12th WORLD OPEN Online Music Competition

RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN «DUO» (two different instruments) NOMINATION 2021



The competition is completely online and is held annually. Applications are accepted 365 days a year. The competitor selects one of three seasons and sends an application.

Application deadline is March 15th. Announcement of the results on April 05. Sending diplomas on May 1-5.

Acceptance of applications until June 1. Announcement of the results on June 20. Sending diplomas on August 20-25.

Application deadline is November 15th. Announcement of the results on December 5th. Sending diplomas on January 10-15.



The competition program includes two (preferably diverse) compositions of the participant’s choice. Duos are not obligated to perform compositions by heart. It is allowed to perform parts (sonata, suite…) as two pieces. 



Right of participation is given to duos from all the countries in the world. The age category is determined by the average age of the participants, excluding the age of the illustrator (accompanist). Competitors may only perform with one accompanist.

«DUO» (two different instruments)





Categories XI, XII, XIII и XIV participants in 2 rounds: JUNIOR – 18 years or younger and SENIOR – 19 years or older MASTER-PREMIO DUO-two different instrument 2021


For the rules for the nomination Duo (two identical instruments) see the rules for solo nominations.



Participants’ video performance is recorded entirely without cutting a video (without interrupting the camera).


Recording must be sent in Mp4 format. Convert the video through our converter DETAILS

Best way to record a video DETAILS



Participant is required to send the following documents:

Total maximum size of all files – 100 MB. Detailed instructions for OnLine application DETAILS



For foreign duo, 30 EUR (from one duo). Commission and the transaction costs are paid by a contestant.

More details about payment in EUROS and DOLLARS on THIS PAGE



Work of the Jury is regulated by special Rules. Jury members are to be elected out of renowned music pedagogues, as well as performing artists, conductors and chamber musicians. The composition of the jury in all three seasons is the same. 

 Competitors are qualified according to the average grade point of evaluations by the Jury:

LAUREATE FIRST PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 90,00/100 points

LAUREATE SECOND PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 80,00 points

LAUREATE THIRD PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 70,00 points

DIPLOMA – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 65,00 points

Number of awards (prizes) is not limited.


Competitor, who won first prize, with the best placement in competition discipline will be awarded with Diploma Online Music Champion of the World.

In case if several competitors-soloists in the category have same number of points, advantage will be given to younger competitor. In case if several competitors (duo) in the different categories have same number of points, final decision on the placement will be brought by the Jury.

Participant who is awarded with Diploma “Online Music Champion of the World” participates in Masters Finals. Jury selects Absolute Winner of Master Finals, i.e. absolute winner of all competition disciplines and the entire competition.

If the work is performed premiere, at the request of the jury, it is necessary to send in electronic form the musical material of this work.

All Jury decisions are final and irrevocable.



Fund of prizes totaling $ 2,000 will be distributed among the elected members of MASTERS FINAL and GRAND FINAL (MASTER-PREMIO category). The prize fund consists of the following awards:

MIR Production reserves the right distribution of the prize pool.



Diplomas to all contestants are sent by postal service to the address of the institution that the participant submits at the end of each season in all nominations DETAILS



Association of pedagogues of elementary and high music schools of Serbia and agency MIR Production (hereinafter refer to as organizer), organizes WORLD OPEN Online Music Competition (hereinafter refer to as competition).

Competition is held by the Rules of participation, which is proposed by expert council, and is to be adopted by Assembly of the Association.



In case of dispute between Organizer and competitors, provisions of English text will prevail.

By participating in the competition, the contestants automatically waive their right to material compensation in connection with the publication and distribution of the competition videos.

By applying for the competition, participants automatically accept conditions from previous provisions of these Rules.