Applications open for international flute and clarinet competition in Romania

The 16th Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition for flute and clarinet is scheduled to take place from 9 to 15 July, 2017, in Cluj, Romania.

Clarinets. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Clarinets. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

The competition was first established in 1984 and attracts musicians from around the world. At the last edition in 2015, 120 musicians attended from 17 countries to compete. The jury includes internationally-renowned musicians and is led by Razvan Cosmin Poptean, principal clarinetist with the Romanian Symphony Orchestra and a university lecturer at the Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima,” which plays host to the competition.

Information about the application process, which includes the provision of a recording of a piece which acts as the first round of the competition, is available on the competition’s website. You can also take a look at some of the musicians in rehearsal here, and follow updates from the competition on its page on Facebook.

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