2018 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS


 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The National Chopin Piano Competition (NCPC) is open to USA pianists exclusively. It is held EVERY FIVE YEARS (since 1975), always in Miami, Florida. 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 U.S. pianists exclusively. 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
First prize $100,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Kevin Kenner, faculty member of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline November 4, 2019
Application notes This competition is held every five years.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Piano - Chopin music only. Three live rounds of the 2020 competition are February 22 through 27, 2020. Competition will be held in Miami, Florida. Venue is the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida
FINALS (live rounds)
February 29 and March 1, 2020. Venue is the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Eric Lu
2010 Claire Huangci
2005 Mei-Ting Sun
2000 Ning An
1995 Jon Nakamatsu
1990 Wendy Chen
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Prize includes a cash award, 2 fully subsidized New York recitals and a commissioned work
MAIN OFFICE
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
UNITED STATES
naumburgfoundation@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.naumburg.org
ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to violinists of every nationality. The competitors may not be under the age of 18 years of age or more than 31 years of age.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Violin Competition, in memory of Robert Mann, date TBA, early 2019
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline January 9, 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Date TBA
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
Past winners include: Tessa Lark, Frank Huang, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Ian Swensen, Leonidas Kavakos, Elmar Oliveira, Joseph Silverstein and Robert Mann

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
In 2003, the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University established the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, a biennial award honoring classical music composers of outstanding achievement. Northwestern sponsors five Nemmers Prizes, the others in the fields of economics, mathematics, medical science, and Earth sciences.
MAIN OFFICE
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
UNITED STATES
nemmersmusic@northwestern.edu
WEBSITE
http://www.music.northwestern.edu
ELIGIBILITY
The Michael Ludwig Nemmers in Music Composition will be awarded to a classical music composer who shows the highest level achievement in a body of work and a unique creativity. Composers must be nominated, preferably by recognized authorities in the field of classical music, such as prominent artists, critics, scholars, or administrators, via a letter to the Selection Committee. The Prize is international in focus and therefore open to any classical composer without regard to citizenship or institutional affiliation. Only living composers may be nominated. The names of the nominators will not be made public; however, anonymous nominations will not be accepted. Nominators may nominate any number of candidates. Former or present members of the Northwestern University faculty and employees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are not eligible for this prize. Nominations may be submitted by email to nemmersmusic@northwestern.edu. [mailto:nemmersmusic@northwestern.edu] Email submissions must be emailed from the nominator's professional affiliation. The winner will receive a prize of $100,000. The winner must be available for a two- to three-week residency at Northwestern University (the weeks may be non-consecutive) and able to interact with faculty and students.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Composition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes None
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline February 1, 2018
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Not open to the public
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 Steve Reich
2014 Esa-Pekka Salonen
2012 Aaron Jay Kernis
2010 John Luther Adams
2008 Kaija Saariaho
2006 Oliver Knussen
2004 John Adams

 
The New York International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
A first in the world of competitions and a unique feature of the NYIPC, no participant is eliminated throughout the competition. The Foundation presents a cash award to each of the contestants not receiving a major prize. The NYIPC includes seminars, master classes, ensemble playing, and concert and recital appearances.
MAIN OFFICE
The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation
119 West 57th Street Suite 1401
New York, NY 10019
UNITED STATES
info@stecherandhorowitz.org
WEBSITE
http://www.theNYIPC.org
ELIGIBILITY
Open to pianists of all nationalities. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-21 during the time of the competition.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Tong Il-Han
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline December 4, 2017
Application notes N/A
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 Aristo Sham
2014 Jun Hwi Cho
2012 Anna Han
2010 Kate Liu
2008 Allen Yueh
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Osaka International Chamber Music Competition comprised Section One and Section Two. Among the many forms of chamber music, the String Quartet has been placed in the Section One. The Section Two thus far has comprised other ensembles, such as Wind Ensembles, Piano Trio and so forth.
MAIN OFFICE
2-2-33, Shiromi Chuo-ku,
Osaka, 540-8510
JAPAN
osaka-comp@jcmf.or.jp
WEBSITE
http://www.jcmf.or.jp/competition/
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants shall be ensembles of musicians of any nationality whose members are 35 years old or younger.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) TBC
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 20, 2019
Application notes TBC. The deadline is scheduled at the middle of October 2019. However, the specific date is to be confirmed.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
In May, 2020 (TBC) at Izumi Hall, Osaka, Japan
FINALS (live rounds)
May, 2020 (TBC), Izumi hall:Osaka, Japan
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
String Quartet
2017 Aizuri String Quartet
2014 Arcadia String Quartet
2011 Attacca String Quartet
Saxophone Quartet
2017 Quatuor Zahir
Piano Trio
2014 Trio Rafale
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Through exposure to an international jury of influential figures within the opera world, masterclasses with award-winning professionals, and considerable cash prizes, participation in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition offers young artists a valuable kick-start to their careers.
MAIN OFFICE
Universitetsgaten 14
0164 Oslo
NORWAY
post@qsimc.no
WEBSITE
http://www.qsimc.no
ELIGIBILITY
Singers of all nationalities born after January 1st 1987 can apply to take part in the 2019 Competition.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) TBC
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 1, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminary rounds 15 and 16 August 2019, the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
Semifinal 18 August 2019, the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
FINALS (live rounds)
August 23, 2019, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Seungju Bahg, tenor (South Korea)
2015 Lise Davidsen, soprano (Norway)
2013 Kristina Mkhitaryan, soprano (Russia)
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Competition Dates: Spring 2020
- Stage I: Recitals (35-40 minutes)
- Stage II: Recitals (50-60 minutes)
- Final Stage (3 concerts): Chamber Music, Classical Concerto, Grand Concerto
- Over $120,000 cash prizes
- Free hotel accommodation
- Partial coverage of flight expenses
- A practice piano in each hotel room
MAIN OFFICE
12 Huberman Street
Tel Aviv 6407510
ISRAEL
competition@arims.org.il
WEBSITE
http://www.arims.org.il
ELIGIBILITY
The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities. Age limit: 18 - 32 years of age
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Prof. Arie Vardi, Pianist, Conductor and Piano Pedagogue
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline October 1, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd
Tel Aviv 61332012
ISRAEL
FINALS (live rounds)
Charles Bronfman Auditorium, 1 Huberman Street, Tel Aviv 6407510, Israel
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2011 Daniil Trifonov
2005 Alexander Gavrylyuk
2001 Kirill Gershtein
1995 Alexander Korsantia
1974 Emanuel Ax
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Schmidt Competition encourages youth in the arts and provides support to our next generation of artists The Schmidt Competition has impacted the lives of over 5,000 youth throughout the country and annually provides scholarships for over 120 high school students through 15 regional competitions across the country.
MAIN OFFICE
Miami University
109 Presser Hall
501 South Patterson
Oxford, OH 45056
UNITED STATES
schmidtcompinfo@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.schmidtcompetition.org
ELIGIBILITY
Participants must be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors and recommended by a voice or choral teacher.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
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 September 1, 2018
Application notes Application deadlines are specific to each competition. The application deadline is two weeks before the specified location.
(Spoke with Howard Roth via phone a few years ago - please do not include application deadlines/locations in listings, but rather send to website)
FINALS (live rounds)
Please see website for all competition dates and locations. [http://www.schmidtcompetition.org]
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Its uniqueness is the combination of traditional and contemporary music so that not only the participants but also the audience gets in touch with both genres. Participants will perform contemporary pieces that are results of composition competitions that were particularly established for this competition.
MAIN OFFICE
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst
Leonhardstraáe 15
A-8010 Graz
AUSTRIA
franz.schubert@kug.ac.at
WEBSITE
http://schubert.kug.ac.at
ELIGIBILITY
Born after February 28, 1982
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 5, 2017
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
February 24 and 25, 2018 - MUMUTH (House of Music and Music Drama), Graz/Austria
Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello
February 25, 2018 - Palais Meran, Graz/Austria
Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)
February 25, 2018 - Theater im Palais (T.i.P.), Graz/Austria
FINALS (live rounds)
February 27, 2018 - MUMUTH (House of Music and Music Drama), Graz/Austria: Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied); Trio Piano, Violin and Violoncello; String Quartet
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The second biennial Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC), Shanghai’s world-class violin competition, will be held August 10 - September 1, 2018 in Shanghai China. The competition has a grand prize of $100,000 USD.
MAIN OFFICE
No. 1380 Middle Fuxing Road
Shanghai
CHINA
adminoffice@shcompetition.com
WEBSITE
http://www.shcompetition.com/en/index.html
ELIGIBILITY
The Competition is open to all participants between the ages 16 and 32.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes None
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) David Stern & Vera Tsu Weiling
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline January 31, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
August 18 - 24, 2018 at Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai, China
FINALS (live rounds)
August 30 - September 1, 2018: Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai, China
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016
1st: Mayu Kishima, violin
2nd: Sergei Dogadin, violin
3rd: Sirena Huang, violin
4th: Stefan Tarara, violin
5th: Richard Lin, violin
6th: Ming Liu, violin
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Established to honor the memory of legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti and his dedication to helping young artists. Awards:$25,000 Solti Conducting Fellow includes door-opening introductions, ongoing professional mentoring, and introductions to Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award (amount varies).
MAIN OFFICE
The Solti Foundation U.S.
1555 Sherman Avenue, Suite 310
Evanston, IL 60201
UNITED STATES
info@soltifoundation.us
WEBSITE
http://soltifoundation.us/
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be: A career-ready artist in the field of conducting; developing a career as a symphonic/operatic conductor; a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.; no more than 38 years of age as of January 15, 2018.
Applicants must apply for awards. The award will be based on the following: Professional experience in the field of conducting; demonstration of advanced conducting technique; a written proposal for use of the funds (see Application Requirements).
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Jury chair(s) Elizabeth Buccheri, Chair, Artistic and Awards Committee
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline January 15, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
No live rounds
FINALS (live rounds)
No live rounds
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Not open to the public
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Christopher Allen
2016 Karina Canellakis
2015 Vladimir Kulenovic
2014 Cristian Macelaru
2013 James Feddeck
2011 Case Scaglione
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of a renowned panel of judges. Its primary goals are to encourage develop and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.
MAIN OFFICE
400 Renaissance Center Suite 2550
Detroit, MI 48243
UNITED STATES
Competition@SphinxMusic.org
WEBSITE
http://www.SphinxMusic.org
ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to all Junior High, High School, and College age Black and Latino string players residing in the U.S.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline November 5, 2018
Application notes https://sphinx.myreviewroom.com/
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Thursday, January 31, 2019, Detroit, Michigan
FINALS (live rounds)
Sunday, February 3, 2019
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Annelle Gregory, violinist; Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cellist
2016 Thomas Mesa, cellist; Maria Sanderson, violinist
2015 Eduardo Rios, violinist; Hannah White, violinist
2014 Xavier Foley, bassist; Sterling Elliott, cellist
2013 Christine Lamprea, cellist; Lev Mamuya, cellist
2012 Gabriel Cabezas, cellist; Ade Williams, violinist
SOCIAL LINKS

 
 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Established in 1975, the Stulberg is one of the longest-standing string competitions in the country. Its uniqueness stems from its focus on young string musicians, strong reputation and high caliber of judges.
MAIN OFFICE
359 South Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 14
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
UNITED STATES
stulbergcomp@yahoo.com
WEBSITE
http://www.stulberg.org
ELIGIBILITY
The Stulberg International String Competition is open to students of violin, viola, cello or double bass from around the world. Applicants must be under the age of 20 on January 1, prior to that year's competition. Proof of date of birth will be required if selected as a semifinalist. Current students of that year's judges are not eligible to apply.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline February 1, 2018
Application notes Since Musical America's Special Report will be published after this year's 2/1/18 deadline, could a "generic" deadline of February 1 appear in our listing?
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Semifinals take place between 9 am and 4 pm on the day of the Competition in Dalton Center Recital Hall on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals take place beginning at 7:30 pm on the evening of the Competition in Dalton Center Recital Hall on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2012 Matthew Lipman, viola
2007 Benjamin Beilman, violin
2005 Jinjoo Cho, violin
1992 Jennifer Koh, violin
1981 Joshua Bell, violin
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Cash Award the total sum of 3,000,000JPY each year. The judge may withhold the prize. The composers whose works are selected to be performed at the final selection will be invited to attend.
MAIN OFFICE
3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 163-1403
JAPAN
award@toccf.com
WEBSITE
https://www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award/index.php
ELIGIBILITY
Any person, regardless of nationality, who is not over 35 years old at the end of the year his/her application is submitted
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Composition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Jury chair(s) Unsuk Chin
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline September 28, 2018
Application notes Please submit 2 copies of the bound score, together with a completed entry form to the following office by the above deadlines. Mailed entries must be received by the above dates. Receipt of entries on the last day will close at 6:00 p.m. (Japan time).
FINALS (live rounds)
Sunday, May 27, 2018, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017
1st Prize: Naoki Sakata, Japan
2nd Prize: Zihua Tan, Malaysia; Annachiara Gedda, Italy; Stefan Beyer, Germany

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition welcomes pianists 8-28 from the world over who pursue the musical ideals espoused by the late Mme Rosalyn Tureck.
The competition consists of eight categories divided by repertoire difficulty
A competitor may compete in up to three categories and required to perform a contemporary work.
MAIN OFFICE
23 West 73rd street
New York, NY10023
UNITED STATES
TureckBach@aol.com
WEBSITE
Http://Www.tureckbachcompetition.com
ELIGIBILITY
8-28 based on eligibility for certain categories
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) TBA
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline October 1, 2019
Application notes Preliminary unedited DVD with repertoire to be intended to perform deadline:10/15/2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Semifinals: November 2019, New York; venue to be announced on the website
FINALS (live rounds)
November 2019
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Valsesia Musica competition (former Viotti Valsesia) started in 1981 to promote young talented musicians as well as Valsesia, the greenest valley in Italy. It is divided in different sections: violin and orchestra, piano, voice and a juniores contest for piano, strings and chamber music.
MAIN OFFICE
corso Roma, 35
I- 13019 Varallo (VC)
ITALY
info@valsesiamusica.com
WEBSITE
http://www.valsesiamusica.com
ELIGIBILITY
Violinists, singers and pianists from all over the world up to 37 years old
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) To be decided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline April 24, 2018
Application notes violin and orchestra 04/24/2017
piano 08/03/2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Venue: Teatro Civico in Varallo (VC) Italy:
Violin and Orchestra May 17, 2018; Piano September 1-2, 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Teatro Civico in Varallo (VC) Italy: Violin and orchestra: May 18, 2018; Piano: September 3, 2018
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Rennosuke Fukuda, violin and orchestra
2017 (ex-aequo)Julia Muzychenko, Yonghyun Ryu, voice
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
MAIN OFFICE
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
UNITED STATES
mebailey@kennedy-center.org
WEBSITE
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/young_soloists.cfm
ELIGIBILITY
Musicians with disabilities between the ages of 14-25.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • All instruments and genres
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline February 7, 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Select winners will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on May 30.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
The 2017 VSA International Young Soloists were Elliott McClain, Jazz Piano; Kohlin Sekizawa, Violin; Natalie Sheppard, Mezzo Soprano; and Jessica Tucker, Saxophone.
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
To encourage and promote young pianist with an opportunity to play with an orchestra, give recitals and win cash prizes. Please visit our website for more information on prizes, winner's recitals and application.
MAIN OFFICE
1200 Meadowbrook Road #39
Jackson, MS 39206
UNITED STATES
WidemanPiano@widemanpiano.com
WEBSITE
http://www.widemanpiano.com
ELIGIBILITY
18 and not older than 28 by December 3, 2018
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Lester Senter Wilson Executive Director
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline October 12, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Piano: November 30 and December 1, 2018, Hurley School of Music, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana
FINALS (live rounds)
Piano: December 2, 2018, Hurley School of Music, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Yinuo Wang & Mei Li (tie)
2016 Tzu-Lin Huang
2015 Aristo Sham
2014 Tomer Gewirtzman
2013 Yevgeny Yontov
2012 Asiya Korepanova
2011 Yue Chu
2010 Ko-Eun Lee
SOCIAL LINKS

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition is one of the best and most prestigious quartet competitions in the world. Held under the auspices of Wigmore Hall, the leading venue for chamber music, the Competition attracts the best young quartets and offers excellent career development opportunities to prize winners.
MAIN OFFICE
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
UNITED KINGDOM
quartetcompetition@wigmore-hall.org.uk
WEBSITE
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/competitions
ELIGIBILITY
All members of quartets wishing to apply must be under 35 at the date of the Final of the Competition for which they are applying.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) John Gilhooly OBE - Director, Wigmore Hall
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 13, 2017
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Wigmore Hall, April 14, 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Wigmore Hall, April 15, 2018
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Quatuor Van Kuijk
2012 Arcadia Quartet
2009 Danish Quartet
2006 Formosa Quartet
2003 Atrium Quartet

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre. The Competition has grown in status and prestige since its foundation in 1997 and continues to attract international singers and pianists keen to embark on significant recital careers.
MAIN OFFICE
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
UNITED KINGDOM
songcompetition@wigmore-hall.org.uk
WEBSITE
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/competitions
ELIGIBILITY
All singers and accompanying pianists must be under 33 at the date of the Final of the Competition for which they are applying.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Jury chair(s) John Gilhooly OBE - Director, Wigmore Hall
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 22, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Wigmore Hall, Tuesday, September 10, 2019
FINALS (live rounds)
Wigmore Hall, Thursday 12 September 2019
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
2015 Milan Siljanov, bass
2013 Timothy Fallon, tenor
2011 Dominik Koninger, baritone
2009 Marcus Farnsworth, baritone
2007 Martha Guth, soprano

 
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Young Concert Artists Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and developing the careers of extraordinary classical musicians. The sole criteria are exceptional musicianship, virtuosity, and individuality. The musicians compete against a standard of excellence not each other. There is no limit to the number of winners.
MAIN OFFICE
1776 Broadway, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10019
UNITED STATES
auditions@yca.org
WEBSITE
http://www.yca.org/auditions
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants at the beginning of a musical career, who offer repertoire within the categories listed, provide two appropriate letters of recommendation, and are not under U.S. management.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Brass • Woodwinds • Chamber Ensembles
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Management
Performances
Jury chair(s) Susan Wadsworth, Director, Young Concert Artists, Inc.
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline June & August, 2018
Application notes Early deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018; Final deadline: Friday, August 17, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
November 5, 7 & 8, 2018, New York, NY
FINALS (live rounds)
November 11, 2018, New York, NY
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2011 Paul Huang, violin
1997 Jeremy Denk, pianist
1984 Dawn Upshaw, soprano
1982 Carter Brey, cellist
1973 Emanuel Ax, pianist
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