2020 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS



Geneva International Music Competition
Geneva International Music Competition
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. Next competition is Cello: October 23-November 5, 2020. Application deadline: April 30.
MAIN OFFICE
Concours de Genève, International Music Competition
Boulevard de Saint-Georges 34 / CP 268
1211 – Genève 8
SWITZERLAND
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Cello 2020: open to candidates born after November 5 1990.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice • Flute • Oboe • Clarinet • Cello • Viola • String quartet • Percussion • Composition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Ivan Monighetti, Russia, chair
Additional jurors Lluis Claret, Andorra
Thomas Demenga, Switzerland
Michaela Fukacová, Czech Republic
Ophélie Gaillard, France
Qin Li-Wei, China / Australia
Shauna Rolston, Canada
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 30, 2020
Application notes Application deadline: April 30, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
November 2, 2020, Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra
FINALS (live rounds)
November 5, 2020, Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2020 Hyeji Bak, percussion
2018 Théo Fouchenneret, piano, ex aequo
2018 Dmitri Shishkin, piano, ex aequo
2018 Kevin Spagnolo, clarinet
2016 Vision String Quartet, string quartet
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Global Music Awards
Global Music Awards
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Global Music Awards is a highly rated, well-known international music competition that celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. "Global Music Awards is recognized as music's golden seal of approval." It is a competition strictly on merit.
MAIN OFFICE
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists and composers. Submissions may be of any genre, any length. We look for artists and composers with outstanding emotional communication, the ability to transcend, to make the listener experience something that is new and compelling. We want to be surprised and moved by what we hear. We want to be convinced that those we honor can really move an audience. The musical joy of artists we select must be infectious. We want the artist to remind us why we care about music so much in the first place.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting • Piano • Strings • Voice • Album • Band • Chamber Music • Classical • Classical Crossover • Experimental • Jazz • Indie Country & Pop • Instrumental • Live Performance • Operatic Music • Original Score/Sound Track Movie & TV • R&B & Soul • Sound Editing/Sound Mixing • Symphonic Music • Vocal Group • World Music & Beats
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize
Jury chair(s) Thomas Baker, Ph.D., founder, Global Music Awards
Additional jurors All jurors are Gold Medal winners. Jurors:
Charles Denler, composer, Emmy winner
Darlene Koldenhoven, soprano/humanitarian
Ricky Kej, composer/conservationist, Grammy winner
Elisabet Franch, classical flute
John Daversa, composer, Jazz Band
Amanda Abizaid, female vocalist
Melissa B, female vocalist
Malek Jandali, composer/humanitarian
Berta Moreno, jazz instrumentalist
Tri Nguyen , Zither Master - Fusion
Dorothy Hindman, composer
Thomas Baker, Ph.D., founder, Gold Music Awards
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline November 15, 2019
Application notes See Quarterly entry deadlines
FINALS (live rounds)
No live rounds
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Not open to the public
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, Incandescence - Composer, Contemporary Music - Canada/Tajikistan
Eric Funk, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op 72, Composer - Emmy® Winner - United States
Asako Hirabayashi, The Harpsichord in the New Millennium, Album - Composer, United States/Japan
Charles Denler, Wild Mustang Suite, Album - Composer, Emmy® Winner - United States
The Grasslands Ensemble & Daniel Ho, Between the Sky & Prairie, World Music - Grammy® Winner, Inner Mongolia/China/United States
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The 17th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

2020 Hilton Head International Piano Competition
2020 Hilton Head International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
First Prize - $10,000 US; return engagement with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and other performance opportunities
Second Prize - $5,000
Third prize - $3,000
Fourth Prize - $2,000
Fifth Prize - $1,000
Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize - $1,000
Peter Takács Classical Sonata Prize - $1,000
MAIN OFFICE
7 Lagoon Road
Suite 100
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Pianists ages 13-17
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Doug Humpherys, chair of the Piano Department at Eastman School of Music
Additional jurors Christopher Elton, professor emeritus, Royal Academy of Music
Miyoko Lotto, Manhattan School of Music
Yong Hi Moon, piano faculty, Peabody Institute
Matti Raekallio, The Juilliard School
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline September 30, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Monday-Thursday, March 9-12, 2020, Rounds I and II (non-elimination), Hilton Head, SC
FINALS (live rounds)
Saturday, March 14, 2020, finals (Round III), First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head, SC
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Ray Ushikubo, USA 2015 Elliot Wuu, USA 2013 Leonardo Colafelice, Italy
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Ima Hogg Competition
Ima Hogg Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
This national Competition is open to musicians ages 16-26 who play standard orchestral instruments and piano. Ten contestants will be selected to perform in the semifinals. Four finalists will advance to perform with the Houston Symphony in the finals to determine the winner of the Grace Woodson Memorial First Prize.
MAIN OFFICE
615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77002
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 26 as of May 28, 2020. Contestants must be current or recent (within two years of graduating) undergraduate or graduate music students intending to pursue a musical career. Those currently holding orchestra positions are ineligible to participate. Former first or second prize winners of the Ima Hogg Competition are also ineligible to participate. Please feel free to email education.community@houstonsymphony.org if you have a question about your eligibility.
Citizenship: The Ima Hogg Competition is open to citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, or to foreign students currently enrolled in a U.S. college, university or conservatory. Non-U.S. residents must provide the necessary travel documentation if selected as a semi-finalist.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • All standard orchestral instruments
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Jury chair(s) Houston Symphony artistic personnel
Additional jurors TBD
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline January 17, 2020
Application notes Application deadline each year is in early January
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
May 28, 2020, Houston, TX: A field of 10 semifinalists (all standard orchestral instruments and piano) will be selected to perform two concerti.
FINALS (live rounds)
May 30, 2020, Houston, TX: Four finalists will perform a full concerto live with the Houston Symphony to determine the winner of the $25,000 Grace Woodson Memorial First Prize.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Rachel Lee Hall, harp
2018 Ji Su Jung, marimba
2017 Joseph Morris, clarinet
2016 Luke Hsu, violin
2015 Ester Liao, piano
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Honens International Piano Competition
Honens International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Canada's Honens International Piano Competition takes place every three years and awards $100,000 (CAD) and an Artist Development Program valued at a half-million dollars. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigors and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure.
MAIN OFFICE
1170-105 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2G 1A1
CANADA
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Pianists of all nationalities, age 20 to 30 on 14 October 2021, with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed artists, may apply.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize More than $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 31, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
October 14-22, 2021, Calgary, Canada
FINALS (live rounds)
October 21-22, 2021, Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons, Calgary, Canada
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2018 Nicolas Namoradze
2015 Luca Buratto
2012 Pavel Kolesnikov
2009 Georgy Tchaidze
2006 Minsoo Sohn, piano
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The Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2022
The Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2022
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Applicants send video recordings; quarter-finalists send video recordings; 15 semifinalists perform recitals live in Hong Kong; six finalists perform live in chamber and concerto settings in Hong Kong.
MAIN OFFICE
Room 1909, 19th Floor, St. George's Building,
No.2 Ice House Street, Central
HONG KONG
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Pianists from all over the world who were born on or later than January 1, 1992
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize $5,000 to $10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) No single chairman. Chairmanship by College of Jurors
Additional jurors TBD
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline January 31, 2022
Application notes Applications to reach the office of the competition any time October 1, 2021-January 31, 2022. Should the applicant have problems meeting this deadline, he/she should contact our office to agree on an acceptable alternative date.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
October 10-17, 2022 - Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Semifinals - Full piano recitals by each one of the 15 Semifinalists - two recitals per day, at 17:00 and at 20:00 respectively, except on October 17 when the last recital will take place at 17:00, after which there will be Jury Deliberation and announcement of six Finalists.
FINALS (live rounds)
Wednesday and Thursday, October 19-20, 2022, 19:00 each day: Finals, Part One - Chamber Music, three finalists each day, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, 19:00 each day: Finals - Part Two - Concertos, three finalists each day, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Honggi Kim
2016 Luka Okros
2011 Giuseppe Andaloro
2008 Jinsang Lee
2005 Ilya Rashkovskiy
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International Art Song Competition Stuttgart
International Art Song Competition Stuttgart
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The International Art Song Competition Stuttgart is intended for Lied duos. The Competition, which will be live-streamed in its entirety, offers young singers and pianists an international platform where they can immerse themselves in art song and present it to a large audience.
MAIN OFFICE
Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie
für Gesang, Dichtung, Liedkunst e.V. Stuttgart
Jägerstraße 40
70174 Stuttgart
GERMANY
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The International Art Song Competition Stuttgart 2020 is open to singers and pianists of all nations born after December 31, 1986.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Brigitte Fassbaender (voice), Germany
Additional jurors John Mark Ainsley (voice), Great Britain
Olaf Bär (voice), Germany
Soile Isokoski (voice), Finland
Graham Johnson (piano), Great Britain
Wolfram Rieger (piano), Germany
Birgid Steinberger (voice), Austria
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline June 15, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
2nd round: Thursday, October 1, 2020, Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
FINALS (live rounds)
Saturday, October 3, 2020, Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

        


International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn focuses on works by Beethoven from every phase of his creative life. The picture of the master’s music is rounded off with compositions by his predecessors, contemporaries and successors.
MAIN OFFICE
ITBCB c/o Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbH
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3
D-53113 Bonn
GERMANY
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn is open to pianists from all nations, as well as stateless persons (16 to 32 years old). Pupils of a jury member at the time of application, or those who have been pupils of a jury member for at least one year during the three years preceding the competition, are not eligible to enter. Also ineligible are prizewinners (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes) of the past Telekom Beethoven Competitions. A selection commission will choose max 28 participants from all the completed registration forms received; the selected entrants will be invited to the first round in Bonn.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize €5,000 to €10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Prof. Pavel Gililov
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 14, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Telekom Zentrale, Friedrich Ebert Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany
FINALS (live rounds)
Dec 10, 2021: Telekom Zentrale, Friedrich Ebert Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dec 11, 2021: Telekom Forum, Landgrabenweg 151, 53227 Bonn, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Cunmo Yin
2017 Alberto Ferro
2015 Filippo Gorini
2011 Jingge Yan
2005 Henri Sigfridsson
SOCIAL LINKS

        


International Music Cologne 2020

International Conducting Competition Rotterdam
International Conducting Competition Rotterdam
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
In the summer of 2021, the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam will see the light of day. It offers a completely new format with multiple rounds during which young conductors get a chance to work with numerous orchestras, such as Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
MAIN OFFICE
Ganzenmarkt 14
3552 ES Utrecht
NETHERLANDS
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The competition will be open to professional conductors of all nationalities who are at least 23 years and maximum 35 years of age at the start of the Competition (May 21, 2021).
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize More than €50,000
Smallest prize €5,000 to €10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Additional jurors Michel van der Aa
Roberta Alexander
Anja Bihlmaier
Deborah Borda
Martyn Brabbins
Jonathan Darlington
Sian Edwards
Iván Fischer
Jane Glover
Ara Guzelimian
Antony Hermus
Ton Koopman
Sophie de Lint
James MacMillan
Wayne Marshall
Kenneth Montgomery
Alexei Ogrintchouk
Franck Ollu
Lahav Shani
Ed Spanjaard
Maxim Vengerov
Benjamin Wallfisch
Elmar Weingarten
Xian Zhang
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline January 7, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
There is no elimination in this competition; all 5 conductors who will be selected at the selection rounds will perform in the entire competition. A prize will be awarded to the best specialist per round. In addition, one conductor will receive the Grand Prix for the best all-rounder.
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals to be held at De Doelen Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- May 21-23, 2021, Round 1: Contemporary
- May 25-27, 2021, Round 2: Historically informed practice
- May 28-29, 2021, Round 3: Concerto
- May 24, 29-30, 2021, Round 4: Proms (outdoors)
- June 1-2, 2021, Round 5: Opera
- June 3-4, 2021, Round 6: Large Symphonic
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
First edition in 2020
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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 professional career in violin, the Indianapolis will celebrate its 11th quadrennial competition in September 2022, searching the globe for the finest young talents and propelling them onto the concert scene.
MAIN OFFICE
32 East Washington Street, Suite 1320
Indianapolis, IN 46204
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
We invite applications from violinists of all nationalities who will be at least 16 years of age and younger than 30 years of age at the time of the Competition, and who are prepared for a concert career.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Quadrennial
First prize More than $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Jaime Laredo, jury president
Additional jurors Jury to be announced at a later date
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline February 28, 2022
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
September 2022 (specific dates TBD), Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
* All dates and venues subject to change.
FINALS (live rounds)
-Classical Finals (with East Coast Chamber Orchestra): September 2022 (exact dates TBD), Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing Arts at Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue Indianapolis, IN
-Finals (with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra): September 2022 (Exact dates TBD), Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
* All dates, venues and ensembles subject to change.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2018 Richard Lin
2014 Jinjoo Cho
2010 Clara Jumi-Kang
2006 Augustin Hadelich
2002 Barnabas Kelemen
SOCIAL LINKS

      


International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Sole classical vocal competition in the Netherlands that involves opera and oratorio, as well as art song for singer/ pianist duos. Much attention paid to 20th-century and contemporary music. Finals with symphony orchestra, master classes, media training, feedback from jury members, career development, travel refund possible, accommodation at host families.
MAIN OFFICE
Prins Bernhardstraat 8
5211 HE 's-Hertogenbosch
NETHERLANDS
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The IVC is open to candidates of all nationalities. Participants wishing to take part must have completed conservatory training or have reached an equivalent level of training. Age limit: born on December 7, 1987 or later. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Pål Christian Moe
Additional jurors Deborah Polaski, soprano
Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano
Yue Liu, bass
Hein Mulders, Intendant Oper, Philharmonie, Essener Philharmoniker
Rosemary Joshua & Damia Carbonell, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Vincent Boussard, stage director
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline August 20, 2020
FINALS (live rounds)
November 28-December 6, 2020, voice (opera | oratorio division), 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano
2018 Josh Lovell, tenor
2017 Yajie Zhang, mezzo-soprano
2016 Adèle Charvet, mezzo-soprano
2014 Andrew Haji, tenor
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Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition
Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Jensen Foundation auditions 100 of America's most promising young opera singers and chooses 12 to perform in its Finals Competition. Singers compete for more than $40,000 in awards, including $15,000 for First Place.
MAIN OFFICE
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to compete, you must:
  • NOT be a previous first-, second-, or third-place award winner of the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition;
  • Be a permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • Be between the ages of 25 and 35;
  • Submit a resume that demonstrates your active pursuit of a career in opera;
  • Not be a past or current recipient of a contract for a principal role with an OPERA America Budget Level I company or its international equivalent;
  • Submit a completed application online by Sunday, March 15, 2020.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline March 15, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Auditions take place May 11-14, 2020, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals take place May 16, 2020, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Olivia Vote (mezzo-soprano)
2018 Felicia Moore (soprano)
2017 Andrey Nemzer (countertenor)
2016 Adam Lau (bass)
2010 Andrew Garland (baritone)
2009 Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
SOCIAL LINKS

  


Jinji Lake International Piano Competition 2020

Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover
Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
35 participants to be chosen by section leaders of NDR Radiophilharmonie for a chance to showcase diversity in a total of five rounds. International partners for chamber music and orchestra rounds, esteemed jury of musicians from different disciplines. Over 20 of Europe's foremost musical event representatives will be awarding debuts.
MAIN OFFICE
Stiftung Niedersachsen
Sophienstr. 2
30159 Hannover
GERMANY
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Age 16 to 32
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Additional jurors Ana Chumachenco
Suyoen Kim
David Takeno
Donald Weilerstein
Carolin Widmann
Eleonore Büning
Robert Levin
Andrew Manze (from the semi-final round on)
Christine Schäfer
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 25, 2021
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Leading a chamber orchestra on October 4-5 and Recital with one movement from a string quartet on October 6-7, 2021
FINALS (live rounds)
With NDR Radiophilharmonie on October 9, 2021
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2018 Timothy Chooi
2015 Sergey Dogadin
2012 Alexandra Conunova
2003 Nemanja Radulovic
1991 Antje Weithaas
SOCIAL LINKS

      


Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (Ages 13-17)

Kocian Violin Competition

Leeds International Piano Competition
Leeds International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
"The Leeds" has launched some of the greatest pianists in living memory and offers a warm Yorkshire welcome to all its pianists! Rounds take place in Berlin, Singapore, New York, and Leeds, hosted by an international performer-led jury. World-leading career support includes artist representation and a release with Warner Classics.
MAIN OFFICE
Leeds International Piano Competition
University of Leeds
169b Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9JT
UNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
20-29 years old
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Imogen Cooper
Additional jurors Adam Gatehouse, artistic director; see website for full jury details
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 31, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Great Hall, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
FINALS (live rounds)
September 17-18, 2021, Town Hall, Leeds, United Kingdom
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2018 Eric Lu
1990 Artur Pizarro
1975 Dmitri Alexeev
1972 Murray Perahia
1969 Radu Lupu
SOCIAL LINKS

        


Lotte Lenya Competition
Lotte Lenya Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lotte Lenya's birth, the Competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in wide-ranging theatrical repertoire, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill.
MAIN OFFICE
7 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Open to singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline January 21, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 11-12, 2020, New York, NY.
FINALS (live rounds)
May 2, 2020, Rochester, NY
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS

      


The Gerda Lissner Foundation in Association with the Liederkranz Foundation
The Gerda Lissner Foundation in Association with the Liederkranz Foundation
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Gerda Lissner Foundation in association with the Liederkranz Foundation holds an Annual International Vocal Competition in New York City that is open to men and women 21 to 35 years old, regardless of nationality. A special Wagnerian Division exists within the Competition, with an age range of 30-45 years old. Winners receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 based upon placement. Winners concert: Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, May 17, 2020, 3:00 pm. Repertoire once submitted cannot be changed.
MAIN OFFICE
15 East 65th Street
New York NY 10065
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
-General Division: Applicants must be between 20 and 30 years of age to be eligible for the competition. No language requirement
-Wagnerian Division: Applicants must be between 30 and 45 years of age to be eligible for the competition. Language must be in German.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Jury chair(s) Stephen De Maio, president
Additional jurors TBD
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline February 26, 2020
Application notes Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:00 pm EST by email and must be typed. Submission of the application does not guarantee an audition or grant. All application PDFs must be submitted with typed responses. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York NY
General Preliminaries: March 30-31, April 1-2
Wagnerian Preliminaries: April 3
FINALS (live rounds)
Saturday, April 4, both divisions, Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed


Liszt Competition Utrecht
Liszt Competition Utrecht
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Liszt Competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. The starting point is the triennial International Liszt Piano Competition, held at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. What sets the Liszt Competition apart from other competitions is the extensive Career Development Program that it offers to prize winners.
MAIN OFFICE
Ganzenmarkt 14
3512 GD Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Age 20 to 29
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize €5,000 to €10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Additional jurors Idil Biret
Andrea Bonatta
Frederic Chiu
Janina Fialkowska
Nino Gvetadze
Leslie Howard
Cyprien Katsaris
Igor Roma
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline January 5, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 17-18, 2020, Recital 1, Hertz hall TivoliVredenburg
March 19-20, 2020, Recital 2, chamber music, Hertz hall TivoliVredenburg
March 21-22, 2020, Recital 3, Hertz hall TivoliVredenburg
FINALS (live rounds)
March 25, 2020 Solo final, main hall, TivoliVredenburg
March 28, 2020 Finals with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & award ceremony, main hall, TivoliVredenburg
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Alexander Ullman
2014 Mariam Batsashvili
2005 Yingdi Sun
1996 Igor Roma
1989 Enrico Pace
SOCIAL LINKS

      


Lyon international chamber music competition
Lyon international chamber music competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Member of the WFIMC. More than 1100 chamber artists have taken part in the CIMCL since 2004. Broadcast on France musique radio and streaming on NoMadMusic. A large audience follows the Competition in the most beautiful halls of Lyon city (Opéra, Auditorium, Université Hall, Conservatories).
MAIN OFFICE
11 place Tobie Robatel
69001 Lyon
FRANCE
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
All nationalities, artists born under 30 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
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Additional jurors Nora Chastain, violin, Zürich, American
Itamar Golan, piano, Paris, Israeli
Liana Gourdjia, violin, San Sebastian, Russian
Diana Ketler, piano, London, Latvian
Régis Pasquier, violin, Paris, French
Georges Pludermacher, piano, Paris, French
Ulf Wallin, violin, Berlin, Swedish
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline January 15, 2020
Application notes Approximately January of each year.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
April 30, 2020, violin and piano duo, CNSMD (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon), Lyon, France
FINALS (live rounds)
May 2, 2020, violin and piano duo, Town Hall, Lyon, France
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Duo Moine ou Voyou, Wien
2018 Trio Messiaen, Paris
2017 Ensemble Ouranos, Woodwind quintet, Paris
2016 Marius Urba, cello and Vita Kahn, piano, Leipzig
2015 Castalian Quartet, London
2014 Diana Tishchenko, violin and Joachim Carr, Berlin, piano duo
2013 Cyril Dubois, tenor and Tristan Raës, piano, Paris
2012 Eburon Brass Quintett, Bruxels
2011 Van Baerle Trio, Amsterdam
2009 Hermès Quartet, Lyon
2008 Quintette K, woodwind quintet, Lyon
2007 Eugen Tischindeleanu, violin and Nozomi Matsumoto, piano, Paris
2006 Yumiko Tanimura, soprano and Jonas Vitaud, piano, Paris
2005 Or Notes Brass Quintet, Paris
2004 Trio di Parma, Italia
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The Mahler Competition
The Mahler Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Competition is one of the most important events of its kind anywhere in the world. It has attracted entries from more than 1,600 young conductors of all nationalities. Only 65 candidates have been invited to Bamberg and of those barely 12 have made it to the finals.
MAIN OFFICE
Bamberger Symphoniker - Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie
Mussstrasse 1
D-96047 Bamberg
GERMANY
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Young conductors not older than 35 years on January 1, 2020
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize €5,000 to €10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) TBD
Additional jurors Marina Mahler
Jakub Hruša
Bertrand de Billy
Juanjo Mena
Barbara Hannigan
Helmut Lachenmann
Deborah Borda
Martin Campbell-White
John Carewe
Ara Guzelimian
Marcus Rudolf Axt
Martin Timphus
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline November 30, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
July 2-3, 2020, conducting, Konzerthalle, Bamberg, Germany
FINALS (live rounds)
July 4, 2020, conducting, Konzerthalle, Bamberg, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 Ka Chun Wong
2013 Lahav Shani
2010 Ainars Rubikis
2004 Gustavo Dudamel
SOCIAL LINKS

      


Malko Competition for Young Conductors
Malko Competition for Young Conductors
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Malko Competition is the Danish National Symphony Orchestra's international competition for conductors. It has been held every three years since 1965. The goal is to identify and bring out those great young musical talents who will one day grace the podiums of leading orchestras all over the world.
MAIN OFFICE
DR-Byen
Emil Holms Kanal 20
DK -0999 Copenhagen
DENMARK
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Open for young conductors of all nationalities between 18 and 35 years of age as of July 6, 2021.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Conducting
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Fabio Luisi, chairman, principal conductor of The Danish National Symphny Orchestra
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline November 18, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
June 10, 2021
FINALS (live rounds)
June 12, 2021
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
Ryan Bancroft
Tung-Chieh Chuang
Rafael Payare
Joshua Weilerstein
SOCIAL LINKS

    




 

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