One of the most challenging and prestigious international competitions, the MA Competition, ever since its creation in 1964, has established itself as an unparalleled talent hub. Each year, exceptional emerging musicians from all over the world benefit from opportunities to dialogue with leading professionals in the field of Early Music, enabling them to perfect their artistic practice. The MA Competition has kick-started the international careers of many well-known musicians, including Christophe Rousset (°1961), Kristian Bezuidenhout (°1979), Dmitry Sinkovsky (°1980), Jean Rondeau (°1991) and Justin Taylor (°1992).
To optimally meet the needs of today’s young musicians, the MA Competition will henceforth be introducing a number of innovations
in regard to organisation and format. From now on, the first round will be conducted digitally and will always take place in May. The jury and audience will simultaneously get to know the candidates for the first time via an online streaming platform. This first round will take place from 7 to 10 May 2021 inclusive. Following the deliberation of the first round on 10 May 2021, the jury will announce the twelve semi-finalists. The semi-final will take place live in Bruges on Thursday 12 August, and the final on Saturday 14 August during MA Festival 2021.
Read everything on the MA Competition Website.