2019 Junior Piano Competition

The 8th International piano competition of Orléans for youth ‘Brin d’herbe’
will take place from April 11th to 14th, 2019
Salle de l’Institut in Orléans.

 

The competition rules are available here!

Online registration until March 4th, 2019.

 

Rounds : April 11th,  12th, 13th, 2019 (2:00pm)

Concert & Award ceremony :
April 14th, 2019 (3:00pm)

Salle de l’Institut, 4 place Sainte-Croix
45000 Orléans – France

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To see partially the score of the mandatory piece by Christian Mason, Inner Lanscapesclick here !

Teachers and candidates can receive the score free of charge: for further information, contact us.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Order of the pieces in the score:
Level 1 (4 min): I. The sun, the sea (previous title: Dawn)

Level 3 (7 min): II. The earth : her dance (previous title: Dusk)

Level 2 (6 min): III. Clouds, winds, skies (previous title: Midday)

 

For the competition, the piece can be played with cuts.

Level 1 – I. The sun, the sea
=> Possibility of playing from 1st bar to 78th bar and from 97th bar to the end

Level 2 – III. Clouds, winds, skies
=> Possibility of playing from 14th bar to 72th bar

Level 3 – II. The earth : her dance
=> Possibility of not playing from 56th bar to 99th bar and playing then from 147th bar to 151th bar

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Documents

Competition

The rounds will take place on April 11th, 12th, 13th 2019
The final concert & the award ceremony will take place on April 14th, 2019

Salle de l’Institut
4 Place Sainte-Croix
45000 Orléans
France

Prize List & Awards

Every candidates will receive a diploma of participation.

The jury will award for each level a First Prize (ex-aequo prizes are possible):
1st level : 300 euros – 2nd level : 400 euros – 3rd level : 500 euros

The jury will also award for each level, Excellence Prizes (2nd Prize) and Encouragement Prizes for a global amount of 2 000 euros.

For each level of the competition, a Prize will be awarded to the best interpretation of the mandatory piece commissioned by OCI to the English composer Christian Mason, for a global amount of 450 Euros.1st level : 100 euros – 2nd level : 150 euros – 3rd level : 200 euros.

Other prizes will include gift cards, music scores, CDs, DVDs, books… which will be offered to the laureates by our generous partners. Several artistic experiences and concert invitations are also proposed to the laureates of the competition.

The competition presents also optional Special Prizes that candidates could include in their program. They are: Improvisation Prize – André Jolivet Prize – Dag Wirén Prize (3rd level only) – Edison Denisov Prize – Bruno Bettinelli Prize.

  • Special Prize - ImprovisationPrize offered by the Rotary Club d’Orléans, amounting to a total of 300 euros and shared between the 3 levels. The improvisation may be based on a short musical theme, or may be in the style of another composer. The use of a chord sequence or modal scale is also welcomed. The material used can either be classical or refer to jazz or take inspiration from Játékok’s vocabulary (chords, clusters, glissandos, contrasts, sonorities, architecture).
  • Special Prize - André Jolivet• ANDRÉ JOLIVET PRIZE: Prize offered by Ms Christine Jolivet-Erlih, amounting to a total of 300 euros and shared between the 3 levels. A tribute Prize to the French composer is offered to the candidates who will present in their programme the following pieces: • 1st level, Free choice: Berceuse dans un hamac (A. Jolivet) created on June 7th, 1951, or one of the pieces from Chansons naïves (A. Jolivet) created on July 6th, 1952 • 2nd level, Free choice: one of the pieces from Chansons naïves (A. Jolivet) created on July 6th, 1952, or one or several pieces from the Suite Mana (A. Jolivet), 1935 • 3rd level, Free choice: one or several pieces from the Suite Mana (A. Jolivet), 1935 or one piece from Cinq danses rituelles (A. Jolivet), 1939 www.jolivet.asso.fr
  • Special Prize - Dag WirénPrize for the 3rd level only: Prize offered by the Dag Wirén Foundation, amounting to a total of 300 euros, for the 3rd level only. A tribute Prize to the Swedish composer is offered to the candidates who will present in their programme two pieces from either Opus 19 (Small ironic pieces for piano), Opus 35 (Improvisations for piano) or Opus 43 (A small piano suite). Gehrmans Editions - email: Info@gehrmans.se / www.gehrmans.se
  • Special Prize - Edison DenisovPrize offered by Ms Ekaterina Denisova, amounting to a total of 300 euros and shared between the 3 levels. A tribute Prize to the Russian composer is offered to the candidates who will present in their programme the following pieces: 1st level: Sept Bagatelles, free choice of the pieces, minimum 2 minutes (Editions Peters, Frankfurt) 2nd level: Premier Prélude et Pour Daniel OU Premier et Deuxième Préludes (Editions Alphonse Leduc) 3rd level: Troisième Prélude (Editions Alphonse Leduc) The pieces for piano by Edison Denisov are edited by Alphonse Leduc and Breitkopf & Härtel.
  • Special Prize - Bruno BettinelliPrize offered by the cultural association Malala and Ms Silvia Bianchera, amounting to a total of 300 euros and shared between the 3 levels. A tribute Prize to the Italian composer is offered to the candidates who will present in their programme, the following extracts of the work ’Sintesi’: • 1st level : Monodia • 2nd level : Preludio / Armonia / Notturno / Polifonia • 3rd level : Omaggio a Petrassi / Omaggio a Dallapiccola / Capriccio / Toccata

Compulsory piece & Composer

Christian Mason
Title: Inner Landscapes
for Piano solo

I. The sun, the sea (elementary – level 1) 4′
II. The earth: her dance (advanced – level 3) 7′
III. Clouds, winds, skies (intermediate – level 2), 6′

These three piano pieces, composed for the Concours Brin d’herbe 2019, may be performed separately or as a collection, in which case they should be played in the given order. Though each piece is aimed at a different technical level (I. Elementary, II. Advanced, III. Intermediate), they have a common artistic aim: to connect musical expression with poetic inspiration. In particular, these pieces meditate on the emotional connection between our interior life and the vast and varied landscapes of the natural world all around us.

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Jury Members

  • Zolinsky Andrew : Pianiste - Président du Jury
  • Boutel Dominique : Journaliste
  • De Carli Maria Isabella : Pianiste
  • van Raat Ralph : Pianiste
  • Runtz Michel : Pianiste et Compositeur