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Important Semifinal Details

Once a competitor has made it into the semifinals of the Stulberg International String Competition, they must be prepared to meet the guidelines of the next stage of competition. Read through the list of guidelines below to make sure that the student is fully-aware of what is asked of them at this stage.

Guidelines

  • Semifinalists must be in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Thursday, May 19 (Kick-Off Gala Dinner), Friday, May 20 (Bach Prize Award Night) and Saturday, May 21 (Semi-finals and Finals performances).
  • Semifinalists must perform the piece/movement(s) submitted in their application.  No substitutions allowed.
  • Semifinalists must record a Bach solo piece from the list below.*
  • Total time will be no more than 25 minutes including Bach.
  • Performances must be from memory.
  • Twelve semifinalists will be chosen. More information will be sent to those selected.
  • Collaborative pianists will contact you to arrange your rehearsal time after assignments have been made by the Stulberg Competition
  • Six finalists will be chosen from the twelve semifinalist.

*Each semifinalist must perform ONE of the following movements for the daytime semifinals performance.

Required Solo Bach Selection List

Violin:
Sonata No. 1 in g minor: Fugue
Sonata No. 2 in a minor: Grave
Sonata No. 3 in C Major: Adagio
Partita No. 2 in d minor: Sarabande & Gigue (no repeats)
Partita No. 3 in E Major: Loure (no repeats) & Gavotte en Rondeau

Viola:
Suite No. 2 in d minor: Prelude
Suite No. 3 in C Major: Prelude
Suite No. 4 in E flat Major: Prelude
Suite No. 5 in c minor: Prelude
Suite No. 6 in D Major: Prelude
Suite No. 6 in D Major: Gavotte & Gigue (no repeats)

Cello:
Suite No. 2 in d minor: Prelude
Suite No. 3 in C Major: Prelude
Suite No. 4 in E flat Major: Prelude
Suite No. 5 in c minor: Prelude
Suite No. 6 in D Major: Prelude
Suite No. 6 in D Major: Gavotte & Gigue (no repeats)

Double Bass: (Sterling Edition – Transposed Keys)
Suite No. 1 in C Major: Menuetto 1 & 2 and Gigue
Suite No. 3 in G Major: Bourée 1 & 2 and Gigue