IV International Mexican Harp Competition and Festival 2016

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The competition, being held in Mexico City between January 18-24, is open to harpists of all nationalities that have not passed their 35th birthday before January 1, 2016.  For those who hope to compete, send the following items to ihcfmex@gmail.com on or before November 1, 2015:

  • Proof of age – attach a photo of passport or birth certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation from musical authorities, one of them must be the applicant’s teacher, sent as an attachment
  • Two publicity photos suitable for reproduction sent as an attachment
  • The list of repertoire to be performed at the contest and photocopies
  • Record one of the repertoire of the first stage and upload to YouTube (video must be listed as “”Public” or “Unlisted,” videos listed as “Private” will not be considered) – required for all 4 divisions
  • Entry fee: Young Professional Division and Intermediate II Division: $100/ Intermediate I Division and Junior Division: $60

Prizes:

Young Professional Division:
1st Prize – $1,500
Participation in the USA International Harp Competition with all expenses paid
Solo Recital in the Zagred Harp Festival
2nd Prize – $1,100
3rd Prize – $900
Intermediate II Division:
1st Prize – $1,100
2nd Prize – $900
3rd Prize – $700
Intermediate I Division:
1st Prize – $900
2nd Prize – $700
3rd Prize – $500
Junior Division:
1st Prize – $700
2nd Prize – $500
3rd Prize – $400

Required Repertoire:

Young Professional Division (Maximum age of 35 by January 1, 2016)
First Stage:
1 – Sonata in F                                                                            J.L. Dussek
Allegro
Allegretto
2 – Choose 1:
A) Deux Arabesques 1 and 2 (Any edition)                               C. Debussy
B) Deux Impromptus (Editione Salabert)                                   J. Cras
3 – Free choice piece 6-10 minutes
Semifinal Stage:
Free choice recital 25-35 minutes including one of the following pieces:
A) Carnival of Venice                                                               W. Posse
B) Carnival of Venice                                                               F. Godefroid
Final Stage:
Harp Concerto, Op. 25                                                             A. Ginastera

Intermediate II Division (Maximum age of 23 by January 1, 2016)
First Stage:
1 – Sérénade, Op. 5                                                                  A. Hasselmans
2 – Mexican piece to be announced
3 – Free choice piece 3-5 minutes
Final Stage:
Free choice recital 20-25 minutes including the following piece:
1 – Two part Invention IV BWV 775                                             J.S. Bach

Intermediate I Division (Maximum age of 18 by January 1, 2016)
First Stage:
1 – Three Sketches, Op. 25 (Edicion Harpiana Publications)      A. Holý
2 – Mexican piece to be announced
3 – Free choice piece
Final Stage:
1 – Prelude II – ConMoto                                                              J.S. Bach
From the “Sechs Kleine Präludien für Anfänger”
2 – Free choice piece 3-5 minutes

Junior Division (Maximum age of 13 by January 1, 2016)
First Stage:
1 – Minuet in G Major, No. 7, Allegretto                                      J.S. Bach
From the book of Anna Magdalene Bach
With repetitions
2 – Stars                                                                                     S. McDonald and L. Wood
From the book “Harp Solos” Graded Recital Pieces volume one
3 – El Solito                                                                               Traditional-Galopa Paraguaya
From the book The International Rhythmic Collection              Arr. A.R. Ortiz
With repetitions
4 – Free choice piece 1-3 minutes

For more information and updates on the competition please visit the facebook page for the IV International Mexican Harp Competition and Festival 2016

 

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