École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe
The competition is developed in one round only.
The participants should be aged up to 26 years old (30 for singing), for percussion trio (age groups) aged up to 25 years old .
Application forms may be requested from the offices of the music schools, conservatoires and societies affiliated to the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe and from the UGDA Music School Office.
The application form must include 3 copies of the free compositions (soloist part) selected by the contestant. For individual competitors, the entrance fee is 32 EUR. For chamber music groups the entrance fee is 16 EUR per individual member of the group. The entrance fee has to be paid at the latest by the deadline to bank account of “École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (UGDA)”. Banking fees are chargeable to the candidate. The entrance fee is not refundable.
In the frame of the co-operation between EMCY members, the solo categories oboe, bassoon, horn, piano solo and chamber music (percussion trio) will be opened on the international level. The UGDA Music School awaits applications from all over Europe.
Participants perform 1 set piece plus 1 or 2 pieces of their own choice (lasting 10 – 25 minutes depending on the level). The competition is divided into six different levels. The solo categories are open up to 26 years
Group performance for percussion trios in collaboration with the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg.The percussion trios have the choice between two age groups:
Category A: The competition is open to percussion trios for whose the total age of members does not exceed 45 years of age as of November 10, 2019; no member of the group can be older than 17 years old on November 10, 2019.
Category B: The competition is open to percussion trios for whose the total age of members does not exceed 60 years of age as of November 10, 2019; no member of the group can be older than 25 years old on November 10, 2019.
Pieces to perform:
• set programme
• a free programme to be chosen from the repertoire list published in the annex.
Duration of the performances:
Category A: Duration of performance (15 minutes maximum) + 5 minutes set-up
Category B: Duration of performance (20 minutes maximum) + 5 minutes set-up
The ensembles are requested to play their complete programme during the competition.
The jury will award following mentions:
A participating certificate will be issued to the competitors or groups who did not get a mention.
The jury will award the following medals:
Points may not be rounded off. The jury may also award the mentions ‘unanimously’, ‘highly commended’ or ‘highly commended and unanimously to the jury’ in case of exceptional results.
The best laureates may be awarded by a prize offered by the SACEM Luxembourg and donators. Relating rules are laid down by internal regulation.
The diploma of the ‘Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists’ will be delivered to the participants of the Luxembourg competition. To the participants of the European competition, the diploma of the ‘European Competition for oboe, bassoon, horn, piano solo and chamber music (percussion trio)’ will be delivered. The candidate who obtains less than 40 points receives a participation certificate.
The categories this year will be: Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Piano, Chamber Music (Percussion Trio)
The soloist / group who has been awarded a gold medal at the competition is considered a ‘1st prize-winner of the competition’. The medal winners of the competition may also be invited to take part in international workshops and European concerts.