Rules and

Rules and Regulations

The 15th International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition

1. The competition will take place on March 24th – 26th, 2018, 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 students born later than December 31st, 1999, are eligible for the competition.
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 lots.
9. No later than till December 15th, 2017, candidates should submit:
a. filled application form and the photocopy of the proof of fee payment;
b. photo of the candidate (it should be sent via e-mail to the organizers).
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. Applications should be posted to the following address: Poznańska Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła
Muzyczna I st. nr 1, ul. Solna 12, 61-736 Poznań, Poland, marking the envelope Telemann
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, 2017, to the following account:
 account name: Agencja Artystyczna Jarmołowicz
 bank name: Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.
 account number: PL 76 1090 1362 0000 0000 3615 0229
12. By entering the competition, entrants agree that the organizer may store, process and publish
their personal data and image for the purposes of the competition.
13. The organizers reserve the right to limit the number of contestants.
14. The organizers will not provide accompanists. Costs of travel, room and board are the
responsibility of the contestant or the contestant’s sponsor.
15. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31st, 2018. This notification will include the
date and time of the contestant's performance as well as information on room and board
16. Contest winners are obliged to take part in the final gala concert.
17. The competition will conclude with a gala concert featuring the competition winners and a prizegiving ceremony.