Formalities concerning the participation in the competition “A” for upcoming professional saxophonists:

A 1 / preliminary round

Pre-selection

The participation in the competition for saxophonists with professional ambitions is open for individuals up to 27 years of age, born no earlier than  August 1st, 1993.

 

Participants have to prepare a video performance of the above announced obligatory pieces and upload this on YouTube by

April 30st, 2022 at the latest. The video may not be cut, therefor it should be filmed using a static frontview, so that both the saxophonist and piano player can be seen. In order to show tonal intricacies of the musical interpretation, a high audio quality is recommended.

The „Solo“ by B. Heiden must be played without a break. The three movements of the sonata by  Wolfgang Jacobi must be played movement-wise, meaning pauses are allowed between the movements. The best shot of a complete movement may be chosen for the video.

A 2 / main round (max. 40 participants):

The individual performance programs have to be compiled in accordance with the specified requirements (1st movement G. Bumcke, piece from oeuvre-list) and submitted not later than July 1, 2022. If a participant is forwarded to the intermediate round (Semifinal), a copy of the selected solo piece - composed in 1970 or later - must be attached to this notification in advance (e-mail attachment is sufficient).

No copies of notes are allowed during the competition, only original printed sheet music may be used. The jury can terminate the presentation of programs that exceed the maximum permitted duration of 15 minutes. The jury (list of teachers see above) will forward up to 12 participants to the semifinal.

A 3 / semifinal (max. 12 participants):

The individual performance programs are to be compiled in accordance with the specified requirements (solo work of free choice composed in 1970 or later, one or more pieces from the list of works specified). No copies of notes are allowed during the competition, it must be played from original sheet music.

 

A 4 / final (max. 6 participants):

The two compulsory pieces (Ibert / Glasunow) will be accompanied by 11 instrumentalists without a conductor. A rehearsal of 25 minutes per compulsory piece will be possible on the day before. The chamber orchestra will be prepared accordingly so that the finalists can individually take the lead from the position of the soloist.

We are negotiating with organizers about follow-up concerts.