Note: The organizer reserves the right to change the competition regulations. Any changes for the 27th International Competition Young Virtuoso, Zagreb 2021, violin, to be held in June 2021, will be announced in due time.

 

 27th International Competition YOUNG VIRTUOSO, Zagreb 2021, violin 
June 23rd - 27th, 2021

COMPETITION REGULATIONS

1. The 27th International Competition YOUNG VIRTUOSO, Zagreb 2021, violin is organised by the Music School Pavao Markovac and under the patronage of The Zagreb City Assembly. The competition is going to take place from 23rd to 27th of June, 2021. 

2. The competition is divided into five categories and  the Revue for the youngest candidates. Candidate's age is calculated according to the years he has turned until the date of the beginning of the competition, the 23rd of June 2021.

  • Revue -         aged 9 and younger 
  • I. category -   aged 10 and younger
  • II. category -  aged 12 and younger
  • III. category - aged 15 and younger
  • IV. category - aged 18 and younger*
  • V. category -  aged 24 and younger*

*IV. and V. category are divided into two stages. The jury decides if the candidate has the right to perform in the second stage.

3. Programme

Revue / participation fee 30€ :

  • 2 compositions not longer than 6 minutes in total

I. category / participation fee 40€ :

  • obligatory etude: Ivan Josip Skender: Stilske etide, No. 1 Plesna etida*
  • composition for the violin and piano by choice (it is possible to perform a concerto or a sonata movement) 

II. category / participation fee 40€ :

  • obligatory etude: Ivan Josip Skender: Stilske etide, No. 2 Kontrastna etida*
  • 1 etude by choice
  • composition for the violin and piano by choice (it is possible to perform a concerto or a sonata movement)

III. category / participation fee 50€ :

  • obligatory etude: Ivan Josip Skender: Stilske etide, No. 3 Varirana etida*
  • 2 etudes by choice or 1 etude by choice and a composition of a virtuoso character
  • composition for the violin and piano by choice (it is possible to perform a concerto or a sonata movement, or two contrast movements if the sonata is by an old master)

IV. category / participation fee 60€ :

I stage:

  • obligatory etude: : Ivan Josip Skender: Stilske etide, No. 4 Etida u plavom*
  • 1 etude by choice
  • J. S. Bach: 1 movement of sonata or partita from Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

II stage:

  • composition for violin and piano by choice (it is possible to perform a concerto or a sonata movement, or two contrast movements if the sonata is by an old master)
  • composition of a virtuoso character

V. category / participation fee 60€ :

I stage:

  • obligatory etude: Ivan Josip Skender: Stilske etide, No. 5 Metaletida*
  • 1 etude or capriccio by choice
  • 1 capriccio by N. Paganini
  • J. S. Bach: Two movements from one of the sonatas for violin solo or Chaconne from the II Partita for violin solo

II stage:

  • Concerto from Beethoven on, 1st movement
  • composition of a virtuoso character

* Etudes (pieces) by Croatian composer Ivan Josip Skender, composed specifically for this competition, will be available for informational purposes on this web site (HERE) from February 8th, 2021. Original sheet music will be available in the stores mentioned here

At the organizer's request, the candidate will have to present the original printed edition of the compulsory pieces.

4. The entire programme has to be performed by heart, repetitions are not necessary. The jury listens to the programme as a whole.

5. The awarded contestants are obliged to attend the diploma and award giving ceremony, where all first-prize and special-prize winners will be performing. 

6. Awards

The Revue category is not of competitive character, and as such has no list of order; all participants get participation diploma, and one participant, chosen by the jury, will perform at the final concert.

In other categories five prizes will be awarded, and the special awards. Winners of the special awards will be selected among all candidates from all categories. The first four awards are monetary, and the fifth prize is a Diploma. In each category, it is possible to assign two first prizes, two second prizes, two third prizes, two fourth prizes and two fifth prizes. In this case, the winners equally share the prize money.

I. and II. Category 

  • I. prize – 1.000,00 kn 
  • II. prize – 800,00 kn
  • III. prize – 500,00 kn
  • IV. prize – 350,00 kn
  • V. prize – Diploma

III. Category 

  • I. prize – 2.000,00 kn
  • II. prize – 1.500,00 kn
  • III. prize – 1.200,00 kn
  • IV. prize – 800,00 kn
  • V. prize – Diploma

IV. and V. Category 

  • I. prize – 3.000,00 kn
  • II. prize – 2.200,00 kn
  • III. prize – 1.600,00 kn
  • IV. prize – 1.000,00 kn
  • V. prize – 550,00 kn

Special prizes awarded by the Zagreb City Assembly:

  • Absolute winner of the competition is awarded the Plaque of the City of Zagreb and the prize of 7.500,00 kn
  • For the best performance of an etude – 2.500,00 kn
  • For the best performance of the virtuoso piece – 2.500,00 kn

Other special prizes

  • Croatian composers' society award for the best performance of the obligatory etude by the Croatian composer – work of art.
  • Prize EURO-UNIT group, Yamaha Music Croatia
  • Prize International Summer Music School Pučišća - free summer course Pučišća 2021
  • Prize a-classic, Zagreb, International Summer School UPBEAT - free summer course Milna 2021

7. The application for the competition is submitted in writing by filling in the online application form.

Application deadline is May 23, 2021.

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

1. A receipt of paid participation fee
2. A copy of one of the following documents: candidate's passport, ID card, or birth certificate.
Note: The organizer reserves the right to request an original ID card or passport

By submitting the application form, the contestants agree to make their data available to the Organizer for the purpose of preparing Competition documents (program booklet, schedule of acoustic rehearsals, diplomas, results of the Competition). All Competition documents will be published on the Young Virtuoso Competition website and will be available in printed form.

Participation fee is to be sent to the following transfer account:

Glazbena škola Pavla Markovca, Trg žrtava fašizma 9, 10 000 Zagreb
Zagrebačka banka d.d. 10000 Zagreb
IBAN: HR4323600001101358742
SWIFT address: ZABAHR2X
Reference number: 27-2021
Payment description: Name of the competitor

8. The organizer has the right to limit the number of competitors if due to the large number of applicants it will not be able to ensure the proper running of the competition within the foreseen time frames. In this case, the order of the application will be considered.

9. All travelling and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants themselves.

10. The exact performance order in all categories is determined by the first letter of candidate's family name. The 27th International Competition Young Virtuoso, Zagreb 2021, violin, begins with the letter P.

11. The organizer of the competition will accord the candidates rooms for preparation according to the spatial possibilities and the announced schedule.

12. The competition is public and will be taped. The organizer has the right to use and reproduce the recordings without compensation.

13. The results will be announced after each category ends. Every candidate will receive Certificate for participation.

The winners will be awarded diplomas and prizes at the final concert.

14. Prize-winners are obliged to perform at the final concert without any financial retribution; otherwise they lose the right to the prize.

15. The programme of the final concert is set by the Jury and it can not be changed.

16. Winners of the first prizes in a former competition can't compete in the same category.

17. Absolute winners of former competitions Young Virtuoso, violin, have no right to compete again.

18. The Jury is composed of eminent world and Croatian violinists and pedagogues.

19. Member of the Jury does not assess competitors to whom he is a mentor or with whom he is related.

20. Decision of the jury is final.

21. The organizer disclaims all responsibility in case of injury or any accidents that may befall participants of the Competition (active and passive participants, teachers / mentors, organizers, as well as all the other guests who find themselves in the premises where the event is held) and damage or theft of their property .

22. Organizer Pavao Markovac Music School reserves the right to modify these Regulations.

23. Should there be any doubts in understanding the Regulations, the Croatian explanation will be taken into account.

24. By applying to the competition, all competitors accept the stated rules.