The Besancon Competition boasts a record entry this year – 296 applications have been accepted from candidates under the age of 35.
The competition charges every candidate 250 Euros (plus bank charges) to register – that’s 74,000 Euros in the bank – and invites 20 of them to Besancon for the finals.
The winner gets 12,000 Euros. And a certificate.
So why do so many apply?
You tell me.
(Please make it convincing.)
photo (c) Yves Petit/Besancon Festival, press use