Wratislavia

International Double Bass Competition

Wroclaw, Poland August 3rd–9th 2008
Honorary Patron Maestro Gary Karr

Rules


1. Name and dates of the Competition

Wratislavia International Double Bass Competition, Wroclaw, Poland
August 3rd – 9th , 2008 Honorary Patron Maestro Gary Karr

2. Venue

First and Second Stages
“Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Theater Hall
Jana Pawla II Square No 2, Wroclaw
Final Stage
State Philharmonic “Witold Lutoslawski” of Wroclaw
Pilsudski street No 19, Wroclaw

3. Organizational Board

The Polish Double Bass Society


4. Co-organizer of the Competition

“Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw
State Philharmonic “Witold Lutoslawski” of Wroclaw
Department of Culture of City Wroclaw
Ministry of Culture and National Legacy
Marshal of Lower Silesia Region
Culture and Art City Center in Wroclaw

5. Timing and Schedule of the Competition

August 3rd, 2008 Opening Ceremony of Competition and Drawing lots for the sequence of the Performance
August 4th – 5th, 2008 First Stage
August 6th – 7th, 2008 Second Stage
August 8th, 2008 Final Stage
August 9th, 2008 Concert of Prize winners

6. Address of the Competition

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Kontrabasistów, Akademia Muzyczna
Miêdzynarodowy Konkurs Kontrabasowy Wratislavia
Plac Jana Paw3a II nr 2, 50 – 043 Wroc3aw
Phone/Fax: +48 71 322 0 333 kom. +48 601 566 008
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7. The Jury of the Competition

Thomas Martin ( Great Britain) – Chairman of Jury
Tadeusz Gorny (Poland)
Miloslav Jelinek (Czech Republic)
Irena Olkiewicz (Poland)
Frank Proto (USA)
Grazyna Pstrokonska – Nawratil (Poland)
Catalin Rotaru (Romanie/USA)
Tadeusz Wielecki (Poland)

8. Admission, procedures and regulations

Wratislavia International Double Bass Competition is open to participants in two categories:

A. Older Categorie: participants who were born before 3rd of August, 1990 but not later then 2nd of August 1978

B. Younger Categorie: participants who were born before 3rd of August, 1994 but not later then 2nd of August 1990,

In order to get admission one should:

A. Send by May 1th, 2008 (the date on the postmark is decisive) to the following address:
Akademia Muzyczna, PSKontrabasistow
Wratislavia International Double Bass Competition
Plac Jana Paw3a II nr 2, 50 – 043 Wroc3aw, Poland
Phone/Fax: +48 71 322 0 333 kom. +48 601 566 008
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The following documents (are not subject to return):

• The registration form completed in English (an example included below)
• Copy of the ID confirming the dates of birth of the participant
• Photograph (passport size signed on the reverse)
• CD with bio in English, a photograph and the chosen programme
• Application fee of 100 Euros

The applicants are obliged to pay the application fee with no bank charges for the recipient on Polish Double Bass Society International account number:
IBAN: PL 54 1690 0013 2039 7305 5534 0001
Swift: CUPR PL P2 Dominet Bank in Lubin, o/Wroclaw, Poland
Recipient: Polskie Stowarzyszenie Kontrabasistow,
pl. Jana Pawla II nr 2, 50-43 Wroclaw, Poland
„Competition”
Polish participants should send the equivalent of 100 Euros in PLN according to the current NBP exchange rate.

B. The application fee should be paid before May 1th, 2008.

9. Admission regulations

1. On the basis of the registration forms admission to the Competition will be given to a maximum of 60 candidates in both categories follow the rules and regulations.

2. Only up to 16 participants will be admitted to the 2nd stage in the Older Categorie and only up to 8 participants in the Younger Categorie.

3. Only up to 6 participants in the Older Categorie and up to 4 participants only will be admited in the Younger Categorie to the Final. They will be the Competition Prizewinners.

10. Programme requirements

The Competition consists of 3 rounds and two categories:

A. Older Categorie: participants who were born before 3rd of August, 1990 but not later then 2nd of August 1978

B. Younger Categorie: participants who were born before 3rd of August, 1994 but not later then 2nd of August 1990,

Older First Stage

A) One piece of your choice from:

1. J. S. Bach – Prelude and one other part of Solo Suites for cello
(any tuning)
2. A. Egilsson – ”An Old Fashioned Piece”
3. H. Fryba – Prelude and one other part of “Suite in Olden Style”
4. M. Gajdos – Preludium and Fuga

B) One Capriccio or Tarantella for choice from:

1. I. Bille – 24 Solo Capriccios
2. G. Bottesini – Tarantella
3. M. Gajdoœ – 12 Solo Capriccios
4. R. Glier – Tarantella
5. E. Nanny – 10 Solo Capriccios
6. S. B. Poradowski – 3 Solo Capriccios

C) Obligate Polish piece

Mateusz Ryczek – “Rings of Saturn” for solo Double Bass
(Copies of this piece will be mailed to participants simultaneously after paymant of ap-
plication fee)

Younger First Stage

A) One piece chosen from the following:

1. J. S. Bach – a prelude of your choice from the Solo Suites for cello (any tuning)
2. H. Fryba – One part from “Suite in Olden Style”

B) One piece chosen from the following:

1. M. Gajdos – 12 Solo Capriccios
2. E. Nanny – 3 Capriccios with piano
3. S. B. Poradowski – 3 Solo Capriccios (Polish Music Edition)
4. J. Raff – Tarantella op. 85

C) Obligate piece

T. Natanson – “Three pieces” for double bass and piano (Polish Music Edition)
(Copies of this piece will be mailed to participants simultaneously after paymant of application fee)

Older Second Stage:

A) One piece chosen from the following:

1. P. Askim – ”Edge” (2003)
2. P. Askim – “Vital Signs” (1998)
3. R. Augustyn – ”Cyclic piece” nr. 2
4. G. Bracali – ”Soliloquy” (2004)
5. J. Francaix - ”Theme Varie” (1976)
6. M. Gajdos – ”Invocation” (2002)
7. K. Guettler – “Variations on the tune greensleeves” (1979)
8. T. Hauta – aho – Kadenza (1978)
9. D. Jack – ”The persistence of memory” (2001)
10. F. Rabbath – ”Breiz”
11. F. Rabbath – ”Poucha Dass”
12. S. Schaefer – “Geh” (2003)
13. S. Schaefer – ”Sul A” (2002)
14. E. Tabakov – ”Motivi”
15. P. Vasks – ”Bass Trip“
16. J. Zbinden – Hommage a’ J.S. Bach op. 44 (1969)
17. E. Ziporyn – ”Hval” (2007)

B) One of the following complete Sonatas:

1. J. S. Bach – Sonata g-minor BWV 1029
2. J. S. Bach – Sonata D–major BWV 1028
3. K. Dillmann – Sonata e –minor
4. H. Eccles – Sonata g–minor (a-minor)
5. C. Franck – Sonata A - major
6. G.F. Haendel – Sonata g-minor (a-minor)
7. F. Hertl – Sonata
8. P. Hindemith – Sonata (1949)
9. T. Kawakami – Sonata
10. S. Lancen – Sonata C – major
11. A. Misek – Sonata A – major
12. A. Misek – Sonata e – minor
13. F. Proto – Sonata 1963
14. F. Schubert – Sonata “Arpeggione”
15. J.M. Sperger – Sonata b –minor T36
1216. J. M. Sperger – Sonata D - major T38
17. J. M. Sperger – Sonata D - major T39
18. J.M. Sperger – Sonata D – major T40

C) One of the following:

1. G. Bottesini – „Capriccio di Bravura”
2. G. Bottesini – Variations „Carneval di Venice”
3. G. Bottesini – “Allegretto Capriccio”
4. G. Bottesini – “Bolero”
5. G. Bottesini – Fantasie “Lucia di Lammermoor”
6. G. Bottesini – Fantasie “La Sonnambula”
7. G. Bottesini – Fantasie „Beatrice di Tenda”
8. G. Bottesini – Variations „La Molinara”
9. N. Paganini – „Moses Variations”
10. Younger Second Stage:

A) One piece from the following:

1. M. Gajdos – „Solo in a”
2. B. Konowalski – „Yad Vashem”*
3. F. Rabbath – “Crazy Course”**
4. F. Rabbath – “ Concerto in One Part”**
5. F. Rabbath – “Kobolds”**
6. F. Rabbath - “Sete Quate”**
* publicated by Polish Double Bass Society in „Kontrabasista” Magazine No. 2/3 in 1996
** publicated by Liben Music Publishers - F. Rabbath “Solos for the Double Bassist”

B) One complete Sonata of your choice:

1. A. Corelli – Sonata d-minor
2. H. Eccles – Sonata g-minor (a-minor)
3. W.de Fesch – Sonata G-major
4. J.E. Galliard – Sonata F-major
5. J.E. Galliard – Sonata a-minor
6. G.F. Haendel – Sonata g-minor (a-minor)
7. B. Marcello – Sonata a-minor
8. B. Marcello – Sonata G-major
9. B. Marcello – Sonata e-minor
10. B. Marcello – Sonata g-minor
11. B. Marcello – Sonata F-major
12. B. Marcello – Sonata C-major
13. B. Marcello – Sonata D-major
14. A. Misek – Sonata A – major
15. J.M. Sperger – Sonata h –minor T36
16. J.M. Sperger – Sonata D - major T38
17. J.M. Sperger – Sonata D - major T39
18. J.M. Sperger – Sonata D – major T40
19. G.P. Telemann – Sonata e-minor
20. G.P. Telemann – Sonata f-minor
21. G.P. Telemann – Sonata a-minor
22. G.P. Telemann – Sonata D-major
23. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 1, B– major
24. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 2, F-major
25. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 3, a-minor
26. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 4, B-major
27. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 5, e-minor
28. A. Vivaldi – Sonata nr 6, B-major

C) One of the following:

1. G. Bottesini – „Elegy” D-major
2. G. Bottesini – „Reverie”
3. G. Bottesini – „Melody”
4. R. Glier – „Intermezzo”
5. R. Glier – „Scherzo”
6. R. Glier – „Prelude”
7. S. Koussevitzky – „Walz”
8. S. Koussevitzky – „Andante”
9. S. Koussevitzky – „Sad Song“
10. S. B. Poradowski – „Romanse”

Older Final Stage:

1. G. Bottesini – “Allegro di Concerto alla Mendelssohn”
2. G. Bottesini – Concerto B – minor
3. G. Bottesini – Concerto F sharp - minor
4. A. Cwojdzinski - Concerto
5. K. D. von Dittersdorf – Concerto D – major (E – major)
6. F.A. Hoffmeister – Concerto Nr 3 D – major
7. T. Kassern – Concerto op. 12
8. S. Koussevitzky – Concerto f sharp -minor
9. E.L. Larsson - Concerto
10. V. Mortari – „Rapsodia Elegiaca”
11. V. Mortari – „Concerto per F. Petracchi”
12. S. B. Poradowski – Concerto op. 26
13. F. Proto – „A Carmen Fantasy”
14. P. Radko – Concerto
15. P. Ramsier – „Divertimento Concertante”
16. N. Rota „Divertimeto Concertante”
17. J. M. Sperger – Concerto Nr 11
18. J. M. Sperger – Concerto Nr 15
19. J. M. Sperger – Concerto Nr 16
20. S. Tubin – Concerto
21. J. Vanhal – Concerto D – major (E – major)

Younger Final Stage:
 
1. G. Bottesini – Concerto B – minor
2. C.D.von Dittersdorf – Concerto E – major
3. D. Dragonetti – Concerto A – major
4. F.A. Hoffmeister – Concerto Nr 1 (or 2) D – major
5. F.A. Hoffmeister – Concerto Nr 2
6. S. Koussevitzky – Concerto F sharp
7. E.L. Larsson – Concerto
8. V. Pichl – Concerto
9. K. Stamitz - Concerto
10. J. Vanhal – Concerto D – major (E- major)
*Contestants who wish to play using solo tuning are responsible for supplying a transposed piano part two weeks before Competition in advance if they are not bringing their own accompanist and if there is no published accompaniment in solo tuning for their choice of repertoire.
*Scoring factors for all stages will include, but are not limited to: difficulty and appropriateness of the chosen repertoire, quality and depth of the performance (both technically and musically),stage posture and presence, projection to and communication with the listener.
*All participant’s repertoire excluding the obligate piece in the first stage and the Sonata in the second stage in both Older and Younger Categories must be performed from memory.
*The Finalists will be accompanied by Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra
*Changes of participant’s repertoire will be accepted only up to 1th of May 2008.

11. Accompaniment

The organizers provide the accompaniment for the participants. The participants have no right to question their accompanists. However, the participants may provide their own accompanists, covering all the costs concerning the journey, accommodation and board.
Each participant has the right may have up to 60 minutes rehearsal with accompanist. A detailed plan of rehearsals will be announced one week before Competition.

12. The order of participation in the Competition auditions

At each round the participants draw their numbers. In case of the participant absence the Chairman of the Jury draws the number. If the participant is not ready to take part in the Competition in accordance with the number he has he loses the right to participate in the Competition.

13. The Prizes

Older Categorie

• I Prize 15.000 PLN
Grand Prix of The President of City Wroclaw
• II Prize 10.000 PLN
Sponsored by Marshal of The Lower Silesia Region
• III Prize 8.000 PLN
Sponsored by Rector of The “Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw
15Younger Categorie
• I Prize 8.000 PLN
Sponsored by The Ministry of Culture and National Legacy
• II Prize 6.000 PLN
• III Prize 3.000 PLN
Sponsored by „Presto” Polish Strings Production

Five Special Prizes:

• Prize 1.000 USDollars sponsored by Maestro Gary Karr for the most spectacular artistic personality of Competition in Older Categorie
• Prize – master bow – sponsored by Zdzislaw M. Prochownik for the most spectacular artistic personality of Competition in Younger Categorie
• Prize in name of Adam Bronislaw Ciechanski - double bass cover – sponsored by „Ewpol” Polish Covers Production for the best performance of Polish obligate piece in the
Older Categorie
• Prize in name of Tadeusz Pelczar – double bass cover – sponsored by “Ewpol” Polish Covers Production for the best performance of Polish obligate piece in the Younger
Categorie
• Prize in name of Wiktor Gadzinski – 800 PLN – sponsored by Polish Double Bass Society for the youngest Polish participant of the Second Stage in the Younger Categorie of Competition.
Prizes are subject to taxation. The jury may divide the prizes on the basis of the level of the participants performance on condition that particular prizes can be neither lower nor higher then thous mentioned in the rules and regulations. All the participants of the Competition will be given the Certificate of Participation.

14. Broadcasting and recording of the Competition

The Competiton performances are open to public in all three rounds (including the Concert of the Prizewinners). The organizer of the Competition is autorized to record, audio and video, all concerts, all events within the period of the Competition and to use this recordings for publicity purposes. In particular the organizer reserves the right to authorize Radio and TV Stations to record and broadcast all events of the Competition. Now claims for reimbursement for participant may arrive from this. In the event of the recordings being used for commercial use, the recordings will become subject to further negotiations.

15. Accomodation and board

The booking of accommodation must be done by the participants. All costs of accomodation and board are covered by the participants.

16. Regulations settlement

All doubts concerning the above regulations can be dismised on the basis of the Polish text as a only valid

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