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01 Jun 2020

Sound World Call 2020

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
United Kingdom
Qualifications:
This call is open to any composers who are 25 or under Pieces should be unpublished and should have received no previous performances.
Entry fee:
None
Prize:
Professional performance at a high-profile gala concert at one of the UK’s finest concert halls.
For more information visit the official site
06 Jun 2020

Backstage Show Rap Contest

Discipline:
Rap music
Place:
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Qualifications:
Brazilian rap artists of any age.
Entry fee:
R $ 19.99
Prize:
R $ 1000.00
For more information visit Para mais informações visite: the official site
06 Jun 2020

VII Open All-Russian Children’s Creative Contest by Video Recordings - "Little Stars"

Discipline:
Instrumental performance: strings, keyboards, winds, percussion, folk instruments. Vocals: academic, jazz, folk, pop
Place:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Qualifications:
To participate in the competition, you must fill out an application and send a link to the video of the competition performance. General requirements: 2 diverse works, the total duration of the sound is up to 10 minutes.
Dates:
from 01 May 2020 to 15 Jun 2020
Entry fee:
1000 rubles
Prize:
Grand Prix - free participation in the full-time V Open All-Russian competition-festival "Image of Art" in 2021.
For more information visit obrazart.ru
30 Jun 2020

Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition

Discipline:
Classical Music, Violin, Cello, Piano
Place:
Berlin, Germany
Qualifications:
The competition is open to any one born after 31 December 2002
Dates:
from 29 Aug 2020 to 03 Sep 2020
Entry fee:
150,00 €
Prize:
Grand Prix (across all age groups and categories): Performance with the Berlin Sinfonic Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall Monitary prizes (for each of the age groups across all three categories): 1st prize - 1.500,00 €; 2nd prize - 1.000,00 €; 3rd prize - 500,00 €
For more information visit the official site
30 Jun 2020

Bucharest International Music Competition

Discipline:
Chamber Music (Brass Quintet 2020)
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Dates:
from 01 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020
Entry fee:
500 Euro
Prize:
Worldwide advertise for prize winners | Cash prizes and special prizes
For more information visit the official site
01 Jul 2020

France Music Competition - Scholarships - No travel

Discipline:
Discipline A: Piano - Harpsichord - Pianoforte - Organ - Ondes Martenot - Accordion Discipline B: Violin - Viola - Cello - Double Bass - Harp - Guitar Discipline C: VOCAL Soprano - Mezzo - Contralto - Tenor - Baritone - Bass Discipline D: Flute - Oboe - Clarinet - Bassoon - Trumpet - French Horn - Trombone - Tuba - Saxophone - Euphonium Discipline E: Percussion Discipline F: CHAMBER MUSIC Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Septet, Octet
Place:
France
Dates:
from 13 Apr 2020 to 25 Apr 2020
Entry fee:
118$
Prize:
8 Honorary prizes: 3000€ x 1 2000€ x 2 1000€ x 3 500€ x 2 Special Gold and Silver prizes: At least 30 special Gold and Silver prizes will be awarded in addition to the honorary prizes. The laureates will receive a diploma by email.
For more information visit the official site
31 Jul 2020

Basel Composition Competition

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Basel, Switzerland
Qualifications:
open to composers of all ages and nationalities
Dates:
from 03 Mar 2021 to 07 Mar 2021
Entry fee:
55 CHF
Prize:
1st prize: CHF 60'000 2nd prize: CHF 25'000 3rd prize: CHF 10'000 public prize: CHF 5'000
For more information visit the official site
30 Sep 2020

La Follia Nuova Chamber Music Competition

Discipline:
Chamber Music (Duo to Quintet)
Place:
Bolzano, Italy
Dates:
from 25 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
Entry fee:
40 Euros per participant
Prize:
1 Concert in Trentino - South Tyrol 1 Two Days Professional Studio Recording in Riva del Garda Metrò Rec Studio
For more information visit the official site
05 Oct 2020

International String Competition "Inter Cordes"

Discipline:
Violin, Cello
Place:
Paris, France
Dates:
from 26 Oct 2020 to 02 Nov 2020
Entry fee:
100 euro soliste, 50 euro ensemble membre
Prize:
The Competition offers the following prizes: 1000 euros*, a concerto performance with the orchestra in France and in Russia, a fine contemporary bow, master-classes, different prizes from our partenaires.
For more information visit the official site
31 Dec 2020

Bucharest Wind Competition

Discipline:
Duo | Trio | Quartet
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Dates:
from 01 Jan 2021 to 15 Jan 2021
Entry fee:
100€
Prize:
Worldwide advertise for prize winners Cash prizes and special prizes Presentation page for the prize winners published on the website
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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