ERICH BERGEL 

INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION

THE FIRST ERICH BERGEL INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION

Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra in cooperation with Cadenza Music Management and the Association Robi § Norbi in partnership with the Council of TG Mures Council, announces the First edition of “Erich Bergel international Conducting Competition”

Open to musicians of any nationality without age limits, the competition will be held in Târgu Mureș from the 2 September until 8 September 2022 and it is dedicated to the memory of famous conductor Erich Bergel, who was born in Romania and whose career spread worldwide, both as a conductor and as a teacher.

REGULATIONS

ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION

1.1         The competition is structured in two main phases, ELIMINATORY and FINAL;

1.2         Eliminatory phase: from May the 1st 2022 until August the 7th 2022;

1.3         Final phase: from 2-8 September 2022;

ELIGIBILITY

2.1          Conductors of any nationality can compete, without any age limit;

2.2          Former students of one or more members of the jury, as well as musicians that have kinship or professional relationships with one or more members of the jury, will have to declare their current situation at the time of application;

COMPETITION’S STRUCTURE

Eliminatory phase

3.1         this phase consists in the examination of videos; the candidates are required to send one (1) video that should show the candidate’s skills to the members of  the jury;

3.2         pieces from any historical period are accepted;

3.3         original scores or adaptations are accepted;

3.4         any kind of ensemble is accepted, with the minimum number of two performing artists in case of arrangements (for example, reductions for two pianos);

3.5         videos of a performance or a rehearsal are accepted;

3.6         at least half of the video must show the conductor from the point of view of the players;

3.7         the videos must be longer than 5 minutes;

3.8         the videos must not be a collage of different recordings, editing is permitted only preserving the original audio timeline (it must be a live performance or      rehearsal, not a showreel);

3.9         the videos must be played in streaming mode without any restriction (videos which have to be downloaded will not be accepted);

3.10       the videos can be private or public as long as they can be seen by the entire jury without any restrictions (no need for the jury to register, no advertising        before the video starts);

Final phase

4.1         the Final phase will take place in the Palace of Culture, Piata Victoriei nr. 1, Târgu Mureș, Romania;

4.2         the Final phase consists of a First round, a Second round, a Semifinal and a Final;

4.3         the repertoire for each phase is written in Appendix A, at the bottom of this page;

 

 

CANDIDATES ADMITTED

5.1         the candidates admitted will be informed by email before  August the 10th 2022 and their names will be published on the website and on the social media of the competition;

 

 

PRIZES

 

6.1 FIRST PRIZE

⇒ L 10.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of Orchestre de Cannes in Cannes (France);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 or 2023/2024 season of Sinfonica d’Este in Ferrara (Italy);

⇒ 1 concert during 2023/2024 season of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (Thailand);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of The Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic Orchestra Satu Mare (Romania);

⇒ Official Diploma

 

 

6.2 SECOND PRIZE:

⇒ L 3.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria);

⇒ Official Diploma 6.3

 

 

6.3 THIRD PRIZE

⇒ L 2.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ Official Diploma

 

 

THE JURY

The jury is composed of:

Csiky Boldizsár (Romania), composer, former Director of Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic;

György Levente (Romania), Director of the Tirgu Mures State Philharmonic Orchestra;

Benjamin Levy (France), Music Director of Orchestre de Cannes;

Pál Lajos (Hungary), Kiev Academy of Music, graduate conductor and teacher;

Alfonso Scarano (Italy), Chief Conductor of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra;

Radu Popa (Romania), Conductor of “Banatul” Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra;

Hamar Zsolt (Hungary), Liszt Ferenc laureate conductor Budapest;

 

 

APPLICATION

8.1         in order to register, the competitors have to send their application exclusively through the application page of this website;

8.2         application forms and documentation for the eliminatory round have to be sent by 24:00 UTC (Midnight) August the 7th 2022;

8.3         the application fee for the eliminatory round is €90,00;

8.4         the application fee is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the competition;

8.5         the candidates admitted to the Final phase will be required to pay the participation fee of €250,00 by  August the 16th 2022;

8.6         the participation fee is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the competition;

FINAL NOTICE

9.1         by submitting their application, the competitors assent to the use of their image either through photographs and audio / video that can be broadcast via      radio, television and other media (internet, etc.);

9.2         by submitting their application, the competitors assent to the use of their name and image in printed publications related to the competition; the organizers  expect candidates to be available for interviews, photo shoots, and any other activities designed to make the competition attractive for the media;

9.3         the application and participation fee will not be refunded for any reason, except for the cancellation of the competition; any legal disputes will be solved according to Romanian legislation at the Târgu Mureș Court of Appeal.

 

 

 

APPENDIX A – REPERTOIRE FOR THE FINAL PHASE

FIRST ROUND

– A. Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 – 1st Movement: Adagio to Allegro molto
– B. Bartók: Concerto for orchestra, IV (Intermezzo interrotto)
– S. Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, III.

SECOND ROUND

Monday September the 5th 2022 and Tuesday September the 6th 2022

24 competitors will be admitted.

All the competitors will have to conduct:

– L. van Beethoven: IV. Symphony no 4, 1st movement, Introduction (Adagio until Allegro vivace)

And one of the following pieces, chosen by drawing lots:

– G. Verdi: I vespri siciliani, Sinfonia;
– A. Ponchielli: Danza delle ore;
– G. Rossini: Wilhelm Tell, Sinfonia;
– J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance nr. 5;
– J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance nr. 6;
– J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, Ouverture;

SEMIFINAL

Wednesday September the 7th 2022

– J. Brahms: Symphony no. 3, 1st movement;

– P.I. Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, 3rd movement;

FINAL

Thursday September the 8th 2022

– Dvorak: Symphony no 9, op. 95 “From the New World”

The final concert is part of the competition; candidates will be judged according to their conducting both of the rehearsal and the concert;

The winner will be announced to the audience after the concert;

The pieces will be drawn the night before the day of the concert and the candidates are expected to know every piece from the repertoire;

THE FIRST ERICH BERGEL INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION

Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra in cooperation with Cadenza Music Management and the Association Robi § Norbi in partnership with the Council of TG Mures Council, announces the First edition of “Erich Bergel international Conducting Competition”

Open to musicians of any nationality without age limits, the competition will be held in Târgu Mureș from the 2 September until 8 September 2022 and it is dedicated to the memory of famous conductor Erich Bergel, who was born in Romania and whose career spread worldwide, both as a conductor and as a teacher.

 

REGULATIONS

ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION

1.1         The competition is structured in two main phases, ELIMINATORY and FINAL;

1.2         Eliminatory phase: from May the 1st 2022 until August the 7th 2022;

1.3         Final phase: from 2-8 September 2022;

 

ELIGIBILITY

2.1          Conductors of any nationality can compete, without any age limit;

2.2          Former students of one or more members of the jury, as well as musicians that have kinship or professional relationships with one or more members of the jury, will have to declare their current situation at the time of application;

 

COMPETITION’S STRUCTURE

Eliminatory phase

3.1         this phase consists in the examination of videos; the candidates are required to send a video that should show the candidate’s skills to the members of  the jury;

3.2         pieces from any historical period are accepted;

3.3         original scores or adaptations are accepted;

3.4         any kind of ensemble is accepted, with the minimum number of two performing artists in case of arrangements (for example, reductions for two pianos);

3.5         videos of a performance or a rehearsal are accepted;

3.6         at least half of the video must show the conductor from the point of view of the players;

3.7         the videos must be longer than 5 minutes;

3.8         the videos must not be a collage of different recordings, editing is permitted only preserving the original audio timeline (it must be a live performance or      rehearsal, not a showreel);

3.9         the videos must be played in streaming mode without any restriction (videos which have to be downloaded will not be accepted);

3.10       the videos can be private or public as long as they can be seen by the entire jury without any restrictions (no need for the jury to register, no advertising        before the video starts);

Final phase

4.1         the Final phase will take place in the Palace of Culture, Piata Victoriei nr. 1, Târgu Mureș, Romania;

4.2         the Final phase consists of a First round, a Second round, a Semifinal and a Final;

4.3         the repertoire for each phase is written in Appendix A, at the bottom of this page;

 

CANDIDATES ADMITTED

5.1         the candidates admitted will be informed by email before  August the 10th 2022 and their names will be published on the website and on the social media of the competition;

 

PRIZES

 6.1 FIRST PRIZE

⇒ L 10.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of Orchestre de Cannes in Cannes (France);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 or 2023/2024 season of Sinfonica d’Este in Ferrara (Italy);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of Thailand National Philharmonic (Thailand);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 season of “Banatul” Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania);

⇒ Official Diploma

 

6.2 SECOND PRIZE:

⇒ L 3.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 of Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria);

⇒ Official Diploma 6.3

 

THIRD PRIZE

⇒ L 2.000,00

⇒ 1 concert during 2022/2023 of State Philharmonic of Tîrgu Mureș (Romania);

⇒ Official Diploma

 

THE JURY

The jury is composed of:

Csily Boldizsár (Romania), former Director of Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic;

György Levente (Romania), Director of the Tirgu Mures State Philharmonic Orchestra;

Benjamin Levy (France), Music Director of Orchestre de Cannes;

Pál Lajos (Hungary), Kiev Academy of Music, graduate conductor and teacher;

Alfonso Scarano (Italy), Chief Conductor of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra;

Radu Popa (Romania), Conductor of “Banatul” Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra;

Hamar Zsolt (Hungary), Liszt Ferenc laureate conductor Budapest;

 

APPLICATION

8.1         in order to register, the competitors have to send their application exclusively through the application page of this website;

8.2         application forms and documentation for the eliminatory round have to be sent by 24:00 UTC (Midnight) August the 7th 2022;

8.3         the application fee for the eliminatory round is €90,00;

8.4         the application fee is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the competition;

8.5         the candidates admitted to the Final phase will be required to pay the participation fee of €250,00 by  August the 16th 2022;

8.6         the participation fee is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the competition;

 

FINAL NOTICE

9.1         by submitting their application, the competitors assent to the use of their image either through photographs and audio / video that can be broadcast via      radio, television and other media (internet, etc.);

9.2         by submitting their application, the competitors assent to the use of their name and image in printed publications related to the competition; the organizers  expect candidates to be available for interviews, photo shoots, and any other activities designed to make the competition attractive for the media;

9.3         the application and participation fee will not be refunded for any reason, except for the cancellation of the competition; any legal disputes will be solved according to Romanian legislation at the Târgu Mureș Court of Appeal.

 

 

APPENDIX A – REPERTOIRE FOR THE FINAL PHASE

FIRST ROUND

– A. Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 – 1st Movement: Adagio to Allegro molto
– B. Bartók: Concerto for orchestra, IV (Intermezzo interrotto)
– S. Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, III.

 

SECOND ROUND

Monday September the 5th 2022 and Tuesday September the 6th 2022

24 competitors will be admitted.

All the competitors will have to conduct:

– L. van Beethoven: IV. Symphony no 4, 1st movement, Introduction (Adagio until Allegro vivace)

And one of the following pieces, chosen by drawing lots:

– G. Verdi: I vespri siciliani, Sinfonia;
– A. Ponchielli: Danza delle ore;
– G. Rossini: Wilhelm Tell, Sinfonia;
– J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance nr. 5;
– J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance nr. 6;
– J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, Ouverture;

 

SEMIFINAL

Wednesday September the 7th 2022

– J. Brahms: Symphony no. 3, 1st movement;

– P.I. Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, 3rd movement;

 

FINAL

Thursday September the 8th 2022

– Dvorak: Symphony no 9, op. 95 “From the New World”

 

The final concert is part of the competition; candidates will be judged according to their conducting both of the rehearsal and the concert;

The winner will be announced to the audience after the concert;

The pieces will be drawn the night before the day of the concert and the candidates are expected to know every piece from the repertoire;

REGISTER NOW

Take your chance to take part to the First Erich Bergel International Conducting Competition !

ADDRESS

 

Tîrgu Mureș’ Palace of Culture, Piața Victoriei nr.1   

DATES

 

May the 1st: starts the registration period

August the 7th: end of the registration period

September the 2nd: start of the Final Phase

September the 8th: Final Concert and Award Ceremony

CONTACT

 

Erich Bergel International Conducting Competition

Email: bergelcompetition@gmail.com

Cadenza Music Management

Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic

Piața Victoriei nr.1

540026, Tîrgu Mureș