3rd year of an international Bach competition for children and youth
October 26th – 29th 2023
Competition for Children and Young People is intended to be an impetus for young people to realize that Bach‘s music provides broad creative space to all those with the courage to immerse themselves in studying this musical beauty.
A ONE-ROUND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION MEANT FOR PIANISTS UP TO 18 YEARS OF AGE.
J. S. Bach Music School in Dobřany
334 41 Dobřany
COMPETITION CATEGORIES (AS PER AGE ON 31. Dec 2023)
|A1||up to 9 years (including)||4–8 min.|
|A2||10–11 years||6–10 min.|
|A3||12–13 years||9–13 min.|
|A4||14–15 years||13–17 min.|
|A5||16–18 years||18–22 min.|
|B1||up to 18 years||24 –28 min.|
The competition is open in two basic groups: A (five categories) and B (one category). Pupils receiving private tuition and elementary school of arts pupils are in Group A, whereas students of music grammar schools (15 – 18 years old), conservatoires and music academies are in Group B.
1. Compulsory piece – one or more pieces selected from the pre-specified music (see Rules)
The competition programme will include at least one work of music by J. S. Bach selected from the list of compulsory pieces in the given category.
B1 category – 2 compulsory pieces (one of each subcategory)
2. One or more pieces of music by J. S. Bach of own choice – it is not permitted to choose compulsory pieces from any lower category.
3. One or more pieces from a different musical era from the worldwide repertoire of own choice
(we recommend that you perform a piece originating from your country).
until September 30th 2023
A1, A2, A3 – CZK 1000
A4, A5, B1 – CZK 1200
Account number: 673077002/5500
Message for the recipient: First Name and Surname of the Contestant.
International Payment: Euro / SEPA payment – cashless payment from abroad, the fees are shared.
A different form of payment – cashless payment from abroad, the fees are payable by the Sender.
The competition fee is not payable by cheque. No competition fee may be paid on site. The competition fee is not returnable.
PRIZES FOR WINNERS
|category||1st PRIZE||2ND PRIZE||3RD PRIZE|
|A1, A2, A3||CZK 4000||CZK 2500||CZK 1250|
|A4, A5, B1||CZK 6000||CZK 4000||CZK 2500|
ORGANIZER OF THE COMPETITION
Endowment fund „Bachova akademie Dobřany“ in cooperation with
The J. S. Bach Music School, Dobřany.
Christopher Czaja Sager (USA / Germany) Concert pianist
Bernhard Klapprott (Germany) Harpsichordist, organist, conductor, F. Liszt Academy in Weimar/Old Music Institute
Ema Jedlička Gogova (Macedonia / Czechia) Concert pianist, Elementary School of Arts
in Brno – Smetanova 8, Brno Conservatory
Borbála Dobozy (Hungary) Concert harpsichordist, F. Liszt Academy in Budapest
Anna Kašparová (Czechia / Italy) Concert pianist, organist, Randaberg School of Arts, University of Stavanger
Tomasz Ritter (Poland) Concert pianist, keyboard player – hammerklavier, harpsichord
Helena Suchárová – Weiser (Czechia) Concert pianist, AMU Prague, JAMU Brno