Young Artists Festivals
Mozart with a View Young Artist Festival and Competition
The "Mozart with a View" International Young Artists Festival and Competition is on December 10-12, 2021.
AUDITOR TICKETS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON the EVENTS page.
CONTESTANTS WEBPAGE AVAILABLE HERE: TBA
SCHEDULE: All Times are Central Standard Time (Chicago) TBA
All Events will be archived and available for viewing at your convenience.
NOW OPEN TO PIANO, STRING INSTRUMENTS (Violin, viola, cello, bass), VOICE, and Instrumentalists for whom Mozart Composed a CONCERTO ( Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn) IN SEVERAL DIVISIONS: At this time, the Competition and Festival will be VIRTUAL ONLY.
Our Livestream Partner and Sponsor: IN.LIVE
Award Sponsors: Steinway Piano of Chicago, Performer's Music, Adiana Strings.
David Yonan, Rachel Barton Pine, Charles Pikler, Sarah Greene, Jory Vinikour, Dr. Leslie Tung, Soo Lee, Susan Merdinger, Dr. Svetlana Belsky, Andrew Schultze, Ron Arden, Emily Birsan.
THE APPLICATION FORM AND PAYMENT LINK IS BELOW.
THE REGULAR DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1st.
LATE DEADLINE OF November 15th and REQUIRES $20 LATE FEE.
ALL FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 1st.
The 2021 Mozart with a View International Competition provides musicians of all ages and levels with a unique opportunity to pursue musical growth, increase love and understanding of the music of Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart and his contemporaries, and to learn from distinguished judges and instructors, who are international authorities in their fields. Each contestant will receive written reviews of their recording from each judge. An in-depth review of their performance is available for an extra fee, as well as masterclasses and live Zoom sessions with the jurors. Reviews may be requested in English, Russian, Korean, Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish.
The Mozart With a View Competition is open to musicians of all nationalities in the following categories:
In the following divisions:
Junior (Ages 5 up to 12 years)
Senior (Ages 13 to 18 years)
Collegiate (Ages 18 - 23)
Amateur Junior (Ages 18-29)
Amateur Senior (Ages 30 and up)
THE COMPETITION ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COMBINE CATEGORIES or INSTRUMENT DIVISIONS, IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT ENTRIES IN ANY CATEGORY
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL APPLICANTS
All contestants will receive written comments from the judges, and will be invited to watch all the live-streamed events of the competition and festival, including the finals, masterclasses and Gala juror performances.
To participate in a virtual masterclass, please indicate your interest on the application. Masterclasses will be scheduled on Zoom or StreamYard according to the availability of guest artists and contestants and livestreamed on IN.LIVE. Finalists and non-finalists are eligible to participate in a masterclass.
To receive an in-depth review or to schedule a private Zoom session with a juror, please indicate your interest on the application and pay the appropriate fees. Live chats will be scheduled according to the availability of guest artists and contestants. Finalists and non-finalists are eligible to participate.
Every applicant is required to submit an unedited video recording (stops between pieces or movements are permitted) of an original SOLO work or works by W. A. Mozart. Individual movements of larger works are acceptable.
For Chamber Music, Sonatas are acceptable as long as both performers are within the same age category. For those performing Sonatas with professional accompanists, please enter SOLO category.
Piano Duets are permissible in the Chamber Music category.
Concertos are ONLY permissible in the Concerto category. The Sinfonia Concertante can be entered as Concerto OR Chamber Music.
Junior - up to 8 minutes
Senior - up to 12 minutes
Collegiate - up to 20 minutes
Amateur Junior - up to 20 minutes
Amateur Senior - up to 20 minutes
If the submitted recording is longer than the maximum, the judges may use their discretion on listening to the complete recording.
Memorization is required in the following divisions:
Piano – Junior, Senior and Collegiate
Strings -- Junior, Senior and Collegiate
Concerto – Piano and Violin, Junior, Senior and Collegiate. Wind players are encouraged but not required to memorize their concertos.
VIDEO RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
- Pianists – an acoustic piano recently tuned is preferred, but a touch-sensitive electric keyboard with pedal is allowed
- Strings and Voice and Concerto Contestants may be accompanied by keyboard, piano, orchestra or a recording.
- Videos recorded within a calendar year of the competition are accepted.
- Applicant’s hands, face, and feet must be present in the video at all times
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Mozart with a View reserves the right to request production of any documents confirming proof of age at any time during the competition. Failure to produce such documents when requested will result in disqualification from the competition, and the applicant will not be refunded any fees.
The competition will consist of a Preliminary Round (to be completed by December 1, 2021) and a Final Round held between December 10 and 12. Finalists will be announced on December 1.
All finalists will participate in a concert to be live-streamed online. This will be a compilation of the preliminary recordings.
Applicants accept that their recordings may be used for promotional and marketing purposes during and/or after the competition. Neither Sheridan Music Studio nor any representative from Sheridan Music Studio will be held liable for any payments to applicants arising out the use of any materials derived from the competition. This includes but is not necessarily limited to international and/or national rules, regulations, laws, etc. that pertain in any way to royalties, copyrights, fair use, trademarks, and/or any other intellectual property. Applicants (or legal guardians if under the age of 18) are required to sign a Multimedia Release Agreement at the time of their application.
The Decisions of the Jury are final.
Jurors reserve the right to not award prizes if they do not deem it appropriate.
Applicants may be disqualified from the competition for violating any of the rules and regulations. Sheridan Music Studio reserves the right to make any changes and will notify all applicants if any changes are made as soon as possible.
By entering this competition you agree to abide by its rules and regulations
All applications must be completed and submitted through the competition website. Any incomplete submissions will not be considered for judging.
All final applications are due by November 1 at 11:59pm CST.
Applications will include uploads of:
Video performance of an original work or works by W. A. Mozart (link to YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) Please make sure the link is correct and opens properly
High-resolution color photographs suitable for publicity purposes.
Paragraph-format biography. English is preferred, but Russian, Korean, Chinese, French and Italian are accepted.
If you wish to participate in a masterclass, live online private lesson with a juror or receive an in-depth evaluation, please mark the appropriate box on the application form
A confirmation email will be sent to each applicant upon receipt of the completed application and accompanying materials. Applications must be fully completed in order to be accepted into the competition.
A non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submission and is to be paid through the competition website.
Application fee: $75 US
Masterclass fee: $50 US
Zoom session with a distinguished juror (30 minutes): $50
In-depth review: $50
PRIZES AND POST-COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
All competition applicants will receive an electronic certificate of participation.
THREE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (One String Prize, One Piano Prize, One Voice): Presented in joint recital (30 minutes each), at Sheridan Music Studio-Chicago, with professional audio-video recording and livestream of the performance. (Must travel to Chicago at own expense to perform in order to take advantage of the full value of this prize). Alternate Grand Prize, TBD.
First, Second and Third Prizes awarded in each division and category of piano or strings, TBA.
Cash Prizes for Collegiate Level Winners.
Several special prizes and scholarships to be awarded by the organizers and sponsors at their discretion.
The Jury reserves a right not to award the First Prize in any division.
Special Scholarships, Named Awards and Honors: ( More to come)
Steinway Piano of Chicago Prizes: To be Announced Shortly
David Yonan - Adiana Strings Instrument Award, for Violin, Viola and Cello(s): One-year Free Instrument Rental or Loan to selected contestants.
Bronislaw Gimpel Memorial Award(s): for Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass: Presented by Charles Pikler
Werner Scholz Memorial Bach Scholarship Award: Presented by David Yonan to a High School String Player
Mitsuko Uchida Award: Presented by Sheridan Music Studio, Artistic Directors, Susan Merdinger and Svetlana Belsky.
Peter Serkin Memorial Award: Presented by Sheridan Music Studio, Artistic Directors, Susan Merdinger and Svetlana Belsky
Performer's Music Award(s): Two Gift Certificates Presented by Performer's Music of Chicago
James Belsky Memorial Prize: Awarded to a single student selected by Mrs. Janet Belsky in memory of her late husband James Belsky, and presented by Dr. Svetlana Belsky.
Most Promising Young Pianist:
Most Promising Young String Player:
Most Versatile Competitor:
IN.LIVE Livestreaming Technology Award(s): Presented by IN.LIVE, Gift Certificates:
The THREE Grand Prize Winners will be presented in a joint recital at Sheridan Music Studio Chicago.
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:
All Prize-Winners will be offered an opportunity to perform in a "Music with a View" Winners Concert, TBD.
All Contestants will receive written critiques from the Jury and a Certificate of Participation, delivered electronically via email.
STEP 1: "Music with a View" Young Artists Festival Application Form