THE PROGRAMME OF THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL POPPER CELLO COMPETITION IS THE FOLLOWING
0 day: 14th November 2017 (Tuesday) 4.30 PM, Thury Castle, Thury Room
ceremony, the draw of the order of the competitors
- Opening concert:
(winner of the 3rd International Popper Cello Competition)
- I. catergory, first round 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1st day: 15th November 2017
- II. category, first round 8.30 AM – 1:00 PM
- IV. category,
first round 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2nd day: 16th November 2017 (Thursday)
- III. category, first round 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- V. category,
first round 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
In the morning: Youth concert for the city’s students. We would like to ask competitors to play a music performance at this concert. In this way the audience, who are at the same age as the competitors, would listen to the outstanding, talented
cellists from all over the world.
3rd day : 17th November 2017 (Friday)
- II. category, second round 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- III. category,
second round 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- IV. category, second round
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
4th day: 18th November 2015 (Saturday)
- I. category, second round
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
- V. category, second round 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
5:00 PM Thury Castle, Thury Room
The venue of the competition: Várpalota,
Thury Castle (1 Thury square, Várpalota).
The registration of the competitors will take place in the Music School of Várpalota, so please check in here when you arrive. (6 Kossuth Street, Várpalota)
There are 10 piano rooms in the building of the Music School, and 5 rooms in the Culture Hall (1 Szent István Street, Várpalota), where you can practice during the competition from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. based on an
Those competitors who asked an accompanist will be able to practice here based on a fixed schedule.
The reconciliation of the time has to be done with Zsuzsanna Homor, accompanist
There are two rooms of the Thury Castle (venue of the competition), where competitors can prepare and tune before stepping on the stage.
During the breaks before the categories, you will have opportunity for an acoustic try out on the stage, but it means only a few minutes per competitor.
The order of the competitors is based on the draw
(at the opening ceremony), the order is valid throughout the whole competition.
Competitors have to play without scores, except for the chamber sonata (category V, second round).
The members of the jury ask that the competitors play the music pieces without repetition.
The jury has the right to listen to the pieces from any part and they have the right to knock
the piece at any time.
The spots are really near each other, it is easy to reach them on foot easily. There are several restaurants, buffets, shops in the center of the town where you can solve the problem of eating.
Primarily private accommodation are at your service here in Várpalota, but these are limited. So please, if it is possible, come by car because in the bigger cities nearby or even around Lake Balaton (Székesfehérvér,
Veszprém, Balatonalmádi, etc.) you can find accommodation easily and these are about 20 kilometres from Várpalota.
The following travel agency deals with accommodation mediation:
www.booking.com, www.trivago.hu, www.tripadvisor.co.hu, www.szallas.hu
„Királyszállás” is 10 kilometers away from Várpalota. There is a bus for the competitors 3 times a day, between the location and the Music School. You can inquire at: kiralyszallas.hu,