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City: Zurich (Switzerland)
Age range: 9-22 (based on average age of band members)
Structure: Online-Preselection, Live-Selection, Award-Session
Cycle: every year
Categories: bands
Organiser: Stiftung Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb
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Website: www.sjmw.ch/

Rules: The competition is for young musicians between the age of 9 and 22 of all nationalities who are permanently resident in Switzerland or Liechtenstein and for citizens of Switzerland or Liechtenstein who live abroad.

The bands have to consist of 2-10 musicians. There is no compulsory repertoire but required pieces are own compositions and/or arrangements for or from the bands. All instruments and voice are permitted.

More information in German

Prizes: The performance at the Award-Session is already regarded as a prize only for bands with a 1st Prize. Special Prizes will be awarded directly at the Award-Session.

Application: As requirement for the application the band needs a Band-Account on www.mx3.ch, to upload a band profile and one demo recording (audio or video recording). The application for the competition happens through the Book my Band- Button on the Mx3-page of the Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb (SJMW): http://www.mx3.ch/stage/sjmw_jrp

Based on the demo recording the jury which bands will take part in the Live-Selection in the Jazzclub Moods in Zürich (Switzerland).

Application fee: 100 CHF

Background: The competition Jazz, Rock, Pop serves as expansion of the classic competition of the Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb (SJMW) also carried out on national level.

Last updated: 21.11.2016

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Junior group – under 17 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 7000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 5000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 1000 PLN

Senior group – from 17 to 25 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 10000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 7000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 3000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

Apart from the prizes stipulated in the regulations, private persons and institutions may award other prizes.

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