2016 Ellsworth Smith Competition Schedule


Summer 2016: Preliminary Recorded Round

Preliminary Recorded Round (Round One) completed in June 2016. Performers advanced to live performance rounds to begin September 1, 2016.


Thursday, September 1

9:00am     Round Two Performances with piano. Repertoire: Höhne, Carl: Slavische Fantasie; Tomasi, Henri: Triptyche; and Hummel, Johann Nepomuk: Concerto in Eb

2:00pm     Round Three Performances with piano. Repertoire: Rouse, Steve: The Avatar; Chaynes, Charles: Concerto for Trumpet

Eliminations will be made after completion of Round Three. A maximum of five semifinalists will be advanced to Round Four.


Friday, September 2

2:00pm     Round Four Performances with piano. Repertoire: Bach, J.S.: Rondeau and Badinerie from Suite in B; Bitsch, Marcel: Quatre Variations sur un thème de Domenico Scarlatti; Henze, Hans Werner: Sonatina for Solo Trumpet; Pakhmutova, Alexandra: Concerto for Trumpet

Two or three finalists will be advanced to Round Five.


Saturday, September 3

10:00am     Clinic/recital presentation by Ryan Beach, 2012 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition winner and Principal Trumpet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

12:00pm     Judges' Recital. Performances by Philip Smith, Gabriele Cassone, and Andrei Ikov.

2:00pm       Round Five Performances (Final Round) with Huxford Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire: Gryc, Stephen: Evensong (new orchestration by composer); Hétu, Jacques: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

Awards ceremony will take place after a short break for judges' deliberation following the Final Round performances.