Junior Categories

A1

Category A1: Age 6-7

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 3 minutes.

A2

Category A2: Age 8-9

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 4 minutes.

A3

Category A3: Age 10-11

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 5 minutes.

A4

Category A4: Age 12-13

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 5 minutes.

A5

Category A5: Age 14-15

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 6 minutes.

A6

Category A6: Age 16-17

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 7 minutes.

Senior Categories

B1

Category B1: Age 18-21

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

B2

Category B2: Age 22-25

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 12 minutes.

B3

Category B3: Age 26+

Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 15 minutes.

Style Categories

(no age limit)

C1

Category C1: Baroque

Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the baroque period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

C2

Category C2: Classical

Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the classical period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

C3

Category C3: Romantic

Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the romantic period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

C4

Category C4: Modern

Perform 1 or more pieces composed after 1890,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Special Categories

(no age limit)

D1

Category D1: Chamber Music (2 to 10 instruments)

Free choice of programme, video duration less than 10 minutes.

D2

Category D1: Concerto

Performance of 1 movement, or 1 complete concerto, no time limit.

D3

Category D3: Composition

Candidates submit the video recording of their own composition, video duration less than 15 minutes.

D4

Category D4: Conducting

Candidates submit the video of their conducting performance, video duration less than 30 minutes.

WCMA opens to all classical musicians of all ages. This means a clear division of the different zones of competitors and a fair result.

In this edition, we have Junior, Senior, Style and Ensemble for candidates to select.

17 Categories in 4 Zones

Yes, you can choose a combination of categories. E.g. An age category + a Baroque/Classical/Romantic/Modern category. You can also enter Baroque+Classical if you have those programmes ready. Why not challenge a concerto category too? The possibilities are endless and you decide what to do. Be aware that you need to submit a new form every time adding a new category.

Can I enter more than 1 category?

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