The International Music Competition Maria Canals consolidates its international recognition with its 59th edition

The competition will be held in the Palau de la Música Catalana from the 8th to the 22nd of March

The International Music Competition Maria Canals is a piano competition which has been held in the Palau de la Música Catalana since 1954, making it the doyen of this type of competition in Spain and one of the first competitions in the world to be accepted by the World Federation of International Music Competitions, in 1958.

 
This year’s edition begins with an inaugural concert on the 8th of March. From the 10th onwards the eliminatory rounds will be held in the Petit Palau until the semi-finals on the 17th. The final will be held on the 20th in the main hall of the Palau de la Música with orchestral accompaniment and the winner’s recitals will take place two days later, on Friday the 22nd.
 
From its beginnings, the Maria Canals competition has enjoyed significant support from the citizens of Barcelona and Catalonia, proof of this being the fact that more than a hundred of the city’s families entrust their personal pianos so that contestants from the world over may practise. South Korean pianist Soo Jung Ann was the winner of last year’s edition.
 
For those that they wish, the Festival Maria Canals offers to everybody pianos in the following placements to practise:

- From the 7th to 18th of March, piano to the interbarterer of Diagonal
- From the 7th to 18th of March, between 10 hr and 20 hr, in the following cultural placements:
- 7 March, Fundació Miró
- 8 March, La Filmoteca
- 9 March, Can Fabra/Taller de Músics
- 10 March, CosmoCaixa
- 11 March, La Pedrera
- 12 March, Gran Teatre del Liceu
- 13 March, BIblioteca de Catalunya
- 14 March, Museum Picasso
- 15 March, MACBA
- 16 March, MNAC
- 17 March, Caixa Fòrum
- 18 March, Auditori/ Museu de la Música
- 19 March, Palau Robert
- 20 March, Palau de la Música Catalana
- 21 March, Institut del Teatre
- 22 March, Museum Marés
- 9 March: 10 pianos on the Passeig de Gràcia between 10 hr and 20 hr.
- 10 March: Plaça Pastrana (Carmel)
- 15 March: Station of Sants
- 16 March: Pedralbes Center

Consulting the exact locations of the piano in Web de Maria Canals or in the Facebook del Concurs. In these pianos there will be staff of the organization of the Competition for solving any questions.

  
Publication date: Thursday, 07 March 2013
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