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XI International Musical Pilgrims Festival

For the first time, the XI Musical Pilgrims Competition is organized online and internationally. Dates of the Competition: 8 – 15 of June 2021 (online). Closing date: 07 Jun 2021. All musicians of any nationality and instrument, up to 24 years old, can participate. The repertoire is free.

The prizes will consist of participation in the Musical Pilgrims Festival, which includes:

  • A solo performance with the Symphony Orchestra «Real Filharmonía de Galicia»
  • An audience award of 1,000 euros
  • 6 Diplomas “Winner of the International Competition” and participation diplomas to all participants.
  • Other concerts within the framework of the Festival*.

*The Festival will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain at 11 – 19 of September 2021

Welcome to Musical Pilgrims

The Musical Pilgrims Festival has an exceptional artistic level and covers the best stages of Santiago de Compostela culminating with a solemn closing concert at the Auditorio de Galicia. The Festival, with more than a decade of history, invites participants from Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, the United States, Germany, Georgia, Belorussia, Canada, France or anywhere in Europe and the world to represent the highest level of professional excellence in classical music at their age. In addition, it features performances by internationally renowned musicians, establishing a close collaboration between different generations.

Artistic director
Ilona Timchenko

Ilona Timchenko is founder and artistic director of the International Festival “Musical Pilgrims”. An internationally renowned pianist, she has received more than 20 awards throughout her career and has played with some of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe.