Age limit

  • The competition is open to woodwind quintet players of all nationalities
  • The combined age of woodwind quintet players should not exceed 150 years


  • The dedline for the application documents is 30th June 2019
  • The dedline for the application fee is 30th June 2019
  • The dedline for the video media files is 30th June 2019

Application fee

  • The application fee is non-refundable
  • The application fee must be payed at once

Requirements of the video recordings:

  • No editing or technical manipulation will be allowed
  • Allready public recordings (posted on youtube, websites, record labels, online platforms, are NOT accepted)
  • Good quality video files (AVI, MP4, MOV) containing the required repertoire for the three rounds (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • The name of the woodwind quintet, of the composer and of the piece must be featured in each file’s name (in this particular order)
  • The required repertoire for the three rounds (1st, 2nd, 3rd) must be sent each piece in a separate file at bucharest.imc@gmail.com via a transfer service (e.g. www.wetransfer.com )

Technical recomandations for the video recordings:

  • It is allowed to use an external microphone for the video recording (professional microphone, stereo microphone, wireless microphone, etc.)
  • Do not record using a mobile device (e.g. phone, tablet)
  • Do not use the digital zoom and optical effects, put the video recording device at a shorter distance and try to avoid unwanted noise during recording
  • Camera has to be directed to the woodwind quintet so please do not put the camera in contre-jour or in front of a bright artifical light source


  • Performing from memory is not mandatory
  • According to the competition agenda, all video recordings for the three rounds (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be open to the public online on the competition’s website
  • The organizers reserve the right to use this recordings and ensemble photos without any restriction for unlimited time in the interest of promoting the competition without any financial claim from the players


  • All woodwind quintet ensembles will receive participation diplomas
  • All woodwind quintet ensembles passing in the 2nd round (semifinal) and into the 3rd round (final) will receive specific diploma’s
  • Chamber music theachers of each prize winner woodwind quintets will receive a certificate of recognition by request from the members of the ensemble
  • After all nominations competition are finished, diplomas will be sent after 1st August 2019


  • The prizes will be awarded based solely on the submitted video recordings
  • General prizes do not cumulate with special prizes. Ensembles that have won any of the two categories could not get a prize for the other category
  • Special prizes do not cumulate with each other. Ensembles that have won any prize of the category, could not get another prize for the same category
  • The “best young woodwind quintet (from each country)” special prize is awarded to the countries that have more than one ensemble enrolled in the competition and have not received either a general prize or a special prize.
  • The pictures and presentations for the general and special prizes winners will be published on the website under the title “The Winners of The Bucharest International Music Competition – Woodwind Quintet 2019”


  • The jury will consist of prominent musicians from European Union
  • All jury decisions are final and irrevocable
  • The work of the jury is regulated by special rules
  • The members of the jury will be available for performance written feedback by request from each ensemble after the end of the competition

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