The Competition


Cinema Pro Hall, Str. Ion Ghica 1-3, Bucharest, Romania, very close to the old center area.

For attendees of the Competition only: the arrival day is 25th of July. The general meeting starts at 09:00pm for all competitors and consists in the welcoming ceremony and information about competition plus the draw of lots. The Competition’s final round with symphony concert and award gala will take place on July 28 at 19:00.

  • July 26, 1st round 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-17:00
    18:00 announcement
    19:00 discussions
  • July 27 10:00-14:00 2nd round
    18:00-21:00 3rd round
    18:00 announcement, discussions
  • July 28 10:00-13:00 Final round – the general rehearsal for the concert
    19:00-21:30 Gala Concert with BSO
    22:00 Award Gala


The Competition repertoire will be divided by rounds, accordingly:

  • 1st round Mozart The Magic Flute, Beethoven Leonora 3 Overture, Mendelssohn Die Hebriden, Brahms Tragic Overture, von Weber Der Freischutz Overture
  • 2nd round One movement from Stravinsky The Soldier Tale and one movement from Bartok Concerto for strings, celesta and percussion
  • 3rd round von Weber Der Freischutz Overture, Verdi La forza del destino Overture, de Sarasate Gipsy Airs, Tchaikovski Symphony no. 5
  • Finale Upon drawing of lots

The participants must provide their own scores.