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Jazz, Rock&Pop

Next competition:

Online with Demo: 01.12.2017 - 31.01.2018

Online Pre-Selection: 28.02.2018

Come-Together: 05.04.-08.04. 2018, Jazzcampus Basel


Entrada: 16.03.-18.03.2018

Finale: 03.05.-06.05.2018 Musik Konservatorium Zürich

Next deadline: Jazz&Pop: TBA

Classica: TBA
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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: Solo, Band and Large Ensemble/Big Band
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 2-8 musicians and large ensembles/big bands have to consist of miminum 9 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.

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: can be done only via an application form on the website of SJMW that will be online during the time of application (1.12.17-31.1.18). The demo recording (audio or video recording) can be uploaded there easily.

Based on the demo recording the jury will choose which soloist / bands / lange ensembles/big bands will take part in the Live-Selection at the Jazzcampus in Basel (Switzerland)

Application fee:

  • CHF 60.- solo act (1 person)
  • CHF 150.- band (2-8 persons)
  • CHF 250.- large ensemble/big band (from 9 persons)

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: 04.08.2017

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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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