The Monte-Carlo Music Masters takes place each year in Monte Carlo. There’s a different discipline every year: piano, violin or voice.

The competition is open exclusively to finalists of other International Competitions around the world. The age limit is 40. The winners gets the award ‘’The Prince Rainier III’’ that is worth 30,000 €.

Each round is recorded live. The Organising Committee reserves the right to use the audio and video tapes for broadcast without prior permission of the candidates.

The candidates must perform in concert dress (tuxedo or tails for men and cocktail or evening  dress for women).
The winner will also have the chance to give a concert at La Salle Gaveau (there will be no fee but travel and accommodation will be paid), and will ensure performance of the proposed concerts.

Candidates will be informed by the Organising Committee of the date they are expected to arrive in Monaco. Travel will be paid by the candidate. Accommodation will be provided by the competition, candidate will have a hotel listing, with different rates. The organisation will pay 80 euros each night the candidates remain in the competition. The registration fee will be refunded for semi-finalists.

Violinists and singers may come with their own accompanists. Otherwise accompanists will be made available by the Competition, in which case candidates must send their music scores to the Organisation upon acceptance of their candidature.
Candidates eliminated may re-apply for the competition the next year. However, if a concdidate happens to fail the same round twice in a row, he cannot re-apply.

A draw on the eve of the competition will determine performing order.


Registration requests have to be send to :
J.M. Fournier Production - Salle GAVEAU
45 rue La BOËTIE - 75008 PARIS
or by e-mail :
or on the website :

This until March 31st of the competition year.


Audition registration fee: 50€
Selected competitors’ registration fee: 150€


Birth certificate
Nationality certificate
Two passport-sized photographs with the name of the competitor written on the back
A photograph printed on glazed paper in high definition for the competition program
A certified copy of the entrant’s degrees(s)
A curriculum vitae
A press pack, if the need arises

These documents will not be returned to the sender.

Audition round

This round will take place in different countries around the world. The competitors who have submitted their registration form (along with the €50 fee) will be informed by the organization of the audition dates and venues, which will also be published on the following website:
If a competitor is unable to perform in the audition round, they may be given the opportunity (depending on their application) to take part in an audition round organized on the eve of the first round in Monte Carlo. They will also be asked to send a video.


It will take place in Monte Carlo and four competitors will be selected for the semi-finals.


Selection of two finalists.

Finals with orchestra

Selection of the winner of the Prince Rainier III of Monaco Prize.


All rounds are open to the public. A single prize – the Rainier III of Monaco Prize – is awarded. All pieces should be played from memory, except chamber music works for violinists. The competitor must supply the timing for the pieces. As a general rule, the program must be the same as the one sended during registration.

The jury reserves the right to interrupt competitors (violinists or pianists) who do not respect the stated timing.



Register now for the upcoming Monte Carlo Music Masters session. To register, please complete the form directly online, or download the pdf document to be printed and send to us by mail. Deadline for registration : March 31st , 2023 The draw

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