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International Competition 'Young Virtuosos'

Next competition: 30.03.-08.04.2017
Next deadline: 06.03.2017
Categories for the next competition: violin, violoncello, flute, clarinet
City: Sofia
Age range: 1 - 26 (various age categories)
Structure: 1, 2 or 3 rounds depending on age
Cycle: every year
Categories: changing every year
Organiser: National School of Music Lyubomir Pipkov
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.yvcompetition.org/

Rules:

PIANO
Group I - up to 11 years of age - born after 1.01.2005
Group II - up to 15 years of age - born after 1.01.2001
Group III - up to 19 years of age - born after 1.01.1997
Group IV - up to 24 years of age - born after 1.01.1992

CLASSICAL GUITAR
Group II - up to 15 years of age - born after 1.01.2001
Group III - up to 19 years of age - born after 1.01.1997
Group IV - up to 24 years of age - born after 1.01.1992

For a detailed view of the rules please follow this link
and for the repertoire please click here

Prizes:

Group I

  • 1-st prize – 750 BGN
  • 2-nd prize – 500 BGN
  • 3-rd prize – 250 BGN

Group II

  • 1-st prize – 1000 BGN
  • 2-nd prize – 800 BGN
  • 3-rd prize – 600 BGN

Group III

  • 1-st prize – 3000 BGN
  • 2-nd prize – 2000 BGN
  • 3-rd prize – 1000 BGN

Group IV

  • 1-st prize – 5000 BGN
  • 2-nd prize – 4000 BGN
  • 3-rd prize – 3000 BGN

Application:

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • a document certifying the age of the participant;
  • two artistic photos (.jpg, .png 800 x 500);
  • a short artistic biography of the participant;
  • a receipt of paid Registration fee of 60 (sixty) EURO or Declaration for personal payment.


Competition address:
Twelfth International Competition
“YOUNG VIRTUOSOS” 2016
National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”
17 Oborishte Str.
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria

Registration fees deposited by a candidate who doesn't meet conditions for participation is non-refundable.

Background:

Open to young performers, music theorists and composers from throughout the world, the competition provides them with new opportunities to compete and communicate with their colleagues, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music. The agenda also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians. The first edition of ‘Young Virtuosos’ was in 2004, when director Milka Miteva suggested it as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school. The competition is organized annually and takes place in the Concert Hall of the National School of Music, with the assistance of the Board of Trustees and the exclusive support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Last updated: 10.08.2016

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