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2023 Lisbon International Clarinet Competition

Full requirements and application available here

Eligibility
The competition is open to clarinetists of all nationalities no older than 35 years by November 30, 2023.

Repertoire

Eliminatory Round

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano (2nd movement)
Igor Stravinsky: Three pieces for solo clarinet (2nd and 3rd pieces)

Semifinal Round

Competitors must choose one work from each of the following groups:

Group 1:
Johannes Brahms: Sonata n.1 in F minor, Op.120
Johannes Brahms: Sonata n.2 in Eb major, Op.120
Camile Saint-Säens: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestuck Op.73
Robert Schumann: Romanzen Op.94
C. M. von Weber: Grand Duo Concertant Op.48
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Charles-Marie Widor: Introdution et Rondo Op.72
Leonard Bernstein: Sonata
Eugene Bozza: Bucolique
Witold Lutoslawsky: Dance Preludes

Group 2:
Luciano Berio: Sequenza IX
Franco Donatoni: Clair (1st piece)
Karl Heinz Stockhausen: In Freundschaft
Edison Denisov: Sonata
Donald Martino: A Set for Clarinet
Pierre Boulez: Domaines
João Pedro Oliveira: Integrais II (coming soon to CAMco)
Alexandre Delgado: Langará  (coming soon to CAMco)
António Pinho Vargas: Três Fragmentos (coming soon to CAMco)
Tiberiu Olah: Sonata
Valentino Bucchi: Concerto
Bruno Mantovani: Bug
Jörg Widmann: Fantasie for Solo Clarinet

Final Round

a) Competitors must play:
W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K622 (1st movement-Allegro)

b) Competitors must choose one of the following concertos:
Carl Nielsen: Concerto Op.57
Jean Françaix: Concerto
Aaron Copland: Concerto
C. M. von Weber: Concerto Nº1 in F minor Op.73
C. M. von Weber Concerto Nº2 in E flat major Op.74

 

  • Composer
  • Title
  • Instrumentation
  • Duration
  • Publisher
  • Price
  • Composer
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Title
  • Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
    edited by Millan Sachania
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 14
    5.5+5+3.5
  • Publisher
  • Chester
  • Price
  • $20.00
  • Composer
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Title
  • Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
    edited by Nicholas Hare
  • Instrumentation
  • A Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 4.25
    1.75+1.25+1.25
  • Publisher
  • Chester
  • Price
  • $17.00
  • Composer
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Title
  • Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1
    edited by Müller & Michaels
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 22.75
    8+5+4.5
    +5.25
  • Publisher
  • Wiener Urtext Edition
  • Price
  • $15.00
  • Composer
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Title
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2
    edited by Müller & Michaels
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 20.75
    8.25+5.25+7.25
  • Publisher
  • Wiener Urtext Edition
  • Price
  • $15.00
  • Composer
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Title
  • Sonata for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 167
    edited by Edmond Lemaître
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 16
    4.5+2+4.25
    +5.25
  • Publisher
  • Durand
  • Price
  • $18.00
  • Composer
  • Robert Schumann
  • Title
  • Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
    Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73; includes parts for A Clarinet & B-flat Clarinet; edited by Bading & Barmas
  • Instrumentation
  • A Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 10.75
    3.25+3.5+4
  • Publisher
  • Peters
  • Price
  • $17.00
  • Composer
  • Robert Schumann
  • Title
  • Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
    Three Romances, Op. 94
  • Instrumentation
  • A Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 12
    3.5+4+4.5
  • Publisher
  • Peters
  • Price
  • $14.00
  • Composer
  • Carl Maria von Weber
  • Title
  • Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48
    edited by Carl Baermann
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 21.25
    9+5.75+6.5
  • Publisher
  • Robert Lienau
  • Price
  • $19.00
  • Composer
  • Claude Debussy
  • Title
  • Première rhapsodie
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 8.25
  • Publisher
  • Durand
  • Price
  • $15.00
  • Composer
  • Charles-Marie Widor
  • Title
  • Introduction et rondo, Op. 72
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 7
  • Publisher
  • Alphonse Leduc
  • Price
  • $23.00
  • Composer
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Title
  • Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
    edited by Walters & Levy
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 10.5
    3.75+6.75
  • Publisher
  • Boosey & Hawkes
  • Price
  • $23.00
  • Composer
  • Eugène Bozza
  • Title
  • Bucolique
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 7
  • Publisher
  • Alphonse Leduc
  • Price
  • $26.00
  • Composer
  • Witold Lutoslawski
  • Title
  • Dance Preludes
    First Version
  • Instrumentation
  • Piccolo 1, B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 10.25
    1+2.75+1.25
    +3.5+1.75
  • Publisher
  • Chester
  • Price
  • $25.00
  • Composer
  • Luciano Berio
  • Title
  • Sequenza IX for clarinet solo
    Sequenza IXa for clarinet solo
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 14
  • Publisher
  • Universal Edition
  • Price
  • $25.00
  • Composer
  • Franco Donatoni
  • Title
  • Clair
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 8.25
    4.25+4
  • Publisher
  • Ricordi
  • Price
  • $35.00
  • Composer
  • Edison Denisov
  • Title
  • Sonata for Clarinet
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 7.25
    4.25+3
  • Publisher
  • Breitkopf & Härtel
  • Price
  • $21.50
  • Composer
  • Donald Martino
  • Title
  • A Set for Clarinet
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 10
    3.75+4+2.25
  • Publisher
  • McGinnis & Marx
  • Price
  • $13.00
  • Composer
  • Pierre Boulez
  • Title
  • Domaines
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 15
  • Publisher
  • Universal Edition
  • Price
  • $48.00
  • Composer
  • Tiberiu Olah
  • Title
  • Sonata for clarinet solo
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 4.75
  • Publisher
  • Salabert
  • Price
  • $13.00
  • Composer
  • Valentino Bucchi
  • Title
  • Concerto for solo clarinet
    (Carte fiorentine n. 2)
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 7
    1.75+1.75+2
    +1.5
  • Publisher
  • Ricordi
  • Price
  • $12.00
  • Composer
  • Bruno Mantovani
  • Title
  • Bug
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 6.25
  • Publisher
  • Henry Lemoine
  • Price
  • $24.00
  • Composer
  • Jörg Widmann
  • Title
  • Fantasie
  • Instrumentation
  • B-flat Clarinet 1
  • Duration
  • 7.25
  • Publisher
  • Schott
  • Price
  • $16.00
  • Composer
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Title
  • Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
    includes parts for A Clarinet & Basset Clarinet; edited by Franz Giegling
  • Instrumentation
  • A Clarinet 1, Piano 1
  • Duration
  • 27.75
    12+7.25+8.5
  • Publisher
  • Bärenreiter
  • Price
  • $29.00