Discover the range of classical music competitions in the UK and Internationally with our exclusive Competition Guide.
Established in 1990 the Unisa Music Foundation’s mission is to promote music in all its forms and expressions at the University of South Africa, as well as in South and Southern Africa. To achieve this goal, the Music Foundation is responsible to maintain and administer a viable to organise and present national and international music competitions, concerts, master classes and music tuition projects. The Music Foundation has build a collection of music instruments for use in the development projects and is also charged with the responsibility to maintain the Rieger Concert organ, Steinway Grand Pianos and the Booth Harpsichord as valuable assists of the University in good order. The staff of the Music Foundation schedules and manages concerts in the various venues of the different campuses to ensure the optimal use of these facilities and to project a positive image of Unisa.
The First Unisa Southern African Wind Instrument Competition will be held from 27 June to 06 July 2013 to expose young South African wind players to the standards, requirements and procedures of an international wind instrument competition.
Tel: (012) 429-3336/3344/3311
Established in 1951 on the initiative of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, as a successor to the Eugène Ysaÿe Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition very soon became one of the leading international competitions for violinists, pianists, composers, and, since 1988, singers. Held in Brussels, the Queen Elisabeth Competition owes its reputation in part to its extremely strict regulations, but also to its outstanding juries composed of performers and educators of international renown. The Queen Elisabeth Competition aims above all to assist talented young musicians in launching an international career, by offering them the opportunity to perform for radio and television and by developing contacts and networks that can lead to concerts all over the world. Laureates of the competition over the past fifty years have included Leon Fleisher, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaime Laredo, Gidon Kremer, Mitsuko Uchida, Vadim Repin, Frank Braley, Cristina Gallardo-Domás, Nikolaj Znaider and, more recently, Baiba Skride, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Sergey Khachatryan and Andrey Baranov.. The first prizes in the most recent piano competitions were Anna Vinnitskaya and Denis Kozhukhin. The Jury of the recent Composition Prize included Kris Defoort, Kimmo Hakola, Toshio Hosokawa, Michael Jarrell, Hanspeter Kyburz and Frederik van Rossum. President of the juries since 1996 is Arie Van Lysebeth. Next edition to be held in May 2013 is devoted to young pianists who will work with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and Michael Hofstetter (Mozart concertos in semi-finals) and with the National Orchestra of Belgium and Marin Alsop (final round in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels). General information, audio and video archives, regulations can be found on www.qeimc.be live streaming as from 13 May, 2013 May 2014: Voice competition May 2015: Violin competition
This Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre. In the 15 years since its foundation, the Competition has grown in status and prestige, and continues to attract singers and pianists of the highest standing keen to embark on significant recital careers. Regarded as one of the foremost platforms for showcasing young, emerging talent from around the globe, audiences flock to Wigmore Hall to be among the first to hear these exceptional artists. Join us to follow the progress of the Competition from the Preliminary Rounds to the Final, and the exciting Prize-Giving Ceremony.
Thursday 29 August – Tuesday 3 September 2013.
Tickets on sale from Friday 21 June 2013.
The Scottish International Piano Competition (SIPC) will take place in Glasgow from 11-22 June 2014. This will form part of the cultural programme leading up to the Commonwealth Games being hosted by the City of Glasgow in July 2014. SIPC is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions. Early rounds will be held in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland followed by the concerto final in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Competition details available from June 2013 at email@example.com
Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga Sion Valais
Enzo Restagno, Président du Jury / Pierre Wavre, Directeur
Buts : découvrir de nouveaux talents, enrichir l’expérience et les compétences musicales des candidats, encourager et soutenir les laureates dans le développement de leur carrière future / Admission : violonistes de toutes nationalités âgé de moins de 26 ans (né après le 1er septembre 1987). / Prix : prix en cash, prix spéciaux, concerts / Délai d’inscription : 15 avril 2013 / Compétition : 22-29 août 2013, Sion-Valais-Suisse / Taxe d’inscription : CHF 150.00 (uniquement pour les candidats présélectionnés pour les éliminatoires)
Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga Sion Valais
(Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais)
Enzo Restagno, Pres. of the Jury / Pierre Wavre, Dir.
Purpose : to discover new talent, to enrich the musical experience and competence of the participants, to encourage and support prize-winners in their future career. / Eligibility : violonists of any nationality, under 26 years old (born before 1sr September 1987). / Prizes : cash prizes, special prizes, concerts / Deadline : 15th April 2013 / Competition : 22-29 August 2013, Sion-Valais-Suisse / Application fees : CHF 150.00 (for an applicant who is admitted to participate)
Tel: +41 (0)27 322 25 58
Geneva international music competition
Founded in 1939, the Geneva International Music Competition is one oldest and most prestigious music competitions. It was one of the founding members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.
Its multi-disciplinary approach constitutes one of its most distinctive assets: more than 26 different disciplines have been proposed in Geneva; since 2011, it also offers a Composition Prize. The Geneva Competition strives at supporting young artists and helping them to launch their career. Its career development programme includes concert agency services, an international tour as well as the opportunity to record a CD.
Laureates of the Competition have included Martha Argerich, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, Nelson Goerner, Friedrich Gulda, Heinz Holliger, Nobuko Imai, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Dagoberto Linhares, Quatuor Melos, Dominique Merlet, Aurèle Nicolet, Fritz Ollendorf, Emmanuel Pahud, Maurizio Pollini, Georg Solti, Maria Stader, Teresa Stich-Randall, José Van Dam, Christian Zacharias, Tabea Zimmermann…
2014: Piano, Flute
2016: Voice, String Quartet
Concours de Genève Geneva International Music Competition Boulevard de Saint-Georges, 34 1205 – Genève SWITZERLNAD firstname.lastname@example.org
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition takes place every other year in Oslo for singers from all over the world. The main goal of the competition is to assist the career development of talented young singers. Winners receive significant prize money, opera and concert engagements and, not least, exposure to an enthusiastic audience on stage and in the media. The competition collaborates, amongst others, with Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Norwegian Academy of Music, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for young singers. The competition is held every two years in Oslo, and the next competition is being arranged from 14 – 29 August 2013. The application deadline is 1st April, and all singers born after 1st January 1981 are welcome to apply. Prize winners receive significant prize money, engagements with leading Norwegian music institutions as well as career development opportunities and artistic exposure. The final concert is held in Oslo’s magnificent new Opera House and will be broadcasted by the Norwegian National Broadcasting Corporation.
Tel: +47 22 99 21 05