The Group for the UNESCO of Art Literature and Science of Greece, serving the ideals of Culture and wishing to become a supporter of the new musical talents of our country, announces the 8th Panhellenic Music Competition, for 2022. The competition is held with the support of the Philippos Conservatory Nakas, 41 Ippokratous, 106 80, Athens.
The purpose of the competition is the promotion of artistic value and the moral reward of young musicians.
Contestants will be evaluated by a jury, consisting of recognized and accomplished teachers and musicians.
The President of the Competition is the Director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens and composer Eleftherios Kalkanis.
Participants will compete in the following music categories:
WOODWINDS (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Classical Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba)
STRINGS (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS (Bouzouki, Tambourine, Oud, Clarinet, Sandour, Kanonaki, Cretan-Pontian Lyra, Traditional Violin, Lute)
The following age categories apply to all categories of instruments:
TEENAGERS: from 12 to 18 years (17 and 12 months), completed by the date of the competition
ADULTS: from 18 to 28 years (27 and 12 months), completed by the date of the competition
For Operatic song:
ADULTS: from 18 to 28 years old (women), from 18 to 30 years old (men)
For Byzantine Music:
TEENAGERS: from 12 to 18 years old (17 and 12 months), completed by the date of the competition
ADULTS: from 18 to 30 years old (29 and 12 months), completed by the date of the competition
The Unesco Group will award prizes (A', B', C') and commendations and only the 1st prize (for each competitive category of instruments and voices) will receive the cash prize of €300.
The Unesco Group, in cooperation with the President of the competition, reserves the right to award a Special Music Award "UNESCO T.L.E.L.E. Group". to a single contestant, as long as the conditions of an exceptionally high interpretive performance are met.
The Special Music Award is accompanied by the cash prize of €150.
The competition will take place on December 1, 2, and 3, 2023 at the Concert Hall of Philippos Nakas Conservatory (41 Ippokratous, 106 80, Athens), without the presence of an audience. In 2024, a date will be set for the awarding ceremony of the prizes, commendations and commemorative diplomas of the competition, as well as a concert, where the winners will perform.
The closing date for participation declarations is Friday, November 10, 2023 (postmarked).
The detailed conditions, as well as details or announcements about the competition are available on the Club's website: www.clubunesco.gr