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Music Competitions

   
 
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06 Dec 2017

Queen Elisabeth Competition - Brussels - Voice

Discipline:
Singing
Place:
Brussels, Belgium
Qualifications:
Age limit: 31 years, i.e., candidates for the 2018 voice competition must have been born after 31 December 1986.
Dates:
from 01 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
For more information visit the official site
20 Dec 2017

64 Maria Canals International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Barcelona, Spain
Qualifications:
Age limit as of 1st January 2018, Minimum 18 years old, maximum 30 years old.
Dates:
from 10 Mar 2018 to 23 Mar 2018
Prize:
Cash prize: First Prize 15.000 € Second Prize 10.000 € Third Prize 6.000 € 3 Semifinalists 1.500 € each one Other prize: More than 40 prix concerts and recitals
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2018

The 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2018

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka, Japan
Qualifications:
Age limit: Pianists born on or after January 1, 1988
Dates:
from 08 Nov 2018 to 28 Nov 2018
Prize:
Cash prize: 1st prize - ¥3,000,000 2nd prize- ¥1,800,000 3rd prize - ¥1,200,000 4th prize - ¥750,000 5th prize - ¥600,000 6th prize - ¥450,000 Best Performer of the Japanese Work - ¥300,000 Diploma of Outstanding Merit - ¥150,000 Chamber Music Award - ¥150,000 Other prize: Audience Prize - A Certificate of Merit and additional awards 1st Prizewinner’ Concerts: at least 10 opportunities to perform in and outside of Japan, including solo recitals and performances with major orchestras, by the end of March 2020.
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2018

George Enescu International Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Violin, Cello, Composition
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Qualifications:
Age limit: George Enescu International Competition for Composition, Cello, Violin and Piano is open to participants of all nationalities, born after August 1st, 1985. No exception to this age limit is accepted.
Dates:
from 01 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018
Prize:
Cash prize: The Composition section awards are: Prize for symphonic music section - 10.000 Euro Prize for chamber music section - 7.000 Euro For each section, Cello, Violin and Piano awards are: First prize - 15.000 Euro Second prize - 10.000 Euro Third prize - 5.000 Euro Other prize: For the Semifinal Rounds of the Cello and Violin sections, the Jury can offer the following prizes for the foreign accompanists: - A prize in amount of 4.000 euro for the best foreign accompanist of the piano and cello Sonata no. 2 in C major Op. 26 by George Enescu - A prize in amount of 4.000 euro for the best foreign accompanist of the piano and violin Sonatas by George Enescu There will be prizes awarded by partners and sponsors. Prizes may be cumulated. The organizers will also offer prizes such as a concert during the George Enescu Festival and Competition (2019/2020) and concerts in the frame of the musical seasons of the Philharmonic Orchestras in Romania.
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2018

TROMP International Percussion Competition Eindhoven 2018

Discipline:
Percussion
Place:
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Qualifications:
Age limit: 30
Dates:
from 08 Nov 2018 to 18 Nov 2018
Prize:
Cash prize: 1st Prize: € 15000 2nd Prize: € 10000 3rd Prize: € 7000 Audience Prize: € 3000 Press Prize: € 2000 'De Annelie' Youth Jury Prize: € 1000 'Willem Vos' Dutch Repertoire Prize: € 500
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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