The 7th Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition is to be held in Paris, from 20 to 30 October 2005, as part of the Concours internationaux de la Ville de Paris.The competition is organised by the Association pour la Création et la Diffusion Artistique (ACDA). The Jury will be comprised of international musicians and be presided over by Philippe Pierlot.
The contest is open to flutists of all nationalities born after 20 October 1975. After due consideration of candidates' applications, the Competition Organisers shall be the sole judges of their eligibility to compete. Admitted contestants shall receive personal notification of acceptance.
Article 3 - Programme
A – Sigfrid Karg-Elert : 30th Caprice, opus 107
B – Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach : Sonata in A minor Wq 132, for solo flute (1st & 2nd movements : Adagio and Allegro, without repeat)
Required edition : Bärenreiter
C – ONE OF THE FOLLOWING :
Luciano Berio : Sequenza I for solo flute Universal
Cristobal Halffter : Debla Universal
Betsy Jolas : Episode 1 Episode second « Ohne Worte » Leduc
André Jolivet : 2 pieces from the Cinq Incantations pour flûte seule (n°4 : Pour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde, et n°5 : Aux funérailles du chef pour obtenir la protection de son âme) Boosey & Hawkes
Heinz Holliger : (T)air(e) for solo flute Schott
Isang Yun : Etudes n°1 et n° 5 for solo flute Bote und Bock
A – Jean-Sébastien Bach :
Sonata for flute and harpsichord in E major BWV 1035
Sonata for flute and harpsichord in E minor BWV 1034
required edition : Bärenreiter or Henle
B – Franz Schubert :
Introduction and variations for flute and piano, on the theme of «La Belle Meunière» (n°18 : «Trockne Blumen»), in E minor, opus. 160, D802 Henle
C – Jonathan Harvey
Works for flute and piano composed for the Competition (Commissioned by musique nouvelle en liberté) (about 8 minutes)
The score will be sent to the contestants one month before the Competition.
A – André Jolivet : Concerto for flute and orchestra Heugel
B – ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major K 313 (candidate may select cadence)
• Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major K 314 (candidate may select cadence)
• Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major, Wq 169 (candidate may select cadence)
The final round will take place on Saturday 29 October 2005 at the Salle Gaveau, with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, conducted by Mark Laycock.
Lots shall be drawn on 19 October 2005 to determine the order of play. Contestants are required to be present in person on this occasion.
A second drawing of lots shall be held to determine order of play in the final round.
All rounds shall be open to the public.
For the eliminatory rounds, contestants may choose the order of works to be played. Candidates wishing to change their choice of repertory must advise the Competition Organisers in writing by e-mail or by post not later than 30 September 2005.
Article 6 - Rehearsals
For the second round, the Competition Organisers will provide a pianist and a harpsichordist for the contestants. Only one rehearsal session will be provided.
Contestants may bring an accompanist, at their own expense.
Article 7 - Prizes
1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris: 12 000 €
The Yamaha Company will offer an ebony flute YFL894 W having a value of 10 400 € to the 1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. The winner of the 1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris will be invited to take part in a soirée in honour of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris (Salle Gaveau in Paris). He will benefit from various engagements offered by:
The Orchestre National du Capitole in Toulouse
The Festival « Au temps de Mozart » in Palaiseau
The Festival Messiaen au pays de la Meije
The Festival Antibes Génération Virtuoses
2nd Prize: 8 000 €
3rd Prize: 4 500 €
4th Prize: 3 000 €
Prize for the most promising contestant offered by Sacem: 2 000 €
Prize for the best performance of a work by Jonathan Harvey: 1 500 €
The Orchestre Régional de Cannes Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur the Festival Itinéraires de Musique et d'Histoire - Braux-sous-Valmy and the Festival Emilia Romagna (Italy) will propose an engagement to the winner of their choice.
Article 8 - Jury
- The Jury shall deliberate at the end of each eliminatory round and the final round. In the event of a tie, the Jury Chairman’s decision shall carry the vote.
- The Jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
- The 1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris may not be shared.
- The Jury may issue special distinctions.
- The Jury shall not award a prize to any contestant who fails to attain the second round.
- The Jury's decision is final.
A concert will be held on Sunday 30 October 2005, at which certain of the prizewinners selected by the Jury will participate.
Article 10 – Dossier for inscription
For admission to the competition a completed application form must be sent to the Competition address, the latest date for entries is June 15th, 2005 (postmark date validates) and it must include the following documents:
- the inscription form, duly completed, dated and signed, -
- a photocopy of the candidate’s identity card or passport, or any other equivalent official document of identity,
- a curriculum vitae written in French or English (maximum 2 typed pages) stating names of schools of music attended, the main teachers, awards/diplomas obtained, their current professional situation,
- 2 original letters of recommendation from recognised musicians, written for the purposes of this competition,
- a colour photo taken within the last 6 months of minimum dimensions: 3.5 x 4.5 centimetres,
- the required payment or a document confirming payment of the inscription charge (article 12).
Article 11 – Notice of Acceptance
The list of accepted candidates will be posted on the web site on 15 July 2005.
Individual letters of acceptance will also be mailed out.
Article 12 – Inscription charge
The inscription charge is fixed at 25 € and must be sent at the same time as the inscription. This charge cannot be reimbursed. Candidates must send this sum net of any extras charges or costs relating to participation in the competition.
Method of payment:
- by French cheque made out to ACDA
- by a foreign bank drawn on a French account made out to ACDA in Euros
- by international postal mandate in favour of ACDA
- by money transfer (via international agencies)
- by cash
Article 13 – Registration fee
The registration fee is fixed at 40 €. Candidates selected must pay the registration fee at the time of the drawing of lots; details of the method of payment will be supplied later.
Article 14 – Accommodation
The Competition Organisers can organise accommodation in university residences (single or twin rooms) for contestants living outside of Paris or the Paris region and who have made a request for such accommodation on the inscription form.
Those contestants who successfully pass the first eliminatory round will have their accommodation expenses paid for during the rounds in which they will compete. In this case, the contestants will receive a daily allowance of 30 €.
Competition rounds and the prizewinners’ concert may be broadcasted by radio or television without remuneration to the contestants.
The fact of participating in the Competition shall indicate the contestants' acceptance of the rules. Should any dispute arise, only the French edition of the rules shall be held valid.