Carl Nielsen International
Chamber Music Competition 2019

for String Quartet & Wind Quintet

Copenhagen 15th - 19th October

Round 1
Round 2
Finale

Wind Quintets

Round 1

Wind Quintet

Tuesday October 15
DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR Byen Studio 2
  1. 1st movement from either Paul Taffanel: Wind quintet in g-minor (1876) or Otto Mortensen: Wind quintet (1944).
  2. Two movements from Franz Danzi: Wind quintet in B-flat major or g- minor or F-major.
  3. Prelude and Theme with Variations from Carl Nielsen: Wind quintet, op. 43 (1922)
Free access to Round 1 - reserve ticket here

Wind Quintets

Round 1

String Quartet

Wednesday October 16
DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR Byen Studio 2
  1. A string quartet by Joseph Haydn to be chosen from op. 74 or 76 or 77.
  2. 1st and 2nd movement from a string quartet by Carl Nielsen, to be chosen from: op. 13 in g-minor, or op. 5 in f-minor, or op. 14 in E-flat major or op. 44 in F-major.
Free access to Round 1 - reserve ticket here

Wind Quintets

Round 2

Wind Quintet

Thursday 17 October
The Royal Library, The Queen’s Hall
  1. A commissioned wind quintet by the young Danish composer Esben Nordborg Møller. The work will be provided to the ensembles one month before the competition starts.
  2. Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik op. 24 or György Ligeti: 6 Bagatellen
  3. One movement from Arnold Schönberg: Quintet op. 26 or two movements from Kalevi Aho: Wind Quintet no.1 or no. 2
Free access to Round 2

The selected wind quintets for Round 2 will be announced on Tuesday evening 15 October

Wind Quintets

Round 2

String Quartet

Friday 18 October
The Royal Library, The Queen’s Hall
  1. A commissioned string quartet by the young Danish composer Matias Vestergård Hansen. The work will be provided to the ensembles one month before the competition starts.
  2. A string quartet chosen from among those by Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Smetana, Grieg and Sibelius.
  3. A string quartet chosen from among those by Debussy, Ravel, Bartók, Shostakovich or Rued Langgaard: String Quartet no. 2 BVN 145 or String Quartet no. 3 BVN 183 or Vagn Holmboe: String Quartet no. 2 op. 47 or String Quartet no. 8 op. 87.
Free access to Round 2

The selected string quartets for Round 2 will be announced on Wednesday evening 16 October.

Wind Quintets

Finale

Wind Quintet

Saturday 19 October
The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Concert Hall
  1. A work of the ensemble’s choice
  2. Jean Françaix: Wind quintet no. 1 or Jørgen Jersild: At spille I skoven, Serenade
  3. Carl Nielsen: Wind quintet, op. 43
    free download of facsimile edition
Tickets

The selected wind quintets for the Final will be announced on Thursday evening 17 October

Wind Quintets

Finale

String Quartet

Saturday 19 October
The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Concert Hall
  1. A string quartet by Carl Nielsen to be chosen from op. 13 in g-minor,or op.5 in f-minor,or op.14 in E- flat major or op. 44 in F-major.
  2. A string quartet by Beethoven to be chosen from op. 59, op. 127, op. 130, op. 131, op. 132, op. 135
    or Schubert: String quartet no. 14 in d-minor, D 810, Death and the Maiden
    or Schubert: String quartet no. 15 in G-major, D 887.
Tickets

The selected string quartets for the Final will be announced on Friday evening 18 October.