2016 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS


International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti
International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition founded in remembrance of the famous conductor Sir Georg Solti seeks young talents and wants to give them the opportunity to gather and exchange experiences. With two big symphony orchestras, the Frankfurt Radio and the Frankfurt Opera, the comeptition is unique in the world.
MAIN OFFICE
c/o Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft e.V.
Goethestr. 32
60313 Frankfurt am Main
GERMANY
info@dirigentenwettbewerb-solti.de
WEBSITE
http://www.dirigentenwettbewerb-solti.de
ELIGIBILITY
2017 Competition: All conductors born between 1982 and 1997 are eligible to apply
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Lady Valerie Solti
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline June 30, 2016
FINALS (live rounds)
Final round to feature three candidates. Public final concert on February 12, 2017, at Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Hailed by musicians, media, and critics as one of the world's most important competitions for launching a career, "The Indianapolis" has for 30 years searched the globe for the latest violin sensations to emerge on the concert scene.
MAIN OFFICE
32 East Washington Street., Suite 1320
Indianapolis, IN 46204
UNITED STATES
ivci@violin.org
WEBSITE
http://www.violin.org
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be between the 16 and 29 years old during the Competition dates, which are to be determined.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Jaime Laredo, President of the Jury and Artistic Director
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline February 28, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminaries/Semi-Finals (September 2018 - Exact dates to be determined), Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Indianapolis, Indiana
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals (September 2018 - Exact dates to be determined), Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

The Lotte Lenya Competition
The Lotte Lenya Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
A unique international theater singing contest that emphasizes wide-ranging repertoire and the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context. The competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, including the works of Kurt Weill.
MAIN OFFICE
The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
7 East 20th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
UNITED STATES
kwfinfo@kwf.org
WEBSITE
http://www.kwf.org
ELIGIBILITY
Open to singer/actors of all nationalities, 19 to 32 years old
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice • Musical Theater, Opera
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline January 25, 2016
Application notes
The deadline to submit a video audition for the preliminary round is January 25, 2016.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 10 to 11, 2016, Manhattan School of Music, New York, USA
FINALS (live rounds)
April 16, 2016, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

The Gerda Lissner Foundation in Association with the Liederkranz Foundation
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Winners are granted awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 based upon placement in the competition. A total of $200,000 will be awarded in prizes.
MAIN OFFICE
15 East 65th Street
New York NY 10065
UNITED STATES
mail@gerdalissner.org
WEBSITE
http://www.gerdalissner.org/
ELIGIBILITY
General Division: 21 to 35 years old
Wagnerian Division: 30 to 45 years old
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Jury chair(s) Stephen De Maio, President
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 4, 2016
Application notes Applications must be received by March 4, 2016, 5:00 PM EST, and emails are preferred.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminaries:
General Division: March 28 through 31, 2016
Wagner Division: April 1, 2016
Liederkranz Foundation
6 East 87th Street
New York NY 10128
FINALS (live rounds)
General Wagner Divisions: April 2, 2016
Liederkranz Foundation
6 East 87th Street
New York NY 10128
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed

Lyon international chamber music competition
Lyon international chamber music competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Member of the WFIMC. More than 600 chamber artists have taken part in the CIMCL. The prize-winning concert is broadcast on national France musique radio. A large audience follows the competition in some of the most beautiful halls of Lyon.
MAIN OFFICE
54 rue du 1er mars 1943
69100 Villeurbanne
FRANCE
contact@cimcl.fr
WEBSITE
http://www.cimcl.fr
ELIGIBILITY
All nationalities, artists born under 33 years old
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice •
Trio violin, cello and piano
String Quartet
Duo violin and piano
Duo voice and piano
Duo cello and piano
Woodwind Quintet
Brass Quintet
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Natalia Gutman, cellist, prof. in Moscow and Vienna Conservatory
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline January 15, 2016
Application notes
End of January of each year
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
April 22, 2016
Duo Cello and Piano
Lyon, France
Université Lumière Lyon 2
FINALS (live rounds)
April 23, 2016
Duo Cello and Piano
Lyon, France
Université Lumière Lyon 2
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition
M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
M-Prize aims to identify and showcase the highest caliber of international chamber arts ensembles; provide a world-class performance and adjudication platform for the chamber arts; launch and advance the careers of chamber ensembles through prizes, visibility, and professional development opportunities; and evolve the breadth and depth of the chamber arts landscape.
MAIN OFFICE
M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
UNITED STATES
mprizedirector@umich.edu
WEBSITE
http://mprize.umich.edu
ELIGIBILITY
Junior Division: 18 years and under
Senior Division: average age 19 to 35 years old, with no individual member over 40 years old. Senior Division ensembles may contain members younger than 19 years old.
Ensembles must have 3 to 8 members with one member per part. Ensembles may not include conductors.
Please see full eligibility requirements at mprize.umich.edu. [http://mprize.umich.edu]
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Winds, Open (ensembles of any instrumentation/genre)
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline March 1, 2016
FINALS (live rounds)
The M-Prize Winner is selected from one of three 1st Place Laureate Ensembles from the Senior Division during the Gala Concert at Hill Auditorium. May 20, 2016; Ann Arbor, Michigan.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

The Mahler Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition is one of the most important events of its kind. It has attracted entries from more than 1,200 young conductors of all nationalities. Only 50 candidates have been invited to Bamberg and of those barely ten have made it to the finals.
MAIN OFFICE
Bamberger Symphoniker - Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie
Mussstrasse 1
D-96047 Bamberg
GERMANY
info@themahlercompetition.com
WEBSITE
http://www.themahlercompetition.com
ELIGIBILITY
Young Conductors not older than 35 years on January 1, 2016
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Jonathan Nott, Principal Conductor, Bamberg Symphony
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline September 30, 2015
Application notes
Application ended 30 September 2015
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
May 11 and 12, 2016, Konzerthalle, Bamberg, Germany
FINALS (live rounds)
May 12, 2016, Konzerthalle, Bamberg, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

National Chopin Piano Competition of the USA
National Chopin Piano Competition of the USA
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The National Chopin Piano Competition (NCPC) is open to U.S. pianists exclusively. It is held every five years (since 1975), always in Miami, FL. NCPC follows closely requirements and rules of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Its top winners are accepted to the Warsaw's Competition automatically.
MAIN OFFICE
1440 79th Street Causeway, Suite 117
Miami, FL 33141
UNITED STATES
info@chopin.org
WEBSITE
http://www.chopin.org
ELIGIBILITY
The National Chopin Piano Competition is open to USA pianists. Eligibility to be determined based upon the requirements of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline November 1, 2019
Application notes
This deadline will be confirmed in 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Tentative dates for the live four rounds of the competition are February 22 through March 1, 2020. Competition will be held in Miami, Florida. Venue to be determined.
FINALS (live rounds)
Live rounds February 22 through March 1, 2020. Miami, FL; venue to be determined.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS


 

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