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Music Competitions

   
 
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30 Apr 2014

The 3rd International Harp Competition „The Golden Harp”

Discipline:
harp
Place:
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Qualifications:
contestants between 16 and 32 years of age
Entry fee:
100 EUR
Prize:
Concert harp «Lyon&Healy»/8’000/5’000 EUR
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2014

Komitas Festival

Discipline:
Voice, Piano
Place:
Prötzel (Berlin), Germany
Dates:
from 07 Jun 2014 to 08 Jun 2014
Prize:
6000
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2014

2014 Burke & Bagley Prize for Male Voice & Piano (video competition)

Discipline:
Male Voice & Piano
Place:
Not Applicable — Online video competition, United States of America
Qualifications:
Best video posted to YouTube of one or more scenes from the chamber opera "Razumov" wins $500. For male voices & piano.
Entry fee:
None
Prize:
$500.
Description:
Rules 1. Sheet music for Act One of Razumov by Greg Bartholomew is available for free download from the Burke & Bagley website: www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/ 2. The audio for the video must be a recording of your performance with voice and piano of any one or more scenes from Act One of Razumov by Greg Bartholomew. There should be no spoken dialog except that you may include a spoken introduction stating the names of the performers, the name of the piece and the name of the composer. 3. The visual component may be performance footage or whatever you feel best makes the video engaging to viewers. You must own or have permission to use all visual elements of your video. 4. The description for the video on YouTube must include the names of the performers and this phrase: “from Act One of Razumov, a chamber opera by Greg Bartholomew.” 5. Videos will be rated by a panel of judges based on the quality of the musical performance, the quality of the audio recording, and the effectiveness of the video in engaging the audience (i.e., the visual presentation). 6. There is no entry fee. You may submit more than one video. 7. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2014. 8. The winner will be announced by June 1, 2014. The winning video must remain posted for public viewing on YouTube through December 31, 2016, and will be featured on the Burke & Bagley website. 9. By entering the competition, participants agree that Burke & Bagley will have a non-exclusive perpetual license to use the winning video and the audio recording from the winning video. 10. The winners of the 2014 Burke & Bagley Prize will be invited to perform on the Composer's Voice Concert Series in Manhattan, New York City. There is no obligation to accept the invitation.
For more information visit the official site
20 May 2014

Arditti Quartet and Samobor Music Festival - NEW NOTE Competition

Discipline:
composition for string quartet
Place:
Samobor, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Dates:
from 29 Nov 2013 to 20 May 2014
Entry fee:
70e
Prize:
First prize: 3500€ and performance of the work by the famous Arditti Quartet on 7th October 2014, (www.ownvoice.com/ardittiquartet/), at Samobor Music Festival. Second prize: 1000€ Third prize: 500€.
Description:
Arditti Quartet and Samobor Music Festival - NEW NOTE Competition Samobor Music Festival is pleased to announce the NEW NOTE - 3rd International Composers' Competition, Croatia 2014. Samobor Music Festival invites the submission of scores by composers throughout the world, with no age or nationality limitations. Only compositions for string quartet will be considered. Prizes: First prize: 3500€ and performance of the work by the famous Arditti Quartet on 7th October 2014, (www.ownvoice.com/ardittiquartet/), at Samobor Music Festival. Second prize: 1000€ Third prize: 500€. The deadline for the submission of scores is May 20th 2014. The entry fee for participants is 70€ for each score. For more information visit www.new-note.com
For more information visit the official site
   
 

Among MusicaNeo community members there are a lot of talented musicians, excellent performers and gifted composers who have already won awards at various international music contests or are preparing to take part in them. To support this most brave, venturesome and determined part of our community, MusicaNeo curates a list of music competitions. We are inviting you to take part in enriching our list and post information about international Performing/Composing contests and competitions that will take place in years 2012 – 2013 in different parts of the world. Listed are competitions for pianists, composers, vocalists, violinists, cellists, performers on wind and percussion instruments, as well as contests for choirs and chamber ensembles. In order to find a competition in the list, use the search tool by nomination, country, application date and set the earliest date suitable for you.

For any musician entering a competition is a bold step that can completely change his/her creative career. To participate in a music competitions is very time-consuming – the process of preparation itself takes up plenty of time, efforts and resources, not talking about the numerous rehearsals that turn into real proof of stamina for musicians. Despite all that, for some well-known artists taking part in a music contest became a turning point in their professional careers. Among academic performers who gained popularity after winning in an international contest are: Van Cliburn, Itzhak Perlman, Luciano Pavarotti, Maxim Vengerov, Anna Netrebko. Music competitions played an important role in the development of many now famous artists and bands – Julio Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, ABBA, Celine Dion, Toto Cutugno, Secret Garden – to name just a few.

Of course, many have different attitudes to competitions in general and to a jury’s competency in particular. But no one would argue that it takes great effort from contestants, training, practice and endurance to get through in a competition, especially those open to participants form all over the world. The most talented and technically advanced performers compete and there is no chance for a second try.

It goes without saying that regardless of the results, being accepted and participating in an international contest is always a victory in itself and a big step to the next professional level in music.

 
   
 
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