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AUGUST 25, 2016. IMPORTANT!

The 11th International Music Competition "The Muse" is almost over. We are just looking forward to officially close it with the award ceremony and the winners concert tomorrow. We wish to congratulate everybody with another year of beautiful music making! Good luck to all the participants in the future! In the meantime, you can find out who the prize winners are...

AUGUST 2, 2016.

The Muse Competition schedule has been finalized as following:

23 August at 21:00 - Jury members concert.

24 August at 11:00 - Competition auditions, starting from Category A and ending with Chamber Music Category, performing in alphabetical order.

26 August at 18:30 - Award ceremony and participants concert.

JUNE 30, 2016.

The deadline to apply for the participation in the 11th International Music Competition "The Muse" in Santorini has been postponed to July 15.

MAY 4, 2016.

Results of the eMuse Online Music Competition.

APRIL 18, 2016.

There has been an attempt to compromise the voting system for the eMuse Online Music Competition and manipulate the votes cast for a special prize of the competition. It did not alter any votes, but we had to put the voting process on hold and take some measures. Everything should be fine now and the voting has been resumed. It will be closed, as planned, on April 29.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015.

MARCH 31, 2016.

The deadline for eMuse Online Music Competition has been extended to April 7.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015.

Competition results:

Category A:
1st prize - Jean Ann Fong, Singapore, piano
2nd prize - Lin Qi, China, piano & Zhizhi Li, China, piano
3rd prize - Raymond Allen, UK/Russia, piano & Honghi Tao, China, piano

Category B:
1st prize - Jean Ying Fong, Singapore, piano
1st prize - Yanir Eldorot, Israel, violin
1st prize - Zoe Lonsinger, USA, violin
1st prize - Igor Mikhailovsky, Russia, flute
2nd prize - Vassilis Vardakis, Greece, piano
3rd prize - Avra Papathanasiou-Kavalari, Greece, violin & Ziqiao Wang, China, piano

Category C:
1st prize - not awarded
2nd prize - Christina Bensis, Greece, cello & Lirui Zheng, China, clarinet
3rd prize - not awarded

Category D:
1st prize - Yana Arkhipova, Russia, flute
2nd prize - not awarded
3rd prize - not awarded

Category Chamber Music:
1st prize - Trio "Gwyyon Syn", S. Korea/China, piano, oboe, bassoon
2nd prize - Duo, Irina Usova and Alla Ostrovskaya, Russia, piano, violin
3rd prize - not awarded

Special Prizes:
"K. Schnabel" from Esfir Ross - Irina Usova, Russia, piano
Violin bows from Natasha Korsakova - Yanir Eldorot, Israel & Zoe Lonsinger, USA
Violin strings from Thomastik-Infeld, Vienna - Angela Chen, France & Aris Ampariotis, Greece
Cello strings from Thomastik-Infeld, Vienna - Christina Bensis, Greece

JULY 23, 2015.

Competition schedule:

September 3: Rehearsals in the Concert Hall 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 20:00
September 4: Piano tuning 12:00 – 14:00; Category A auditions 17:00 – 19:00
September 5: Category B auditions 11:00 – 13:30
September 6: Category C, D & Chamber Music auditions 11:00 – 14:00
September 7: Closing ceremony and the winners' concert 18:30

JULY 15, 2015.

The deadline has been postponed to July 20.

NOTE: an application fee is paid upon arrival to the competition.

APRIL 30, 2015.

The results are up. Congratulations to all the participants of the eMuse Online Music Competition 2015 and the prize winners in particular! So many wonderful performances! We'll be in touch with all the prize winners during the next week.

Good luck to all and see you in Santorini this coming September!

APRIL 8, 2015.

Due to the usage of automated vote bots, the voting system has been broken and the votes have been manipulated in favor of a number of participants. We consider it to be unfair in respect to the participants, who honestly earned their votes and have cancelled the online voting for this year. Please note the competition goes on as usual and the prizes will only be awarded by the jury panel.

FEBRUARY 28, 2015

On January 31, Andrey Dubov - the overall winner of the eMuse Online Music Competition 2014 - gave a solo recital at the Parnassos Concert Hall. It was a wonderful performance and enjoyable evening for the audience. Congratulations and best wishes to Andrey!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

The 9th International Music Competition "The Muse" is over. We congatulate all the participants for their wonderful performances and wish them all the best in the future. Until the next, 10th The Muse Competition now. And the prize winners are...

AUGUST 10, 2014

Competition schedule:

September 4: Category A, B & C auditions at 11:00
September 5: Category D & Chamber Music auditions at 11:00
September 6: Closing Ceremony & Winners' Concert at 18:30

JULY 6, 2014

The deadline for the 9th International Music Competition "The Muse" has been moved to July 20, 2014. Hurry up! Apply now!

APRIL 30, 2014

The results of the "eMuse" Online Music Competition have been announced. Thanks to all the participants for their wonderful performances and congratulations to the prize winners indeed!

MARCH 31, 2014

The deadline for the eMuse Online Music Competition has been moved to April 7, 2014. Hurry up! Apply now!

JANUARY 5, 2014

International Music Competition "The Muse" has been confirmed to take place in Santorini from September 3 until 7, 2014. This year, it is open to young musicians up to 18 years of age in the following music instrument categories: piano, violin, cello, woodwind and brass. The competition is also open to Chamber Music ensembles consisting of up to 6 members, where each member is not older than 30 years of age.

Check out all the details of the 9th International Music Competition "The Muse". Happy New Year!

NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Starting from today, we are accepting applications for participation in the new competition - “eMuse” Online Music Competition! This is an annual competition where you can showcase your talent and skills by posting a video of your playing on YouTube. Participants are welcome to choose any 2-3 pieces from classical music repertoire and make a video recording. The competition is open to all classical music performers without any age limit.

Among the prizes to be awarded are a solo recital at the Parnassos Concert Hall and recording of this performance on CD, a cello bow worth $2,000 from L’Archet Brasil, 10 sets of strings from Thomastik, 6 violin bows and more.

Read all the details about the "eMuse" and apply before January 1 or April 1, 2014

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

The 8th International Music Competition "The Muse" is over. We congatulate all the participants for their wonderful performances and wish them all the best in the future. Until the next year now. Meantime, the prize winners are...

JULY 17, 2013

Competition schedule:

September 3: Category A & B auditions at 17:30
September 4: Category C auditions at 11:30 & 17:30
September 5: Category D & Chamber Music auditions at 11:30
September 6: Closing Ceremony & Winners' Concert at 18:30

FEBRUARY 25, 2013

We have added a new Category to the competition, Chamber Music! Ensembles consisting of up to 6 members, where each member is not older than 25 years of age, are welcome to participate.

Details of the 8th International Music Competition "The Muse" have been posted in the Competition section of our website. Check them out!

JANUARY 19, 2013

International Music Competition "The Muse" has been confirmed to take place in Santorini from September 3 until 7, 2013. This year, it is open to young musicians up to 18 years of age in the following music instrument categories: piano, violin, cello, woodwind and brass. All the details will be posted on our website in the beginning of February. Stay tuned.

JULY 7, 2012

Despite all the bad news about economic crisis, the 3rd International Competition for Young Musicians "The Muse Junior" is getting ready to take place this coming September and Greece is looking more welcoming than ever. However the economy may become mismanaged, at least no one has yet found a way to spoil the Greek weather.

The competition will be held in Santorini - one of the best and most popular islands in Greece - from September 3 until 7, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world are expected to visit the island this summer. They will be competition participants' main audience and supporters. And participants of The Muse Junior this year are those young musicians who have not turned 19 yet.

Divided in four age categories, participants are not hard pressed with program requirements and are free to choose their own repertoire for the competition's auditions. All performances are open to public and will be held in the concert hall of Megaro Gyzi - a 17th century beautiful mansion. The last day to apply for the competition is on July 20, 2012.

FEBRUARY 5, 2012

We are happy to announce the 3rd International Music Competition “The Muse Junior”, which will be held on the island of Santorini in Greece from September 3 until 7, 2012. The competition is open to young musicians of any nationality not older than 18 years of age studying piano, violin, cello, guitar and wind instruments and shall be concluded in one round, separately for four age groups. For more information click here. See you in Santorini!