Event ID: 1523

Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition

The next Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium will take place January 18-20, 2014 in Round Top, Texas. The competition repertoire includes works by Antonio Vivaldi, Katherine Hoover, and Leslie Bassett.

January 18-20, 2014
Round Top, Texas, USA

Hosts:
Kristin Wolfe Jensen (University of Texas at Austin)
Benjamin Kamins (Rice University)

Eligibility

Women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 24th birthday by the competition in January of 2014.

Prizes

  • First Prize: US $9,000
  • Second Prize: US $5,000
  • Third Prize: US $2,000
  • Two Honorable Mentions: US $1000 each
  • Five Semi-Finalist Awards: US $500 each

Mission

The mission of The Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition is to provide an international competitive experience of the highest caliber for young women bassoonists in the Americas in order to build their confidence, hone their talents, and provide valuable experience towards performance careers. The organization will provide financial support, performance experience, artistic reinforcement, and inspiration through mentorship with world-class musicians and entrepreneurs at a three day symposium. Each competition will feature a required repertoire piece by a living woman composer, and will require speaking from the stage in order to cultivate in the young competitors a commitment to audience engagement and community involvement in the arts.

The name of the competition derives from the rich legacy of composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), who spent much of his prolific career working at a conservatory for young girls, the Seminario Musicale dell’Ospitale della Pietá in Venice. The spirit of creativity and benefaction of this competition is dedicated to Meg Quigley, an artist who had a passion for assisting young women in realizing their full potential.

Judging

Judging will occur in three rounds: preliminary, semi-final, and final.

Repertoire

The set MQVC repertoire is chosen to represent three areas: a new work for bassoon written by a living woman composer (Hye Kyung Lee, 2005; Nancy Galbraith, 2007; Libby Larsen, 2010; Margi Griebling-Haigh, 2012;Katherine Hoover, 2014), a Vivaldi concerto, and an unaccompanied work or etude. In addition, entrants choose a fourth work for the final round of competition.

 

Repertoire for the 2014 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition is as follows:

  1. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor, RV 495 (Op. 40, No. 20/P. 384/F VIII, No. 23/M 269)
    Memory Component: in the final round, the Vivaldi will be performed from memory
  2. Katherine Hoover: Journey
  3. Leslie Bassett: Metamorphoses (only movements 1, 2, 3, and 8 for the preliminary round)
  4. One additional piece for final round (chosen from the official Repertoire List (PDF))

All repertoire is available at both TrevCo-Varner Music and The Double Reed Shop

Preliminary Round

The preliminary round will occur via recording. Either mail a CD or upload via MediaFire (instructions below).

CD by Mail

Application and recording must be received by October 14, 2013.

Application: Include a completed Application Form (PDF). On the application form, indicate the title and composer of an additional work chosen from the repertoire list. This fourth piece should not be included on the recording, but should be prepared for the final round. On the application form you will be asked to certify with your signature that the enclosed CD contains your own, unedited, performance. You will also be asked to agree that if selected as one of the ten semi-finalists you will perform in the semi-final round of the competition, and the final round of the competition if chosen, both of which will be held at the MQVC Bassoon Symposium, January 18-20 in Round Top, TX.

Application Fee: Include the $65.00 application fee (which also counts towards the registration fee for the three-day 2014 MQVC Bassoon Symposium, regardless of semi-finalist status). Make checks payable to Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition.

CD Recording: Record a separate track for each piece. Submit the required repertoire in the order listed, with accompaniment, and with no cuts or edits within movements. Do not submit video or DVD.

Send materials to:

Dr. Nathan J. Koch, Competition Committee Chair
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2208
Huntsville, TX 77341-2208
Phone: (936) 294-1373
Email: [email protected]

Online Submission

Application and recording must be received by October 14, 2013.

Submissions can be made on the Official Website 

 

Semi-Final and Final Rounds

Up to ten applicants will be chosen to compete in the semi-final round in a concert format, open to the public, at the 2014 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium at Round Top Festival Hill in Round Top, TX, USA. The symposium and competition will take place January 18-20, 2014. The repertoire for the semi-final round will include portions of the three pieces from the preliminary round. The final round will also take place at the symposium, and will include the same repertoire as well as the additional piece chosen by the finalist from the repertoire list. The judges may choose to hear only certain portions of the repertoire. A professional accompanist (including one hour of rehearsal) will be provided by the MQVC; however, the semi-finalist may use an accompanist of her own choosing at her own expense. The judges may elect to award fewer prizes than outlined above, or no prizes at all. The judges’ decision, announced after deliberations immediately following the final round, is final.

Audience Engagement Component: In the final round, the finalist should be prepared to speak to the audience about the works she is performing. These brief introductions to the works (1-2 minutes each) should demonstrate skill in audience engagement as well as knowledge of the work. This unusual element in the competition is in keeping with changing trends in the music industry, recognizing that the relationship between performer and audience has shifted and speaking skills are becoming more and more necessary.

 

 

via: http://mqvc.org/competition.html


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Date & Time

January 18, 2014 - January 20, 2014

Cost

$65.00 application fee

Registration Deadline

October 14, 2013

Location

Round Top Festival Hill
248 Jaster Rd
Round Top, Texas 78954
United States

Event Hashtag

#MegQuigleyVivaldiCompetition

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