21th International Organ Competition for the Wiesbaden Bach-Prize 2018

Prix Bach d'orgue de Wiesbaden

Lutherkirche Wiesbaden, January 11th-13th 2018

Internationaler Orgel-Wettbewerb um den Bachpreis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden Deutsche Version        

 

Announcement of the 2007 International Organ Competition for the Wiesbaden Bach-Prize as Pdf Flyer as Pdf document

 

In connection with the 22th Wiesbaden Bach Festival (Wiesbadener Bachwochen), an international organ competition will take place. The following prizes will be awarded:

EUR 6.000   1st Prize (Bach-Prize), includes a contract to play an organ concert in the 23th Wiesbaden Bach Festival 2019 (donated by Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden).
EUR 4.000   2nd Prize (donated by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst)
EUR 2.500   3rd Prize

Costs for travel and accommodation are to be covered by the participants. Participants, who reach the second round, will be refunded expenses of EUR 150,-.

 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION / ENTRY

Young organists of all nations can participate, who are not over 30 years of age by December 31st 2017 (i.e. were born after January 1st 1988). Organists who study with any of the jurors are excluded from the organ competition. Semi-final and final competitions are public, and can be recorded. Participants will not receive payment in the case of a recording.

The jury is not obligated to award prices. Prices cannot be split but can be awarded twice, limited by the total available price money. The jury verdict cannot be appealed.

The competition is limited. After registration date, the Organizational Committee will choose 12 participants from the registered candidates.

 

Entry has to be effected until November 1st 2017 to

      Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Gesellschaft Wiesbaden
      Bernhard-Schwarz-Str. 25
      D-65201 Wiesbaden/Germany
      Tel/Fax 0611-20890
      e-mail: info@bach-wiesbaden.de

 

Please enclose:

  • completed registration form (download)
  • photocopy of passport
  • certificates concerning the musical education (as copies)
  • musical resumé/cv
  • artist's portait photo

Chosen participants pay a registration fee of EUR 100,-. This will be reimbursed on the first competition day.

 

REALIZATION AND ORDER OF EVENT

The organ competition will take place in 3 rounds on both organs of the Lutherkirche, Wiesbaden. Registrants will not be provided; you can be accompanied by your own register assistant. However, it is customary for the participants to help one another.

 

In the Preparatory Round on Thursday, January 11th 2018, all participants must play following pieces:

a) Georg Böhm: Praeludium and Fugue C Major K
b) Johann Sebastian Bach: Two „Schübler-Choräle“ (own choice from „Wo soll ich fliehen hin“, „Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ“, „Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter“ K
c) Sigfrid Karg-Elert: 2-3 Chorale Improvisations from op.65 (own choice, duration 8 min. ) W

 

The 6 best participants will play the following pieces in the Semi-finals on Friday, January 12th 2018 in the morning
and afternoon:

a) Johann Sebastian Bach: Praeludium and Fugue A Minor BWV 543 K
b) Olivier Messiaen: from „L’ Ascension“: „II. Alléluias sereins“ K
c) Julius Reubke: Fugue from „Sonata on the 94th Psalm“ W

 

The Final round will take place on Saturday, January 13th 2018 as a public concert. The 3 best players of the
semi-finals will compete on ranking. Following pieces must be played:

a) Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue C Minor BWV 582 K
b) György Ligeti: Étude No. 2 „Coulee“ K/W
c) Max Reger: Fantasia (not the Fugue) on B-A-C-H op.46 W

 

N.B.  Works marked with "K" are to be played on the Klais organ. Works with "W" are to be played on the Walcker organ.

 

The order in which the participants play is to be determined every day by the drawing of lots. The participants will play anonymously. The Jury will not know the names nor the order of playing. Participants who arrive too late, cannot compete. The Jury's decisions will be made in a closed sitting and are irreversible and final. The Jury has the right not to award a prize or to divide a prize. Members of the Organizational Committee will not be in the Jury. Correspondence between the Organizational Committee and participants will be in English or German. All participants accept the present regulation.

 

Jury:

1. Bine Brynsdorf (Copenhagen)
2. Gerhard Gnann (Mainz)
3. Martin Schmeding (Leipzig)
4. Christian Schmitt (Stuttgart)

 

Organizational Committee:
Jörg Endebrock, Martin Lutz, Wiesbaden

 


 

Lutherkirche Wiesbaden Klais Organ (1978)

I. Rückpositiv C-a³ II. Hauptwerk C-a³ III. Schwellwerk C-a³ Pedal C-f'
Holzgedeckt 8' Bordun 16' Rohrflöte 8' Principal 16'
Quintade 8' Principal 8' Gamba 8' Subbaß 16'
Principal 4' Spitzflöte 8' Vox coelestis (ab c) 8' Quinte 10 2/3'
Rohrflöte 4' Bifaria 8' Fugara 4' Octave 8'
Octave 2' Octave 4' Blockflöte 4' Spielflöte 8'
Waldflöte 2' Holztraverse 4' Nasard 2 2/3' Tenoroctave 4'
Larigot 1 1/3' Superoctave 2' Octavin 2' Rohrpfeife 2'
Sesquialtera 2f. (ab d) 2 2/3' Cornet 5f. ab gs 8' Terz 1 3/5' Hintersatz 4f. 2 2/3'
Scharff 4f. 2/3' Mixtur 5fach 1 1/3' Sifflet 1' Posaune 16'
Holzregal 16' Trompete 16' Plein jeu 4f. 2' Holztrompete 8'
Cromorne Tremulant 8' Trompete 8' Hautbois 8'    
        Clairon harmonique
Tremulant
4'    

Schleifladen mit mechanischer Spieltraktur, elektrische Registertraktur mit 3.168 Setzer-Kombinationen in vier Abteilungen (drei davon mit Schaltschlüssel absperrbar) über acht Schaltungen A-H und 99 Gruppenschaltungen abrufbar. Speichermöglichkeit über Disketten-Laufwerk – bitte Disketten mitbringen! Normalkoppeln, Cymbelstern. Parallelpedal ds unter ds’.

 

Walcker Organ (1911)
restored by Klais 1987

I. Hauptwerk C-a³ II. Seitenwerk C-a³ III. Schwellwerk C-a³ Pedal C-f'
Bordun 16' Gedeckt (Tr.) 16' Quintatön 16' Principal 16'
Principal 8' Geigenprincipal 8' Principal 8' Violonbaß 16'
Gamba 8' Salicional 8' Echo Gamba 8' Subbaß 16'
Flauta major 8' Rohrflöte 8' Lieblich Gedackt 8' Gedecktbaß (Tr.) 16'
Gemshorn 8' Viola 8' Flauto dolce 8' Quinte  10 2/3'
Gedeckt 8' Fugara 4' Spitzflöte 8' Flötenbaß 8'
Octave 4' Flauto dolce 4' Quintatön 8' VVioloncello (Tr.) 8'
Rohrflöte 4' Doublette 2' Aeoline 8' Choralbaß 4'
Octave 2' Harmonia aetheria 4f. 2 2/3' Voix céleste 8' Baßflöte (Tr.) 4'
Mixtur 3f. 2 2/3' Klarinette 8' Viola 4' Posaune 16'
Cornett 3-5f. 2 2/3'     Traversflöte 4' Trompete (Tr.) 8'
Trompete 8'     Flautino 2'    
        Mixtur 3-4f. 2'    
        Basson 16'    
        Oboe 8'    
        Trompete harmonique 8'    
        Clairon Tremolo 4'    

Taschen-, Kegel-, Membranladen mit elektropneumatischer Traktur. Normalkoppeln, Super II/P, Super II/I, 2 freie Kombinationen, 1 freie Pedalkombination. Zungeneinzelabsteller, Handregister ab. Walze, Schweller III.Manual. Organo pleno.

  


 

Winners of the Wiesbaden Bach-Prize

2016

1. Prize:       Michal Kocot, Poland
2. Prize:       Sul Bi Yi, South Korea
3. Prize:       Mona Rozdestvenskyte, Lithuania

2014
1. Prize:       Marius Mack, Germany
2. Prize:       Lisa Hummel, Germany
3. Prize:       Angela Metzger, Germany

2012
1. Prize:       not awarded
2. Prize:       Johannes Zeinler, Austria
3. Prize (split): Anna Pikulska, Poland
3. Prize (split): Martin Rabensteiner, Italy

2009
1. Prize:       Anna-Victoria Baltrusch, Berlin
2. Prize:       Balázs Szabó, Budapest/Würzburg
3. Prize:       Winfried Lichtscheidel, Friedrichshafen

2007
1. Prize:       Lukas Stollhof, Stuttgart
2. Prize:       Christian Barthen, Saarbrücken
3. Prize:       Verena Zahn, Bad Schwalbach

2005
1. Prize:       Andrew R. Dewar, London
2. Prize:       Linda Sitková, Prag
3. Prize:       Michael Schneider, Frankfurt

2003
suspended

2001
1. Prize:       Rudolf Müller, Würzburg
2. Prize:       Byong-Suk Moon, Detmold
3. Prize:       Jooyong Choi, Seoul

1999
1. Prize:       Christian Schmitt, Saarbrücken
2. Prize:       Winfried Kleindopf, Leipzig
3. Prize:       Hue-Am Park, Berlin

1997
1. Prize:       Gunther Rost, Würzburg
2. Prize:       Christoph Hamm, Bonn
3. Prize:       Markus Lehnert, Saarbrücken

1995
1. Prize:       Carsten Wiebusch, Essen
2. Prize:       Andreas König, Fürth
3. Prize:       Markus Eichenlaub, Herxheim

1993
1. Prize:       not awarded
2. Prize (split): Torsten Laux, Ingelheim
2. Prize (split): Reiner Oster, Saarbrücken
3. Prize:       Rie Hiroe, Hannover

1991
1. Prize (split): Tomasz Adam Nowak, Warschau
1. Prize (split): Willi Kronenberg, Köln
2. Prize:       not awarded
3. Prize:       Paul Theis

1989
1. Prize:       Jürgen Sonnentheil, Cuxhaven
2. Prize:       Natsujo Kaji, Hamburg
3. Prize:       Frank Volke, Düsseldorf

1987
1. Prize:       Kiyoshi Nakauchi, Düsseldorf
2. Prize:       Martin Seiwert, Völklingen
3. Prize:       Ulrich Schwarze, Freiburg

1985
1. Prize:       not awarded
2. Prize:       Jürgen Sonnentheil, Cuxhaven
3. Prize:       Helmut Freitag, Saarbrücken

1983
1. Prize:       Bernhard Haas, Siegburg
2. Prize:       Stefan Palm, Köln
3. Prize:       Gerhard Jentschke, Zweibrücken

1981
1. Prize:       Ronald Stolk, Voorburg
2. Prize:       not awarded
3. Prize:       Gerhard Jentschke, Zweibrücken

1979
1. Prize:       Annik Chevalier, Marseille
2. Prize:       Pascale Mélis, Marseille
3. Prize:       Viviane Loriaut, Marseille

1977
1. Prize:       Margareta Hürholz, Köln
2. Prize:       Martin Tiemann, Stuttgart
3. Prize:       Heiner Graßt, Essen