We hope you’re doing well.
We’d like to invite your students to participate in the global online competition Best Schumann Performance. Here’s what you need to know in under 2 mins.
FREE entries: May 14 – 21
The competition is open to instrumentalists and singers of all nationalities and countries up to 25 years.
I. 5 – 7 years
II. 8 – 10
III. 11 – 13
IV. 14 – 16
V. 17 – 19
VI. 20 – 22
VII. 23 – 25
AGE GROUPS (chamber ensembles from duo/duet to octet)
The same as above. Take into account the average age of the ensemble’ members.
– One free-choice piece by Robert Schumann. For large scale works e.g. concerto: one movement.
– It’s not required to know the piece by heart.
– The performance may be solo, with accompaniment, or with orchestra.
– Transcriptions/adaptations/arrangements are acceptable. For example, a piece of music adapted for another instrument(s) than which it was originally composed.
The competition is divided into a qualifying round (pre-screening) and a final round.
Both rounds are online.
Participants are required to submit a video recording of their performance (YouTube link or other online video platform) by email. Within the same email, please include your name, age and nationality; name of the piece and composer; and the competition you apply for.
Final Round:
Those who pass the qualifying round (pre-screening) are entitled to take part in the final round. They will participate in the competition with the same piece submitted for the pre-screening.
Multiple awards will be given in each category and age group.
Get started – click here to read more about the rules and repertoire requirements.
And lastly, a brief update on our current and upcoming competitions:
The entries for Rising Talents of the World are still open until May 15th.
The entries for Best Grieg Performance will open on May 18th.
Stay in the know for all the application dates and deadlines in May & June.
Thank you for your commitment to young people and their musical talent.
Kind regards,
A series of international music competitions
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