We are excited to announce the Montfort 2nd International Cello competition (online edition) where we connect audiences, performers and teachers through this online competition and social platform. Our main goal is to provide greater accessibility to all participants around the world to present their musical abilities in a low stress environment while having equal opportunities to be recognized and receive feedback of their performance.
All participants will receive an achievement diploma and optional feedback from our international jury. In addition to a financial reward, all prizewinners of Categories C and D will have the opportunity to perform with the Montfort Kammerorchester Feldkirch orchestra (only for Category D) and be featured on a permanent web page and/or social media with their portrait and prize- winning videos (for Categories C and D), as well as take part in Montfort Masterclasses in Feldkirch, Austria (Montfort Summer Masterclasses) free-of-charge (forCategories C and D).
The Competition does not provide or arrange accommodation and traveling expenses for the public gala concert of the prizewinners.
We wish you the best of health and the very best for all who take part in this competition!
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The competition is open to cellists of all nations.
Repertoire, recording timing and age categories:
The auditioning process is as follows: participants will send us their recordings as web-posted links. In this way, there is no travelling required and participants all over the world can be assessed.
All videos must be unedited, minimal quality - Full HD 1920x1080.
Repertoire for both rounds, timing and categories:
All videos must include any amount of pieces (within given time frame) for solo instrument or instrument with piano. Repertoire can include short pieces, movements from concertos, sonatas, suites from any historical period (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, XX-XXI century). Duo sonata genre is also allowed.
All categories and video timing
The Competition consists of one round for Categories A and B and two rounds for Categories C and D.
A -age 11-14 from 7 to 10 minutes
B -age 15-17 from 10 to 13 minutes
C -age 18-23 from 17 to 20 minutes
D -age 24-28 from 22 to 25 minutes
1st prize - 500€
2nd prize - 300€
3rd prize - 200€
1st prize - 1000€
2nd prize - 750€
3rd prize - 500€
You will find more information about the gala concert and the masterclass on our website after the final results of the competition are posted!
For categories A and B no 2nd Round
C -age 18-23 from 17 to 20 minutes
D -age 24-28, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – Cello concerto in C-Dur or in D-dur (Bärenreiter, Henle or Maurice Gendron-Schott edition. Cadence by your choice)
All pieces with accompaniment must be performed with the accompaniment of a piano or an orchestra.
All Tutti-Parts of the piano score can be shortened.
None of the recordings should be more than six months old at the time of application.
No pieces may be repeated in 2nd round.
Participation fee (non refundable) – 100 Euro per participant.
Application deadline April 30, 2024.
Payment deadline April 27, 2024.
Competition will take place between May 7, 2024 and May 17, 2024.
For your registration please click apply now
The results will be posted on the Montfort Cello Competition website two weeks after the Competition.
All decisions made by jury are final and shell not be appealed.
Alexander Chaushian (UK)
Mathias Johansen (Austria)
Alexandr Karakhanyan (Austria)
Denis Severin (Switzerland)
Aram Talalyan (Armenia)
Gayane Mirzoyan MMA, PhD
Founder and Director of the Competition
Under the auspices of Stadt Feldkirch
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We are beyond grateful for your support of this global exchange!
Note: your donation does not qualify you for competition participation.