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VIENNA CLASSICAL MUSIC ACADEMY 4th INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION  “Spring” - 2023

COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

1. The competition is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities

2. Applications are made according to the principles in this specification.

3. Competitors from the time this application, declared that it accepts all the rules of the competition and be deemed to have committed.

4. Participants can apply at www.viennaclassicalmusic.org, the official website, by uploading all the necessary    documents from the application tab. The competition results will be published here on the competition page and social media pages of the Vienna Classical Music Academy.

5. Participants will apply with a maximum 15 minute YouTube link. There is no minimum time limit.

6.  Participants must apply to the competition with a work of their choice. The selected works should be based on Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary (not Pop, Jazz, etc.)

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COMPETITION CONDITIONS

The contest will be held under 5 main instrument groups.

 

PIANO  

PLUCKED INSTRUMENTS (harp - guitar)

STRING INSTRUMENTS (violin – viola – violoncello - double bass)

WOOD WIND INSTRUMENTS (flute – clarinet – oboe – bassoon- saxophone)

BRASS INSTRUMENTS  (trumpet – trombone –horn – tuba)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION

* ID of the participant.

* Resume and contact information of the participant (e-mail, telephone)

* Photo of the participant at least 300 dpi resolution

* YouTube link of the performance. Durations of the works limited to a maximum of 15 minutes (There is no minimum time)  

* Confirmation letter and parental identity stating that he/she will participate in the contest received from his parents for participants under the age of 18.

* A receipt showing that the application fee for the competition has been paid by any of the options specified on the payment tab on the website.

​* It is not possible for the competitors to impose any copyright or restriction on all audio and video recordings at each stage of the competition organized by the organization. All broadcasting rights of the content belong to the institution organizing the contest.

AGE GROUPS AND PARTICIPATION FEES FOR THE COMPETITION

Category A  (75 Euros)  Those born before 30.04.2005

Category B  (75 Euros)  Those born after    30.04.2005

PRIZE INFORMATION

All prize-winning contestants will receive their certificates at the award ceremony on 27.05.2023 at the

Palais Ehrbar - Ehrbar Saal in Vienna. 

(Certificates will be sent digitally to all contestants who were awarded a prize but could not make it to Vienna.)

*Only the contestants who participated in the competition and were at the Vienna Mozarthaus on 28.05.2023 will receive a Mozarthaus museum entrance card. This card is valid only for the contestant.

At the end of the competition in Category A Instrument Groups

(Piano-strings-woodwinds-brasses and plucked instruments)

Grand Prize:  Among the winners of the 5 groups in Category A, 1 winner selected by the jury members will be awarded the Grand Prize.  The winner of this prize will perform with the Vienna City String Chamber Orchestra at the award concert on 27.05.2023 at the Vienna Ehrbar Saal. 

Important Note: The conditions of the Grand Prize are stated above and will not take place at the MozartHaus Vienna concert on 28.05.2023.

1st prize  :15 minute recital performance right at the Mozarthaus in Vienna on 28.05.2023 and Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 first prize certificate. A professional audio and video recording of the concert will also be provided.

2nd prize : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 second prize certificate

3rd prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 third prize certificate

4th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Jury Special prize certificate

5th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

6th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

7th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

* Participants, there is no right to appeal to the competition process and results.

* Award winners cannot transfer their rewards and rights to others.

* All participants who have won a degree in the competition are invited to the concert and award ceremony. Accommodation, transportation, and all kinds of expenses belong to them.

At the end of the competition in Category B Instrument Groups

(Piano-strings-woodwinds-brasses and plucked instruments)

Grand Prize:  Among the winners of the 5 groups in Category B, 1 winner selected by the jury members will be awarded the Grand Prize.  The winner of this prize will perform with the Vienna City String Chamber Orchestra at the award concert on 27.05.2023 at the Vienna Ehrbar Saal. 

Important Note: The conditions of the Grand Prize are stated above and will not take place at the MozartHaus Vienna concert on 28.05.2023.

2nd prize : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 second prize certificate

3rd prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 third prize certificate

4th prize. : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Jury Special prize certificate

5th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

6th prize  : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

7th prize. : Vienna Classical Music Academy Classical Music Category Spring 2023 Honorable Mention certificate

*Participants, there is no right to appeal to the competition process and results.

*Award winners cannot transfer their rewards and rights to others.

*All participants who have won a degree in the competition are invited to the concert and award ceremony. Accommodation, transportation, and all kinds of expenses belong to them.

*All participants are responsible for obtaining an accompanist when needed for rehearsals or recitals, and Vienna Classical Music Academy can provide a list of accompanists. (This is only for the Category B)

​JURY EVALUATION

*The works will be evaluated by the determined juries and the decisions made are final and cannot be changed.
*The jury is not required to provide personal feedback and comments on participating performances..

​*Contact about the competition with the members of the jury is definitely a reason for disqualification.

COMPETITION CALENDAR

30th April 2023 Application deadline.

8th May 2023 Announcement of the results. 

27th May 2023 Soloist performance of the Category A and Category B Grand Prize winners at the award concert with Wiener Stadtorchester

(Vienna City Orchestra) in Vienna Palais Ehrbar - Ehrbar Saal

28th May 2023 15-minute recital of the 1st prize winners of Category A and Category B at the Mozarthaus in Vienna.

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