Rules and

Rules and Regulations
The 16th International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition

1. The competition will take place from March 30th – April 1st, 2019, at the Henryk Wieniawski School
of Music, ul. Solna 12, 61-736 Poznań, Poland, tel. +48 61 852 28 55. The organizers can be contacted
by e-mail at;
2. The competition is organized by the Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competitions Association and by
the Jarmołowicz Arts Agency. Co-organizers are the Henryk Wieniawski School of Music in Poznań
and the Mieczysław Karłowicz School of Music in Poznań.
3. Only violinists born later than December 31st, 2000, are eligible for the competition. (With a date of
birth in 2001 and younger).
4. Contestants will be judged by a jury chosen by the organizers. The competition will be chaired by
Professor Michał Grabarczyk.
5. There will be two stages to the competition:
 Stage I: Each contestant will perform one of the 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass by Georg
Philipp Telemann and one piece of the contestant’s choice for violin with piano or solo violin.
Cyclic works such as suites, sonatas, concertos or parts thereof are not permitted at this stage.
Performance of the selection for Stage I should last not longer than 20 minutes.
 Stage II: Each contestant will perform the first or the second and third movements of any chosen
violin concerto.
6. The selections should be played from memory. The use of original editions of the
12 Fantasias (e.g. Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel, 1955) is recommended. The selection of works by Polish
composers is also recommended.
7. The rules for awarding scores and prizes will be determined by the jury according to a separate set of
regulations. Decisions of the jury are final.
8. Contestants will perform in alphabetical order, beginning with a contestant chosen by the drawing of
9. No later than December 15th, 2018, candidates should submit:
a. completed application form;
b. photocopy of proof of payment;
c. candidate photo;
d. signed statement of consent to the processing of personal data pursuant to GPDR/RODO and
consent to the transfer of image rights use and copyright to artistic renditions of works.
The application form should be filled out legibly without the use of abbreviations. A short artistic
biography of the applicant and an evaluation by her/his teacher should be included. The information
about the applicant given in the application form should be confirmed by the principal of the
applicant's school.
10. Completed application form, proof of payment, candidate photo and signed consent forms should be
sent electronically to;
11. The entry fee is 40 euro. It will not be refunded in the case of a contestant’s withdrawal.
The fee must be paid by December 15th, 2018, to the following account:
 account name: Agencja Artystyczna Jarmołowicz
 bank name: Santander Bank Polska S.A.
 account number: PL 76 1090 1362 0000 0000 3615 0229
12. Submission of an application form automatically implies consent to these rules and regulations.
13. The organizers reserve the right to limit the number of contestants.
14. Participants are liable for their own travel and accommodation costs.
15. The organizers do not guarantee the presence of an accompanist, however, they will provide contact
details of pianists collaborating with the Competition.
16. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31st, 2019. This notification will include the date
and time of the contestant's performance as well as information on room and board availability.
17. Contest winners are obliged to take part in the final gala concert.
18. The competition will conclude with a gala concert featuring the competition winners and a prize-giving