CALENDAR of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition PIANO 2010
The 16th edition of the piano competition takes place from 3 May until 14 June.
03 > 08/05/2010
15:00 & 20:00
ROYAL BRUSSELS CONSERVATORY
of the candidates:
In the first round, candidates give a recital of approximately 20 minutes. They perform works or extracts from works chosen by the jury from among those proposed.
Each candidate must prepare the following works:
1. Five etudes, of which one by Chopin, one by Liszt, one by Debussy, one chosen from the etudes by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rautavaara, Skryabin or Stravinsky, and another chosen from the etudes by Bartók, Dusapin, Ligeti, Messiaen or Ohana.
2. A prelude and fugue from the ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’ by J.S. Bach.
3. A work of the candidate's choice, not included in the programme for the other public rounds.
The names of the 24 semi-finalists are announced on Saturday 8 May at the end of the evening.
10 > 15/05/2010
15:00 & 20:00
ROYAL BRUSSELS CONSERVATORY
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, cond. Paul Goodwin
of the 24 semi-finalists:
At each session, which consists of 2 parts, the public hears four different semi-finalists. Two candidates perform a Mozart concerto with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, conducted by Paul Goodwin. Afterwards, two other candidates perform their recitals, of approximately 50 minutes.
For their recital, each candidate prepares the compulsory unpublished work written especially for this competition by Jean-Luc Fafchamps as well as two coherent recital programmes, each made up of a classical sonata and one or more works chosen by the candidate. The jury chooses one of the two recital programmes proposed.
The names of the 12 finalists are announced on Saturday 15 May at the end of the evening.
18 > 21/05/2010
10:00 > 16:30
MIM (MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM)
Master classes given in public by members of the jury.
[in Memory of Countess Edmond Carton de Wiart]
Number of participants: 16
Within the framework of the Piano Competition, these four members of the jury will share their art and their knowledge with young pianists who have already reached an advanced standard, whether or not they are candidates in the Competition. The master classes will be held in the auditorium of the MIM and will be given by two teachers each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each teacher will give one morning and one afternoon class, and will spend 40 minutes with each of his or her eight participants. Over the four days, each participant will have the opportunity to meet two teachers and will present works of his or her choice.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC:
Sessions from 10:00 to 12:40 and from 13:45 to 16:30
MIM, 2 Montagne de la Cour, B-1000 Brussels, www.mim.fgov.be
53 EUR (40 EUR for students and job-seekers)
15 EUR (12 EUR for students and job-seekers)
8 EUR (6 EUR for students and job-seekers)
Registration and payment:
Advance booking is advised, using the application form:http://www.cmireb.be/files/masterclasses_ENG_aud.pdf
The application form should be returned to the Secretariat of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, 20 rue aux Laines, B-1000 Brussels. Once your application has been accepted, you will be sent a request for payment. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Registration fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
Tickets may also be bought during the half hour before each session.
If you wish to take part in the master classes as a pupil and to benefit from the teaching of members of the jury, you can apply on the application website:http://cand.cmireb.be/en/p/2/6/11/master_classes.html
In collaboration with the MIM: http://www.mim.be/
and Maene Pianos: http://www.maene.be/
24 > 29/05/2010
BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS (PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS)http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=9747&selectiondate=2010-05-24
National Orchestra of Belgium, cond. Marin Alsop
of the 12 finalists
Each evening, 2 finalists will perform:
- A sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.
- An unpublished work, to be performed with orchestra, written specially for this competition and chosen during the Queen Elisabeth Composition Competition 2009 : http://www.cmireb.be/en/p/2/11/composition09.html
(world premiere on 24 May 2010).
- A concerto (free choice)
Marin Alsop conducts the National Orchestra of Belgium:
The laureates will be ranked at the end of the evening on Saturday 29 May.
02 > 04/06/2010 & 09> 11/06/2010
LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT - BRUSSELS
Recitals by the laureates
(tickets for sale on the day of the concert)
BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS (PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS)http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=9748&selectiondate=2010-6-10
4th, 5th and 6th prize-winners
Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Jean-Pierre Haeckhttp://www.opl.be/
BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS (PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS)http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=9750&selectiondate=2010-6-14
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize-winners
deFilharmonie (Royal Flemish Philharmonic), cond. Jaap van Zwedenhttp://www.defilharmonie.be/
Reservations for the laureates’ concert and the closing concert:http://www.cmireb.be/en/p/2/12/121/130/comment_reserver.html
All rounds are open to the public.
There are special conditions for those under 26 years of age.