The Prize fulfills Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté's lifelong dream that the music of contemporary composers could make its presence felt by young musicians on the threshold of their careers.
What is this prize?
The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is a major contemporary music competition that rewards the most talented young artists in the categories of piano, voice and strings.
First prize: $10,000, a Canadian tour and a three-week residency at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.
Second prize: $5,000
Third prize: $3,000
How to qualify
Apply to the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.
For eligibility criteria and further information on this competition, visit the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.
See the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition website.
Who created this prize?
Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté was a virtuoso composer, pianist and violinist who wanted to encourage emerging musicians to play works by contemporary composers.
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