International festival-competition for 🎙 vocalists and 🎻 instrumentalists
☝️ and choirs and orchestras

Spain, Lloret de Mar

2025

June 25 — 28

2026

June 26 — 29

International contest of music and singing “MÚSICA DEL MAR”. The program of the contest in Spain is held in Lloret de Mar and for the gala concert participants of this prestigious festival move to Tossa de Mar where they perform in a stunning castle-fortress of the 12th century Villa Vella. People still reside in this city-fortress, offering a picturesque view of the Mediterranean sea and the stunning harbor of the Costa Brava.

The international contest features a variety of musicians, including pianists, guitarists, strung, bow, and wind instrument performers, as well as orchestras, soloists, classical and jazz singers, academic and chamber choirs.

⚠️ We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate.

In this contest, an important role is assigned to the jury, consisting of world-renowned professionals in their field. They evaluate the technique, musicality, emotionality, and originality of the performances, helping to identify the most talented and deserving participants. That is why the search for sponsors to participate and support talented and promising participants is so important.

For contest participants and their companions, a special excursion program is organized. The contest is brought to life through the efforts of Fiestalonia Milenio, the town halls of Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, the Culture Department of Tossa de Mar, the Department of Tourism of Lloret de Mar, the Ministry of Culture of Catalonia, the “World of Culture” association, and the Charity Fund “Fundacion SOS”.

The contest of music evokes powerful emotions and creates a holiday atmosphere, with the beauty of the music perfectly complemented by the serene sound of the sea.


Lloret de Mar is situated in the southern part of the Costa Brava, 70 kilometres to the north east of Barcelona. This is one of the Mediterraneans most popular resorts and certainly the liveliest holiday spot on this stretch of the Spanish coastline. The former fisherman’s village covers 48 square kilometres, and has five main beaches along a 7 kilometre of coastline.

The city of Barcelona and its airport El Prat can also be reached by train, with connections going further beyond. The local airport is at Girona, which is just 35 motoring minutes away. The beaches of Lloret are extremely well kept and washed by crystal clear waters. There are many areas of great interest to divers off the rocky headlands.

The main beach has a delightful promenade with scenic views and many excellent bars and restaurants. Lloret has excellent tourist infrastructure, with sports facilities, shopping, leisure and restaurants available for tourists. The safe, sandy beaches, which bask in warm temperatures during the summer months, pull in beach lovers, plus Europe’s biggest water park, zoo and the Universal Studios Port Aventura theme park are all within easy reach.

As an organiser of international festivals and contests, Fiestalonia appeared as a result of our enthusiastic work, constant search for new ideas and the desire to replace the traditional festivals with more perfect and comfortable ones.
The exceptionally high quality of the festivals is guaranteed by the promise given by the team of Fiestalonia.

Our company is strong thanks to our employees, each of whom is a highly qualified professional and a positive person. We create our festivals as stunning and emotionally charged events that invariably remain in memory as the most vivid life impressions.

We realise that, as a flagship of the industry of organisation of festival events, we have the opportunity to influence the established models of festivals through the introduction of the highest standards and innovations. We focus on quality, we think it is the most important and intrinsic value. We have achieved the position that Fiestalonia festivals personify the refinement embodying the best traditions of international cultural meetings.


All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

6 reasons why you need participate in contest of music


Master classes will be held in June

Dr. John Hooper

Musician, Conductor, Composer. Doctor of Musical Arts

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Professor Emeritus at Concordia University of Edmonton Dr. John Hooper served as Professor and Director of the School of Music. In addition to conducting several choral and handbell ensembles, he taught conducting, choral technique, theory and aural skills, among others. For his work there, he was recently honoured with the 2022 Con Spirito Award by Choir Alberta.

Currently, he is the musical director of Island Voices, an auditioned, mixed chamber choir based in Courtenay/Campbell River on B.C.’s Vancouver Island.

Most recently he served as an examiner for the London College of Music through the University of West London. His work has taken him throughout southeast and south-central Asia as well as Africa and the Middle East. He has served as an evaluator and adjudicator for the Singapore Youth Festival, the Indonesia University Sacred Choral Festival Pesparawi, A Voyage of Songs (Thailand), the North Sumatra International Choral Competition (Indonesia), the City of Hobart (Australia) Eisteddfod, the Hong Kong Handbell Olympics, the Handbells Asia Festival in Malaysia, and several local festivals throughout Alberta.

He has also developed and led professional development seminars in foundational conducting, a guide to rehearsal, expressive musicianship, and techniques for voice and handbells.
His academic focus is on conducting and pedagogy, resulted in a set of three videos, The Art & Work of Choir, designed for the novice choir director, which are regularly broadcast on ACCESS-TV. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Music Alberta Magazine, ACF’s Quires, the Canadian Lutheran, the Manitoba Music Educator, and the ACDA Choral Journal.

He earned his D.M.A. in choral music from Arizona State University as well as degrees in theory and composition from A.S.U. and James Madison University in Virginia. Dr. Hooper furthered his studies under Dr. Richard Sparks, Maestro Frieder Bernius, Maestro Peter Phillips, and Dr. René Clausen through grants from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

You can learn more about Dr. John Hooper’s area on the official website. jhooper.ca


CATEGORIES
“A” piano
  • A1 piano solo
  • A2 piano ensembles for one instrument*

* it’s not allowed to perform the program playing more than one instrument

“B” folklore instruments
  • B1 soloists
  • B2 duets
  • B3 small groups
  • B4 ensembles
“C” stringed, bow, wind and percussion instruments
  • C1 soloists
  • C2 duets
  • C3 small groups
  • C4 ensembles
“D” guitar
  • D1 soloists
  • D2 duets
  • D3 small groups
  • D4 ensembles
“E” academic singing
  • E1 soloists
  • E2 duets
  • E3 small groups
  • E4 ensembles and choirs
“F” pop – jazz – gospel – spiritual
  • F1 soloists
  • F2 duets
  • F3 small groups
  • F4 ensembles and choirs
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
  • Each group or soloist should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 3-8 minutes each.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks.
  • In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-synching sound records.
AGE GROUPS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years old
  • III) 13-15 years old
  • IV) 16-19 years old
  • V) 20-25 years old
  • VI) from 26 years old
  • VII) Mixed age category Mixta

ESTIMATION OF AGE
— For DUO/TRIO/QUARTET – the group age is calculated from the oldest participant’s age.
— For ensembles, groups of 5 or more people and choirs, the age is calculated based on the average age of the group.

JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
  • degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
  • degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
  • scenic culture, artistic skill, creative uniqueness.
AWARDS

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
  • participants who received up to 70 points become diploma holders;
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – laureates of the third degree;
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become laureates of the second degree;
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
  • participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest MÚSICA DEL MAR.
  • Grand Prix winners receive a big cup and diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • First place winners receive a standard trophy and diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • Second and third place winners receive diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • All contestants receive diplomas with their results (one per group/quartet/trio/duet/solo).

*Groups of 5 people or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities.
*Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain.
*Each contestant in the group can request a personal diploma and medal for an additional fee (before the competition).

PROGRAM OF STAY

1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– lunch;
– dinner;

2nd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the contest;
20:00 – dinner.

3rd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – excursion (optional, for extra charge);
18:00 – beginning of the Gala concert in the castle Villa Vella, Awards Ceremony;
22:00 – dinner.

4th day:
– breakfast;
Check out from the hotel until 10:00.

✅ ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
✅ ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail: info@fiestalonia.net
BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

PRICES AND WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE
Hotel 3***
Three-star hotel with half board
Hotel 4****
Four-star hotel with half board
▪️accommodation in a triple room €340 /a person – extra day €72/a person
▪️accommodation in a double room €370 /a person – extra day €77/a person
▪️accommodation in a single room €450 /a person – extra day €104/a person
▪️accommodation in a triple room €370 /a person – extra day €79/a person
▪️accommodation in a double room €400 /a person – extra day €84/a person
▪️accommodation in a single room €490 /a person – extra day €110/a person

* All the rooms in these hotels are reserved as the applications for participation and payment are received. After these hotels are fully booked, you may be offered alternative options for hotels at higher prices. Don’t miss the opportunity and arrange the trip now!

ATTENTION: For accompany who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 10% discount is given on the package price.

✅ ATTENTION: Price does not include tourist tax. Tourist tax is paid by the client directly to the hotel at check in.

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE:

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
  • Half board, buffet (breakfast, dinner+ drinks; lunches for additional price – cost €5 for children under 12 years old, €8 from 12 years old)
  • transfer hotel – place of holding gala concert in Tossa de Mar – hotel;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special basis from the town´s authorities (for groups of 5 people and more);
  • thank-you letters for leaders and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain (included 2 letters);
  • festival fee;
  • accommodation in a double room for the group leaders of 25 persons and more – without any charges;
  • Live streaming of the contest viewings and Gala concerts on YouTube.

Subscribe to watch the events in the stream: https://www.youtube.com/@fiestalonialive

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Soloists pay 75 euros extra.
  • Duets pay 45 euros per person.
  • Small forms of 3-5 people pay 35 euros per person.
  • For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 10 people – surcharge 25 euros/person.
  • For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 11 persons and more – surcharge 275 euros per group.

*Each contestant can request a named diploma and medal for 12 euros (to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the competition).

*Additional letters of appreciation on a numbered State Emblem paper of the Kingdom of Spain can be requested for 10 euros (to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the competition).

*Request a written comment from the jury on your performance – cost 50 euros per performance (to be paid at least 14 days before the competition);

*Order lunches for a surcharge – the cost per lunch is 5 euros for children under 12 years old, 8 euros from 12 years old.

FREE PLACES

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

Attention: We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net

Attention: Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

Extra services

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator (Accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.

* All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips

  • Barcelona city sightseeing tour + The Spanish Village or Aquarium
  • Montserrat
  • Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
  • Port Aventura
  • Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
  • Flamenco show with dinner and drinks
PERIOD OF ACCEPTING THE APPLICATIONS
  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

Download the contest program in PDF format

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The application can be supplemented or changed at any time

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