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

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15/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
Luxembourg - City - Music Conservatoire (Luxembourg)
Chamber music | Strings | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double bass | Viola | Violin

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 category 2020 are strings: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, chamber music (strings).

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).

The competition has one round.

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

9.10.2020

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 strings: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and chamber music (strings) 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 (chamber music) 

Duets to sextets: string instruments with or without piano. The average age of the group must be under 27 years, and no member of the group can be older than 30. The competition is divided into six different levels.

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 strings: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and chamber music’ will be delivered. The candidate who obtains less than 40 points receives a participation certificate.

The categories this year will be strings: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and chamber music (strings).

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

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