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September 6 – 27, 2014


The 2014 George Enescu International Competition for Violin, Cello, Piano and Composition (hereinafter called the Competition) is open to participants of all nationalities, who were born after August 1st, 1980.

No exception to this age limit is accepted.

The application deadline is July 1st, 2014 (postmark and e-mail date).

The application form shall be sent to:

  • via traditional mail:

Calea Victoriei 155, Bl. D1, Sc. 8, Et. 2, Sector 1
010073 Bucharest – ROMANIA

  • via e-mail:

[email protected]

With the special mention: For the George Enescu International Competition

The application shall include:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate/ID/Passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (Times New Roman/12/1.5)
  • One current photograph (6 cm x 9 cm)
  • Letter of recommendation provided by an outstanding professor
  • Application form filled in with the definitive Repertoire
  • Bank receipt certifying the payment of the participation fee

Each competitor will receive the official confirmation and invitation (when needed) no later than August 1st, 2014.
By signing the application form for the Competition, each competitor agrees with all terms of the present regulations.
No competitor shall be engaged in any other professional commitments during the Competition.


The participation fee for the Violin, Cello and Piano Competitions is in the amount of 100 Euro.

The participation fee for the Composition Competition is in the amount of 50 Euro per work.

Bank account information:

Bank: The Romanian Comercial Bank (BCR) Sector 1,
Account holder: ARTEXIM
Address : Calea Victoriei nr. 155, Sector 1, 010073 Bucharest, Romania.

IBAN: RO59RNCB0072049685010041
The participation fee will be paid in Euro and will not be refunded in case of non-attendance or withdrawal.


The competitors will travel at their own expense.
The organizers provide free-of-charge hotel accommodation to the competitors for the duration of their engagement in the Competition.
Rooms will be available one day before the drawing of lots associated to each Competition.
Each competitor shall register with the Secretariat one day before the drawing of lots.


The drawing of lots will establish the order of playing in the Competition by a member of the Competition Board.
In case of an extreme situation, only the Competition Board is entitled to change the order established.
If one or more competitors will not be present at the draw due to an unexpected situation, they will be scheduled by the Competition Board in alphabetical order in the last day of the First Round of each Competition.


The Jury includes outstanding Romanian and foreign musicians. Its activity is based on the Competition Rules and follows the instructions the World Federation of International Music Competitions’ Statute.
The Jury decides the prize winners of each Competition.
The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize.
In case of parity of opinions, the president of the Jury makes the final decision.
All decisions made by the Jury will be final and not subject to appeal.
Any contact between the Jury members and competitors still actively engaged in the competition is forbidden.


For the Violin and Cello Competitions an official accompanist will be made available for the competitors if such request is specified in their application form.
In this case, each competitor is entitled to rehearse for two hours with the accompanist, for each Round.
Additional rehearsal time may be requested for and will be paid for by the competitor. One hour of additional rehearsal costs 50 Euro.
Competitors who bring their own accompanist must state their full name and contact details in the application form.
The personal accompanist’s transport and accommodation costs are supported by the competitor.


The Jury decides which prizes are going to be awarded for each section of this Competition.
The Jury reserves the right not to award a certain prize.
The prizes are indivisible. No exception to this rule is accepted.

The first prize will be entitled “The George Enescu International Competition Grand Prix”.
The prizes of each Performing Section of the 2014 “George Enescu” International Competition are:

  • First prize: 15.000 Euro
  • Second prize: 10.000 Euro
  • Third prize: 5.000 Euro

For the Composition Section of the 2014 “George Enescu” International Competition the following prizes will be awarded:

  • Prize for Symphonic Music Section: 10.000 Euro
  • Prize for Chamber Music Section: 7.000 Euro

To the Semifinalists and Finalists of the George Enescu International Competition the Jury may award the following prizes:

  • A Prize in amount of 4.000 euro for The Best Foreign Accompanist of the Violin and Piano Sonatas or Suite composed by George Enescu.
  • A Prize in amount of 4.000 euro for The Best Foreign Accompanist of the Cello and Piano Sonata in F minor composed by George Enescu. 

Piano section:

  • A prize for The Best Ranked Romanian Competitor awarded by the ERBICEANU CULTURAL FOUNDATION.
Prizes may be cumulated.

The organizers of the George Enescu International Festival and Competition reserves the copyrights for all the TV and Radio broadcastings, photographs, filming and recording of all the performances within the rounds of the Competition, including the final concert. In this situation, the competitors will not receive special fees.

The awards will be announced after the Final Round of each section of the George Enescu International Competition.

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