Applications Open for the NOMEA Competition

Applications for the Naples-based violin competition are due on December 10, 2021

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NOMEA organizes international competitions and festivals both live and online, referred to as one of "the best Italian innovative project of 2020."

You can find the application here.

Applicants apply based on age, with first, second, and third prizes awarded in each category.

The Junior A category, ages 6 and under, has a fee of €40, and a program maximum of 5 minutes. First prize in this category includes €500, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

The Junior B category, ages 7-10, has a fee of €45, and a program maximum of 8 minutes. First prize in this category includes €600, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

The Junior C category, ages 11-13, has a fee of €50, and a program maximum of 10 minutes. First prize in this category includes €700, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

The Junior D category, ages 14-16, has a fee of €55, and a program maximum of 12 minutes. First prize in this category includes €800, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

The Young category, ages 17-20, has an application fee of €20 before October 15 and €40 after to apply, with an additional €40 for the final step. There is a program maximum of 10 minutes for the preliminary step and 20 minutes for the final step. First prize in this category includes €1500, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

The Best Violinist category, open to ages 16-35, has an application fee of €30 before October 15 and €50 after to apply, with an additional €50 for the final step. There is a program maximum of 10 minutes for the preliminary step and 30 minutes for the final step. First prize in this category includes €3000, attendance at the Winners Gala at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a concert in Naples, Italy, and more.

Additional special prizes include Best performance of a work of Baroque Composer, Best performance of a work of Classical Composer, Best performance of a work of Romantic Composer, Best performance of a work of Contemporary Composer, Best performance of a work of L.v. Beethoven, Best performance of Virtuoso Etude, Best performance of Virtuoso Composition, Best African Violinist, Best Asian Violinist, Best European Violinist, Best North American Violinist, Best South American Violinist, and Best Australian Violinist.