INFORMATION, RULES AND HOW TO APPLY
The competition will take place between the 14th to 17th February 2024 in San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain.
-13th February - Arrivals
-14th February -10am Welcome meeting and registration.
-14th & 15th February- 1st Rounds
-16th & 17th February- Final rounds
-17th February at 7.30pm -Prize giving ceremony followed by the winners concert.
The deadline for the competition entry is the 5th January 2024.
The participation fee is 100€ plus the accommodation fee.
All participants in the competition must stay at the Hotel. The stay in the hotel is for a minimun of 5 nights (arriving on the 13th and leaving on the 18th February).
More information about the facilities and prices see the accommodation page.
Who can apply
The competition is open to young musicians of all nationalities, up to 32 years of age at the time of the competition. There are three categories:
- Lower Strings (viola, cello, and double bass).
There are two rounds for each category.
1st Round: 10 -14 minutes.
Final Round: 18 minutes.
If your program is exceeding the time limit, this could result in the jury stopping the performance. This will not affect the jury's decision on the result of the competition.
The program is free choice of any style of an entire piece, selection of pieces or selection of movements, and it has to be a different program in the 1st Round and the Final Round. Details of composers and title of the pieces and movements must be clearly written in the application form. Please note contemporary works which involve pre-adjustment of the piano will not be accepted.
For Strings: The program is also free choice but in the 1st Round must contain at least one solo /unaccompanied piece, (For example: a study, a caprice, a selection of movements from a solo sonata or partita, etc).
Piano accompanist for Strings:
There are two official professional accompanists in the competition. The fee is 60€ for the rehearsals + performances and must be paid in advance with the entry fee. This fee is not refundable in case of cancelling after deadline or not passing to the final round. Alternatively, competitors can also bring their own pianist at their own expense. Please note, if choosing the official accompanist you must send the music in advance in PDF format to email@example.com
All competitors must bring one copy for the jury and the piano parts for the accompanist.
Each category has 3 prizes each. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the best performer from all categories and special prize to the best performance under the age of 17.
1º Prize: 1000€ + Diploma
2º Prize: 500€ + Diploma
3º Prize: Diploma
Grand Prize: 2000€ + Diploma
Special Prize: 250€ + Diploma
The Jury is composed by renowned international musicians. Please find more details in the faculty section.
The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right to not award the Prize if it does not reach the competition standards.
The prizes can also be shared or ex aequo.
Fill out the competition application form on this website and send the fee of 100€ or 160€ (with piano accompanist) to the account details below.
Once we received your entry with your details of your stay, we will send you a confirmation email with the amount due for the accommodation which needs to be sent to the same account details below by the 31st January 2024.
After the 5th January 2024, the entry fee is not refundable, and after the 31st January 2024, the accommodation fee is not refundable.
Bank account details:
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
IBAN: ES93 0182 5624 2202 0853 1332
BIC: BBVA ESMMXXX
Avenida Fernando Salazar González S/N
Las Galletas Arona , 38631, Tenerife, Spain
Asociación Amigos de la Música
Address: Ctra. General no.22, Urbanización Garañaña, Las Galletas, 38630, Tenerife