Syllabus

Orchestral Conducting.

Syllabus ID: 19.01

Competition: In association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Age Limit: 18-35 years. Competitors must complete the additional online entry form when entering for this competition. Shortlisting on the basis of information submitted may apply in the event of large numbers of entries.

Test Pieces 2020

Round 1: Competitors to choose one of the following works, the orchestral reduction of which will be performed on two pianos:

Haydn          Symphony No. 104 (London), 1st movt.
Schubert      Rosamunde Overture
Mozart         The Magic Flute Overture
Brahms         Academic Festival Overture
Rossini          The Thieving Magpie Overture
Rossini          The Barber of Seville Overture
Mozart          Symphony no. 38 (Prague), 1st movt.
Beethoven    Symphony no. 8, 1st movt.

Round 2 (Final): A maximum of three finalists will be selected to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.  Finalists must conduct the test piece, and choose one of the other works listed below, but may not choose the same work chosen for Round 1.

Compulsory Test Piece:
Ravel            Pavane pour une infante défunte

Other Round 2 choices:
Beethoven    Symphony No. 1, 1st movt.
Haydn          Symphony No. 104 (London), 1st movt.
Mozart          Symphony No. 36 'Linz' KV425, 1st movt.
Beethoven    Egmont Overture
Schubert      Rosamunde Overture
Mozart          The Magic Flute Overture
Fauré           Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (1st movement and any other movement of candidate's choice)

Strauss         Gypsy Baron Overture
Beethoven    4th Symphony, 1st or 2nd movement
Beethoven     6th Symphony (Pastorale), 1st or 2nd movement

In both rounds, competitors will be given time to rehearse and perform as follows:

In Round 1 a total of 30 minutes maximum will be allocated for rehearsal and performance.
In Round 2 up to 50 minutes may be used for rehearsal, but competitors are requested to play the test piece through in its entirety before rehearsing it.

Performance of all the selected works by the three finalists will take place in concert immediately after the three rehearsals.

Both the rehearsal and performance will be assessed by the adjudicators in both rounds. 
Finalists are not permitted to attend the rehearsal or performance of the other candidates.

Round 2 will take place on a different day during Feis Ceoil.  Choices for both rounds to be listed on the entry form.

Entrance Fees: €70.00

1st Prize: Trophy, presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and a studio performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, recorded by RTÉ lyric fm. Also, the Crimmins Conducting Bursary of €500, presented by Séamus Crimmins.

Entries to Feis Ceoil 2020 will close 13 December 2019 at 17:30!

Enter Competition online

Feis Ceoil 2019