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Impact of Corona virus

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March 16

Dear Musicians,

We are very sorry to inform you that due to the epidemiological situation in the world and the spreading of Corona virus all around Europe some of our events and Member Competitions had to reschedule or cancel their editions.

We will keep you informed through this article (constantly updated) and on our social media. Do not hesitate to send us an email (info@emcy.org) or a message if you have any questions.

Menuhin Competition
Postponed to 13.05.2021 – 23.05.2021

International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam
Postponed to 25.11.2020 – 02.12.2020

Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb (SJMW) Jazz&Pop and CLASSICA
Cancelled

International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition
Postponed to March 2021

Jugend Musiziert 
Cancelled

International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists
Postponed to April 2021

International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz
Postponed to Autumn 2020 (previsional date 11.10-21.10) 

Prémio Jovens Músicos
Postponed the deadline to 05.04.2020

International Competition for Young Musicians ‘Ohrid Pearls’
Postponed the deadline to 30.04.2020

The Coronavirus is spreading world-wide and the crisis is severely affecting public, cultural and social life. We stand by all those who have suffered bereavement and sincerely hope that anyone sadly affected by the virus gets well soon.

The music sector has already been hit heavily and will continue to be massively affected by the measures taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. The important health and safety measure of official authorities lead to extensive cancellations of musical events, such as concerts, workshops, conferences, festivals, music and instrumental lessons, music production and much more. The economic and social consequences of these cancellations will have a negative effect on a thriving musical landscape in Europe which consists of many small businesses and a wide range of self-employed musicians and composers who might face serious threats to their existence and indeed survival, as a result.

Therefore, through European Music Council campaign, we call upon all political decision makers to include the music sector at large in all planned aid efforts and appreciate that several announcements have already been made in this regard. Because of the vulnerability of the sector, these measures need to be taken quickly and in a non-bureaucratic way to prevent individuals as well as organisations of all sizes from financial ruin.

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