The Program

Discover the unfolding of this edition of the international competition

It took place in the following cities : Paris, Berlin, London, Moscow, New York and Tokyo.

The candidates who have been selected will draw their serial number in front of a member of the «Administration Committee of the Competition».

During the drawing of lots, if candidates are absent for a justified reason (and accepted by the Organization), their number will be drawn by a member of the «Administration Committee of the Competition».

The serial number given by the drawing of lots will not be modified unless absolutely necessary.

Eliminatory round (20 minutes)

November 2 & 3

- Johann-Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : Sonata for solo violin to choose from the BWV 1001, 1003, 1005

Eugene Ysaÿe (1858-1931) : Sonata n° 2  for solo violin in A moll "Jacques Thibaud" opus 27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) : Violin concerto n° 1 K. 207 in B Dur (with cadenza) - Allegro moderato

 

Semi Final (40 minutes)

November 5 & 6

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) : Violin sonata in G moll (1917)

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) : One fantasia for solo violin to choose from the 12 (TWV 40:14 to 40:25)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) : Fantasia for violin in C dur opus 131 (original version)

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) : Two caprices for solo violin to choose

Béla Bartok (1881-1945) : Sonata for solo violin Sz. 117 - Presto

 

Recital Final Test (60 minutes)

November 7

To choose from : 

a) Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) : Violin sonata n° 1 opus 75 or n° 2 opus 102

b) Robert Schumann (1810-1856) : Violin sonata n° 1 opus 105 or n° 2 opus 121

c) Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) : Violin sonata n° 1 opus 13 or n° 2 opus 108

d) Sergueï Prokofiev (1891-1953) : Violin sonata n° 1 opus 80 or n° 2 opus 94

e) Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) : Violin sonata in H moll P. 110

f) Richard Strauss (1864-1949) : Violin sonata in Es dur opus 18

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Violin sonata to choose from opus 12 n° 2 or n° 3 or n° 6 (opus 31 n° 1)

Camille Pépin (1990-) : Autumn Rhythm for violin and piano (world premiere)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) : Trio for violin, cello and piano n° 1 in H dur opus 99 - Andante un pocco mosso

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) : Le Boeuf sur le toit for violin and piano (with Honegger's cadenza)

 

Final with orchestra :

November 9 & 10

Two concertos to be chosen (one by list). At the end of the semi final, the jury will choose the work that the candidate will have to play.

List A : 

- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Violin concerto in D dur opus 61

- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) : Violin concerto in D dur opus 77

- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) : Violin concerto in D moll opus 47

List B : 

- Piotr Illitch Tchaïkovsky (1840-1893) : Violin concerto in D dur opus 35

- Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) : Violin concerto in A moll B. 108 opus 53

- Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) : Violin concerto in D moll opus 47

Imposed work : 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) : Violin concerto inC dur - Adagio

General Terms and conditions

General Terms and Conditions

GENERAL TERMS

 

1° The contest is open to young pianists of all nationalities born after 1 January 1988.

 

2° The Board of Directors of the contest shall rule without appeal on the candidates' admission.

 

3° The contest is composed of:


a) A preselection audition, before a jury (held in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pekin, New York).

 

b) Public Auditions in Paris (November 2018) :

         - Qualifying Auditions

         - Semi-finals

         - Two Final Auditions including : a recital and a concerto with orchestra

 

4° Any program attached to the registration form must be confirmed by a date specified.

 

5° The contest will give the candidates access to a rehearsal room where they can practice their piece prior to each audition and an accompanist with whom a rehearsal is offered. The candidate can come with his own accompanist. The pianist for the piano trio is imposed for the competition. 

 

 

6° A practice session and a final rehearsal will be held prior to the final audition with orchestra. All other auditions will be preceded by a rehearsal.

 

7° The pieces shall be performed from memory, with the exception of :

         - the imposed contemporary work (with the composer's agreement)

         - the sonata  (of the candidate’s choosing) 

 - the piano trio (of the candidate’s choosing) 


As of the qualifying auditions, the candidates shall not perform the same piece twice during the auditions, except for the final. The performances shall not last any longer than the indicated timing. Each piece must be played imperatively in its entirety. It is not possible to play only one isolated movement.


8° The contest’s auditions - in whole or in part only - as well as the final concert television without being subject to any form of compensation whatever may be recorded and broadcast live or pre-recorded on radio, online, or on television without being subject to any form of compensation whatsoever.  

 

9° By singing the registration form, the candidates agree to comply with the Rules and Regulations in full and undertake to fulfill their obligations with respect to the Prizes won.

 

 

10° The conteste cannot be held responsible for the material organization of the concerts offered to the winners. 

 

11° In the event of a dispute, only the French text of the Rules and Regulations shall be considered valid.



RULES & REGULATIONS

 

1. PRESELECTION IN-SITU

 

Auditions will take place in several cities. Candidates may only audition once. Registrations must be sent via the online form or by e-mail at : contact(at)long-thibaud-crespin.org

Registrations must be submitted before March 18th, 2018

A €100 fee is required to register.

The candidate must come with his or her accompanist at his own cost.

Although the program has no maximal duration, each candidate is expected to audition for 20 minutes and the jury reserves the right to interrupt the performance.

 

2. CONTEST

 

AUDITION DRAW

The selected candidates’ running order will be drawn by a contest board member, in the presence of the candidates. The resulting running order will be valid for the entire contest. The audition draw order can only be modified due to force majeure, subject to presentation of supporting documents. Each candidate chooses his or her program among the proposed choice. This choice will be definitive for the entire duration of the contest.

 

 

QUALIFYING AUDITIONS

The candidates will compete in the preliminary qualifying auditions following the running order determined by the draw. One rehearsal will be organized by the contest. The candidate can come with his or her  accompanist. The candidates will be allocated 20 minutes each and will have to choose their program among the proposed works.

 

SEMI-FINALS

The candidates will audition for the semi-finals following the running order determined by the draw. The candidate can come with his or her  accompanist. The candidates will be allocated 40 minutes each and will have to choose their program among the proposed works.

 

RECITAL FINAL

The candidates will compete in the final audition following the running order determined by the draw.

One rehearsal will be organized by the contest. A second rehearsal will be organized for the piano trio and the official accompanists. The candidate can come with his or her  accompanist.

 

The candidates will be allocated 60 minutes each and will have to choose their program among the proposed works.

 

CONCERTO FINAL

The candidates will compete in the concerto final following the running order determined by the draw.

One practice session and one final rehearsal will take place with the orchestra.

Each candidate will perform the concerto chosen for him or her by the jury further to the semi-finals and the imposed piece.

 

3. PRIZES

 

Only the first three Grand Prix winners can claim the title of “Grand Prix Jacques Thibaud”. The three following prize winners will bear the title of “Lauréat du Concours International de Violon Jacques Thibaud " (Prize Winner of the Marguerite Long International Piano Contest).

 

4. REGISTRATION

The application form and all supporting documents as required must be submitted before March 18th, 2018 by e-mail.

In addition to the completed application form, please send:

            - A curriculum vitae

    - A high definition recent photograph

            - A letter of recommendation from a professor 

    - A diploma at a conservatory

    - A photocopy of your ID card or passport  

    - Proof of registration fee payment via bank transfer.

A €100 registration fee (plus banking fee) is due in full and is non-refundable.

 

Candidate Expenses

 

The candidates selected to compete in the semi-finals will get 50% of their travel expenses reimbursed (i.e. up to a maximum of €500 for a round trip to Paris) upon presentation of supporting documents.


 

 





Accompanists

Pierre-Yves HODIQUE
(piano)
Guillaume SIGIER
(piano)
Kanae ENDO
(piano)
Guillaume BELLOM
(piano)
Yan LEVIONNOIS
(Violoncelle)
Pascal ROPHÉ
(Chef d'orchestre)
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
(France)

Videos

Discover the backstage and the performances of the 6 finalists

Discover the performances

You can see the performances of the 6 finalists during the recital and concerto finals on France Musique :

https://www.francemusique.fr/musique-classique/le-concours-long-thibaud-crespin-2018-violon-en-direct-66863

Backstage

Discover the backstage of the 2018 edition thanks to Medici.tv

Jury

Discover the jury of this competition.

Renaud CAPUÇON
President (France) See the biography of Renaud CAPUÇON
Alena BAEVA
(Russia) See the biography of Alena BAEVA
Kolja BLACHER
(Germany) See the biography of Kolja BLACHER
James EHNES
(Canada) See the biography of James EHNES
Martin ENGSTROEM
(Sweden) See the biography of Martin ENGSTROEM
Liana GOURDJIA
(Russia) See the biography of Liana GOURDJIA
Jean-Jacques KANTOROW
(France) See the biography of Jean-Jacques KANTOROW
Guillaume SUTRE
(France) See the biography of Guillaume SUTRE
Akiko SUWANAI
(Japan) See the biography of Akiko SUWANAI
Yan Pascal TORTELIER
(France) See the biography of Yan Pascal TORTELIER
Maxim VENGEROV
(Russia) See the biography of Maxim VENGEROV
Qian ZHOU
(Republic of Singapore) See the biography of Qian ZHOU

Prizewinners

Diana TISHCHENKO (Ukraine)
✪ 1st Grand Prize - Anima Music Foundation Prize - DakApp Prize - Warner Classics Prize
See the biography of Diana TISHCHENKO
Mayumi KANAGAWA (United States)
✪ 2nd Grand Prize - S.A.S le Prince de Monaco Prize
See the biography of Mayumi KANAGAWA
Dmitry SMIRNOV (Russia)
✪ 3rd Grand Prize - SACEM Prize
See the biography of Dmitry SMIRNOV
Louisa STAPLES (United Kingdom)
✪ 4th Grand Prize
See the biography of Louisa STAPLES
Arata YUMI (Japan)
✪ 5th Grand Prize
See the biography of Arata YUMI
Daniel KOGAN (Russie / Canada)
✪ 6th Grand Prize
See the biography of Daniel KOGAN

Candidates

Misako AKAMA (Japan)
See the biography of Misako AKAMA
christina BRABETZ (Germany)
See the biography of christina BRABETZ
Anna GÖCKEL (France)
See the biography of Anna GÖCKEL
Honoka KISHIMOTO (Japan)
See the biography of Honoka KISHIMOTO
Thomas LEFORT (France)
See the biography of Thomas LEFORT
Raphaëlle MOREAU (France)
See the biography of Raphaëlle MOREAU
Ribon AIDA (Japan)
See the biography of Ribon AIDA
I-Hao CHENG (Taiwan)
See the biography of I-Hao CHENG
Wendi Wang (China)
See the biography of Wendi Wang
Kana EGASHIRA (Japan)
See the biography of Kana EGASHIRA
Hiromi FUKUDA (Japan)
See the biography of Hiromi FUKUDA
Grégoire GIRARD (France)
See the biography of Grégoire GIRARD
Lusine HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia)
See the biography of Lusine HARUTYUNYAN
Marie-Astrid HULOT (France)
See the biography of Marie-Astrid HULOT
Mayuko ISHIGAMI (Japan)
See the biography of Mayuko ISHIGAMI
Yoko ISHIKURA (Japan)
See the biography of Yoko ISHIKURA
Yiying JIANG (China)
See the biography of Yiying JIANG
Jakub JUNEK (Czech Republic)
See the biography of Jakub JUNEK
Rachel KOBLYAKOV (United States)
See the biography of Rachel KOBLYAKOV
Jaeook LEE (South Korea)
See the biography of Jaeook LEE
Léo MARILLIER (France)
See the biography of Léo MARILLIER
Yukino NAKAMURA (Japan)
See the biography of Yukino NAKAMURA
Mayu NIHEI (Japan)
See the biography of Mayu NIHEI
Kyoko OGAWA (Japan)
See the biography of Kyoko OGAWA
Shuichi OKADA (France)
See the biography of Shuichi OKADA
Mayu OZEKI (Japan)
See the biography of Mayu OZEKI
Ashley PARK (United States)
See the biography of Ashley PARK
Ganghyeon PARK (South Korea)
See the biography of Ganghyeon PARK
David PETRLIK (France)
See the biography of David PETRLIK
Aoi SAITO (Japan)
See the biography of Aoi SAITO
Anna SAVKINA (Russie / Allemagne)
See the biography of Anna SAVKINA
Ryosuke SUHO (Japan)
See the biography of Ryosuke SUHO
Eimi WAKUI (Japan)
See the biography of Eimi WAKUI

Tickets

 

Eliminatory round : November 2nd & 3rd, 2018, salle Cortot, Paris

3 sessions : 10 am / 2 pm / 6 pm

Day ticket : 10€

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Pass 2 days for eliminatory round : 15€

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Free for all students, tickets to be removed 1 hour before the sessions and within the limit of available places.

 

Semi Final : November 5th & 6th, 2018, salle Cortot, Paris

November 5th

2 sessions : 4pm/ 7pm

Day ticket: 10€

Tickets : click here

 

November 6th

2 sessions : 10 am / 1:30 pm

Announcement of finalists from 16h

Day ticket: 10€

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Pass 2 days for semi final: 15€

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Free for all students, tickets to be removed 1 hour before the sessions and within the limit of available places.

 

Recital Final : November 7th, 2018,  Auditorium de Radio France, Paris

2 sessions : 3pm/ 8pm

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Tickets for 8pm : click here

Pass for the 2 Recital Finales : Click here

 

Concerto Final: November 9th & 10th, 2018, Auditorium de Radio France, Paris

Tickets November 9, 8pm : click here

Tickets November 10, 7pm : click here

Pass 2 days for Concerto Finales : click here