INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

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ONLINE COMPETITION (Video selection)
All music disciplines - 5 age groups
Winners' concert:
CARNEGIE HALL
5 recording projects / Over $50,000 in prizes
Over 30 Awards

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE:
12 MAY 2022 (included)

Winners' concert at CARNEGIE HALL

 

GENERAL INFORMATION.

6th Manhattan International Music Competition

Open to ALL music disciplines and ALL ages

(PIANO - STRINGS - VOICE - WIND - CHAMBER MUSIC - 

ACCORDION and PERCUSSION)

Over $50,000 in prizes

ONLINE COMPETITION - VIDEO SELECTION

(no travel required to apply)

Winners' announcement (results): May 31

FIRST CATEGORY

Winners' recitals at:

CARNEGIE HALL

22 JULY 2022

(At least 12 musicians will be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall)

VIEW NEXT WINNERS' CONCERT

VIEW PREVIOUS WINNERS' CONCERT

 

SECOND CATEGORY

5 Recording projects, distributed worldwide

(Awarded to 5 musicians)

 

- CD recording:

All costs covered (recording, edition, fabrication, and distribution)

- 4 digital albums:

Released through the streaming platforms

(Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, etc.)

AGE GROUPS:

JUNIOR: until 10 years old (included)

 on the 1st of January 2022

YOUNG ARTIST: 11 to 16 years old

 on the 1st of January 2022

ADVANCED: 17 to 22 years old

 on the 1st of January 2022

VIRTUOSO: 23 to 29 years old

 on the 1st of January 2022

PROFESSIONAL: 30 years old and older, with no age limit

on the 1st of January 2022

CHAMBER MUSIC: ALL ages

 

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ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION AFTER THE WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT

Honorary President: Maestro Ivo Pogorelich

Statement about COVID-19 and for Ukranian musicians:

If any winner is not able to travel to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall for any reason, he/she will receive the prize anyway. In the unlikely event that Carnegie Hall is closed by thie 22nd of July 2022 due to a new Covid-19 outbreak, the concert will be rescheduled. It is GUARANTEED that the winners’ concert will happen at Carnegie Hall.

Ukranian musicians who apply in March or April 2022 will not have to submit the application fee.

 

PRIZES.

Awards: over $50,000

FIRST Category: CARNEGIE HALL

- Winners' recitals to take place at CARNEGIE HALL in New York on Friday, 22 July 2022:

At least 12 musicians (First Great Awards) will offer a short performance at CARNEGIE HALL.

Performance time length (approximate):

 

JUNIOR: 5 minutes or more

YOUNG ARTIST: 7 minutes or more

ADVANCED: 9 minutes or more

VIRTUOSO: 10 minutes or more

PROFESSIONAL: 12 minutes or more

CHAMBER MUSIC: 12 minutes or more

The winners will receive a professional fee, a diploma, and professional pictures. 

- Cash prizes: each of the winners of the First Great Awards will receive a cash prize in addition to the recital at Carnegie Hall.

- Marketing and publicity: a promotional campaign will promote the recitals at Carnegie Hall. International critics, music promoters, and managers will be invited. 

- Management Award: Awarded to at least 3 musicians. Offer to join the “Manhattan Concert Artists” roster for worldwide representation, with no exclusivity.

- Special prizes: Many Golden and Silver medals (honorary mentions),

offered to musicians who possess outstanding talent.

- "Ivo Pogorelich Award": Masterclass with Maestro Ivo Pogorelich, honorary president of the competition, offered to one of the winners of the Piano Section.

SECOND CATEGORY: RECORDINGS

 

AWARDED TO 5 MUSICIANS

 - A CD RECORDING DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE:​

All related costs are covered by the competition (recording, edition, fabrication, physical CD, and distribution). The artist will retain 100% of the recording rights and will receive 1,000 CDs for personal use. Album recorded during the 2022 - 2023 season and released through the prestigious music label "Orpheus":

www.orpheusclassical.com

- 4 ADDITIONAL DIGITAL ALBUMS:

Awarded to 4 different musicians. Released through the streaming platforms  (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, etc.). The 4 artists will retain 100% of the recording rights. The 4 digital albums will be released through the music label "Orpheus".

- Album promotion: the albums will be promoted on the music media.

- Worldwide distribution: the CD will be distributed physically and digitally, and the 4 digital albums will be released through the platforms of digital distribution (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, Yandex, etc.)

- Special Awards: Many Golden and Silver medals (honorary mentions), offered to musicians who possess outstanding talent.

 

The Manhattan International Music Competition has become a major symbol of New York's classical music life. The purpose of the “6th Manhattan International Music Competition” is to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards that can launch international careers: recitals at Carnegie Hall, one of the most emblematic venues in the world; a CD recording with worldwide distribution (all costs covered), 4 additional digital albums released through the streaming platforms, cash prizes and many special awards.

This competition has truly enhanced the prior winners' professional careers. Previous winners have performed in the most prestigious venues and festivals (Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, La Scala, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall,  Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, La Monnaie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opera de Paris, Lincoln Center, Salzburg Festival, etc.), and have performed as soloists with renowned international orchestras.

Carnegie Hall is a legendary concert hall, where many great artists of the 20th century started their careers. On the other hand, recording a CD is a "must" for a musician in current times: the best credential to find engagements and get music reviews. Orpheus 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. (Album recorded and released during 2022 - 2023).

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. 

 

In order to avoid travel expenses and restrictions caused by the pandemic, the "6th Manhattan International Music Competition" has been designed as an ONLINE COMPETITION so that musicians can show all their potential through video recordings (no travel required to apply). Traveling, live auditions and reference letters are not required… Only the courage to demonstrate through video recordings that the candidate possesses a distinctive personality and remarkable musicality.

 

Winners' announcement (results): May 31

APPLY ONLINE

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