Suna Kan 2nd International Violin Competition
17-21 OCTOBER 2022
THE COMPETITION
The 2nd International Violin Competition organised by the Ankara State Conservatory Association (ADK-DER) in honour of Suna Kan will take place between 17-21 October 2022 this year.
In the early years of the Republic of Turkey founded by great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a special law was prepared for students demonstrating exceptional talent in fine arts. Suna Kan and İdil Biret received scholarships for education abroad with the best artists of the period within the scope of this law. After returning to Turkey, Suna Kan represented our country numerous times as one of the first generation of soloists from our young Turkish Republic.

The Suna Kan Competition pays tribute to the life and career of Suna Kan, one of Turkey’s greatest cultural ambassadors, and hopes to be a source of inspiration for the next generation of violinists. The Competition’s dates are based around 21 October 2022, the birthday of Suna Kan.
The Ankara State Conservatory Association (ADK-DER) is proud to continue its activities to commemorate honoured musicians raised by our country.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Competition participation indicates full acceptance of the conditions below:
PARTICIPATION
1- Participants is open violinists of all nationalities between 15 and 31 years of age.
Born before 21 October 2007 (21 October inclusive)
Born after 21 October 1991 (21 October inclusive)
2- The participation fee for the competition is EUR 50. A bank receipt must be sent via e-mail. Applications of those who do not submit the receipt will not considered.

PRE-SELECTION ROUND
Candidates should send a complete recording of any work from the repertoire listed below, to be received no later than 19.00 (Turkish time) on 17 September 2022. The recording should be uploaded via a digital link, e.g. YouTube or Vimeo. The performer must be clearly visible. This process is audited independently; the jury’s decision is final.
Candidates who pass the pre-selection will be informed via e-mail on 27 September 2022. An announcement will be made on the media pages of our Association’s website.
REPERTOIRE

All competition pieces must be played from memory, with the exception of sonatas with piano and the commissioned work.
FIRST ROUND: 17 OCTOBER 2022
1. One of the following unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach:

  • Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
  • Grave and Fugue from Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
  • Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
  • Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV1005

2- One of the following works:
Paganini, Caprices, Op. 1: one Caprice
Wieniawski, École Moderne Études-Caprices, Op. 10: one Étude-Caprice
Ysaÿe, Solo Sonatas, Op. 27
No.1: Grave
No.2: Malinconia or Les Furies
No.3: Ballade
No.4: Allemanda
No.6: Allegro guisto non troppo vivo

SECOND ROUND: 18 OCTOBER 2022
1. One of the following Violin Sonatas (all movements)

Beethoven
Brahms
Schumann
Frank
Prokofiev
Debussy
Schubert (Sonata in A Major, D. 574)
Greig
Elgar
Hindemith
Fauré
Szymanowski
2. Compulsory Work
The compulsory work to be played in the Competition’s second round:
Saint-Saëns, Havanaise, Op. 83
FINAL: 21 OCTOBER 2022

1. One of the concertos below, with orchestra (all movements):
Beethoven
Sibelius
Tchaikovsky
Mendelssohn (E minor)
The finalists will rehearse with the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Academic Orchestra on 19 and 20 October 2022.

2. Contemporary Work

The work awarded first prize in the 6th ADK-DER Composition Competition.
If the first prize is not awarded, a work by Turkish composer, determined by the ADK-DER management, will be given to the competitors after the pre-selection.

COMPETITION ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

Competitors will present their performances (based on last name) in alphabetical order.

ACCOMPANISTS
Competitors will participate in the competition with their own accompanist. ADK-DER can arrange a pianist for a fee for contestants who pass the pre-selection. In such a case, the candidate must send to the Association a copy of the piano score of the work to be played by 1 October 2022.

TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION
Transportation and accommodation are the responsibility of the competitor.
THE JURY
Honorary Chairperson
– Suna Kan, State Artist of the Republic of Turkey
Chairman of The Jury
– Tayfun BOZOK, Turkey: ex-Concertmaster, Ankara State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and First Violin, Bozok String Quartet

 JURY
 -Pelin HALKACI AKIN, Turkey
– Reyyan YÜCELEN BAŞARAN, Turkey
– Zornitsa ILARIONOVA, Bulgaria
– Hande KÜDEN , Turkey

– James ROSS, United Kingdom
– Andrea SOLINAS, Italy
AWARDS
1st Prize
1- 6,000 TL (Six Thousand Turkish Liras) will be given by ADK-DER.
2- A concert with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season: http://cso.gov.tr/en/
3- A concert with Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
4- A concert with Antalya State Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season
5- A concert with Bursa State Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season
6- A concert with Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season: http://senfoni.eskisehir.bel.tr/
All concerts will be held in a concert week approved by the board of directors of the relevant orchestra.

2nd Prize
1- 4,000 TL (Six Thousand Turkish Liras) will be given by ADK-DER
2- A concert with Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
3- A concert with Antalya State Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season
4- A concert with Bursa State Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season.
5- A concert with Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season: http://senfoni.eskisehir.bel.tr/

All concerts will be held in a concert week approved by the board of directors of the relevant orchestra.

3rd Prize
1- 2,000.00 TL (Two Thousand Turkish Liras) will be given by ADK-DER
2- A concert with Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
3- A concert with Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Symphony Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season: http://senfoni.eskisehir.bel.tr/

Honourable Mention

Will be given by ADK-DER and a hand-made violin by Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory.

 PERFORMANCE PROTOCOLS

  • All rounds will be open to the public.
  • After the Competition, the three prize winners should contact the management of the relevant symphony orchestras as soon as possible to agree performance dates for the next season.
  • The organisation reserves the right to live-stream, broadcast, record, televise, film, and publicise all competition performances.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED 

  • Short biography (two pages maximum)
  • One copy of ID card or passport
  • One passport-sized photo

ADK-DER Isbankasi Güvenevler Branch
Account numbers:
TR60 0006 4000 0014 2360 5691 51 (Turkish Lira)

TR43 0006 4000 0024 2360 5078 57 (Euro)

ADK-DER e-mail: adkder@gmail.com

ADK-DER address: Kuşkondu Sokak 5/A, Çankaya-ANKARA, TURKEY
Telephone for inquiries: 0532-7368376