2018 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

 

ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Forte International Music Competition is open to piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and vocalists ages 4 to 35.
It consists of several rounds culminating with the Final Round at Carnegie Hall
Participants receive valuable feedback from judges, certificates, medals, cash prizes, and other special awards.
MAIN OFFICE
2733 Cropsey Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
UNITED STATES
connect@fortemusicart.org
WEBSITE
http://www.ForteMusicArt.org
ELIGIBILITY
Ages 4 - 35
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Woodwinds • Brass
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline November 5, 2018
Application notes Early Bird deadline - Oct. 15
Late Fee deadline - Nov. 10
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Live rounds will take place in New York in December. Note: Competitors can also participate online in the Preliminary & Semi-final rounds of the competition. See website [http://www.ForteMusicArt.org] for more details.
FINALS (live rounds)
Final Round will take place live in January/February 2019 at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Founded in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the world’s leading international music competitions. It aims at discovering, promoting and supporting young talented artists, giving them the necessary tools to launch an international career.
MAIN OFFICE
Concours de Genève
International Music Competition
Boulevard de Saint-Georges 34 / CP 268
1211 – Genève 8
SWITZERLAND
music@concoursgeneve.ch
WEBSITE
https://www.concoursgeneve.ch
ELIGIBILITY
Piano & Clarinet 2018: candidates born after November 8,1988
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Piano • Flute • Oboe • Clarinet • Cello • Viola • String Quartet • Voice • Percussion
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Joaquín Achúcarro, Spain (piano), Sharon Kam, Israel (clarinet)
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 4, 2018
Application notes Application deadline above is for piano & clarinet competition 2018.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Piano Semifinal round: November 4-5, 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland; Clarinet Semifinal round: November 11, 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland
FINALS (live rounds)
Piano Final round with orchestra: November 8, 2018, Geneva, Victoria Hall, Switzerland; Clarinet Final round with orchestra: November 14, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 Vision String Quartet, string quartet
2014 Chloe Jiyeong Mun, piano
2012 Lorenzo Soulès, piano
2011 Quatuor Hermès, string quartet
2008 István Várdai, cello
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
First prize winner receives $15,000 US plus recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall; return engagement with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and other performance opportunities.
Second Prize - $10,000
Third prize - $5,000
Medalists(3)- $1000 each
Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize - $1000
MAIN OFFICE
2 Park Lane
Suite 300/301
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
UNITED STATES
pianocomp@hhipc.org
WEBSITE
http://www.hhipc.org
ELIGIBILITY
Pianists ages 18-30
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Pavlina Dokovska - Coordinator of the Piano Department at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City.
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline September 30, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Rounds I and II (non-elimination): Monday - Thursday, March 11-14, 2019; Round III: Saturday, March 16, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head, South Carolina
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals (Round IV): Monday, March 18, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head, South Carolina
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 ChangYong Shin, Korea
2014 Shen Lu, China
2012 Jin Uk Kim, Korea
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
One of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, and is also known for the thorough and professional support it offers young musicians. The Competition is devoted entirely to the piano works of Franz Liszt.
MAIN OFFICE
Ganzenmarkt 14
3512 GD Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS
info@liszt.nl
WEBSITE
http://www.liszt.nl
ELIGIBILITY
Open to professional pianists between the ages of 19 and 29
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 1, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
April 2020
FINALS (live rounds)
April 2020
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Alexander Ullman
2014 Mariam Batsashvili
2008 Nino Gvetadze, Georgia
2008 Vitaly Pisarenko
2005 Yingdi Sun
1996 Igor Roma
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
An international competition co-hosted by the Harbin Municipal Government and Harbin Conservatory of Music for violinists, pianist, and vocalists with a first prize of $50,000 for each category.
MAIN OFFICE
Room 519, Harbin Conservatory of Music
3179 XueZi Avenue, Songbei District
Harbin 150028
CHINA
info@imchrb.com
WEBSITE
http://www.imchrb.com/
ELIGIBILITY
Instrumentalist applicants must be between 20 and 34 years old. Vocalist applicants may be up to 36 years old.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline ,
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminary and semi-final round dates to be determined at a location in Harbin, China. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.
FINALS (live rounds)
Final round dates to be determined at a location in Harbin, China. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Sony Music Foundation has been presenting the COMPETITION since 1985. It has established a reputation as a unique competition solely dedicated to the oboe, with past winners becoming international music figures as soloists or principal oboists in the world-renowned orchestras. A member of the World Federation of International Music Competition.
MAIN OFFICE
Secretariat of THE 12th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN 2018 in Tokyo
c/o Sony Music Foundation
SME-Rokubancho Building
4-5, Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8353
JAPAN
smf@sonymusic.co.jp
WEBSITE
http://oboec.jp/index_e/
ELIGIBILITY
Age 18-30. For the 2018 Competition, anyone born between January 1, 1988, and December 31, 2000, is eligible, except for past first-prize winners of this Competition.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Oboe
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Hansjörg SCHELLENBERGER (Oboist, Conductor)
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 13, 2018
Application notes *Application must arrive by this date, Japan time
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall in Japan:
First Round: September 29 (Sat.), 30 (Sun.), 2018
Second Round: October 2 (Tue.), 3 (Wed.), 4 (Thu.), 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Final Round and Award Presentation Ceremony: October 6 (Sat.), 2018 at Kioi Hall in Japan
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Kanami Araki
2012 Olivier Stankiewicz
2009 Ivan Podyomov, Viola Wilmsen
2006 Lucas Macias Navarro

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Competition focuses on works by Beethoven from every phase of his creative life, along with compositions by his predecessors, contemporaries and successors. Candidates may add works of their choosing to the compulsory programme.
Next competition will take place in December 2020.
MAIN OFFICE
c/o Beethovenfest Bonn
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn
GERMANY
info@telekom-beethoven-competition.de
WEBSITE
http://www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de/
ELIGIBILITY
Pianists from all nations, as well as stateless persons, who are between 18 and 32 years old at the time of the competition are eligible.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes More than €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Prof. Pavel Gililov, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 15, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
1st to 3rd round will take place at the Telekom Zentrale in Bonn, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The oldest violin competition in the world first edition: 1935. Among the prize-winners: Ginette Neveu,David Oistrakh,Igor Oistrakh,Charles Treger. Honorary Chairman: Krzysztof Penderecki. Preliminary selection LIVE - Maxim Vengerov will listen to the candidates in different locations on three continents: Europe, Asia, North America.
Organized every 5 years.
MAIN OFFICE
Swietoslawska str. 7, 61-840 Poznan
POLAND
violin@wieniawski.pl
WEBSITE
http://www.wieniawski.com
ELIGIBILITY
Open to violin players of all nationalities aged 16 to 28 years
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
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 January 20, 2021
Application notes Date of the Competition: 8-23 October 2021.
For more information go to: www.wieniawski.com
FINALS (live rounds)
VIolin, Finals: October 20-22, 2021, Adam Mickiewicz Auditorium in Poznan, H. Wieniawski str. 1, Poznan, POLAND
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2011 Soyoung Yoon, Veriko Tchumburidze
2006 Agata Szymczewska
2001 Alena Baeva
1996 Reiko Otani
1991 Bartlomiej Niziol, Piotr Plawner
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