Dear young musicians, pedagogues, parents and music lovers!

We’re glad to greet you on the website of the International Competition for Young Musicians Oskar Rieding.
The main goal of this competition is to support young musicians on their creative path.
We also want to bring them closer to the music of the renowned composer and pedagogue Oskar Rieding, who worked and composed in Celje.

We kindly welcome you!

Regulation of competition

4. International Competition for Young Musicians Oskar Rieding is dedicated to young Performers – Composers.

The competition is open for young musicians of all nationalities, who likes to compose and perform their own compositions. The primary goal of the competition is to support young performers on their music journey.

The 4 final concerts will take place during four 2020 seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter Gala Finalists Concerts)

The theme of the 2020 edition of the Competition is “THE FOUR SEASONS for Oskar Rieding” .

Celje – this idyllic city has also a special place in the biography of Oskar Rieding. He chose Celje for his home after he finished orchestral career in the Budapest’s opera house.

Rieding wrote several important violin pieces in Celje too. These pieces still make part of repertoires for young violinists all around the world. It was in Celje where the composer wrote also one of his most performed pieces of the violin pedagogic repertoire – violin concert in H minor op. 35.

The organizing committee of the competition wants to offer to young musicians a new creative platform which will promote the importance of composing as an integral part of the development of each young musician. In this way, we will also symbolically revive the tradition of Oskar Rieding, a pedagogue, composer and performer of his own works. Performing your own piece on the stage is a very special experience.

We are looking forward to meeting you, dear young composers & performers and hearing your music!

Music is our companion throughout our life. It’s the beginning and the end. It’s a feeling and essence of many who chose it for their way of life.

Participation

Competition will be divided in 4 age categories:

1. category

"SUMMER" up to 13 y.o.

2. category

"SPRING" from 14 to 17 y.o.

3. category

"WINTER" from 18 to 21 y.o.

4. category

"AUTUMN" from 22 y.o. - no age limit

Candidates of 1st Category and 2nd Category can apply with one solo or chamber work for any instrument(s) /or vocal, without electronics, performed by candidate.

3rd Category – the competition piece must be a work for solo instrument/or voice (performed by author) with string quartet or string orchestra.

4th Category – the competition piece must be a work for solo instrument/voice (performed by author) with symphonic orchestra.

The final concerts will take place at eminent concert halls in Slovenia during 2020:

 

SPRING GALA FINALISTS CONCERT:

Slovene Philharmonic Hall (with Symphonic Orchestra Grex Symphoniacorum Ljubljana University),

 

SUMMER GALA FINALISTS CONCERT:

Chrystal Hall Rogaška Slatina (with Zagreb Chamber Orchestra),

 

AUTUMN GALA FINALISTS CONCERT:

Stattenberg Palace (with Ljubljana String Ensemble) and

 

WINTER GALA FINALISTS CONCERT:

Grand Hall of Narodni dom in Celje.

 

You can see the detailed rules of the competition HERE

Jury

Jury members of the 4. International Competition for Young Musicians Oskar Rieding for Performers – Composers are:

Olga Ulokina

(Slovenia)

President of the Jury

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    Matteo_Fanni_Canelles

    Matteo Fanni Canelles

    (Italy)

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      Tilen Slakan

      Tilen Slakan

      (Slovenia)

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        Davor Bobić

        Davor Bobić

        (Croatia)

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          Svetlana Pilchena

          Svetlana Pilchena

          (Russia)

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            Mojca Lavrenčič

            Mojca Lavrenčič

            (Slovenia)

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              Bruno Vlahek

              (Spain)

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                Anna Morgoulets

                Anna Morgoulets

                (Austria)

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                  Aleksandra_Naumovski_Potisk

                  Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk

                  (Slovenia)

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                    Apply!

                    The application deadline is until 1 May 2020 (for the 4. category the deadline is 10 March 2020).