The Competition


National University of Music Bucharest – Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 03016, Romania. The University is located in the very centre of Bucharest, 5 min. walk from Romanian Athenaeum, near the Cismigiu Park and 10 from Piata Romana Metro station.

Final round / Award gala
The Competition’s final round symphony concert and award gala will take place at National University of Music Bucharest, Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 03016, Romania.

For attendees of the Competition only: the arrival day is July 24. The general meeting starts at 07:00 pm for all competitors and consists of the welcoming ceremony and information about competition plus the draw of lots.

  • July 25
    1st round 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-17:00
    18:00 announcement
    19:00 discussions
  • July 26
    2nd round 10:00-14:00
    15:00 announcements, discussions
    3rd round 18:00-21:00
    21:30 announcements, discussions
  • July 27
    final round 11:00-14:00 – the general rehearsal for the concert
    19:30-22:00 Gala Concert with BSO
    22:00 Award Gala


The Competition repertoire will be divided by rounds, accordingly:

  • 1st round
    Haydn Symphony no. 100 in G Major – first movement, Mozart “Magic Flute” Overture, Beethoven – “Egmont” Overture.
  • 2nd round
    Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, “The Scottish” – first movement, Strauss “Die Fledermaus” Overture, Dvorak Symphony no. 7 – first movement.
  • 3rd round
    Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – first movement – Soloist Simina Croitoru, Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Finale – upon drawing of lots
    Enescu 1st Rhapsody, Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 3 (in full).

The participants must provide their own scores.