5th “Brin d’herbe” Competition 2013

5th « Brin d’herbe » Competition 2013 :

The 5th edition of the International competition of Orléans for youth « Brin d’herbe » was heald at the « Salle de l’Institut », from April 17 to 21, 2013.
The competition brought together 38 young pianists around the repertoire from 1900 to the present day. Three works for piano entitled “Pantomime, Irae et Impacts”, commissioned to the composer Bruno Giner, was premiered. The Jury, chaired by  Stevan Kovacs Tickmaye, awarded 17 prizes on all three levels of competition.

Dates :

From Wednesday, April 17 to Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Rules & Regulations :

All information regarding the organisation of the rounds and contest procedures are available in the Contest Program and Rules.

Members of the Jury :

  • Stevan Kovacs Tickmaye – Composer and pianist, France – President of the Jury
  • Vincenzo Balzani – Pianist, artistic director of many competition and Pianofriends association , Italia
  • Michel Runtz – Pianist, composer, France/Swiss
  • Marika Meshkuna–Slate – Pianist and Artistic director of YPN Competition, UK
  • Susanna Spaemann – Artistic director of Vienna Young Pianists Festival, Austria

    Prize List 2013 :

You can find the Prize List and laureates 2013 HERE.

Commissioned piece :

Titre : Pantomime, Irae et Impacts.
Compositeur : Bruno Giner

A mandatory piece of music has been commissioned by OCI to the composer Bruno Giner for each level of the competition (commission supported by the Région Centre). These are three pieces written for piano (three levels) untitled “Pantomime, Irae et Impacts”.

Drummer : Hélène Brana

“The sound is the initial vision of my work, fleeting, violent and definitive. And then… and then comes writing… a restless wandering full of ink and paper, an attempt to write in my own language  something I don’t know yet”

Born in Perpignan in 1960, Bruno Giner began his musical studies in Toulouse, then in his hometown and in Barcelona. In Paris, he regularly attended Pierre Boulez classes at the Collège de France and studied electro-acoustic and instrumental composition, successively with Luis de Pablo, Ivo Malec, and Brian Ferneyhough. Today, his work is played in numerous French and international festivals and by various contemporary music ensembles (Ensemble Hope, Aleph, Sic, Fa, L’instant donné, Grame, Nomos, Motus, Intercontemporain, Arditti Quartet, Klangheimlich, Frullato, Xasax, Ars Nova Nürnberg, Ixtla, Slowind).

His catalogue includes pieces for soloists, chamber, vocal and orchestral music, didactic pieces, etc. His music is carnal, occasionally virtuoso, and reveals an energy harnessed by the formalization of rigorous composition which does not exclude more empirical work on morphology and tonal material.

In 1998, Bruno Giner was awarded the Hervé Dugardin Price by the SACEM for his overall achievement. In 2014, he was awarded the Paul-Louis Weiller Price by the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France.

As a writer, Bruno Giner also contributed to musical periodicals, encyclopaedias and recording labels (The New Grove, La Lettre du Musicien, Les cahiers du CIREM, Musica falsa, Motus, Gallo, etc). In addition, he wrote various books: Musique contemporaine: le second vingtième siècle (Durand, 2000), Toute la musique ? (Autrement Junior, 2003), De Weimar à Térézine 1933-1945: l’épuration musicale (Van de Velde, 2006), Survivre et mourir en musique dans les camps nazis (Berg International, 2011), Le crin et le fusain (Istesso Tempo, 2012), Erik Satie. Parade. Chronique épistolaire d’une création (Berg International, 2013), Entartete Musik. Musiques interdites sous le IIIe Reich (with Elise Petit, Bleu Nuit, collection “Horizons”, 2015), Les Musiques pendant la guerre d’Espagne (with François Porcile, Berg International, 2015), Erik Satie (Bleu Nuit, collection “Horizons”, 2016), Kurt Weill (Bleu Nuit, 2018).

Bruno Giner

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