Music Competitions: what's important to you?

This November, Bachtrack is focusing on music competitions. What makes a competition unique? What would you like to see competitions offering their participants and laureates? What is important to you as a student and young soloist at the beginning of your career?

Whether you have already taken part in a competition or are still thinking about it,  we want to hear from you!

All you need to do is to fill in this short questionnaire.

We will need your email address but we will not use this to contact you unless you choose to sign up to our newsletter, and we will not pass on any contact information or details of your university should you choose to provide it.

Thank you for taking part, we will publish our findings soon!

When is the optimum time to enter a competition?
What are the most important reasons for you to enter a competition?
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Motivation/challenge yourself Perform with a world-class orchestra Prize money Engagement and career development opportunities Live online broadcasts of the competition
Any other reasons
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What kind of support would you want from the competition?
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Cover travel expenses Accommodation Mentoring from Jury members Masterclasses during the competition
What are your biggest concerns about entering a competition?
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Costs Failure at an early stage
Any other concerns?
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How do you find out about competitions you should enter?
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From your conservatoire From online search From publications
If you found out about a competition from publications, which one?
Please write no more than approximately 100 words
What would you like to read about concerning competitions that would interest you as a potential entrant?
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What instrument do you study?
How many competitions will you enter in the coming year?
Please name as many competitions as you can in your instrument:
Which university or conservatoire do/did you attend?
for the majority of your musical training.
Email address
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