The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC) seeks to identify and cultivate the next generation of chamber music ensembles. The competition welcomes applicants who embody chamber music’s ability to engage both mind and heart with performances that delight, inspire and challenge.
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GRAND PRIZEAwarded to either the winning ensemble from the string quartet division or the winning ensemble from the piano trio division:$30,000 cashPerformance engagement/s in Australia arranged by Musica VivaCareer-enhancing professional development supportSTRING QUARTET DIVISION First Prize: $30,000 cashSecond Prize: $20,000 cashThird Prize: $10,000 cashBest performance of the Commissioned work: $4,000 cashAudience Prize: $8,000 cashPIANO TRIO DIVISION First Prize: $22,500 cashSecond Prize: $15,000 cashThird Prize: $7,500 cashBest performance of the Commissioned work: $3,000 cashAudience Prize: $6,000 cash
OTHER KEY DATES
8 June, 2022: Entries open
4 November 2022: Applicants notified of the outcome
18 November 2022: Due date for participating ensemble confirmations
30 June 2023: Latest for ensembles to arrive in Melbourne
29 June to 30 June 2023: MICMC Secondary Schools Education Programme
1 July to 6 July 2023: Round One & Round Two: Sunday
7 July 2023: Semi-Finals
8 July 2023: Music In The City
9 July 2023: Grand Finals
10 July-12 July 2023: Grand Prize Winners must be available for travel and performances within Australia
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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