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“eMuse” Online Music Competition 2018: Rules

Musical Instruments

The competition is open to musicians of any nationality and any age, playing classical music on the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Tuba/Euphonium
  • Harp
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Harpsichord
  • Accordion

as well as

  • Singers
  • Chamber music or baroque music ensembles
  • Musicians playing traditional instruments
  • Amateurs

There is no age limit, however, the videos will be divided into age categories, based on the age of participants.


To enter the competition you need to submit one or more recent, good quality videos of your playing. Free program selection.

Category Α up to 8 years old up to 5 minutes
Category Β 9 - 11 years at least 6 minutes
Category C 12 - 14 years at least 10 minutes
Category D 15 - 17 years at least 12 minutes
Category Ε from 18 years at least 15 minutes
Amateurs from 35 years at least 15 minutes
Video Recording

The recording must be within the established time and meet the following requirements:

  • Your video may be made anytime during 2016-2018, but has to match with your age category on the moment you submit your application.
  • The hands and the face of the participant should be visible during the recording, as well as the keyboard and pedals.
  • The participant should be dressed well and in an appropriate manner. Performances in sportive or casual clothes will not be accepted for evaluation!
  • All works must be performed by memory, except for the ensembles.
  • Cutting & merging multiple takes is not allowed.

The video must be posted on YouTube and titled in English as follows:

eMuse competition - Your Name, your instrument, your age - Country
and, in the "Description" field, list the compositions performed in your video.

Example: eMuse competition - John Wilson, piano, 15 years old – USA.

Videos will be rejected if not titled according to the rules.


The jury will evaluate entries on the 25-point system and select the winners as shown below:

The winners of the first three prizes by instruments in each category will receive a diploma "Prize Winner of the International Music Competition (number of diplomas is not limited).

Among the first prize winners by instruments, those who receive the highest score become the winners of their age categories.

Among the winners of each age category, the jury will name the overall winner who has the highest score. He or she will be awarded the main prize of the competition - a solo performance at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

The jury may divide the main prize between two participants.

The jury may also award special prizes as well as the "Rising Star" and "Prodigy" diplomas.

The jury has the right not to award all the prizes.

The results will be published on April 30, 2018.

What prizes can I win?