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Bucharest City Museum together with MuseArt Association announces the launch of the first edition of the International Online Competition "Youth of Music 2021"
The Museum of Bucharest together with the MuseArt Association announces the launch of the first edition of the International Online Competition "Youth of Music 2021", dedicated to young musicians, students, pupils or young professionals active in the field of classical music, between the ages of 14 and 30.
The competition is aimed at all categories of instrumentalists as well as lyrical artists. Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, as well as video-recorded recitals in the halls of the prestigious historical monuments administered by the Bucharest City Museum.
"Youth of Music 2021" is dedicated to young musicians for the solo category, with the aim of encouraging exceptional talent, while offering the opportunity to perform in an extremely difficult context, it says.
The competition will be held online, with the registration period being From 1 March to 15 April.
The competition is organized in three age categories: category I - open to young musicians (students) between the ages of 14 and 18; category II - intended for musicians aged 19 to 24; category III - addressed to musicians at the beginning of their careers, aged between 25 and 30 years.
The jury chaired by violinist AlexandruTomescu consists of LilianaStaicu, director of Radio Romania Orchestras, pianist Verona Maier, prorector of the Bucharest University of Music, conductor and manager of the European Union Youth Orchestra AlexandruMija, as well as pianist SinzianaMircea, who is at the same time the project coordinator as president of the MuseArt Association, and director of the Bucharest City Museum, Dr. Adrian Majuru.
Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, as well as video-recorded recitals in the halls of the prestigious historical monuments administered by the Bucharest City Museum.
"This contest is a form of solidarity with all those who have decided to follow their vocation to become musicians, even in these uncertain times. It is a profound sign of appreciation and a deep reverence before them, for the power to follow their dream. At the same time, it is an attempt, even if on a very small scale, to offer hope, to offer young people a stage dressed in the gala coat of the palaces of Bucharest. It's our way of saying 'thank you' to all the young musicians who haven't given up on their aspirations, who haven't stopped hoping and working hard to fulfill their dream. Music, like youth, means hope, joy, love and beauty. It means dreaming," said pianist SanzianaMircea, president of the MuseArt Association.
The winners' gala recitals will be recorded and broadcast online in May, on the Youtube channel and the Facebook pages of the Bucharest City Museum, as well as on the museArt Association pages.
Translated by Dărăban Denisa,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu