Young soloists who originate from or who are resident in European Brass Band Association member countries are invited to compete in the 8th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion Instruments. The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) organises the competition as part of the 41th European Brass Band Championships 2018 in Utrecht. The competition will be held 1st to 3rd May 2018.
A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected from video submissions. ‘By having the number of competitors invited to Utrecht limited to 20 we can be sure that the standard will be very high. But we are also giving the soloists the opportunity to play both an own choice piece and a set-piece’ says Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band Association.
Each competitor selected to perform in Utrecht will give two performances with piano, a set piece and a work of his or her own choice. The EBBA Music Commission has also selected a list of challenging set pieces for each instrument. These have been chosen to enable the competitors to reveal both their technically and musical skills.
Concert with brass band
The three finalists chosen by a distinguished international jury will perform a concerto or extended concert-piece also chosen by the EBBA Music Commission with a Championship Section brass band from the Netherlands in a final Gala Concert on Thursday 3 May.
Entries must be submitted no later than 31 January 2018.
The repertoire list can be downloaded from http://www.ebba.eu.com/about-ebba/rules.
For more information and to submit please visit the EBBA website.