Stage 1 Studio
Wednesday 7 April 2010 from 9.00am - 7.00pm and Thursday 8 April 2010 from 9.00am – 6.30pm
A balanced programme no longer than 20 minutes' duration: own choice, showing different styles and to include Sonata No. 4 by John Parry, from "Four Lessons for Harp or Harpsichord" (Published by Adlais).
Stage 2 Studio
2, Galeri, Friday 9 April 2010 from 10.00am - 05.00pm
Not to include any works from Stage 1. A recital of 25-30 minutes including one work written since 1950 by a Welsh composer. See below for a list of suggested works.
Stage 3 (Final) Theatr,
Galeri, Saturday 10 April 2010 from 7.30pm
(a) Debussy: "Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane"
(b) Own choice solo work, no longer than 10 minutes duration
Entry form The last entry date for this competition has passed
CD Recording - see Rule (h) below
There is no fixed number of first round places and the organisers will make time for all deserving candidates. The requested recording is not a form of pre-selection, but is part of a detailed application that is accepted as normal for competitions of this level.
Venue All stages to be held at - Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon
1st — Camac Grand Concert Harp and a recital at L'Espace Camac, Paris
2nd — £1,000 Telynau Vining Harps
3rd — £750
Any make / model of pedal harp can be used for the Chief Musician Competition and the organisers will make every reasonable effort to make available whatever harp has been requested on the entry form. Camac will supply many harps which will be available for practice from Saturday 3 April 2010.
There are 7 rooms available in Galeri. Every competitor will be allocated practice and pre-event warm up time. A timetable will be available before the Festival.
- Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
- Milda Agazarian
- Ieuan Jones
- Germaine Lorenzini
- Isabelle Perrin
(a) All competitions are open to harpists of any nationality.
(b) There is no minimum “cut off” age for any of the competitions i.e. a competitor is free to enter any class provided he / she is under the required age as stated in this syllabus.
(c) Harpists may compete in more than one category, but must pay £30 entry fee for any further competition(s).
(d) The decisions of the jury are final and binding, and cannot be challenged. The competition organisers reserve the right not to award prizes if the standard is not sufficiently high in the opinion of a majority of the members of the jury.
(e) Before the Festival commences, competitors’ names will be drawn by an independent panel to decide on the order of performance. This order will then be followed at every stage.
(f) Competitors may bring their own harps, or apply for the loan of an instrument. The organisers cannot guarantee to find the exact style and make of the harp requested, but every attempt will be made to satisfy the request, which must be specified on the application form.
(g) The deadline for receiving entries is January 20th 2010.
(h) CD, MP3, or cassette (for competitions 1 and 5): a recent recording 5 – 10 minutes duration of the competitor’s own choice. Note for Competition 1 There is no fixed number of first round places and the organisers will make time for all deserving candidates. The requested recording is not a form of pre-selection, but is part of a detailed application that is accepted as normal for competitions of this level.
(i) Competitions 1 and 2 : Sonata No. 3/4 by John Parry : Repeats optional.
For Stage 2: A recital of 25–30 minutes including one work written since 1950 by a Welsh composer. The following is a list of possible harp solos and are suggestions only. It is not an exclusive list and any other work will be acceptable provided it was written since 1950 by a composer from Wales.
All the music is available from Telynau Vining Harps on 0044 (0) 2920 221199 or by following the link to their web shop www.rowlandsonline.co.uk/acatalog/WHF.html
|Phantasy for Harp||Telyn Fyw 2 / Living Harp 2||Curiad||13.99|
Plant / Child’s Play
(whole work or selection)
|Telyn Fyw 1 / Living Harp 1||Curiad||12.99|
|Sonatine (1997)||Telyn Fyw 2 / Living Harp 2||Curiad||13.99|
|Cwlwm Cymreig / Welsh Knot||Adlais||8.00|
|Tair Dawns Gymreig||Telyn Fyw 1 / Living Harp 1||Curiad||12.99|
|Fantasy for Harp Op.68||Allegro Music||7.00|
|Sonata for Harp Op.36||Allegro Music||9.00|
|Dreams, Dances and Lullabies||Telyn Fyw 2 / Living Harp 2||Curiad||13.99|
|Santa Fe Suite||Allegro Music||11.50|
|Sonata for Harp||OUP||13.95|
|Dance from Kafka’s Chimp||Telyn Fyw 1 / Living Harp 1||Curiad||12.99|
|Llyfr Lloffion / Harp Scrapbook (selection/detholiad)||Curiad||9.99|
|PUW, Guto Pryderi|
|Ffantasia II||Telyn Fyw 1 / Living Harp 1||Curiad||12.99|
|La Rocca Blanca||Telyn Fyw 1 / Living Harp 1||Curiad||12.99|
|Variants on “Yr Hen Erddygan”||Adlais||7.00|
|Passacaglia In Memoriam Tsunami||Adlais||6.50|