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Round #1 | 48 Conductors

Day 1 + 2 
Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 | every day 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.

Orchestra Form: Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Orchestra: Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Leopold-Mozart-Center

Ort: Auditorium, Zentrum für Kunst und Musik, University Augsburg, Building G, Augsburg Hannah-Arendt-Straße, Ecke Universitätsstraße, Parkplatz P2

Course of Round #1:
Each conductor will conduct a piece – assigned by drawing lots and announced four weeks before the competition – with the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the LMZ. 24 participants per day will perform in front of the jury. 16 participants will advance to round #2.

Pieces:

  • Fantasy Tales – Piet Swerts
  • Cobra – Jan Bosveld
  • Armenian Dances part 1 — Alfred Reed
  • Variations on a Korean Folksong — John Barnes Chance
  • First Suite – Gustav Holst
  • Spirit of Life – Meindert Boekel
  • Le mont St.Michel – Serge Lancen
  • The Harp of Wales part 1, 3, 4- Gerard Boedijn

Jurors:

Round #2 | 16 Conductors

Day 3
Monday, July 4 | 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Orchestra form: Brass Band
Orchestra: Concert Band of the "Bavarian Brass Band Academy 3BA"

Ort: Stadthalle Gersthofen, Rathausplatz 1, 86368 Gersthofen

Course of round #2:

Each participant has to prepare one piece for round #2 – assigned by drawing lots and announced four weeks before the competition.

Six conductors can qualify for the semifinals.

Pieces:

  • Vitae Aeterna Variations - Alexander Comitas
  • From Ancient Times - Jan van der Roost
  • Fraternity -Thierry Deleruyelle
  • Variations on Laudate Dominum – Edward Gregson

Jurors:

Semifinals | 6 Conductors

Day 4
Tuesday, July 5 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Orchestra form: Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra: Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Ort: 

Course of the semifinals:
During the semifinals the six participants rehearse with the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra for about 20 minutes. Each conductor will prepare all three provided pieces for the semifinals in advance. One of the pieces will be chosen for the rehearsal on the day before. Four conductors can qualify for the finals (part A).

Pieces:

  • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche - Richard Strauss
  • Don Juan - Richard Strauss
  • Suite aus "der Rosenkavalier" - Richard Strauss

Jurors:

Finals (part A) | 4 Conductors
Rehearsal with the Concert Band of the German Armed Forces

Day 5
Wednesday, July 6 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orchestra form: Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Orchestra: Concert Band of the German Armed Forces

Ort: Kongress am Park, Gögginger Strasse 10, 86159 Augsburg

Course of the finals (part A):

Each of the qualified conductors for the finals (Part A) will rehearse with the Concert Band of the German Armed Forces for about 50 minutes. The respective piece per conductor will be assigned from the list of the final pieces by drawing lots just a er the semifinals.
Three Conductors will qualify for the finals (part B).

Pieces for the finals (part A) and finals’ evening (part B):

  • Dance Movements - Philip Sparke
  • Fantasy Variations – James Barnes
  • Entornos – Amando Blanquer
  • Traveler – David Maslanka

Jurors finals (part A) and finals’ evening (part B):

Special - Master Class

Wednesday, July 6 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Orchestra form: Sinfonisches Blasorchester
Orchestra: Concert Band of the German Armed Forces

Ort: Kongress am Park, Gögginger Strasse 10, 86159 Augsburg

Tutors:

  • Professor Maurice Hamers (symphonic wind orchestra management professorship at the Leopold-Mozart-Center, LMZ Augsburg University)
  • Prof. Atso Almila (professor of symphonic conducting at the “Sibelius Academy” Helsinki)

Master Class:

Musicians from local music associations, as well as “just” music enthusiasts will have the unique chance to experience a live lesson with professionals. Students will have the opportunity to conduct live in front of an audience and receive on-stage tips from renowned Professors. The whole audience, in particular conductors active and in training will receive valuable information for their daily orchestra work.

Extracts of these pieces will be rehearsed and conducted:

  • Shakespeare Pictures – Nigel Hess
  • Interlude from “The Year of the Dragon” – Philip Sparke
  • Slava! – Leonard Bernstein
  • Chakra – Maurice Hamers
  • Armenian Dances (part 1) – Alfred Reed

Finals' evening (part B) | 3  Finalists
with award ceremony & Gala Concert of the Concert Band of the German Armed Forces conducted by their Chief Director of Music Lieutenant Christoph Scheibling

Day 6
Thursday, July 7 | 6 p.m.

Orchestra form: Sinfonisches Blasorchester
Orchestra: Concert Band of the German Armed Forces

Ort: Kongress am Park, Gögginger Strasse 10, 86159 Augsburg

Course of the finals’ evening (part B):

The three finalists will conduct their assigned pieces with the Concert Band of the German Armed Forces. The Jurors Atso Almila, Domonkos Héja and Christoph Scheibling will decide on the places 1 to 3 during the intermission. In part two of the evening Chief Conductor Oberstleutnant Christoph Scheiblung and his Concert Band will perform a Gala Concert with announcement of the winners and the award ceremony.

Program of the finals’ evening & gala Concert:
Fest-Fanfare Guido Rennert
Finalist 1  
Finalist 2  
Finalist 3  
INTERMISSION
Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984) John Williams
Arr. Guido Rennert

Shakespeare Pictures
for symphonic wind band

  • I Much ado about nothing
  • II A winter’s tale – The Statue
  • III Julius Caesar – The Entry to the Senate
Nigel Hess
Interlude from “The Year of the Dragon” Philip Sparke
Fnugg Blue
Solist: Hauptfeldwebel Daniel Ridder – Tuba
Øystein Baadsvik
Award ceremony
Slava! Leonard Bernstein
Arr. Clare Grundman