The International Franz Cibulka Music Competition is meant to spread the compositions of the Styrian composer Franz Cibulka (1946-2016) and support musicians who strive for an international career.
The competition, which is supposed to alternately focus on solo and chamber music interpretations of Franz Cibulka’s compositions over the years, was announced for the very first time in 2018 and in chamber music the following year – each with different solo instruments and ensemble casts.
Flutecarin – Concertino for flute (flute, alto flute, piccolo) and wind orchestra (2005)
The compulsory piece needs to be performed in the first round as well as in the final.
All musicians born in 1990 or later are allowed to enter the competition.
The following documents need to be sent, by post or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), to the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatorium of Styria, Entenplatz 1b, 8020 Graz and must be received by 1st June 2020 at the latest:
Attention: Musical CV and letter of recommendation will only be accepted in German.
The confirmation of admission as well as the audition dates will be announced on 15th July 2020 at the latest.
The entrance fee is 110 € and needs to be paid into the following account by 1st June 2020:
Steirischer Blasmusikverband (IBAN: AT40 3800 0000 0448 8011, BIC: RZSTAT2G).
As soon as the confirmation of admission has been received, payment cannot be refunded in case of the candidate’s inability to appear or his/her refusal. However, the payment will be refunded if the competition committee rejects the candidate’s participation.
The competition will take place from 11th – 14th October 2020 in Graz.
The first round with piano accompaniment, in which the compulsory piece needs to be performed, takes place on 11th and 12th October 2020 in the Fux-Hall of the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Konservatorium, Nikolaigasse 2, 8020 Graz. If required, an accompanist will be present, who is available for a rehearsal in advance.
The final, in which the best four candidates will perform their compulsory piece with orchestral accompaniment, and the following award ceremony, will take place on 14th October 2020 at 7 p.m. in Stefaniensaal, Sparkassenplatz 1, 8010 Graz. Not only the first round but also the final with be open for visitors.
The finalists will get the chance to rehearse with the competition orchestra (Styrian Youth Brass-Band Music Orchestra) on 13th October 2020.
(Hungarian flautist and conductor, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music)
(Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, University of music and performing arts Graz)
(Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
(Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, University of music and performing arts Graz)
Salvador Martínez Tos
(Orchestra of Valencia, Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid)
(Tyrolean Musical Director)
1st Prize € 5,000
2nd Prize € 3,000
3rd Prize € 2,000
The prize money will be provided by the Styrian State Government and ceremoniously handed over by one of its representatives.
Additionally, the prizewinner will receive the Franz-Cibulka-Medal as a special award.
Responsible body of the “International Fran Cibulka Music Competition”:
Sabrina Csrnko MA MA
(Music schools Murau and Liezen)
Univ. Prof. Mag. Bertram Egger
(University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz)
MDir. MMag. Dr. Wolfgang Jud
(Music school Bärnbach, Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatorium)
(Styrian Brass Band Association)
Dir. Mag. Eduard Lanner
Eva und Michael Cibulka
Dir.Mag. Eduard Lanner
Department of the Styrian State Government
Department 6 Education and Society
8020 Graz, Entenplatz 1b
Tel.: 0316/877-6170, 0676/8666-0298
Queries regarding the invitation will only be answered via email