This competition invites: orchestras, music groups and ensembles, as well as individual soloists

Spain, Barcelona – Costa Brava

2025

April 04 — 08

2026

March 26 — 30

2027

April 02 — 06

International orchestra festival-contest “Spring Symphonies” is a one-of-a-kind event that offers musicians and orchestras a platform to showcase their skills and passion for music. This orchestra contest attracts talented participants from all around the world, making it a truly global event.

Additionally, the contest in Spain is particularly noteworthy, as it is a unique opportunity for musicians and orchestras to perform in one of the most culturally rich countries in the world. The contest in Spain provides a perfect setting to learn from and engage with fellow musicians from various cultures, which can be an invaluable experience for any aspiring musician. An international jury consisting of experienced and recognized professionals in the field of music will evaluate the performances of orchestras and select the winners. Therefore, the search for sponsors is an additional incentive for participants to demonstrate their best talent and professionalism.

⚠️ 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.

Overall, the Spring Symphonies orchestra contest, particularly the contest in Spain, is an excellent opportunity for musicians and orchestras to hone their skills and gain valuable performance experience, while also creating memories that will last a lifetime. You will remember this brilliant time for the rest of your days!

Lloret de Mar, located in the southern part of the Costa Brava, is a vibrant resort town and one of the most popular destinations on this stretch of the Spanish coastline, situated 70 kilometres to the northeast of Barcelona. This charming former fishing village spans 48 square kilometres and boasts five main beaches along a seven-kilometre coastline.

The city of Barcelona and its airport, El Prat, are easily accessible via train with connections going beyond, while the local airport at Girona is just a 35-minute drive away. The beaches of Lloret are pristine and offer crystal clear waters, attracting beach lovers and divers alike with many areas of great interest off the rocky headlands.

Lloret’s main beach features a delightful promenade with breathtaking views, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. With excellent tourist infrastructure, the town also offers sports facilities, shopping, leisure, and dining options to cater to tourists’ diverse interests.

Moreover, during the summer months, the sandy beaches bask in warm temperatures, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers. Additionally, Europe’s largest water park, zoo, and the Universal Studios Port Aventura theme park are easily accessible from Lloret de Mar, providing visitors with exciting options for entertainment.

Fiestalonia, an organizer of international orchestra festivals and contests, has emerged as a result of our enthusiastic work and constant search for new ideas, with a focus on creating more perfect and comfortable festivals for contestants participating in Spain.

Our team of highly qualified professionals is committed to guaranteeing the exceptionally high quality of the contests in Spain, reflecting our promise of excellence. At Fiestalonia, we strive to create stunning, emotionally charged events that remain vivid life impressions in the minds of contestants.

As a leader in the industry of organizing festival events, we have the opportunity to influence the established models of festivals through the introduction of new standards and innovations, specifically for contests held in Spain. We prioritize quality as the most essential and intrinsic value, and 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 orchestra contest

CATEGORIES
  • GROUP (А) – Brass bands and ensembles
  • GROUP (B) – Folk orchestras and ensembles
  • GROUP (C) – String Orchestras and Ensembles
  • GROUP (D) – Mixed orchestras or ensembles
  • GROUP (E) – Jazz bands and ensembles
  • GROUP (F) – Chamber Orchestras and Ensembles
  • GROUP (G) – Vocal and instrumental ensembles and orchestras
  • GROUP (H) – Marching Orchestras
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
  • Each group or soloist should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions.
  • Participants who used tracks should record it 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.
  • Due to the organizational issues and for providing optimal conditions for the participants, participation in the contest is allowed only in case if the whole services pack including accommodation of the participants is booked directly via the booking department of Fiestalonia Milenio or via the travel agencies we collaborate with. It is an obligatory condition, therefore it’s a part of the Participation conditions.
AGE GROUPS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
  • I ) 8-12 years
  • II) 13-15 years
  • III) 16-19 years
  • IV) 20-25 years
  • V) from 26 years
  • VI) 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, the age is calculated based on the average age of the group.

JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA

Information about members of the jury of the contest “Spring Symphonies” will be published later.

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
  • The degree of virtuosity and technical freedom;
  • Scenic culture, artistry, creative individuality;
  • Degree of complexity of the repertoire;
  • Harmony of all instruments, teamwork.
AWARDS

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and categories 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 “Spring Symphonies”.
  • 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;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– rehearsal (on request);

2nd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – beginning of the international orchestra festival-contest Spring Symphonies;
19:30 – dinner;
20:00 – master class.

3rd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – full rehearsal on the town square;
11:30 – Performance on the city square at the walls of the City Hall (shooting video clip) – * if weather is good;
13:00 – lunch;
14:30 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – visit to a flamenco show with vine, sangria, champagne, and other drinks (for an additional charge).

4th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – excursions (for an additional charge);
19:30 – dinner;
20:30 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards.

5th day:
– breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 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.

PRICE 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 €299/per person – extra day €43/per person;
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €269/person – extra day €39/per person.
▪️accommodation in a double room €329/per person – extra day €55/per person;
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €299/per person – extra day €36/person.
▪️accommodation in a single room €385/per person – extra day €65/per person.
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €355/per person – extra day €61/per person.
▪️accommodation in a triple room €330/per person –extra day €55/per person;
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €305/per person – extra day €50/per person.
▪️accommodation in a double room €370/per person – extra day €68/per person;
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €340/per person – extra day €63/per person.
▪️accommodation in a single room €417/per person – extra day €82/per person.
Early booking (with 50% payment before 1 of October) – €395/per person – extra day €78/per 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 directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in.

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Soloists pay 80 Euros extra.
  • Duets pay 70 euros per duo.
  • Small forms of 3-5 people pay 60 euros per group.
  • For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 10 people – surcharge 33 euros/person.
  • For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 11 persons and more – surcharge 299 euros per group.

*Each contestant in the group can request a named diploma and medal for 10 euros (before the competition).

*Additional letters of appreciation on a numbered State Emblem paper of the Kingdom of Spain can be requested for 10 euros (before the competition).

FREE PLACES

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

*All the list of the assignable services you can find in the section “What is included into the price”.

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE

  • 5 days and 4 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);
  • two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
  • certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base (for groups from 5 people);
  • thank-you letters for leaders and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain (included 2 letters);
  • festival fee;
  • master class;
  • Live streaming of the contest viewings and Gala concerts on YouTube.

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

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.

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