Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the competitions take place ?

VIBC Competitions and Gala evening will take place at the Museumsquartier Halle E+G.

VIFF Dance Performance will take place at the Museumsquartier Halle E+G.

VIMC Competition will take place at the Klaviergallerie.

VIMC Gala concert will take place at the Prayner Konservatorium- Musikstudium in Wien, Ehrbar Saal.

VICC Competition: soon to be announced.

VICC Concert will take place at the Prayner Konservatorium- Musikstudium in Wien.

Where will the masterclasses/workshops take place ?

VIBC masterclasses and VIFF dance workshops will take place the MUK (Music and Arts: University of the city of Vienna).

VIMC masterclasses will take place at the Klaviergallerie.

VICC masterclasses will take place at the Prayner Konservatorium- Musikstudium in Wien.

 

What is the age limit for participants of the competition ?

The age limit for VIBC, VIFF and VIMC is 27 years.

The general age limit for VICC is 27 years, however, category D (Adult's choir) starts from 28.

When do I have to pay the application fee ?

At the time of application. After submitting the application form, you will be directed to the payment link. Please note that registration is only complete after we received your payment. You will receive a confirmation email. 

How much is the application fee for the competition and performances ?

MUSIC:
*90 € for solo performers
*75 € for Duos p.P.
*60 € per person for Trios and larger groups
*260 € for Choirs, orchestras, brass bands etc. per group

BALLET and DANCE:
*90 € for Solo
*75 € for Duets per person
*45 € for Trios and larger groups per person

NOTE:  The fees do not apply for participants from China, as we have a cooperating agency partner who is in charge of them and who takes care of the Visum. Please get in touch with us to learn more about the packages for Chinese participants. 

How much is the application fee for master classes ?

MUSIC

*380 € for Solo (3 x 50 min)
*190 € per P. for Duos and larger groups (3 x 50 min.)

BALLET / VARIATION / REPERTOIRE

Participant: *120 € (4 x 90 min.)

Non participant: *150 € (4 x 90 min.)

CONTEMPORARY

Participant: *90 € (4 x 90 min.)

Non participant: *120 € (4 x 90 min.)

 

NOTE:  The fees do not apply for participants from China, as we have a cooperating agency partner who is in charge of them and who takes care of the Visum. Please get in touch with us to learn more about the packages for Chinese participants. 

What are the payment methods ?

Please pay through bank transfer.

New Century Culture Exchange Association 
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN:   AT 02 12000 10004401948
SWIFT: BKAUATWW

When will the detailed schedule be announced ?

After the application deadline at the end of May, we can have a clearer picture of the participation, and accordingly arrange the schedule – from the end of May. 

Does the Festival cover transportation, hotel and food during the Festival period?

No, we don't cover these costs, but we offer an event package for your stay. Please get in touch with us to learn more. 

Where can I practice before the competition ?

The best way is to rent a practice room not too far from your hotel.
Here are some options:

• Klaviergalerie (www.klaviergalerie.at)
• Klavierhaus Förstl (www.mietklaviere.at)
• Klavierhaus Stingl (https://stingl-klavier.at/index.php/uebungsraeume)

Who are the teachers for the masterclasses ?

For the music masterclasses:

  • Prof. Elena Tolstykh (piano and chamber music)
  • Prof.Oleg Poliansky (piano and chamber music)
  • Prof.Panteleimon (Pantelis) Pistofidis (violin and chamber music)
  • Dr. Adilia Alieva (piano)
  • Agnieszka Kabut (cello)
  • Sasha  Danilov (clarinet)

Note: Depending on the demand of instrumentalists, we can provide more teachers for the specific instruments.

For the dance masterclasses:

  • Sandra Castro-Mühlbauer (Ballet)
  • Mag. Oleksandr Maslyannikov (Ballet and variation class) 
  • Prof. Mihail Sosnovschi (Ballet)
  • Eva Maria Schaller (Modern Dance)
  • Ksenia Padalka (character dance)

This list is subject to change. 

What does the “Charity” in the Gala event stand for ?

With our funds, we support young artists through various measures: Providing scholarships; fostering young talents by providing performing opportunities or/and enabling them to come to Vienna. Another focus is to invite artistic groups with special situations, such as various levels of handicaps or other challenging conditions. Our goal is to make the music and dance world accessible to everyone. 

This year, we are happy to support young artists from “Child Support Association” from Bulgaria. Please check out their Website for further information: www.apd.bg

Does the Festival board provide an invitation letter for my Visa if needed ?

We can provide Visa invitation letters for participants around the world, apart from China. Please contact us if you need an invitation letter for your trip to Vienna.