Paris Music Competition Online


PARIS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Registration deadline: August 30, 2019
Winners Notification (Results): September 15, 2019
Registration fee: 90 €
No travel required, video selection


PRIZES
More than 40.000 € in price.
In each of the four age categories 2, 3 or 4 grand prizes will be awarded. The musicians who receive a prize of honor (at least 10 musicians) will each offer a short recital in Paris in 2020, the date will be decided together. The award ceremony will take place there. To receive their prize money winners must play at the concert.
Grand concert: Paris, a prestigious hall (Cortot, Gaveau, Zenith, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Madeleine Church under research) in 2020, negotiation in progress.
Each of the winners of a prize of honor (at least 10) will receive a grant for the concert in Paris, as well as two invitations to the concert. The value of the prizes will be studied on a case by case basis by the jury, the prizes going from 300 € to 10.000 € by winner.
At least 30 Gold and Silver special prizes will be distributed in addition to honors.


CATEGORIES
Young talents: 0 to 8 years
Virtuoso: 8 to 16 years
Young artists: 16 to 24 years old
Professionals: More than 24 years old


DISCIPLINES
Discipline A: Piano - Harpsichord - Pianoforte - Organ - Ondes Martenot - Accordion
Category B: Violin - Viola - Cello - Double bass - Harp - Guitar
Discipline C: Voice: Soprano - Mezzo - Contralto - Tenor - Baritone - Bass
Category D: Flute - Oboe - Clarinet - Bassoon - Trumpet - French Horn - Trombone - Tuba - Saxophone - Euphonium
Discipline E: Percussion
Discipline F: Chamber Music Duet, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Septet, Octet


VIDEO
Candidates must send the links of the videos they wish to submit (via Youtube, Vimeo, Youku, etc.). They can send 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 individual links of video recordings.
A professional recording will be made during the winners' recitals in Paris and will be offered to the winners for personal use. Professional photos will also be taken for the winners.
The video may already be shown at another contest, it is not a problem.


REGISTRATION
Competitors must register by August 30, 2019 (registration deadline) using the online form.
1- All fields of the online form must be completed.
2- A short biography (no more than 1,000 words) must be submitted.
3- Candidates must select the category appropriate to their age:
Young talents: 0 to 8 years
Virtuoso: 8 to 16 years
Young artists: 16 to 24 years old
Professionals: More than 24 years old
For chamber music ensembles (duets, trios, quartets and quintets), 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, since the oldest member enters this category. age.
The application form must be completed by the oldest member of the chamber music ensemble with their personal data. In addition, he must indicate on the form the name, age, instrument and email address of the other members of the chamber ensemble. In the case of chamber music ensembles, each member of the ensemble must submit the application fees individually.


4- Provide the program, according to the following length for each category:
Young talents: about 8 minutes
Virtuoso: about 12 minutes
Young artists: about 16 minutes
Professionals: about 20 minutes
Candidates can propose 1, 2 or even 3 small pieces. Individual movements of large pieces are acceptable. The total playing time may vary by approximately 2 minutes compared to the time proposed for each category.
Pianists must choose pieces for solo piano. The instrumentalists and singers can choose solo pieces or with accompaniment of their choice.


5- Pay registration fees
(In the case of chamber music ensembles, each member of the ensemble must submit the application fee individually)


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 the winners will be based solely on the submitted video recordings. Judges are independent and their students are not allowed to enter the contest.


REGULATION
The names of the winners will be published on the website on September 15, 2019.
By submitting an application, the entrant agrees to the contest rules, general policies, terms of use and privacy policy.
Minor musicians' applications must be completed and submitted by their parents or legal guardian (guardian).
Once an online application is submitted, it can be resubmitted to modify the content.
Only the last version submitted will be taken into account by the jury.
Once the application fees are submitted, they can not be refunded.
The decisions of the international jury are final and should not be discussed. The votes and opinions of the jury are strictly confidential and the jury members will not be able to provide feedback on the candidate's performance on the video recordings.
Candidates who fail to submit online applications and application fees by the deadline will be disqualified. In the case of chamber music ensembles, each member of the ensemble must submit the application fees individually.