Jury Chair Flute 2023
Silvia Careddu made an auspicious start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56. Concours International de Musique de Genève. Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute for his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper.
Since November 2021, Silvia Careddu is Principal Flute of the Orchestre National de France, in Paris. She has been guest principal flautist as well with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2012 Silvia became artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, winner of the Echo-Preis 2015 for the Best German Orchestra.
Silvia Careddu is a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, flexible chamber music group with which she records for the Deutsche Grammophon.
She is regularly invited to important festivals as a soloist and as a chamber music partner (among which: Schleswig Holstein, Salzburg Festspiel, Cartagena, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Festival de Colmar, Styriarte).
Recently appointed flute professor at the École Normale de Musique "A. Cortot" in Paris, she teaches in Italy as well, at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. From 2009 to 2022, she taught at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" and at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, in Berlin. She has just been appointed professor at the Prestigious Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK) in Zurich.
She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and has served as juror for the Concours de Genève, the A. Nicolet Competition, the Premio Abbado, the Concours M. Larrieu, the Crussell International Competition and the Prague Spring International Music competition.
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy). She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinction.
She owes important influences and artistic impulses to A. Nicolet, R. Ghiani, R. Guiot, F. Souchard, E. Pahud.
Biography taken from www.silviacareddu.net (February 2023)
FLUTE 2023 | FINAL ROUND WITH ORCHESTRA
Saturday 4 November, Victoria Hall, Geneva
The finalists will perform the following works:
- W. A. Mozart: Andante in C Major, K. 315
- One concerto from the following list:
- M. A. Dalbavie: Flute concerto
- J. Ibert: Flute concerto
- C. Nielsen: Flute concerto
With the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
The Final Round is followed by the prize-giving ceremony
FLUTE JURY MEMBERS
Silvia Careddu, Chair
77th CONCOURS DE GENÈVE
FLUTE 2023 - SEMI-FINAL ROUND IN 3 PARTS
maximum 8 candidates
I. Recital (50-60 min): 45% of the evaluation
Free programme. The repertoire of the Solo Recital is at the free choice of the candidate. It must be constructed as a concert and explained by a programme note. The repertoire can include solo pieces and pieces with piano.
NB: The Recital should not exceed 60 minutes including the entrances/exits of the stage and the possible pauses.
II. Semi-Final: Chamber Music (approx. 45 min): 35% of the evaluation
- One baroque sonata with harpsichord from the following list:
- J. S. Bach: Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 (14’)
- J. S. Bach: Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035 (12’)
- C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in E Major, H 506, Wq 84 (14’)
- C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in D Major, H 505, Wq 83 (13’)
- W. F. Bach: Sonata in E minor, FK 32 (11’)
- M. Blavet: « La Vibray » Sonata n°2 in D minor, Op.2 (11’)
- M. Blavet: « La Lumagne » Sonata n°4 in G Major, Op.2 (12’)
- J. M. Leclair: Sonata n°2 in E minor, Op.9 (15’)
- J. M. Leclair: Sonata n°7 in G Major, Op.9 (11’)
- G. B. Platti: Sonata n°6 in G Major, Op.3 (11’)
- A. Jolivet: Chant de Linos for flute, string trio and harp (11’)
- K. Juillerat: Work commissioned by the Competition for flute, clarinet and piano (15-20’)
III. Semi-Final: Personal Artistic Project: 20% of the evaluation
Presentation and defense of a personal artistic project
77th CONCOURS DE GENÈVE
FLUTE 2023 - ONLINE RECITAL (45 min)
maximum 40 candidates
- F. Martin : Ballade for flute and piano (7’)
- One sonata for flute and piano from the following list:
- J.F. Barnett: Grand Sonata in G minor, Op.41 (19’)
- M. Bonis: Sonata (15’)
- P. Boulez: Sonatine (12’)
- M. Olbersleben: Fantaisie Sonata op.17 (21’)
- S. Prokofiev: Sonata (25’)
- C. Reinecke: Sonata Undine (25’)
- E. Schulhoff: Sonata (13’)
- C.M. Widor: Suite Op. 39 (19’)
- One contemporary work for flute solo from the following list:
- B. Furrer: Melodia (2020) (6’)
- M. Jarrell: Le point est la source de tout (2020)
- L. Lim: Bioluminescence (2019) (7’)
- P. Manoury: Saubresauts (2020) (7’)
- M. Pintscher: Beyond (2013) (12’)
- J. Widmann: Petite Suite (2016) (6’)
- Rest of the programme at free choice
NB: The recital should not exceed 45 minutes including entrances/exits to the stage and eventual pauses.
Semi-Final Round in 3 parts: maximum 8 candidates
Deadline for submitting videos: 10 July 2023