EMCY

Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes & European Competition for Young Soloists (European)

All competitions
10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019
Luxembourg - City - Music Conservatoire (Luxembourg)
Brass instruments | French Horn | Chamber music | Percussion | Piano/keyboard | Woodwind Instruments | Bassoon | Oboe

The competition was founded in 1982 and from its conception has been intended for beginners as well as for more experienced young musicians. It is held every November in the Music Conservatoire of Luxembourg City and is organized by UGDA-Music School Luxembourg. The competition is held annually for wind instruments, strings, piano and chamber music and periodically for mandolin, accordion, percussion and voice. Every year several categories are opened up on a European level (see information on the European Competition for Young Soloists).

Every year several categories are opened up on a European level (see more information on the European Competition for Young Soloists).

The categories 2019 are: Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Piano, Chamber Music (Percussion Trio).

Information

Organiser

École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe

Structure

The participants should be aged up to 26 years old (30 for singing), for percussion trio (age groups) aged up to 25 years old .
The competition is developed in one round.

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

10.10.2019

Application

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.

Rules

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.

Solo performance
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.

Repertoire

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.

Prizes

Mentions

The jury will award following mentions:

  • ‘Excellent’: from 56 to 60 points;
  • ‘Very good’: from 50 to 55,9 points;
  • ‘Good’: from 40 to 49,9 points.

A participating certificate will be issued to the competitors or groups who did not get a mention.

Medals

The jury will award the following medals:

  • Gold medal: from 56 to 60 points;
  • Silver medal: from 50 to 55,9 points;
  • Bronze medal: from 45 to 49,9 points.

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.

SACEM Luxembourg

The best laureates may be awarded by a prize offered by the SACEM Luxembourg and donators. Relating rules are laid down by internal regulation.

Diplomas

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.

Contact

Contacts

Visit original competition page website

Prize winners