Supported by Cultural Committee of
Saint-Petersburg
II International competition for young harpists
"Crystal Key"
From 9 to 15 November 2019
Artistic director
Honored Artist of Russia Yury Alexandrov

Competition Partners

Competition program

"A" age group

Auditions are held in two stages.

  • First stage: two or three varying pieces (total time not more then 10 min.)
  • Second stage: two or three varying pieces (total time not more than 15 min.)

Repetition of one piece from the first round is allowed.

Possible to perform the program on the lever harp.

"B" age group

Auditions are held in three stages.

First stage.

  1. A classical piece by European composer. (John Parry,C.Obertur,F.Nadermann , ect.)
  2. Any piece of Russian composer. (R. Glier, K. Erdely, M. Mtchedelov, P. Tchaikovsky, ect.)

Second stage.

  1. Any concert piece by harpist-composer (A.Zabel, K.Erdely, Ch. Bochsa ect.)
  2. One piece participants free choice.

Third stage.

  1. One piece- duration not less than 7 min. and not more than 15 min. , participant’s choice.
  2. Concert piece participants choice.

 "C" age group

Auditions are held in three stages.

First stage.

  1. Composition of Baroque or Classical period (I.S. Bach, G.F. Hendel, J. Haydn, ect.)
  2. One of M.I.Glinka pieces: one of nocturnes or Variations on Mozart’s theme ( any edition)
  3. Concert piece participants choice.

Second stage.

  1. Сoncert piece of 20 th century. (J-M. Damase , A-F. Marescotti, C. Salsedo, Hindemith, B.Britten ,J. Tailleferre, Nino Rota, D.Watkins, ect.)
  2. Any fantasy on themes from the operas. (Rigoletto, Faust, Evgeny Onegin, ect., or one of fantasies on opera themes by Ch-N. Bochsa, F. Nadermann, E.Parish-Alvars.)
  3. Prokofiev Prelude C-dur.

Third stage.

  1. Concert piece participants choice.
  2. Ravel Introduction and Allegro ( ensemble for accompaniment is provided )

(total time not more then 25min.)