Recording tips

The deadline for the recording submission is 8th April 2021

Dear contestants and teachers,

We are aware of the complications arising from closed schools, limited traveling possibilities, or health problems caused by the Covid-19 virus. That is why we have decided to move the deadline for the recording submission to the 8th of April 2021. We cannot move it any further, since the jury needs sufficient time to evaluate your performances. 

I wish all of you good luck with preparations for the competition.

Lenka Lipenska
Competition Directress

personal patronage

Mr. Josef Kozel, Pardubice Region Council member in charge of education, gives his personal patronage to 26th Heran Violoncello Competition. This gesture is proof of how much are both the competition and the heritage of cellist Bohus Heran appreciated in the Pardubice Region.

Dear friends of master Bohus Heran,

It is my pleasure to announce that for the 26th Heran Violoncello Competition we have received 34 applications. 20 young cellists from Czech Republic will compete with students from Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria and Mongolia. So the foreign participants are from 8 countries. We are very much looking forward to hear all the performances, albeit only via video recordings. 

I wish all of you good luck with preparations for the competition. 

 

Lenka Lipenska

competition director

26th Heran Violoncello Competition 2021 will take place online on the date as originally stipulated.

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: info@hvsuo.cz, the deadline for the submission is March 31st, 2021

Dear contestants

We would like to inform you that we are preparing for the 26th Heran Cello Competition and we are very much looking forward to, hopefully, see you in Usti nad Orlici. 
 
However, given the uncertain nature of the current situation, we are yet to decide whether to make the competition in person or online. This will be decided during February 2021. Therefore, I would like to ask you NOT to pay the registration fees yet - the amount will be decided later based on the form of the competition (this information will be available no later than 28th February 2021). The deadline for the payment will be 31st March 2021. Also, this year we are making an exception for foreign contestants, who will be allowed to pay the registration fee upon arrival. 
 
Best regards,
Lenka Lipenska
competition director

Information about the announcement of the competition

We would like to inform you about our plans to organize the next year of the Heran Violoncello Competition as planned, even though the situation around the spreading of COVID-19 is unclear at the moment.

Any adjustments or additional regulations, based on advice from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and Pardubice Region advisers, will be announced during spring 2021.

We sincerely hope that it will be possible to organize the competition and that Bohus Heran’s birthplace will host young talented musicians from the whole world.

I would like to thank all our partners who have decided to support our competition in the following year.

You are all welcome to join us for the 26th year of the competition.

On behalf of the team of organizers,
Lenka Lipenska
competition director

Main prizes of 25th Heran Violoncello Competition.

The title laureate of Heran Violoncello Competition in 2019 for the absolute winner

You Wu

The prize from the Czech National Radio for the laureate of the Heran Violoncello Competition

Radio recording with Czech Radio Vltava.

You Wu

The prize from the Bohuslav Martinu foundation for the best interpretation of Bohuslav Martinu Sonate No. 3, 1st movement in the 1st round of 4th category

Prize money 15 000,- CZK.
Petr Hamerský

The prize of Czech Musical Instruments company for the laureate of the competition

A gift package of violoncello accessories worth 10 000,- CZK.

You Wu

The prize from the Master Jaroslav Kocian foundation fund for the laureate of the competition

Prize money 5 000,- CZK.
You Wu

Prize from Bärenreiter Prague music publisher for laureate

Musical notation purchase in Bärenreiter Praha and Bärenreiter-Verlag Kassel worth 3 000,- CZK.
You Wu

The prize from the Master Jaroslav Kocian foundation fund for the winner in each category

Prize money 2 000,- CZK

Tsetsen Chinzorig, Mongolia (1st category)
Fryderyk Leon Midor, Poland (2nd category)
You Wu, Hungary (3rd  category)
Petr Hamerský, CZ - Prague (4th category)

Ing. Bohumil Bernasek Award, Pardubice Region Council member, for the best competitor from the Czech Republic

A prize.

Petr Hamerský

The Prize of Czech musical instruments company

25% discount voucher for one purchase (for holders of 1st prize in each category).

Tsetsen Chinzorig, Mongolia (1st category)
Fryderyk Leon Midor, Poland (2nd category)
You Wu , Hungary (3rd category)
Petr Hamerský, CZ - Prague (4th category)

The Prize of Czech musical instruments company

20% discount voucher for one purchase (for holders of 2nd prize in each category).

Udval Tumenjargal, Mongolia/Russia (1st category)
Aurelia Marie Faidley-Solars, USA  (1st category)
Kamila Šitinová, CZ – Liberec  (1st category)
Anna Tessa Timmer, Germany (2nd category)
Petra Meisl, CZ (3rd category)
Barbora Ciprianová,  CZ - Prague (3rd category)
Vladislav Mihailovich Nemtsov, Russia (3rd category)
Lukáš Mareček, ČR – Brno (3rd category)
Jarina Jaszniszki, Hungary (4th category)

The Prize of Czech musical instruments company

15% discount voucher for one purchase (for holders of the 3rd prize in each category).

Naďa Strnadová,  CZ - Prague (1st category)
Ella Schmalzl, Austria (1st category)
Naransoyombo Jin Hae, Mongolia (1st category)
Seo Yeon Lim,  CZ - Prague (2nd category)
Viktor Mráček,  CZ - Prague (2nd category)
Jovana Krmpot, Slovinia (3rd category)
MIsheel Unurbayasgalan, Mongolia (3rd category)
Natalie Hurníková,  CZ - Prague (3rd category)
Ábris Törő, Hungary (4th category)
Tomáš Urban,  CZ - Prague(4th category)

František Kinský prize, the New Chateau owner in Kostelec nad Orlici, for the best Czech competitor of each category

A ceremony concert invitation.

Kamila Šitinová, CZ –Liberec (1st category)
Seo Yeon Lim,  CZ - Prague (2nd category)
Viktor Mráček,  CZ - Prague (2nd category)
Petra Meisl, CZ (3rd category)
Petr Hamerský,  CZ - Prague (4th category)

Invitation for Little prodigies concert during music festival Znojmo 2019 for the extraordinary performance of a young player in the 1st or 2nd category (awarded by jury).

Kamila Šitinová, CZ –Liberec (1st category)
Fryderyk Leon Midor, Poland (2nd category)

The prize for the youngest participant.

Naransoyombo Jin Hae, Mongolia

The award from Ceske drahy, Czech Republic’s national conveyor, for the winner of one of the categories is a luxurious watch

Fryderyk Leon Midor, Poland (2nd category)
You Wu , Hungary (3rd category)

The award to the best piano accompanist.

Věra Langerová
Hana Louženská
Hana Forsterová

The laureate of 25th Heran Violoncello Competition

The laureate of 25th Heran Violoncello Competition is You Wu from Hungary, the competitor from the 3rd category. More information in Results.

2nd competition day in pictures