All the process has to be done online through the Muvac website: https://www.muvac.com/01996
Required documents to be enclosed to the registration form:
a) Duly completed Muvac’s profile.
b) Your “Curriculum Vitae” of your Muvac profile must be also fully completed.
c) Documents to submit in the registration:
– One recent portrait photo in high-resolution
– An identity card or passport scanned
d) The questionnaire of the programme to be performed during the competition to be answered and filled in during the registration process.
e) All candidates must pay €60 through Muvac in order to formalise the registration for the pre-selection of the competition. Without this last requirement, the definitive confirmation of registration for the pre-selection will not be issued, and consequently, their candidature will not be valid. Under no circumstances will the pre-selection registration fee be refunded.
Contestants who have previously obtained a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize at any competition organised by members of the W orld Federation of International Music Competitions within the last 4 years, will be automatically accepted to participate in the first round. Likewise, the contestants who reached the semifinal in the last two editions of the Competition will automatically be accepted. They must, however, also fill the online form through Muvac and enclose all documents including one that proves they have received such prize. In any case, they must provide all the required documentation through Muvac for the preselection, including the 60€ registration fee payment, as the other candidates.
2) Contestants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted to participate, no later than January 25, 2024.
The Organization will not disclose the names of the candidates who have not been admitted to the First Round.
3) Selected contestants must pay a 140€ participation fee and confirm their participation through their Muvac’s profile, no later than February 5, 2024. No contestant will be accepted
unless this payment is made. Participation fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
The participation fee must be transferred to:
Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona Banco Sabadell Atlantico
Via Laietana, 47
08003 Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
First prize: 25.000 €
Second prize: 10.000 €
Third prize: 6.000 €
Maximum duration of this round: 20 minutes
One prelude and fugue from the Well- Tempered Clavier (Book 1 or Book 2) to be chosen by the contestant.
A complete sonata.
Contestants will play one or two movements or the whole sonata, to be decided by the Artistic Committee.
The following sonatas will not be accepted: Op. 2 No 1; Op. 10 No 1; Op. 13; Op. 14 No 1; Op. 14 No 2; Op. 26; Op. 27 No 2; Op. 28; Op. 31 No 2; Op. 49 No 1; Op. 49 No 2; Op. 79; Op. 90.
F. Chopin, F. Liszt, C. Debussy, S. Rachmaninoff or A. Scriabin: One étude to be chosen by the contestant.
Maximum duration of this round: 40 minutes
1) A contemporary work, no longer than 5 minutes, composed from 1995 on, stating the year of composition and the composer ́s year of birth. Any work requiring previous adjustment of the piano will not be accepted, nor will be any work composed by the contestants themselves.
2) One of the following romantic works, to be chosen by the contestant:
Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1; Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2; Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5; Variations on a Theme by Haëndel, Op. 24; Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 (Book I or II)
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23; Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38; Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47; Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52; Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20; Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31; Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54; Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35; Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58; Polonaise in E-Flat Major Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22; Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44; Polonaise-Fantasia in A-Flat Major, Op. 61; Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 49
Prélude, Chorale et Fugue
Sonata in B Minor;
Après une lecture du Dante;
Ballade No. 2
Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36;
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
D850 Sonata No. 17 in D Major, Op. 53;
D894 Sonata No. 18 in G Major (Fantasy), Op. 78;
D960 Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major;
Fantasy in C Major (Wanderer Fantaisie), Op. 15
Carnaval, Op. 9; Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22; Fantasy, Op. 17; Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 (with the posthumous).
3) One complete work or sonata; or one movement of a sonata; or a collection, one piece or several pieces from a collection by a composer born after 1860 (included), to be selected by the contestant. The composer ́s year of birth should be stated.
Contestants may choose the order in which they perform the works. However, the Artistic Committee may recommend the order of performance if appropriate.
In the second round it is compulsory to play works by 3 different composers.
Maximum duration of this round: 50 minutes
Recital with a free choice program.
1. The following pieces won’t be accepted:
Études Op. 10 and Op. 25, and Préludes Op. 28
Fantasiestücke Op. 12
Also, no work played in the previous rounds should be included.
In this round, one work by a composer is compulsory.
One of the following concertos, to be chosen by the contestant:
Concerto No. 4 in G Mayor, Op. 58
Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Concerto en A minor, Op. 54
Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83
Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Concerto in G Major
Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
More information: https://www.mariacanals.org/en/