INFORMATION, RULES AND HOW TO APPLY
The competition will take place between the 17th to 20th February 2021 in the auditorium of Aguamarina Golf Hotel, San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain. Competitors must arrive on the 16th of February for registration. The prize giving ceremony and concert of winners will be on the 20th in the evening.
-16th February 6.30pm- Registration and welcome meeting.
-17th & 18th February- 1st Rounds
-19th & 20th February- Final
-20th February at 7.45pm -Prize giving ceremony followed by the winners concert.
The deadline for the competition entry is the 15th January 2021 at 12pm (GMT). Please note that there is not preliminary 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 Aguamarina Golf Apartments-Hotel. The total fee for the competition is 450€ (individual room) or 350€ (double room) . This price includes: the competition entry fee and all inclusive accommodation for five nights (arriving on the 16th and leaving on the 21st February).
Practice piano access is also available.
More information about the facilities 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.
The preliminary round: Maximun15 minutes of length.
The final round: Maximum 20 minutes of length.
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 first 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 must contain at least one solo /unaccompanied piece in the preliminary round , (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. Alternatively, competitors can also bring their own pianist. 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 part for the accompanist.
Each category has 3 prizes each. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the best performer from all categories and the 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
1) Please transfer the application fee of 150€ + piano accompanist fee of 50€ (if applicable). The remaining for the accommodation you will pay in 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) Fill out and submit the competition application form on this website. Including uploading proof of payment and a profile photo for the brochure.
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 15th January 2021.