INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION MEMORIAL JURICA MURAI AND MURAI GRAND PRIX

23 to 29 April 2017

 

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

TRIBUTE TO JURICA MURAI AND MURAI GRAND PRIX

 

Dear competitors, we thank you for your applications. Due to a great number of them, the competition will start on Sunday 23rd April, 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to Varaždin.

 

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The Varaždin School of Music (hereinafter referred to as: the School) organize  the International Piano Competition “Memorijal Jurica Murai” (Tribute to Jurica Murai) and the MURAI GRAND PRIX. The International piano competition is divided into two parts that together with the name of the Croatian pianist, the academician Jurica Murai, and the Varaždin School of Music as an organiser, form an inseparable whole.

The competitions will be held on the School premises in the baroque Erdödy Palace. The School has been promoting musical education since 1828 thus contributing greatly to the cultural tradition of the Town of Varaždin. The competitions organized by the School aim at the artistic development of young talented musicians, promotion of international cultural cooperation, the exchange of experiences and tourism promotion of the Town of Varaždin, the County of Varaždin, as well as of North West Croatia.

International Piano Competition – Memorijal Jurica Murai and Murai Grand Prix will be held from April 24 2017 – April 29 2017.

 

RULES AND CATEGORIES

Memorijal Jurica Murai (Tribute to Jurica Murai) is intended for young pianists up to 19 years old.

Murai Grand Prix  is a competition intended for pianists, 17 – 32 year-old artists.

 

 

Memorijal Jurica Murai  (Tribute to Jurica Murai)

 

The participants compete in six categories determined according to their age on the day of the competition, 24 April 2017.

Category A: 9 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 5 minutes

One piece from the baroque era is mandatory for Categories from B to F.

Category B: 11 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 8 minutes

Category C: 13 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 12 minutes

Category D: 15 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 15 minutes

Category E: 17 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 20 minutes

Category F: 19 years and under – free choice repertoire which may not exceed 25 minutes

A candidate can compete with different programmes in two categories, the one of the same age or with older candidates.

The complete repertoire must be performed from memory.

 

Prizes will be awarded by the Jury in each category:

  • 1st Prize – to all participants who score 95 – 100 points
  • 2nd Prize – to all participants who score 90 – 94.99 points
  • 3rd Prize – to all participants who score 85 – 89.99 points

 

Several special prizes can also be awarded by the Jury.

All participants who score up to 85 points will receive a participation certificate.

The competition laureate will receive a €300 cash prize, other special prizes and perform at the Final concert.

 

 

Grand Prix Murai

The participants compete in the unique category. The competitors’ age (17 – 32) is determined according to their age on the day of the competition, 24 April 2017.

The Competition will consist of two rounds.

1st Round – duration up to 20 minutes

  1. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from WTK or one Toccata (BWV 910 – 916) or Fantasia and Fugue.

Virtuoso etude by F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rahmanjinov, A. Skrjabin or C. Debussy

The rest of the repertoire is of free choice.

2nd Round – duration up to 30 minutes

  1. van Beethoven: the 1st movement of one of the sonatas (except op. 49 and op. 79) or Variations.

The rest of the repertoire is of free choice.

The complete repertoire must be performed from memory.

 

Prizes: three prizes, which may not be shared, will be awarded by the Jury.

  • 1st Prize – a cash award of € 1500
  • 2nd Prize – a cash award of € 1000
  • 3rd Prize – a cash award of € 700

Special prizes may also be awarded by the Jury.

The candidates may be given 1 – 100 points. The Prize winners have to score at least 90 points (an average of points in both rounds). The points are not announced after the 1st round.

The official end of the competition is the Final concert, where all the laureates of the competition are obliged to perform. Otherwise, they lose the right to be awarded.

The application deadline for both competitions is 15 March 2017.

 

 

Article 1

The International Competitions of Varaždin School of Music are intended for musicians, regardless of their type of education and nationality.

Article 2

The competitions are open to the public.

Article 3

The Organiser (the School) shall retain all the rights to video and audio recordings.

Article 4

The competitions will be held in alphabetical order starting with the letter “A”.

Article 5

Participants are required to register at the Competition Office by presenting an identifying document (identity card or passport) not later than an hour before their performance.

Article 6

Participants are permitted to make changes to the repertoire indicated in the application form, except for the required work if prescribed in the common rules.

Article 7

Every participant will receive his/her rehearsal time prior to the performance, as well as a short acoustic rehearsal in the hall where the competition will take place.

Article 8

The jury will be composed of renowned Croatian and foreign musicians and pedagogues.

Article 9

In case of withdrawal of a member of the jury, the Organiser has the right to replace the withdrawing member with a new member.

Article 10

If a member of the Jury is a participant’s teacher or is related to him/her, such a member shall abstain from voting.

Article 11

Participants do not have to perform for the maximum duration specified for the given category. The Jury has the right to stop the participant’s performance if it exceeds the time limit, which does not disqualify the participant from the voting procedure.

Article 12

The competition schedule regarding different disciplines and categories will be published on the Competition web site and will be printed out in the Competition booklet so that the participants can receive the information in a timely manner.

Article 13

A special prize to the most successful pedagogue can be awarded by the Jury at its discretion.

Article 14

The decisions made by the Jury are final and non-appealable.

Article 15

The Varaždin School of Music, as the Organiser, reserves the right to amend the Competition Rules.

Article 16

In case of doubt, the Croatian version of the Competition Rules shall have precedence.

 

E-mail adress: memorijal.jurica.murai@gmail.com

 

Bank account details:

Glazbena škola u Varaždinu

Kapucinski trg 8

HR 42000 Varaždin

PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB

SWIFT CODE: PBZGHR2X

IBAN: HR1923400091110740097

The possible cost of a bank transfer is not included in the cost of the application fee.

The payment by Croatian participants shall be made in HRK at the middle exchange rate quoted by the Croatian National Bank on the day of payment.

 

The application fee for categories A and B is € 50.00

The application fee for categories C and D is € 60.00

The application fee for categories E and F is € 70.00

The application fee for Murai Grand Prix is € 100.00