For competitors

58th Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition is announced for the piano.

The competition is open to artists aged 32 or less. All competition rounds are open to the public; competitors do not play anonymously. Audio or video recordings made during the competition may be used for promotional purposes without the competitors's further consent. No copyright related to the aforementioned use of recordings is aapplicable.

The competition is going to take place from 8th to 12ve June 2022 in the town of Opava (1st and 2nd round in the Minorit Monastery) and town of Ostrava (3rd round in Ostrava House of Culture).

The 58th International Piano Competition is organised by Beethovenův Hradec, z. s. and the Primary Art School in Opava with the financial support of the Moravian-Silesian Region, the Czech Ministry of Culture, The Život umělce Foundation, and other sponsoring parties.

Application

Applicants will fill in the application online, which include a photo and a confirmation of payment of entry fee. Because of capacity there will be accepted first 45 applications.

Entry fee

Competitors must pay the entry fee of EUR 65 (or CZK 1600) to the following bank account by no later than 10 April 2022.

Bank: Fio banka, a.s., Address: V Celnici 1028/10, 117 21 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Payee: Beethovenův Hradec, z. s., Payee’s Address: Beethovenův Hradec, z. s., Nádražní okruh 647/11, 746 01 Opava
IBAN: CZ97 2010 0000 0029 0149 0376
BIC/SWIFT Code: FIOBCZPPXXX
Message for the Payee BH 2022 — “candidate’s name” (e.g. BH 2022 — John Smith)
It is strongly recommended that the candidate’s name and the payment purpose be included in the transfer order.

The entry fee is non-refundable.

Repertoire

1st round maximum playing time 15 minutes.
a) Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue (from the Well Tempered Clavier — Books I and II)
b) Franz Liszt: Etude (any Etude for the piano)

2nd round playing time 35 – 45 minutes
a) Ludwig van Beethoven: libovolná sonáta (celé dílo, soutěžící nemusí respektovat repetice v expozici)
b) A major piece/pieces for the piano (a selection of pieces from a set also possible) written in the 19th , 20th or 21st century

3rd round* One of the concertos for piano and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

All compositions must be performed from memory.

*The 3rd round of the competition will take place in cooperation with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava. The competition organiser reserves the right to hold the 3rd round with piano accompaniment. Such change will be published on the festival and competition website, www.beethovenuvhradec.cz, no later than by the end of April 2021.

Programme

| 8 June (the Hall of the Minorit Monastery, Opava)
1.00—5.00 p.m. Registration of Competitors
5.15 p.m. First round draw
6 p.m. Opening concert
Performing Performing: Eliška Novotná — piano, Jiří Hanousek — violoncello and Karel Dohnal — clarinet
Programme:
Ch. M. Widor: Introduction and Rondo op. 72 for clarinet and piano 
J. Brahms: Trio a moll op. 114 for clarinet, violoncello and piano 
L. van Beethoven: Sedm variací Es dur for violoncello and piano 
L. van Beethoven: Trio B dur op. 11 for clarinet, violoncello and piano 

| 9 June (the Hall of the Minorit Monastery, Opava)
8.00 a.m - First round

| 10 June (the Hall of the Minorit Monastery, Opava)
8.00 a.m. — Second round

| 11 June (Ostrava House of Culture, Ostrava)
1 p.m. Final round — Contestants’ orchestra rehearsal

| 12 June (Ostrava House of Culture, Ostrava)
3.00 p.m. — Third round (with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava)

Jury

Chair
Eliška Novotná — Czech Republic

Members of the Jury
Arta Arnicane — Latvia, Switzerland
Nataša Veljković - Serbia, Austria
Magdalena Lisak — Poland
David Mareček — Czech Republic

Main prizes

1st prize – CZK 50,000
2nd prize – CZK 30,000
3rd prize – CZK 20,000

Special prizes

THE DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND MUSIC OF UNIVERZITY OF OSTRAVA PRIZE
CZK 5,000

THE MATICE SLEZSKÁ PRIZE
CZK 5,000 for the best competitor from the Czech Republic.

PRESTO ART AGENCY PRIZE FOR ONE OF THE FINALIST
A piano recital held as part of Chamber Concert Series 2022—2023 in Ostrava.

THE BÄRENREITER PRAHA SIZE FOR THE FINALIST
First edition of Johann Joseph Rösler’s Piano Concerto in E flat major no. 2.

The jury reserves the right to not award some of the prizes and to divide the corresponding financial reward should a prize be awarded to more than one contestant. The decision of the jury is final.

Accommodation

Competitors are responsible for arranging and paying their own accommodations. Hotels and hostels at different price levels are available in the town of Opava. The organiser is not responsible for underage competitors nor liable for any potential damage that may arise during the course of the competition. The trasport to Ostrava will be secured for the finalists.

Information about the town of Opava are aviable on the sites of the Tourist Information Centre..

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