General information

Terms and conditions for participation in the Jong Talent Concours Maassluis 2020.

The competition has two categories.

Category A

Is for talented children and young people between 8 and 18 years old with an above-average aptitude for their musical instrument. The competition is open to pianists, strings, guitarists, harpists, brass and woodwind players and vocalists. Participants play or sing solo, with an accompanist or in a small ensemble.

Playing time category A
Participants aged 8-15 years old are permitted to play for a maximum of 6 minutes.
Participants aged 16-18 years old are permitted to play for a maximum of 8 minutes.
You are expected to adhere to the time restrictions.

Piano accompaniment
We advise Category A participants to bring their ‘own’ piano accompanist. You know each other well and will have more opportunity to rehearse.
Don’t have your ‘own’ accompanist? In that case, the organisation can provide a piano accompanist. That will be Anastasiia Kurilko this year. The use of this accompanist will be agreed upon in advance. You are given the opportunity to rehearse with her once. This costs € 27.50 and includes the accompaniment during the performances.

Prizes category A

Participants are divided into three age categories: 8-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years old. A 1st and 2nd prize has been set up for each age category..

  • The grand prizewinner in category A will receive a support contribution of up to € 700.00.
  • The stimulation prizewinner in category A will receive a support contribution of up to € 300.00.
  • On recommendation of the jury, there may also be some encouragementprizes to be awarded!

Category B

Category B is for chamber music ensembles consisting of students studying at a Dutch conservatory. The ensembles can consist of 2 to 5 musicians with a maximum age of about 26 years old.

Playing time category B
The chamber music ensembles are permitted to play for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Prizes category B
The winner in this category wins the Govert van Wijn music award. This is a support contribution worth € 2.000.00. This music award is made available by the Govert van Wijn foundation.

All financial contributions are to be spent on a subject relating to classical music. This is done in consultation with the board of the Maassluise Muziekweek foundation.


Practical information for category A and category B
Prior to performing, the participants are required to hand over their pieces of music to the judging panel on the spot. The pieces can be taken back after the performance.
The competition doesn’t have preliminary rounds, semi finals or a final. Each participant/ensemble plays only once during the performances and will be judged on the basis of this performance.

Entry and costs
The application period is from Monday November 4 2019 to Monday February 3 2020.
You can enter via
The entry fee is € 20.00 per person, € 30.00 for a duo, € 40.00 for a trio, € 50.00 for a quartet and € 60.00 for a quintet.

The schedule for the performances will be sent out to the participants within 10 days from the application closing date.

The entry fee must be paid before February 17 2020 into account number NL70RABO0151188718, made payable to Stichting Maassluise Muziekweek, with a mention of the participants name.

Use of audio-visual material
Once you have entered this competition, you are complying with the terms and conditions for participation in this competition. This also means the foundation is licensed to use audio and video recordings on its website, YouTube and Facebook page, unless there are any objections made.

The performances will be held Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February 2020. There is a maximum of 3 performance time slots per day: at 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm. The performance location is at Theater Koningshof, Uiverlaan 20, 3145 XN Maassluis.

The participants will be judged by a jury made up of professional musicians.
Each jury member will give you a report containing useful tips and recommendations.

The 2020 jury
The panel of jury will be revealed later.

Closing concert & Jong Talent Concert
All of the prizewinners will give a closing afternoon concert on Saturday February 29 2020 in the Groote Kerk of Maassluis. They will be notified by phone.
All participants on the Jong Talent Concours Maassluis  including the prizewinners will receive the jury report and attendance certificate after the concert.
All 2020 prizewinners are expected to perform in the so-called Jong Talent Concert held in the Groote Kerk in Maassluis September 19 2020. The candidates will be duly informed.

In conclusion
Making music is really not a competition. What’s more important is that you enjoy playing or singing. With music comes listening, listening to each other, listening to the other participants.

If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat of the Maassluise Muziekweek’s organisation. Please use the contact form available on the website when doing so.

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