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WFIMC – FMCIM YEARBOOK

World Federation of International Music Competitions

2020

Yearbook 2020


THE 5TH

SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions

VIOLIN . CELLO . CHAMBER MUSIC

15-29

HARBIN · CHINA JULY Founder

Alice Schoenfeld Artistic Director

Suli Xue Total Award Prize

USD 160,000 Chair

Jean-Jacques Kantorow Arto Noras

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

schoenfeldcompetition.com

2020


3 TABLE OF CONTENTS

4

Greetings

7

About Us

10

Member Competition Maps

14

Associate Organisations

17

2020 General Assembly in Hamamatsu, Japan

24 29 30

CompetitionInsights : Premio Paolo Borciani Intl. String Quartet Competition Queen Elisabeth Competition The Alink-Argerich Foundation

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Member Competitions

77

Calendar (competitions by date)

84

Calendar (competitions by discipline)

92

Credits


4 GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

The music world, like our contemporary society, is caught between powerful crosscurrents. Uncertainties, approximations, fake news and easy success have become commonplace. Within this environment, an institution such as the WFIMC, which warrants the values, genuineness and quality of its member competitions, is indispensable and useful not only for young talents, but for music itself. Classical music needs its young virtuosos; they are necessary for the renewal of both its repertoire and its audience. Moreover, competitions are hugely beneficial to young musicians, allowing them to be revealed, then enabling them to launch the career they have always dreamed of. Music competitions do

so in accordance with the values of equity, respect and honesty, which have always been at the heart of the WFIMC’s mission. They take care of their young laureates, by respecting their identity and their originality, whilst concerning themselves with their future, within an increasingly competitive world. The WFIMC is proud to have represented our five continents’ leading international music competitions for over 60 years, providing them with help, support and legitimacy.

Didier SCHNORHK President


5 GREETINGS FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL

Dear Friends and Colleagues, it is a pleasure to present the 2020 yearbook of the WFIMC to you. In the constantly changing music world, this book will be a useful tool for managers and musicians alike, providing important updates along with the yearly competition guide. Since its establishment in 1957, the World Federation and its member competitions have set the standard for artistic excellence, flawless organization, fairness and integrity. At WFIMC, we build relationships, and we learn from each other. New members benefit from older and experienced ones, while big and famous competitions learn from new ones being innovative and trying extraordinary things.

The world is getting smaller: with our new members especially in Asia, with the countless international tours, presentations and conferences, and with exchanges all over the world, we are growing closer together. I am especially excited to see the WFIMC General Assembly return to Asia after six years: the 2020 annual conference will be hosted by the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. I hope our yearbook will help guide you through the countless competitions across all disciplines of classical music and jazzsoloists, chamber musicians, conductors and composers. Much to look forward to in 2020! Sincerely yours

Florian RIEM Interim Secretary General


6 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Christian Steiner / DG

"My visit to Munich in September of 1968, my first to any European city, was full of the joy and the newness of life. The international competition was a great challenge as well as a tremendous learning experience. I made wonderful friends with whom I remain in contact to this day. Just last month I had the pleasure of seeing my pal who plays now in the Berlin Philharmonic, who was a part of the woodwind competition that year. Competitions are not the best platform for all musicians, but I was lucky in that the excitement of the experience outweighed any hint of nervousness or worry. I was simply happy to be there! That I was granted the first prize… the evening of my birthday… was a blessing, indeed." Jessye Norman © ARD-Musikwettbewerb

JESSYE NORMAN (1945-2019) 1st Prize, ARD International Music Competition, Munich (1968)


7 ABOUT US MISSION The World Federation of International Music Competitions contributes to the vibrancy of the music world by representing leading international music competitions and supporting them with valuable services and guidelines.

ORGANISATION Founded in 1957, the World Federation of International Music Competitions is a global network of internationally recognized organisations dedicated to identifying the most promising young talents in music. While providing a forum for dialogue and exchanges between its members, WFIMC gives guidelines, aiming for artistic excellence, integrity and fairness, and thus sets a globally recognized standard. The Federation is currently comprised of 115 international music competitions and other institutions serving young musicians on their path to an international career. The Federation is a member of the International Music Council of UNESCO in Paris. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Federation is supported by the Department of Social Cohesion of the Canton of Geneva.

BOARD President Didier Schnorhk, Geneva Vice-President Peter Paul Kainrath, Bolzano Treasurer Jacques Marquis, Fort Worth Board Members Rob Hilberink, Utrecht Elisabeth Kozik, Munich Noriko Ogawa, Hamamatsu Marja-Leena Petas-Arjava, Helsinki

SECRETARIAT Interim Secretary General Executive Assistant

Florian Riem, Tongyeong Sarah Bétrisey, Geneva

FOUNDERS Founding President Founding Secretary General

HONORARY MEMBERS

Henri Gagnebin Frédérick Liebstöckl

Lottie Chalut Marianne Granvig Philippe Languin Richard Rodzinski Renate Ronnefeld Fanny Waterman


THE WORLD IS LISTENING

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10 CITIES OF THE WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS


11 CITIES OF THE WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS


12 CITIES OF THE WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS


13 CITIES OF THE WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS


14 ASSOCIATE ORGANISATIONS Alink-Argerich Foundation www.alink-argerich.org

Jeunesses Musicales International www.jmi.net

Association Européenne des Conservatoires www.aec-music.eu

Verbier Festival Academy www.verbierfestival.com

European Broadcasting Union www.ebu.ch

Young Classical Artists Trust www.ycat.co.uk

European Union of Music Competitions for Youth www.emcy.org

Young Concert Artists www.yca.org

PARTNER FESTIVALS Fédération française des festivals internationaux de musique www.francefestivals.com

International Artist Managers’ Association www.iamaworld.com

Bachfest Leipzig www.bach-leipzig.de

Les Estivales de Musique en Médoc www.estivales-musique-medoc.com

Hitzacker Summer Music Festival www.musiktage-hitzacker.de International Society for the Performing Arts www.ispa.org

Prague Spring Festival www.festival.cz


15 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Hasenfratz

FRIEDRICH GULDA (1930-2000) 1st Prize, Geneva International Music Competition (1946)


17 2020 CONFERENCE

64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN HAMAMATSU, JAPAN

One of the most important roads of Edo period Japan (1603-1868) was the Tokaido or “Eastern Sea Route�, a route of 514km, linking Kyoto and Edo, the modern-day Tokyo. Half way between, the castle town Hamamatsu was one of the post stations along the road. Back in the early days, travelling the Tokaido could take several weeks; today the Nozomi Superexpress covers the same distance in little over two hours.

Hamamatsu, having been one of the most important crossroads along the Tokaido, is no longer a transportation hub; instead it has become one of the most creative and innovative cities in Japan. Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha Motor Companies were founded here; and being the hometown of major instrument manufacturers Yamaha, Kawai, electric piano Roland and electric guitars Tokai, it is no wonder that Hamamatsu was designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2014.


18 2020 CONFERENCE Hamamatsu may be the city of “monozukuri”, or creative manufacturing, and with its 800.000 inhabitants is not a small town by any means, but at the same time it is surrounded by lots of natural beauty. Mountains and large rivers to the north, Lake Hamana to the west, and the Nakatajima sand dunes along the Pacific Ocean coast in the south make it a very special place. During the second world war, Hamamatsu, as an industrial center, was heavily bombed, and few prewar buildings remain today. The beautiful Hamamatsu Castle, home of powerful Shogun Tokugawa, was built in 1532 and saw numerous battles throughout the centuries. While the castle today is a modern reconstruction, housing artifacts from

its rich history, the building and the surrounding park is still well worth a visit. The Shinkansen high speed train line crosses right through the city, and Hamamatsu Station is right in the center of the city. From your hotel room or from the sky lounge on the 45-Floor Act City Tower, you can see the trains disappear on the horizon; on a clear day you may have a spectacular view all the way to Mt. Fuji and the southern Japan Alps. The building itself resembles a harmonica, acknowledging the musical instrument manufacturers around town. And, you guessed it: as a matter of course, Act City is also the base for the WFIMC 2020 General Assembly.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Subject to Change – Exact timings and places to be announced

Wednesday, May 20 Welcome Reception Thursday, May 21 — Conference Day 1 General Meeting I Latest technology at Yamaha Piano Session I: Gender Equality and Privilege in the world of classical music Session II: From PTNA to the world: inside the world´s largest national piano competition Performance: Kabuki Theatre (Shochiku Co.) Friday, May 22 — Conference Day 2 General Meeting II Visit to the KAWAI Ryuyo Piano Factory Session III: What it means to be Asian Session IV: WFIMC: The Federation, a platform for composers and future music WFIMC Dialogue Visit to Museum of Musical Instruments; Japan Traditional Music Showcase Saturday, May 23 — Excursion program Hamamatsu Castle and Japanese Tea Ceremony Visit to Hoko-ji Temple; ZEN experience Visit and VIP Reception at Roland Corp. R&D Saturday May 23 / Sunday, May 24 — Optional tour to Kyoto Travel by Shinkansen from Hamamatsu to Kyoto (departure after Hamamatsu excursion) Traditional dinner and night tour of Gion/Pontocho Geisha district Overnight at a downtown hotel in Kyoto Visit to Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion, Arashiyama etc.


19 2020 CONFERENCE

HOST OF THE 64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAMAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, held every three years, marked its 10th edition in 2018. The Competition has been a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions since 1998, and has solidified its position as an international piano competition since then. One of the distinctive characteristics of the Competition is that a lower age limit for application was eliminated at the 4th edition, which has largely contributed to unearthing many of young talented pianists who are currently active in the world music scenes. The Competition also enjoys high reputation from jury members and competitors for its exceptional management and operation.

ACT City Hamamatsu, the venue for the conference

ACT City Concert Hall


20 2020 CONFERENCE

HAMAMATSU MUST-TRY FOODS 1

Unagi (grilled eel) Lake Hamana is said to be the birthplace of eel (unagi) farming. The brand name of Hamamatsu unagi has a long history of over 100 years.

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Hamamatsu Gyoza (fried dumplings) The uniqueness of Hamamatsu gyoza is that they are fried in a flat pan in a circular pattern and are finished off by topping them with a fresh pile of boiled bean sprouts.

3 Fugu When thinking of fugu (blowfish), most people abroad would think of it as a lethally dangerous and expensive delicacy. In Hamamatsu, it’s just a local dish, fresh, delicious and affordable! 4 Oden Hamamatsu is well known for its unique oden, which consists of skewers of various ingredients, left to marinate in dashi broth, i.e. like konnyaku (Konjac), daikon (Japanese radish), jaga imo (potato), and hard-boiled egg. 5

Green Tea Shizuoka prefecture is famous for its high-quality green tea which has won many prizes at national and international competitions.


22 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Bruno Bonansea

GIULIANO SOMMERHALDER (b. 1985) 2nd Prize and Audience Prize, ARD Competition, Munich (2003) 1st Prize, Prague Spring Competition (2003) 2nd Prize (ex aequo), Concours Maurice André (2003)


23 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Fabien Monthubert

EMMANUEL PAHUD (b. 1970) 1st Prize, Kobe International Flute Competition (1989) 1st Prize, Geneva International Music Competition (1992)


24 COMPETITIONINSIGHTS

PAOLO CANTÙ & FRANCESCO FILIDEI Premio Paolo Borciani Intl. String Quartet Competition

Teatro Municipale Valli in Reggio Emilia, Italy Photo: Alfredo Anceschi © Fondazione I Teatri

You are one of very few string quartet competitions in the world. What are some of the characteristics of a quartet competition, and what makes your competition special? The Borciani Competition was founded and has been made possible thanks to the exceptional and unique birth and presence of the Quartetto Italiano in a city rich in history such as Reggio Emilia and in that uniqueness has found its original features: a very high level competition that honors the greatness of “that Quartetto” and at the same time represents a springboard for new talents who decide to dedicate their lives to the string quartet ensemble. Which countries are most strongly represented among your competitors? Above all, Europe – Germany, France, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland – but there is no shortage of Asian countries (South Korea, Japan), and presences from the USA. What is the ratio of men and women among the string quartets in your competitions? How has it changed over the past twenty years? Although the quartet is a particular ensemble, built on the extraordinary alchemy that is generated among its components – somewhat independent of gender – in the last years we noticed, with extreme pleasure, an increase in the female presence, as well as young entirely female formations. For instance: both in 2017 and 2014 only 1 of the Quartets admitted to the Competition didn’t include any female component; in 2011 there were 3 all-male Quartets, but on the other hand there were 2 all-women quartets.

Your competition has recently seen a number of changes and innovations– tell us about it! We have renewed the Competition – paying great attention not to betray its original spirit and the extraordinary quality that imposed it as a world excellence – imagining to combine the competitive aspect with the training aspect, as well as the festival dimension. The 2020 edition was preceded by the Casa del Quartetto project, a training residence for young quartets: two weeks in which youngs study with trainer-quartets and meet the city through concerts in cloisters and squares, also performing new commissions to young composers. Important news are certainly the pre-selection of only 10 young string quartets, which – contrary to the direct elimination system of the past – over the course of an entire week, through four different rounds (including a carte blanche) will play the access to the final; and sure the return to commission a contemporary piece, this year to Toshio Hosokawa. Then, there is the opening of new collaborations to expand opportunities, from prizes to artistic residences, international tour, collateral events. In short, a week of great competition, but also of celebrations and feast for the many passionate audience and for the whole city. Reggio Emilia will host the General Assembly in 2021: tell us a bit about your plans! We will host the General Assembly in the context of Casa del Quartetto and it will be a nice opportunity to know and meet our wonderful theaters and beauties of Reggio Emilia, its cloisters and Emilian cuisine… but the schedules are obviously secret and we can’t spoil surprise. We are waiting for you and you will certainly not regret it! PAOLO CANTÙ Director — Fondazione I Teatri FRANCESCO FILIDEI Music Advisor — Premio Paolo Borciani


26 WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS ALESSANDRIA Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar and Composition Competition ANDORRA Andorra International Saxophone Competition AUCKLAND Michael Hill International Violin Competition AUGSBURG International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart BAMBERG The Mahler Competition BANFF Banff International String Quartet Competition BARCELONA Maria Canals International Music Competition Barcelona BELGRADE International Jeunesses Musicales Competition BERGEN International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition BERLIN International Max Rostal Competition for Violin and Viola BESANÇON Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre BOLZANO * Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition BONN International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn BRATISLAVA International Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Competition BRUSSELS * Queen Elisabeth Competition BUCHAREST George Enescu International Competition BUDAPEST * Budapest International Music Competitions BUDAPEST  International Éva Marton Singing Competition BYDGOSZCZ Paderewski International Piano Competition CALGARY Honens Piano Competition CHARTRES International Organ Competition “ Grand Prix de Chartres” CLEVELAND Cleveland International Piano Competition COLOGNE International Music Competition Cologne DORTMUND International Schubert Competition Dortmund DUBLIN Dublin International Piano Competition DÜSSELDORF Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments EINDHOVEN TROMP International Percussion Competition Eindhoven ÉPINAL Épinal International Piano Competition FORT WORTH Van Cliburn International Piano Competition GENEVA * Concours de Genève GENOA * International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” GLASGOW Scottish International Piano Competition GRAZ International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” HAMAMATSU Hamamatsu International Piano Competition HAMAMATSU Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka HANNOVER Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition HARBIN Schoenfeld International String Competition HELSINKI International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition HELSINKI International Maj Lind Piano Competition HELSINKI Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch HONG KONG Hong Kong International Piano Competition INDIANAPOLIS International Violin Competition of Indianapolis ISTANBUL International Piano Competition Istanbul Orchestra’ Sion JAÉN International Piano Competition “Prize Jaén” JEJU Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition KATOWICE Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors KATRINEHOLM Swedish International Duo Competition KENNETT SQUARE Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition KIEV International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz KOBE Kobe International Flute Competition LEEDS Leeds International Piano Competition LEIPZIG International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition LICHTENBERG/HOF International Violin Competition Henri Marteau LOS ANGELES Primrose International Viola Competition LUXEMBOURG International Percussion Competition Luxembourg LYON Lyon International Chamber Music Competition MANCHESTER RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition


27 WFIMC MEMBER COMPETITIONS MARKNEUKIRCHEN Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition MELBOURNE Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition MONTREAL Canadian International Organ Competition MONTREAL Concours musical international de Montréal MONZA Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition MOSCOW International Tchaikovsky Competition MUNICH * ARD International Music Competition NORRKÖPING Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition ODENSE Carl Nielsen International Competitions ORLÉANS Concours international de piano d’Orléans OSAKA Osaka International Chamber Music Competition PARIS * Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin PARMA Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition PINEROLO/TORINO International Chamber Music Competition “Pinerolo e Torino – Città metropolitana” PORCIA International Competition “ Città di Porcia ” POZNAŃ * International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition PRAGUE * Prague Spring International Music Competition PRETORIA Unisa International Music Competition REGGIO EMILIA “Premio Paolo Borciani” International String Quartet Competition ROME “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition ST.-MAURICE International Organ Competition of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune ST.-PETERSBURG Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Opera Singers SALZBURG International Mozart Competition Salzburg SAN ANTONIO The Gurwitz SANTANDER Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition SENDAI Sendai International Music Competition SEOUL Seoul International Music Competition SHANGHAI Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition SHENZHEN China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition SINGAPORE Singapore International Violin Competition SION Tibor Varga International Violin Competition SYDNEY Sydney International Piano Competition TAKAMATSU Takamatsu International Piano Competition TBILISI Tbilisi International Piano Competition TEL AVIV Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition TOKYO International Oboe Competition of Japan TOKYO International Organ Competition Musashino – Tokyo TOKYO Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting TONGYEONG ISANGYUN Competition TOULOUSE Concours International de Chant de Toulouse TROMSØ Top of the World International Piano Competition TRONDHEIM Princess Astrid International Music Competition TRONDHEIM Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition UTRECHT International Franz Liszt Piano Competition VALÈNCIA International Piano Competition “Iturbi Prize” VERCELLI * Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition VIENNA International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna VIENNA International Fritz Kreisler Competition for Violin VILNIUS International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition VIÑA DEL MAR International Musical Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” WARSAW * International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition WARSAW International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition WEIMAR Weimar International Music Competitions YEREVAN Aram Khachaturian International Competition ZHUHAI International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians ZÜRICH Géza Anda International Piano Competition ZWICKAU International Robert Schumann Competition * FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE WFIMC


FERRUCCIO BUSONI 63rd International Piano Competition Bolzano – Bozen, Italy · 2020 – 2021

“Music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny.” FERRUCCIO BUSONI

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 1 April 2020 (Birthday of Ferruccio Busoni) PRELIMINARY SELECTIONS August 2020 FINALS August 2021 > 50 prize-winner concerts > Innovative promotional strategy

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29 COMPETITIONINSIGHTS

NICOLAS DERNONCOURT

Secretary General of the Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition is highly respected not only in Europe, but especially in Asia, where people closely watch results and awards. What makes your competition special? The Queen Elisabeth Competition has the reputation of being one of the longest, and one of the most demanding competitions. It is more than one month long and requires a huge repertoire. For the instrumental sessions, two new pieces must be performed, among which an unpublished concerto that must be learned in a week, without any help from the outside. The Competition has also always given special attention to the impartiality of the judgement, with a large jury of eminent members who do not discuss about the candidates’ performances. From its creation, it has been supported by the Royal Family, the media, and a whole country. The presence of Belgian radio and television, broadcasting on the Internet, and the interest taken by the press create considerable public interest in the candidates’ performances and make it possible for them to make connections and develop contacts worldwide. Which countries are most strongly represented among the competitors? This has evolved throughout the years, but in the last years, Asian countries were generally the most strongly represented ones. The first two editions of your competition were held in the name of Eugène Ysaÿe; is there still a special focus on his legacy today? Founded in 1951, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is indeed the heir to a project initiated in 1937 by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. The Competition today still follows the principles set then: – The will to promote very talented musicians, no matter where they come from, what their background is. – Help young musicians to deal with this very delicate moment that represents the start of an international career. – To gather a jury of professional performers of international renown, voting independently. – The will to promote new music. – Show the real musicianship and personality through a large repertoire. – Ask the finalists to perform a new piece with or chestra to be learned without the help of a teacher. Ysaÿe’s works are also still part of the repertoire of the violin and cello competitions.

How do you select the composer/composition for compulsory pieces of repertoire? The Competition has always seen the emergence of new work as being of great importance and one of its distinctive features is the preparation by the 12 finalists for one whole week, without any external assistance, of a specially composed work to be performed with an orchestra. Over the history of the Competition, these works have sometimes emerged from a composition competition and have sometimes been specially commissioned. Since 2015, both new pieces (for the semi-final and the final) are commissioned by the Executive Committee of the Competition. From the beginning, the Queen Elisabeth competition has attracted unusual public interest. Why did this happen? The Belgian radio, and later, the television, have always been faithful partners of the Competition. Today, they are still closely involved and enthusiast promoters of the Competition. For more than one week, the Competition is broadcast live in prime time, and followed by 10% of the country’s population. This creates a special bond between the audience and the musicians. On another hand, the candidates are hosted in families. This reinforces this special bond. What are your plans for the future? How is the competition going to/not going to change? The Organisation of the Competition is perpetually thinking about ways to be more effective in all its aspects: select the best candidates, give them the best performing opportunities, give them as much visibility as possible, and put them in contact with professionals on the international scene. But the changes are being brought very carefully, making sure not to lose sight of the fundamentals. One particular issue that certainly deserves all our attention is the constant evolution of the world of the media and of the new ways of communication.


30 COMPETITIONINSIGHTS

GUSTAV ALINK

The Alink-Argerich Foundation WFIMC and AAF– many piano competitions are members of both organisations. Can you introduce your foundation and tell us what sets you apart from WFIMC? The Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) was founded in 1999. It evolved from dedicated research on the many international piano competitions that exist all over the world. I started this research in 1981. At that time, there were only a few listings of music competitions, which were far from complete. This motivated me to publish a comprehensive directory of piano competitions. The research had yielded such a wealth of interesting facts that I also published a set of reference books, containing statistics and all the results of international piano competitions held between 1890 and 1990. AAF has always kept a specific focus on the international piano competitions. This marks a clear difference with the WFIMC, for which also other music competitions (for other instruments and singers) may apply. Another important aspect is the way in which AAF covers and approaches the competitions. While WFIMC aims at maintaining certain quality standards and gives priority to finding ways to promote their member competitions, AAF pays attention to all international piano competitions, not only those that are affiliated with AAF.

musicians, the jury members and participants. Thanks to the dense network of personal contacts AAF has in the Piano World, and the huge amount of historical data, AAF can always be called upon for advice, suggestions and recommendations. It is therefore typical that AAF often prefers to be present at the start of a competition, in order to observe many important details during the preliminary rounds and to meet as many contestants as possible.

Few people are as familiar with the world of piano competitions as you are. You personally know hundreds of young pianists. How do you keep track? AAF acts as an independent and objective service and information centre, not only for the competition organisers, but also and in particular to the

Since many pianists are taking part in many competitions, it is possible to meet and hear them more than once. One can thus automatically keep track of these pianists and their achievements. By staying in touch with many of them, AAF hears about their development and how they fare in the music world.

How many competitions do you visit each year? AAF manages to be present at 20~30 different international piano competitions each year. It is important to attend not only the major ones, but also to see how smaller competitions are functioning and how they can grow. Your catalogue lists dozens of piano competitions. What is your advice to young pianists on how to choose a competition? Competitions play an important role in the life of a musician. AAF cares a lot about the young musicians and sympathises with them very much. More than 80 times, AAF has offered financial support to arrange a special reception for all the participants at a competition. It is important to create friendships and maintain international connections that are not only useful, but also necessary in life.

It is always a pleasure to be at their side for many years and to assist them on their individual paths in finding true musical fulfilment (an aspect which Martha Argerich had specially added in AAF’s statutes).


32 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Studio Pedrotti

ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI (1920-1995) 1st Prize, Geneva International Music Competition (1939)


33 COMPETITION MEMBERS

ALESSANDRIA Italy

www.pittaluga.org concorso@pittaluga.org

MICHELE PITTALUGA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION Few competitions can claim to have done so much for their individual instrument as the Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition. Not only has the Pittaluga welcomed more than 1,000 guitarists from over 90 countries to Alessandria over the years, but through its composi­tion competition and commissions it has also added enormously to the repertoire of classical guitar. The competition is member of the WFIMC since 1981. Cash prize amount 25’000€

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ANDORRA

www.andorrasaxfest.com contact@andorrasaxfest.com

Andorra

Guitar Composition Guitar

Date of admission 1981

ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION Andorra Sax Fest is known as one of the most ambitious, high-quality and prestigious competitions in which saxophonists from all around the world participate. The competition consists of two rounds (with piano accompaniment) and a final round accompanied by a live orchestra. Alongside, participants can attend masterclasses and concerts given by some of the leading saxophonists in the world. In 2019, there were 60 participants from 18 countries.

2020

Saxophone

2021 Saxophone

Date of admission 2019

AUCKLAND New Zealand

www.violincompetition.co.nz office@violincompetition.co.nz

MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION The Michael Hill International Violin Competition aims to recognise and celebrate excellence, distinctiveness and musical artistry. We encourage talented young violinists from all over the world who are on the verge of launching themselves on the world stage and empower them with the necessary skills to broaden their career opportunities. We take pride in New Zealand Aotearoa’s cultural offerings and showcase our finest artistic talents. Hosting a major event and inviting the world’s celebrated violinists, we are raising the awareness of fine music and the standards of musical performance that richly impacts the next layer of talent in New Zealand.

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Violin

Date of admission 2004


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AUGSBURG Germany

www.leopold-mozart-competition.de info@leopold-mozart-competition.de

INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION LEOPOLD MOZART The 11th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart will be held 2022 in Augsburg. With the competition we honor Leopold Mozart, who was born in Augsburg and who was an excellent teacher to his famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus. The year his son was born, Leopold Mozart published his important Violin School in Augsburg. In the spirit of Leopold Mozart it is our vision to establish a close link to the next generation of violinists.

2022 Violin

Date of admission 1993

BAMBERG Germany

www.bamberger-symphoniker.de info@themahlercompetition.com

THE MAHLER COMPETITION The very first time it was held in 2004, it set new standards, and immediately established itself as one of the most important events of its kind anywhere in the world. In its past five editions, The Mahler Competition has attracted entries from almost 1,600 young conductors of all nationalities. The competition takes place in a city which offers an ideal mix of 1,000 years of history, world heritage, entertainment and natural environment. The jury comprises top-ranking conductors, composers, artists and managers. The toughest of challenges, but ideal conditions to compete under – The Mahler Competition has always set great store by that. Even if only one candidate can win, we trust that their time in Bamberg will further all their careers in music.

2020

Conducting

2023

Conducting

BANFF

www.banffcentre.ca/bisqc bisqc@banffcentre.ca

Canada

Date of admission 2018

BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION Since 1983 the Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) has celebrated the art of chamber music while providing unparalleled career support for emerging string quartets. Every three years, 10 of the world’s best emerging string quartets take centre stage for BISQC. Across 13 concerts, the quartets play for a distinguished jury, an eager audience, and for each other in a quest to win this prestigious international music competition.

2022

String Quartet

2025

String Quartet

Date of admission 1984


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BARCELONA Spain

www.mariacanals.cat info@mariacanals.cat

MARIA CANALS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION BARCELONA Maria Canals International Music Competition of Barcelona is the dean of music Competitions in Spain (1954) and is a member of WFIMC from 1958. The competition is held at the Palau de la Música Catalana every year and is divided into four rounds, including the Final with orchestra at the Palau de la Música Catalana (2000 seats). Every year the competition selects around 80 contestants from 17 to 28 years old. €80.000 worth in prizes and more than 30 paid recitals and concerts with orchestra around the world are offered.

2020

BELGRADE

www.muzicka-omladina.org competition@muzicka-omladina.org

Serbia

Piano

2021 Piano

Date of admission 1958

INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION International Jeunesses Musicales Competition is annually held in Belgrade (Serbia) since 1971. It is dedicated to all music artists ready to start their professional careers. Over the decades participants came from all continents and over 70 countries worldwide. Every year, members of authoritative international jury are some of the most respectable performers and professors. Among many valuable prizes, best placed candidate is awarded with a concert in selected prestigious concert hall.

2020

Cello

2020 Violin

Date of admission 1974

BERGEN Norway

www.griegcompetition.com info@griegcompetition.com

INTERNATIONAL EDVARD GRIEG PIANO COMPETITION Organized by KODE Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, the Grieg Competition represents a modern competition and international pianist gathering in the historic city of the famous composer. The competition offers paid concert opportunities for participants, master classes, excursions, high-quality and transparent judging, and a great Final with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The jury votes are published after the competition, and all rounds are live-streamed.

2020

Piano

2022 Piano

Date of admission 2017


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BERLIN Germany

www.max-rostal-competition.de rostal@udk-berlin.de

INTERNATIONAL MAX ROSTAL COMPETITION FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA Max Rostal played an important role in the history of violin playing, both as performer and as teacher. Many internationally known violinists over several generations were students of Max Rostal. In 1991, a competition was created in his name in his adopted hometown of Bern, Switzerland. Initially hosted by the Bern Conservatory, and alternately held for violin and viola, since 2009 it is held at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) for violin and viola simultaneously.

2022 Viola Violin

Date of admission 2009

BESANÇON France

www.festival-besancon.com/en/competition efarges@festival-besancon.com

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE JEUNES CHEFS D’ORCHESTRE Established in 1951 by the Besançon International Music Festival, the Besançon Competition soon became the most prestigious event of its kind. With a repertoire which spans classical, Romantic, 20th century, and contemporary music, as well as oratorio, opera, the Besançon Competition is the most complete competition in the world. The Competition is open to all artists under 35 who wish to become professional conductors, whatever their training or their experience; no previous diploma is required.

2021

Conducting

2023

Conducting

Date of admission 1958

BOLZANO* Italy

www.concorsobusoni.it info@concorsobusoni.it

FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition has a biennial structure. The Preliminary Selections phase takes place every other year: during this phase a restricted number of candidates are chosen to participate in the Finals the following year. In 2020 the Pre-Selections will take place and in 2021 the Finals.

2020

Piano (Preselections)

2021

Piano (Finals)

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957


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BONN Germany

www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de info@telekom-beethoven-competition.de

INTERNATIONAL TELEKOM BEETHOVEN COMPETITION BONN As the city of Beethoven’s birth, Bonn possesses the ideal preconditions for an international piano competition of the highest order, one that has taken place every two years since 2005. The particular repertoire of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn places the works of Beethoven in a timeless context. The competition seeks to promote and encourage young professional pianists and provide them with an international forum. The competition will also be broadcast worldwide to a broad audience via a live web stream.

2021

Piano

2023

Piano

BRATISLAVA

www.filharmonia.sk marketa.stefkova@filharmonia.sk

Slovakia

Date of admission 2009

INTERNATIONAL JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL PIANO COMPETITION Organised by the Slovak Philharmonic, the competition was established since 1992 in memory of Austrian pianist and composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837). A native of Bratislava, Hummel’s work was considered to be a blend of late Classicism and early Romanticism. The event aims to facilitate active cultivation of the legacy of a great composer and piano virtuoso which paves the way towards concert careers of remarkable young pianists.

2020

Piano

2023

Piano

Date of admission 1997

BRUSSELS* Belgium

www.qeimc.be info@qeimc.be

QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION The Queen Elisabeth Competition aims, above all, to help talented young musicians to launch their international careers by offering them the opportunity to perform for a large audience (radio, television and internet) and to give concerts all over the world. For each instrumental session, two new works are commissioned; one of these, with orchestral accompaniment, must be learned by the finalists over a single week.

2020

Piano

2021

Cello

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957


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BUCHAREST Romania

www.festivalenescu.ro office@artexim.ro

GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION George Enescu International Competition takes place once every two years as a key event in the international cultural world, both for participating artists and the audience. The competition is organised under the brand of the George Enescu International Festival, the largest international cultural event organised by Romania. George Enescu International Competition is a true launching platform for future important figures of international music.

2020

Cello Composition Piano Violin

2022 Cello Composition Piano Violin Date of admission 2002

BUDAPEST* Hungary

www.filharmonia.hu organcompetition@filharmonia.hu

BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS The tradition of Budapest International Music Competition was established in 1933. The winner of the very first piano competition was Annie Fischer. The event was revived in 1956 whenceforth it has been held annually, in several categories. With its 60-year tradition Philharmonia Hungary Non-profit Ltd undertakes a mission of sharing great experiences of classical music with people of varied age, not only by hosting orchestras and soloists of world-renown but by organising youth concerts, festivals and seminars contributing to musical education and talent-spotting as well.

BUDAPEST Hungary

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957

www.martoncompetition.hu secretariat@martoncompetition.hu

INTERNATIONAL ÉVA MARTON SINGING COMPETITION The competition initiated and its jury chaired by world famous soprano Éva Marton was established in 2014 and is held every even year. Young singers present next to their skills in opera singing also by a Liszt-Lied. The Solti Hall as well as the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy provide an inspiring atmosphere which is enhanced by high quality live streaming.

2020

Voice

2022 Voice

Date of admission 2019


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BYDGOSZCZ Poland

www.paderewskicompetition.pl info@paderewskicompetition.pl

INTERNATIONAL PADEREWSKI PIANO COMPETITION The International Paderewski Piano Competition, which is organized by the Paderewski Music Association in Bydgoszcz was held for the first time in 1961. This piano competition is to honour Ignacy Jan Paderewski — a great Polish pianist, composer and politician. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born between 1990–2006. First prize: 30’000€ Total prizes money: 62’000€ + cycles of recitals. Preliminary audition: May–June 2022 (Moscow, NY, Warsaw, Vienna, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Brescia).

2022 Piano

CALGARY

www.honens.com info@honens.com

Canada

Date of admission 2010

HONENS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Honens International Piano Competition discovers and nurtures Complete Artists—pianists who balance virtuosic display with a remarkable ability for thoughtful and expressive music-making. Occurring triennially in Calgary, Canada, Honens is considered one of the world’s most prestigious piano events, thoroughly preparing its Laureates for the realities of a professional career and creating opportunities for growth and exposure.

2021 Piano 2024 Piano

Date of admission 1998

CHARTRES France

www.orgues-chartres.org orgues.chartres@yahoo.fr

INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION “GRAND PRIX DE CHARTRES” The International Organ Competition “ Grand Prix de Chartres” takes place every two years and is offered to all organists under the age of 32. Since its establishment in 1971, it has gathered more than 1,000 candidates from all around the world, has presented dozens of laureates including 34 Grand Prix winners, and has gathered the most eminent jury members, winning unanimous support from artists and the public.

2020

Organ

2022

Organ

Date of admission 1973


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CLEVELAND USA

www.clevelandpiano.org info@clevelandpiano.org

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION CIPC features 15 days of competition and guest artist performances, informative symposia at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall. In the end, audiences have experienced the best of the best, and the First Prize winner takes home a prize of $75,000, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a recording on the Steinway & Sons label, and the launch of a U.S. concert career. The next Competition and Festival will be held in July and August 2020.

2020

Piano 

Date of admission 1981

COLOGNE Germany

www.imwk.hfmt-koeln.de imwk@hfmt-koeln.de

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION COLOGNE The International Music Competition Cologne regards itself as a means to promote young musical talents by offering them an interesting opportunity on their way to international careers. In addition to technical virtuosity the competition is specifically looking for unique interpretations and individual artistic statements. It is the aim of the International Competition to award candidates who are clearly seeking new viewpoints.

2020

Voice

2023

Voice

Date of admission 1988

DORTMUND Germany

www.schubert-wettbewerb.de info@schubert-wettbewerb.de

INTERNATIONAL SCHUBERT– COMPETITION DORTMUND The International Schubert-Competition Dortmund was established in 1987 and has been held since then at the heart of the Ruhr, invariably with great success. Prizes including a CD Production are awarded in the categories of “Piano” chaired by Arnulf von Arnim and “LiedDuo” chaired by Ingeborg Danz. It is designed to help young and talented musicians of the very highest professional standard as they enter their chosen profession. Thanks to its programming the Schubert Competition also provides a unique opportunity to introduce participants and audiences to Schubert’s world of ideas.

2020

Piano

2022

Duo for Voice and Piano

Date of admission 1996


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DUBLIN Ireland

www.dipc.ie info@dipc.ie

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Chaired by John O’Conor the Dublin International Piano Competition is a triennial event which ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world. It offer a generous prize fund and a prestigious list of engagements secured for the winner. These include debut concerts in London and New York as well as appearances at international festivals and concertos with leading orchestras. The competition is adjudicated by distinguished members of the music profession from around the world and the competition attracts an enormous international entry.

2021 Piano

DÜSSELDORF

www.aeoluswettbewerb.de info@aeoluswettbewerb.de

Germany

Date of admission 1989

AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS The International “Aeolus” Competition for Wind Instruments has firmly established itself as a worldwide recognised stage for wind instruments players. The organiser of the “Aeolus” competition is the Sieghardt Rometsch Foundation. The Robert Schumann Academy is the home of the competition, which is also supported by the Düsseldorf symphony orchestra and the highly regarded German wide radio station Deutschlandfunk.

2020

Clarinet Horn Saxophone

2021 Bassoon Flute Oboe

Date of admission 2011

EINDHOVEN The Netherlands

www.tromppercussion.com info@tromppercussion.com

TROMP INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION EINDHOVEN Founded in 1971, the TROMP International Music Competition aims to provide a platform for talented professional instrumentalists, for comparison of their expertise with those of fellow musicians from around the world, learning from each other and performing for a jury, composed of international renowned experts.

2020

Percussion

2022 Percussion

Date of admission 2007


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ÉPINAL

www.concours-international-piano-epinal.org secretariat.cipe@gmail.com

France

ÉPINAL INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Competition, which does not hold preselections, is open to all pianists fulfilling the conditions of age, and capable of mastering four rounds including all musical styles up to the latest contemporary music. The performance of a commissioned work is also required. The people of Épinal take great pride in the competition, offering accommodation and providing pianos for the participants.

2021 Piano

Date of admission 1979

FORT WORTH USA

www.cliburn.org generalinformation@cliburn.org

VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Just after Van Cliburn’s spectacular rise to fame in 1958, the Cliburn Competition was formed and quickly became one of the most prestigious, high-profile music contests in the world. Cash and career management prize packages are valued at over $2 million, including concert tours, publicity packages and training, websites, and individualized artistic and financial consultation. Widespread exposure for the participants features major media coverage; an HD, fully produced webcast of the entire Competition to millions around the world; and large-scale media projects. 2021 Jury Chairman: Marin Alsop.

2021 Piano

GENEVA*

www.concoursgeneve.ch info@concoursgeneve.ch

Switzerland

Date of admission 1977

CONCOURS DE GENÈVE 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. In addition to the official prizes, laureates benefit from two years of a complete career development program in partnership with ProMusica concert agency, comprising concerts, tours, recordings and personal coaching.

2020

Cello

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957


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GENOA* Italy

www.premiopaganini.it staff@premiopaganini.it

INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION “PREMIO PAGANINI” The International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” officially began in 1954 with a threefold purpose: it sought to nurture gifted young violinists, usher them into the international spotlight, and establish the city of Genoa, Italy, as a prominent cultural center. Over the ensuing decades, it indeed became a virtual hotbed of dynamic talent for young and aspiring classical violinists and definitively put Genoa on the cultural map.

* Founding member of the WFIMC

GLASGOW United Kingdom

Date of admission 1957

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com sipc@rcs.ac.uk

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Scottish International Piano Competition was established in 1986 and is now held every three years. The early stages are held in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow – a UNESCO City of Music. The concerto final takes place with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The winner of the competition is given the opportunity to perform with the RSNO in the season following the competition.

2020

Piano

2023 Piano

Date of admission 1994

GRAZ Austria

http://schubert.kug.ac.at franz.schubert@kug.ac.at

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” The 11th edition of the Franz Schubert and Modern Music competition will take place in the two categories Lied duo and Piano trio. The foremost aim of the competition is and has always been to bring Schubert’s chamber music into relation with the latest works for the corresponding instrumentation. With composition competitions in both categories and commissioned works, the participants as well as the audience become more aware of both genres and the expansion of the repertoire gets actively promoted.

2021 Cello Violin Duo for Voice and Piano Piano Trio

Date of admission 1990


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HAMAMATSU Japan

www.hipic.jp info@hipic.jp

HAMAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition is an international cultural project appropriate to the pride held in Hamamatsu’s history and tradition as a city of music and instruments. The top prizewinner of this competition goes on a national and international tour, receives invitations to participate in distinguished music festivals and offers to perform, and the competition continues to provide opportunities for the development of the pianist.

2021 Piano

Date of admission 1998

HAMAMATSU Japan

www.suac.ac.jp/opera opera@suac.ac.jp

MT. FUJI INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPETITION OF SHIZUOKA The Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka is a triennial international competition established in 1996. Young singers around the world compete in three rounds, including the final round accompanied by a renowned orchestra. Artistic directors of major opera houses are on the jury, which helps laureates develop their careers. The competition provides accommodation to contestants as well as financial support for travelling.

2020

Voice

Date of admission 2003

HANNOVER Germany

www.jjv-hannover.de mail@jjv-hannover.de

JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER Forum for Musical Life: Seeking artistic excellence! 35 participants to be chosen by section leaders of NDR Radiophilharmonie for a chance to showcase diversity in a total of 5 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. A competition with far-reaching opportunities.

2021 Violin

Date of admission 1995


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HARBIN China

https://schoenfeldcompetition.com info@schoenfeldcompetition.com

SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION Schoenfeld International String Competition was founded in 2013 in honor of the violinist Alice Schoenfeld and her late sister, the cellist Eleonore Schoenfeld, both legendary performers and pedagogues. With the support of Schoenfeld Music Foundation, the Harbin Municipal Government, and our venue sponsors (including the spectacular Harbin Grand Theater), the Competition continues to build a multifaceted platform for gifted violinists, cellists, and chamber music performers.

2020

Cello Chamber Music Violin

2022

Cello Chamber Music Violin

Date of admission 2017

HELSINKI Finland

www.sibeliuscompetition.fi paivi.pousar@uniarts.fi

INTERNATIONAL JEAN SIBELIUS VIOLIN COMPETITION The Sibelius Society of Finland launched the competition in 1965 in connection with the 100th anniversary of Sibelius’ birth. Since 1965 the competition has been held every five years. Young violinists from all over the world who have not yet reached their 30th birthday have been able to demonstrate their musical talents and compete with one another. Finals at The Helsinki Music Centre with The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki Prizes: I 30 000€, II 20 000€, III 15 000€ Head of Jury Sakari Oramo

2020

HELSINKI

www.majlindcompetition.fi majlind@uniarts.fi

Finland

Violin

Date of admission 1969

INTERNATIONAL MAJ LIND PIANO COMPETITION The international Maj Lind Piano Competition is open for all pianists regardless of nationality. The age limit is 30 years. The competition is organised by the Sibelius Academy.

2022

Piano

Date of admission 2009


46 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Marco Borggreve

ISTVAN VARDAI (b. 1985) 1st Prize, Geneva International Music Competition (2008) 1st Prize, ARD International Music Competition, Munich (2014)


47 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Mats Bäcker

MARTIN FRÖST (b. 1970) 1st Prize, Geneva International Music Competition (1997)


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HELSINKI Finland

www.mirjamhelin.fi info@mirjamhelin.fi

MIRJAM HELIN INTERNATIONAL SINGING COMPETITION The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, organised every five years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, ranks among the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world. Designed for the stars of tomorrow, the Competition is known for its high standard, broad and demanding repertoire, superb prizes and prestigious Jury. It has two categories, one for women and one for men. Previous winners include mezzo-soprano Elına Garanca and bass René Pape.

2024 Voice

Date of admission 1987

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH The Netherlands

www.ivc.nu info@ivc.nu

INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH ‘Discovery’ and ‘Development’ of young vocal talent, plus ‘Delivery’ to the network of casting directors and impresarios. Distinct categories for Opera/Oratorio repertoire, as well as Lied for singer/pianist duos. International jury composed of world-renowned musicians and artistic directors. Special prizes for young singers, Dutch composition. Finals with symphony orchestra. Accommodation at host families. Prizewinners’ concerts. Career development: masterclasses, workshops, summer schools.

2020

Voice (Opera and Oratorio)

Date of admission 1959

HONG KONG SAR China

www.chopinsocietyhk.org info@chopinsocietyhk.org

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Run by the Chopin Society, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition aimes at not only presenting an exceptional group of candidates but also an exceptional musical event. As part of the Society’s plan to offer integrated and continuous series of activities, the Competition is linked to the Joy of Music Festival, which brings together in performances and master classes members of the Jury of the Competition, previous first prize winners as well as invited world-class artists. The Competition has now established itself as one of the top international piano competitions attracting scores of exceptionally talented candidates from all over the world.

2022 Piano

Date of admission 2016


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INDIANAPOLIS USA

www.violin.org ivci@violin.org

INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION OF INDIANAPOLIS The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is a non-profit organisation dedicated to searching the world for the finest young talent and launching the concert careers of its quadrennial competition Laureates. Founded in 1982 under the artistic leadership of Josef Gingold and now led by Jaime Laredo, “The Indianapolis” is regarded as one of the world’s most important competitions for launching careers.

2022

Violin

2026

Violin

Date of admission 1984

ISTANBUL Turkey

www.nds.k12.tr pianocompetition.ios@nds.k12.tr

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION – ISTANBUL ORCHESTRA’SION The International Piano Competition-Istanbul Orchestra’ Sion aims to promote internationally recognized professional musicians who have been selected from all over the world. This mission has been prompted by a desire to give artists a place to develop and expand musically, to offer musicians the opportunity to enjoy human and artistic exchanges with the public, and with a jury composed of distinguished international concert performers.

2022

Piano

Date of admission 2017

JAÉN Spain

www.dipujaen.es/premiopiano premiopiano@dipujaen.es

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “PRIZE JAÉN” International Piano Competition “Prize Jaen” is held annually and it is the oldest in Spain (1953). It is divided into four rounds, including Chamber Music with the Bretón String Quartet and the Final with the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra in front of a thousand spectators. The organization provides free accommodation and travel grant (€300 & €400) to each participant who successfully passes the qualifying tests. €60.000 worth in prizes, concert tour around the world and recording CD on Naxos label for the winner. Piano studying guaranteed throughout competition. Deadline March 4.

2020

Piano

Date of admission 2004


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JEJU South Korea

www.jejuibc.org bandfestival@hanmail.net

JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION The Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition is a joint project of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee and Jeju Self-Governing Province that seeks to discover and foster young, talented wind instrumentalists from around the world and allow them to develop important relationships while expanding their knowledge by exchanges of different cultures.

2020

Bass Trombone Euphonium Percussion Tuba

2021

Brass Quintet Horn Tenor Trombone Trumpet Date of admission 2009

KATOWICE Poland

www.fitelbergcompetition.com info@fitelbergcompetition.com

GRZEGORZ FITELBERG INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CONDUCTORS The competition was brought into being by a longterm director of the Silesian Philharmonic, Prof. Karol Stryja – graduate from the conducting class taught by Grzegorz Fitelberg. Conductors are incessantly accompanied by an highly evaluated Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, whose attitude constitutes an important element that influences their standing. The importance and significance of each competition held in Katowice is incessantly emphasized by the high range of requirements that must be satisfied by the candidates.

2023

Conducting

Date of admission 1980

KATRINEHOLM Sweden

www.sweduocomp.org sweduocomp@gmail.com

SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DUO COMPETITION The Swedish International Duo Competition is open to young musicians between the ages of 18–30. Founded in 2002, it is the only competition devoted to duos in instrument/piano formation. The Swedish International Duo competition is open to violin, viola, cello, oboe, flute and clarinet in combination with piano. The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation are our official patrons.

2021

Duo with Piano

Date of admission 2008


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KENNETT SQUARE USA

www.longwoodgardens.org organcompetition@longwoodgardens.org

LONGWOOD GARDENS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION Held every three years and open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30, the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition welcomes the organ world’s brightest young talents to its picturesque setting. Organists compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, the largest cash prize of any organ competition in the world. The competition begins with a qualification round, during which an audition jury anonymously evaluates competitors’ audition recordings. The jury selects 10 organists to compete live before a panel of renowned judges on The Longwood Organ, the largest Aeolian organ ever constructed in a residential setting, composed of 10,010 pipes divided into 146 ranks.

2022

KIEV

www.horowitzv.org horowitz@horowitzv.org

Ukraine

Organ

Date of admission 2017

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS IN MEMORY OF VLADIMIR HOROWITZ The Competition is holding during three years: 1st – Junior Group (under 14 years); 2nd – Intermediate Group (from 14 to 19 years); 3rd – Senior Group (from 16 to 33 years). The Competition consists of four stages: Qualifying round, First and Second rounds (solo programs), Third round accompanied by the symphony orchestra. Next competitions: 2020 – Senior Group; 2021 – Junior Group; 2022 – Intermediate Group.

2020

KOBE

https://kobe-flute.jp/en kifc@kobe-bunka.jp

Japan

Piano

2021 Piano

Date of admission 2004

KOBE INTERNATIONAL FLUTE COMPETITION Established in 1985 and held every four years, the Kobe International Flute Competition (KIFC) is committed to providing young promising flutists from around the world the opportunity to launch their professional career on the international stage while enhancing international cultural exchanges and friendships through music. In addition, the Competition aims to promote cultural enrichment of our community in Kobe through music.

2021

Flute

Date of admission 1987


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LEEDS United Kingdom

www.leedspiano.com pianocompetition@leeds.ac.uk

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ‘The Leeds’ has launched the careers of some of the greatest pianists in living memory and offers a warm Yorkshire welcome to all its pianists! Drawn by the challenge of demanding repertoire and an international performer-led jury, rounds take place in Berlin, Singapore, New York and Leeds. HD streaming reaches a huge audience across 190 countries and the world class support package includes artist representation with Askonas Holt and a release with Warner Classics.

2021

Piano

Date of admission 2016

LEIPZIG Germany

www.bachwettbewerbleipzig.de wettbewerb@bach-leipzig.de

INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION The International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition is a music competition in Leipzig, Germany, held by the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. It was founded in 1950 and was held every four years from 1964 to 1996 with five subjects and is now held every two years with three changing subjects.

2020

Cello Cello (baroque) Organ Voice

2022

Harpsichord Piano Violin

Date of admission 1965

LICHTENBERG/HOF Germany

www.violincompetition-marteau.de info@violincompetition-marteau.de

INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HENRI MARTEAU A familiar and warm atmosphere characterise the Marteau Competition which takes place at the former residence of violinist Henri Marteau in Lichtenberg, Bavaria. The final with the Hofer Symphoniker is held in the modern Freiheitshalle in Hof, Bavaria. There is no preselection for the participation, violinists of all nationalities aged under 25 can take part, with one exception: students of the competition’s jury members are not eligible to participate.

2020

Violin

Date of admission 2012


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LOS ANGELES USA

www.primrosecompetition.org info@primrosecompetition.org

PRIMROSE INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION The Primrose International Viola Competition is presented by the American Viola Society and the Colburn School. It is one of the most renowned string instrument competitions in the world, and features the best and most promising young violists from around the globe. The next competition will be held in the summer of 2021.

2021

Viola

2024

Viola

Date of admission 2017

LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg

www.ipcl.lu contact@ipcl.lu

INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION LUXEMBOURG The “International Percussion Competition Luxembourg” was founded in 1989 by Professor Paul Mootz (Luxembourg) to achieve two main goals: give percussion ensembles the possibility to compete under themselves and show the multiplicity of percussion instruments to the public.

2021

Percussion Trio

Date of admission 2001

LYON France

www.cimcl.fr contact@cimcl.fr

LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION The Lyon Competition tackles historical disciplines of chamber music: piano trio, voice and piano, violin and piano, wind quintet, string quartet, cello and piano. An emblematic jury, media coverage by NoMadMusic and France musique, €30,000 in prizes as well as concerts help to create an essential moment in the early career of young ensembles.

2020

Piano and violin Duo

2021

Piano Quartet (Piano, cello, viola, violin)

Date of admission 2006


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MANCHESTER United Kingdom

www.rncm.ac.uk paul.massey@rncm.ac.uk

RNCM JAMES MOTTRAM INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION This major biennial event offers an all-round learning experience for pianists under 30. There is a substantial prize fund including a first prize of £10,000, and the chance to gain a scholarship to study at the RNCM. All participants will receive invaluable learning opportunities: those who do not progress to the next stage of the competition will be offered a public masterclass given by a jury member.

2020

Piano

2022

Piano

Date of admission 2012

MARKNEUKIRCHEN Germany

www.instrumental-competition.de instrumentalwettbewerb@markneukirchen.de

MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION The Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition is held in a famous German centre of musical instrument making. They have been made here in high quality for 350 years. The Competition is held every year, with the alternation of string and wind instruments. Its great resonance is based on its high artistic level, its unique flair, as well as the interaction between trade and artistry.

2020

Horn Tuba

2021 Double Bass Violin

Date of admission 1993

MELBOURNE Australia

musicaviva.com.au/comp micmc@musicaviva.com.au

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC) is one of the world’s great chamber music launching pads. We discover and nurture the next generation of ensembles, seeking out musicians who personify chamber music’s ability to engage the head and the heart with performances that thrill, delight and inspire. MICMC ensembles ensure a vibrant future for the art form, redefining the intimate relationships between players, audiences and composers for the 21st century.

2022

Chamber Music

Date of admission 1996


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MONTREAL Canada

www.ciocm.org info@ciocm.org

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION The CIOC is the largest pipe organ competition in the world, with over $100,000 CAD in cash prizes, concert fees, and recording and management contracts. Three live rounds featuring spectacular organs and stunning venues in Montreal. Nine world-renowned artists on the international jury. Closing Gala Concert at the prestigious Maison Symphonique de Montréal, featuring the magnificent Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique (Casavant Opus 3900).

2020

Organ

2023

Organ

Date of admission 2016

MONTREAL Canada

www.concoursmontreal.ca info@concoursmontreal.ca

CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL CMIM is one of the most renowned classical music competitions for singers, violinists and pianists. Recognized as much for its integrity and high standards as for its warm hospitality, CMIM has undoubtedly helped to launch the careers of many previously unknown musicians. All selected competitors are invited to Montreal at CMIM’s expense, to perform in front of audience, industry professionals and an exceptional jury.

2020

Piano

2021 Voice

Date of admission 2004

MONZA Italy

www.concorsosalagallo.it info@concorsosalagallo.it

RINA SALA GALLO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition is one of the prestigious cultural events organized in Monza. This historical competition was organized for the first time in 1947 when, the pianist Rina Sala Gallo with the cooperation of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli embarked upon this project that, from 1970 onwards become a biennal competition. From the beginning the competition could number among its Juty members the most illustrious names of the International music scene. Several of its winners have started a brilliant international careers.

2020

Piano

2022 Piano

Date of admission 2009


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MOSCOW Russia

www.tchaikovskycompetition.com info@tchaikovskycompetition.com

INTERNATIONAL TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is one of the major events in the international music community. In Russia the Competition is considered a landmark of national musical culture, key event in the social and cultural life of the country.

2023 Cello Piano Violin Voice Woodwinds

Date of admission 1998

MUNICH* Germany

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de ard.musikwettbewerb@br.de

ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION MUNICH The ARD International Music Competition is one of the most renowned and large-scale competitions of its kind, was founded in 1952 by the public broadcasting radio stations of the Federal Republic of Germany. The invitation to participate in this competition is extended to young musicians, who are ready to launch an international career.

2020

Flute Piano String Quartet Trombone

2021 Horn Piano Duo Violin Voice * Founding member of the WFIMC

NORRKÖPING Sweden

Date of admission 1957

www.stenhammarcompetition.se stenhammarcompetition@norrkoping.se

WILHELM STENHAMMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition aims is to help young very qualified singers starting their carriers, getting contacts all over the world, widen their repertoire and giving them a possibility to perform in front of an international jury at the highest level. Special for this competition is the obligatory piece of repertoire – one work by Wilhelm Stenhammar.

2020

Voice

2024

Voice

Date of admission 2009


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ODENSE Denmark

www.carlnielsencompetitions.com jrs@nordicartistsmanagement.com

CARL NIELSEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS For ten days in March 2022, the Carl Nielsen International Competition – for violin, clarinet and flute – will be held concurrently, like in 2019, in the composer’s hometown of Odense, Denmark. The Odense Symphony Orchestra will invite young instrumentalists under the age of 30 in each instrumental category to apply. The people of Carl Nielsen’s hometown, together with the Odense Symphony Orchestra look forward to celebrating the power and legacy of Carl Nielsen’s music, presenting unique opportunities for the world’s most talented young instrumentalists to launch their career.

2022 Clarinet Flute Violin

ORLÉANS

www.oci-piano.com info@oci-piano.fr

France

Date of admission 1981

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO D’ORLÉANS The Orléans International Piano Competition, founded in 1994 by Françoise Thinat, focuses on piano repertoire from 1900 to the present day and is open to pianists of all nationalities. For ten days, the Competition offers four public rounds, with a wide and free choice of works and with a compulsory piece commissioned to a composer every two years.

2020

Piano

2022

Piano

Date of admission 1997

OSAKA Japan

www.jcmf.or.jp/competition-festa/en osaka-comp@jcmf.or.jp

OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION The Japan Chamber Music Foundation organizes the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa every three years in order to focus the attention on chamber music, which is believed to be the essence of all musical principles. The Competition is made up of two sections of which Section I is always for String Quartet and Section II now alternates between Piano Trio or Quartet and Wind Ensemble. For the upcoming 10th edition in 2020 Section II is devoted to the Piano Trio or Quartet

2020

Piano Quartet Piano Trio String Quartet

Date of admission 1997


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PARIS* France

www.long-thibaud-crespin.org contact@long-thibaud-crespin.org

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL LONG-THIBAUD-CRESPIN The Long-Thibaud-Crespin competition is a contest for piano, violin and opera, open to young performers from around the world. Created over 70 years ago, it is a highlight of the concert season in Paris, France and internationally. Always surrounded by great performers, three major players on the music scene joined the competition to support future editions: Renaud Capuçon, Martha Argerich and Dominique Meyer.

2020

* Founding member of the WFIMC

PARMA Italy

Date of admission 1957

www.fondazionetoscanini.it concorso.toscanini@latoscanini.it

ARTURO TOSCANINI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition, dedicated to the great conductor who was born in Parma in 1867 and died in New York in 1957, was established in 1985. Organised by the musical foundation that bears the name of the Master, the Competition is considered one of the most important international competition dedicated to the discovery of new talents in the field of conducting.

2020

Conducting

Date of admission 1986

PINEROLO/TORINO Italy

www.concorsomdcpinerolo.it cinzia.conti@accademiadimusica.it

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION “PINEROLO E TORINO – CITTÀ METROPOLITANA” International Chamber Music Competition “Pinerolo e Torino – Città metropolitana” for duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet -strings, clarinet, piano-, for groups whose average age 33 years on Mar. 1st 2021. Prize money €23,000.00 and concerts for the most important Italian venues are awarded from an international prestigious Jury. Audience prize € 1,000.00. Deadline in January 2021. Hospitality in families for competitors.

2021

Chamber Music

Date of admission 2011


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PORCIA Italy

www.musicaporcia.it ass.gandino@iol.it

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CITTÀ DI PORCIA” The Association Amici della Musica “Salvador Gandino” of Porcia (PN) – Italy – organises the International Competition “Città di Porcia”. The competition is dedicated to horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba by turns every year. The competition age limit is 30. The winners receive a cash prize.

2020

Tuba

2021 Horn

Date of admission 1992

POZNAŃ* Poland

www.wieniawski-competition.com violin@wieniawski.pl

INTERNATIONAL HENRYK WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN COMPETITION For over eighty years Henryk Wieniawski has lent his name to international violin competitions. The year 2021 will see the sixteenth edition of the event held (since 1952) in Poznań. Expected to turn up are young virtuosos of a new generation, ones already brought up in the globalised world: oftentimes born in one country, educated in another, living in still another, and daily exposed to the influence of varied cultures. What unites them, however, is music, and, as always, the urge to challenge their peers’ talents, technical skills and artistic imagination.

PRAGUE* Czech Republic

2021 Violin

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957

www.competition.festival.cz/en competition@festival.cz

PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Prague Spring International Music Competition is held annually in two categories which are determined by the Competition committee from 12 instrumental fields in total. It takes place every year from 7th to 15th of May. The finals of the Competition are held as part of the Prague Spring International Music Festival and the winners have the opportunity to perform at the festival in the following year.

2020

Bassoon Clarinet

2021 Piano String Quartet

* Founding member of the WFIMC

Date of admission 1957


1st Prize 30 000 euro

The 17th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition 12–20 September 2020 • Bergen, Norway Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen Application deadline: 20 April 2020 >> Sign up at griegcompetition.com facebook.com/griegcompetition I twitter: @griegpianocomp


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PRETORIA South Africa

www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation musicomp@unisa.ac.za

UNISA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Founded in 1982 the Unisa International Music Competition is the only WFIMC affiliated competition on the African continent. Our competitions include piano, voice, winds and strings and both classical and jazz categories that are adjudicated by separate juries. Several of our past winners have gone on to prolific international careers and are recognized internationally.

2022

Classical Strings Jazz Winds

2024

Piano (Classical & Jazz)

Date of admission 1991

REGGIO EMILIA Italy

www.iteatri.re.it premioborciani@iteatri.re.it

“PREMIO PAOLO BORCIANI” INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION Created in 1987 and dedicated to the founder and 1st violin of Quartetto Italiano, “Premio Paolo Borciani” takes place every three years in Reggio Emilia, organized by Fondazione I Teatri. The past 11 editions have produced six star quartets: Keller, Artemis, Kuss, Pavel Haas, Bennewitz, Kelemen. The Jury is formed by world-known musicians and the First Prize includes a money amount and an international tour.

2020

String Quartet

2023

String Quartet

Date of admission 1991

ROME Italy

www.santacecilia.it compositioncompetition@santacecilia.it

“LUCIANO BERIO” INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION Founded in 2019 and organized by the Santa Cecilia National Academy Foundation in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, the Luciano Berio International Composition Competition is the expression of a wide partnership of orchestras and institutions combining their efforts to actively promote contemporary music and support young composers, including Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra Association, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, RAI National Symphonic Orchestra, Universal Edition (UE), SIAE and Boris Christoff Foundation. The Competition will be presented every three years.

2022

Composition

2025

Composition

Date of admission 2019


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ST.-MAURICE Switzerland

www.concoursorgue.ch musique@stmaurice.ch

INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION OF SAINT-MAURICE D’AGAUNE Founded in 2000, the Agaune Saint-Maurice International Organ Competition aims to discover and promote organists of highest artistic level.

2021

Organ

2023

Organ

Date of admission 2006

ST.-PETERSBURG Russia

www.obraztsova.com elena@futures.ru

ELENA OBRAZTSOVA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF OPERA SINGERS The Competition was founded in 1999 as a significant educational and enlightening project in the sphere of musical culture. Currently, the Competition, which is held by The Elena Obraztsova Cultural Centre (St. Petersburg) and The Charitable Foundation of Support for the Music Art «The Elena Obraztsova Foundation» (Moscow), is one of the largest and most prestigious vocal contests in Russia, enjoying a high international reputation.

2021

Voice

2023

Voice

Date of admission 2016

SALZBURG Austria

http://moz.ac.at/en/kunst/mowe/index.php mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at

INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION SALZBURG Mozarteum University Salzburg – where talent grows into excellence. Mozart is our inspiration, music our tradition, art our passion. Allow yourselves either as participants or as guests to be enchanted by the special atmosphere of Salzburg and share in the excitement and enjoyment of this renowned competition with festival character.

2020

Horn Piano Violin

2022 Horn Piano Violin

Date of admission 1990


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SAN ANTONIO USA

www.thegurwitz.org elena@musicalbridges.org

THE GURWITZ The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition in San Antonio, TX, USA is discovering the next generation of top young pianists from around the world, while bridging the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity. 12 selected participants will compete in four competition rounds, final round with San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. Prizes: Gold $25000, Silver $15000, Bronze $10000 plus special prizes.

2020

Piano

Date of admission 2018

SANTANDER Spain

www.santanderpianocompetition.com concurso@albeniz.com

PALOMA O’SHEA SANTANDER INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Some forty years after its foundation, the objective of the Santander International Piano Competition continues to be identical as that of the first day: to help young pianists worldwide offering them opportunities at a key moment in their lives: when they finish their educational period and are ready to start their first professional steps in the passionate but nonetheless demanding world of music.

2022 Piano

Date of admission 1976

SENDAI Japan

www.simc.jp info@simc.jp

SENDAI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Sendai International Music Competition is unique in that it designates the concerto as the center of repertoire; it provides opportunities to play with the orchestra in the Semifinal and Final Round. The Competition enjoys a high reputation for fair and reliable management, for support and warm hospitality provided by Sendai citizens. It has two sections (Violin and Piano), and is held triennially.

2022 Piano or Violin 2025 Piano or Violin

Date of admission 2005


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SEOUL South Korea

www.seoulcompetition.com seoulcompetition@donga.com

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Seoul International Music Competition was established by the Dong-A Ilbo, one of the most prestigious national newspapers in Korea, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The competition’s aim is to promote international cultural exchanges through music, and to support talented young musicians from around the world. The competition is held annually for piano, violin, and voice, in a rotating sequence.

2020

Piano

2021 Violin

Date of admission 2009

SHANGHAI China

www.shcompetition.com adminoffice@shcompetition.com

SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) was launched in 2015 and has become a grand success with its two consecutive editions in 2016 and 2018, thus far. Taking its name from the distinguished violinist Isaac Stern, the Competition aims to continue the legacy of Maestro Stern’s musical spirit and carry forward the forty-year-long friendship between himself and China, bonded by music.

2020

Violin

Date of admission 2019

SHENZHEN China

www.csipcc.com.cn info@csipcc.com.cn

CHINA SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION The triennial China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition offers unparalleled opportunity for young talented pianists to discover China’s flourishing International classical music scene. Through media coverage, concerts, master classes and performances with Symphony Orchestras, contestants will have the opportunity to make their mark in the exciting future of Asia’s most promising stage.

2020

Piano

2023

Piano

Date of admission 2015


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SINGAPORE Singapore

www.singaporeviolincompetition.com admin@singaporeviolincompetition.com

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION The Singapore International Violin Competition provides a platform for emerging violinists to perform in Singapore’s world-class performing venues before an esteemed jury panel and a global audience. In addition to over US$110,000 in cash prizes and concert engagements, all finalists will receive a 3-year fine instrument loan from the Rin Collection. The upcoming competition will be held in January 2021.

2021 Violin 2024

Violin

Date of admission 2019

SION Switzerland

www.sion-concours.ch fondation@sion-violon-musique.ch

TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION After a video preselection and during three audition tours, soloists under the age of 26 are called upon to demonstrate their skills in solo performance, recital with piano, in chamber music, and with chamber orchestra. Particular attention is paid to the contemporary repertoire with a work to choose freely, and a special price for the interpretation of a mandatory piece.

2021 Violin 2023

Violin

Date of admission 1976

SYDNEY Australia

www.thesydney.com.au info@thesydney.com.au

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Sydney International Piano Competition has been a highlight of the international arts calendar for over 40 years. Since its inception, The Sydney has been held in the highest international esteem, inspiring both pianists and audiences, stimulating public interest in the piano and in classical music generally, providing a showcase for outstanding young pianists from all over the world and assisting the development of their careers as concert artists.

2020

Piano

Date of admission 1978


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TAKAMATSU Japan

www.tipc.jp info@tipc.jp

TAKAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Takamatsu International Piano Competition was conceived by local people with a passion for music and a dream of creating an event that would inspire young musicians seeking careers on the international stage, features the repertoires that truly prove the ability as a pianist and the world-renowned juries. The competition also offers the first-prize winner the opportunities to play in the world.

2022 Piano 2026 Piano

Date of admission 2015

TBILISI Georgia

www.tbilisipiano.org.ge classica@classica.ge

TBILISI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Tbilisi International Piano Competition, held every 4 years since 1997, is open to pianists of all nationalities aged 16–33; it consists of four rounds with the Final performed with a symphony orchestra. Applicants are admitted upon a preliminary recording selection. Along with the main prizes, the Competition offers special prizes, concert engagements in different venues of various countries and a CD with a recording of the Semi-Final. An international panel of judges is comprised of the world’s prominent musicians.

2021

Piano

2025

Piano

Date of admission 2002

TEL AVIV Israel

www.arims.org.il competition@arims.org.il

ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER COMPETITION Conceived in the spirit of this legendary pianist, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition is committed to attaining standards of the highest order and is a valid international forum for presenting talented, aspiring young pianists and fostering their artistic careers.

2020

Piano

Date of admission 1975


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TOKYO Japan

http://oboec.jp smf@sonymusic.co.jp

INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN Sony Music Foundation has been presenting “The International Oboe Competition of Japan”, which began with an idea by its former chairman, Norio Ohga, every three years since 1985. It has established a reputation as a unique international Competition solely dedicated to the oboe, with past winners going on to become international music figures who have obtained principal and solo positions in world-renowned orchestras.

2021

Oboe

2024

Oboe

Date of admission 2011

TOKYO Japan

www.musashino-culture.or.jp/iocm musashino.organ@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION MUSASHINO – TOKYO Established in 1988, aiming to discover talented organists, not only in Japan but also from abroad, to contribute to their development, and to promote international exchange. As the only international organ competition in Asia, it has attained world-wide recognition. Each competition has brought numerous applicants from around the globe as well as internationally renowned judges.

2021

Organ

2025

Organ

Date of admission 2003

TOKYO Japan

www.conductingtokyo.org competition2012@min-on.or.jp

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FOR CONDUCTING The Tokyo International Music Competition invites the wide participation of capable musicians in the search to discover outstanding talents. Not only does it aim to vigorously promote such musicians and their musical activities worldwide, but also endeavors to promote international cultural exchange and to contribute to the further development of musical culture.

2021 Conducting 2025 Conducting

Date of admission 2014


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TONGYEONG South Korea

www.timf.org competition@timf.org

ISANGYUN COMPETITION Founded in 2003, the International Isangyun Competition aims to support and bring together talented musicians from all over the world in the spectacular surroundings of Tongyeong, Korea. Held annually at the state-of-theart Tongyeong Concert Hall, disciplines are alternating between Piano, Violin and Violoncello. Besides its awards and future performing opportunities, the competition also provides free travel to Korea, accommodation and meals for all competitors passing the preliminaries.

2020

Violin

2021 Cello

Date of admission 2006

TOULOUSE France

www.theatreducapitole.fr singingcompetition@capitole.toulouse.fr

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE CHANT DE TOULOUSE Designed to discover the talents of tomorrow, the Toulouse International Singing Competition, founded by the City of Toulouse in 1954, is open to young singers of all nationalities. The city of Toulouse is committed to continuing its long tradition and relies on the know-how and the driving forces of the Capitole Theater and Orchestra to organize this competition, held every 3 years.

Date of admission 1958

TROMSØ Norway

topoftheworld.no tori@topoftheworld.no

TOP OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Choosing from 200–300 applicants 24 pianists are invited to Tromsø where they will compete to reach the final round with 3 pianists each one performing a piano concerto with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. Bringing the best young pianists to Tromsø, the competition puts the Northern Region on the International map as a quality place for classical music as well as creating an arena that stimulates talents to further dedication.

2021

Piano

2023

Piano

Date of admission 2015


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TRONDHEIM Norway

www.tso.no/competition aase@tso.no

PRINCESS ASTRID INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION The Princess Astrid International Music Competition was founded in 1953 and is organized by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera. Disciplines rotates between violin and conducting, and the 2020 edition is open to violinists of all nationalities below the age of 30. The final round is a public concert in Trondheim with the orchestra, and the winner receives a generous money prize as well as concert engagements. The competition aims to give young music talents at the start of their careers a profiling and learning arena, helping them to launch an International career. HH Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition.

2020

Violin

2022

Conducting

TRONDHEIM

www.ticc.no ticc@kamfest.no

Norway

Date of admission 2017

TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION Chamber Music Competition for young professional/ advanced student ensembles. Alternate for String Quartet or Piano Trio. Cash prizes and concert engagements. The competition is arranged during Trondheim Chamber Music Festival.

2021

String Quartet

2023

Piano Trio

Date of admission 2012

UTRECHT The Netherlands

www.liszt.nl info@liszt.nl

INTERNATIONAL FRANZ LISZT PIANO COMPETITION The Liszt Competition Utrecht actively presents, develops and promotes piano talents from around the world. The competition takes place every three years in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, with international selection rounds prior to the competition. The role model for the competition is pianist, composer and visionary Franz Liszt. In 2020, for the first time the competition will introduce another composer: Beethoven.

2020

Piano

2023

Piano

Date of admission 1992


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VALÈNCIA Spain

www.pianoiturbi.com pianoiturbi@dival.es

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “ITURBI PRIZE” The “Iturbi Prize”, hosted by Diputació de València since its foundation back in 1981, is held in the Mediterranean city of Valencia. The competition happens in some of the main concert halls of the city in the month of September. It is named after the piano virtuoso José Iturbi (1895-1980), born in Valencia. He and his sister Amparo Iturbi (1898-1969) developed an outstanding career in the first half of the 20th century.

2021

Piano

Date of admission 1993

VERCELLI* Italy

www.concorsoviotti.it info@concorsoviotti.it

GIAN BATTISTA VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION The Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition was established in Vercelli in 1950 by Joseph Robbone. It is one of the most prestigious Italian music competitions and its prizewinners have often reached the top of artistic career. Designed to reward the best young musical talents, it is renowned for its high standards, awards and prestigious jury. The Piano Competition is held on alternate years with the two sections of the Competition dedicated to opera singers and pianists.

2020

Voice

2021 Piano

* Founding member of the WFIMC

VIENNA Austria

Date of admission 1957

www.beethoven-comp.at info@beethoven-comp.at

INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN PIANO COMPETITION VIENNA The quality of the interpretation of Beethoven’s immortal masterpieces is a key element for the artistic reputation of musicians. This unique competition, in the heart of beautiful Vienna gives young pianists a rewarding opportunity to showcase their musicianship and artistic maturity.

2020

Piano

Date of admission 1958


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VIENNA Austria

www.fritzkreisler.com office@fritzkreisler.com

INTERNATIONAL FRITZ KREISLER COMPETITION FOR VIOLIN As the largest and most important International Violin Competition of Austria established 1979 by Wolfgang Schneiderhan and directed by Michael Frischenschlager since 1989 – the Kreisler Competition wants to make a significant contribution to supporting future generations of top violinists and to preserving the musical and humanitarian heritage of the great Austrian virtuoso, composer and Philanthropist Fritz Kreisler.

2022 Violin

Date of admission 1980

VILNIUS Lithuania

www.ciurlionis.link info@ipmc.lt

INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION The competition named after Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is one of the major music events in Lithuania, fostering the timeless musical legacy of the Lithuanian genius. New professional music talents constantly emerge at the competition; it also promotes works by contemporary Lithuanian composers. The competition first and second rounds will be held at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the final at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. The prize fund – 46 000 Eur.

2023 Organ Piano

Date of admission 1994

VIÑA DEL MAR Chile

www.culturaviva.cl info@culturaviva.cl

INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION “DR. LUIS SIGALL” The Musical Performance Contest, started in 1974, has attained great importance on international level. It covers categories in Violin (2020), Cello (2021), Classic Guitar (2022), Singing (2023) and Piano (2024). It constitutes an invitation and an inducement for young values who may have the opportunity to get in touch with other youngsters in the world, sharing talents and experiences. Violin’s categorie will be from 7th to 13th November 2020. We will refund 1.000 Euros or U$1.000 for travel to preselected ones when arriving in Viña del Mar in our First Stage. Prize fund of the competition: U$16.000.

2020

Violin

2021 Cello

Date of admission 1981


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WARSAW* Poland

www.chopin.nifc.pl konkurs@nifc.pl

INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION The first edition of the Competition in 1927, foundercompetition of the WFIMC. Six main prizes, distinctions and four special prizes for the best performance of mazurkas/polonaise/sonata/concerto – 158,000 Euros in total. Two-stage preliminaries, four stages in the main competition. Only Chopin in program.

2020

Piano

2025 Piano

* Founding member of the WFIMC

WARSAW Poland

Date of admission 1957

teatrwielki.pl/en/activity/moniuszko-vocal-competition moniuszkocompetition@teatrwielki.pl

INTERNATIONAL STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO VOCAL COMPETITION Held by Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition is the biggest singing competition in Poland. Every three years since 1992 young artists from around the world gather in Warsaw to present their skills and abilities. For many the competition becomes a launchpad to an international career. The competition jury consists of recognized artists and managers of top international opera houses.

2022

Voice

Date of admission 2019

WEIMAR Germany

www.hfm-weimar.de/joachim liszt-wettbewerb@hfm-weimar.de joachim-wettbewerb@hfm-weimar.de

WEIMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS Weimar welcomes talent from all continents. Since the mid-1990s, the international competitions of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar are a forum for the most promising musicians worldwide. First organised in Weimar in 1994, the International FRANZ LISZT Piano Competition sees itself as a peaceful contest at the highest level, in the spirit of Franz Liszt. The International JOSEPH JOACHIM Chamber Music Competition attracts the best up-and-coming ensembles to Weimar.

International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2021 Piano International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition 2022 Piano Quartet Piano Trio String Quartet String Trio Date of admission 2005


74

YEREVAN Armenia

https://khachaturian-competition.com info@khachaturian-competition.com

ARAM KHACHATURIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Khachaturian International Competition is held in Yerevan from June 6 to June 14 every year starting from 2003. The competition is aimed at identifying talented young musicians in five specialties – “Piano”, “Violin”, “Cello”, “Conducting”, “Vocal”. The geography of participants is very wide. The competition jury is comprised of important musicians and prominent figures of cultural life from all over the world.

2020

Violin

2021 Cello

Date of admission 2013

ZHUHAI China

http://en.zhmozart.org info@zhmozart.org

INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS The Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians is an international and comprehensive music competition for youngsters. The participants, aged under 23, are divided into three groups. The Competition not only focuses on young musicians’ virtuosity, but also attaches great importance to their understanding and interpretation of classical music style. The Salzburg Chamber Soloists, globally renowned for their specialization in Mozart’s works, is designated as the orchestra of the Competition. Date of admission 2018

ZÜRICH Switzerland

www.geza-anda.ch info@geza-anda.ch

GÉZA ANDA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION The Géza Anda Competition takes place every 3 years. The aim is to discover and promote young pianists in the musical spirit of the late Géza Anda. The Géza Anda Foundation provides the three Prizewinners – besides a considerable number of concert engagements – with free concert management for 3 years following the competition.

2021 Piano 2024 Piano

Date of admission 1987


75

ZWICKAU Germany

www.schumannzwickau.de kulturbuero@zwickau.de

INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION An international competition of great renown. At the outset of their careers, many of today’s world-famous pianists and singers graced the stage of the “Neue Welt” as winners of the International Robert Schumann Contest for Pianists and Singers in Zwickau.

2020

Piano Voice

Date of admission 1961


76 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

© Benjamin Ealovega

HAOCHEN ZHANG (b. 1990) 1st Prize, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2009)


77 2020 CALENDAR BY DATE JANUARY 26.1–2.2

1 SAN ANTONIO THE GURWITZ Piano

FEBRUARY

1–15

2 SALZBURG INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION SALZBURG Horn Piano Violin

MARCH 17–28

17–28

UTRECHT INTERNATIONAL FRANZ LISZT PIANO COMPETITION Piano

21–30

BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION Cello

ANDORRA ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION Saxophone

16–25

JAÉN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “PRIZE JAÉN” Piano

16–26

ORLÉANS CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO D’ORLÉANS Piano

20–30

KIEV INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS IN MEMORY OF VLADIMIR HOROWITZ Piano

7–15

PRAGUE* PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Bassoon Clarinet

7–16

MARKNEUKIRCHEN MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION Horn Tuba

27.4–3.5

LYON LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION Piano and violin Duo

MAY

2–10

4–14

ZWICKAU INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION Piano Voice

6–13

YEREVAN ARAM KHACHATURIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Violin

7–14

REGGIO EMILIA INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION “PREMIO PAOLO BORCIANI” String Quartet

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN PIANO COMPETITION VIENNA Piano

BAMBERG THE MAHLER COMPETITION Conducting

JULY

5 MONTRÉAL CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL Piano

6 NORRKÖPING WILHELM STENHAMMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Voice

29.6–5.7

Preliminary Workshop (12 candidates): 25 April – 6 May Eliminatory Phase: May 8-9-10 Semifinals (6 candidates): June 2-3 Final: June 6

LICHTENBERG / HOF INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HENRI MARTEAU Violin

OSAKA OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION Piano Quartet Piano Trio String Quartet

JUNE

PARMA ARTURO TOSCANINI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION Opera Conducting

26.4–9.5

4–14

TEL AVIV ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER COMPETITION Piano

4

3–9

3–14

5–21

15–22

BARCELONA MARIA CANALS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION BARCELONA Piano

APRIL

25.4–6.5

BRUSSELS* QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION Piano

3 SEOUL SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Piano

21.3–2.4

4–30

7

8–25

SYDNEY SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

13–25

LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION Baroque Cello Cello Organ Voice

15–30

HARBIN SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION Cello Chamber Music Violin

26.7–9.8

CLEVELAND CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

AUGUST 4–8

8 SHANGHAI SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin


78 2020 CALENDAR BY DATE 6–11

BOLZANO* FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano (Preselections)

8–16

JEJU JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION Bass Trombone Euphonium Percussion Tuba

30.8–20.9

31.8–18.9

BUCHAREST GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Cello Composition Piano Violin MUNICH* ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Flute Piano String Quartet Trombone

SEPTEMBER 1–12

6–13

9

BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL ÉVA MARTON SINGING COMPETITION Voice

8–13

12–20

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL EDVARD GRIEG PIANO COMPETITION Piano

14–20

BRATISLAVA INTERNATIONAL JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

21–26

ALESSANDRIA MICHELE PITTALUGA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION Guitar Guitar Composition (25-26)

21–30

MONZA RINA SALA GALLO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

28.9–3.10

COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION COLOGNE Voice

OCTOBER 2–23

9–17

VERCELLI* GIAN BATTISTA VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Voice

12–15

TRONDHEIM TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION Violin

23.10–5.11

GENEVA* CONCOURS DE GENÈVE Cello

31.10–8.11

HAMAMATSU MT. FUJI INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPETITION OF SHIZUOKA Voice

31.10–8.11

TONGYEONG ISANGYUN COMPETITION Violin 11

1–13

SHENZHEN CHINA SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION Piano

9–14

PORCIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CITTÀ DI PORCIA” Tuba

13–22

EINDHOVEN TROMP INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION EINDHOVEN Percussion

22.11–2.12

DORTMUND INTERNATIONAL SCHUBERT– COMPETITION DORTMUND Piano

27.9–3.10

MONTREAL CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION Organ

NOVEMBER

GLASGOW SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

DÜSSELDORF AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS Clarinet Horn Saxophone

6–19

HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL JEAN SIBELIUS VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin

23–28

MANCHESTER RNCM JAMES MOTTRAM INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

28.11–5.12

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH Voice (Opera & Oratorio)

2020

CHARTRES INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION “ GRAND PRIX DE CHARTRES” Organ

2020

VIÑA DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION “DR. LUIS SIGALL” Violin

10 WARSAW* INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION Piano * Founding members of the WFIMC


79 2021

CALENDAR BY DATE

JANUARY 17–29 FEBRUARY

2

6–15

GRAZ INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” Cello Duo for Voice and Piano Piano Trio Violin

13–21

LUXEMBOUG INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION LUXEMBOURG Percussion Trio

MARCH

8–14

13–25

21–30

26.3–1.4

March

March

MONTRÉAL CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL Voice

27.5–5.6

ZÜRICH GÉZA ANDA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

27.5–12.6

FORT WORTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

JUNE 4–13

6–14

YEREVAN ARAM KHACHATURIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Cello

23.6–3.7

BARCELONA MARIA CANALS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION BARCELONA Piano

June

BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION Violin

ÉPINAL ÉPINAL INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano SEOUL SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Violin 4

15–22

April

LYON LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION String Quartet Piano Quartet

MAY BRUSSELS* QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION Cello

6–15

PRAGUE* PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Piano String Quartet

6–15

MARKNEUKIRCHEN MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION Double Bass Violin DUBLIN DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

TROMSØ TOP OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano 8

8–16

JEJU JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION Brass Quintet Horn Tenor Trombone Trumpet

19–22

KATRINEHOLM SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DUO COMPETITION Piano Duo

25.8–4.9

BOLZANO* FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano (Finals)

26.8–5.9

KOBE KOBE INTERNATIONAL FLUTE COMPETITION Flute

28.8–5.9

SION TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin

30.8–17.9

MUNICH* ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Horn Piano Duo Violin Voice

5

3–29

VALÈNCIA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “ITURBI PRIZE” Piano

AUGUST

ANDORRA ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION Saxophone

KIEV INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS IN MEMORY OF VLADIMIR HOROWITZ Piano

6 AUCKLAND MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin

3 PINEROLO/TORINO INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION “PINEROLO E TORINO – CITTÀ METROPOLITANA” Chamber Music

APRIL

14–25

24.5–3.6

1 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin

August

ST.-MAURICE INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION OF SAINT-MAURICE D’AGAUNE Organ

SEPTEMBER

9

8–18

LEEDS LEEDS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

9–17

ST.-PETERSBURG ELENA OBRAZTSOVA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF OPERA SINGERS Voice


80 2021

13–19

DÜSSELDORF AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS Bassoon Flute Oboe

26.9–9.10

HANNOVER JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER Violin

27.9–2.10

TRONDHEIM TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION String Quartet

September

CALENDAR BY DATE

BESANÇON CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE JEUNES CHEFS D’ORCHESTRE Conducting

OCTOBER

10

1–11

TBILISI TBILISI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

6–16

VERCELLI* GIAN BATTISTA VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Piano

9–22

POZNAŃ* HENRYK WIENIAWSKI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Violin

14–22

CALGARY HONENS PIANO COMPETITION Piano

OctoberNovember

TONGYEONG ISANGYUN COMPETITION Cello

OctoberNovember

WEIMAR WEIMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Piano

NOVEMBER

11

8–13

PORCIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CITTÀ DI PORCIA” Horn

12–29

HAMAMATSU HAMAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION Piano

November

VIÑA DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION “DR. LUIS SIGALL” Cello

2021 2021

BONN INTERNATIONAL TELEKOM BEETHOVEN COMPETITION BONN Piano

2021

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN Oboe

2021

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION MUSASHINO-TOKYO Organ

2021

TOKYO TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FOR CONDUCTING Conducting

* Founding members of the WFIMC


81 2020 ANNIVERSARIES

MARIE-NICOLE LEMIEUX (b. 1975) 1st Prize, Queen Elisabeth Competition (2000)


WILHELM STENHAMMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

2–10 June 2020 Norrköping Sweden

JURY Nader Abbassi Cairo/Geneva Georges Delnon Hamburg Göran Gademan Gothenburg Franziska Maria Kaiser Copenhagen Peter Mario Katona London Olga Kondina St Petersburg Karin Veres Gothenburg

Follow the competition live at www.stenhammarcompetition.se Mail: stenhammarcompetition@norrkoping.se


X I I I N T E R NAT I O NA L

J E A N SI B E L I U S

V IO L I N C OM P E T I T IO N NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 3 2020 HELSINKI, FINLAND FINALS AT THE HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE THE FINNISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dima Slobodeniouk THE HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Susanna Mälkki PRIZES: I 30 000 € | II 20 000 € | III 15 000 € HEAD OF JURY Sakari Oramo

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84 2020 CALENDAR BY DISCIPLINE BAROQUE CELLO

LEIPZIG

BASSOON

PRAGUE*

BASS TROMBONE

JEJU

CELLO

BELGRADE BUCHAREST GENEVA* HARBIN LEIPZIG

CHAMBER MUSIC

HARBIN

CLARINET

DÜSSELDORF PRAGUE*

COMPOSITION

ALESSANDRIA (Guitar)

BUCHAREST CONDUCTING

BAMBERG PARMA

EUPHONIUM

JEJU

FLUTE

MUNICH*

GUITAR

ALESSANDRIA

HORN

DÜSSELDORF MARKNEUKIRCHEN SALZBURG

ORGAN

CHARTRES LEIPZIG MONTREAL

PERCUSSION

EINDHOVEN JEJU

PIANO

BARCELONA BERGEN BOLZANO* BRATISLAVA BRUSSELS* BUCHAREST CLEVELAND DORTMUND GLASGOW

INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION CONCOURS DE GENÈVE SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION MICHELE PITTALUGA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION THE MAHLER COMPETITION ARTURO TOSCANINI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION MICHELE PITTALUGA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION SALZBURG INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION “ GRAND PRIX DE CHARTRES” INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION TROMP INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION MARIA CANALS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL EDVARD GRIEG PIANO COMPETITION FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL PIANO COMPETITION QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL SCHUBERT– COMPETITION DORTMUND SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

13–25.7 7–15.5 8–16.8 21–30.3 30.8–20.9 23.10–5.11 15–30.7 13–25.7 15–30.7 8–13.9 7–15.5 25–26.9 30.8–20.9 29.6–5.7 See calendar p. 58 8–16.8 31.8–18.9 21–26.9 8–13.9 7–16.5 1–15.2 2020 13–25.7 6–19.10 13–22.11 8–16.8 21.3–2.4 12–20.9 6–11.8 (Preselections)

14–20.9 4–30.5 30.8–20.9 26.7–9.8 21–30.9 1–12.9


85 2020 CALENDAR BY DISCIPLINE ISTANBUL JAÉN KIEV

MANCHESTER MONTRÉAL MONZA MUNICH* ORLÉANS SALZBURG SAN ANTONIO SEOUL SHENZHEN SYDNEY TEL AVIV UTRECHT VIENNA WARSAW* ZWICKAU PIANO QUARTET

OSAKA

PIANO TRIO

OSAKA

PIANO AND VIOLIN DUO

LYON

SAXOPHONE

ANDORRA DÜSSELDORF

STRING QUARTET

MUNICH* OSAKA REGGIO EMILIA

TROMBONE

MUNICH*

TUBA

JEJU MARKNEUKIRCHEN PORCIA

VIOLIN

BUCHAREST HARBIN HELSINKI LICHTENBERG / HOF

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION – ISTANBUL ORCHESTRA’SION INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “PRIZE JAÉN” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS IN MEMORY OF VLADIMIR HOROWITZ RNCM JAMES MOTTRAM INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL RINA SALA GALLO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO D’ORLÉANS INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION SALZBURG THE GURWITZ SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION CHINA SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL FRANZ LISZT PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN PIANO COMPETITION VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION “PREMIO PAOLO BORCIANI” ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CITTÀ DI PORCIA” GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL JEAN SIBELIUS VIOLIN COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HENRI MARTEAU

7–14.3 16–25.4 20–30.4 23–28.11 3–14.5 27.9–3.10 31.8–18.9 16–26.4 1–15.2 26.1–2.2 17–28.3 1–13.11 8–25.7 5–21.5 17–28.3 4–14.5 2–23.10 4–14.6 15–22.5 15–22.5 27.4–3.5 3–9.4 8–13.9 31.8–18.9 15–22.5 7–14.6 31.8–18.9 8–16.8 7–16.5 9–14.11 30.8–20.9 15–30.7 22.11–2.12 26.4–9.5


86 2020 CALENDAR BY DISCIPLINE SALZBURG SHANGHAI TONGYEONG TRONDHEIM VIÑA DEL MAR YEREVAN VOICE

BUDAPEST COLOGNE HAMAMATSU ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH LEIPZIG NORRKÖPING VERCELLI* ZWICKAU

* Founding members of the WFIMC

INTERNATIONAL MOZART COMPETITION SALZBURG SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION ISANGYUN COMPETITION PRINCESS ASTRID INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION “DR. LUIS SIGALL” ARAM KHACHATURIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL ÉVA MARTON SINGING COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION COLOGNE MT. FUJI INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPETITION OF SHIZUOKA INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH INTERNATIONAL JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH COMPETITION WILHELM STENHAMMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION GIAN BATTISTA VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION

1–15.2 4–8.8 31.10–8.11 12–15.10 2020 6–13.6 6–13.9 28.9–3.10 31.10–8.11 28.11–5.12 13–25.7 2–10.6 9–17.10 4–14.6


87 2020 2020 CALENDAR ANNIVERSARIES BY DISCIPLINE

RADU LUPU (b. 1945) 1st Prize, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1966) 1st Prize, George-Enescu International Competition (1967) 1st Prize, Leeds International Piano Competition (1969)


88 2021 BASSOON

DÜSSELDORF

BRASS QUINTET

JEJU

CELLO

BRUSSELS* GRAZ

CALENDAR BY DISCIPLINE

TONGYEONG VIÑA DEL MAR YEREVAN CHAMBER MUSIC

PINEROLO/TORINO

CONDUCTING

BESANÇON TOKYO

DOUBLE BASS

MARKNEUKIRCHEN

DUO FOR VOICE AND PIANO FLUTE

GRAZ DÜSSELDORF KOBE

HORN

JEJU MUNICH* PORCIA

OBOE

DÜSSELDORF TOKYO

ORGAN

ST.-MAURICE TOKYO

PERCUSSION TRIO

LUXEMBOURG

PIANO

BARCELONA BOLZANO* BONN CALGARY DUBLIN ÉPINAL FORT WORTH HAMAMATSU KIEV

LEEDS PRAGUE* TBILISI TROMSØ VALÈNCIA

AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” ISANGYUN COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION “DR. LUIS SIGALL” ARAM KHACHATURIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION “PINEROLO E TORINO – CITTÀ METROPOLITANA” CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE JEUNES CHEFS D’ORCHESTRE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FOR CONDUCTING MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS KOBE INTERNATIONAL FLUTE COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “CITTÀ DI PORCIA” AEOLUS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION OF SAINT-MAURICE D’AGAUNE INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION MUSASHINO-TOKYO INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION COMPETITION LUXEMBOURG MARIA CANALS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION BARCELONA FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL TELEKOM BEETHOVEN COMPETITION BONN HONENS PIANO COMPETITION DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ÉPINAL INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION HAMAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS IN MEMORY OF VLADIMIR HOROWITZ LEEDS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION TBILISI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION TOP OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION “ITURBI PRIZE”

13-19.9 8-16.8 3-29.5 6-15.2 OctoberNovember November 6-14.6 8-14.3 September 2021 6-15.5 6-15.2 13-19.9 26.8-5.9 8-16.8 30.8-17.9 8-13.11 13-19.9 2021 August 2021 13-21.2 13-25.3 25.8-4.9 2021 14-22.10 14-25.5 March 27.5-12.6 12-29.11 15-22.4 8-18.9 6-15.5 1-11.10 June 23.6-3.7


89 2021

CALENDAR BY DISCIPLINE

VERCELLI* WEIMAR ZÜRICH PIANO DUO

KATRINEHOLM MUNICH*

PIANO QUARTET

LYON

PIANO TRIO

GRAZ

SAXOPHONE

ANDORRA

STRING QUARTET

LYON PRAGUE* TRONDHEIM

TENOR TROMBONE

JEJU

TRUMPET

JEJU

VIOLIN

AUCKLAND BELGRADE GRAZ HANNOVER MARKNEUKIRCHEN MUNICH* POZNAŃ* SEOUL SINGAPORE SION

VOICE

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* Founding members of the WFIMC

GIAN BATTISTA VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION WEIMAR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS International Franz Liszt Piano Competition GÉZA ANDA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DUO COMPETITION ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” ANDORRA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION LYON INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION JEJU INTERNATIONAL BRASS & PERCUSSION COMPETITION MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION “FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC” JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER MARKNEUKIRCHEN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION HENRYK WIENIAWSKI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL ARD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION ELENA OBRAZTSOVA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF OPERA SINGERS

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NIKOLAI SZEPS-ZNAIDER (b. 1975) 1st Prize, Carl Nielsen International Competition, Odense (1992) 1st Prize, Queen Elisabeth Competition (1997)


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