The Competition Categories for String and Symphonic Orchestras

The Competition Categories
For string and symphonic Orchestras 



Childrens Orchestra

8  12

Teenager Orchestra

13  15

Youth Orchestra

16  18

Adult Orchestra

> 19

For the orchestras taking part at the competition, the music pieces appointed by the artistic committee of the festival are as followings:

For a String Orchestra: 

1. 8-12 Children:

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945):

Tänze aus Siebenbürgen

2. 13-15 Teenager I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):

2 movements of Divertimento in D major (KV136)

3. 16-18 teenager II

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):

Aus Holbergs Zeit Suite op. 40

4– 19 Youth / Adult

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):

Simple Symphony op. 4

For a Symphonic Orchestra: 

1. 8-12 Children: 
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): 
First movement of symphony No. 5, B-Major (D 485)

2. 13-15 Teenager I
Georges Bizet (1838–1875): 
2 movements of Symphony No. 1, C-Major

3. 16-18 teenager II
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): 
Coriolan Overture

4. – 19 Youth / Adult
Johann Strauss (1825-1899): The Fledermaus Ouverture
2 movements of W A Mozart Symphony No. 29, A-Major (KV 201)


1) Each orchestra has to play as follows:
a. One music piece appointed by the Festival Artistic Committee as above.
b. One music piece, free choice by the orchestra itself;

2) The total time of the performance has to be less than 15 minutes. 
In case the total time of the 2 music pieces is much less than 15 minutes, the orchestra can play an additional music piece at its free choice.

3) Orchestras must meet the age requirements. Max. 10% of the orchestra members of each orchestra are allowed to exceed the age limit.


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