INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FOR SOLOISTS AND CHAMBER GROUPS


INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FOR SOLOISTS AND CHAMBER GROUPS

Application Deadline
July 31st 2022

The Competition takes place from
September 12th to 17th 2022

Auditori Claror,
Centre Cultural i de Congresos Lauredià
Sant Julià de Lòria, Principat d'Andorra

Application Deadline July 31st 2022

The Competition takes place from
September 12th to 17th 2022

Auditori Claror, Centre Cultural i de Congresos Lauredià
Sant Julià de Lòria, Principat d'Andorra

General Rules

  • The competition is open to musicians from all countries who have not reached the age of 36 on the date of registration; for ensembles it is considered the average age of the members.
  • Soloists and chamber groups take part in the competition in one category.
  • It is possible to apply more than once in the same edition, provided the application is made with different musical formations (e. g. soloist, duo, trio…)
  • The competition consists of Preliminary Round, Semifinal Round A, Semifinal Round B and Final Round. All candidates selected during the Preliminary Round are required to play in both of the Semifinal Rounds (Semifinal Round A and Semifinal Round B).
  • Due to logistics, organ and two pianos cannot take part in this edition of the competition; likewise, due to artistic choices, electronic and amplified instruments and ‘prepared piano’ cannot participate.
  • The competition does not provide for the accompanying pianist: musicians, who want to apply as Soloist, must perform only pieces for solo instrument, without accompaniment, in all rounds of the competition.
  • Candidates, who need an accompanying instrument (e. g. piano), must register as a Duo and will be judged as a Duo, since in case of victory, they will have to perform in the concert-prizes in the same musical ensemble awarded by the Jury.
  • In the Preliminary Round and Semifinal Rounds it is allowed to perform a single piece or several pieces, including single movements or excerpts from major works.
  • Only in the Final Round, Suite and Sonata-Form-pieces (Sonata, Trio, Quartet…) must be performed in their integrity.
  • Transcriptions and arrangements are allowed.
  • Performance by heart is not required. The competition does not provide for a page-turner, for which candidates must provide for themselves; iPads and Tablets are allowed.
  • Competitors must present the requested personal information and to be up to date with the payment of the registration fees. The lack of those may at any time invalidate the participation in the competition, and, subsequently, the prize.
  • Competitors renounce without objection their rights to recordings and pictures made during the competition and the assigned concerts.
  • In case of unexpected events, the management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the competition. In case of competition cancellation, the registration fees will be refunded.

General Rules

Registrations must be received no later than July 31st 2022.

Candidates must complete the application-form, available on the website www.gpmlauredia.com by clicking on the APPLY icon. Here candidates will be asked for:

  • The personal data of each musician (ensembles must insert one single telephone number and e-mail address); Non-EU citizens are required to add more information about their travel route.
  • A copy of a valid identity document for each performer;
  • A brief resume (curriculum vitae) of the soloist or the ensemble (preferably as a group);
  • An artistic picture of the soloist or the ensemble;
  • The musical program for all Rounds, including Preliminary Round. (The program for Semifinal Round A, Semifinal Round B and Final Round can be modified by September 10th2022).
  • The link of the performance uploaded on YouTube as unlisted. The video (or playlist) must contain a freely chosen musical program lasting no more than 20 minutes(in case of longer videos the Jury will listen to the first 20 minutes of the video). It can contain one or more works, including single movements or pieces extracted from larger works, also recorded in different occasions;
  • The receipt of the registration fee of €35.00 for each musician (ensembles are asked to send all of the fees in a single operation) to be paid to:

 

IBAN: IT62O0503411702000000005262

SWIFT: BAPPIT21002

ACCOUNT HOLDER: STEINWAY SOCIETY

AT: BANCA POPOLARE DI MILANO

OBJECT OF PAYMENT: COMPETITION FEE 2022 SURNAME NAME of the    candidate sending the fee

Bank commissions are paid by the competitors. Incomplete amounts are not accepted.

In case of the candidate withdrawal, the registration fee is non-refundable.

 

A maximum of 50 candidates will be selected between soloists and chamber groups.

The selected candidates will be required to play in both of the Semifinal Rounds.

Candidates will receive an e-mail with the results of the Preliminary Round around August 12th  2022 and the time of the auditions for both Semifinal Rounds.

Only the names of the candidates admitted to the second  phase will be published in the website.

The Jury will be divided into two groups to hear the candidates perform the entire musical repertoire proposed in the competition.

The candidates will play on two different occasions, in different halls:

– Semifinal Round A: a free program lasting no more than 20 minutes The repertoire must be different from the Preliminary Round and from the Semifinal Round B.

– Semifinal Round B: a free program lasting no more than 20 minutes. The repertoire must be different from the Preliminary Round and from the Semifinal Round A.

The order of the performance will be determined by the competition organizers.

(Half of the candidates will play the program of Semifinal Round A first and half will play the program of Semifinal Round B first.)

In both Semifinal Rounds it is possible to perform one or more pieces; single movements and extracts from larger composition can be played, too.


 

For the Final Round, the Jury will be reunited and will listen to a maximum of 6 candidates between soloists and chamber groups admitted to the Final Round.

Final Round: a repertoire lasting no more than 30 minutes freely selected by the candidates among all the pieces performed in the previous rounds (Preliminary Round and both Semifinal Rounds).

In the Final Round, it is allowed to perform extracts from larger composition, but Suites and Sonata-Form-pieces (e.g. Trio, Quartet..) must be played in their entirety.

The Final Round will be recorded by video and streamed on YouTube, therefore concert attire is required.

FIRST PRIZE

Candidates who obtain the highest number of preferences, win the First Prize which consists of 3 concerts for an economic value of  €4000.00.

During the Award Ceremony, candidates will be given €1000.00 and they will receive other €3000.00 on the occasion of the different concert-prizes.

SECOND PRIZE

Candidates, who obtain the second highest number of Jury preferences, win  the Second Prize, which consists of one concert for an economic value of € 2000.00.

During the award ceremony candidates will be given €1000.00 and they will receive other €1000.00 on the occasion of the concert-prize.

THIRD PRIZE

Candidates, who obtain the third highest number of Jury preferences, win the  Third Prize with an economic value of € 1000.00.


 

The economic value of the prizes includes the travel expenses of the concerts awarded to the winners: travel expenses are not covered by the organizers.

Winners of concert-prizes undertake to perform in the concerts-prizes the same repertoire, for which they were awarded in the competition, unless otherwise agreed with the artistic direction.

By accepting the prize, winners guarantee to take on the concerts: failure to hold the concert will result in the loss of the remaining part of the prize money and the prize concerts can be assigned to other winners.

The Artistic Director reserves the right to assign ex aequo prizes and to divide or modify the economic value of the prizes.

The most outstanding candidates suggested by the jury may be recommended to international concert seasons and management agencies to promote their concert activity and career.

The Jury is made up of concert musicians, teachers and musicologists.

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right to not award the  Prizes if it deems the candidates not deserving.

In case the jury member is related to, or in any form of teaching relationship with  a candidate, they must abstain from voting.

It is forbidden to communicate with the members of the Jury until the end of the  competition.

Jury Members

Application and Preliminary Round

Registrations must be received no later than July 31st 2022.

Candidates must complete the application-form, available on the website www.gpmlauredia.com by clicking on the APPLY icon. Here candidates will be asked for:

  • The personal data of each musician (ensembles must insert one single telephone number and e-mail address); Non-EU citizens are required to add more information about their travel route.
  • A copy of a valid identity document for each performer;
  • A brief resume (curriculum vitae) of the soloist or the ensemble (preferably as a group);
  • An artistic picture of the soloist or the ensemble;
  • The musical program for all Rounds, including Preliminary Round. (The program for Semifinal Round A, Semifinal Round B and Final Round can be modified by September 10th 2022).
  • The link of the performance uploaded on YouTube as unlisted. The video (or playlist) must contain a freely chosen musical program lasting no more than 20 minutes (in case of longer videos the Jury will listen to the first 20 minutes of the video). It can contain one or more works, including single movements or pieces extracted from larger works, also recorded in different occasions;
  • The receipt of the registration fee of €35.00 for each musician (ensembles are asked to send all of the fees in a single operation) to be paid to:

IBAN: IT62O0503411702000000005262

SWIFT: BAPPIT21002

ACCOUNT HOLDER: STEINWAY SOCIETY

AT: BANCA POPOLARE DI MILANO

OBJECT OF PAYMENT: COMPETITION FEE 2022 SURNAME NAME of the candidate sending the fee 

Bank commissions are paid by the competitors. Incomplete amounts are not accepted.

In case of the candidate withdrawal, the registration fee is non-refundable.

A maximum of 50 candidates will be selected between soloists and chamber groups.

The selected candidates will be required to play in both of the Semifinal Rounds.

Candidates will receive an e-mail with the results of the Preliminary Round around August 12th  2022 and the time of the auditions for both Semifinal Rounds.

Only the names of the candidates admitted to the second  phase will be published in the website.

 

Semifinal Rounds and Final Round

The Jury will be divided into two groups to hear the candidates perform the entire musical repertoire proposed in the competition.

The candidates will play on two different occasions, in different halls:

Semifinal Round A: a free program lasting no more than 20 minutes The repertoire must be different from the Preliminary Round and from the Semifinal Round B.

Semifinal Round B: a free program lasting no more than 20 minutes. The repertoire must be different from the Preliminary Round and from the Semifinal Round A.

The order of the performance will be determined by the competition organizers.

(Half of the candidates will play the program of Semifinal Round A first and half will play the program of Semifinal Round B first.)

In both Semifinal Rounds it is possible to perform one or more pieces; single movements and extracts from larger composition can be played, too.

 


 

For the Final Round, the Jury will be reunited and will listen to a maximum of 6 candidates between soloists and chamber groups admitted to the Final Round.

Final Round: a repertoire lasting no more than 30 minutes freely selected by the candidates among all the pieces performed in the previous rounds (Preliminary Round and both Semifinal Rounds).

In the Final Round, it is allowed to perform extracts from larger composition, but Suites and Sonata-Form-pieces (e.g. Trio, Quartet..) must be played in their entirety.

The Final Round will be recorded by video and streamed on YouTube, therefore concert attire is required.

Awards

FIRST PRIZE

Candidates who obtain the highest number of preferences, win the First Prize which consists of 3 concerts for an economic value of  €4000.00.

During the Award Ceremony, candidates will be given €1000.00 and they will receive other €3000.00 on the occasion of the different concert-prizes.

SECOND PRIZE

Candidates, who obtain the second highest number of Jury preferences, win the Second Prize, which consists of one concert for an economic value of € 2000.00.

During the award ceremony candidates will be given €1000.00 and they will receive other €1000.00 on the occasion of the concert-prize.

THIRD PRIZE

Candidates, who obtain the third highest number of Jury preferences, win the Third Prize with an economic value of € 1000.00.

 


 

The economic value of the prizes includes the travel expenses of the concerts awarded to the winners: travel expenses are not covered by the organizers.

Winners of concert-prizes undertake to perform in the concerts-prizes the same repertoire, for which they were awarded in the competition, unless otherwise agreed with the artistic direction.

By accepting the prize, winners guarantee to take on the concerts: failure to hold the concert will result in the loss of the remaining part of the prize money and the prize concerts can be assigned to other winners.

The Artistic Director reserves the right to assign ex aequo prizes and to divide or modify the economic value of the prizes.

The most outstanding candidates suggested by the jury may be recommended to international concert seasons and management agencies to promote their concert activity and career.

 

Jury

The Jury is made up of concert musicians, teachers and musicologists.

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right to not award the Prizes if it deems the candidates not deserving.

In case the jury member is related to, or in any form of teaching relationship with a candidate, they must abstain from voting.

It is forbidden to communicate with the members of the Jury until the end of the competition.

 

Jury Members – Edition 2022

Giuliano Cavaliere

Gerard Claret

Federico Gianello

Javier López Jaso

Adrian Pinzaru

Enrique Sanz-Burguete

Jorge Romero

 

We are excited to welcome you to the second edition of Gran Premi Musical Lauredià!

This international musical competition open to soloists and chamber groups is an innovative initiative that aims to offer all selected musicians the opportunity to express their musicality and artistic skills in two different occasions, each lasting about 20 minutes, before being selected for the Final Round.
In this way, we want to create a constructive competitive atmosphere where musicians have the opportunity to know each other and establish contacts in the modern context of the Auditori Claror in Sant Julià de Lòria, in the beautiful Pricipat d’Andorra.

Federico Gianello

Artistic director 


 

Renowned and esteemed piano concert player, between 1998 and 2004 Federico Gianello obtained first prizes at the international piano competitions J. Brahms of Klagenfurt, E. Grieg of Oslo, S. Stancic of Zagreb, Premi Principat de Andorra, Concurso Internacional de Piano Compositores d’Espana de Madrid, Giovanni Battista Viotti di Vercelli, City of Pinerolo, City of Marsala and Alfonso Rendano Award of Rome.

He collaborates as a guest artist with Orquestra Sinfonica de Madrid, Greiz Symphoniker, West Czech Symphony, JSO Weimar, Filarmonica HRTV of Zagreb, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Arena of Verona, I Virtuosi Italiani, GOG of Genoa, Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, and for chamber music with the violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Simone Bernardini (Berliner Philharmoniker), Glauco Bertagnin, the violists Ania Serova, Alfredo Zamarra, and with the Zagreb Quartet.

He has made radio and television recordings for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Bayerische Rundfunk and Radio France.

He studied with Lazar Berman, Alexander Lonquich and Gerlinde Otto, graduating from the Hochschule F. Liszt; decisive meetings with Martha Argerich, Aldo Ciccolini, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Louis Lortie and Maurizio Pollini.

He taught piano at the Musik Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar and chairs the Steinway Society in Verona.

Director Amici della Musica di Verona and of the Società Letteraria di Verona, he is artistic director of the new AMV Concert Award and of the Gran Premi Musical Laurediá to the Principat d’Andorra. Federico Gianello is a Steinway Artist testimonial.

Welcome,

this is the start of a new step: the “Gran Premi Musical Lauredià” will see musicians passing through the stage of the Cultural and Congress Center of Sant Julià de Lòria, fighting for the prizes awarded by the contest, from October 12 until October 17.

A part of the tests will be face-to-face and will be broadcast using new technologies, so that everyone can enjoy the art that each participant has to offer.

Sant Julià de Lòria is promoting a new cultural initiative, deserving of future editions, with the aim of bringing the art to each citizens and beyond the competition itself.

I welcome you and hope you will enjoy the good music.

Roser Palomero Vendrell

President of the Competition

Dear music lovers,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Gran Premi Musical Lauredià.

From the 12th to the 17th of October we will have a musical competition open to all types of instruments and performers from all over the world. The target of this competition is to open Sant Julià de Lòria to the international music sphere.

The first selections will be made online, and the candidates admitted to the final rounds will go to Sant Julià de Lòria to compete in person in the “Claror del Center cultural i de congressos lauredià” auditorium.

This award is part of the effort that the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria wants to make to open up to the international sphere in cultural matters. From all over the world we can learn ways to understand and make music. This is a matter of union between cultures; musical language is universal. With music we can understand each other and in return open the intellectual boundaries of each of us.

From the Municipality of Sant Julià de Lòria we hope that this Gran Premi Musical Lauredià 2021 will be followed by other editions and will be consolidated in the calendar of events of the parish of Lauredia.

To all the people of Lauredia, whether you will follow online or in person, and to the participants of the Gran Premi Musical Lauredià, I hope you will enjoy the experience that this great musical encounter will represent for everyone.

Josep Majoral Obiols

Cònsol Majoral 

We are excited to welcome you to the second edition of Gran Premi Musical Lauredià!

This international musical competition open to soloists and chamber groups is an innovative initiative that aims to offer all selected musicians the opportunity to express their musicality and artistic skills in two different occasions, each lasting about 20 minutes, before being selected for the Final Round.
In this way, we want to create a constructive competitive atmosphere where musicians have the opportunity to know each other and establish contacts in the modern context of the Auditori Claror in Sant Julià de Lòria, in the beautiful Pricipat d’Andorra.

Federico Gianello

Artistic director 


Renowned and esteemed piano concert player, between 1998 and 2004 Federico Gianello obtained first prizes at the international piano competitions J. Brahms of Klagenfurt, E. Grieg of Oslo, S. Stancic of Zagreb, Premi Principat de Andorra, Concurso Internacional de Piano Compositores d’Espana de Madrid, Giovanni Battista Viotti di Vercelli, City of Pinerolo, City of Marsala and Alfonso Rendano Award of Rome.

He collaborates as a guest artist with Orquestra Sinfonica de Madrid, Greiz Symphoniker, West Czech Symphony, JSO Weimar, Filarmonica HRTV of Zagreb, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Arena of Verona, I Virtuosi Italiani, GOG of Genoa, Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, and for chamber music with the violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Simone Bernardini (Berliner Philharmoniker), Glauco Bertagnin, the violists Ania Serova, Alfredo Zamarra, and with the Zagreb Quartet.

He has made radio and television recordings for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Bayerische Rundfunk and Radio France.

He studied with Lazar Berman, Alexander Lonquich and Gerlinde Otto, graduating from the Hochschule F. Liszt; decisive meetings with Martha Argerich, Aldo Ciccolini, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Louis Lortie and Maurizio Pollini.

He taught piano at the Musik Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar and chairs the Steinway Society in Verona.

Director Amici della Musica di Verona and of the Società Letteraria di Verona, he is artistic director of the new AMV Concert Award and of the Gran Premi Musical Laurediá to the Principat d’Andorra. Federico Gianello is a Steinway Artist testimonial.

Welcome,

This is the start of a new step: the “Gran Premi Musical Lauredià” will see musicians passing through the stage of the Cultural and Congress Center of Sant Julià de Lòria, fighting for the prizes awarded by the contest, from October 12 until October 17.

A part of the tests will be face-to-face and will be broadcast using new technologies, so that everyone can enjoy the art that each participant has to offer.

Sant Julià de Lòria is promoting a new cultural initiative, deserving of future editions, with the aim of bringing the art to each citizens and beyond the competition itself.

I welcome you and hope you will enjoy the good music.

Roser Palomero Vendrell

President of the Competition

Dear music lovers,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Gran Premi Musical Lauredià.

From the 12th to the 17th of October we will have a musical competition open to all types of instruments and performers from all over the world. The target of this competition is to open Sant Julià de Lòria to the international music sphere.

The first selections will be made online, and the candidates admitted to the final rounds will go to Sant Julià de Lòria to compete in person in the “Claror del Center cultural i de congressos lauredià” auditorium.

This award is part of the effort that the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria wants to make to open up to the international sphere in cultural matters. From all over the world we can learn ways to understand and make music. This is a matter of union between cultures; musical language is universal. With music we can understand each other and in return open the intellectual boundaries of each of us.

From the Municipality of Sant Julià de Lòria we hope that this Gran Premi Musical Lauredià 2021 will be followed by other editions and will be consolidated in the calendar of events of the parish of Lauredia.

To all the people of Lauredia, whether you will follow online or in person, and to the participants of the Gran Premi Musical Lauredià, I hope you will enjoy the experience that this great musical encounter will represent for everyone.

Josep Majoral Obiols

Cònsol Majoral 

Travel to Andorra

  • The Principat d’Andorra can be easily reached from both Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France).

https://www.andorrabybus.com/en

https://www.andorradirectbus.es/en

  • We remind you to bring the Passport to cross the border (for citizens of the European Union the Identity Card is also valid).
  • The Principat d’Andorra is a very safe place. The most widely spoken language is Catalan, but a large part of the population speaks French, Spanish and English. The currency used is the Euro.
  • Andorra is a low contagion country of Covid virus thanks to the strict security measures put in place and the collaboration of citizens and guests. Among these the obligatory use of the mask in public places. Nonetheless, to cross the border it is sufficient to have the same health certifications that allow you to travel by plane.
  • Candidates, who would want to travel with expensive instruments, are highly recommended to read the following link and fill in the required forms needed at the border: 

https://www.ccis.ad/quadern-ata/

Travel to Andorra

  • The Principat d’Andorra can be easily reached from both Barcelona (Spain) and Tou louse (France).

https://www.andorrabybus.com/en

https://www.andorradirectbus.es/en

  • We remind you to bring the Passport to cross the border (for citizens of the European Union the Identity Card is also valid).
  • The Principat d’Andorra is a very safe place. The most widely spoken language is Catalan, but a large part of the population speaks French, Spanish and English. The currency used is the Euro.
  • Andorra is a low contagion country of Covid virus thanks to the strict security measures put in place and the collaboration of citizens and guests. Among these the obligatory use of the mask in public places. Nonetheless, to cross the border it is sufficient to have the same health certifications that allow you to travel by plane.
  • Candidates, who would want to travel with expensive instruments, are highly recommended to read the following link and fill in the required forms needed at the border:

https://www.ccis.ad/quadern-ata/

Finalists:

 1st Prize Ex Aequo – Moser String Quartett

Kanon Miyashita, violin
Patricia Muro, violin
Ariadna Bataller, viola
Lea Galasso, cello

1st Prize Ex Aequo – D’Takitó Jam Duo

Sergio Escalera Soria, piano
Gervasio Tarragona Valli, clarinet 

2nd Prize Ex Aequo – Lev Davydov, piano

2nd Prize Ex Aequo – Mikail Kazakov, saxophone

3rd Prize Ex Aequo – Alessandra Afanasyeva, violin

Other Finalists:

Grégoire Torossian, violino

Miguel Almeida, flute

Vladimir Avdeichev, accordion

Jury:

Enrique Sanz-Burguete, Jury Chairman

Federico Gianello

Gerard Claret

Miriam Manubens

Albert Llanas

Finalists:

 1st Prize Ex Aequo – Moser String Quartett

Kanon Miyashita, violin
Patricia Muro, violin
Ariadna Bataller, viola
Lea Galasso, cello

1st Prize Ex Aequo – D’Takitó Jam Duo

Sergio Escalera Soria, piano
Gervasio Tarragona Valli, clarinet 

2nd Prize Ex Aequo – Lev Davydov, piano

2nd Prize Ex Aequo – Mikail Kazakov, saxophone

3rd Prize Ex Aequo – Alessandra Afanasyeva, violin

Grégoire Torossian, violino

Miguel Almeida, flute

Vladimir Avdeichev, accordion

Jury:

Enrique Sanz-Burguete, Jury Chairman

Federico Gianello

Gerard Claret

Miriam Manubens

Albert Llanas

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