Competition

 

The Summer String Institute will hold its inaugural concerto competition for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano. There will be a competition in each session.

Competition Dates
Session 1: Monday, July 16th, at 7:30pm, in the College of Music Recital Hall
Session 2: Monday, July 23rd, at 7:30pm, in the College of Music Recital Hall

Performance Dates (Gala Concerts)
Session 1: Saturday, July 21st, at 7:30, in the Winspear Auditorium (Murchison Performing Arts Center, UNT campus)
Session 2: Saturday, July 28th, at 7:30, in the Winspear Auditorium (Murchison Performing Arts Center, UNT campus)

Application Procedure
Indicate your intent to participate when you apply to SSI through Acceptd.

Awards
The winning contestants will perform with the SSI String Orchestra in the Gala Concerts. Our top prize winner in each session will also receive a full-tuition waiver to attend SSI in 2019. Additional prizes or honorable mentions may be awarded.
Each contestant will be given a 10-minute audition slot. SSI will provide a collaborative pianist and a rehearsal time for each contestant.

Repertoire
Select one item from the list below:

Violin
Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Movement 1: Allegro moderato

Concerto in E major BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Movement 1: Allegro

Violin concerto in D minor, Op. posth. by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Movement 1: Allegro

Concerto in F minor, RV 297 “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Movement 1:  Allegro molto

Concerto in F minor, RV 297 “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Movements 2+3:  Largo and Allegro

Viola
Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9 by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Movements 1+2: Largo and Allegro

Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9 by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Movements 3+4:  Andante and Presto

Viola Concerto in the Style of J.C. Bach (Henri Casadesus 1879-1947)
One movement of your choice

Fantasy (Potpourri) for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 94 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Abridged version - total time circa 8’30”

Cello
Cello Concerto in G Major, G.480 by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Movement 1: Allegro

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob VIIb:1 by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Movement 1: Moderato

Concerto in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Movement 1:  Allegro

Concerto in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Movements 2+3: Largo and Allegro

Double Bass
Concerto in G major by Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846)
Movement 1: Allegro moderato

Piano
Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Movement 1: Allegro

Concerto No. 2 in E minor, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Movement 1: Allegro pomposo

Concerto No. 1 in F major, Hob XVIII:3 by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Movement 1: Allegro