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International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’

All competitions
09/12/2019 - 13/12/2019
Sofia, Bulgaria
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.

The Organizing Committee of the Young Virtuosos Foundation in collaboration with the Intellectual Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov Foundation are proud to announce the edition of the INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION “PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019” in the categories PIANO WORKS and WORKS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. The works should be written 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.

Information

Organiser

Young Virtuosos Foundation in collaboration with the Intellectual Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov Foundation

Structure

The participants should be up to 35 years old.
The International Jury sessions will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

02.12.2019

Application

The application forms for all disciplines must arrive in a electronical way no later than: Monday, 2nd December 2019

The application forms are available on the website of the International Composer Competition ”Pancho Vladigerov” 2019.

The application forms must be accompanied by the following documents:
– a document certifying the age of the participants;
– two artistic photos (JPEG., 800 x 500);
– a short artistic biography of the participant;
– a bank receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
– PDF file of one or more works written 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.
– Application form with the 8 digits code specified composer’s name and title of the work.

Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.

 

Rules

Age groups:
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1984

General Conditions
The competition is addressed to young composers from all nationalities for categories piano works and works for chamber ensembles. 

All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert of the International Composer Competition ”Pancho Vladigerov” 2019 are sole property of the International Competition “Young Virtuosos”.

For each category is selected a special International jury. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline of the competition held, from different institutions and different countries of the world, independent of one another and taking decision with a secret ballot.

At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next and the final round. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.

The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.

Repertoire

Cathegory “Piano compositions”
One or more compositions for piano solo with duration up to 6 minutes written in particular for the competition, associated with the 120th birth anniversary of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The cover and first page of the work should contain 8 digits code and not the author’s name.

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

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

Prizes

Category "Piano compositions"

1-st prize – 4000 BGN

2-nd prize – 3000 BGN

3-rd prize – 2000 BGN

Category "Compositions for Chamber ensemble"

1-st prize – 4000 BGN

2-nd prize – 3000 BGN

3-rd prize – 2000 BGN

Contact

Contacts

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

Prize winners