WWECC 2021 auditions start on December 3rd!

Auditions of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition 2021 – the second edition of the international competition for brass band conductors – will begin on 3 December!

The competition consists of four stages. The first stage was held in an online format. Based on recordings sent by 43 participants, the jury selected 20 best conductors who will take part in the stationary auditions. The participants will be judged by an international jury chaired by Prof. Janusz Przybylski.

The second stage will take place on the 3rd of December (from 17:00 to 21:00) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (K. Szymanowski Auditorium-Cinema Hall). The conductors will be accompanied by two pianists and the performance will include Zygmunt Noskowski’s Symphonic Poem Step and Joseph Haydn’s Military Symphony in G Major No. 100.

The third stage will take place on December 4th (morning session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evening session from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) also at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. The conductors will lead the Wind Chamber Orchestra. The repertoire will include Charles Gounod’s Petite symphonie pour vents.

The competition finals will be held at the Ursynów Cultural Centre Alternatywy on Sunday, 5 December (from 16:00 to 17:45). The three best conductors selected on the basis of the results obtained in the second and third stage will conduct the Concert Wind Orchestra of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces. The repertoire for the finale will include works awarded during the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020: Madonna of the Lilies by Jared Destro and Double Third Festival by Jiazi Shang.

The culmination will be the Gala Concert of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 combined with the announcement of the laureates of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition 2021. The Gala will take place on the 5th of December at 7 p.m. in the Ursynów Cultural Centre Alternatywy. The concert will feature premiere performances of works awarded in the Polish and international categories of the composition competition as well as performances by laureates of the conducting competition. Concert will be performed by two orchestras: Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra and the Concert Wind Orchestra of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces.

Admission to all events is free and auditions are open to the public. Free tickets for the Gala Concert are available on the website of the Ursynów Cultural Centre Alternatywy. The Gala will be broadcast online on the YouTube channel of Warsaw Wind Music Association.

The event is organized by the Warsaw Wind Music Association. Partners are: Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces, Ursynów Cultural Centre Alternatywy, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and PWM Edition. The event is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland within the framework of the Music programme. Media patronage over the Competition was extended by: Presto Magazine, Polish Radio RDC, Polish Chapter of the International Military Music Society and internet portals: Brass Orchestras and Wind Band Press.

Details can be found on the competition website: www.warsawwinds.pl.

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