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Cello 2021 - 1st and 2nd Round

Victoria HallGeneva, 1204, Switzerland
Dates/times in Zurich time zone
Sunday 17 October 2021
Monday 18 October 2021
Tuesday 19 October 2021

CELLO COMPETITION 2021: FIRST ROUND 

(max. 40 candidates - max. duration 30 min.)

1. One piece from 20th century for cello solo from the following list :     

  • G. Crumb : Sonata for violoncello solo
  • P. Hindemith : Sonata for violoncello solo
  • Z. Kodaly : Sonata Op. 8 (movement 1)
  • G. Ligeti : Sonata fpr violoncello solo
  • H. Dutilleux : 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
  • K. Penderecki : Per Slava
  • A. Ginastera : Puñena 2
  • B. Britten : Suite N° 2 (declamato, scherzo, ciaccona)

2. J. S. Bach: One Suite from the following Suites for Violoncello solo :

  • Suite N° 2 in D minor BWV 1008
  • Suite N° 3 in C Major BWV 1009
  • Suite N° 4 in E flat Major BWV 1010

Candidates are expected to select movements they wish to perform (minimum 3). They are given the option to play the repeats or not. Please keep in mind given timing for the first round (max. 30 min).

CELLO COMPETITION 2021: SECOND ROUND

(max. 18 candidates – max. duration 40 min.)

1. L. v. Beethoven

Sonata for violoncello and piano in C Maj. Op. 102 N°1 

2. Rest of the programme at free choice.

Works already performed in the First Round may not be repeated. Determining factors include originality, choice of repertoire and variety.

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