competitor should include one piece of chamber music from Group 2
(Violin Sonatas and Cello Sonatas).
The remainder of each programme will consist of solo piano music of the performer’s choice, but must include one 20th/21st century work from the list provided. The solo piano music selected should be different for each programme, with the exception of the 20th/21st century piece which can be the same piece in both Programme A and Programme B.
In total the solo piano music should last not less than 30 minutes. The final duration of the solo piano music in each programme is up to the discretion of the competitor and will depend on the duration of the chamber works selected.
SOLO PIANO
Solo Piano Music – 20th/21st Century works
One piece to be selected from the following:
Pierre Boulez 1st Sonata (10’)
Luciano Berio Sequenza (11’)
Brett Dean Hommage a Brahms (3 pieces – 8’)
György Ligeti Selection of Etudes (up to approx. 10’)
György Kurtág Selection of Játékok (up to approx. 10’)
Thomas Larcher Noodivihik (10’)
Thomas Ades Traced Overhead (11’)
George Benjamin Meditation and relativity Rag (7’)
Helmurt Lachenmann Schubert Variations (7’)
CHAMBER MUSIC *(Played with the score)
One piece to be selected from each of the following groups:
Group 1 – Piano Quintets and Trios. With the Elias String Quartet and Alexander Sitkovetsky and Bjorg Lewis
Group 1
Quintets with the Elias String Quartet
Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
Trios with Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Bjørg Lewis (cello)
Haydn Trio in A major, Hob XV/18
Beethoven Trio in D major, Op.70/1
Dvořák Trio in E minor, Op.90 “Dumky”
Group 2 – Violin Sonatas and Cello Sonatas. With Alexander Sitkovetsky and Bjorg Lewis
Group 2
Cello Sonatas with Bjørg Lewis
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A major, Op.69
Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op.38
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
Violin Sonatas with Alexander Sitkovetsky
Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor, Op.30/2
Schubert Fantasie in C D934
Ravel Violin Sonata in G
Written submission
Each competitor should provide a written submission, in English, by 5 September 2018 which will be taken into consideration by the Jury. This should be no longer than 500 words and should explain the competitor’s thinking behind the choice of programming for this round. If a translation is needed this should be arranged by the competitor.
Fourth Round CONCERTO FINALS
Competitors should submit two choices of concerto drawn one from each of the following
groups. Only one concerto will be chosen by the Jury. Notification of the concerto to be played
will be given when the finalists are announced.
Concerto Group 1 with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner
Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
Beethoven Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15
Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op.58
Haydn Concerto in D major, Hob.XV111/11
Mendelssohn Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op.40
Mozart Concerto in D minor, K466
Concerto in E flat major, K482
Concerto in C minor, K491
Concerto in C major, K503
Concerto Group 2 with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner
Bartók Concerto No 3, Sz.119
Brahms Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.83
Chopin Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Liszt Concerto No. 2in A major, S125
Prokofiev Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16
Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op.26
Ravel Concerto in G major
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op.1
Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op.40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op.43
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54

評委組成:
1.資格賽評委(MP4視頻選拔)
Adam Gatehouse – 利茲合作藝術總監
Emma Bloxham –現場音樂編輯和BBC廣播電臺3新現代藝術家
Tom Poster – 鋼琴家和作曲家
2.第一輪評委(比賽地點:柏林/新加坡/紐約)
Adam Gatehouse – 主席 (英國)
Thomas Hübsch (德國)
Noriko Ogawa (日本)
Marna Seltzer (美國)
3.正式比賽評委(比賽地點;利茲市)
Paul Lewis – Chair (英國)
Sa Chen (中國)
Imogen Cooper (英國)
Adam Gatehouse (英國)
Henning Kraggerud (挪威)
Thomas Larcher (奧地利)
Gillian Moore (英國)
Simon Trpceski (馬其頓)
Lars Vogt (德國)
備註:
評委由國際傑出的音樂家和音樂教授團隊組成;
鑒於參賽人數較多,無法向選手提供具體的評審意見;
評委的決定是最終的,不容置疑。

獎項設置:
1.主要獎項:
一等獎:25000英鎊 + Aung San Suu Kyi金牌 + 一場與皇家利物浦愛樂樂團的演出(2018年9月20日演出,由Vasily Petrenko指揮)
二等獎:15000英鎊
三等獎:10000英鎊
2.特殊獎項:
未獲獎的第四輪選手每人獲得5000英鎊;
未獲獎的第三輪選手每人獲得2000英鎊;
Terence Judd Hallé管弦樂團獎5500英鎊 + 三場與Hallé管弦樂團的音樂會演出 + 受邀參加一場曼徹斯特政務音樂會演出;
利茲友誼獎1000英鎊,授予參加第二輪但未晉級第三輪的選手;
3.除了上述獎項以外,組委會為三位主要獎項獲得者之一提供專業管理;The Friends of The Leeds與IdeasThatWork為所有獲獎者使用開發一個網站;
4.另為精選的獲勝者,提供音樂會演出和職業發展的機會
1)2019年12月在威格摩爾音樂廳獨奏演出;
2)2018年9月22日在利物浦聖喬治大廳音樂廳的獨奏演出;
3)與挪威奧斯陸愛樂樂團的獨奏演出;
4)2020年倫敦南安中心的獨奏演出;
5)BBC廣播電臺提供視頻錄製和音樂會演出的機會;
6)與查爾斯希爾錄製的獨奏CD;
7)參與歐洲斯坦威獎得主音樂會廣播;
8)與主要的國內外推廣者、藝術節的組織者簽訂契約;
9)貫穿英國的獨奏會演出;
10)由Paul Lewis和其他評委親自指導和給出建議;
11)參與利茲國際鋼琴比賽的學習和組織計畫。
備註:
組委會希望晉級第二輪比賽的選手能夠待到比賽結束,無論其是否最終晉級第四輪;
獲獎者須依據英國稅法依法納稅;
前三名獲獎者須參加2019/2020季獲勝者獨奏會演出,並享有500美元的津貼補助。

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