Thursday, April 23, 2009

Competition, Competition - 2009 Strings International Music Festival Competitions

2009 Strings International Music Festival Competitions

Attention Stringswe have already posted about the Strings International Music Festival’s online video Facebook music competition, which is open to alumni, new Strings, prospective Strings, and the musical public.

Strings International Music Festival is also pleased to announce 2 other upcoming competitions for Strings music program members only.

The Concerto Competition (open only to musicians enrolled in our music camp program for 2009): Musicians participating in the competition must be ready to perform with orchestra if selected. This event is one of the most intense of the performance opportunities at Strings 2009. Repertoire must be performed by memory and readily available for orchestral accompaniment. Please note that rehearsal with faculty accompanist will constitute preliminary round. Rehearsals may be scheduled as early as Sunday, June 14, so please insure that you arrive at the festival ready to perform competition repertoire. Final rounds are performed in public at an evening concert event at Bryn Mawr College. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected to represent Strings 2009 as a soloist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra!

The Bach Double and Vivaldi Competition (open only to musicians enrolled in our music camp program for 2009): Violin students will be given an opportunity at the Strings 2009 International Music Festival to compete for an on-stage duo concerto performance at the Kimmel Center – or other Philadelphia area venue - with Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violinist, Philadelphia Orchestra, or other member of The Philadelphia Orchestra! To qualify for this competition, violin students must prepare by memory either the first, second, or third movement of the Bach Double Violin Concerto, 2 violin part. One winner will be chosen for each movement. Cello students must perform by memory the first movement of the Vivaldi Concerto in B Flat Major - F.IV, n.2 for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra.

For more information on the competitions and how to register for the 2009 summer music camp season at Strings International Music Festival, visit our website at, or email

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