One round Competition for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute.

When: July 8th, 2023

Where: Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, Brussels. Belgium

The competition is open for everyone. Maximum 80 participants will be accepted after pre-selection.


Inscription to the competition

All participants of the competition need to complete ONLINE application form and pay the registration fee with a credit card (after completion of the application form).

All video links, required photos, documents for apply for entry visa, etc…have to be attached to the registration document.  If some information or document is missing, the registration will not be considered.

All documents should be submitted before May 15th, 2023.

Key Deadlines
  • May 15th, 2023 – all documents should be submitted (including 20 Euros registration fee)
  • May 17th, 2023 – results of pre-selection round are announced
  • May 20st, 2023 – full registration fees to be paid

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Categories:
  • Category A:   9 – 11 yo:  program  5min
  • Category B:  12 – 14 yo: program  10min
  • Category C:  15 – 17 yo: program  15min 
  • Category D:  18 – 20 yo: program 20min
  • Category E: 21 – 25 yo: program 25 min                                                         

2. Program:

  • Violin, Viola, cello: one virtuous study, caprise + work(s) of a free choice
  • Piano, Guitar: one virtuous study + work(s) of a free choice
  • Flute: one virtuous study + work(s) of a free choice

3. Prizes for Competition

1-2-3 prizes (diplomas) + Special prizes:

  • Participation an the MUSICORUM festival 2023-2024 (Royal Museums in Brussel): http://www.musicorum.be
  • Participation in the orchestra “La Chapelle Sauvage” during masterclasses 2023 as a player or soloist: http://www.lachapellesauvage.be
  • Participation an the “Arte Amanti” festival 2024 : https://arte-amanti.be
  • Participation in several concerts of Camerata BRIMA in 2023-2024
  • Monetary incentives (grants) for participation in the Summer Music Academy FORTE 2024
  • Special Award for the best interpretation of the Virtuoso piece composed in 19-20st century. Donated by Young Classic Dialog Festival (Berlin)
  • For some 1st prize and Grand Prix winners of each category: participation in the GALA concert of the Summer Music Academy FORTE 2023
  • Participation in a set of concerts organised by Royal Library of Belgium (Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België).  

Costs for participation in the competition

  • A non-refundable registration fee 20 Euros at the moment of the registration (credit card) together with a YouTube Link with a recent recording of the participant and all documents specified in the requirements for inscription before May 15th, 2023
  • No extra documents, no changes of the program after submit to the participation are accepted.
  • In case of the list of the documents is not completed administration are right don’t accept the participation.
  • Selected candidates will be informed by the administration of the competition by May 17th, 2023. The rest to pay for selected candidates before May 20st, 2023:
  • Category A: 30 euro
  • Category B: 40 euro
  • Category C: 50 euro
  • Category D: 60 euro
  • Category E: 70 euro

Pre-Selection

Participants will be asked to go through a pre-selection round

For all categories: YouTube or any other video file download link of a program recently performed by the applicant. Recording can be from any performance, competition or homemade. 

Program for all categories: one virtuous study and works of a free choice

  • Category A: maximum 5 min 
  • Category B: maximum 7 min 
  • Category C: maximum 10 min 
  • Category D: maximum  13 min 
  • Category E: maximum 15 min 

REQUIREMENTS TO VIDEO RECORDINGS:

  1. One video link to all pieces
  2. Each piece must be recorded in a single take and without any editing of the audio or video. 
  3. Cuts between movements of the same piece are not permitted. 
  4. The camera must be fixed and placed in front of the musician with clear visibility of the hands and body.
  5. Only video recordings on Grand Pianos or Upright Pianos are allowed.
  6. The video recording must be done between 2022 & 2023 (until March 1st 2023).
  7. The video recording must have a reasonable video and audio quality (at least 720p) with no background noise.
  8. Participants who do not respect the rules will be disqualified.

Maximum 80 participants will be accepted after pre-selection.