50th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade - VIOLONCELLO

From March 21st until March 30th, 2020

Program selected by Prof. Sandra Belić, Faculty of Music in Belgrade
and honorary selector, Prof. Natalia Gutman, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

FIRST STAGE (total playing time 30 min)

А) One Prelude and one movement of the Cello Suite (4, 5 or 6) by choice by J. S. Bach

B) One of the following Caprices:

- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 2
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 3
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 4
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 5
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 6
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 7
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 8
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 9
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 10
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 11
- C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 12
- J. Klengel: Caprice in the Form of a Chaconne after a Theme by Schumann, op. 43
- J. Klengel: Chaconne in G minor for cello solo, op. 63
- A. F. Servais: Caprice for Cello, op. 11, No. 2, D major

C) One of the following Sonatas or movements from Sonata (depending on the duration of the program):

- P. Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 3
- B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 1, op. 72
- B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 2, op. 80
- B. Britten: Cello Suite No. 3, op. 87
- Z. Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8
- G. Cassadó: Suite
- G. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
- E. Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 28

SECOND STAGE (total playing time 65 min)

A) One of the following Sonatas:

- L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3, op. 69, A major
- L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4, op. 102, C major
- L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5, op. 102, D major
- F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
- J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1, op. 38, E minor
- J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2, op. 99, F major
- C. Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano, D minor
- D. Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 40, D minor
- S. Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, op. 119, C major
- F. Chopin: Cello Sonata, op. 65, G minor

B) One piece from the Romantic period (e.g. if candidate chooses Schumman's piece to be performed, it would be allowed to perform more than one piece, depending on the total playing time)

C) A compulsory piece by the Serbian composer: A. Vujić: ''Serbian Round Dance'' for Cello and Piano (duration of the piece - 6 minutes)

D) One of the Sonatas from pre-classical period, or one piece of the Variations by L. van Beethoven:

- L. Boccherini: Cello Sonata, No. 6, A major, G. 4
- L. Boccherini: Cello Sonata, ''L'Imperatrice'', A major
- F. Francoeur: Cello Sonata, E major
- P. A. Locatelli: Cello Sonata, D major
- G. Valentini: Sonata No. 10, op. 8, E major (Arr. C. A Piatti for Cello & Piano)
- J. B. Breval: Cello Sonata No. 5, G major
- L. van Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Theme from G. F. Handel's ''Judas Maccabaeus'', Wo045
- L. van Beethoven: 7 Variations on ''Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen'', Wo046
- L. van Beethoven: 12 Variations on ''Ein Madhen oder Weibchen'', op. 66

E) International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade for its 50th anniversary - dedicated piece to the 50th IJMC by Nimrod Borenstein: Odysseus op. 87 for violoncello and piano (duration of the piece - 5 minutes)

FINALS

A) One of the following Concertos:

- R. Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129
- P. I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
- A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
- E. Lalo: Cello Concerto, D minor
- D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107
- D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2, op. 126
- S. Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor, op. 125

The applications deadline is February 15th, 2020.
All pieces must be performed from memory including compulsory piece. The repeats should be played if the performance time may not exceeds.
 The jury may interrupt the competitor who exceeds stipulated time. No piece can be repeated during the Competition.

Link for the compulsory piece music sheets - N. Borenstein: ''Odysseus'' for violoncello and piano

Link for the compulsory piece computer generated performance - N. Borenstein: ''Odysseus'' for violoncello and piano

Link for the compulsory piece music sheets - A. Vujić: ''Serbian Round Dance'' for Cello and Piano

Link for the compulsory piece music sheets - A. Vujić: ''Serbian Round Dance'' for Cello and Piano - cello part

The music music sheets of the compulsory piece by A. Vujić could be requested by sending the e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.