The 3nd International Competition of the Journées de musiques anciennes is open to the soloists, instrumental and vocal ensembles which directory is dedicated to the musics of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (from 1350 till 1650).

The competition takes place every year. The 2018 event will be held on November 14th and 15th, 2018.

The finale is in public: we are expecting you on November 15th, 2018 in the evening to attend it, in the auditorium of the building Louis Hachette.

You wish to attend the competition ? Contact us to obtain free entrances in

Organized by the association Tourmaline in partnership with Hachette Livre, the competition aims at promoting othe young emergent European artists.


The jury is consists of musicians and personalities stemming from early music.

The composition of the jury will soon be disponible.


1st prize : 3 000 €

+ 1 concert at the 2019 Journées de musiques anciennes festival

+ 1 concert at the Sablé-sur-Sarthe festival

+ 1 concert au festival de Sablé-sur-Sarthe

+ 1 concert au MAfestival de Bruges

2nd prize : 1 500 €

Call for applications

Which can compete?

Le 3ème Concours International des Journées de musiques anciennes is opened to all the instrumental and vocal music ensembles of a maximum of 6 people.


Which répertoire ?

The répertoire is dedicated to music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (from 1350 to 1650).


How to participate ?

The full registration (registration form, fee, audios files, programs, photos, IDs...) have to be done before October 15, 2018 online, by e-mail or mail.