1999 Primrose Memorial Scholarship Competiton

 

Primrose Competition winners were:

1. Lawrence Power from London, England
2. Roland Glassl from Germany
3. Elizabeth Freivogel from Oberlin Conservatory

 

 

Rules and Repertoire

 

Eligibility:Applicants must meet the following criteria:

N.B.: If you are not currently a member of the AVS or CVS and wish to join
please see application form for details.

Prizes:

 

THE COMPETITION

Repertoire: General Information

There are four categories of repertoire: Viola and Orchestra, Viola and Piano, Unaccompanied Work, and Virtuosic Primrose Transcriptions. Candidates must prepare one complete work from each category, within the following guidelines:

One of the works prepared must be selected from the Comtemporary Selections: Penderecki, Schnittke or Takemitsu.

Contemporary Selections: Penderecki Concerto, Schnittke Concerto

Contemporary Selection: Takemitsu A Bird Came Down the Walk (Publisher-Sharp)

Contemporary Selection: Penderecki Cadenza

 

First Round

The first round is recorded and submitted on audio cassette tape, which will then be auditioned by a jury. Candidates chosen from the taped round to compete in the final round(s) on Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at the University of Guelph will by notified by April 15, 1999.

 

Repertoire for the First Round:

The cassette tape must include the applicant performing the following in accordance with the Repertoire General Information above:

N.B.: One of the selections must be from the list of Contemporary Selections, and candidates may not change repertoire between the First and Final Round(s).

 

 

Final Round (s)

The Final Round(s) will take place in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the XXVII International Viola Congress, June 8-12, 1999.

Each of the finalists will be asked to perform (from memory, unless noted)

Finalists will receive discounted lodging and a waiver of the registration fees during the Congress. An accompanist will be provided if requested. The Jury for the Final Round(s) will be selected from those artists participating in the 1999 Congress who do not have a student invited to the Final Round(s). No screens will be used. Finalists are responsible for their own transportation expenses.

 

1999 PRIMROSE MEMORIAL

VIOLA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

Name: ____________________________________________Birthdate: _____________

Address: _______________________________________Telephone:________________

Current Teacher, if any: ____________________________________________________

 

__ I am or __my teacher is currently a member of the

__ American Viola Society, __ Canadian Viola Society, __ other Section of the International Viola Gesellschaft, please specify __________________________

OR

__I am not currently a member and wish to join the AVS

If you wish to join the AVS or CVS, please enclose a SEPARATE check (made payable to the AVS or CVS), in the amount of $15.00 (student member) or $30.00 (regular member) in the appropriate currency, along with your filled-out entry form, tape and competition application fee.

Enclosed is my non-refundable application fee of $25.00, in the form of a check made out to the Primrose Memorial Scholarship Competition-AVS and my unmarked audition tape. I have read the Competiton Rules and Repertoire Lists and certify that I am eligible to participate in this year’s Primrose Memorial Scholarship Competition. I am enclosing a photocopy of proof of my age (passport, driver’s license) and proof of my or my teacher’s membership in one of the branches of the International Viola Society.

________________________________________________________________________ Signature Required

 

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION, TAPE, AND APPLICATION FEE TO:

Lisa L. Hirschmugl
Primrose Competiton
1 S. 229 Pine Lane
Lombard, IL 60148

APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS MUST BE
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 1999