France Music Competition 2° - 2020
8 scholarships between 300 and 5000 euros
A gala concert at the Halle aux grains in Blois on xx/xx/2020
Professional recording and recording during the gala concert
Professional photos during the gala
Special Gold and Silver prizes:
At least 30 special Gold and Silver prizes will be awarded in addition to the honorary prizes. The laureates will receive a diploma by email. These prizes do not allow to play at the gala concert, nor to obtain a scholarship, they reward musicians that the jury wishes to encourage.
Young talents: 0 to 8 years old
Virtuosos: 8 to 16 years old
Young artists: 16 to 24 years old
Professionals: Over 24 years old
Discipline A: Piano - Harpsichord - Pianoforte - Organ - Ondes Martenot - Accordion
Discipline B: Violin - Viola - Cello - Double Bass - Harp - Guitar
Discipline C: VOCAL Soprano - Mezzo - Contralto - Tenor - Baritone - Bass
Discipline D: Flute - Oboe - Clarinet - Bassoon - Trumpet - French Horn - Trombone - Tuba - Saxophone - Euphonium
Discipline E: Percussion
Discipline F: CHAMBER MUSIC Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Septet, Octet
SELECTION ON VIDEO
Candidates must send the links of the videos they wish to submit (exclusively Youtube). They can send 1, 2, or maximum 3 video links.
The video may have already been submitted to another competition, this is not a problem. The program is entirely up to the candidate's choice.
Instrumentalists and singers can choose solo pieces or pieces with accompaniment as desired.
Competitors must register before July 1, 2020 (registration deadline).
For chamber music ensembles, the age category will be determined by the age of the oldest member of the ensemble. For example, if a trio is composed of a 12-year-old pianist, a 17-year-old violinist and a 20-year-old cellist, the trio must apply for the Virtuoso category, as the oldest member falls into this age category.
The application form must be completed by the oldest member of the chamber music ensemble with his/her personal data. In addition, he or she must indicate on the form the name, age, instrument and e-mail address of the other members of the chamber music ensemble.
The jury hearing will be evaluated using the video material presented by each participant. A panel of international judges will evaluate the submitted video material and final selections of winners will be based solely on the video material submitted. The decisions of the international panel of judges are final and are not to be argued. The jury's votes and opinions are strictly confidential and jury members will not be able to provide feedback on the contestant's performance in the video recordings. The competition reserves the right not to disclose the names of the judges.
The deadline for registration is July 1, 2020
The names of the laureates will be published on the website on August 1, 2020.
Once the application fee has been submitted, it cannot be refunded.
The decisions of the international jury are final and should not be argued. The jury's votes and opinions are strictly confidential and jury members will not be able to provide feedback on the candidate's performance on the video recordings. The competition reserves the right not to disclose the names of the judges.
Candidates who fail to submit their online application and application fee by the deadline will be disqualified.
The competition organizers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the competition.
If there are too few candidates. In this case, the competition will refund each registration.
To receive their honorary prize, the laureates must play at the gala concert.
Diplomas for the special gold and silver prizes will be sent by e-mail
After a first high-level edition with 300 applications in Paris, our online contest is back in force for a second edition. Our mission is to enable musicians to participate in an international competition from home without worrying about travel and accommodation costs to come to France.
Deadline for registration: July 1, 2020
Winners notification (results): August 1, 2020
Registration fee: 118 $
No travel required, selection on video.