3rd Vienna International Music Competition
(PIANO - STRINGS - VOICE - WIND - CHAMBER MUSIC)
Open to ALL music disciplines and ALL ages
Over 50.000€ in prizes
-ONLINE COMPETITION- (video selection: no travel required to apply)
10 MARCH 2021
Winners' recitals in Vienna at
Friday, 2 July 2021
5 Recording projects, distributed worldwide:
- CD recording:
All costs covered (recording, edition, fabrication and distribution)
- 4 digital albums:
Released through the streaming platforms
(Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, etc.)
YOUNG ARTIST (instrumentalists):
less than 18 years old on the 1st of July 2021
18 to 26 years old on the 1st of July 2021
27 years old and older (no age limit), on the 1st of July 2021
VOICE: singers of ALL ages
CHAMBER MUSIC: ensembles of ALL ages
Statement about coronavirus (COVID-19):
If any winner is not able to travel to Vienna for any reason to perform at Musikverein, he/she will receive the cash prize, trophy and diploma anyway. The official results of both categories (Musikverein and Recording Projects) will be announced on the 20th of May 2021.
The winners' concert is expected to have place at Musikverein on the 2nd of July 2021. In the unlikely event that Musikverein is closed by this date amid a Covid-19 outbreak, the concert will be rescheduled at a later date.
It is GUARANTEED that the winners’ concert will have place at Musikverein.
Due to the current pandemic context, the videos submitted on the application form can be recorded at home, and the technical quality of the recording will not be taken into consideration.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION AFTER THE WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT
Over 50.000€ in prizes
Category A: MUSIKVEREIN
- WINNERS' RECITALS to take place in at MUSIKVEREIN
on Friday, 2 JULY 2021 (Brahms Hall)
At least 10 musicians will offer a performance at MUSIKVEREIN.
PERFORMANCE TIMES AT MUSIKVEREIN
YOUNG ARTIST (instrumentalists): between 5 and 9 minutes.
VIRTUOSO (instrumentalists): between 9 and 13 minutes.
PROFESSIONAL (instrumentalists): between 12 and 16 minutes.
SINGERS and CHAMBER MUSIC: between 12 and 16 minutes.
- CASH PRIZES: each of the winners of the First Grand Awards will receive a cash prize in addition to the concert at Musikverein.
- MARKETING AND PUBLICITY: a promotional campaign will promote the recitals at Musikverein. International critics, music promoters and managers will be invited.
- MANAGEMENT: offer to join the “Manhattan Concert Artists” roster for worldwide representation, as a free service with no exclusivity. The prize will be awarded to various musicians.
- SPECIAL AWARDS: Many Golden and Silver special prizes, offered to musicians who possess outstanding talent.
Category B: RECORDING PROJECTS
- A CD RECORDING DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE:
All related costs covered by the competition (recording, edition, fabrication, physical and distribution). The artist will retain 100% of the recording rights, and will receive 1,000 CDs for personal use. Album recorded during the 2021 - 2022 season and released through the prestigious music label "Orpheus":
- 4 ADDITIONAL DIGITAL ALBUMS:
Released through the streaming platforms (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, etc.). The artists will retain 100% of the recording rights. The 4 digital albums will be released through the music label "Orpheus".
- Album promotion: the albums will be sent to the most relevant music media.
- Worldwide distribution: the CD will be distributed physically and digitally, and the 4 digital albums will be released through the platforms of digital distribution (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Yandex, etc.)
- SPECIAL AWARDS: Golden and Silver special prizes, offered to musicians who possess outstanding talent.
After two sucessful editions at Musikverein (first year) and Wiener Konzerthaus (second year), the third edition of the Vienna Insternational Music Competition has been designed to provide a large number of awards to exceptional musicians: recitals at the emblematic Musikverein; cash prizes; 5 recording projects; management and many special awards.
Vienna is universally considered the capital of classical music, and Musikverein is one of the most popular and prestigious classical concert halls, closely connected to iconic orchestras like the Wiener Philharmoniker and legendary musicians like Herbert von Karajan.
Music students and music professionals of all nationalities, ages and musical disciplines (piano, strings, wind, voice and chamber music) are invited to apply.
At least 10 musicians will receive a First Grand Award, and will perform at the winners’ concert at Musikverein. They will receive a cash prize, a recording from the concert, professional pictures and free invitations. Additionally, 5 recording projects will be awarded.
In the current pandemic context caused by Covid-19 outbreak, the 3rd Vienna International Music Competition has been designed as an ONLINE COMPETITION so that musicians can show all their potential through video recordings (traveling is not required to apply). The aim of this competition is to find performers with a strong artistic personality and stage presence. The emphasis is therefore not on the purely technical aspect of the performance, but also on the artistic charisma of the performer. Due to the current pandemic context, the videos submitted on the application form can be recorded at home, and the technical quality of the recording will not be taken into consideration.
Application deadline: 10 March 2021
(ONLINE competition - VIDEO selection)