CIMA International Music Competition 2019

The annual CIMA International Music Competition is a part of the CIMA Festival, with prizes sponsored by prestigious classical music brands. The competition is an independent event orginized by the CIMA association, the venues are at the premises of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Anton-von-Webern Platz 1. The competition is taking place between 9th and 12th of August 2019. The winner of the Grand Prize, the "Wiener Klassik Preis 2019"  will be selected during a Gala Concert on the 12th of August at the Josef Haydn Saal. The winners of the professional categories will perform as soloists with ICOV chamber orchestra in a Gala Concert Round.

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DATES

15.7.                          Application deadline​
9.8                             Registration in Vienna

10.08 - 11.08           Competition Round in Vienna in Fanny Mendelssohn Hall 

12.08                         Gala Concert Round in Haydn Hall

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CATEGORIES

Professional Categories

Category A) Violinists born after January 1, 1986

Category B) Violists born after January 1, 1986

Category C) Cellists born after January 1, 1986

Category D) Pianists born after January 1, 1986

Category E) Ensemble (Strings, Piano) with average age under 33
Category F) Flutists born after January 1, 1986
Category G
) Clarinetists born after January 1, 1986

Category H) Amateur (no age limit) Strings, Winds, Pianists and Ensembles
Category I) Junior (born after January 1, 2006) Strings, Winds, Pianists and Ensembles (average)

 

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REPERTOIRE

Professional Categories

​Category A) Violinists born after January 1, 1986

 

 

Live Round in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following works:


W.A. Mozart: Violin Concertos KV 218 or KV 219

Total duration: max 15 minutes 

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Category B) Violists born after January 1, 1986

Live Round in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following works:

F.A. Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto Op. 1. or C. Ph. Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major

Total duration: max 15 minutes 

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Category C) Cellists born after January 1, 1986

Live Round in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following works:

J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D or C Major

Total duration: max 15 minutes

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Category D ) Pianists born after January 1, 1986

Live Round in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following works:

W.A: Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 467 or KV 466

Total duration: max 15 minutes 

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Category E) Ensemble (Strings, Piano) with average age under 33

Live Round in Vienna:  The piece chosen for the Gala Final Round
Total duration: max. 15 minutes

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Category F ) Flutists born after January 1, 1986

Live Round in Vienna in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following works:

W.A: Mozart: Flute Concertos KV 313 or KV 314

Total duration: max 15 minutes 

Category G ) Clarinetists born after January 1, 1986

Live Round in Vienna in Vienna: One virtuoso work and the movement chosen for the Gala Final Round
Gala Final Round (with Chamber Orchestra): first movement with cadenza chosen from the following work:

W.A: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto KV 622

Total duration: max 15 minutes 

Amateur and Junior Category

Category H) Strings, Winds, Pianists and Ensembles

Live Round in Vienna: One to three works of different styles

Total duration: under 8 Minutes. 

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PRIZES

 

 

Depending on the points given from the Semifinal jury, Semifinalists can be awarded with a "Talent"; "Artist" or "Virtuoso" Prize. Selected winners will participate in the Gala Concert Round.

CIMA "Wiener Klassik Preis" 
and Gala Concert

Selected winners from categories A,B,C,D,E,F,G will participate in the Gala Concert Round. Participants of the Solo-Categories are obliged to perform the first movement with cadenza of one of the following pieces

Category A:
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concertos KV 218 or KV 219

Category B:
F.A. Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto Op. 1. or C. Ph. Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D.Major

Category C:
J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D or C Major

Category D:
W.A: Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 467 or KV 466

 

Category F 
W.A: Mozart: Flute Concertos KV 313 or KV 314

Category G
W.A: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto KV 622

Winners of the Ensemble Category E are also eligible to compete for the CIMA Wiener Klassik Preis, but are excluded from a performance with orchestra. Contestants have to perform any work from J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart or L.v. Beethoven.

 

The rehearsals with the International Chamber Orchestra Vienna under the baton of Maestro Otavio Serpa will take place on the 12th of August from 13.00-18.00h.

Prizes will be announced later

 

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JURY

Michael Frischenschlager - President

Dagmar Glüxam

Athila Pastor

Bernhard Kerres

Vida Vujic

Matei Ioachimescu

Vladimir Bulzan

Legal clarification: the competition venues are at the premises of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna Austria: Fanny-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Joseph Haydn Halls. The competition jury include members of the faculty of the University of Music, the CIMA Association is the organizer of the competition. The CIMA Festival, including the CIMA International Music Competition are independent events, not under the authority of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.