Applications close on 1 February for the 2013 St Martins in the Field Chamber Music Competition. Founded in 2010, the competition focuses on nurturing the fledgling careers of the UK’s most talented and hard-working young musicians through practical means. The competition’s prize is a series of professional engagements around Britain, offering the invaluable opportunity of paid performance experience and professional exposure to the winners. The competition is open to acoustic classical ensembles based in the UK with between 3 and 8 members aged between 18 and 30 years on the date of entry. Entries for the 2013 Competition close on 1 February 2013.
The competition is comprised of three rounds. The first round is done from CD, judged blind. The second and third rounds, the semi-finals and final, are live performances judged by a live panel. The semi-finalists will be announced on Monday 18 February with semi-finals taking place at lunch time concerts on 4, 5 and 8 March 2013. The final, which is a ticketed event, is at 7.00pm on Tuesday 19 March.
Further information from the St Martin's in the Fields website.
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