Concurso Juventudes Musicales

All competitions
29/11/2024 - 01/12/2024
Madrid, Spain
Brass instruments | Woodwind Instruments

Concurso Juventudes Musicales is one of the central programs of Juventudes Musicales de España. Its objective is the detection and promotion of new talents as well as the empowerment of young people through music.

It was born in 1979 as a Permanent Competition for Young Performers and until 2017 it has held 88 editions in its different modalities. In 2020-2021 it introduces different novelties, with new modalities, bases and venues. It is aimed at young performers (soloists or groups) born or residing in Spain aged up to 25 (all types of Classical except Chamber and Singing) and 29 (Jazz, Early Music and, within Classical, Chamber and Singing). ) according to the modalities

The contest includes three musical styles: Classical Music , Early Music and Jazz . The Classical Music category is subdivided into the modalities of String (two modalities, Bow and Guitar), Piano, Instruments without their own modality (accordion, harp, percussion, organ, etc.), Wind (woodwind instruments and wind instruments-metal), Chamber and Singing. In those of Early Music and Jazz, both individual soloists and groups of up to 6 members compete in a unique modality.

The calls for Classical Music are held in Madrid and those for Early Music and Jazz in Barcelona.



Juventudes Musicales de España


The participants should be aged up to 30 years old.
The competition is held in 3 rounds for every category.

Next edition:
November 29 and 30 and December 1, 2024 – Jazz soloists and ensembles


Three times a year

Next deadline

06.09.2024, 13:00


You can see the calls for the competitions on the website.

You can also find the application forms for each category through this link.


Competition fee:

Fees of €35 for soloists and €60 for instrumental and/or vocal groups have been established to register for the pre-selection phase.

These fees must be paid in a single payment as registration costs. In no case will the registration fees be reimbursed once paid.


It is aimed at young performers (soloists or groups) born or resident in Spain up to the age of 26 (all Classical modalities except Chamber and Singing) and 30 years (Jazz, Early Music and, within Classical, Chamber and Singing) according to the modalities.

Publication of selected contestants: 16/09/2024

A preselection will be made by sending a video recording with the following characteristics:

– Minimum duration of 10 minutes

– A single fixed-shot camera

– A single take for each Jazz work or movement

– A standard.

– A composition of one’s own.

– A work of free choice.

When registering, each contestant must submit the programme for the in-person stages, specifying which work/s they propose for the Qualifying Round and which work/s for the Final. In the Final, the works must be complete. This programme proposal will be subject to the approval of the Jury.


The repertoire for the in-person phases must include at least the following works, which may be divided between the Qualifying Round and the Final at the discretion of the contestants:


* a standard

* a work of their own composition

* a work by a Spanish author.

Transcriptions of instrumental works may not be included, except in those cases established by tradition and previously accepted by the Competition Secretary.

All works for the Final must be submitted complete with the exception of those parts or movements that have already become established in the repertoire as independent pieces or those cycles of pieces that, due to their length or characteristics, it is customary and accepted to perform a selection of them in concert. The contestant must specify in the registration the full names of the composers, their dates of birth and death (if applicable), the duration of each work, its movements and the date of composition. The repertoire from the Qualifying Round may not be repeated in the final, but the repertoire from the pre-selection video may be submitted in the in-person tests. The repertoire cannot be changed once it has been accepted by the Competition Secretary.

The programme for the Qualifying Round must be a maximum of 15 minutes long.

The programme for the Final must last a minimum of 25 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes.

Contestants are requested to respect these timing requirements.


Prize winner concerts, concerts with orchestras and international exchanges.


Prize winners

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