Qatar National Music Competition


In general:

Each candidate will receive a certificate of participation.

There will be medals for the first three winners in every category.


Vodafone Grand Prize for the best overall performance.

Qatar’s Best Award provided by the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

Concerto Prize: the 3 winners of the concerto category will be granted a concert as a soloist with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra 

Selected prize winners will be able to record in the Katara Studios, one of the best studios in the world. 

A brand new guitar for the best guitar player provided by Manuel Rodríguez Guitarras.

Special Embassy Awards:

  • the Swiss Ambassador’s Award
  • the Singapore Ambassador’s Award for the best Singaporean performer provided by the Embassy of Singapore
  • the Andres Segovia Award for the best guitar performance provided by the Spanish Embassy
  • Bach Award for the best performance of a German composition provided by the German Embassy
  • Ravel Award for the best performance of a French composition provided by the French Embassy
  • Tchaikovsky Award for the best performance of a Russian composition by a Russian performer provided by the Russian Embassy
  • Britten Award for the best performer from the UK provided by the British Embassy
  • Arirang Award for the most courageous performance provided by the Korean Embassy
  • Virtuoso Award for the most virtuosic performance provided by the Indian embassy
  • Emotion Award for the most emotional performance provided by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Best Stage Presence Award provided by the Swedish Embassy
  • Queen Elisabeth Award for the best cellist provided by the Belgian Embassy
  • Encouragement award for the most promising young performer provided by the Embassy of Kazakhstan
  • the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for the best Indonesian performer