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25 Apr 2015

3rd All-Russian Piano Competition "Spring in Prikamie»

Discipline:
Piano solo and piano ensemble
Place:
Perm, Russia
Dates:
from 01 May 2015 to 03 May 2015
For more information visit the official site
26 Apr 2015

Vocalcompetition of 28th Sobinov Festival

Discipline:
Vocal
Place:
Saratov, Russia
Dates:
from 26 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
Entry fee:
none
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2015

The Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

Discipline:
Conducting
Place:
Tokio, Japan
Qualifications:
The competition is open to people of all nationalities. Applicants must be under 38 years old as of October 18, 2015. Former first-prize winners of this competition are not eligible to compete again.
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2015 to 01 Nov 2015
Prize:
The prizes and cash awards are as follows: 1st Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥2,000,000 (net) 2nd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥1,000,000 (net) 3rd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥500,000 (net) Special Award / Hideo Saito Award: This award will be presented to one of the finalists selected by the Panel of Judge. There is a possibility that nobody qualifies for the special award. Hideo Saito (1902-1974) was a great conductor, cellist and educator who raised so many internationally well known musicians such as Seiji Ozawa. He served as the first chairperson for the Panel of Judge in Min-On's Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting and had been contributing so much for developing this competition from the beginning. This special award was established to praise his achievement and for encouraging the development of capable successors. It is funded by the donation of Hideo Saito's family and the cash award is ¥500,000 (net).
For more information visit the official site
25 May 2015

Mirror Visions Ensemble Inaugural Young Composers Competition

Discipline:
Competition
Place:
New York, United States of America
Qualifications:
*open to composers 35 and younger at date of application *open to American composers, including non-US citizens living or studying in the United States
Dates:
from 20 Feb 2015 to 25 May 2015
Entry fee:
$15
Prize:
$1500 commission from the Mirror Visions Ensemble; performance by Mirror Visions in an upcoming season, Up to four winners will be chosen by panel
Description:
*One-page résumé *One-page cover letter, which includes a short statement about the works submitted *Two contrasting samples of composer’s vocal work; total time may not exceed 6 minutes in length. Submitted works must be for one, two or three voices and piano or other instrument(s) (opera, oratorio, cantata, art song, etc.). No choral writing will be considered. Submitted works can be excerpted from larger work. Scores must be submitted electronically as PDF. Audio samples (Midi or live) should be submitted in addition to scores; recordings should be cued to the same section of music as the accompanying scores *$15 application fee must be paid online through the ensemble’s PayPal donation page (see website) *All materials must be submitted by May 25; incomplete applications will not be considered *Materials should be submitted electronically to mvcomposerscompetition@gmail.com via attachment (large files may be sent via Google Drive)
For more information visit the official site
27 May 2015

The Nury Halmammedov international Festival and Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Voice
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Dates:
from 25 Jun 2015 to 28 Nov 2014
Entry fee:
no
For more information visit the official site
01 Jun 2015

International Competition-Festival "MUSIC WITHOUT LIMITS"

Discipline:
Piano, harpsichord, chamber ensemble, jazz
Place:
Druskininkai, Lithuania
Qualifications:
Without limits
Dates:
from 14 Aug 2015 to 23 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
40-120 Eur
Prize:
Winners and diplomants will be awarded with special diplomas and prizes. A contest CD will be released. The best contestants will have the opportunity to make concerts in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, United States, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Georgia and Russia.
For more information visit the official site
15 Jun 2015

Composer competition Weimar – Dresden – Leipzig

Discipline:
Piano- and Stringtrio
Place:
Weimar, Germany
Dates:
from 01 Apr 2016 to 08 Apr 2016
For more information visit the official site
15 Jun 2015

PROJECT Trio 2nd Annual Composition Competition

Discipline:
Music
Place:
NY, NY, United States of America
Qualifications:
Open for all composers.
Dates:
from 09 Dec 2014 to 15 Jun 2015
Entry fee:
No entry fee
Prize:
$500 Award + a premiere of the work + a recording of the work
Description:
PROJECT Trio – Composition Competition 2015 Entry deadline – June 15th, 2015 What the winner wins: $500 Award + a premiere of the work + a recording of the work The contest is open to composers of all ages. There will only be one prize winner, but we may select other pieces to be performed and recorded. Instrumentation: The piece should be written for Flute, Cello, and Bass. Length: 5-8 minutes Score and parts: Each composer must submit a hard copy, legible score and parts by the entry deadline. We also require a pdf copy of the score and parts be emailed to project@whatisproject.org. Please include your name, email address, and phone number in the body of the email. Delivering your score: Please mail hard copy score and parts, with your name, email address, and phone number to: PROJECT Trio c/o Eric Stephenson 590 Flatbush Ave #17A Brooklyn, NY 11225 Application fee: There is no application fee for this competition. Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like. Deadline for entries: Score, Parts, and personal information must be mailed and emailed by June 15th, 2015. Winner will be announced by December 1st, 2015 For more information about PROJECT Trio, visit www.whatisproject.org. If have any questions, please email us at project@whatisproject.org.
For more information visit the official site
01 Jul 2015

Crossover Composition Award

Discipline:
composition for 2 violins
Place:
Mannheim Germany, Germany
Qualifications:
Write the Super hit! Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Crossover Composition Award 2015! Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away! The style does not matter. Playing technique should be challenging, unconventional, with new effects, nice melodies, extreme sounds or hot rhythms – let your imagination run wild! Orchestration: 2 violins. Form: about 5 minute music. Please send legible manuscripts. Info: The work has to be composed for this competition. Adaption or arrangements are not permitted. Here you will find the conditions of participation: www.croco-award.com/2015/conditions2015.pdf
Dates:
from 01 Jan 2015 to 25 Sep 2015
Entry fee:
12 EUR
Prize:
1. Prize: 5.000€, sponsored by Spiegel Institut Mannheim 2. Prize: 3.000€, sponsored by Fuchs Petrolub 3. Prize: 1.000€, sponsored by the BSCW-Stiftung 4. Prize: 800€, sponsored by Rehnig BAK 5. Prize: 500€, sponsored by Sparkasse Rhein-Neckar-Nord 6. Prize: 500€, sponsored by PE-Förderung für Studierende der Musik e.V.
Description:
Course After a thorough examination by the jury, six works will be selected from all submissions. These will be premiered in the prize winner concert by the Twiolins. Following the concert, the audience will vote on the awards. Additionally the prizewinner works will be recorded professionally on a CD and the sheet music published internationally from Peer Music. For details see terms and conditions. Registration
For more information visit the official site
20 Jul 2015

8th International FRANZ LISZT Piano Competition Weimar – Bayreuth

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Weimar – Bayreuth, Germany
Dates:
from 20 Oct 2015 to 01 Nov 2015
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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