2023 Concerto Competition Info

About

  • Submission consisting of solo video recording of Concerto repertoire.
  • Winners will be invited to perform live with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.

Eligibility

  • Open to all ages, and to instruments listed in the repertoire list.
  • Repertoire selection: one movement; must be from the pre-approved list located here: 2023 Concerto Competition Pre-Approved Repertoire List, or otherwise pre-approved (by arrangement).
  • Memorization is required.

Deadlines and Dates

  • Application and video submission deadline: April 22
  • Announcement of results: May 5
  • Recital fee submission deadline: May 12
  • Winners Recitals: May 27, May 29, June 3 in Andover, MA

Fees

  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $140.
  • Winners’ Recital fees:
    • Repertoire choice up to 3 minutes long, performed with chamber orchestra: fixed fee of $300.
    • Repertoire choice up to 5 minutes long, performed with chamber orchestra: fixed fee of $450.  
    • For additional instrumentation and repertoire over 5 minutes, recital fees will be quoted. 

Awards and Prizes

  • All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the Competition will be invited to perform live with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.
  • One Grand Prix winner will be invited to perform with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season.
  • The best performer of any Concerto by Alexander Peskanov will be advanced to the final round of the BMTG Intercontinental Music Competition.
  • Additional prizes and awards TBD.

Winners' Recital

  • Winners’ Recital Fees will include a 15 to 30-minute remote coaching with the Sempre Musick Orchestra Conductor (based on the length of selected repertoire), a live rehearsal with the orchestra (on the day of the event), and live performance.
  • Fees also include two complimentary tickets to the performance.
  • Date of performance will be determined by Sempre Musick and cannot be changed. 

Rules

  • Decision of the judges is final.
  • Additional details to follow.
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