|The 4th Maurice André International Trumpet Competition||Nov 11 2000|
The 1st Grand Prize, given by the City of Paris, was awarded to David Guerrier (b.1984, France). Guerrier also received a prize for being the best French performer, awarded by TA-Muzik.
The 2nd Grand Prize was given by the Foundation Pleyel to Andrej Kowalinskij (b.1977, Belarus), who also received the prize for the best performance of the Concerto no. 2, op.65, Im Angedenken Johann Sebastian Bachs by Nicolas Bacri, commissioned for the competition.
3rd Grand Prize was not awarded.
4th Prize ex-aequo: Alison Balsom (b.1978, United Kingdom), who also received the Feeling Musique Prize for quality of sound and Timour Martynov (b.1979, Russia), who received the prize for being the most promising performer, given by SACEM.
Claude-Alain Barmaz (Switzerland) received an honorable mention from the jury.
The 2000 Maurice André Trumpet Competition was open to trumpeters of all nationalities born after 29 September 1970. Maurice André served as chairman of the jury which consisted of Eric Aubier (France, also a jurist in 1997), Nicolas Bacri (France, composer of the commissioned piece for the final round), Thierry Caens (France), Gabriele Cassone (Italy), Reinhold Friedrich (Germany, also a jurist in 1997), Konradin Groth (Germany), Jouko Harjanne (Finland), and Roger Voisin (United States, also a jurist in 1997).
66 candidates from 23 countries were accepted to perform in the first round, of which 40 candidates attended the competition. The literature for the first round included:
I. Henri Tomasi: Concerto (trumpet and piano version - 1st movement, with cadenza) (Leduc).
II. One of 6 optional contemporary pieces.
III. Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in D major (1st movement) (Sikorski)
13 performers advanced to the second round. The literature for this round was performed with organ and consisted of:
I. Oskar Böhme: Concerto in F minor op. 18 (D. Rahter)
II. One of 3 optional contemporary pieces.
The final round occurred on October 7, and saw four performers advance. They were, in order of appearance: Timour Martynov, Alison Balsom, David Guerrier and Andrej Kowalinskij. The Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, conducted by Emmanuel Plasson, accompanied the finalists in two required works.
I. Joseph Haydn: Concerto in E flat major.
II. Nicolas Bacri: Concerto no 2, Op 65, Im Angedenken Johann Sebastian Bachs, (Editions Peer, approx. 12 minutes), commissioned for the competition by Musique nouvelle en liberté. The score was sent to the contestants two months before the competition.
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