Pianoconcours Lage Landen

On October 15, 2023, the Sporck Foundation is organizing a new competition: the Piano Concours van de Lage Landen. The competition takes place in Het Cenakel, Cenakel 1 in Tilburg.

The reason for this special initiative is the 70th birthday of the composer Jo Sporck, a composer who has written many works for piano in a wide variety of settings.

The competition is intended for pianists who are not older than 27 and who live in the Benelux. After a rigorous selection process, five high-level candidates have been selected to present at the following times:

- Vicky Juo 11am – 12am
- Martin Kaptein 12am – 1pm
- Philip Karmanov 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Joshua Kurniadi 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Amaury Stekelinck 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Award Ceremony 6:30 PM

Each candidate will have the opportunity to present one programme with a total running time of 50 minutes. The mandatory works are:

• "Sisyphus Opus 136" by Jo Sporck
• "Sonata in G Major K13/L486" by Domenico Scarlatti

The remaining playing time is filled with pieces by the composers whose names begin with the letter "S".

An international jury, chaired by Han Bosch, will judge the pieces performed.

A prize of € 1000 will be awarded for the best Sporck interpretation. The winner of the total competition receives the first prize worth € 2500. The second prize is € 1000 and the third prize € 500. In addition, the winner will be offered a solo recital.

For only € 10, - you can witness this unique competition! Goirle residents get free admission!

e-mail: pianoconcourslagelanden@gmail.com
website: www.sporck.nl