Category 4: “Beyond the Score” open to all ages
Calling all Classical musicians with big imaginations and a penchant for the original! This category features classical music performed with unconventional instrumentation or new arrangements created by the participants (or both!). Soloists and duos welcomed in this category.
Show us your best, and join this international online classical music competition. Winners perform in Vienna!
Auditions are submitted by video recording. All performances must be memorized, and your time limit is 20 minutes for your one repertoire selection in each round.
Here is an example of a performance that would qualify in this Category:
Vivaldi meets FACE2FACE
“Summer” from “Four Seasons” played on two accordions
To see more examples of performances that would qualify in this Category, click here.
Any standard classical repertoire performed with unconventional instrumentation or new arrangements created by the participants, or both.
Online Classical Music Competition Round 1:
Deadline: November 1, 2021
18 winners from Category 1 will become Contestants and proceed to Round 2 (notified by December 1, 2021).
Deadline: January 1, 2022
12 winners from Category 1 will become Semi-Finalists and proceed to Round 3 (notified by January 12, 2022).
Deadline: February 1, 2022
3 winners from this Category will become Finalists and proceed to perform with the other 9 winners from the other Categories in the Gala Concert in Vienna (notified by February 15, 2022). The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each Category will be announced during the live concert.
Pre-Registration: Until July 26, 2021
Due to overwhelming demand for this online classical music competition we will be accepting applicants in phases. Pre-Register early to ensure your participation!
Entry fees accepted: Between July 26 - July 30, 2021
Round 1 audition deadline: November 1, 2021
Round 2 audition deadline: January 1, 2022
Round 3 audition deadline: February 1, 2022
Gala Concert of Winners in Vienna, Austria: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Showcase your originality on the world's stage.
Join an international community of classical musicians that re-imagine classical music.
Practice both technique and stage presence by creating audition videos that highlight your best of both.
Receive valuable written feedback from your audition from our Judges on technique and artistry.
Three musicians in this category will be awarded the following:
- Round trip (flight and accommodations) to Vienna
- Opportunity to perform in front of a live audience in the City of Music at the Großer Saal - Wiener Konzerthaus (Grand Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus) in Austria on Sunday, May 1, 2022
- Opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra
- Experience the publicity of televised exposure, when this concert is broadcast
- Personalized medal (Gold, Silver, or Bronze)
- Framed Grand Prize Certificate
- Professional photography for your promotional use
- International publicity