“This competition is a unique event, providing an opportunity to welcome some of the most eminent international figures of the classical music world. It is an asset for Lyon, and will enable our city to enhance its aura on the international music scene.”
Georges Képénékian, first Deputy-Mayor of Lyon Director of Culture and Heritage
Lyon International Chamber Music Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC). The Thirteenth Lyon International Chamber Music Competition (CIMCL) is for woodwind quintet. It is open to artists of all nationalities born after 19th April 1984. The competition will award 3 prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd), as well as a few special prizes. The competition will take place in Lyon, France, from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd April 2017.
- Reto Bieri, clarinet, concertist and chambrist, director of Davos Festival
- Song Lam YIU, oboe, Head of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Director of Hong Kong Wind Kamerata
- Lencses Lajos, oboe, solist in Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Vincent Lucas, flute, solist in Orchestre de Paris, professor in Conservatoire supérieur de Paris
- Robin O Neill, bassoon, solist in Philharmonia Orchestra, professor at Royal Academy of Music in London
- Bruno Schneider, french hornist, concertist and chambrist, ex professor at Geneva High School and solist in Geneva Orchestra Nn The composition of the jury may change if one of the members is unable to attend.
Candidates have to choose different works for each round.
QUALIFYING ROUND – April 19th, 20th
1 - One of the following works
- Georges Onslow: Quintet n°3 in F major op. 81
- Paul Taffanel: Quintet in G minor
These works are proposed in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de Musique Romantique Française de Venise (Italia).
2 - Set piece
- György Ligeti: Bagatelles
SEMI-FINAL – 21st April
First compulsory step
1 - Set piece
- Gilles Silvestrini: Quintet – creation. Delatour edition. (8’) Score available from February 2017
2 - One of the following works
- Claude Arrieu: Quintet in C major
- Darius Milhaud: La cheminée du Roi René
- Henri Tomasi: Cinq danses profanes et sacrées
- Jean Françaix: Quintette à vent n°1 (1948) or n°2 (1987)
Second compulsory step
3 - One of the following works
- Karl Nielsen: Quintet op. 43 (1922)
- August Klughart: Quintet in C major op. 79 (1898)
- Giulio Briccialdi: Quintet in D major, op. 124 or Quintet in B♭ major, Series 10 No 2 or Quintet in B♭ major, Series 10 No.3
FINAL – 22nd April
Free concert program of 60 minutes maximum. Musical arrangements are accepted. Overall assessment of the candidates will include their ability to set a suitable concert program.
A total of 22.000 euro will be awarded to the prizewinners:
- First prize: 10.000 euro
- 2nd prize: 5.000 euro
- 3rd prize: 3.000 euro
- To be confirmed: other special prizes, a total value of 4.000 euro.
To be confirmed: Promotional video and special awards available from competition partners: NoMadMusic label, Yamaha, Bullukian Fundation.
The awards list may be modified by the organisers before the beginning of the competition. The prizes/awards will be attributed by the jury, except for the Public Award which will be attributed by the public by individual ballot during the finals and the Websurfers award which will be attributed by websurfers. Candidates will be informed of the details of those different awards with their admittance. The prizes/awards must be shared equally between the members of the quintet. Several professional engagements may be proposed to the winners. In particular the winners agree to honour those engagements. Dates will be given with the admittance.
AWARDS CEREMONY AND CONCERT
The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 4:00 pm at the Opéra de Lyon. Award winners must be present to receive their prizes and must play freely an excerpt from their competition program, as approved by the organisers of the concert. The concert will be recorded by France Musique for broadcast in May 2017 (Gaëlle Le Gallic programme). The winners agree to offer a recital to CIMCL during the year following the competition. Accommodation and travel expenses will be paid for by CIMCL.
Université Lumière Lyon 2 – Semi-final and final round
Opéra de Lyon – Winners’ concert