Calendar of the competition

13 September 2021, 8PM

Opening Ceremony  – Gheorghe Dima  Music Academy Concert Hall

The presentation of the jury

Drawing lots of the entrance in the competition

14 September 2021, 9.40AM

Round 1 –  Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall

Compulsory piece:

 Luca Marenzio – Gia torna

With the participation of a double quintet from the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

14 September, 3PM – Free masterclasses

Patrick Russill –Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London

Cornel Groza, Permanent Conductor of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

Mihaela Cesa- Goje, Assoc. Prof. at the Gheorghe Dima National Academy of Music

15 September 2021, 9.40AM, 6.30PM

Round 2 – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall

Compulsory pieces:

1. Luca MarenzioTribus miraculis 

2. Gheorghe DimaLăudați pe Domnul (Praise the Lord) from Liturgy in G Major 

Pieces to be drawn

1. Max RegerNachtlied from Acht geistliche gesänge, op. 138

2. Edward ElgarThe shower

3. Adrian PopHic canit hymnus

4. Alexandru Murariu: Knots, world premiere. Piece commisioned by the competition

With the participation of Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir, permanent conductor, Cornel Groza

16 September, 10AM

Semifinal– Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall

Compulsory piece

 1. Gerson De Sousa Batista – Quarantine ( piece awarded with  the first prize in the Gheorghe Dima Internationa Competition, edition 18, 2020 – Composition section

Pieces to be drawn

1. Claude DebussyDieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder! from Trois Chansons

2. Hugo WolfResignation din Sechs Geistliche Lieder

3. Samuel BarberThe Coolin – ReincarnationsOp. 16: III from The Fair Haired One

ed. G. Schirmer

4. Paul Hindemith: IV – Printemps and V En hiver from Six Chanssons

With the participation of Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir, permanent conductor, Cornel Groza

16 September, 7.30PM

Final of the competition – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall

Final concert

Prize awarding ceremony

With the participation of Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir, permanent conductor, Cornel Groza

17 September –10AM,  Free masterclasses

The masterclasses will be held by:

Patrick Russill –Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London 

Nils Schweckendiek Conducting professor at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

Cornel Groza, Permanent Conductor of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

Mihaela Cesa Goje – Assoc. Prof. at the Gheorghe Dima National Academy of Music