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 2023

Round 1: Competitors to choose one of the following works, the orchestral reduction of which will be performed on two pianos:
Grieg:  Holberg Suite – movts. I, II and V.
Mozart:  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  - movts. I and II.
Mozart:  Divertimento K136
Puccini:  Crisantem

Round 2 (Final): A maximum of three finalists will be selected to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.  Finalists must conduct the compulsory 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 2023 - TBA

And a movement or movements from one of the following (total programme time must not exceed 15 minutes)
Barber:  Adagio for Strings
Bartok:   Romanian Folk Dances (strings only)
Borodin:   Nocturne, from String Quartet No. 2 in D
Copland:  Hoe Down (string version)
Dvorák:  Nocturne Op. 40
Elgar:  Serenade for Strings, Op. 20
Grieg:  Holberg Suite - movts. I, II and V.
Grieg:  Two Elegiac Melodies Op. 34
Grieg:  Two Melodies Op. 53
Grieg:  Two Nordic Melodies Op 63
Karl Jenkins:  Palladio (Concerto grosso for string orchestra)
Mozart:  Divertimento K136
Mozart:  Divertimento K137
Mozart:  Divertimento K138
Puccini:  Crisantemi
Purcell:  The Fairie Queen: Two Suites
Rutter:  Suite for Strings
Telemann:  Overture: Burlesque de Quixotte
Dág Wiren:  Serenade for Strings Op 11

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.

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 2023 are opening 19 October 2022 at 08:30!

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