This competition is announced for young violoncellists up to the age of 16 years. Competitors are divided into 4 categories:

  • 1st category up to 10 years old
  • 2nd category up to 12 years old
  • 3rd category up to 14 years old
  • 4th category up to 16 years old.

Decisive date is the year of birth.

The participants cover all their costs of travelling, boarding and accommodation. The organizers will ensure places for rehearsals, information booklets, other promotional material and further services.

On the base of the Statute of the Jury, the Organizer appoints the members of the jury. The jury is international. The competitors have no right to present any objections against the composition of the jury.

The set pieces (obligatory compositions) are given in the Supplement of the Organization Rules.

The competition in the first category is one round, in the second, third and fourth category consists of two rounds. Both rounds are public.

The competitors of the first category will play the obligatory composition and their free (optional) composition, all pieces in total length of 8 minutes. The order of compositions is arbitrary.

The first round in the second, third and fourth category is anonymous. Competitors will be announced by numbers and perform the obligatory composition. The jury will evaluate the best competitors who proceed to the second round. In the second round they will play the free (optional) composition.

The optional composition should not last more than:
  • 10 minutes in the 2nd category
  • 15 minutes in the 3rd category
  • 20 minutes in the 4th category.

In case of exceeding the time limit, the jury may stop the competitor before he/she has finished the performance. Both the obligatory and the optional compositions must be played by heart.

Competitors will play in the order given by lot numbers which they have drawn in draw lots. Each draw lot starts 30 minutes before the beginning of each category and round. The competitor who does not come in time for drawing lots will not be allowed to play in the competition.

The jury is entitled to award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize and Honourable Mentions of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Other competitors will receive a Commemorative Certificate in remembrance of their participation in Heran Violoncello Competition.

Only competitors who reach the limits specified by the Jury will proceed to the second round. Competitors who do not pass will receive the Commemorative Certificate in remembrance of the participation in HVC immediately at the announcement of the results.

After conclusion of the whole competition the Jury will announce the absolute winner who will have the right to use the title "Laureate of Heran Violoncello Competition".

The competitors will receive their prizes and other awards at the Concert of Winners. If the competitor does not come to receive the prize, this will forfeit in favour of the organizers. The winners of the first to third places will perform at the Concert of Winners. The Jury may appoint further competitors to perform at this concert. The competitors will be informed about it at the announcement of results and they are due to perform.

The organizers do not ensure piano accompaniment!

Any comments, objections or possible disagreements will be solved by the Organization Committee irrevocably.

Registration fee for participants from abroad is € 60, and it is not returnable.

Competitors fill in the attached registration form and send it together with the copy of the paid registration fee to the address:
Klubcentrum, Lochmanova 1 400, 562 01 Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic
The deadline for registration is February 28th 2019. No other method of registration will be accepted. The registration fee must be paid to the following bank account by February 28th 2019:
Česká spořitelna Ústí nad Orlicí
num. 1320170329/0800, VS 332
swift code: GIBACZPX
IBAN: CZ05 0800 0000 0013 2017 0329
The Bank transfer fee is the responsibility of the participant.
By prior agreement, it is also possible to pay the fee in cash in the information office after your arrival.