Stage4Kids gives an opportunity to all  children aged 4-12 to perform on stage in the intentionally renowned concert hall Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Germany. All children in the appropriate age-group can apply regardless of nationality, musical level or instrument. Chamber music ensembles in any form are also welcome, and unorthodox instruments (e.g., traditional folk instruments) are encouraged to apply!

Due to the current pandemic situation, this year Stage4Kids takes place as an online event, streamed live via YouTube. The concert is divided in four parts: Saturday 22 May at 11:00 and 16:00 CET, and Sunday 23 May at 11:00 and 16:00 CET.

Stage4Kids is an initiative of the pianist Kristina Sandulova

How to apply:

Applying for the 6th International Stage4Kids Festival is free of charge.

Application is open from the 1st of February 2021 until the 28th of February 2021. Please fill in the online form, together with a link to a YouTube Video  (max. 5 min) with one or several pieces (you are totally free to choose the type of piece, style etc.), as well as the name of the piece/pieces to be presented at the online event on 22 and 23 May 2021, if selected (these can be different pieces from the application recording). Changes to the programme at a later point will not be possible. In case of solo and chamber ensembles until 7 participants, the total duration should not exceed 5 min. For larger groups (including orchestras, choirs etc) the duration should not exceed 10 min.

Any video recording may be used: home recording, previous concert or competition.

After submitting the online application form, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you have  not received it three working days following submission, please contact us.


Since we expect many applications, a selection will have to be made. An international jury will judge each individual submission, and then make a selection based mainly on musical talent and professional level, but also on other criteria such as variety of the program, instruments, ensemble composition etc. The applicants will be notified by email between the 1 and 3 April 2021 whether they are selected for the final event.

After selection:

If your child is selected to participate at Stage4Kids, you will have to submit a recording to be included in the live event.  This must be an original recording and may not be the recording of a previous public concert, competition, or online event, and the video may not contain any logos, advertising material, or announcemets for other events. You can choose to use the same recording as you did for the application, provided that it satisfies the above requirements.

Before the performance, your child should make a brief announcement: name, age, country and the repertoire, and to announce participation at the "International Stage4Kids Festival".

The deadline for submitting the final videos is 18 April 2021.


All selected participants will also need to send a high quality photo and biography. These will be used in various publicity material, e.g., Stage4Kids website, social media (facebook, instagram) and a printed magazine-style concert brochure. This material should be provided by 10 April 2021.

All participants will be advertised on the official facebook page of Stage4Kids.

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Participation fee (in case of acceptance), including printed brochure 

Applications are free of charge, but if selected to participate, a  fee will be charged. For each participating group, the fees for the online edition are as follows:

  • For soloists: 55 Eur per partitipant
  • For duos: 45 Eur per participant
  • For trios: 40 Eur per participant
  • For larger ensembles: 35 Eur per participant

This fee includes a printed concert brochure in magazine style (similar to last years' edition), which will be sent by post to every selected participant. If you would like to receive more than one copy, you can request it for an additional price; please contact us by email at

The participation fee should be payed by the 10 April 2021, and is non-refundable.


Certificates and awards:

All the selected participant for the final concert, will receive a printed certificate of participation, sent by post. 


Online event:

The live stream of the event takes place in four concert: Saturday 22 May 2021 at 11:00 and 16:00 CET, and Sunday 23 May at 11:00 and 16:00 CET. The exact order of the participants and programme will be announced in advance. All further information about the event will be sent later.


All important dates summarised:

  • 1 February 2021: Application starts
  • 28 February 2021: Application ends
  • 1-3 April 2021: Acceptance announced
  • 10 April 2021: deadline for registration fee payment, sending photo and biography
  • 18 April 2021: deadline for submitting final video recording
  • 22 and 23 May 2021: online edition of the 6th International Stage4Kids Festival (livestream)

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