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10 Jul 2015

7th Beijng International Music Competition

Discipline:
Cello, Violin
Place:
Beijing, China
Qualifications:
Age limit: less than 35 years old
Dates:
from 09 Sep 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
Prize:
Cash prize: First Prize:$25,000; Second Prize: $16,000; Third Prize: $7,000; Fourth Prize: $1,000; Fifth Prize: $1,000; Sixth Prize: $1,000; Other prize: Best Interpretation of New Work: $1,000;
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19 Jul 2015

The Second International Piano Festival

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
San Giovanni Teatino, Italy
Qualifications:
In order to apply one is required to provide us with the following documents: Application form completed on the Website; Short biographical note of the Applicant (not more than 500 characters with spaces); Photocopy of an official document confirming the Applicant’s date of birth; The organizers will provide a Competition participant with the conditions to test-play
Dates:
from 16 Aug 2015 to 19 Jun 2015
Entry fee:
100 euro
Description:
The Competition is open to every pianist with a professional level of performance of any nationality. It consists of three age categories: Children category (under 12 years) Junior category (under 17 years) Senior category (under 35 years) 1) Applicants who have participated in the Malta International Music Festival & Competition master classes are directly accepted for the Piano Competition. 2) The number of participants is limited. 3) Meals, travel and visa expenses are NOT included. Accommodation is included in the fee of the master-class and concert fees. Accommodation for the Competition participants only and any additional nights are at an extra charge. 4) Arrival date for the whole period of the festival is 9th of August and for Competition only – 14th of August. 5) Departure date 19th of August.
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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
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31 Jul 2015

Singapore Asian Composers Festival and Competition 2015

Discipline:
Composers
Place:
Singapore, Singapore
Qualifications:
Not required.
Dates:
from 08 Dec 2015 to 10 Dec 2015
Entry fee:
Singapore Dollars 30.00
Description:
The three-night event will take place on the 8th-10th Dec 2015 at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore. All selected works are Singapore premieres and focused on Asia-Pacific centric themes. Selected composers will discuss their works at pre-concert talks, where the audience can interact with the composers. Post-concert mixers will provide additional networking opportunities for composers, performers and the audience. Please visit the official website for more details.
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01 Aug 2015

The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.
Place:
United States of America
Qualifications:
15 YEARS OR OLDER (NO AGE LIMIT) APPLY MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL THE PRIZE WINNERS & ACCOMPANISTS AGREE TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH IMMA RECORDS FOR THE PRIZE WINNERS’ CD’S TO BE RELEASED BY IMMA RECORDS THE IMMA RECORDS CD WILL BE COPYRIGHTED BY IMMA RECORDS. EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST AGREES TO PAY IMMA RECORDS A FEE TO RECEIVE THE IMMA RECORDS RELEASED CD. EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST WILL GET PERMISSION FROM IMMA RECORDS TO SELL THE IMMA RECORDS CD. THOSE WHO PURCHASE CD CAN SELL CD FOR FULL PROFIT ANY WHICH WAY EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST AGREES NOT TO REPRODUCE OR DUPLICATE THE IMMA RECORDS CD
Dates:
from 07 Jun 2014 to 01 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
$60
Prize:
FIRST PRIZE: $1250 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (30-40 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE + A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE COMPETITION PAGE SECOND PRIZE: $1000 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (20-30 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE THIRD PRIZE: $750 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (10-20 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE ACCOMPANIST PRIZE: $250 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE
Description:
Welcome to the official website of The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition. We are delighted to invite musicians from all over the world to participate in a competition that will lead to a CD release by IMMA Records. The IMMA Records' purpose is to not only give cash prizes for extraordinary performances by musicians that deserve recognition, but also to help advance their careers through means of recording and performance/business knowledge.
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01 Aug 2015

I. International Music Competition Triomphe de l’Art

Discipline:
String Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass.
Place:
Brussels, Belgium
Qualifications:
Age limit is between 15 and 26 years old.
Dates:
from 24 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
100 euros
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31 Aug 2015

Music evening of bard and author song

Discipline:
Vocal music
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Dates:
from 16 Jul 2015 to 17 Sep 2015
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01 Sep 2015

MUSLAB 2015 Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica

Discipline:
electroacustic- acusmatic music- and video
Place:
Mexico ( DF) Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) Argentina- (Buenos Aires), Mexico
Qualifications:
Categories: a. Category A is open to electroacoustic music compositions of autonomous art (music band), a single independent movement duration. b. Category B is open to compositions of autonomous art electro music, or only to electroacoustic and Video independent movement. c. Category C is open to compositions of Visual Art - Video Art. Formats : stéréo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0 8.0.
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
Entry fee:
No entry fee
Prize:
concert in a public place
Description:
Call for Works MUSLAB 2015 Asociación Camin-Art y Ensamble MUSLAB invite: Composers, regardless their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music, electroacoustic music and video, Video Mapping, created after January 1, 2009. Guidelines for submission of works: • Deadline for receipt of entries will Date: August 29, 2015 They will participate works composed after January 2009 • The duration of the work will be between 5 and 20 minutes • Only one work per category defined by composer admitted • Entries must be signed by the author or authors (no pseudonyms) • Works that have been previously submitted to competitions and concerts, may participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for presentation and recording this show. • There is no charge for registration Categories: a. Category A is open to electroacoustic music compositions of autonomous art (music band), a single independent movement duration. b. Category B is open to compositions of autonomous art electro music, or only to electroacoustic and Video independent movement. c. Category C is open to compositions of Visual Art - Video Art. Formats : stéréo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0 8.0. Works submitted to the Muestra Internacional de Musica Electroacustica MUSLAB 2015, shall be electroacoustic pieces, composed and recorded in studio. Works have to be displayed by loudspeakers in concert, with no intervention of live sound sources. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have duration between five and twenty minutes. Visual Art - Video Art could be projected in public buildings, you can ask for photos if you will present a mapping project. Each composer may submit only one entry for each category of no more than 20 minutes in length. Works may have participated in previous or ongoing contests, provided that a letter is submitted permitting the reproduction of the works published in this Exhibition. Works must specify the composer’s name. There is no registration fee. Muestra Internacional de Música Electro acústica MUSLAB 2015 is not a competition, it is an inclusive project that seeks to create opportunities for the diffusion and promotion of sound art using our public spaces for presentations. Our objective is to promote inclusion, cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in society. MUSLAB Ensemble will select as many works as possible, prioritizing works in terms of sound and visual quality. We would like to know if you intend to attend the event. Confirmation of attendance will determine the order of programming and available space. All composers / sound artists’ works participating will be programmed regardless their assistance. MUSLAB will assist artists in their accommodation with the best artistic and humane conditions possible, but it will not assume the responsibility nor the expenses. However, MUSLAB will help artists fund their expenses through invitation letters or else, sent to the instances to whom it may concern. The jury in charge of selecting the works to be shown shall be appointed by the direction of Camin-Art Cultural Association and MUSLAB Ensemble. It will be composed of electro-acoustic composers of music, musicologists, and recording engineers Zero records who specialize in the field of electroacoustic music. Submission: A CD must be sent to the following address by August 29, 2015. Entries in category A, B and C, must be recorded at an appropriate technical level for playback and stereo / 4.0, 5.1 / 8.0 / format prints must be submitted on a CD or DVD, and cataloged for the full duration. Proposals in categories A, B and C must be accompanied by a note (if necessary), technical and artistic, name of the studio where the work was created, its duration, graphics, etc., to be included in the program description. E
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15 Sep 2015

The International Geelvinck Fortepiano Competition

Discipline:
Fortepiano, Square piano
Place:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates:
from 15 Oct 2015 to 18 Oct 2015
Description:
The International Geelvinck Fortepiano Competition aims to stimulate career development in performing on historic fortepianos and square pianos. It is part of the International Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival organized around the Sweelinck Collection of historic pianos in Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This edition of the competition features two parts: (1) The International Geelvinck Fortepiano Competition 2015 (2) The Geelvinck Square Piano Award 2015. The Geelvinck Competition is open for young professional fortepianists and conservatory students in their master or post-master term, who are attending or have successfully attended the fortepiano course or the early keyboard course (including fortepiano). The applicant must have experience in performing on historic fortepianos. For increasing their experience, candidates also have the possibility to attend public masterclasses on 13, 14 and 19 October. For more information and application, please visit our website: www.geelvinckfestival.nl/competition/
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30 Sep 2015

10th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition - “PREMIO MARIO ZANFI”

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Parma, Italy
Qualifications:
The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born on or after January 1, 1980.
Dates:
from 02 Nov 2015 to 07 Nov 2015
Entry fee:
€ 130,00
Prize:
First prize € 8.000,00 Euros Second prize € 4.000,00 Euros Third prize € 2.000,00 Euros
Description:
The 10th International Franz Liszt “Premio Mario Zanfi” Piano Competition will be held in Parma Conservatorio (Italy) from 2 to 7 November 2015. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born on or after January 1, 1980. The Jury will be formed by seven members, 3 Italian musicians (as stated in Maestro Mario Zanfi’s testament: Maestro Roberto Cappello, Director of the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” as President, Maestro Azio Corghi, and another member to be designated) and 4 foreign musicians whose names will be revealed before the Competition. Three Competition prizes will be awarded: First prize € 8.000,00 Euros (Eight thousand/00 Euros) Second prize € 4.000,00 Euros (Four thousand/00 Euros) Third prize € 2.000,00 Euros (Two thousand/00 Euros). The winner and the other finalists will be recommended by the Jury to important concert institutions. The Competition will consist of three separate rounds: the repertoire must be chosen following the “programme of the rounds” (see below) 1) preliminary round – not public – will be held at the presence of the jury on 2 and 3 November; 2) semifinal round – public round – up to eight candidates will be admitted to this round; the semifinal round will be held on 4 and 5 November. 3 ) final round – public concert – a maximum of three candidates will be admitted to the final round with Conservatorio “A. Boito” Orchestra; the final round will be held on 7 November. Finalists will be awarded during the event. Rehearsal with Orchestra on 6 November. ROUND PROGRAMMES Round 1 - Preliminary Compulsory works: Franz Liszt: - Après une lecture de Dante, “Fantasia quasi Sonata” (Années de Pèlerinage. 2ème Année, Italie) - One study from “Grandes Études de Paganini” Round 2 - Semifinal Compulsory works: Franz Liszt: - B minor Sonata - A Paraphrase or Reminiscence on italian operas. Integral executions of one of the following groups (total of two pieces): Group A: Franz Liszt: - Fantaisie et Fugue sur le nom B.A.C.H. - Ricordanza (Étude d’exécution transcendante n.9) Group B: Franz Liszt: - St. François d’Assise. La prédication aux oiseaux (Légende n. 1) - Polonaise E Major One piece chosen from: Franz Liszt: - Au bord d’une source (Années de Pèlerinage. 1ère Année, Suisse) - Un sospiro (Étude de concert n. 3) - Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este (Années de Pèlerinage, 3ème Année) - Feux follets (Étude d’exécution transcendante n.5) - F minor (Étude d’exécution transcendante n. 10) - Mazeppa (Étude d’exécution transcendante n. 4) - Harmonies du soir (Étude d’exécution transcendante n. 11) - St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots (Légende n. 2) - Rhapsodie espagnole - Rhapsodie hongroise n. 12 - Unstern - Nuages gris - La lugubre Gondola (2nd version) Final Round (with orchestra) One of the following works: Franz Liszt: - E-flat Major Concerto - A Major Concerto - Totentanz Contestants are required to register at the Premio Zanfi’s Secretariat at Conservatory in Parma on Sunday, November 1st 2015 al 6.30 pm, with a valid document (id card or passport). The order of appearance of pianists will be determined by a drawing after the registration. This order will be maintained throughout all rounds. Applications for the Competition (downloadable here) are required to be sent in hard copy via mail to the following address: Concorso Franz Liszt – “Premio Mario Zanfi” Conservatorio di Musica “Arrigo Boito” Via Conservatorio, 27/A 43121 Parma (Italy) Applications must enclose: a photocopy of identity card or passport, two recent passport photos, a short curriculum vitae in Italian or English (studies, teachers, activities performed), invoice of the application fee’s payment, and a detailed list of the program chosen for each round. Application and documents requested must be complete as specified.
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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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