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
is an online producer specializing in live broadcasting, streaming, and distance recording of musicians and music events. We produce and stream over the Internet individual artists' programs, concerts, festivals, recitals, presentations
Virtual Concert Halls sponsors Performance Awards:
Each Laureate will perform a solo recital.
Each Winner will participate in concerts.
Two Scholarship for any instrumentalists to take part in immersive cultural tour in Europe
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
Fifteen Minutes of Fame is 15 one-minute works by different composers written for a specific performer or ensemble.
Fifteen Minutes of Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene.
"...the 15 Minutes of Fame project of Vox Novus is a godsend. It organizes competitions whereby ensembles commission worldwide calls for submissions of approximately one-minute pieces, and then select their 15 favorites for premieres. The players, themselves emerging and without the funds for a traditional commission fee, get original works to present, while the likewise emerging composers get a chance for exposure and a premiere..."
- Seth Gilman, NY Music Culture Examiner
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.
iClassical Academy offers
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
Studio Nature presents all musical artists, sound artists, and spoken word artists around the world.
A unique opportunity to have your songs/sound-pieces played and video; documented in the Finnish nature scenery. We also make music videos and nature footage, created with your specifications and wishes!
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.”
“A sheer joy!”
Bel Cantanti, an opera company, under the direction of Dr. Katerina Souvorova, was formed in 2003 with the express purpose of giving performance opportunities to local, operatic talent. Its members consist of young opera professionals, whose collective performance experiences include fully staged operatic productions in different venues around the country and abroad.
The Fearless Artist Mastermind
Full Scholarship for the 6-months Career development program
Learn to manage your own success!
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
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
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
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
Performance at American Arts Festival Winners Recitals Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in June, 2022
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