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25 Oct 2019

Musicworks' 2019 Electronic Music Composition Contest is Open

Discipline:
Electronic Music
Place:
Canada
Qualifications:
Interested parties must compose and submit an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music. The contest is open to entries from anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.
Dates:
from 01 Aug 2019 to 25 Aug 2019
Entry fee:
Contest Entry Fee is $25 (Can.). All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks. Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.
Prize:
First prize is $500 (Can.), a composer profile in Musicworks 136, Spring 2020 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 136 CD. Second prize is $200 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020. Third prize is $100 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020.
For more information visit the official site
01 Nov 2019

“KAMERTON – SOLOIST” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF PERFORMING ART

Discipline:
piano, violin, cello, flute, voice
Place:
Yerevan, Armenia
Qualifications:
Children up to 15 years of age can participate in this competition. Competition will be held in the following formats: Internal - for the citizens of Armenia and Artsakh, Internal or Internet formats for foreign participants, up to their choice.
Dates:
from 15 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019
Entry fee:
30 euro
Prize:
Prizes and diplomas will be given according to jury decision. The best performers will have a chance to perform as a soloist with the orchestra.
For more information visit the official site
01 Nov 2019

XI International Performing Arts Competition Grand Prix "Golden Talents"

Discipline:
Nominations in 2019: “violin”, “cello” and, for the first time in the history of the competition, “composition”.
Place:
Orenburg, Russia
Qualifications:
Musicians under the age of 18 and composers under the age of 27 can take part in the competition (age as of November 1, 2019).
Dates:
from 12 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019
Entry fee:
Participation is free.
Prize:
Grand Prix - 100,000 thousand rubles; 1st prize - 40,000 thousand rubles; II prize - 25,000 thousand rubles; III prize - 10,000 thousand rubles. This year, the winners in each category receive a special prize established by the ART-WINDOW cultural platform - scholarship support for participation in regional and international competitions.
For more information visit the official site
15 Nov 2019

Vocal-choral competition "Tsarskoye Selo"

Discipline:
Academic Vocals, Choir, Vocals and Organ
Place:
St. Petersburg, Pushkin, Russia
Qualifications:
Age nominations
Dates:
from 05 Dec 2019 to 06 Oct 2019
Entry fee:
3000 rub
Prize:
Laureate of 1, 2, 3 degrees by age nomination, Grand Prix, participation in concerts and a trip abroad
For more information visit the official site
15 Nov 2019

Third All-Russian Creative Video Competition "Trophy of Art"

Discipline:
Vocals: academic, pop, folk, jazz. Instrumental performance: keyboards, wind instruments, string instruments, folk instruments, percussion instruments
Place:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Qualifications:
Participation by video. Two rounds. First round - evaluated by a professional jury, winners and diploma winners of the competition are determined. Round II - spectator voting, determining the winner of the Grand Prix of the competition among the laureates of the first degree.
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2019 to 05 Dec 2019
Entry fee:
1000 rubles
Prize:
10 000 rubles. The Grand Prix
For more information visit obrazart.ru
07 Jan 2020

VI International Piano Competition dedicated to Aida Isakova

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Qualifications:
AGE CATEGORIES (The age of participants is calculated relative to the date of the competition) I: up to 9 years (inclusive); II: 10-11 years (inclusive); III: 12-13 years old (inclusive); IV: 14-15 years old (inclusive); V: 16-17 years old (inclusive); VI: 18–20 years old (inclusive); VII: 21-25 years (inclusive).
Dates:
from 18 Jan 2020 to 19 Jan 2020
Entry fee:
15,000 tenge (35 euros).
Prize:
- SPECIAL PRIZE OF GALINA PETROVA AND MAXIM FEDOTOV - SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE LAUREATES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION NAMED AFTER P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY “For the best performance of A. Isakova’s transcription of P. Tchaikovsky’s works” Competition winners are assigned in each age group. Awarded are "GRAND - PRIX", diplomas and titles of "Laureate" of I, II and III degrees, title of "Diplomate", memorable gifts and certificates for participation in competitions and events held by the Center of Creative Initiatives “Аrt aspect” in 2020.
For more information visit the official site
17 Jan 2020

8SW Composer Competition

Discipline:
Chamber Music
Place:
New York, NY, United States of America
Qualifications:
Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma. All submissions must be works composed for flute, viola and cello.
Dates:
from 15 Sep 2019 to 17 Jan 2020
Entry fee:
12.00 USD
Prize:
FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work in the Fall of 2020. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.
For more information visit the official site
07 Feb 2020

ECSO Instrumental Competition March 2020

Discipline:
Instrumental
Place:
NEW LONDON, United States of America
Qualifications:
Concerto Competition Eligibility is restricted to persons born on or after March 14, 1994. Contestant must not be under professional management. A certified copy of the contestant’s birth certificate or other proof of age is required with the completed application, available on ECSO’s website – ectsymphony.com. Completed applications must be received in the office or by email on or before FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 and include a good quality CD or .mp3 (320kbps quality) of one movement from your competition piece. This movement should demonstrate a range of technique, skill, and musicianship. CD can be returned if a self addressed stamped mailer is enclosed. The contestant may perform any ONE or ALL movements of the competition piece on the submitted CD or .mp3. CD's must be labeled with the contestant's name, instrument and piece they are prepared to perform. First round is judged through CD or.mp3 submission. Finalists will be notified by email or phone
Dates:
from 01 Sep 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
Entry fee:
$50
Prize:
The first prize winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and a possible appearance as guest soloist with the orchestra. Second prize will be a $1,000 cash award. Third prize will be a $500 cash 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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