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VIENNA VIRTUOSO MUSIC COMPETITION

30 JUNE 2021 COMPETITION PERIOD (Extended)
• 1 March – 30 June – Application Period for Competition (Extended)
• 12 July –  Announcement of Competition Result (Extended)
• September –  Award Winner Showcase Concert  (TBC)
2021 Vienna Virtuoso Music Competition is open to all instrumentalists (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Harp, Voice and Piano 4 hands duet, Chamber Music) of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the Competition. Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.
Young Musician Category (Age 8 and younger)
Junior Category (Age 12 and younger)
Intermediate Category (Age 15 and younger)
Advanced Category (Age 18 and younger)
Young Professional Category (Age 19 and older).
Chamber Group A (Age 12 and younger)
Chamber Group B (Age 18 and younger)
Chamber Group C (Age 19 and older)
Romantic Period (Age 25 and younger)

2021 Music Competition Format

Competition: Video recording submission.
Winner’s Concert: Live, live-streamed, or video submission depending on the COVID-19 development at the time.

Eligibility

Vienna Virtuoso Music Competition is open to all nationalities.

Exception to Rule for Live Accompanist

With consideration to the limitations caused by potential lock-downs, participants may choose to record their performances live or with recorded (backing track/CD) accompaniment for the Video submission.

The Registration Process

The submission deadline for Competition is 30 June 2021(Extended).
You will need to provide the Video Link and Registration Form & Fee upon registration.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email from info@viennavirtuosofestival.com. Please allow up to 7 days for your application to be processed. Do check your email during this time, as we will contact you via email if there are errors with your application.
Please check all details carefully as any amendments after submission will incur an administrative fee.
Kindly ensure you provide an accurate postal address for Certificate.

Adjudication & Evaluation

Competition will be evaluated on a 100-point system based on the following criteria:
  1. Technicality (40%) Intonation, Rhythm, Tonal Qualities, Dynamics, and Balance;
  2. Musicality (40%) Phrasing, Interpretation, and Style;
  3. Overall impression (20%) Expression and Overall Artistic Impression.

Result and Comments from Adjudicators

Competition results will be announced in 12 July 2021(Extended).
All Participants will receive comment sheets by the Jury panel when the result are available.
All decisions by the Jury are final and cannot be appealed.

General Rules

To enter the SOLO open category competition you need to you choose one or two pieces from the standard repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods) with good quality videos of your playing. One movement of Sonata could be accepted as a separate piece.
  1. Only un-edited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable).
  2. Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant’s abilities, but need not be of a professional quality. Applicant’s name and exact title of the audition piece must be included in the description of the video on YouTube (Vimeo, etc.).
  3. Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats. Music for Chamber Music Groups does not have to be memorized.
  4. Only original pieces will be accepted for pianists, no shortened versions.
  5. The participant should be dressed well and in an appropriate manner.
  6. With consideration to the limitations caused by potential lock-downs, participants may choose to record their performances live or with recorded (backing track/CD) accompaniment for the Video submission.
  7. The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.
  8. No changes to biographical information are allowed after the application is submitted.
  9. Competition results name list will be published on the Festival Website on 3 August, 2021.
  10. Festival Competition Organizational Committee reserves the rights to make any changes into the rules, venue, dates schedules and other information related to the Competitions or Published on this site.

VENUE

Vienna Virtuoso Festival will give an opportunity to all young musicians to perform on stage in the international concert venue.