Info participants

Repertoire

The participant's program should contain a selection of works as described below:

 

First round

All participants should prepare a program for the first round containing these elements:

C.P.E. BACH, a rondo out of ‘Sechs Sammlungen von Sonaten, freien Fantasien und Rondos für Kenner und Liebhaber’

To be chosen by the competitor

and

M. CLEMENTI, one nr. to be chosen from ‘Gradus ad Parnassum op. 44’:

  • nr. 15 (Allegro)
  • nr. 41 (Allegro vivace)
  • nr. 42 (Allegro con energia, passione e fuoco)
  • nr. 61 (Allegro con espressione)

and

L. van BEETHOVEN, 7 Bagatelles op. 33


Semi-final

All participants should prepare a program for the semi-final containing these elements:

W.A. MOZART, Sechs Variationen über ‘Salve, tu Domine’ aus ‘I filosofi immaginari von G. Paesiello’ (K.V. 398)

and

one sonata by J. HAYDN to be chosen from:

  • sonata nr. 54 (Hob. XVI/40) in G
  • sonata nr. 56 (Hob. XVI/42) in D
  • sonata nr. 58 (Hob. XVI/48) in C

and

a program of 45 to 60 minutes consisting of:

  • 1 sonata by M. CLEMENTI, J.N. HUMMEL or J.L. DUSSEK


and

  • 1 sonata by L. van BEETHOVEN


and

  • 1 piece by F. SCHUBERT or F. MENDELSSOHN (or part of it)


There are 2 six octaves instruments at disposal of the competitor: one Viennese with ambitus FF-f’’’’ and one English with ambitus CC-c’’’’.

 

Final

All finalists will perform these pieces:

F. AGSTERIBBE

The Drowned Land, commissioned by MAfestival Brugge

and

W.A. MOZART

Pianoconcerto nr. 24 in c, KV 491 (1786, arr. Johann Hummel: 1830) for piano, flute, violin and cello: Allegro - Larghetto - Allegretto


Download the repertoire of the International Competition Musica Antiqua 2019 here.

Regulations

Read the regulations of the International Competition Musica Antiqua 2019 here.

F.A.Q.
Which instruments are available for the different rounds?


First round

Anton Walter, Vienna 1795. Replica Chris Maene. Compass: 5 octaves + 2 : FF-g3. Two kneelevers: moderator and dampers.

Johann Fritz, Vienna 1810. Replica Chris Maene. Compass: 6 octaves FF-f4. Pedals: keyboard shift (due corda), bassoon, moderator, dampers


Semi-final

Anton Walter, Vienna 1795. Replica Chris Maene. Compass: 5 octaves + 2 : FF-g3. Two kneelevers: moderator and dampers.

John Broadwood, London 1817. Replica Chris Maene, Beethovens Broadwood Budapest. Compass: 6 octaves CC-c4. Pedals: Due/una corda, Damper pedal split for treble (c'-c4)

Johann Fritz, Vienna 1810. Replica Chris Maene. Compass: 6 octaves FF-f4. Pedals: keyboard shift (due corda), bassoon, moderator, dampers


Final

Conrad Graf, Vienna 1836. Original collection Chris Maene. Compass: 6.5 octaves CC-g4. Pedals: keyboard shift (due corda), moderator, double moderator, dampers


During the finals, candidates have to play a Mozart concerto, adapted by Hummel. Which piano part do candidates have to play?

Hummel not only changed the orchestra part, but also the piano part. It is that version of the piano part that candidates should play during the finals. If you struggle finding the right version, we have found it at Edition HH (www.editionhh.co.uk), reference number HH439.

You are absolutely allowed to improvise your own cadenzas.


I have a question regarding the competition. Who should I contact?

Mail us via competitions@mafestival.be or call +32 50 33 22 83. All questions will be answered by the production manager of the MAfestival. You can also reach him directly on klaas@mafestival.be.


"My rehearsal time is on the 3rd.August only. Should I already arrive on the 29th of July?"

No, you don't have to arrive that early. It's fine to arrive on the 2nd, or even on the 3rd if you can make it on time. Just take care not to miss your rehearsal timeslot. We can't guarantee at all to be able to give you another timeslot. 

 

Payment details

The registration fee of 100€ has to be paid onto the following bank account (please, take note that transaction costs are at the expense of the applicants):

Name: Festival van Vlaanderen Brugge vzw

Address: 't Zand 34 - 8000 Bruges (Belgium)

IBAN BE62 4700 8111 5161

BIC KREDBEBB

Name of the bank: KBC

Address of the bank: Zilverstraat 34, 8000 Bruges (Belgium)

Those who requested a room at the festival accomodation, can wait with this payment upon reception of the invoice, which will be sent via mail.

If your bank asks for a swift code, you can just use the BIC code above.

 

When will we know our schedule? 

The application deadline has been determined on April 27th, while you can upload the required documents until May 4th. Afterwards, we will make a detailed planning of the entire competition and send out your personal details. You should all receive this information around May 15th.

 

When should I pay for my stay at the festival accommodation?

Together with your personal schedule, sent out at around May 15th, candidates who required a room at the festival accommodation, will receive an invoice for their lodging. We kindly request to respect the payment deadline mentioned on this invoice, to completely finalize a valid application for our competition. Candidates staying at the festival accommodation will receive more information about this in a separate mailing.

 

From what time should we be available in Bruges? 

As pointed out in the regulations, all candidates should be available from July 29th for rehearsals. Based on your personal schedule, you might arrive later if your rehearsal has been planned on a later date, but you are all very welcome in Bruges from July 29th!


Which parts do I have to upload? 

We kindly request to upload all scores, also the obligatory pieces. This might be useful for the jury, to know which edition candidates are using.

 

When will the new composition for the finals be released?

The new composition by a Flemish composer, commissioned by MAfestival Brugge, will be available in May 2019.