Age limit

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


  • The dedline for the application documents is 30th June 2019 (including application fee)
  • The dedline for the video media files is 3oth June 2019 (all three rounds included)

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 (MOV, MP4, AVI) 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 ) in this particular order

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, do not use 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

Application Fee

  • Until 31st December 2018, application fee in full for one woodwind quintet is EUR 150. (EUR 30 for each member of the woodwind quintet.)
  • Starting 1st January 2019 until 28th February 2019, application fee in full for one woodwind quintet is EUR 200. (EUR 40 for each member of the woodwind quintet)
  • Starting 1st March 2019 until 30th April 2019, application fee in full for one woodwind quintet is EUR 250. (EUR 50 for each member of the woodwind quintet)
  • Starting 1st May 2019 until 30th June 2019the registration dedline, candidates will pay an application fee of EUR 300. (EUR 60 for each member of the woodwind quintet.)

Application fee payment process

  • the application fee is non-refundable.
  • application fee for each woodwind quintet ensemble must be payed with a single money transfer
  • transfer charges for the application fee are NOT included if using different way of payment than the one indicated below
  • The application fee will be paid using a credit/debit card or money transfer exclusively by using this safe money transfer service wich reduce interstate bank transfers fee by 80%: https://transferwise.com
  • Application fee payment guidance with Transferwise, step by step – download


  • 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 dedicated video-sharing websites and media channels
  • 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,  the players and the ensembles, 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
  • Age for the “youngest woodwind quintet” special prize is calculated by adding together the ages of all players from a specific woodwind quintet on the registration dedline
  • 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 pictures and presentations for the three general prizes woodwind quintet ensembles 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 Europe
  • 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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