At the 66th Coupe Mondiale the morning today has been dedicated to the “Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music, Round I”. The rules of the competition state that there is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country, the candidates up to 18 years of age are allowed to enter the competition, the category is for one performer only. All the candidates will receive a diploma of participation and the prizes and awards will be as follow: 1st Prize: $1000 plus Trophy; 2nd Prize: $750; 3rd Prize: $500; 4th Prize: $250; 5th Prize: $250.
In the afternoon there will be the second round of “International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music”. In this case the rules state that Candidates up to 32 years of age are allowed to enter the competition and that the category is for one performer only. Prizes and awards as follows: 1st Prize: $2000 plus Trophy; 2nd Prize: $1200; 3rd Prize: $800; 4th Prize: $400; 5th Prize: $400.
Given the importance of the event and its international meaning, there is a high number of participants from around the world: Italy, Russia, China, France, New Zeland, USA, Canada. All the name of the musicians of today competition and information about pieces they chose and play can be found here.
In the evening, at 8.00, there will be the “Roland Canada All Star Accordion” in concert.