LMDC instrument lending competition

The association Les Musicales du Centre organizes its first instrument lending competition for violinists.

 

Registration deadline: 1 May 2020 extended to 9 May 2020
Winners notification (results): 15 May 2020
Registration fee: 77 $

Video selection

PRIZES

The association will lend for a period of two years to three violinists:

  • A full size violin from Mirecourt school end of the 18th century worth 10.000€.

  • A modern bow for a full size violin by Stephan Lefebvre worth 3.000€.

  • A 3/4 violin worth 5.000€.

SELECTION ON VIDEO (duration between 6 and 40mn)

The 2 videos must be upload. 

  • A 3 to 20mn video of your choice of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart or Schubert for solo violin, violin-piano or solo violin with orchestral accompaniment.

  • One or several pieces from 3mn to 20mn of your choice of Ysaÿe, Paganini, Bartok or Sarasate for solo violin, violin-piano or solo violin with orchestral accompaniment.   

INTERNATIONAL JURY

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 the final selections of laureates 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 on the video recordings. The competition reserves the right not to disclose the names of the judges. 

COMPETITION RULES

  • The competition is open to violinists of all nationalities born before 2008. 

  • Violinists must be able to play on a 4/4 or 3/4 violin.

  • The deadline for registration is 1 May 2020 extended to 9 May 2020. 

  • The registration fee is 77$. 

  • The names of the laureates will be published on the website on May 15, 2020. The laureates will be able to collect the equipment between June 1st and August 1st, 2020 in Paris, Montluçon or Nice in France. The laureates will be required to take out insurance with the insurer Verspieren for the duration of the lending period and to submit supporting documentation before picking up the equipment.

  • By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to the rules, general policies, terms and conditions and privacy policy of the competition.  

  • Applications for minor musicians must be completed and submitted by a parent or legal guardian.  

  • Once an application is submitted online, it cannot be resubmitted to change its content.  

  • The competition organizers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the competition if there are not enough candidates. In this case, the competition will refund each registration. 

  • The decisions of the international jury are final and must not be argued. The votes and opinions of the jury are strictly confidential and jury members will not be able to provide feedback on the candidate's performance on the video recordings.    

  • 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.

 
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