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01 Feb 2021

9th "Silver Sounds" International Ensemble Contest for Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Discipline:
wind and percussion instruments
Place:
Petrozavodsk, Russia
Qualifications:
The competition is attended by ensembles of performers on wind and percussion instruments up to 35 years old. The competition is planned in in-person form, it is possible to hold a competition on video recordings (you must follow the information on the official website of the competition). The competition is held in four sections: wind ensembles, mixed ensembles, percussion ensembles, and variety ensembles. Each section consists of four age categories. In the sections "Wind Ensembles" and "Ensembles of Percussion Instruments", each age category consists of three groups: duets and trios; quartets and quintets; sextets and larger ensembles. In the sections “Mixed ensembles” and “Variety ensembles”, each age category consists of two groups: trio, quartet, quintet; sextet and larger ensembles. More details - on the official website of the competition.
Dates:
from 28 Mar 2021 to 31 Mar 2021
Entry fee:
4000 rubles for one ensemble
Prize:
Diplomas and titles "Laureate" of 1, 2 and 3 degrees. By unanimous decision of all members of the jury, the "Grand Prix" of the competition is awarded. The organizer of the competition is the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory named after A.K. Glazunov. The performance of the ensembles of the participants of the competition is evaluated by a jury consisting of professors of music universities in Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Turku, Kuopio, Oulu (Finland), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Ribera (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Brussels (Belgium).
For more information visit the official site
08 Feb 2021

Vocal contest "World Music Heritage"

Discipline:
Solo Academic Singing
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Qualifications:
In order to become a participant in the international opera contest, you will need to fill out a special application, attach a photo and your biography with creative achievements to it, and send it to the world-music-heritage@mail.ru email address. Also, in the application, it is necessary to additionally note the related events in which you want to participate.
Dates:
from 12 Jun 2020 to 14 Jun 2020
Entry fee:
5000
Prize:
MONEY GRAND PRIX, Diplomas, letters of thanks
For more information visit the official site
28 Feb 2021

3rd AEMC International Chamber Music Competition

Discipline:
Chamber music
Place:
Montecassiano, Italy
Qualifications:
Musicians of all nationalities may take part, in all ensemble formations (max. 8 players). Singers/accompanists are eligible to participate. There is no age limit. Participants apply by submitting, along with their application, the link to a video uploaded by the registered candidates on YouTube. On the basis of these videos, the Jury, comprised of musicians, academics and artistic directors, will decide the winners of the three prizes. The results will be communicated to the applicants by e-mail and will also be published on the competition’s website.
Entry fee:
30€ (reduced fee); 40€ (regular fee)
Prize:
The prizes consist of 1st Prize (400€ + one opportunity to perform, either live in Italy or at an online event, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic), 2nd Prize (200€) and 3rd Prize (100€)
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2021

1st Ise-Shima Online International Music Competition for Young Musicians

Discipline:
all musical instruments
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Our competition is open to participants of all nationalities from the age of 3-20 years at the time of application and for all types of musical instruments.
Dates:
from 12 Apr 2020 to 01 Mar 2021
Prize:
Ise-Shima Art Foundation Competition will award the 23 best participants in each category (138 musicians maximum). • 1st place - certificate and donation • 2nd place - certificate and donation • 3rd Prize - certificate and donation • The top 20 will receive certificates.
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2021

1st Ise-Shima International Singing Competition

Discipline:
Vocals
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Remote video contest. Terms of participation in the competition's section on our website.
Dates:
from 29 Feb 2020 to 01 Mar 2021
Entry fee:
50 USD
Prize:
The top 53 participants will be awarded. • 1st place - 1000 US dollars, certificate and crowdfunding income • 2nd place - 500 US dollars and certificate • 3rd place - 200 US dollars and certificate • the remaining 50 winners will receive honorary certificates.
For more information visit the official site
17 Apr 2021

V International Internet-Competition of Arts «Musical South Palmyra»

Discipline:
Vocal art; Instrumental art; Author's performance
Place:
Odessa, Ukraine
Qualifications:
To participate in the competition program, a link or two links to the video (s) on YouTube with the performance of 2 different compositions, up to 10 minutes long (I – III age categories) are submitted; up to 15 minutes (IV – VІI age categories).
Dates:
from 23 Apr 2021 to 26 Apr 2021
Entry fee:
Solo – 10 €; Duet – 15 €; Trio – 20 €; Quartet – 25 €; Ensemble (5-7) – 5 € from each participant; Ensemble (8-12) – 4 € from each participant; Team (from 13 people) – 3 € from each participant
Prize:
In each nomination and age category, the title of «Laureate» of I, II, III degree and «Diplomant» is awarded. Teachers and accompanists – with diplomas.
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2021

2 nd Ise-Shima International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Miegun, Japan
Qualifications:
Our competition is open to all pianists of all nationalities. No age limit.
Dates:
from 29 Feb 2020 to 01 May 2021
Entry fee:
Free
Prize:
Prizes • Ise-Shima Art Foundation Competition Top 53 prize winners would be selected and ranked. • 1st Prize - $1,000, certificate and crowdfunding income • 2nd Prize - $500 and certificate • 3rd Prize - $200 and certificate • 50 special prizes – certificates
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2021

2nd Ise-Shima International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Remote video contest. Terms of participation in the competitions sections on our website.
Dates:
from 29 Feb 2020 to 01 May 2021
Prize:
The top 53 participants will be awarded. • 1st place - 1000 US dollars, certificate and crowdfunding income • 2nd place - 500 US dollars and certificate • 3rd place - 200 US dollars and certificate • the remaining 50 winners will receive honorary certificates.
For more information visit the official site
01 Jun 2021

1st Ise-Shima International Composition Competition

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Remote video contest. Terms of participation in the competition's section on our website.
Dates:
from 29 Feb 2020 to 01 Jun 2021
Entry fee:
30 USD
Prize:
The top 36 participants will be awarded. Grand Prize - $ 1,000, certificate and crowdfunding income the remaining 35 will receive honorary titles certificates.
For more information visit the official site
01 Sep 2021

2021 The Sixth NTD International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Classical Piano
Place:
New York, USA, United States of America
Qualifications:
Competition is open to pianists, instructors, and students of all nationalities who are proficient with a broad piano repertoire. Contestants must be between the age of 17-35 during the time of the competition.
Dates:
from 27 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
Entry fee:
US$150
Prize:
Gold Award (1): US$10,000 Silver Award (1): US$6,000 Bronze Award (1): US$3,000 Best Rendition Award of the Commissioned Composition (1): US$3,000 Outstanding Performance Award Honorable Mention Award
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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