Summer Festival Cremona 2012


July 16 through July 28, 2012
@Camera Di Commercio
@Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena

· Masterclasses for violin, viola, marimba and composition
· 3rd International Solo Violin Competition
· Concerts for violin on July 26, 27 and 28

Hosted by the Camera di Commercio in Cremona

Masterclass professors

Ludwig Albert (marimba academy)
Mikhaïl Bezverkhny (violin & viola)
Hye-Woon Cho (violin)
Jan Van Landeghem (composition)
Gian Paolo Luppi (composition)
Jenny Spanoghe (violin & viola)
Robert Szreder (violin)
Dirk Verelst (violin)

Marimba academy assistants: Seung-Myoung Oh and Jim Lin

International Solo Violin Competition

Jury: Hye-Woon Cho, Mikhaïl Bezverkhny, Robert Szreder, Dirk Verelst (chairman) and Frederic Blockx (secretary)

Prize winners
1st prize: Clara Kim (USA)
2nd prize: Na-Yeoung Kim (Korea)
Maria Shalgina (Russia)
3rd prize: Gone Baik (Korea)


1st round (Monday, July 23)

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach — Adagio and Fuge from 1 of the 3 sonatas for solo violin (free choice)
  2. Niccolò Paganini — 2 caprices (free choice)
  3. Eugène Ysaÿe — 1 solo violin sonata (free choice)

2nd round (Tuesday, July 24)

  1. Paul Hindemith — sonata for solo violin opus 31 #2 (1924)
    1. Leicht bewegte Viertel
    2. Ruhig bewegte Achtel
    3. Gemächliche Viertel
    4. Fünf Variationen über das Lied "Komm, lieber Mai" v. Mozart
  2. Choice piece; one of the 8 pieces that made the final of the International Composition Competition 2012 organized by Sorodha:
    Sebastian Adams — Adenosine and Adrenaline (score | video)
    or Felix Ceunen — Cadenza e Vivace (score | video)
    or Takahiro Sakuma — Chain Reaction (score | video)
    or Li Jun — Dawn Breaking (score | video)
    or Marcos Fernández — Folk Odyssey (score | video)
    or Volker Ignaz Schmidt — 5 Haikus (score | video)
    or Jarosław Płonka — /Lightly Touch (score | video)
    or Luca Vago — Sonetto Onirico (score | video)
  3. Choice piece:
    Isang Yun — Kontraste (2nd movement)
    or Luciano Berio — Sequenza #8

Final round (Thursday, July 26)

  1. Choice piece:
    Béla Bartók — Solo sonata (Chaconne)
    or Sergei Prokofiev — Solo sonata opus 115 (complete)
  2. One solo piece of a maximum duration of 10 minutes (free choice)
    It is not allowed to repeat one of the pieces played in the 1st or 2nd round.