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 2019

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

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: Puccini   Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut (Kalmus)

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
Ravel            Pavane pour une infante défunte
Fauré           Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (1st movement and any other movement of candidate's choice)

Rossini          The Thieving Magpie Overture

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, prior to the performance.

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 ESB 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 2019 will close 14 December 2018 at 17:30!

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Feis Ceoil 2018