International Brass Quartet Competition, Paris

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Instrumentation: two trumpets, horn, trombone or two trumpets and two trombones


1st round:

  • J. S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue (Editions Fortin-Armiane)
  • L. van Beethoven: March from The Ruins of Athens (Editions Fortin-Armiane)
  • G. Gershwin: Bess, you is my woman now from Porgy and Bess (Editions Fortin-Armiane)


  • G. Gabrieli: Canzona (Edition Fortin-Armiane)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee from The Tales of Tsar Sultan (Edition Fortin-Armiane)
  • G. Bizet: Overture to Carmen (Edition Fortin-Armiane)

Sheet music may be purchased from Editions Fortin-Armiane, 16 rue Ganneron, F-75018, Paris; Tel. +33 1 48 74 28 21, Fax +33 1 40 23 98 67,

Competition regulations:

  1. The competition is open to all brass quartets of any nationality without age limit.
  2. The first round will be held on 22 March 2013 and the finals will be on 23 March 2013 at 8:00 pm. The final round is open to the public.
  3. The competition registration fee is €50.
  4. The contestants will be notified as to what time they will compete in the first round. Contestants' names will be randomly drawn on 1 March 2013, scheduled according to the order in which they were drawn. Deadline for returning application forms: 1 March 2013.
  5. The jury's decisions cannot be appealed. The jury reserves the right to interrupt candidates when necessary.

Prizes awarded:

  • First Prize: €1500
  • Second Prize:€1000
  • Prix du Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine
  • Prix de la Commune de Ville d'Avray,
  • Prix du Public

Several concert engagements may be offered to competition winner or winners, however, without payment.

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