31st Macao Young Musicians Competition Registration opens March 15

Date of publication: 27/02/2013
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The registration period for the 31st Macao Young Musicians Competition is open from March 15 to 19 (including the weekend) at the Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB). The Competition accepts participants in twenty-seven performance categories, among them Piano Solo, Piano Four Hands, Piano Ensemble, Harp Solo and Harp Ensemble. This year, the competition has added a new ensemble cate   gory, Two Pianos, to encourage even more participation from groups and foster team spirit among young musicians.

The Competition takes place from June 15 to July 14 at the Dom Pedro V Theatre. In addition to the usual 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, the CAB will also award one Cultural Affairs Bureau Prize, ten Talent Prizes and one Best Ensemble Performance Prize in each category, providing more opportunities for exceptional young talents to earn financial aid towards the pursuit of their studies in music. Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, USA, will also grant scholarships to the most talented participants, offering them the chance to enrol in one of their music degree courses.

Contestants must have been born in or after 1992 and must present their valid Macao Resident ID Card upon registration. There is no age limit for accompanists, but these must also hold a valid Macao Resident ID Card. Competitors need not submit personal information about their accompanist(s) at the time of registration. However, on the day of the competition, the accompanist must present his or her valid Macao Resident ID Card.

Competitors must submit, in person or via a representative, the completed registration form, along with all supporting documents, to the Cultural Events Department of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, located at 78 Rua do Campo, Chong Kin Building, 8th floor, unit A, between the hours of 9am and 1pm, or between the hours of 2:30 and 7:30pm. Group registrations must include a list of all participants in addition to the completed registration form and all supporting documents. The registration fee for each category is MOP 50.

Interested parties may consult the musical scores for the compulsory pieces at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building, located on Praça do Tap Seac, between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, or at the Macao Central Library (89 Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, A-B), between the hours of 10am and 8pm, any day of the week. Regulations and forms pertaining to the Macao Young Musicians Competition are available on the CAB website, at www.icm.gov.mo/cjmm. For more information, please call 8399 6620 / 8399 6621 during office hours or, between March 15 and 21, call 2833 5140.