In order to actively promote the development of classical music in Macao, encourage young local musicians to explore their musical potential, and provide them valuable stage experience and learning opportunities, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) organises the 37th Macao Young Musicians Competition between 13 July 2019 and 4 August 2019. Applications will be open from 4 to 10 March 2019. All interested eligible individuals are welcome to participate.
This edition of the Macao Young Musicians Competition, dedicated to piano, features 18 categories with elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Participants must hold a valid Macao SAR Resident Identity Card and must have been born in or after 1998. A First, Second and Third prizes, Distinction and Merit certificate will be awarded in each category. All the First Prize winners of each solo category or competitors recommended by the jury will have the opportunity to participate in the “Special Prizes Competition”, and can compete for the “Best Performance in Elementary Category”, “Best Performance in Intermediate Category” and “Cultural Affairs Bureau Prize”. All the First Prize winners in the ensemble category will have the opportunity to compete for the “Best Ensemble Performance Prize”.
In order to facilitate the applications, this year the application is made by online registration first, followed by payment and document submission. Applicants can register online from 10am on 4 March 2019 to 6pm on 10 March 2019 through the Macao Young Musicians Competition’s webpage (www.icm.gov.mo/cjmm). The supporting documents and an application fee of MOP100 per category must be handed in person at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building located at Tap Siac Square, between 7 and 10 March 2019, from 10am to 7 pm (open during lunch hour). Applicants may also prepare all required documents and apply at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building during the document submission period and time indicated above, where they can make the online registration with the assistance of IC staff.
More information regarding the competition’s regulations and the list of compulsory pieces can be obtained and downloaded on the Macao Young Musicians Competition’s website. For enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 8399 6946 or 8399 6637, during office hours.