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HAPPENED TODAY - On March 30, 1960, the composer Joseph Haas died in Munich

3° Oskar Rieding International Competition for Young Musicians


 

Slovenia, and especially the city of Celje, welcome all participants to the 3rd Oskar Rieding International Competition for Young Musicians. Young musicians, teachers, and parents are welcome to this new edition. The real purpose of this competition is to accompany the future promises of music in their formative path, also bringing them closer to the figure of Oskar Rieding, musician and pedagogue who worked and composed in this locality.

Oskar Rieding, for 32 years the first violin of the orchestra of the National Theater of the Opera in Budapest, at the end of his career, decided to retire to the charming Slovenian town of Celje and to devote himself with great passion to composition and above all to teaching. His compositions include the pieces for violin and piano: the two Concerti (op.25 and op.35), the two Concertini (op.21 and op.24) and the Gypsies’ March (op.23).

Celje, home of the Oskar Rieding International Competition, is an important city in Slovenia, the third largest in terms of population. Located in south-western Lower Styria, it is located under the Upper Castle of Celje at the confluence of the rivers Savinja, Loznica, and Voglaina. The city is rich in history, in fact, the traces of the first settlements date back to the Hallsatt culture, while in the Celtic era it was known as Kelea. It then became an important Roman settlement, splendid and rich enough to be called the Second Troy. Celje acquired the status of a city-market in the first half of the fourteenth century and the citizens’ rights on 11 April 1451, on the orders of the Count of Celje Frederick II (Friderik II). In 1473 the city walls and the defensive moat were built.

“Music is our partner for life. It is the beginning and the end. It is a feeling and essence of many who have chosen it for their way of life “.

The competition is open to young musicians of all the nation of the world. This 2019 edition features two distinct disciplines: violin and chamber music. The rules of the competition allow participation of every kind of chamber formations, from two to eight elements, with no limit to the combination of acoustic instruments. In this category, also vocal groups or solo voices can participate.

There are four age categories for the chamber music competition:

  1. category: the average age of the chamber group members must not exceed 11 years.
  2. category: the average age of the chamber group members must not exceed 16 years.
  3. category: the average age of the chamber group members must not exceed 21 years.
  4. category: without age limits

The jury of the competition for chamber groups is composed of:

Anna Kaira – Italy
Danijel Gasparovic – Croatia
Klemen Hvala – Slovenia
Anna Sidorova – Slovenia Russia
Matteo Fanni Canelles – Italy
Aleksandra Naumowski Potisk – Slovenia

There are four age categories for the violinists’ competition:

  1. category: up to 9 years old
  2. category: from 10 to 11 years old
  3. category: from 12 to 13 years old
  4. category: from 12 to 13 years old

The jury dedicated to the violinists’ competition consists of:

Janez Podlesek – Slovenia
Adelko Krpan – Croatia
Inga Ulokina – Slovenia
Lidija Bobic – Croatia
Leonora Dmiterko – Russia
Nora Romanoff Schwarberg – Austria

The organizers of the competition are:

Inga Ulokina – project manager
Dr. Maruša Zupančič – expert consultant
Prof. Olga Ulokina – international cooperation
Nataša Homšak – public relations, PR

The finals will take place on 24 and 25 May 2019 at the National Hall in Celje, Slovenia.

The solemn proclamation and the award ceremony of the final winners of the 3rd Oskar Rieding International Competition for Young Musicians will take place after the final performances at the National Hall in Celje, Slovenia.

For the winner there are many concert engagements with four different orchestras (two chamber and two symphonic):

  1. special award of the Slovene Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra
  2. special prize of the Musicological Institute ZRC SAZU
  3. special prize of the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra
  4. special award of the association Amici Gioventù Musicale from Trieste
  5. special award of the Concert Society Cristoforium from Zagreb
  6. special prize from the Styrian Youth Symphony Orchestra from Graz
  7. special Award of the Student Symphony Orchestra of the Grex Symphoniacorum of the
    University of Ljubljana

The deadline for entries is on May 5, 2019.

The complete rules are available on the official competition WEBSITE.

For more information:

IORP International Oskar Rieding Project
3st International Oskar Rieding Competition for Young Musicians
+386 (0) 70 83 86 87 – info@riedingcompetition.com