Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame honoring Eugène Van Itterbeek

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2013-03-22
Entry Fee: 

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute soprano and piano duets composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame honoring Eugène Van Itterbeek to be performed by Georgeta Stoleriu, soprano and Violetta Stefanescu, piano at the Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest, Romania. The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be performed by Gergeta Stoleriu & Violetta Stefanescu.

Submission guidelines:
The music and lyrics will be based on this poem of Eugène Van Itterbeek:
Bientôt j'abandonnerai mon corp
S Je te remettrai mon âme
telle que tu me l'as donné
e clair de lune pur, non souillé par la vie,
dont à present je la guéris.
Alors je me précipiterai vers toi
Dans ma première laine,
Blanche ou noire, non portée,
A la première aube,
Dans le silence matinal des sons de cloche,
Lorsque, non sollicité,
J'ai été couché sur la terre embrumée.
(from "Fables, prières et autres poèmes"
Edition Les Sept Dormants, Leuven, 2001)

A very free translation of the poem into English is the following:

Soon I will give up my body
I defer my soul
as thou hast given me
moonlight pure, unsullied by life
which at present I healed.
So I'm down from there to you
In my first wool
White or black, unworn
At the first dawn
In the morning silence bell sounds,
When unsolicited
I was lying on the ground misty.

Composers may use other translations or the original in French either in part or the whole poem in its entirety as long as the piece is based on the poem.
-Submission Deadline March 22, 2013
-All works must be 60 seconds or less.
-Works must be realistically one minute or less in length. No works over a minute will be reviewed.
-Extended techniques are welcome.
-Do not submit sound files
-Works must be submitted as a PDF file with a picture (JPG) of the composer, 50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece.
-Works need to be submitted via email to:
-The subject line should read - 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Van Iterbeek- Composer Name - Composition Title
-The 50-word biography and 50 word program notes must be pasted as text in the body of the email. Please do not send these as attachments.
-The composer's picture must be attached as a jpg file.
-The score must be attached as a pdf. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
-Include the dedication to Eugène Van Itterbeek on the score
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and its performer. All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
-Multiple submissions are discouraged.
The results of this call will be announced on the Vox Novus website on or near April 22, 2013. The composers whose works have been selected will be contacted directly by email.

GEORGETA STOLERIU soprano studied piano at the Music High School "Dinu Lipatti" and graduated from the Bucharest Music Academy in the class of Professor Iolanda Marculescu. Since the beginning of her career was devoted to interpreting vocal-symphonic and chamber music, her repertoire includes oratorios, sang, arias, lieder and opera, from Monteverdi, Purcell and Pergolesi to Rossini, Grieg and Mahler. Georgeta Stoleriu is the winner of numerous national competitions, "J. S. Bach "- Leipzig, 1976, Prize" Flame "- 1995, holds the medals" Dinu Lipatti "and" George Enescu "- 1995," Hariclea Darclee "," Tristan Tzara "- 1996. She participated in international festivals, among which Bydgoszcz - Poland, 1972, Zadar - Yugoslavia, 1977, Sans Souci - Potsdam and Bremen, Germany, 1988, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States, 1992, Santander - Spain, 1995, Ceske Budejovice - Czech Republic 1997, Bucharest - Romania, 1976, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2007, Dortmund - Germany, 2000 and collaborated with "George Enescu" National Radio Orchestra, and for 20 years was a soloist of the band "Musica Rediviva.”. She has toured in Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Moldova, Morocco, USA, France, Portugal, Austria, Sweden.

Teaching activity is highlighted by over 60 international awards obtained by the students from her singing class at the National University of Music in Bucharest. She has also taught master courses in Romania, Czech Republic and USA.

The singer presented over 80 papers in first edition and has over 3800 minutes of recordings Radio, besides recording albums. It was included in the jury of international competitions, among which the "George Enescu" (Bucharest), "Prague Spring", Malmo and Belgrade. Is the founder of the scholarship "Iolanda Marculescu". Georgeta Stoleriu known by national and international audiences and the developments with the ensemble "Studio Muzica Veche" / "Old Music Studio" which she manages and soloist, frequently providing percussion scores.

Pianist VIOLETTA STEFANESCU holds a Ph.D. in MUSICOLOGY Lect. Degree - The National University of Music BUCHAREST, with a thesis: “The exoticism in French Piano Music from the 1st half of the 20th Century.
Violietta studied piano at the National University of Music, Bucharest with Constantin Ionescu, Vovu and Veronica Gaspar; chamber music with Serban Nichifor at the G. Enescu and D. Lipatti High School of Music, Bucharest and has participated in master classes with Alain Planes, Claude Bessmann, and Dalton Baldwin in France and Romania
Violetta Stefanescu has recorded:
The complete piano music of Gabriel Fauré;
The complete piano music of Francis Poulenc ;
The complete piano music of Darius Milhaud

Published date: 
3 Nov 2012