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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

Cycle

Every year

Categories

Changing every year

Structure

1, 2 or 3 rounds depending on age

Age range

1 – 35 (various age categories)

Next competition

16.04. – 22.04.2018 for chamber music

08.10. – 12.10.2018 for composition

Next deadline

26.03.2018 for chamber music

01.10.2018 for composition

Rules

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 1.01.1983

Application

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

  1. For the category Chamber music – Monday, 26th March 2018
  2. For the category Composition – Monday, 1st October 2018
  3. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.
  4. 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 deposited by a candidate who doesn’t meet conditions for participation is non-refundable.

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