International Marimba CONCERTO Competition 2005

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INTERNATIONAL
MARIMBA CONCERTO COMPETITION

Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 10-16, 2005

This is the worldwide first EVER international competition for marimba concertos and is open to performers of all nations that are born on or after January 1st 1970. The competition emphasizes marimba concertos, and consists of three rounds. First (preliminary) round requires a submission of the UNEDITED CD with LIVE recording of the required pieces. After listening the sent recordings, jury will invite maximum 30 selected participants for the second round, that will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia as of June 10th, 2005.

REQUESTED PROGRAM

FIRST (PRELIMINARY) ROUND

For this first round candidates must submit unedited recordings (on CD), of the pieces as listed below
(Deadline Postal stamp: January 15th 2005)

1st Recording: ONE of the following pieces:
a) Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic ULTIMATUM 1 (Ed. Musica Europea,Germany)
b) Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic ILIJAS (Gretel-Verlag, Germany)
c) Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic TENSIO (Moeck-Verlag, Germany)
d) Peter Savli PERSONAE (DSS Publishing, ED.DSS1556 Slovenia)

2nd Recording: The Cadenza from:
Keiko Abe, PRISM RHAPSODY  FOR MARIMBA and ORCHESTRA (Xebec, Japan)
(from rehearsal number 20 to 21)

3rd Recording: The Cadenza from:
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, MARIMBA CONCERTO no.2 op.25 (Ed. Musica Europea, Germany)
(3rd movement, from rehearsal number 73 to 74)

SECOND ROUND

The Candidates that pass to this round will be informed and may come to Slovenia.
The 2nd round will take place in Ljubljana and will be performed with piano accompaniment.

1.) SET PIECE no.1:
Slavko Suklar, Marimba concertino (The music will be available from February 15th 2005 for order)

2.) SET PIECE no.2:
Darius Milhaud, Concerto pour Marimba et Orchestre (Enoch, France)
(First movement only)

3.) The last Movement from one of the following marimba concertos:
a) Anders Koppel: Concerto for marimba and orchestra no.1 (1995) (Norsk Musikforlag, Norway)
b) Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Concerto no.1 op.8 for marimba and orchestra (Ed. Musica Europea,Germany)
c) Richard Rodney Bennett: Concerto for Marimba and chamber orchestra (Novello, UK)

THIRD ROUND (FINAL ROUND)

  1. SET PIECE no.1:
    N. J. Zivkovic, Concerto no.2 op.25 for marimba and orchestra (Ed. Musica Europea,Germany) [LAST movement only]
  2. SET PIECE no.2:
    Keiko Abe, Prism Rhapsody for marimba and orchestra (Xebec, Japan)

 JURY MEMBERS:

Committee will consist of three international marimba artists, and two distinguished members of the RTV Slovenia.

  • Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic – Germany (committee chair)
  • Keiko Abe – Japan, (special guest, and honourable jury member)
  • Bogdan Bacanu – Austria
  • Boris ?urbek – Professor of Percussion, Slovenia
  • David de Villiers – Chief conductor RTV Symphony Ljubljana

 Prizes

 This competition will have 1st and 2nd prize only.

First Prize will be:

  • 1000 Euros
  • Public concert with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra on June 16, 2005
  • with radio and TV broadcast. The piece will be “Prism Rhapsody” by Keiko Abe.
  • Studio recording of this work for RTV- Archive and European Broadcasting Union with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra on June 17th.
  • Reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses

Second Prize will be:

Second Prize will be:

  • 500 Euros
  • Public concert with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra on June 16, 2005
  • with radio and TV broadcast. The piece will be “Concertino” by Slavko Suklar.
  • Studio recording of this work for RTV- Archive and European Broadcasting Union with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra on June 17th.
  • Reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses
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