27th-29th of July, 2023, Edition VII
Europe Concert Hall – Ionel Perlea UNESCO Cultural Center, Slobozia – Romania
Ionel Perlea International Conducting Competition is open to participants of all ages and nationalities. NO AGE LIMIT!
The registration deadline is 10th of July, 2023
The application documents to be uploaded for each participant are:
– Application form here
– Curriculum vitae
– Copy of an identity document
– Recent Photo
– The Proof of payment of the Registration fee
All documents must be sent at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application documents must be accompanied by an uploaded 10-15 minutes video recording which shows the applicant working as a conductor, during rehearsal or concert. Recordings from piano rehearsals are eligible. Any repertoire is admitted.
Video recordings will be uploaded public or unlisted on YouTube, and the link will be included in the application form in the appropriate box.
Each piece or fragment must be recorded in a single take (no editing). It is strongly recommended that the candidate’s face and hands should be visible at all times (front view) and that the camera angle should be fixed.
It is also strongly recommended that the sound should be of satisfactory quality.
Admission to the competition will be based on these video recordings, which will be assessed by the Jury. The results of the pre-selection will be announced till 15th of July, 2023 on the Competition site. Subsequent, selected contestants will receive via e-mail the confirmation of Competition participation.
By filling in and submitting the Application form, each candidate confirms that he agrees with the Competition Rules in all their details. The Romanian version of the Competition Rules prevails for all interpretations.
By completing and submitting the Application form, the competitors agree with the audio and video recording of the Competition rounds and give the assignment for related rights to the organizers.
REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION FEES
Registration fee: 100 Euro
The fees and bank commissions will be paid by the participants so that the amount of the registration fee remains intact.
The registration fee is not refunded in case of elimination after the preselection, in case of withdrawal or in case of non-submission to the contest.
Participation fee: 300 euro
After the video preselection round, all admitted applicants will pay a 300€ participation fee until July 20th, 2023
The participation fee includes accommodation and 2 meals per day (breakfast/lunch) for each participant, as long as they stay in the competition.
- Sabin Păutza – Romania – President of the Jury
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist
- Michalis Economou – Greece
Conductor, Composer, Music Director of Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Svetlana Bivol – Republic of Moldova
General Manager of National Philharmonia „Serghei Lunchevici”, Moldova
- Daniel Jinga – Romania
General Manager of Bucharest National Opera House
- Cristian Lupeș – Romania
Conductor, General Manager of the Sibiu State Philharmonia
- Antoniu Zamfir – Romania
Manager of the Romanian Opera Craiova
- Ioan Dragoș Dimitriu – Romania
General Manager of Brasov State Philharmonia
- Alexandru Ganea – Romania
Conductor, Orchestra Teacher of National University of Music of Bucharest
The Jury decides the winners for each section of the contest.
The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable.
The Jury reserves the right not to award all prizes or to supplement the number of prizes awarded (as the case may be) in each section.
The total prizes amount is 5200€
First Prize: 2500€
Second Prize: 1200€ Third Prize: 700€ Fourth Prize: 300€ Orchestra Prize: 500€
Appointment in the 2023-2024 season of the:
- Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra
- National Philharmonia „Serghei Lunchevici”, Moldova
- Bucharest National Opera House – Romania
- State Philharmonia Sibiu – Romania
- Romanian Opera Craiova – Romania
- State Philharmonia Brasov – Romania
July 27th, 2023 – DRAW of LOTS & FIRST ROUND
July 28th, 2023 – SEMIFINALS
July 29th, 2023 – FINALS & AWARDS CEREMONY
The competition has three rounds: First Round, the SEMIFINAL and the FINAL, all rounds are with “Ionel Perlea” Orchestra, the official orchestra of the competition.
W.A. Mozart – Cosi fan tutte
L.v. Beethoven - Coriolan Mendelssohn - Hebrides Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
J. Haydn - Symphony No. 92 in G major „Oxford” – p. I, p. IV
W.A. Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major „Haffner” – p. I, p. IV L.v. Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major - „Eroica” - Full
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia
“Ecco ridente il cielo” - Il Conte di Almaviva „Una voce poco fa” () - Rosina “La calunnia e un venticello” – Don Basilio
“O, Dieu! Que de bijoux” - Marguerite “Salut, demeure chaste et pure” - Faust “Le veau d’or est toujour debout!” - Mèphisto
One piece from each previous rounds (Symphony and Opera), by drawing lots.
All competition rounds will take place at Europa Concert Hall Slobozia, with Ionel Perlea Orchestra.
Competition entry is made in the order established by the draw of lots.
Participation of the finalists at the Award Ceremony is mandatory.
The payment of the registration and participation fees will be paid in the following bank accounts:
For payment in EURO:
IBAN: EURO: RO78BTRLEURCRT0589901301
BANCA TRANSILVANIA,ROMANIA SWIFT / BIC: BTRLRO22 Account Beneficiary: Asociatia SUONARTE With the mention: Conducting Competition
For payment in the equivalent in RON at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment:
IBAN: RON: RO31BTRLRONCRT0589901301
Banca Transilvania, Romania Account Beneficiary: Asociatia SUONARTE With the mention: Conducting Competition
For further information:
Tel.: +40 721 665 332