MA Competition 2023: Harpsichord – Competition

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Festival Van Vlaanderen Brugge
  • Full description
    MA Competition 2023: Harpsichord – Competition
  • Type
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    In 2023, MA Festival will host a new edition of MA Competition! During the 60th edition of MA Festival, it is once again the turn of young harpsichord players from all over the world to show the best of themselves.

    The first round is conducted digitally and takes place prior to the festival. At the same time, the jury and the public get to know the candidates for the first time via an online streaming platform. From now on, these online pre-selections in May are therefore an important platform for the participants to showcase themselves to the outside world.

    The winner will receive a cash prize and an invitation to perform at a series of concerts at home and abroad, including a place in the next edition of MA Festival, and the chance to record an album with the internationally renowned label Ricercar (Outhere Music).

    The jury members during this edition are Korneel Bernolet (president), Carole CerasiBertrand CuillerChristophe Rousset and Catalina Vicens.

    The appli­ca­tions will be open from 1 February 2023 and will be closed on 28 February or when the lim­it of 90 par­tic­i­pants is reached. 

    After applying, participants receive a confirmation of their application. This is not a guarantee that the entry will be considered for the first round. Shortly after the closure of the application we will confirm your participation. 

  • Optional pieces

    This is the repertoire for the first round. For the repertoire of the semi-final and final, please read our regulations.

    o  Domenico SCARLATTI

    Choose one of the following works, to be played without repeats:   ca.6’

    • Sonatas K162-163 in E major
    • or Sonatas K213-214 in D minor & major
    • or Sonatas K544-545 in B-flat major

  • Short bio

    Candidates are required to write a short bio on application for use in programs or booklets, 600 characters maximum.

    In English to share with the audience

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Paste the WeTransfer-link to your four video recordings here.

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Insert an overview of the repertoire you would perform during the first round, semi-final and final (with the correct order for the first round)

  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on December 31, 2023: 32
  • Required document(s)
    • Scan of passport or ID card
    • Portrait photo: Suitable for reproduction, as a Jpeg file with the name of the photographer in the file name
    • Scores: Scores only to the repertoire of choice (see 2.2 and 2.3 MA Competition regulations)