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Maria Canals 2024

68th Maria Canals International Music Competition

Event date:
9 to 21 March 2024

Event location:
Palau de la Musica Catalana and various venues

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Concurs Maria Canals. Piano week in Barcelona. The 69th Maria Canals International Music Competition is in March 2024 at Palau de la Música Catalana. Between the 9 to 21 March 2024, Barcelona will be filled with piano music. 169 candidates from 39 different countries will compete to earn the Maria Canals Competition prizes. Winners will receive more than 80.000 euros worth in prizes. Young talents passionate about playing the piano who wish to pursue a career as pianists, are welcome in Barcelona at the start of spring. The Maria Canals music competition features over 100 free performances and 500 hours of grand piano music in Barcelona.

The competition was founded in 1954 by pianist Maria Canals and her husband, writer Rossend Llates.

Maria Canals i Cendrós attended all the competitions until her death in July 2010 at the grand old age of 96.

The Maria Canals International Music Competition is attended by over 80 participants from over 25 different countries.

The event is primarily at the Palau de la Música concert hall in Barcelona. More than 100 families in Barcelona graciously lend their pianos to contestants during the competition.

The competition consists of qualifying rounds at the Petit Palau, semi-finals and the final in the Palau de la Música concert hall. For the general public there is a series of "OFF Maria Canals" recitals and concerts in Barcelona.

Visit the Maria Canals website for information about the many activities during this festival of piano music.

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Palau de la Música
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The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the world's leading concert halls. It was built by famous Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908. In 1997 the Palau de la Musica was declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.

Carrer del Palau de la Música
08003 Barcelona
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Maria Canals Music Competition 2024
09.03.2024 - 21.03.2024
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