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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

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ONLINE COMPETITION (Video selection)
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
1 JULY 2024
Winners' concert on 2 October 2024 at:
CARNEGIE HALL
5 music albums / Over $50,000 in prizes
All music disciplines - All ages

Winners' concert at CARNEGIE HALL

INFO

GENERAL INFORMATION.

8th Manhattan International Music Competition

 

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

Over $ 50,000 in prizes - ALL ages

ONLINE COMPETITION - VIDEO SELECTION

Application Deadline: 1 JULY 2024

FIRST CATEGORY: carnegie hall

Winners' concert on 2 OCTOBER 2024 at:

CARNEGIE HALL

(At least 10 musicians will be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall)

VIEW EVENT AT OFFICIAL WEBSITE (CARNEGIE HALL)

VIEW LAST CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL

 

SECOND CATEGORY: special awards

5 SPECIAL AWARDS:

BAROQUE MUSIC PRIZE

CLASSICAL MUSIC PRIZE

ROMANTIC MUSIC PRIZE

MODERN MUSIC / IMPRESSIONISM PRIZE

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PRIZE

 

5 DIGITAL ALBUMS, distributed worldwide

Digital albums released through the streaming platforms

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

  CD RECORDING AWARD:

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

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AGE GROUPS:

JUNIOR: instrumentalists and singers, up to 15 years old (included)

 on the 1st of July 2024

YOUNG ARTIST: instrumentalists and singers, 16 to 22 years old

 on the 1st of July 2024

VIRTUOSO: instrumentalists and singers, 23 to 29 years old

 on the 1st of July 2024

PROFESSIONAL: instrumentalists and singers, 30 years old and older,

(no age limit)

on the 1st of July 2024

CHAMBER MUSIC: ensembles of ALL ages

COMPOSITION: composers of ALL ages

 

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

Honorary President: Maestro Ivo Pogorelich

PRIZES

PRIZES.

Awards: over $50,000 
(OVER FIFTY THOUSAND USD)

FIRST Category: CARNEGIE HALL

- Winners' recitals to take place at CARNEGIE HALL in New York on 2 OCTOBER 2024:

At least 10 musicians (First Great Awards) will offer a performance at

CARNEGIE HALL (between 10 and 15 min)

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

- 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 5 musicians. Offer to join the “Manhattan Concert Artists” roster for worldwide representation, with no exclusivity.

- Special diplomas: 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: special awards

 

5 SPECIAL AWARDS:

BAROQUE MUSIC PRIZE

CLASSICAL MUSIC PRIZE

ROMANTIC MUSIC PRIZE

MODERN MUSIC / IMPRESSIONISM PRIZE

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PRIZE

5 DIGITAL ALBUMS:

Distributed worldwide by an international label and released through streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, etc.)

CD RECORDING AWARD:​

The competition covers all related costs

(recording, edition, fabrication, physical CD, and distribution)

CASH PRIZES:

Each of the winners of the 5 Special Awards will receive a cash prize

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

PHILOSOPHY

The Manhattan International Music Competition has become a major symbol of New York's classical music life. The purpose of the “8th 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), 5 additional digital albums released through the streaming platforms, cash prizes and many special awards.

This competition has genuinely 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 venue where many great artists of the 20th century started their careers. On the other hand, recording a CD and releasing a digital music album is a "must" for a musician in current times: the best credential to find engagements and get music reviews. 

 

To avoid travel expenses, the "7th 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). Travelling, 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.

 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

philosophy.

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