EMCY

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

All competitions
11/11/2018 - 11/11/2018
Luxembourg - City - Music Conservatoire (Luxembourg)
Brass instruments | Cornet | Flugelhorn | Trumpet | Chamber music | Strings | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double basse | Viola | Violin | Woodwind Instruments | Clarinet | Flute | Saxophone

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 certain categories of the Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes are opened up on an international level. This structure came into being because of Luxembourg’s geographical situation as a small country bordering France, Germany and Belgium. Luxembourg is therefore influenced by different music education systems and all the more so because professional music studies needed to become a music teacher can only be completed abroad. Moreover, Luxembourg is a very diverse and international country with over 47% of the population being of other nationalities (amongst young people the number is above 50%).

From 1988 to 1990 there were separate interregional competitions and in 1994 the whole competition was opened internationally. Since 1997 the current structure has been in place with certain categories opened internationally.

Information

Organiser

École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

10.10.2018

Structure

One round

Age range

1-26 (30 for singing)

Categories for the next competition

Solo performances:
-Winds: flute, clarinet, saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor), trumpet, fluegelhorn, cornet
-Piano
-Strings: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass

Group performances (chamber music)
– Duos to sextets: strings / piano / wind instruments

Rules

The competition is open to young musicians up to 26 years of age who:

  • live in Luxembourg
  • study at a Luxembourg music school or conservatoire
  • have Luxembourg nationality

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 (singing up to 30 years) in the chamber music category the ensembles’ average age is up to 26 years.

More information here 

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 or can be downloaded on the website or completed online.

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.

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. 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 flute, trumpet and chamber music (brass instruments)’ will be delivered. The candidate who obtains less than 40 points receives a participation certificate.

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 www.ugda.lu/ecomus/

Prize winners