The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Viola 2017 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.
The following prizes will be awarded in the 2017 Competition:
- The loan of master bows from KNOPF family for the duration of one year.
- 500 € Blatow Foundation Award
- 500 € International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein Award
- 500 € Friends and Supporters of the Anton Rubinstein Academy Award
- 400 € Fontys Award
- Participation in Masterclasses of Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy
- The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2017 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf and will take place in Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf, Germany on 17 – 19 March 2017.
- Violist of all nationalities and ages may take part in this competition.
- The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the Jury will decide the winners.
- The first round will be completed via video link, YouTube or DVD. The results will be announced via email on 23 February 2017.
- The second round will take place in Palais Wittgenstein, Dusseldorf, Germany.
- The second round of competition is open to the public.
- A maximum of 20 candidates will be advanced to the Second Round. This decision will be made by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, using the recordings from the first round.
- The International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will determine the order in which the competitors perform.
- The repertoire for the first round can be freely chosen by the candidate, but must be maximal 30 minutes long.
- For the second round, the candidates must present a program of their own choosing which does not exceed a 30-minute time limit.
- In the second round, the jury has the right to interrupt any performance that exceeds the 30-minute time limit.
- The candidates are allowed to bring their own accompanists. However, if need be, and with prior arrangement, the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will also appoint a pianist for the competitors. The fee for the pianist is 75€, (to be paid with the registration fee), and includes a 20 minutes rehearsal and the competition performance.
- The final results will be announced on Saturday evening, 18 March 2017 at 8 pm.
- The workshop “Care of the Viola and Bow,” given by luthier Rodolfo Angilletta, is provided as a part of the competition. The Foundation and the Sponsors’ Association will only loan master bows to candidates who have completed this workshop.
- All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
- The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Prizewinners’ Concert.
- The Prizewinners’ Concert will take place at Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf on Sunday, 19 March 2017 at 4 pm.
- All winners are required to perform in the Prizewinners’ Concert in order to collect their prizes.
- With their registration, participants authorize the organizer, i.e. the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, to use all photo, video and audio material of the competition at its discretion.
- The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
- With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
- Registration Deadline: 17 February 2017.
- The registration fee: 50€ until 17 January 2017 and 75 € thereafter.
- The registration fee is nonrefundable.