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28 Feb 2019

XVI International Opera Competition S. Francesco Di Paola

Discipline:
Opera
Place:
Cosenza, Italy
Qualifications:
Opera Singers
Dates:
from 28 Mar 2019 to 30 Mar 2019
Entry fee:
80€
Prize:
€ 10,000.00, special prizes, recitals, free master classes, artistic writing, etc.
For more information visit the official site
15 Mar 2019

IV On-line Madrid International Music Competition

Discipline:
all nominations
Place:
Madrid, Spain
Qualifications:
On-line by video recordings
Dates:
from 01 Apr 2019 to 01 May 2019
Entry fee:
from 30 euro
Prize:
All competitors will receive the comments of jury – Spanish musicians, professors of Superior Music Institutes of Spain. Honorable Diploma– to all teachers. Honorable Diploma with the title "Best teacher" and the invitation in jury of one of the next competition – to the teachers with the highest results in every section (at least two or more first prizes or of one Grand Prix). Invitation in jury for the Grand Prix of categories E, F. The winners of Grand Prix and some of the first prizes (at the choice of the organizing committee) will be invited to take part in the International Concert “Uniti nella Musica” in the Academic Hall of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome in spring of 2020 and will get a 50 % discount for the participation in the International Music Competition “MELOS” that will be held in the same hall in the same period.
For more information visit the official site
31 Mar 2019

Composition Competition 2019

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Vienna, Austria
Qualifications:
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works and works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.
Entry fee:
40 €
Prize:
1st Prize: 1.000, - Euro & Recording and certificate 2nd Prize: 750, - Euro & Recordingand certificate 3rd Prize: 500, - Euro & Recordingand certificate
For more information visit the official site
05 Apr 2019

"VYATSKOE" International Music Competition for Young Performers

Discipline:
wind instruments
Place:
Yaroslavskaya oblast, Russia
Qualifications:
For all Russian and foreign performers aged 7 - 33 The following documents should be sent to office2center@gmail.com before the stated deadline: - application (Word format) - 2 links to Youtube performances (one from the competition list and the other at performer's choice) - receipt of the payment (1st round) - colored photo
Prize:
According to the results of the competition, the jury will award the participants with the titles of laureates and the corresponding cash prizes: I Age category / Junior group (A) —-- 7 - 14 years: 1 prize and the title of laureate - 20 000 rubles 2 prize and the title of laureate - 15 000 rubles 3 prize and the title of laureate - 10 000 rubles II Age category / Middle group (B) —– 15 - 18 years; 1 prize and the title of laureate - 30 000 rubles 2 prize and the title of laureate - 25 000 rubles 3 prize and the title of laureate - 20 000 rubles III Age Category / Senior Group (C) —-- 19 - 33 years old; 1 prize and the title of laureate - 100 000 rubles 2 prize and the title of laureate - 70 000 rubles 3 prize and the title of laureate - 50 000 rubles
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2019

VI On-line Rome International Music Competition

Discipline:
all nominations
Place:
Rome, Italy
Qualifications:
On-line by video recordings
Dates:
from 01 May 2019 to 01 Jun 2019
Entry fee:
from 30 euro
Prize:
All competitors will receive the comments of jury – Italian musicians, professors of Rome Conservatory “S. Cecilia”. Honorable Diploma– to all teachers. Honorable Diploma with the title "Best teacher" and the invitation in jury of one of the next competition – to the teachers with the highest results in every section (at least two or more first prizes or of one Grand Prix). Invitation in jury for the Grand Prix of categories E, F. The winners of Grand Prix and some of the first prizes (at the choice of the organizing committee) will be invited to take part in the International Concert “Uniti nella Musica” in the Academic Hall of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome in spring of 2020 and will get a 50 % discount for the participation in the International Music Competition “MELOS” that will be held in the same hall in the same period.
For more information visit the official site
27 Apr 2019

"VYATSKOE" International Music Competition for Young Performers

Discipline:
voice
Place:
Yaroslavskaya oblast, Russia
Qualifications:
For all Russian and foreign performers aged 7 - 33 The following documents should be sent to office2center@gmail.com before the stated deadline: - application (Word format) - 2 links to Youtube performances (one from the competition list and the other at performer's choice) - receipt of the payment (1st round) - colored photo
Dates:
from 09 May 2019 to 12 May 2019
Entry fee:
1 round = 1000 rub // 2 round = 3000 rub
For more information visit the official site
05 May 2019

3rd Oskar Rieding International Competition for Young Musicians

Discipline:
violin, chamber music
Place:
Celje, Slovenia
Qualifications:
ONLINE www.riedingcompetition.com
Dates:
from 30 Jan 2019 to 25 May 2019
Entry fee:
50 Eur / 90 Eur
Prize:
1500 Euro concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, performances with chamber and symphony orchestra
For more information visit the official site
15 May 2019

IV On-line Geneva International Music Competition

Discipline:
all nominations
Place:
Geneva, Switzerland
Qualifications:
On-line by video recordings
Dates:
from 01 Jun 2019 to 01 Jul 2019
Entry fee:
from 30 euro
Prize:
All competitors will receive the comments of jury – Swiss musicians, professors of superior music institutes of Switzerland Honorable Diploma– to all teachers. Honorable Diploma with the title "Best teacher" and the invitation in jury of one of the next competition – to the teachers with the highest results in every section (at least two or more first prizes or of one Grand Prix). Invitation in jury for the Grand Prix of categories E, F. The winners of Grand Prix and some of the first prizes (at the choice of the organizing committee) will be invited to take part in the International Concert “Uniti nella Musica” in the Academic Hall of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome in spring of 2020 and will get a 50 % discount for the participation in the International Music Competition “MELOS” that will be held in the same hall in the same period.
For more information visit the official site
31 Jul 2019

Paulinyi International Competition 2019 for young violinists

Discipline:
Violinists aged under 11.
Place:
internet, Brazil
Entry fee:
No fee.
Prize:
There are 2 prizes: US$ 30 for the best playing. US$ 15 for the most popular video.
For more information visit the official site
03 Oct 2019

Ise-Shima International Online Competition for Piano 2019

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Japan
Qualifications:
Remote competition of videos
Entry fee:
USD 40
Prize:
Top 53 participants will be awarded. • 1st place - $ 2000 and certificate • 2nd place - $ 500 and certificate • 3rd place - $ 200 and certificate • The remaining 50 winners will receive honorary certificates.
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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