Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris

Concours Lily Laskine 2008

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Rules 2008

Article 1

The 2008 Lily Laskine Harp Competition will take place in Paris from 13 to 20 September 2008, as part of the “Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris”.

The “Concours de la Ville de Paris” are organised by the “Association pour la Création et la Diffusion Artistique” (ACDA).

Article 2

The Contest is open to harpists of all nationalities born after 13 September 1978. It also includes a Junior section open to candidates born after 13 September 1992.

Contestants are not allowed to compete in both categories.

The Competition Organisers alone are entitled to decide on the admission of contestants. The list of successful candidates shall be posted on our website on Monday, 23 June 2008.

Candidates will also receive individual notification by e-mail.

Article 3 – Application form

The applicants have to mail a full application to the Organisers by no later than Friday, 16 May 2008 by post (date on postmark), enclosing the following documents:

Curriculum vitae, photocopy of identity card or passport and photo sent by are welcome.

- application form, duly and legibly completed, dated and signed, including, among other things, the selected section.

- photocopy of identity card or passport, or other equivalent official document,

- CV in French or English (no more than two typed pages) detailing music schools attended, major teachers, prizes obtained and current professional status,

- two original references from recognized musicians, written for the purposes of this competition

- a recent colour photograph, minimum dimensions 3.5 x 4.5 cm, with mention of family name and first name at the back

- entry fee or proof of payment (article 4).

Given the hazards of postal mail, the applicant will send an to mention the mailing date of his application.

Article 4 - Administration Fee

The administration fee, non-refundable, is 30 € and must be sent at the same time as registration. Contestants must send the sum in full – no extra costs are to be charged to the Organisers.

Payment methods, with mention of the applicant’s name:

- French cheque, made payable in Euros to ACDA

- international bank transfer in Euros RIB [full bank details]

- cheque from a foreign bank, drawn on a French bank, made payable in Euros to ACDA

- international postal order, for the attention of ACDA in Euros

- cash in Euros

Article 5 - Registration Fee

The registration fee is 40 €, to be paid by the selected contestants at the same time as the draw, details of which shall follow at a later stage.

Article 6 - Accommodation

The Competition Organisers can arrange accommodation in university halls of residence (single or twin rooms) or with a family, for contestants living outside Paris and its vicinity. Contestants must request this on their registration form.

The Competition Organisers will pay accommodation costs during the Competition for contestants - living outside Paris and its vicinity - who successfully complete the first round for the period of the rounds in which they will have competed. They shall receive a daily allowance of 39 €.

Article 7 – Visa

Contestants requiring a visa to take part in the Competition are requested to organise this themselves. If a letter of invitation is required for visa purposes, competitors may request this from the Competition Organisers.

Article 8 - Programme

First round

1. Jean-Philippe Rameau, L’Égyptienne (with the two repeats), transcription (to be chosen by the applicant) for the Harp

2. Robert-Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, Toccata (Salvi)

3. Gabriel Fauré, Une châtelaine en sa tour… (Durand)

4. Either:

Philippe Hersant, Bamyan (Durand)

or Jacques Charpentier, La Danse devant l’Arche (Lemoine)

or Jean-Michel Damase, Tango (Harposphère)

Second round

L’ensemble de la deuxième épreuve ne pourra excéder quarante-deux minutes.

1. Bach - Grandjany, 12 Études pour harpe : number 5 (without repeat) and number 6 with the first repeat only (Carl Fischer)

2. Claude Debussy, Rêverie et 2e Arabesque (transcription)

3. New piece from Toshio Hosokawa (about 8 minutes) composed for the Competition.

The score will be sent to contestants on 25 July 2008.

4. Either:

Henriette Renié, Légende d’après les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle pour harpe (Leduc)

or François-Joseph Dizi, Grande Sonate (Durand)

or Elias Parish-Alvars, Introduction et variations sur des airs de la Norma de Bellini (Durand)

5. Piece for solo harp proposed by the applicant

Final round

Albert Zabel, Concerto in C minor op. 35 (Salvi)

JUNIOR COMPETITION

First round (behind closed doors)

1. Elias Parish Alvars, Romances for the harp number 22 book 2, Safari Publications or n° 102 volume 3 (Morley Edition)

2. Free piece for solo harp (maximum 3 minutes)

Second round

1. Charles Bochsa, Étude n°38 (XXXVIII) without repeat from the Célèbres Études pour la Harpe, 50 Studies, 2nd book, opus 34 (Leduc)

2. François Joseph Naderman, Toccata from the 2nd sonate from the 7 sonates progressives (Leduc)

3. John Thomas, The minstrel’s adieu to his native land (without repeat), review by Martine Geliot (Billaudot)

4. Niew piece by Esteban Benzecry composed for the Competition.

The score will be sent to contestants on 1 July 2008.

Final round

Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Konzer G-Dur für Harfe oder Cembalo und Streicher (Concerto in G Major for harp or harpsichord and strings) (Musikverlag Max Hieber MH1026C - Breitkopf & Härtel)

For both sections, contestants may choose the order of works to be played.

Candidates wishing to change their order of repertoire must advise the Competition Organisers in writing by e-mail or by post not later than Friday, 22 August 2008.

Candidates will have to play the whole programme by heart, except for the new piece.

Article 9 - Drawing of lots

A draw to determine the order of play is to take place on Saturday, 13 September 2008. The Junior section’s draw is to take place on Wednesday, 17 September 2008. Contestants must attend the draw.

All rounds are open to the public, except for the first Junior round.

A second draw shall be held for the final round.

Article 10 – Harp

Contestants are allowed to play their personal instrument, under their own responsibility and at their own expense. However, harps will be at their disposal in the halls.

Article 11 – Épreuves

The first two rounds will take place in the Conservatoire national de région de Paris-CNR, 14 rue de Madrid 75008 Paris.

The final round will take place on Saturday, 20 September 2008 in the Salle Gaveau, with the participation of the Orchestre symphonique de la Garde Républicaine conducted by François Boulanger.

Article 12 – Jury

Following each round including the final round, the Jury members shall meet and make their decisions according to modalities previously known by each member of the Jury. In the event of a tie, the Jury Chairman holds the casting vote.

The Jury reserves the right not to award every prize.

The Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris and the second Prize as well as the First Junior Prize cannot be shared.

The Jury may award special honours.

The Jury may only award prizes to contestants who have reached the second round.

The Jury’s decision is final.

Article 13 – Prize and prizewinner concert

Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris - The Salvi House will offer a Minerva Concert-Grand Harp to the winner.

The winner of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris will benefit from various engagements offered by:

Septembre Musical de l’Orne
L’Association des Amis de Lily Laskine (Deauville)
Le Festival de harpe en Avesnois
Le Festival de Gargilesse
La “semaine de harpe en Arles
The Orchestre national d’Île de Francewill invite the winner of the Grand Prix to take part in a private soirée in the Salle Pleyel on 9 October 2008.

He will also receive a contract for the recording of a CD, offered by the Victor Salvi Foundation.

Second Prize - Maximilien Maddox Prize: 7 000 €

Third Prize - “To the memory of Jean-Michel Fournier” offered by Penny and Aldo Osti: 4 000 €

Fourth Prize - Prize of the Association Lily Laskine: 3 000 €

Prize for the best performance of the new piece composed by Toshio Hosokawa, offered by the Sacem: 2 000 €

First Junior Prize: a student harp offered by the Salvi House

Second Junior Prize offered by Calpers Hotels Group: 1500 €

Third Prize - Nicole Payen-Moat Prize: 800 €

Junior Prize for the best performance of the new piece, offered by Jeanine and Leo Weil: 300 €

Prize-winners will be called upon for further performances. The Competition Organisers should not be held as responsible for troubles, which might crop up in the organization of these events.

To all the finalists, the Association Internationale des Harpistes et Amis de la Harpe will offer a one year subscription to its magazine, Pierre Jamet’s double CD as well as Henriette Renié’s CD.

On the occasion of its 2009 musical season, the Estivales de musique au cœur du Médoc will propose an engagement on 8th July 2009, to the winner of their choice.

Given the close connection between flute and harp repertoires as well as the relationship which bound Lily Laskine and Jean-Pierre Rampal together during their musical life, it has been decided to associate these two Competitions during the same season.

Thus, a common prizewinner concert will be given in the Salle Gaveau (Paris) on Saturday, 4 October 2008 with the Orchestre national d’Île de France conducted by Kentaro Kawase and will comprise the interpretation of the Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra K.299 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart among other pieces.

Article 14 – Broadcasting

Contestants waive the right to remuneration from any recording, radio or television broadcast of competition rounds and prize-winner concerts.

Article 15

Participation in the competition implies contestants’ full acceptance of the Rules. In the event of a dispute, only the French language version of these Rules is binding.

 

 
    Informations

The applicants have to mail a full application to the Organisers by no later than Friday, 16 May 2008 by post (date on postmark), enclosing the following documents:

Curriculum vitae, photocopy of identity card or passport and photo sent by are welcome.

Given the hazards of postal mail, the applicant will send an to mention the mailing date of his application.


A draw to determine the order of play is to take place on Saturday, 13 September 2008. The Junior section’s draw is to take place on Wednesday, 17 September 2008. Contestants must attend the draw.

All rounds are open to the public, except for the first Junior round.

A second draw shall be held for the final round.

The first two rounds will take place in the Conservatoire national de région de Paris-CNR, 14 rue de Madrid 75008 Paris.

The final round will take place on Saturday, 20 September 2008 in the Salle Gaveau, with the participation of the Orchestre symphonique de la Garde Républicaine conducted by François Boulanger.

Contestants are allowed to play their personal instrument, under their own responsibility and at their own expense. However, harps will be at their disposal in the halls.


Given the close connection between flute and harp repertoires as well as the relationship which bound Lily Laskine and Jean-Pierre Rampal together during their musical life, it has been decided to associate these two Competitions during the same season.

Thus, a common prizewinner concert will be given in the Salle Gaveau (Paris) on Saturday, 4 October 2008 with the Orchestre national d’Île de France conducted by Kentaro Kawase and will comprise the interpretation of the Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra K.299 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart among other pieces.


Un duo historique

Ayant appris que la direction des Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris avait décidé de créer un concours de harpe « Lily Laskine », j’ai ressenti un grand plaisir.

Pendant plus de vingt ans, Lily et Jean-Pierre ont joué ensemble, faisant un duo exceptionnel car il y avait entre eux une complicité parfaite, musicale et affective. Ils avaient une conception généreuse de la musique, ils aimaient profiter de la vie tout en étant très présents et attentifs aux jeunes musiciens qui désiraient faire une carrière.

L’idée de prévoir que les deux concours se déroulent à la même période rapprochera en pensée les deux grands amis si près l’un de l’autre !
Quelle belle décision !

Le 13.11.2007


Françoise Rampal


Aussi émouvant que cela paraisse, l’importance première d’un concours est le chemin parcouru, non le but à atteindre. Les heures passées sur l’instrument à affiner un détail de technique, une nuance, à « entrer » dans l’âme et le cœur du compositeur pour être au plus juste de son désir, ce chemin permet une ouverture, une richesse, un développement par rapport à l’instrument et à nous même, à nos propres ressources, notre propre investissement en temps et en efforts.

Gardons nous cependant d’oublier que la musique est à l’image de la vie et qu’elle se nourrit de sensations, d’émotions, de vibrations et de beautés.

alors VIVEZ !

Un artiste est unique, il a sa personnalité et sa sensibilité propres. Il s’agit donc simplement d’être « soi » et de donner le meilleur de vous-même. Nous vous attendons avec respect, bonheur et émotion …

Marielle Nordmann


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