Solo instrument & chamber music: Competition regulations

Age limit

27 (note: A maximum of 10% of an ensemble may be between 28 and 35)

Who can participate

Amateurs, musicians from private and state schools, professionals

The Competition includes

  • 1 performance in front of jury (19th July)
  • If chosen by the jury: Performance in the Charity Gala Award Concert on the 20th of July in the MuTh Theater

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Strings (Violin - Viola - Cello - Double Bass)
  • Woodwinds; Brass (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn,Trombone, Saxophone)
  • Chamber Music (2-10 musicians)

Age category and performing time

A    up to 8                               5-7 minutes

B     9 to 12  years                   7-10 minutes

C    13 to 15 years                    8-12 minutes

D    16 to 18 years                   12-15 minutes

E    19 to 27 years                    15-20 minutes

Repertoire

2 original pieces (or 1 original piece and 1 arrangement) from different musical periods e.g. one baroque piece and one contemporary; or one classical and one romantic.

  • The repertoire presented must be within the grasp of the player, with respect to both technical and musical aspects of the piece.
  • It is recommended to choose from the rich repertoire of baroque, early classical, classical, romantic, and contemporary periods.

Application Fee

Solo: – 90 Euro
Duos: – 90 Euro/performer
Trios or larger ensembles: – 45 Euro/performer

This amount is due on registration and is non-refundable. By submitting the application, the participant agrees to the competition regulations.


Date and location

Date of the music competition: July 19th 2019

Location: Concert hall of Klaviergalerie in Vienna: Kaiserstrasse 10, 1070 Wien

Gala Concert in the MuTh Theater: Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020 Wien. 

Awards and prizes

+++ Grand Prix: 3000 € +++

Solo Instrument & Chamber music

Category A (up to 8)
1. Prize: 300 €
2. Prize: 200 €
3. Prize: 100 €

Category B (9 to 12  years)
1. Prize: 400 €
2. Prize: 300 €
3. Prize: 200 €

Category C (13 to 15 years)
4. Prize: 500 €
5. Prize: 300 €
6. Prize: 200 €

Category D (16 to 18 years)
1. Prize: 800 €
2. Prize: 500 €
3. Prize: 300 €

Category E (19 to 27 years)
1. Prize: 1000 €
2. Prize: 800 €
3. Prize: 500 €

Special Award „outstanding talent“:
Special Award „outstanding performance“:
Special Award „personality on stage“:

Other awards by the jury:
Diploma, certificates, goblets, medals, special prizes.

Important note for participants from China: The application deadline has been extended to the 23rd of June 2019 for participants living outside of mainland China. As there are certain Visa regulations for participants living in China, the application for Chinese participants is closed. Please note that our cooperating partner agency "Shenzhen Golden Era Culture Communication" is in charge of organizing the Event packages, where different regulations for our participants from China apply. 

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