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Prizes are offered by companies which advance careers and present performance opportunities to classical musicians of all ages, instruments, and voice!*

*Prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of the companies and are not guaranteed by the organizers of the Competition

SEC-2021 does not offer cash awards


Virtual Concert Halls sponsors Performance Awards:

Each Laureate will perform a solo recital.

Each Winner will participate in concerts.

Colburn School

Scholarship to attend the Seminar For Advanced Pianists*
*(in person or virtually as circumstances permit)

Two Scholarship for any instrumentalists to take part in immersive cultural tour in Europe 


June 4-14 2022


Details TBC

Two Scholarships for Pianists

  • Masterclasses with professors in one of the leading music institutions in Germany

  • Performance opportunity in one of the castles/venues (again, details TBC)

  • Dedicated cultural tour/itinerary that involves visits to various cultural sites, concerts and/or opera theatres

  • For a glimpse of how it was in 2019, visit this link

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Proudly offering a scholarship to a promising cellist, to attend
masterclasses with Dr. Anzél Gerber at the Wiener Musikseminar in Vienna, Austria

WIENER MUSIKSEMINAR -International master classes in Vienna, Austria.

The Wiener Musikseminar has, since its founding in 1970, committed itself to convey a piece of music history to young artists from around the world

Vienna as the cultural centre of classical music is a fertile ground for this purpose. Apart from the international master classes, participants will have the opportunity to perform in a concert.

To learn more go to

Recognition Award

iClassical Academy offers
Online High-Quality
Masterclasses and Courses

Violin, Cello, Piano, Conducting, Music & Career and many more.
Our mission is to provide worldwide any generation of musicians the possibility to improve their skills online, to enjoy a vast community of renowned conservatory teachers and to learn from online lessons recorded with the best of modern technologies

iClassical Academy sponsors Recognition Awards

to all contestants,

regardless of how far they advance in the competition

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The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an immersive experience for the modern string player, composer, and choreographer. It provides a comprehensive approach to entrepreneurial career-building, contemporary music performance, and intensive, personalized artistic development.

“The spirit of the place is warm, friendly, informal, yet serious and reminds us why we make music together. There was time to ponder and work on every nuance, a rarity these days.”

–Pierre Jalbert, composer

“It is extremely rare to find a festival that fosters an environment of hard work and camaraderie while at the same time making contemporary music its primary focus. The Next Festival is an extraordinary home for new music and I encourage all open minded students to come and explore what the future holds!”

–Jeffrey Zeigler, cellist

“An ideal wellspring for artistic collaboration.”

–Derek Bermel, composer

“A sheer joy!”

–Jennifer Koh, violinist


The Fearless Artist Mastermind

Full Scholarship for the 6-months Career development program 

Learn to manage your own success!

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The Fearless Artist Mastermind is pleased to offer a prize (valued at over €600) of a 6-month membership to their monthly career development program for musicians, as well as monthly 45-minute 1-1 coaching sessions for the prizewinner. This program offers structure, support and ultimately acceleration in the artist's career as they learn business and real world skills to position themselves for future opportunities as thriving musicians. 

Two Full Cello Scholarships

(each is worth ca. $500)  

Online Summer Cello Master Classes

to be awarded to the best cello finalists


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dPhoto Studio will create an artistic video portrait for the chosen winner: a 10-seconds professional video trailer

dPhoto Studio specializes in photo and video production and motion graphic animations for web, commercial and private projects

Drama Queen Graphics helps performing and visual arts groups engage with their audiences through eye-catching graphic design and branding solutions that stand out and demand attention.


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Entrada is an online video library that helps pianists achieve three-dimensional, whole-body piano technique, including for effortless Arpeggios, Trills, Tremolos, Scales, Octaves, and Repeated Chords. Entrada Teachers report higher levels of confidence and achievement for themselves and their students!
Virtual Concert Halls and American Fine Arts Festival 
Performance Awards

Best Instrumental Performer:

Appearance with a European Orchestra (TBD)  during summer-fall season of 2021

(one prize will be awarded to the most overall qualified winner)

Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall Awards

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Four awards:
Performance at American Arts Festival Winners Recitals Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in June, 2022

Best Voice:
Performance at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in the Fall 2022, presented at the Golden Voice concert 

Scholarship Award $500

For participation in summer programs presented by American Fine Arts Festival in Europe during summer 2022 

Professional Engagement Award

The winner will be offered an opportunity to be featured in GROUPMUSE exclusive Virtual Spotlight Concert
Advertised throughout the entire Groupmuse network
Winner will receive
free live-streaming technical training
and musician onboarding assistance via the Groupmuse platform and beyond
Groupmuse is an online classical music platform and community of over 150,000 people that has facilitated 6,000+ chamber music house concerts, and over 300 virtual concerts since the COVID era




the first international artist management agency dedicated to bringing world-class musicians directly into the virtual workplace

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Lena Khandros

Music Business Entrepreneur, Producer, Founder & CEO at Momentum Artists Management and


Scholarships to study in Madrid

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