It is with great pleasure that the Municipality of Alcobaça is associated to the Alcobaça Music Academy in the 2nd edition of the International Chamber Music Competition “Cidade de Alcobaça” (CIMCA).
Music is a very strong tradition in our county, with a large number of Associations linked to this Art and with a special focus on education.
The high quality of our musicians is recognized nationally and internationally and it is also thanks to their efforts and commitment that is possible to create and maintain an event of this size.
Being Alcobaça a “Land of Passion”, this competition also reflects the passion and dedication to Music, praising the work of the Organization of the 2nd edition of CIMCA, as well as the participants, whom of various ages and representing various nationalities, are in our city for love of Music!
For the quality of the jury, the international dimension, the recognition and commitment of the Ministry of Culture through the General Directorate for the Arts, the prestige of performing in events and places that the winners of this competition will be awarded in addition to the prize money, this is a project definitely to consolidate and that justifies the support provided by the Municipality.
I wish you success and good luck to all participants!
Paulo Jorge Marques Inácio
Mayor of the Municipality of Alcobaça