Competition

The 7th Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition

ELIGIBILITY

The Competition is open to candidates of all nationalities of age under 25 on January 1st, 2020.
Previous prize-winners, including the 1st-prize winners are also eligible.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

December 6th, 2019
Application Deadline (including the Preliminary Selection Fee payment)
January 20th, 2020
Announcement of the result of the Preliminary Selection
February 14th
Deadline for the Entry Fee payment
March 16th
Registration at Munetsugu Hall
March 17th & 18th
First Round
March 19th
Rehearsal Day for the Second Round
March 20th & 21st
Second Round
March 22nd
Rehearsal Day (with orchestra) for Finalists
March 23rd
Final Round & Award Ceremony

Competition Venue: Munetsugu Hall (4-5-14, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0008 Japan)

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  1. Fill in all the information on the application form on the competition’s official website (https://www.munetsugu-avc.com/) and upload it together with your artist photograph (high resolution quality for use on the official program booklet and website; data size of 1 – 3MB).
  2. An audio recording (in either WAV or MP3 format), of the applicant’s performance of the Repertoire for the Preliminary Selection (see Repertoire) must also be uploaded to the website. The recording must be made within 6 months of the application date. Those who were selected for the Final Round in the previous Munetsugu Angel Violin Competitions are exempt from the Preliminary Selection (and the fee for the Preliminary Selection), and will automatically be accepted to the First Round of the competition.

Application form

PRELIMINARY SELECTION FEE
& ENTRY FEE

  1. The Preliminary Selection Fee of 11,000JPY must be paid by December 6th, 2019.
    * 512JPY processing fee will be charged.
  2. The Entry Fee of 22,000JPY must be paid after the announcement of the result of the Preliminary Selection between January 20th and February 14th, 2020.

Method of Payment:

  • - Paypal
  • - Credit Card

*Any handing charges must be borne by the applicants.
*Failure to pay the Fees in their full amount by set dates will be automatically interpreted as the applicant’s withdrawal from the competition.

The Fees are non-refundable under any circumstances. Upon confirmation of the receipt of the Fees, the Competition Office will send you necessary documents.

APPLICATION REGULATIONS

  1. Incomplete Application Form and forms and recording data received by the Competition Office after the deadline will not be accepted. Failure to pay the Fees by set dates will be automatically interpreted as the applicant’s withdrawal from the competition.
  2. The order of the candidate’s performance will be decided by the Competition Office, and any request for the change in order will not be accepted. The candidates must attend the Registration Meeting at Munetsugu Hall at 18:00 on March 16th, 2020, and must arrive at the place on time designated by the Competition Office for the following rounds of the competition. Failure to do so without due cause will lead to disqualification.
  3. The candidate must bring his/her own accompanist. Any expense incurred must be borne by the candidate. The Competition Office will, if required, introduce the competition’s official accompanists in Nagoya during the period of the Competition. The candidates requiring pianist introduction must apply to the Competition Office, using the application form included with the announcement of the Preliminary Selection Result. If you choose to perform with the official accompanist, there will be a charge of 27,000JPY which must be paid in cash to the competition office during the competition.
  4. The Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition has unrestricted rights to broadcast or televise, publicly perform or present, record or video-record, publish and portray any part of the candidate’s and the accompanist’s participation in the Competition, including but not limited to, rehearsals and performances during the Competition, as well as ceremonies and other related events.
  5. For those overseas candidates who qualified to participate in the Competition, a travel grant according to the Competition Regulation will be provided to assist their travel expenses (40,000JPY for candidates from Asian countries, and 80,000JPY for candidates from other region). The grant will be paid at the Registration Meeting on March 16th, 2020.

JURY

Jury
  • Pierre Amoyal – Chairman
  • Gérard Poulet
  • Qian Zhou
  • Koichiro Harada
  • Kimiko Nakazawa
  • Machie Oguri
  • Kazuki Sawa

ADJUDICATION REGULATIONS

  1. A jury member shall not take part in the adjudication of a candidate who received tuition from the jury member for more than 3 months within the past 2 years.
  2. A candidate must not be in direct personal contact with any member of the jury while he/she remains a “candidate”. Such contact will lead to the disqualification of both the candidate and the jury member.
  3. The decision of the Jury is final, and may not be challenged under any circumstances.
  4. The adjudication of the Preliminary Round shall be carried out by Japanese jury members only.

The Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition Tokyo Office
c/o Concert Office Alte Inc.
401-5-29-7, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0051, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3352-7310 Fax: +81-3-3352-1665 Mail: info@munetsugu-avc.com

REPERTOIRE

- Once submitted, the program cannot be changed.
- All programs, except the sonata in the Second Round, must be performed from memory.

Preliminary Selection
(WAV or MP3 audio file to be uploaded)

  1. One from the following:
    • A. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.1 BWV. 1001 – Siciliano and Presto
    • B. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.2 BWV.1003 – Andante and Allegro
    • C. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.3 BWV.1005 – Largo and Allegro assai
  2. One from the following:
    • A. Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata No.3 Op.27-3
    • B. Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata No.6 Op.27-6

First Round

  1. One from the following:
    • A. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.1 BWV. 1001 – Siciliano and Presto
    • B. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.2 BWV.1003 – Andante and Allegro
    • C. J.S. Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No.3 BWV.1005 – Largo and Allegro assai
  2. One from the following:
    • A. Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata No.3 Op.27-3
    • B. Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata No.6 Op.27-6

Second Round

  1. Mozart: Rondo in C, K.373
  2. One complete work from the following:
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.1 in D, Op.12 -1
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.2 in A, Op.12 -2
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.3 in Eb, Op.12-3
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.4 in a, Op.23
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.5 in F, Op.24
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.6 in A, Op.30-1
    • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.8 in G, Op.30-3
    • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100
    • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in d, Op.108
    • Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    • Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    • Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Op.162, D.574
    • Schumann: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.1 in a, Op.105
  3. One or more virtuoso piece/pieces of your choice for violin solo or for violin and piano (total performance time of 8 - 12 minutes)

Final Round

One complete concerto (with cadenza of your choice) from the following:

  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e, Op.64
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77

* Final Round [Concerto] will be accompanied by Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daisuke Soga.

PRIZES

The prize instruments are loaned to the winners free of charge until February 2023.

1st Prize
Antonio Stradivarius Violin “Rainville” (1697) and 500,000JPY
2nd Prize
Michele Angelo Bergonzi Violin “Ex. Mintz” (1964) and 300,000JPY
3rd Prize
Giovanni Francesco Pressenda Violin “Ex. Schultz” (1831) and 200,000JPY
4th Prize
Nicolo Gagliano Violin (1765) and 100,000JPY
5th Prize
Nicolo Gagliano Violin (1765) and 100,000JPY
Central Aichi
Orchestra Prize
50,000JPY
 
Audience Prize
50,000JPY

Additional Awards (for 1st – 5th Prize Winners)

  1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners are invited to perform at the Prize Winner Gala Concert to be held at Munetsugu Hall.
  2. If 1st – 5th Prize winners present their own concert (recital or chamber music) within 2 years of the Competition in which they won the prize, the NPO Yellow Angel will provide financial assistance of 20,000JPY to one such concert (application required), provided that “Supported by NPO Yellow Angel” is clearly marked on the flyers and program booklets.
  3. If 1st – 5th Prize winners wish to attend competitions/seminars overseas, the NPO Yellow Angel will provide financial assistance according to the Foundation’s set regulations.
  4. If the previous 1st-Prize winner is awarded the 1st Prize again consecutively, the loan period of Antonio Stradivarius Violin “Rainville” (1697) will be extended to 5 years.

Application form