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13 July – 1 September 2018

«WRITE MUSIC for PATRICIA and SOL»

Gstaad Menuhin Festival advertises a contest for duet compositions to be first performed by Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) and Sol Gabetta (violoncello).

Tenders are invited for up to four short works, each of which between one and five minutes playing time for violin and cello (duet).

The winners may expect a prize of CHF 500 to 1000 as well as their work being first performed by Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) and Sol Gabetta (violoncello) on 30 July 2018 at the church of Zweisimmen within the scope of Gstaad Menuhin Festival.

Selection Procedure

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) and Sol Gabetta (cello) will select one or two (or more?) works to premiere them at Gstaad Menuhin Festival in the Church of Zweisimmen concert of July, 30 2018.

Any decisions will be publicly announced by late April 2018 at the earliest.

Applying for the Contest

Please submit your application and composition(s) by making use of the application form below.  
Entry deadline is March 31, 2018.

Only complete applications and compositions submitted as PDF will be processed and forwarded to the artists.  

Entrance Requirements

Participants are invited to enter 1 to 4 works, none of which may exceed 5 minutes playing time.  

Respective compositions must not yet have been published by any publisher or performed already.

In case they win the contest, all participants agree on being

available to Menuhin Festival for promotional purposes (press conferences, photos, Facebook, etc.),

making copies of the score available for the Festival’s archive,

mentioning Menuhin Festival as supporter in the score.  

Entry deadline is March 31, 2018.


Gstaad Menuhin Festival holds any and all rights in photos and video clips shot during the show.  
Any decisions will be publicly announced by late April 2018 at the earliest.
The jury’s decision is final; decisions will not be communicated in writing.

Program of the concert 30 July

Preview of the concert program in detail:

J.S.BACH/CPE BACH/SCARLATTI

World premiere: short piece for violin and cello - commissioned by Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Jörg Widmann

From 24 Duos for violin and cello
XXI. Valse bavaroise
XXIV. Toccatina all’inglese

Francisco Coll García
«Rizoma» (2017)

J.S.BACH/CPE BACH/SCARLATTI

World premiere: short piece for violin and cello - commissioned by Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942)
Duo for violin and cello (1925)

INTERVAL

J.S.BACH/CPE BACH/SCARLATTI

György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg

Patricia Kopatchinskaja
World premiere: Duo for violin and cello - commissioned by Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
(Patricia Kopatchinskaja donates her composition fee to projects of Terre des Hommes Switzerland for children in Moldova, her homeland)

Peter Eötvös (b.1944)
Arrangement for violin and cello "a Call" (2015)

World premiere: short piece for violin and cello - commissioned by Gstaad Menuhin Festival

J.S.BACH/CPE BACH/SCARLATTI

World premiere: short piece for violin and cello - commissioned by Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Julien François Zbinden
La fête au village, Duo pour violon et violoncelle

Subject to change without prior notice.

Application form

* Please fill in all requested fields.

Contact data

* Gender


Curriculum Vitae


Composition(s)
You may submit 1 to 4 works, each of which ranging between 1 and maximum 5 minutes playing time.

 

A copy of this form will automatically be sent to the e-mail address given above.
Should this e-mail not arrive and no written confirmation within one week after submission of records on the part of the organization is made, please get in touch with the contact person.
Thank you very much.

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