THE 2nd LIEKSA INTERNATIONAL EUPHONIUM COMPETITION

 


July 21st –28th, 2011

The registration finished on the 30th of April. Thank you all applicants!
 
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Three Euphonics by Howard J. Buss will be sent by email to applicants after registering for the competition. 
 
All questions concerning the competition should be directed to the Competition Coordinator:
Lieksa Brass Week, Koski-Jaakonkatu 4, FIN-81700 LIEKSA, Finland
Tel +358-40-5282831
Email: lieksacompetition(at)gmail.com
 
See the history of International competitions in Lieksa 
 
 
RULES:
1.    Lieksa Brass Week is organising an International Euphonium Competition during July 21st –28th, 2011. The competition is open to contestants born in 1976 or later.
2.     The Lieksa International Euphonium Competition will consist of the following rounds:
Competition briefing and rehearsals with the pianists (July 21st)
* 1st round (July 22nd – 23rd)
* 2nd round (July 25th)
* Final round (July 28th)
 
3.    Online application form should be filled in and sent at the web site www.lieksabrass.com . The application forms must be received by the competition committee by April 30th 2011.
 
4.    The participation fee is 80 euros. The fee must be paid to Lieksa Brass Week's account: SWIFT OKOY FI HH PIELISEN OP 534307-211092 or IBAN code FI 3453430720011092. (Name and address of the bank: Pielisen Osuuspankki, Pielisentie 9, FIN-81700 LIEKSA, Finland). Additional costs incurred in payment must be covered by the payee. If paying by cheque, please ask for further information before sending in the cheque.

The completed application form must be accompanied by:
a. official certificate or copy of passport (age-proof)
b. b. a photo (black-white) for competition brochure (preferably via Email)
c. participation fee receipt
d. short curriculum vitae for competition brochure (5-7 lines in English)
 
5.    An accompanist for the competition is available. Competitors may bring their own accompanist at their expense. Before the first round of the competition, competitors will have the opportunity to practice with the appointed accompanist for 20 minutes and, before the 2nd round 60 minutes. In the finals, competitors will have the opportunity to practice with accompanying orchestra.
 
6.    Briefing for the competition will be held in Lieksa on Thursday July 21st, 2011, at 10 a.m. At this briefing the order of appearance will be determined by lot and it will remain unchanged throughout the entire competition. All participants are required to be present in person during the drawing of lots.
 
7.    Programme: The editions mentioned are only a guideline. Other editions are acceptable only on condition that the competitor informs the competition committee beforehand and provide the piano score in question for the pianists.
During the 1st and 2nd rounds the works may be performed in any order.

First round:
 
Lieksa Brass Week held an International Composition Competition to provide repertoire for the 2nd Lieksa International Euphonium Competition.
The winning work Three Euphonics by Howard J. Buss will be sent by email to applicants after registering for the competition . 
 
AND
 
Antonio Vivaldi:    
Sonata no.6 for Violoncello and Piano (without repeats)
Any edition played should be compatible with the G. Schirmer piano score.
 
Second round:
 
ONE of the following:
 
Simone Mantia:
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Cimarron Music Press)
 
Ermanno Picchi:
Fantasie Originale (Euphonium.com Publications)
Howard Snell:
Drink to me only (Rakeway)
AND
 
ONE of the following:
 
David R. Gillingham:
Vintage (Tuba-Euphonium Press)
Jukka Linkola:
Euphonium Concerto, First Movement (Fennica Gehrman)
Yasuhide Ito:
Fantasy Variations (Studio Music)
 
Final round (with wind orchestra accompaniment):
John Golland:
Euphonium Concerto no.1 (Chester Music)
 
8.    The Jury will decide the number of the competitors, who will continue to the next round.
9.    Jury:
Raine Ampuja (FIN), tuomariston puheenjohtaja
Brian Bowman (USA)
Tormod Flaten (NOR)
Harri Lidsle (FIN)
Jukka Myllys (FIN)
Steve Sykes (UK)
 
10.    Prizes:
I prize 6000 euros
II prize 3000 euros
III prize 2000 euros
 
 
The results of the competition will be made public and the prizes will be awarded immediately after the final. The prizes will be awarded according to the decision of the jury. In the event of a tie, prizes may be divided. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
11.    All rounds of the competition are public and the organizers have right to record, broadcast, televise or tape performances without compensation.
 
12.    The original competition rules are in Finnish and any dispute will be resolved according to the Finnish rules.
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All questions concerning the competition should be directed to the Competition Coordinator:
Lieksa Brass Week, Koski-Jaakonkatu 4, FIN-81700 LIEKSA, Finland
Tel +358-40-5282831
Email: lieksacompetition@gmail.com