INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE THAT SUPPORTS YOUNG PERFORMERS WHO WANT TO DEDICATE THEMSELVES PROFESSIONALLY TO PLAYING MUSIC.
The main purpose is to organize the yearly competition. The auditions are held in the prestigious concert hall of the Palau de la Música Catalana, where the contest has its headquarters.
More than €80,000 are distributed among the winners in prize money, along with the special awards and concerts in prestigious venues, including the Palau de la Música Catalana. Altogether, a total of 25 recitals and concerts, most of which are made possible thanks to the Jesús Serra Foundation and the support of Yamaha.
RECOGNITION AND ACCESS TO MUSIC
The Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona helps young pianists to gain international recognition and, at the same time, it affords the general public universal access to the piano.
The association strives to break down the social and cultural barriers that have traditionally hindered access to playing music, especially in the field of classical music and the piano.