Awards

String Soloists' Award

Details String Soloists' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant in the Masterclass for String Soloists. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld, Vienna. Prize money: € 2,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Wednesday, 25 August, in Semmering

Participation: all string players

Wind Instrument Players' Award

Details Wind Instrument Players' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant or a participating ensemble in the Masterclasses for Wind Instrument Soloists and Ensembles. Prize money: € 1,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 26 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all wind players

Pianists' Award

Details Pianists' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant in the Masterclass for Piano. Sponsored by L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH, Vienna /Wr. Neustadt. Prize money: € 1,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 26 August

Participation: all pianists

Chamber Music Award

Details Chamber Music Award

donated for an outstanding chamber music performance: strings or strings & piano. Sponsored by the Joseph Haydn Department of Chamber Music and Contemporary Music  at the mdw, Vienna. Prize money: € 1,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 26 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all chamber musicians

Antonín Reicha Award

Details Antonín Reicha Award

for wind instrument players
donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Antonín Reicha or another representative work from the repertoire of Czech Classicism for wind instruments, solo or ensemble. Sponsored by Nadace Život Umĕlce, Prague. Prize money: € 2,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 26 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all wind players

Georges Cziffra Award

Details Georges Cziffra Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a work by Georges Cziffra. Sponsored by Foundation Cziffra Austria, Vienna. Prize money: € 1,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 25 August

Participation: all pianists

Artis Quartet Award

Details Artis Quartet Award

donated for an outstanding performance / interpretation of a participating string quartet. Sponsored by ARTIS Quartet, Vienna. Prize money: € 1,000.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday 26 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all string quartets

Piano Chamber Music Award

Details Piano Chamber Music Award

donated for an outstanding chamber music performance: strings and piano.
Sponsored by Yamaha Music Europe, Branch Austria. Prize money: € 1,000

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 26 August in Reichenau.

Participation: piano trios

Interpretation Award Contemporary Music

Details Interpretation Award Contemporary Music

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant in the Masterclass for Contemporary Music or the workshop Just composed! performed during the Afternoon of contemporary music, see below. Prize money: € 1,000.

Participation: all participants of the workshop „Just composed“

These awards will be conferred following following the concert on Wednesday, 28 August in Reichenau.

Composition Award

Details Composition Award

An outstanding composition by a participant in the Masterclass for Composition which is originated or finalized during isa21 will be recognized with a monetary award of € 1.000,- and a study score of Arnold Schönbergs Pierrot Lunaire (d/e/f). We are very grateful to Universal Edition, Vienna!

These awards will be conferred following following the concert on Wednesday, 28 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all composers

AHUV Award

Details AHUV Award

AHUV Award: Chamber music by a Czech composer post-1950
donated for an outstanding interpretation of a post-1950 chamber music work by a Czech composer. Sponsored by Asociace hudebních umělců a vědců (AHUV)/ Czech Society of the Arts and Science, Prague (to be confirmed).
Prize money: € 2,000

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all chamber musicians

Bohuslav Martinů Award

Details Bohuslav Martinů Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Bohuslav Martinů. Sponsored by Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, Prague. Prize money: € 2,000.

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Gottfried von Einem Award

Details Gottfried von Einem Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Gottfried von Einem. Sponsored by the Gottfried von Einem-Music Foundation, Vienna. (to be confirmed). Prize money: € 1,000.

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Ignaz Pleyel Award

Details Ignaz Pleyel Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Ignaz Pleyel. Sponsored by the Niederoesterreich Fonds. Prize money: € 1,000

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Viennese Classicism Award

Details Viennese Classicism Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work of Viennese Classicism, excl. Franz Schubert. Sponsored by S IMMO AG, Vienna. Prize money: € 1,000

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Viktor Kalabis Award

Details Viktor Kalabis Award

String quartet and chamber music
donated for an outstanding interpretation of a string quartet or another chamber music work by Viktor Kalabis. Sponsored by Foundation Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková, Prague. Prize money: € 1,000.

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all chamber musicians

Zoltán Kodály Award

Details Zoltán Kodály Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Zoltán Kodály. Sponsored by Sarolta Kodály, Budapest. Prize money: € 1,000.

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Piano duo award

Details Piano duo award

donated for an outstanding performance of a piano duo. Prize money: € 1,200.

This award will be conferred following the concert on Thursday, 19 August in Reichenau.

Participation: all piano duos

Zemlinsky Youngstar Award

Details Zemlinsky Youngstar Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Alexander Zemlinsky. Sponsored by the Alexander Zemslinsky Fonds Vienna. Prize money: € 2,000

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

Exilarte Award

Details Exilarte Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by a composers who
was forced into exile, supressed or killed by the Nazi regime.
Donated by the Exilarte Zentrum für verfolgte Musik

Prize money: € 1,000.
a participation at the Exilarte Workshop is highly recommended

Competition: Wednesday, 25 August

Participation: all instrumentalists

Create your own Event

Details Create your own Event

Create your own event

Are you a creative musician and keen to meet your audience?
Are you looking forward to performing music in a way that would satisfy both your own vision and the audience’s expectations? Do you have a brilliant idea of making a brand new music event in which you or your ensemble could perform? Than you are the right person for isa’s new program “CREATE YOUR OWN EVENT”!

All you have to do is just write down a short concept of a unique music event.
Consequently we, the isa team, are channeling our efforts and infrastructure to make it possible.
”Create your own event” is isa’s brand new way of fostering young musicians’ creativity, being both a competition and a workshop. We encourage you to think “unlimited” (isa21´s topic) and propose your individual dream performance to us. The participants in the competition will receive training in event management, templates as well as support in logistics, administrative activities and (technical) infrastructure. The participants in the workshop can benefit from the same training and even be active members in the project management team.

Duration: 60 minutes at max.
Location: Schloss Reichenau (indoor and/or outdoor)
Topic: “unlimited”
Cast/Repertoire: chamber music (solo to sextet)
We can provide infrastructure for a small to medium event. Also, you can encourage other isa participants to get involved!
Technical equipment: professional HD audio and video team at your hand, lightning, possibility for recording and streaming, technical support is provided
Prize: Your performance will be presented as a real event with audience and streaming at the isaFestival on Tuesday, the 24th August 2021.

The project plans should be submitted no later than July 15 [format, length, mail address].
The jury will select one project that will be implemented within isa and it will be mentored by Florin Luchian, artist manager and creative coach.

Contact information:
Christina Eder-Meissner
eder-meissner@mdw.ac.at

Digital Creative Award

Details Digital Creative Award

isaDigital 2020’s Digital Creative Award will serve to recognise a musical performance presented in a video. The judging criteria will centre on the creative use of the many possibilities inherent in video production and digital media. Entries should hence be more than just straightforward videos of musical performances, and your creative latitude is subject to no limits: from imaginative stagings to multitrack videos and from simple “dramas” to true video art, anything goes within the specified maximum length.
Length: at least 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes.

Technical details:
Video format:
widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio
high resolution

Audio requirements:
good sound, no background noise/interference; in stereo if possible

Eligible to submit entries are all active isa participants.

The winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of € 1,000 (one thousand Euros). The members of this competition’s specialist jury will screen all submissions and select the best one. The winning entry will be announced live during a concert of the isaFestival.

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