INFORMATION, RULES AND HOW TO APPLY
The competition will take place between the 16th to 19th February 2022 in San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain. Competitors must arrive on the 15th of February for registration. The final, prize giving ceremony and concert of winners will be on the 19th in the evening.
-15th February 8.30pm- Registration and welcome meeting.
-16th & 17th February- 1st Rounds
-18th & 19th February- Final
-19th February at 7.00pm -Prize giving ceremony followed by the winners concert.
The deadline for the competition entry is the 17th January 2022 at 12pm (GMT).
Please note that there is not preliminary video selection but there is a limit number of places at the competition. You will be notified within 5 days after you send your full application if you have been accepted.
All participants of the competition must stay at the Hotel. The total fee for the competition is 450€ (double room) or 550€ (individual room).
This price includes: the competition entry, accommodation in the hotel for 5 nights (arriving on the 15th and leaving on the 20th February) in all inclusive, that means all meals and drinks at the hotel.
Discounted prices are also available for triple rooms, children, etc.
More information about the facilities and prices see the accommodation page.
Please read carefully the Covid-19 measurements and guidelines page by clicking here.
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: 20 minutes.
Exceeding the time limit could result in the jury stopping the performance.
The program is free choice of any style of an entire piece, selection of pieces or selection of movements, and has to be different in the 1st Round and the Final Round. Details of composers, date of composition, 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, neither will works composed by the contestant themselves.
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:
The festival professors are the official professional accompanists in the competition. The fee is 50€ for the rehearsals + performances and must be paid in advance with the application form. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
1) Please transfer the entry fee of 150€ + piano accompanist fee of 50€ (if applicable). The remaining you will pay on your arrival:
Bank account details:
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
IBAN: ES93 0182 5624 2202 0853 1332
BIC: BBVA ESMMXXX
Avda. Bruselas sn, 38670
Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
Asociación Amigos de la Música
Address: Ctra. General no.22, Urbanización Garañaña, Las Galletas, 38630, Tenerife
2) Submit the competition application form on this website.
3) Send the following documents:
-Proof of payment
-Copy of Passport or ID
-Profile photo for the program. (JPEG format file under your name)
Please note that the application form will not be accepted and completed without the proof of payment. After the deadline, the fee will be refundable only in special circumstances. Please read the Covid-19 guidelines.
The deadline is the 17th January 2022.