Given the COVID-19 situation, the competition will be based on video recordings send via Youtube channel.
Results will be published on Friday, April 16th, 2021.
The deadline for application submition is February 28th 2021.
Organization rules for 26th Heran Violoncello Competition
Given the nature of this year's competition, all categories will have one round only. The Etudes by Sebastian Lee will NOT be played.
Contestants will submit their video recording as two entries (1st entry = compulsory composition without the study, 2nd entry = free program in the duration of time limit for each category. The time limit is for playing only - excludes e.g. tuning between pieces). The deadline for recording submition is March 31st 2021.
Each video must be performed by the applicant, in one take without any interruptions, same as during live performance (including the optional tuning of the cello). No moving of the camera, no additional editations or alterations are allowed. Performers’ hands and face has to be visible during the entire performance.
One set of score points will be awarded for both videos together.
All compositions must be played from memory, an obvious breach of this rule is a reason for disqualification. If playing a Concerto as a free program, it is possible to shorten the piano part in an introduction or in an interlude.
Contestants must ensure the good audio quality of the recording, as this one is part of the evaluation.
All entries of every contestant will be made public on Youtube after the final results are announced.
The registration fee of 40 EUR is part of the application and is not refundable.
Detailed information about recordings:
The video should be recorded horizontally and uploaded on Youtube as an Unlisted video.
Title: Heran Violoncello Competition 2021, name of the contestant, category.
Description: Name of the contestant, category, city/country, name(s) of piece(s).
Kindly send the links with your videos to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, the deadline for the submission is March 31st, 2021