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International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Pianists
Patron: Dirk Hilbert, Major of Dresden
For the first time,
Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik Dresden
is organizing an
International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Pianists, from April 24-28, 2019.
The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities, including stateless people.
There are no restrictions of any kind with regard to the musical education of the competitor
(e. g. university, college, academy, conservatoire, music school or private instruction).
All categories of the competition are open to the public (concert dress is required). The
Competition will be held in the Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik Dresden.
By participating in the competition, all candidates cede to the Competition the right to
record, reproduce and distribute their performances in the competition. Fees may not be
claimed by any competitor on account of recordings or broadcasts made during the whole
competition. All materials will be used solely with a purpose to publicize the results and
to promote the 1st International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Pianists.
In the event of disagreements or differences of opinion arising from translation, the
German text of the printed brochure is mandatory.
It is the aim of the competition to offer young pianists an international platform where
they can meet, present, learn from each other and compare each other on an international
level. In addition, the competition provides many possibilities for public appearances –
within the scope of Dresdner Musikfestspiele, the Moritzburg-Festival, together with the
Dresdner Kapellsolisten, just to name a few. These unique experiences are important
benchmarks for young pianists.
The piano music of the namesake Carl Maria von Weber takes centre stage in the program
of the competition. The composer spent the last ten years of his life as Kapellmeister of the
Königliches Hoftheater Dresden (1817-1826). Weber incarnates one of the last universal
musicians who stood out both as virtuoso on the piano and the guitar, opera director,
orchestra leader, critic and essayist. As one of the most known virtuosos of his time Weber
wrote many very striking works of music for the piano. They wrongly are in the shadow
of the better known operas.
By asking for the compulsory pieces in the competition´s program, the international Carl
Maria von Weber competition for young pianists commits itself to present the broad range
of Weber´s piano music and to make it better known.

Rules of participation
All young pianists up to the age of 20 are invited to participate.
The Competition is divided into four age categories:
Category I Competitors born after April 24, 2007
Category II Competitors born after April 24, 2004
Category III Competitors born after April 24, 2001
Category IV Competitors born after April 24, 1998
The prize winners are required to perform in the Competition concerts without payment.
The participants do not have recording rights and may not make claims if a performance is
recorded and broadcast.
Jury
Prof. Yuri Didenko, Russia
Prof. Konrad Maria Engel, Germany
Martin Helmchen, Germany
Martin Kasík, Czech Republic
Prof. Ewa Kupiec, Poland
Prof. Gesa Lücker, Germany
Prof. Aleksandar Madzar, Serbia
Prof. Antii Siirala, Finland
Adjudication
The competitor‘s performance will be assessed on a points system.
If a member of the jury has taught a competitor within the last two years, he will abstain
from assessing that competitor.
The results will be announced after the closing of performances in each category.
The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to question, review or appeal.
The jury reserves the right not to reward certain prizes.
Prizes
Category I
First prize: 1.000 Euro
Second prize: 750 Euro
Third prize: 500 Euro
Category II
First prize: 2.000 Euro
Second prize: 1.000 Euro
Third prize: 750 Euro
Category III
First prize: 3.000 Euro
Second prize: 1.500 Euro
Third prize: 1.000 Euro
Category IV
First prize: 4.000 Euro
Second prize: 2.500 Euro
Third prize: 1.500 Euro
• Special prize Carl Maria von Weber in the amount of 1.000 Euro, donated by the Internationale
Carl Maria von Weber Gesellschaft e.V.
The closing concert of the competition will take place on April 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in
Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum
The Prizewinners‘ Concert will take place on June 7th, 2019 at the Dresden Music Festival
The prizewinners will be invited to play in a concert at the Piano-Salon Festsaal im Coselpalais
Dresden
•There is possibility for further concerts in Dresden and surroundings
• One Prizewinner will be invited to play a concert as a soloist with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten
under the baton of Helmut Branny
• One Prizewinner will be invited to the Moritzburg Festival Academy in August 2019
The Prizewinner in the Category IV will be invited to a master class at Dresdner Meisterkurse
Musik 2019
The prizewinners are obliged to participate in the Awards Ceremony and Prizewinners‘
Concert, otherwise they will lose their right to the prize awarded.

Competition programme
All works must be played from memory.
Competitors may perform their programme with or without repeats, as long as the total length
of the programme remains within the prescribed playing time. The jury reserves the right to
stop the competitor if the performance exceeds the time limit.
Category I (7-10 Minutes)
• A Selection of Works by Carl Maria von Weber:
6 Fughettas op. 1 or 12 Allemandes op. 4 or 6 Ecossaises WoO or Max-Waltz op. 81 posth. or
Works by Carl Maria von Weber in the Category II
• A virtuoso etude by Czerny op. 849 or op. 299, Berens op. 88, Loeschhorn op. 66 or
op. 52, Bertini op. 29/32, Burgmueller op. 100 or op. 109, Cramer op. 50, Moszkowski
op. 91 or more difficult
• Pieces or movements chosen by the competitor, from at least two different style epochs
Category II (15-20 minutes)
• A Selection of Works by Carl Maria von Weber:
6 Fughettas op. 1 or 6 Variations on an Original Theme op. 2 or 12 Allemandes op. 4 or
8 Variations on a theme from Vogler’s Castor and Pollux op. 5 or Momento capriccioso
op. 12 or Grande polonaise op. 21 or 6 Ecossaises WoO or Works by Carl Maria von Weber in
the Category III or IV
• A virtuoso etude by Czerny op. 299 or op. 335, Heller op. 45, Burgmueller op. 105 or
op. 109, Berens op. 62, Loeschhorn op. 38 or Liszt Études pour le piano en douze exercices
or more difficult
• Pieces or movements chosen by the competitor, from at least two different style epochs
Category III (30-45 minutes)
• A Selection of Works by Carl Maria von Weber:
6 Variations on an Original Theme op. 2 or
7 Variations on „Vien quà, Dorina bella“ op. 7 or Grande polonaise op. 21 or 7 Variations on
“A peine au sortir de l’enfance” op. 28 or 7 Variations on a Gipsy Song op. 55 or Rondo brillante
op. 62 or Invitation to the Dance op. 65 or Polacca brillante op. 72 or Works by Carl Maria von
Weber in the Category IV
• A virtuoso etude by Moszkowsky op. 72, Czerny op. 740, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov,
Scriabin or comparable
The first movement of the Sonata (sonata-allegro movement) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
(excluding op.49)
• One or more works from the remaining style epochs from baroque up to the present
Category IV (minimum 45 minutes)
• A Selection of Works by Carl Maria von Weber:
6 Variations sur l‘air de Naga de ‚Samori‘ op. 6 or 7 Variations on „Vien quà, Dorina bella“
op. 7 or 7 Variations on an Original Theme op. 9 or Grande polonaise op. 21 or Piano
Sonata No. 1 in C major op. 24 or 7 Variations on “A peine au sortir de l’enfance” op. 28 or
9 Variations op. 40 or Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major op. 39 or Piano Sonata No. 3 in
D minor op. 49 or 7 Variations on a Gipsy Song op. 55 or Rondo brillante op. 62 or Invitation
to the Dance op. 65 or Polacca brillante op. 72 or Piano Sonata No. 4 in E minor op. 70 (single
movements of the sonatas are admitted)
• A virtuoso Etude by Chopin, Liszt (excluding Études pour le piano en douze exercices),
Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ligeti or comparable
• J. S. Bach: One Prelude and Fugue from the ”Well-Tempered Clavier” Book I or II
• A Sonata or the first movement of the sonata (one sonata-allegro movement) by Haydn,
Mozart or Beethoven (excluding op.49)
• Optional: One or more works or single movements from the Baroque period up to the present

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Practicing
There will be enough possibilities for practising at the Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für
Musik Dresden during the time of the competition.
Registration
The registration form must be filled out and returned along by March 8, 2019.
The participation fee is 50 € and the registration is only valid when proof of this payment is
included with the form.
If an applicant withdraws from the Competition, the entry fee will be withheld to cover
administration costs.
Applicants from East-Europe can pay the participation fee in Dresden.
Following documents are to be present:
• Curriculum vitae
• a list of prizes won at competitions
• a recent passport photo (portrait in good quality, no smaller than 5 x 7 cm or at least
1200x1600 pixel)
• Scan of the ID-Card or Passport (page with picture)
• A list of chosen works to be played. Please state the exact opus no., Hoboken, BWV, key etc.
and indicate the duration of each piece in minutes
Only full competition programs that comply with the call for tenders can be admitted to the
competition.
By signing the registration form, the applicant acknowledges the terms and conditions of
entry and agrees to abide by all Competition regulations.
Entrance fee
The entrance fee can be paid into the following bank account:
Account holder:
Freundeskreis Saechsisches Landesgymnasium fuer Musik e.V.
Account number (IBAN) DE17 8505 0300 3120 0538 80
Bankcode (BIC)
OSDDDE81XXX
Bank name
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Keyword
Carl Maria von Weber 2019
On payment the full name of the competitor should be given.
Accommodation and catering costs
Travel, accommodation and catering costs are to be paid by the participants.
Information is available from: Internet:
www.dresden.de
Contact
1. International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Pianists
Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
Artistic Director: Mirjana Rajić
Mendelssohnallee 34
D-01309 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 3156050
Fax: +49 351 31560533
E-Mail: weber-competition@landesmusikgym.lernsax.de
Internet:
www.landesmusikgymnasium.de
With the kind support of
Rotary Club Dresden‐Goldener Reiter
Freundeskreis
Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik
Dresden e.V.
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