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23 Apr 2021

VIII International Piano Competition "Piano style"

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Qualifications:
the competition is held on the basis of video recordings
Dates:
from 01 May 2021 to 02 May 2021
Entry fee:
8000 tenge (1500 Russian rubles, 20 US dollars, 15 euros)
Prize:
The winners of the competition are awarded diplomas and titles of "Laureate" I, II and III degrees, "Diplomant" in each age group, as well as a preferential certificate "Art aspect" for participation in competitions and events held by the Center for creative initiatives "Art aspect".
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 May 2021

Summer Music Academy in Brussels in July 4-11th, 2021

Discipline:
piano, violin, viola, cello, flute organ
Place:
Brussels, Belgium
Qualifications:
We invite young musicians (10-20 y.o.) of piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and church organ.
Dates:
from 04 Jul 2021 to 11 Jul 2021
Entry fee:
600 Euros
Prize:
several
For more information visit the official site
08 May 2021

International Competitions of the Art Assembly "Talents of the XXI Century"

Discipline:
Piano competition; String Instrument Competition, Wind Instrument Competition; Folk Instrument Performers Competition; Vocal Competition; Choir competition; Choreographic competition; Artistic skill competition; Competition for young composers; Reading competition
Place:
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Qualifications:
Competitions are held on the basis of video recordings.
Dates:
from 14 May 2021 to 16 May 2021
Entry fee:
soloists - 5,000 tenge (1,000 Russian rubles, 12 US dollars, 10 euros); ensembles and groups - 2500 tenge for each participant
Prize:
The winners of the competition are awarded in each age category and nomination the title of "Laureate" of I, II and III degrees and "Diploma", Certificate of the participant, preferential certificates for competitions held by the Center "Art aspect" are awarded. The jury has the right to award an unlimited number of prizes for each nominations, as well as special diplomas "Best accompanist", "Best choreographer", "Diploma of the youngest participant", "Diploma for the best artistic work", "Audience Award". Teachers, directors and accompanists receive official letters of thanks and certificates in electronic form.
For more information visit the official site
10 May 2021

International Online Competition-Festival of Arno Babajanyan's Song Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Composer

Discipline:
Vocal
Place:
Yerevan, Armenia
Qualifications:
Junior and Young performers from different countries can become participants of the competition-festival. Auditions will be held on the basis of video recordings. The competition-festival will be of 3 age categories: I age category - includes participants up to 14 years of age II age category - includes participants 15-18 years of age III age category - includes participants 19-25 years of age
Dates:
from 15 May 2021 to 20 May 2021
Entry fee:
For Armenian citizens: I age category – 10.000 AMD II age category – 12.000 AMD III age category – 15.000 AMD For foreign participants: I age category – 30 EUR II age category – 35 EUR III age category – 40 EUR
Prize:
Grand Prix - Medal First Prize - Laureate Diploma Second Prize - Laureate Diploma Third Prize - Laureate Diploma Fourth Prize - Laureate Diploma Fifth Prize - Laureate Diploma Diplomas
For more information visit the official site
15 May 2021

North American Virtuoso International Online Music Competition

Discipline:
All instruments, all genres, solo & ensembles, performance & composition
Place:
Montreal, Canada
Qualifications:
Categories Accepted Entry types: Solo, Duo, Ensemble, Choir, Orchestra Genres: Performance - Classical, Jazz, Pop, Traditional Music Composition - Must be presented in a performance video. Instruments: Piano, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Harp, Accordion, Harmonica, Voice, Harpsichord, Organ, Percussion, Bagpipe, Traditional Musical Instruments and others. (When in doubt, please contact us to confirm). Category Divisions: Pre-Junior - Ages under 6 Junior - Ages 6 to 11 Youth - Ages 12 to 16 Collegiate - Ages 17 and above (Music Majors, Conservatory students) Professional - Ages 21 and above (Performers with professional performance degrees or with comparable performance standards) Adult Amateur - Ages 21 and above (non-music majors) Applicants of each category will be placed in the appropriate age group(s) based on level and experience. ​No age limit imposed.
Dates:
from 16 Apr 2021 to 31 May 2021
Entry fee:
$125 for Preliminary round, $150 for Final Round
Prize:
Prizes & Awards (1) Special monetary prizes, trophies and certificates for top winners. (2) Medals and certificates for First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners. (3) Certificate of participation for honorary mention participants (4) Certificate of recognition of music teachers of winners upon request** (5) Top Prize winners will be featured on our competition website and social media sites with a concert portrait, biography, and their prize winning video. (6) Outstanding top prize winners will be invited to join our North American Virtuoso Music Competition Laureate Circle. We will continue to promote projects, recordings and news of our laureates. Our goal is to offer sustained support to our prize winners to help them promote their musical careers.
For more information visit the official site
20 May 2021

The 3rd WPTA Finland International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano Solo & Piano Duo/Duet
Place:
Finland
Qualifications:
World Piano Teachers Association Finland
Dates:
from 06 Feb 2021 to 20 May 2021
Entry fee:
€80
Prize:
✦ Award certificate ✦ Written feedback from distinguished international jury panel upon request ✦ Attractive scholarship(s) for attending music festival and masterclasses ✦ Exclusive feature on web page with prize winning video(s) and portrait.
For more information visit the official site
21 May 2021

11th AKORDEON ART plus 2021, International Online Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Piano duo, Piano practicum, Accordion solo, Variety, Accordion orchestra, Chamber ensembles
Place:
Istočno Sarajevo 71126, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Qualifications:
Categories, for the youngest contestants grades, college and university students, as well as adults: Piano solo - youngest, I-VIII, Piano duo - IX-XIV, Piano practicum - XV-XVIII Accordion solo - I-IX, Variety X-XI, Accordion orchestra XII-XIV Chamber ensembles - A, B, C. In the Application form - general data, competition program, duration, youtube link.
Dates:
from 31 May 2021 to 03 Jun 2021
Entry fee:
Participation fees /from Competition Rules/: Solo (Accordion/Piano) 25€; Piano duo 30€; Piano practicum 20€; Chamber ensembles 40€; Accordion orchestra 60€
Prize:
Prize Fund (1. Prize): Accordion (solo): Cat. I-VI 100€; Cat. VII-VIII, X-XI 125€; Cat. IX 175€ Piano (solo): Cat. youngest competitiors, I-VI 100€; Cat. VII 150€, Cat. VIII 175 €
For more information visit the official site
01 Jun 2021

VIII International Competition of Musical Art "Primavera romana"

Discipline:
"Piano" (solo, ensembles); Organ, Organ Plus (duets, ensembles); String Instruments (solo, ensembles); "Wind Instruments" (solo, ensembles); "Folk Instruments" (solo, ensembles); "Academic Vocal" (solo, ensembles); "Traditional singing" (solo, ensembles); "Chorus"
Place:
Rome, Italy
Qualifications:
The competition is held on video recordings
Dates:
from 05 Jun 2021 to 06 Jun 2021
Entry fee:
Soloists: 12,500 tenge (25 euros), Ensembles: 7,000 tenge (14 euros) from each participant; For participants with a preferential certificate: Soloists: 8000 tenge (16 euros), Ensembles: 4000 tenge (8 euros) per participant
Prize:
The winners of the competition are awarded in each category and age group diplomas and titles of "Laureate" I, II and III degrees, "Diploma winner"
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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