The Allegra Festival and Academy team is excited to announce the launch of the Allegra International Competition. In its first edition in 2021, the competition will be for Violin, Viola, and Cello. Eligible for participation in the Allegra International Competition are violin, viola, and cello players of any nationality born before July 18th, 2005.

The Allegra International Competition has as its goal to assess the contestants’ overall musicianship alongside their individual instrumental proficiency:

  • The contestants will compete in three rounds with the first and second rounds being held online. The final round will take place in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria, as part of the Allegra Festival and Academy between July 16th and 18th, 2021.
  • All contestants compete in the same category, regardless of instrument or age.
  • The contestants are given a great degree of freedom in choosing the repertoire for their recitals in the various rounds. The artistic choices made in building a recital program will have as much weight as the performance in the final evaluation.

The finalists will have the unique opportunity to play chamber music with the world-renowned members of the jury in the final concert.

The Allegra International Competition will provide the finalists with:

  • Airfare up to €800 (economy class).
  • Free transfer from the Bucharest Airport (OTP) airport and back. We recommend flying to the Otopeni Airport in Bucharest, Romania, since it is the closest airport to Ruse.
  • Travel expenses to and from Ruse will be covered for finalists based in Bulgaria.
  • Free accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Ruse.
  • Accompanists for the final round free of charge.

The application fee is paid as part of the application process and amounts to €120 (non-refundable) due by April 18th, 2021, 18:00 CET.
Early bird applications submitted by March 31st, 2021, 18:00 CET will receive a €20 discount.

If you have any questions that are not answered by the information provided in the description of the competition below, feel free to contact our team through the following contact form. We aim to reply to all queries within 24 hours.