winners' concert at
3rd Berliner International Music Competition
Open to ALL music disciplines and ALL ages
(PIANO - STRINGS - VOICE - WIND - CHAMBER MUSIC)
Over 50.000€ in prizes
VIDEO SELECTION (no travel required to apply)
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Winners' recitals at
(Kammermusiksaal): 30 October, 2019
CD recording distributed worldwide
(All costs covered)
YOUNG ARTIST: less than 19 years old
on the 1st of July 2019
VIRTUOSO: 19 to 26 years old
on the 1st of July 2019
PROFESSIONAL: 27 years old and older, with no age limit
on the 1st of July 2019
CHAMBER MUSIC: ALL ages
Discipline A: PIANO
Discipline B: STRINGS
(Violin - Viola - Cello - Double Bass - Harp - Guitar)
Discipline C: VOICE
(Soprano - Mezzo - Contralto - Tenor / Countertenor - Baryton - Bass)
Discipline D: WIND
(Flute - Recorder - Oboe - Clarinet - Bassoon - Saxophone
Trumpet - Horn - Trombone - Tuba - Accordion)
Discipline E: CHAMBER MUSIC
(Duos, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Sextets, etc.)
Awards: over 50.000€
CATEGORY A (BERLIN PHILHARMONIE)
- WINNERS' RECITALS to take place at BERLIN PHILHARMONIE
(Kamermusiksaal) on 30 October 2019:
At least 12 musicians will offer a performance on 30 October 2019.
Performance time length:
YOUNG ARTIST: between 5 and 9 minutes
VIRTUOSO: between 9 and 12 minutes
PROFESSIONAL: between 12 and 16 minutes
CHAMBER MUSIC: between 12 and 16 minutes
- CASH PRIZES: each of the winners of the First Great Awards (at least 12) will receive a cash prize in addition to the recital at Berlin Philharmonie.
- VIDEO RECORDING: each of the winners will receive a video recording of their performance at Berlin Philharmonie.
- Marketing and publicity: a promotional campaign will promote the recitals at Berlin Philharmonie. International critics, music promoters and international managers will be invited.
CATEGORY B (CD RECORDING)
- A CD recording distributed worldwide by the label
Orpheus Classical (award value: $25,000):
All related costs covered by the competition. The artist will retain 100% of the recording rights, and will receive 1,000 CDs for personal use.
- Worldwide distribution: the CD will be distributed physically and digitally, through all the platforms of digital distribution (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Yandex, Rhapsody, etc.)
- Album promotion: the release will be sent to the most relevant music media and magazines with a press note.
SPECIAL PRIZES (Categories A and B)
- Special awards: At least 50 Golden and Silver Medals, High Distinctions,
offered to musicians who possess outstanding talent.
- Manhattan Concert Artists Award (international management):
Offer to join the “Manhattan Concert Artists” roster for worldwide representation, as a free service with no exclusivity.
The Berliner International Music Competition has become a major symbol for international musicians. The purpose of the “3rd Berliner International Music Competition” is to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards that can launch international careers: recitals at Berlin Philharmonie, one of the most emblematic venues in the world; a CD recording with worldwide distribution (all costs covered), cash prizes, many special awards, and the service of international management offered to the winners.
Berlin is universally considered an iconic city for classical music, and Berlin Philharmonie is probably the most popular and prestigious classical concert hall, closely connected to the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, as well as musical geniuses like Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle.
Music students and young professionals of all nationalities, all ages and all musical disciplines (piano, strings, wind, voice and chamber music) are invited to apply.
Applicants will participate in one of the following age categories: Young Artist (less than 19 years old), Virtuoso (19 to 26 years old) and Professional (no age limit, minimum age: 27 years old). In each category, many Golden and Silver medals will be awarded.
At least 12 musicians will receive a First Grand Award, and will perform at the winners’ concert at Berlin Philharmonie (Kammermusiksaal). They will receive a cash prize, a recording from the concert, professional pictures and free invitations to the concert.
On the other hand, recording a CD is a "must" for a young musician in current times: the best credential to find engagements and get music reviews. The Orpheus Classical label will handle the process from beginning to end and will give 1.000 CDs to the winner, who will retain 100% of the recording rights.
In order to avoid travel expenses, the "3rd Berliner International Music Competition" has been designed so that musicians can show all their potential through video recordings (no travel 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.
Honorary president: Teresa Berganza
RESULTS' PUBLICATION: 26 September 2019