1st Witold Friemann International
The main goal of the Competition is to promote clarinet music by Polish forgotten composer Witold Friemann (1889-1977), whose excellent music pieces enhanced clarinet literature and are worth to promote worldwide. Characteristic style of his works and unique elements of the polish music will enrich musical horizons of the participants and develop clarinet skills. The composer enhanced the clarinet literature with three excellent Sonatas: Quasi una Sonata (1949), Sonata No.2 Op. 219 (1959), Sonata No.3 Op. 222 (1959) and numerous miniatures for clarinet and piano such as 4 Pieces Op.170 (1952-1953), Suite Op.171 (1952), Improvisation and Polonaise Op.353 (1972-73), Andante Molto Op. 365 (1974). The majority of clarinet pieces were dedicated to the splendid Polish clarinetist Ludwik Kurkiewicz (1906-1998), a propagator of Friemann’s music.
1st Witold Friemann International Clarinet Competition will be divided into 3 categories: senior (born after January 1, 1989), junior (born after January 1, 2003), children (born after January 1, 2007). Each participant will receive a free membership of the International Clarinet Association until December 31, 2022. To the jury are invited renowned clarinetists: Eddy Vanoosthuyse (Belgium), Matthias Müller (Switzerland), Barbara Borowicz (Poland), Robert Stefański (Poland), Rachel Yoder (USA), Kristine Dizon (USA), Nattapon Banjatammanon (Thailand), Chaiphat Tripipitsiriwat (Thailand), Pimnatthika Angkanajerathiti (Thailand).
1st Witold Friemann International Clarinet Competition is a new project made by Foundation Life and Art in cooperation with Thailand Clarinet Association.
§ 1 General terms
- The organizer of the 1st Witold Friemann International Clarinet Competition (further: “Competition”) is the Life and Art Foundation with its main office in Krakow, Poland.
- The competition is held only online. Every necessary piece of information concerning the competition is posted on the website www.lifeandart.eu.
§ 2 Organisation of the competition
1. The participants of the competition are divided into the following categories:
Senior (born after January 1, 1989)
1.obligatory: one piece or movement from the piece for clarinet solo or
clarinet and piano by Witold Friemann*:
- second piece free of choice
whole performance should be no longer than 20 minutes
Junior (born after January 1, 2003)
one piece/movement from following composer:
M.Mangani / W. Friemann/ C. Saint-Saëns / C.M.von Weber
whole performance should be no longer than 15 minutes
Children (born after January 1, 2007)
Program: Free of choice, no longer than 7 minutes
§ 3 The participants of the competition
- The instrumentalists of all nationalities can take part in the Competition, including: the students of music schools of the first and second degree, students and graduates of higher education schools, performing classical music.
- The participation in the competition is voluntary.
§ 4 Terms of participation
- In order to participate in the Competition it is mandatory to send 1 (one) link with an audio-video recording (YouTube) or to the Google Drive. Participant who sends more than one link will be disqualified. The length of recording should be in accordance with the category a participant is assigned to. The description of the recording must include the following: “Witold Friemann International Clarinet Competition 2021, name and surname of the participant, category”.
- The recording cannot be edited and have to contain the whole silhouette of the performer or the whole ensemble, from the distance that enables to identify participants. The recording cannot be manipulated, the registration should be made on one camera. It is allowed to record the parts of a musical piece separately and combine them into one video.
- The participant of the competition pays a non-refundable donation for statutory purposes 50 Euro.
Early birds 40 Euro payed until 30th November 2021.
Life and Art Foundation does not account or have any liability for any participants’ bank fees and charges that may be levied as a result of currency conversion, foreign exchange transaction, or non-sufficient funds (NSF) transaction. The donation should be completed to:
Recipient: Foundation Life and Art
Bank of beneficiary – Nest Bank
Remittance information: “donation for statutory purposes + name and surname” or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
- Copy of ID card or Passport with signature (Under 18 years old MUST have signature of guardian in copy too)
- Please fill the online application https://forms.gle/rfdnyCxLESvsH7vS7 from 1st September 2021 – 31st January 2022, add the link and all documents. If you have any problems please write email@example.com
§ 5 Awards and decisions of the jury
- Each jury member gives points 0-100 evaluating the performances according to the following criteria: intonation, articulation, rhythmical precision, interpretation and musicality, the level of program. Final score is the average of the scores given by individual members of jury.
- Each participant will receive a free membership of the International Clarinet
Association until December 31, 2022.
- All participants of all categories will receive an E-Certificate after competition. Laureates of each solo category will receive the following prizes:
First Prize: free registration for the coming ClarinetFest, performance during this ClarinetFest, Mouthpiece for clarinet by Henri Selmer, reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
Second Prize: Mouthpiece for clarinet by Henri Selmer, Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
Third Prize: Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
First Prize winner will receive 2 scores of Edizioni Eufonia, Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
Second Prize winner will receive 1 score of Edizioni Eufonia, Reeds for
clarinet from Marca Reeds
Third Prize winner will receive 1 score of Edizioni Eufonia, Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
90 – 100 Gold Medal
80 – 89 Silver Medal
70 – 79 Bronze Medal
Prize of top 3 Scorer
First prize winner will receive one Playnick mouthpiece “Solist M”, Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
Second prize winner will receive one Silverstein Ambipoly reed size 3,
Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
Third prize winner will receive one Silverstein Ambipoly reed size 2.5,
Reeds for clarinet from Marca Reeds
- The Jury has the right not to bestow the awards or to decide to share the awards ex aequo. The division of the awards and prizes are determined by the jury.
- Special prizes can be awarded, of which the jury decides.
- A panel of judges evaluates a submitted audio-video material.
- Participants’ performances will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of respectable musicians: Matthias Müller (Switzerland), Eddy Vanoosthuyse (Belgium), Barbara Borowicz (Poland), Robert Stefański (Poland), Rachel Yoder (USA), Kristine Dizon (USA), Nattapon Banjatammanon (Thailand), Chaiphat Tripipitsiriwat (Thailand), Pimnatthika Angkanajerathiti (Thailand).
- The names and surnames of the laureates of the Competition will be published on the website www.lifeandart.eu on February 25th 2022. Every participant receives a certificate of attendance, send by e-mail.
- The diplomas of laureates will be sent by e-mails.
- The decisions of the jury are final.
* Score to the music by Witold Friemann you can order on the website Eufonium Publisher. It is possible to order it in PDF file. Contact with publisher: firstname.lastname@example.org