This section applies only to those individuals selected as Semifinalists.
The Semifinal and Final rounds of the Klein Competition are short recitals performed in a concert hall, ideally without interruption, in front of both the jury and an audience. You are responsible for creating programs for each round that satisfy both the repertoire requirements and the specified time limits, as well as giving the jury and audience the most complete possible picture of you as a musical artist. The Competition experience is adversely affected for everyone if it becomes necessary for the jury to stop a performer who exceeds the time limit; therefore, please time your programs carefully.
The 2013 Klein Competition will feature eight to ten Semifinalists who will all compete on Saturday, June 8. At the conclusion of the Semifinal round, the jurors will select three or more individuals to participate in the Finals on Sunday, June 9.
The required works for the two rounds of the Klein Competition are as follows. See details below for which works are to be performed in each round:
Assembling and Submitting a Program
For the Semifinals:
Assemble a 20-25 minute program (actual performance time, excluding tuning, entrances and exits, etc.) including Bach, the entire commissioned work, and at least one major movement of your concerto (with cuts as necessary). Do not include the sonata movement in this program. Cuts in tutti passages of the concerto are expected in both rounds.
For the Finals
Assemble a 25-35 minute program including additional movements of the concerto as well as the sonata movement. You may also include Bach and/or the commissioned work if time permits. Again, cuts in tutti passages of the concerto are expected in both rounds.
Please submit your proposed programs (in performance order, and with timings for each work) by email to email@example.com as soon as possible and no later than April 26 so the jury may assist you in choosing selections that will both satisfy the Competition requirements and represent your playing in the most favorable light. The Competition reserves the right to recommend changes in your programs. If you have questions regarding repertoire, cuts, etc., feel free to communicate directly with Competition Artistic Director Mitchell.
When submitting your program information, also include a high quality electronic copy of a photograph, as well as biographical information (including nationality, age, teachers, schools attended, significant performances, awards and competitions won, etc.) typed and in paragraph form, approximately 2-3 paragraphs.
Please consider the following when compiling your proposed program: