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RULES: Best Puccini Performance

FREE Entries: Nov 26 - Dec 3
We invite you to submit your video records absolutely FREE of charge. 

The contestants who pass the qualifying round (pre-screening) are entitled to take part in the final round.

An annual tribute to Giacomo Puccini and celebration of his birthday.  
The competition is designed in such a way that the award winners will be announced on December 22, the birthday of the great composer.

This competition is part of Best Performance competition series.

November 26 - December 22 
Periodicity: annually

Free Entries:

Nov 26 - Dec 3

Dec 4 - 6
(reviewing of the submitted video recordings)
Notification of the approved contestants:

Dec 7 - 8

Dec 9 - 11
(submitting application form, portrait photo, and payment of the administrative fee)

Dec 12 - 18
Processing of results:

Dec 19 -21
Competition Awards Announcement:

Dec 22

The Best Puccini Performance Competition is open to singers of all nationalities and countries
  • Previous winners are permitted to apply. There's no restrictions as to the number of times a contestant can apply to a competition;
  • Contestants are permitted to submit entries to as many competitions as they want in any given year

I. 14 – 16 years
II. 17 – 19 years
III. 20 – 22 years
IV. 23 - 25 years

  • One free-choice piece by Giacomo Puccini.
  • It's not required to know the piece by heart.
Rounds of the Competition
The competition is divided into a qualifying round (pre-screening) and a final round.
Both rounds are online.

  • Participants are required to submit a video recording of their performance (YouTube link or other online video platform) by email. Within the same email, please include your name, age and nationality; name of the piece and composer; and the competition you apply for.
  • Please send your submissions between November 26 - December 3 to the following email address: gccseries@gccseries.online 
  • The approved contestants will participate in the competition with the same piece submitted for the pre-screening.
  • Only contestants who are selected in the qualifying round are entitled to take part in the final round.
  • Only the approved participants can apply. Read more by clicking here.
  • The approved contestants will receive a notification and invitation to apply by email according to the competition schedule.
  • The Application Form along with portrait photo, and proof of payment (PayPal ID) of the administrative processing fee of $32.50 should be submitted according to the competition schedule.
  • Eight qualified judges will be evaluating audition materials.
  • The decision of the Jury is final and can’t be appealed. 
  • The awards will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.
  • Multiple awards will be given in each age category.
  • The Jury may award additional special awards or specific acknowledgements.
  • The winners will receive diplomas. Their teachers may receive certificates by request.

    Competition Awards Announcement
    The competition results will be published on our website.

      Great Composers Competition reserves the right to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competition.

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