Programme 2018

“PREMIO PAGANINI”

55th INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION “PREMIO PAGANINI”

APRIL, 5th - 14th 2018

 
 

  • Pre-Selection Stage

To be held in:

New York September 13th – 14th
Vienna September 27th – 28th
Gouangzhou (Cina) October  12th
Moscow October  20th
Genoa October 24st -  25th

Candidates shall perform:
 
- N. Paganini: two Capricci at the candidate’s choice from 24 Capricci op. 1 for solo violin.
The edition by Urtext G. Henle Verlag (HN 450) is recommended
 
- W.A. Mozart: 1st mouvement with cadenza from a Concerto for violin and orchestra (with piano accompaniment) to be chosen among the following:

Concerto in sol maggiore  K V  216
Concerto in re maggiore   K V  218
Concerto in la maggiore   K V  219

Ed. Urtext G. Henle Verlag  is to be used
 
The Jury reserves the right to ask competitors to perform only part of a piece as well as to interrupt their performance at any time

Genova  6 – 7 April 2018
 
Preliminary Stageabout 20 min.
           
1)    Johann Sebastian Bach:
Two contrasting   movements from one of the “Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin” BWV 1001 - BWV 1006.  Ed. Urtext G. Henle Verlag ist o be used.
 
2)     N. Paganini: 
Three Capricci at the candidate’s choice from 24 Capricci op. 1 for solo violin
The edition by Urtext G. Henle Verlag (HN 450) is recommended

 Genova  9 – 10 April 2018
 
Semifinal Stageabout 55 min
 
1)         Johannes Brahms:
One Sonata for piano and violin to be chosen among Op. 78, Op. 100, Op. 108.
 
2)         A piece per violin and piano at the candidate’s choice among the following:

 

E. Chausson Poème op. 25
P. de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen op. 20
  Carmen Fantasy op. 25
M. Ravel          Tzigane
C. Saint Saëns Introduction and Rondò Capriccioso in A minor op. 28
  Havanaise in E major op. 83
H. Vieuxtemps Caprice Hommage à Paganini op. 9
  Ballade et Polonaise op. 38
H. Wieniawski Polonaise in D major op. 4
  Thème Original Varié op. 15
A. Bazzini Ronde des Lutins
N. Milstein Paganiniana

3)        N. Paganini
 
Three Capricci at the candidate’s choice from 24 Capricci op. 1 for solo violin different from those selected for the Preliminary Stage. The edition by Urtext G. Henle Verlag (HN 450) is recommended.

 
4)       An original piece for solo violin (about 5’ minutes) expressly written for the competition by an Italian composer.

Genova 13 – 14 April 2018

Final Stages – with the accompaniment of Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

1)       A Concerto for violin and orchestra at the candidate’s choice among the following:

L.van Beethoven Concerto in D major op. 61   
J. Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77   
P. I. Cˇajkovskij Concerto in D major op. 35   
J. Sibelius Concerto in D major op. 47

 
2)       A Concerto for violin and orchestra at the candidate’s choice between the following:
 
N. Paganini                      Concerto n. 1 in D major op. 6
N. Paganini                      Concerto n. 5 in A minor op. MS 78 

 
NOTICE 
The whole programme of the Competition, shall be performed by heart, except for the Sonata by Johannes Brahms  and  the contemporary piece.


 


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