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15 Aug 2020

III Open All-Russian contest "Creative vacations"

Discipline:
instrumental performance: strings, keyboard, winds, percussion, folk instruments. Vocals: academic, jazz, folk, pop
Place:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Qualifications:
Video contest. The format of the contest is remote. Age of participants is from 6 to 24 years. Application deadline is August 15, 2020 Competition Results August 26, 2020 Nominations: Vocals: academic, jazz, folk, pop Instrumental performance: keyboards, strings, winds, plucked, percussion, accompanist art Creative authorship: literary, musical, author-performer Teacher and student (ensemble with teacher) The art of accompanist
Dates:
from 15 Aug 2020 to 26 Aug 2020
Entry fee:
from 1000 rubles
Prize:
free participation in the Fifth Open All-Russian competition-festival "Image of Art" in 2021 in St. Petersburg.
For more information visit obrazart.ru
16 Sep 2020

Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition 2020

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Qualifications:
The age limit for this competition is 30 years and below (as of 31 December 2020). • Composers, regardless of nationality are encouraged to apply. • Only submitted works written within the last five years are eligible for the submission. • Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible. • Works that are previously performed are eligible. • Each applicant may submit only one entry.
Entry fee:
N/A
Prize:
• The winner of the Toolbox Composition Prize will be awarded USD 500. • Three finalists will be invited to join the Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) and receive a festival pass to all TICA events. • Finalists will receive a private lesson with Prof. Ken Ueno (Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley / Creative Director-in-Residence, Toolbox Percussion) as professional training. • TICA will provide accommodation for the finalists (up to six nights, double occupancy). • All selected works will be performed and recorded live during TICA. • Finalists are encouraged to attend all TICA events (subject to World-Wide Travel Restrictions and Health Regulations) • Travel expenses to TICA and other arrangements are the responsibility of the finalists. • Selection of the finalists will be announced no later than 25 October 2020 at GMT+8
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 Oct 2020

2020 Putra International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Malaysia
Dates:
from 01 Nov 2020 to 20 Oct 2020
Prize:
Cash Prizes, Certificates, Masterclass with International Artists, and Performance Opportunities, and Orchestral Engagements.
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
08 Feb 2021

Vocal contest "World Music Heritage"

Discipline:
Solo Academic Singing
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Qualifications:
In order to become a participant in the international opera contest, you will need to fill out a special application, attach a photo and your biography with creative achievements to it, and send it to the world-music-heritage@mail.ru email address. Also, in the application, it is necessary to additionally note the related events in which you want to participate.
Dates:
from 12 Jun 2020 to 14 Jun 2020
Entry fee:
5000
Prize:
MONEY GRAND PRIX, Diplomas, letters of thanks
For more information visit the official site
28 Feb 2021

3rd AEMC International Chamber Music Competition

Discipline:
Chamber Music
Place:
Porto Recanati, Italy
Dates:
from 15 Mar 2020 to 14 Mar 2021
Entry fee:
40€ (early bird) or 50€ (regular)
Prize:
1st prize: 500€ + 1 concert 2nd prize: 300€ + 1 concert 3rd prize: 200€ + 1 concert
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2021

1st Ise-Shima Online International Music Competition for Young Musicians

Discipline:
all musical instruments
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Our competition is open to participants of all nationalities from the age of 3-20 years at the time of application and for all types of musical instruments.
Dates:
from 12 Apr 2020 to 01 Mar 2021
Prize:
Ise-Shima Art Foundation Competition will award the 23 best participants in each category (138 musicians maximum). • 1st place - certificate and donation • 2nd place - certificate and donation • 3rd Prize - certificate and donation • The top 20 will receive certificates.
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2021

1st Ise-Shima International Singing Competition

Discipline:
Vocals
Place:
Toba, Japan
Qualifications:
Remote video contest. Terms of participation in the competition's section on our website.
Dates:
from 29 Feb 2020 to 01 Mar 2021
Entry fee:
50 USD
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
   
 

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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