EMCY

International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’

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Date TBA
Sofia, Bulgaria
Chamber music | Composition

Open to young performers, music theorists and composers from throughout the world, the competition provides them with new opportunities to compete and communicate with their colleagues, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music. The agenda also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians. The first edition of ‘Young Virtuosos’ was in 2004, when director Milka Miteva suggested it as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school. The competition is organized annually and takes place in the Concert Hall of the National School of Music, with the assistance of the Board of Trustees and the exclusive support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Information

Organiser

National School of Music Lyubomir Pipkov

Structure

The participants should be aged from 1 to 35 years old and divided in various age categories.

The Categories and the age groups are:

Chamber music

Group I – up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.

Group II – up to 31 years – average age of the ensemble.

Composition

Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1984

Based on the age group the competition will have 1, 2 or 3 rounds.

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

TBA

Application

The registration for participation in the competition can be done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must be sent in an electronic way no later than:

  • Monday, 26th March 2018, for the category Chamber music
  • Monday, 1st October 2018, for the category Composition

The application forms for the categories Chamber music and Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:

For category Chamber music:

  • a document certifying the age of the participants;
  • two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
  • a short artistic biography of the participants;
  • a receipt of paid Registration fee of:
    •  60 (sixty) EURO for Duo or Trio
    • 100 (hundred) EURO for Quartet or Quintet or Declaration for personal payment on the cash-desk of the Competition.

For category Composition:

  • a document certifying the age of the participant;
  • two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
  • a short artistic biography of the participant;
  • a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
  • PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

Competition address:
Twelfth International Competition “YOUNG VIRTUOSOS” 2016
National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”
17 Oborishte Str.
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria

Registration fees should be deposited by the candidate. If the candidate does not meet conditions for participation, the fee amount will not be  refunded.

The candidates should pay the fee via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
UNICREDIT BULBANK
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49
BIC: UNCRBGSF

 

The compositions must be sent electronicaly only in PDF format on the e-mail of the secretariat of the Competition
vladigerovcompetition@abv.bg

Rules

General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.

2. The competition is held in Composition

Category “Piano compositions”
One or more compositions for solo piano with duration up to 6 minuteswritten in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov.The cover and first page of the work should not contain the author’s name, and only 8 digits code of the cover page should be specified.
Cathegory “Compositions for Chamber ensemble”
One or more compositions for chamber ensemble with duration up to 10 minuteswritten in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov.The cover and first page of the work should not contain the author’s name, and only 8 digits code of the cover page should be specified.

The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).These rules apply to all categories of the competition.

Final Decree
All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert of the INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION “PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019” are sole property of the International Competition “Young Virtuosos”.
Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Repertoire

Chamber music

Group I – up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.

  • I Round: a concert programme of the candidate’s choice with duration up to 20 minutes.
  • II Round: a concert programme of the candidate’s choice with duration up to 30 minutes different from the one presented on round I.

Group II – up to 31 years – average age of the ensemble.

  • I Round: a concert programme of the candidate’s choice with duration up to 30 minutes.
  • II Round: a concert programme of the candidate’s choice with duration up to 50 minutes different from the one presented on round I.

Composition

Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years. The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition: composition@yvcompetition.org and young_virtuoso@abv.bg

For a detailed view of the repertoire please click here

Prizes

Chamber Music

Group I – up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.

1st prize 1500 BGN,

2nd prize 1250 BGN,

3rd prize 1000 BGN,

Group II – up to 31 years – average age of the ensemble.

1st prize 4000 BGN,

2nd prize 3000 BGN,

3rd prize 2000 BGN,

Composition

Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

1st prize 4000 BGN,

2nd prize 3000 BGN,

3rd prize 2000 BGN,

Contact

Contacts

Secretary of the competition
young_virtuoso@abv.bg
Visit original competition page www.yvcompetition.org

Prize winners