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Prémio Jovens Músicos

All competitions
Date TBA
Porto, Lisbon (Portugal)
Brass instruments | Trombone | Chamber music | Jazz Comb | Percussion | Piano/keyboard | Strings | Symphonic strings | Violin | Woodwind Instruments | Clarinet | Flute

Prémio Jovens Músicos is the annual competition of the Portuguese Broadcasting Organisation. It was founded in 1987 with the aim of finding and promoting the best music students. It was originally aimed at soloists but in 1990 a chamber music category was added in order to promote making music together.

Information

Organiser

Radiodifusão Portuguesa (RDP)

Structure

The participants should be aged up to 25 years old.
Two rounds followed by final.

Cycle

Every year

Next deadline

TBA March 2020

Application

CONDITIONS FOR THE ADMISSION OF COMPETITORS 

Category A

Upper Level :
Clarinet , Trombone , Piano , for competitors born on/before October 1, 1993 ;
Percussion , for competitors born on/before October 1, 1992 ;
The winners of the 1st Prize | Level in previous editions, regardless of date of birth, will not be admitted to the contest.

Medium Level: 
Flute : for competitors born on/before October 1, 2000 ;
Violin : for competitors born on/before October 1, 2000 ;
The winners of the 1st Prize | Level in previous editions, regardless of date of birth, will not be admitted to the contest. These, however, can compete in Category A | Higher level.

Category B | Chamber music 
For groupings up to sextets (inclusive)

Upper Level: for competitors born on/before October 1, 1993 .
Candidates who have integrated 1st Prize winners | Level in previous editions, regardless of date of birth, will not be admitted to the contest.

Medium Level: for competitors born on/before October 1, 2000 .
Candidates who have integrated 1st Prize winners | Level in previous editions, regardless of date of birth, will not be admitted to the contest. These, however, may compete in Category B | Higher level.
Note: Applications based on the average age of the members of the groups are not accepted.

Category C | Jazz Comb
For groupings up to sextets (inclusive)

For competitors born on/before f October 1, 1992 .
Candidates who have integrated 1st place winners in previous editions, regardless of their date of birth, will not be admitted to the competition.

Note: Applications based on the average age of the members of the groups are not accepted.

Application procedure can be found here.

Rules

The competition is open for musicians of Portuguese nationality or who live in Portugal. The regulation can be found at this link.

Category A:
Soloists | Upper Level
– Clarinet
– Trombone
– Percussion
– Piano

Soloists | Medium level

– Flute
– Violin

Category B: 
Chamber Music (up to sextet) | Higher level
Chamber Music (up to sextet) | Middle level

Category C: 
Jazz Comb
In categories A, B and C, the PJM consists of a Qualifying Round (by audio recording ), a Heat Round and a Final Round .

Candidates (soloists and / or chamber music groups) who have been awarded the 2nd or 3rd prize (median level) in previous editions of the PJM are exempted from the pre-qualification level .
Candidates who fall into different categories from those in which they have been awarded will not be exempt.
Candidates (soloists and / or chamber music groups) who have been awarded the 2nd or 3rd prize (upper level) in previous editions of the PJM are exempt from taking the test Preliminary round – top level .
Candidates who fall into different categories from those in which they have been awarded will not be exempt.

DATES OF EVIDENCE: 
PRE-ELIMINATING – Sending the recordings at the time of registration, until 31 March .
ELIMINATÓRIAS – June 9 to 15 – Contemporary Culture Center of Castelo Branco
FINALS – July 23 to 28 – Casa da Música, Porto FESTIVAL YOUNG MUSICIANS – October 3 to 5 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Repertoire

Information about the repertoire can be found here.

Prizes

Cash prizes, concert invitations, diplomas, honorable mentions.

Contact

Visit original competition page www.rtp.pt

Prize winners