“Paços’ Premium” International Music Competition – 2022

Competition Prizes


1. There are 3 prizes per category (first, second and third prizes), along with honorable mentions and certificates of participation; no ex-aequo prize shall be awarded in any category.

Categories A
1st prize – 800.00€ + 300.00€ for the performance of Recital in one of cultural spaces of the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, between 1st of September and 31st of December of 2022 + Trophy
2nd prize – 300.00€ + Trophy
3rd prize – 200.00€ + Trophy

Category B
1st prize – 450.00€ + Participation in the Opening Concert of the Paços’ Premium 2023 + Trophy
2nd prize – 250.00€ + Trophy
3rd prize – 150.00€ + Trophy

Category C
1st prize – 200.00€ + Trophy
2nd prize – 100.00€ + Trophy
3rd prize – 50.00€ + Trophy

Category D
1st prize – Certificate + Trophy + Masterclass in Oboe, Guitar, Piano and Percussion at the 22th Music Masterclasses at AMPB
2nd prize – Certificate + Trophy
3rd prize – Certificate + Trophy

Category E, F e G
1st prize – Certificate + Trophy
2nd prize – Certificate + Trophy
3rd prize – Certificate + Trophy

2. Revelation Prize: the panel of jugdes shall select the candidates in each instrument the competition; winners will be invited to take part in the Saint Cecilia Day Concert, on November 22 of 2022, at the AMPB Auditorium.

3. Excellence Prize: at the end of the Winner’s Concert, the committee comprising the Educational Direction of AMPB, a representative of the AMPB Administrative Direction and the Artistic Director or representative of Paços de Brandão International Music Festival will select the candidate that most stood out during said Concert, who shall be invited to participate in the 46th Paços de Brandão International Music Festival in 2023.

4. Orchestra Prize: also, at the end of the Winner’s Concert, the commission referred to in point 3, will select the best category A laureate who will receive the Orchestra Prize, performing on 1st of October 2022 with Youth Wind Band and Symphony Orchestra of Santa Maria da Feira. Participants shall be solely responsible for expenses for personal travel and accommodation. The organization is not responsible for the non-use of original scores, nor for copyright payments.

5. Certificate of participation for every candidates.

6. The official awards ceremony shall take place at the Winner’s Concert, where all winning candidates shall undertake to be present. Should a winning candidates not be on hand at this ceremony, (s)he shall not be awarded the corresponding prize. The absent laureates may later, and only until July 23, pick up the certificate and trophy at the AMPB’s administrative services.