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The competition has been discontinued as of 2022

This was the statement of the Competition philosophy

"The horizon of classical music competitions is evergrowing. But also changing. The AEMC competition established itself as different, a  quite unique opportunity to gain further visibility and give a boost to one's career.

The competition is aimed at ensembles of max 5 players of any instrument (singers and accompanists included). The premise to focus on Chamber Music only, is that music is something to be shared and playing together must be encouraged.


The Jury comprises members coming from the world of academia, performance, discographic labels and festivals. Prizes indeed include opportunities for performances, live or online, but above all publishing and digitally distributing one's music, for what counts most - we believe - is being given the opportunity of growing and networking. Emerging Artist Awards will be assigned to those ensembles that have not qualified for the three first Prizes but have obtained a score of at least 85/100. 

The competition is as agile as possible. It simply consists of one round via video (min 15-minute, max 30-minute) on YouTube. The video must be filmed and uploaded after 1 March 2021 and must not be connected to the contestants' participation in another competition; it can be the live performance at a concert instead. The repertoire is totally free and allows the candidates to express their personalities at best.


Our philosophy is that music is not just technique. It is something more, which is what we are looking for."

The AEMC Team


Award concert of the 2019 3rd prize ex-aequo at Altopiano della Vigolana:


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Award concert of the 2019 3rd prize ex-aequo at Altopiano della Vigolana:


(Czech Republic)


Award concert of the 2019 1st prize in Macerata:





2022 edition, 4th AEMC international chamber music competition

The competition received applications of ensembles from Italy, the USA, Russia, China and the Republic of Korea



formed by Kiyoshi Hayashi (violin), Maura Shawn Scanlin (violin), Brianna Fischler (viola) and Cho Eunghee (cello)



formed by Fabio Ciancio (piano) and Annachiara Muzzachi (piano)

3rd Prize: SABLÉ TRIO

(Republic of Korea)

formed by Minjin Cho (flute), Seoyeong Jeon (oboe) and Yeeun Kim (piano)

"Emerging Artists Awards", assigned to ensembles who have obtained a score of more than 85/100 but did not make it to the first three prizes:

- ESTRA DUO (Italy)

formed by Sofia Celenza and Aurora Orsini



formed by Taek Lee, Sarah Liu, Liana Lin and Jayden Yeung

Besides the cash prizes of the first three prizes, all five ensembles have been offered opportunities for digital distribution of their music. The Rasa String Quartet will participate as Keynote Performers at the 5th AEMC Academic Conference on Music, Communication and Performance

Media coverage:


Cronache Maceratesi, 15/03/2022:

Le note dei Rasa String Quartet trionfano a Montecassiano | Cronache Maceratesi

Specchio Magazine, 15/03/2022:

AEMC International Chamber Music Competition, concorso internazionale alla sua quarta edizione

Il Cittadino di Recanati, 15/03/2022:

Montecassiano, il Rasa String Quartet vince l’edizione 2022 dell’Aemc. Per la prima volta tra i vincitori anche un ensemble italiano, il Dantès Piano Duo arrivato secondo 

Cronache Cult, 17/03/2022:

Concorso AEMC 2022: primo premio al Rasa String Quartet | Cronache Cult



2021 edition, "3rd AEMC international chamber music competition". The competition received applications of ensembles from eight countries


(Austria), formed by Krzysztof Dziurbiel and Chiemi Tanaka

2nd prize: TRIOMOSER 

(Austria), formed by Lukas Moser (piano), Florian Moser (violin) and Sarah Moser (cello)

3rd prize: DUO BUJOK

(Poland), formed by 

Paulina Bujok (violin) and Weronika Bujok (piano)

Besides their cash prizes, the winners have been offered opportunities for performances. For instance, the AEMC sponsored the recording of a video by Mosertrio, which was premiered as keynote performance at the 4th AEMC Conference on "Music, Communication and Performance". Other prize-winners  and contestants have been offered digital distribution of their music

Media coverage:


Specchio Magazine

Cronache Cult 


2020 edition, "2nd AEMC international chamber music competition". The competition received applications of ensembles from seventeen countries


(The Netherlands), formed by Asia Czay (violin), Egle Kaunietyte (violin), Ekaterina Degtiareva (viola) and Stanislaw Degtyarev (cello)

2nd prize: DUO EMIL (Norway),

formed by Emil Duncumb (piano) and Emil Huckle-Kleve (violin)

3rd prize: POLISH VIOLIN DUO (Poland), formed by Marta Gidaszevska and Robert Łaguniak (violins)

Besides their cash prize, the first-prize winners of the 2nd AEMC competition had a video-recording produced by AEMC in a professional studio in the Netherlands. The video was presented at the 3rd AEMC academic conference on Music, Communication and Performance. The recording has been included in Classical Music in a Changing World: Crisis and Vital Signs, a book + CD co-edited by Lawrence Kramer and Alberto Nones, just published by Vernon Press. This CD also included recordings by Trio Aperto (prize-winner at the 1st edition of the AEMC Competition), and Duo Francés-Bernal, Arquia Duo and Animo Duo, who distinguished themselves at the AEMC competition without winning prizes


2019 edition, "1st AEMC international chamber music competition". The competition received applications of ensembles from twelve countries

1st prize: DUO ELSA (France), formed by Marie Viard (cello) and Liliia Khusnullina (piano)

2nd prize: FENRIS QUARTET (France)

3rd prize (ex-aequo):

TRIO APERTO (Czech Republic) and


Besides their cash prizes, the winners of the 2nd AEMC competition had numerous opportunities for live concerts in Italy

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