SIGNAL-priset

Nordic Brass Competition

Gävle, April 25–26 2024.

A Nordic competition for young brass musicians, age up to 27, with citizenship or resindency in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland or Iceland. The competition is open for Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone and Tuba.
The winner will be engaged as a professional soloist with Gävle Symphony Orchestra.

Final day for application, with video, is February 23, 2024.

Competition, after personal invitation, at Gävle Concert Hall April 25 and April 26, 2024. (The finale, April 26, will be with live audience.)

The competition is a part of the brass festival SIGNAL, April 22–28, 2024, in Gävle and is a collaboration with Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Gävle Concert Hall.

Pre-qualification round by video

Deadline: February 23, 2024

Trumpet
J. Haydn – Trumpet Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
J.N. Hummel – Trumpet Concerto 1st movement (can be played in E or Eb)

French Horn
W.A. Mozart – Horn Concerto No 4 1st+2nd movement
OR
Richard Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1 1st+2nd movement

Trombone
F. David – Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
L. Gröndahl – Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement

Bass Trombone
Lebedev – Concerto in One Movement
OR
Ernst Sachse – Bass Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement

Tuba
R. V-Williams – Tuba Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
John Williams – Tuba Concerto 1st+2nd movement

Round 2 and 3 LIVE

Round 2 and 3, after personal invitation, at Gävle Concert Hall: April 25 and April 26, 2024

Trumpet
Round 2 - April 25
J. Haydn – Trumpet Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
J.N. Hummel – Trumpet Concerto 1st movement (can be played in E or Eb)
Round 3 - April 26, finale, (with audience)
George Enescu - Legende
One unaccompanied solo piece composed after 1960

French Horn
Round 2 - April 25
W.A. Mozart – Horn Concerto No 4 1st+2nd movement
OR
Richard Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1 1st+2nd movement
Round 3 - April 26, finale, (with audience)
Robert Schumann - Adagio & Allegro
One unaccompanied solo piece composed after 1960

Trombone
Round 2 - April 25
F. David – Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
L. Gröndahl – Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement
Round 3 - April 26, finale, (with audience)
F. Martin - Ballade
One unaccompanied solo piece composed after 1960

Bass Trombone
Round 2 - April 25
Lebedev – Concerto in One Movement
OR
Ernst Sachse – Bass Trombone Concerto 1st+2nd movement
Round 3 - May 20, finale, (with audience)
Pierre Lantiere - Introduction, Romance et Allegro
One unaccompanied solo piece composed after 1960

Tuba
Round 2 - April 25
R. V-Williams – Tuba Concerto 1st+2nd movement
OR
John Williams – Tuba Concerto 1st+2nd movement
Round 3 - April 26, finale, (with audience)
Bruce Broughton - Sonata
One unaccompanied solo piece composed after 1960

Application
The competition is open for Nordic citizens only.
Make your application at muvac.com

Application deadline: February 23, 2024

Live audition by personal invitation.
All music is to be played with orchestra tuning

Further details about the competition can be obtained from
Mr Einar Ander, Orchestra Manager
Telephone: + 46 (0)70-625 66 36
E-mail: einar.ander@gavle.se