4th International "Weber Clarinet" Competition 2021

November 16th - 19th, 2021

Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia

Founders 

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire

Organizer

Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, the Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department 

The objectives of the Competition: 

  • to contribute to the development and promotion of music for clarinet;
  • to strengthen relationship between the musicians from different countries;
  • to detect the most talented young music performers;
  • to promote esthetic preferences of young people in music. 

Terms of the Competition

Clarinet performers under 35 years old are invited to participate in the Competition

The Competition is held in five age groups: 

  • Group I –  up to 11 years old
  • Group II – up to 13 years old
  • Group III – up to 15 years old
  • Group IV – up to and including 20 years old (including students of music colleges for who the maximum age is not limited)
  • Group V–   up to and including 35 years old. 

Age category of a participant is defined by the number of full years as of November 16th, 2021.

The contest held in the age groups I, II, III and IV consists of two rounds. In the age group V the contest consists of three rounds.

Every composition of the Contest program in every age group shall be performed from memory.  

The participant’s order of performance is defined by the Organizing Committee. 

Program requirements

2021 “Weber Clarinet” competition is devoted to

  • the 235th anniversary of the birth of Carl Maria von Weber  
  • the 265th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music compositions performed in different rounds should not be repeated.  

Group I  - up to 11 years old

Round I 
1. a composition for clarinet solo (arrangements and etudes are accepted)

2. a composition by C.M. von Weber (arrangements are accepted)

Total duration of the program is not more than 10 minutes.

Round II

Two compositions for clarinet and piano including one by W. А. Mozart (arrangements are accepted). Total duration of the program is not more than 10 minutes.

Group II – up  to 13 years old 

Round I 
1. a composition for clarinet solo (arrangements and etudes are accepted)

2. a composition by C.M. von Weber (arrangements are accepted)

Total duration of the program is not more than 12 minutes.

Round II

Two compositions for clarinet and piano including one by W. А. Mozart (arrangements are accepted). Total duration of the program is not more than 12 minutes.

Group III – up to 15 years old

Round I 

1. a composition for clarinet solo (arrangements and etudes are accepted)

2. a composition by W. А. Mozart (arrangements are accepted)

Total duration of the program is not more than 15 minutes.

Round II

C.M. von Weber Concertino for clarinet and orchestra, Op. 26 (arr. for clarinet and piano)

Group IV – up to 20 years old

Round I 

1. a composition for clarinet solo (arrangements and etudes are accepted)

2. a composition by W. А. Mozart (arrangements are accepted)

Total duration of the program is not more than 18 minutes.

Round II

C.M. von Weber Concerto No.1 f-moll for clarinet and orchestra, Op.73 (arr. for clarinet and piano) 

Group V – up to 35 years old 

Round I

1. a composition for clarinet solo (arrangements are accepted)

2. a composition at the performer's discretion  - Part I from any concerto for clarinet and orchestra (arr. For clarinet and piano) by J. Vanhal,  A. Dimler, L. Koželuh, F. Kramář, Karl Stamitz, Jan Stamitz, F.A. Hoffmeister.

Round II

1. a composition for clarinet  and piano by a composer of the 20 – 21 centuries. 

2.  C.M. von Weber Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48, Part II and Part III

Round III 

W. А. Mozart. Quintet KV581 A-dur for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello. 

Exposition should be repeated in the 1st movement. Exposition should not be repeated in the 2nd movement. 

To be performed with a string quartet of the Karelian State Philharmonic (sheet music  can be used).  

International Jury

A panel of qualified jury members who represent higher education institutions in Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, and Belgium will evaluate performances according to the 25-point scale.

Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to review.  The Jury has the right not to award all the prizes and to award special prizes.

Awards

The Gran-Prix (25 points by all jury members)

The 1st Degree Diploma (24 – 25 points) 

The 2nd Degree Diploma (less than 24 points)

The 3rd Degree Diploma (less than 22 points)

Certificate (less than 20 points)

The laureates of the Competition are obliged to perform in the gala performance free of charge. 

Application requirements

To apply for the Contest participants must submit

  • Application form with an attachment on processing the personal data 
  • Application fee based on signed agreement between the conservatory and a participant 
  • A copy of the birth certificate or passport   
  • A color photo of the ensemble (all members must be present) in JPG format not less than 300 dpi. 

Application deadline

The application package must be sent before October 1, 2021 by e-mail to Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire.  

Application fee

The application fee in age groups I, II, III and IV is 2000 rubles and in the age group V is 4000 rubles to be paid to the conservatoire bank account before November 1, 2021 and a copy of the payment order to be sent to the Organizing Committee (the procedure is to be specified for international applicants closer to the event). Should an applicant refuse to participate in the Competition, no documents or the participation fee are returned or refunded.

Traveling, board and lodging expenses for participants, accompanists, teachers and other escorting persons shall be borne by the participants or delegating organizations.

Contact details

Organizing Committee of the International “Weber Clarinet” Competition, 
Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire
185031, Leningradskaya str. 16, Petrozavodsk, Russia 
E-mail: roman.vorobyev@glazunovcons.ru  or anna.efimova@glazunovcons.ru