Emirates Peace Virtuoso Competition – 9th to 11th Feb. 2018

Special announcement – EMIRATES PEACE VIRTUOSO COMPETITION, 9th to 11th February 2018

For young performers on all kinds of instruments- (piano, all kinds of strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, Vocal and Arabian instruments)- this competition will be held on 9th and 10th February, 2018. And, there will be a Prize Winners’ concert on 11th February, 2018 at the Conference Center, Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium.

piano and violinWelcome to the Emirates Peace Virtuoso Competition, organized by the National Conservatory Dubai (NCD) and the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), with Director and Conductor Mr. Riad Kudsi!

This annual competition is a prelude to the 14th Emirates International Peace Music Festival (For Young Virtuosi), which is scheduled to take place in the last week of March 2018.

Competition details: General Rules & Eligibility • Open to all locals and residents of the UAE, GCC and Arab Countries and all other nationalities in the world • Eligible musicians must be between 5 and 20 years of age • Competitors must perform ALL pieces by heart (notes will not be allowed) • Competition results are not subject to change once they have been announced. • Participants are to compete at a level which best reflects their music grade and ability.   • Violin, Viola & Cello competitors may qualify to play in the orchestra with EYSO at the Prize Winners’ Concert. • The Competition participants are eligible to sign up for the Master Classes in Piano, Violin, and Viola, (please see details below).

*The deadline date for competition registration and the fee payment is 15th December, 2017.

Jury Members: Head of Jury, Mr. Riad Kudsi, Director of National Conservatory Dubai • Respected members of the UAE music community in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi • Professors and instructors from the Premiere Music College of Prague (PMCP).

Acknowledgements, Prizes & Gifts: The Grand Prize winner will perform in the Winners’ Concert and in 14th Emirates Peace Music Festival. • Selected Prize recipients will perform a solo at the Prize Winners’ Concert • Special trophies for Grand prize, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners • Gifts and/or certificates will be given to ALL participants • Grand Prize recipient receives a Scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Prague (value EUR. 1500).

Fees: The competition fee will be 450 Dirhams, to be paid upon submission of the application before 15 December 2017. • Whoever needs piano accompaniment will be charged 300 Dirhams (one Rehearsal and Performance) • All fees are non-refundable.

Key Dates in February 2018 along with the Dubai Venues:-

Feb. 5th – 8th, 2-7 pm: Master classes at the National Conservatory Dubai, Reuters Building.

Feb. 9th, 1 – 6 pm Round 1 of the Competition at Conference Center, Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium.

Feb 10th, 9-2 pm: Round 2 of the Competition at Conference Center, Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium.

Feb. 11th, 10 am: Awards Ceremony & Media City Press Conference at CNN Building Lobby.

Feb. 11th, 7 pm: Prize Winners’ Concert at the Conference Center, Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium.

Master Classes: –

In conjunction with the competition, we are offering Master Classes which will be taught by guest professors from our European affiliate, the Premiere Music College of Prague (PMCP). Besides being very experienced teachers, they are superb performers, and will be joining EYSO and Prize recipients at the Prize Winners’ Concert.

The Master Classes will be held from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th February, 2018 between 2 pm and 7 pm.. (A detailed schedule will be sent via email). The venue is the National Conservatory Dubai, Dubai Media City – Reuters Building, 6th floor.

Fees: Private Master Classes -AED 225 per session (30 minutes each). Multiple sessions may be booked, (maximum 3 per student). Small Group Theory Master Classes • AED 600 for six lessons (30 minutes each) • The six lessons will be completed in 3 days (double lesson daily per level) • Group will be divided into smaller groups based on current Theory Grade level • Topics include Music Theory, Hearing Aural and Melodic and Rhythm Dictation for all the levels. Spaces can only be confirmed once all fees are paid in full (by 15 Dec 2017).

For more information, or to register your interest, contact Mr. Riad Kudsi, Conductor/Director Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO).
Mobile: +971506335270  Email: eysokudsi@hotmail.com

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