Music Box is an international online competition for instrumental performers from around the world. The contest is held in 2 rounds to select the best of the best musicians. Participate in the prestigious International Online Instrumental Music Box Contest and receive comments and video recommendations for your performance from international experts. The Grand Prize winners of the Music Box competition receive 2 main prizes at once – Participation in the full-time competition in Spain at the expense of the organizer (Accommodation, meals and participation) and the right to an individual online master class with one of our experts as a jury.

The organizers of the competition are:
Fiestalonia International (UK) is an international production center for talented performers.
Fiestalonia Milenio (Spain) is the leading organizer of festivals and competitions in Europe.

The competition is supported by:
Talented Royals International (UK) – British Talent Search and Promotion Association
Academy of Children’s Music (UK) – London School of Music and Art
Open World (USA) – Association for Helping Talented Children
Giverola (Spain) – Jewelry brand

Dates

📌 I-TOUR – accepting applications until September 25, 2020 / Until October 1, 2020 all participants will be informed about the results of the 1st round (who is going to the 2nd round).
📌 II-TOUR – acceptance of works from 2nd to 10th of October (only for those who have passed to the second round)
On October 25, publication of the results of the II Round, sending by email the documentation and announcing the winners.

More than 16 years
we help creative people express themselves
Over 35 annual contests
around the world in different creative directions
More than 95.000 people
have already taken part in our projects

Contestants from over 60 countries
participate in competitions organized by us
International jury from different countries
world celebrities, teachers from conservatories, authors of educational methods
Cash grants $ 240,000
we have given talented children and their teachers for training and continuing education

What will the participants get?

International diplomas*

We are an accredited Spanish organizer. All diplomas, certificates and other documentation issued by us comply with European standards and are protected by a QR code.

Personal recommendations from the jury members

The opportunity to receive personal guidance with recommendations for the competition number from international experts from more than 5 countries, and the results of the competition will be available on our website in a public mode on an ongoing basis.

Prestige

Fiestalonia cooperates with more than 30 universities, conservatories and choreographic academies around the world. We cooperate with dozens of prestigious international federations with more than 20 ministries of education and culture in Europe, Asia and America.

Main prize of the contest

Grand Prix winners receive a free online master class (Live) with one of our experts. Also, the participants who scored 100 points (Grand Prix) receive a prize from the sponsor Giverola – a trip to Spain to the international Sea Sun Festival  competition in 2021 (hotel accommodation, three meals a day, participation in the competition and master classes at the expense of the sponsor).

Laureates of the first degrees receive a discount of 50% of the cost of participation and hotel accommodation at one of the prestigious competitions in Spain in 2021.

* Diplomas, prizes, letters of appreciation and personal recommendations are sent in electronic form to the e-mail specified by you in the application. You can also order a printed version of the diploma with a “wet seal” for an additional fee, check with the organizers for details.

Participating in Music Box – it’s easy

Your application

You take a video, upload it to any social network or file storage and send it to us with the application. If you want other participants to find your performance, add the hashtags #MusicBoxFestival #Fiestalonia in the comments or description to the video.

Jury

The jury evaluates the contestants and assigns each of them the corresponding prizes on a 100 point scale, in accordance with their age category and nomination.
Each participant / team receives a Diploma indicating the result and award.

Prizes

We send you by e-mail Diplomas, Certificates, comments and recommendations from international experts in accordance with the options you selected when submitting the application.
The participant with 100 points (Grand Prix) receives an Online Master class and participation in the face-to-face competition at the expense of the sponsor. Participants with more than 90 points will receive discounts up to 50% for participation.

What are the video requirements?

– Choose a competitive performance for participation lasting up to 8 minutes;
– Your video must not be more than one year old;
– You can submit several works for the competition. Each additional work is registered and paid with a separate application;
– Upload the work on YouTube, DropBox, Google Drive or any other service;
– Add the hashtags #MusicBoxFestival #Fiestalonia in the comment or description to your video if you want other participants to be able to view your performances.

What gives the diploma?

The international diploma with seals Fiestalonia International (UK) and Fiestalonia Milenio (Spain) is a confirmation of your creative skills by a team of international experts from 5 countries!
Our experts have many years of stage and teaching experience in universities and conservatories in the UK, Russia, Spain, Italy and the USA. The diploma will become part of your portfolio and can be used for admission to educational institutions, registration of various scholarships and grants.

Can I get the diploma by mail?

At the moment, we send diplomas, certificates and recommendations only in electronic form to the e-mail specified by you in the application. You can order the delivery of your printed awards in A4 format for an additional cost.

At what age can you participate?

We have no age restrictions. The jury evaluates the contestants taking into account the following age categories:
I) 3 – 5 years
II ) 6 – 8 years
III) 9 – 11 years
IV) 12 – 14 years
V) 15 – 17 years
VI) 18 – 25 years
VII) older than 25 years
VIII) Mixed

* If necessary and a request from the organizers, the age of the participant is confirmed by a copy of an identity document.

What nominations are allowed?

I: piano;
II: bowed strings;
III: string-plucked;
IV: folk instruments;
V: accordionists and button accordionists;
VI: wind instruments;
VII: percussion instruments
VIII: ensembles;
IX: symphony orchestras;
X: chamber orchestras.

Evaluation Criteria for Competitors

– the degree of complexity of the repertoire;
– the degree of virtuosity and technical freedom;
– stage culture, artistry.
– creative personality.

How are the contestants evaluated?

– Contestants who receives at least 70 points out of 100, pass to the final Round;
– All participants who did not qualify for the Second Round or did not wish to take part in it will receive a diploma of the participant of the competition, regardless of the points gained;
– According to the results of the Second Round, the contestants receive Diplomas indicating the prizes and the number of points scored. The awards are distributed as follows:

  • participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
  • participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest «Music Box» (platinum diploma).
  • What level of performance should be in order to participate in the competition?

What level of performance should be in order to participate in the competition?

Do not be afraid to participate in the competition, even if you have just started your career!
We are as loyal to the contestants as our main goal is to support your creative abilities and help you choose the right way for development.

The Jury of the contest

The jury includes world renowned choreographers, vocalists, conductors, musicians, producers, music critics from Spain, France, Italy, China, the USA and other countries. The international jury is formed by the organizer of the competition.

Each number is evaluated and paid separately, regardless of the number of participants and the duration of the piece, which should not exceed 8 minutes. Participation in the second round is paid separately.

Payment is made by credit card regardless of your currency. Your currency is automatically converted to Euro.


    Basic Participation

    1 – Participation in the competition
    2 – Evaluation by our Jury Members
    3 – Publishing of the diploma on the site



    20€


    Participation with comment

    1 – Participation in the competition
    2 – Evaluation by our Jury Members
    3 – Publishing of the diploma on the site
    4 – Recommendation from the Jury



    30€


    Participation with video-comment

    1 – Participation in the competition
    2 – Evaluation by our Jury Members
    3 – Publishing the diploma on the site
    4 – Video-Recommendation from the Jury
    5 – Certificate for the teacher

    50€


Application for participation


Payment should be made with a bank card independent of your currency. Your currency will be automatically converted to Euro.

If you have any questions or problems with your application, please contact the Online Consultant or by mail info@fiestalonia.com