Rules and Requirements

The Competition

  • Royal Maas International Competition is open to all nationalities
  • The competition is fully online
  • It has 2 Rounds: First Round and Final Round
  • The competition is open to the following instrument categories: 
    • Strings
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello 
      • Double Bass
      • Classical guitar
      • Harp
    •  Keyboard
      • piano
    • Classic Vocal
    • Popular Vocal
    • Ethnic Vocal
    • Chamber Music
    • Woodwinds
      • Flute
      • Oboe
      • Clarinet
      • Bassoon
      • Saxophone
    •  Brass
      • Trumpet
      • Horn
    • Ethnic instrument
    • Percussion
      • Xylophone
      • Marimba
      • Vibraphone


  • July 18th – Free Entry Deadline
  • July 21st – First Round results
  • July 24th – Deadline of the Final Round application and payment of the application fee
  • August 1st – Final Round results


  • Free repertoire of choice from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th/21st century music periods
  • Durationup to 25 minutes
  • One video is required
  • The same video can be used in the Final Round
  • If the applicant wishes,  it is allowed to submit a different video in the Final Round


  • The application must be submitted before July 18th, 2024, 23:59h
  • For the First Round, applicant must submit an application in the page titled ‘Free Entry’
  • The selected candidates will get an invitation to participate in the final round
  • For the Final Round, applicant must submit the Final Round application form and the Application fee – €89 (For Chamber music group, the Application fee is €139)
  • The deadline for submitting the Final Round application form and the application fee is July 21st, 2024.
  • If the applicant wishes to participate in more than one instrument category, a separate application form and application fee should be submitted per each instrument category


  • Video (only audio is not acceptable) should be sent via YouTube link
  • In the video, applicant’s face and hands must be clearly visible (in case of vocalist: the face)
  • video must not be edited
  • If the video is more than 60 seconds from the required time, the application may be considered invalid


  • Applications will be assessed  based on musicality, technique and artistic presence
  • The identities of the jury are undisclosed for privacy and impartial judging reasons
  • The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed
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