Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition
a w a r d s HUNGARy Bartók World Competion for Composers firstname.lastname@example.org bartokworldcompetition.hu Liszt Ferenc ter 8, 1061 Budapest
Biennial. Purpose: To draw the attention of the best instru-
mentalists of the upcoming musician generation to the
works of Bartók and at the same time inspiring young
composers to create new works written in the spirit of
Bartók. Eligibility: Composers, under the age of 40. Prizes:
(1st) 5,000 euros; (2nd) 3,000 euros; (3rd) 2,000 euros.
Deadline: Aug. 2020. Competition: Nov. 2020. Entrance
Fee: 50 euros
(Organized by Philharmonia Hungary & Concert
Mária Liszkay, Mgr., Competition Sec’y
Páva u. 10-12, H-1094 Budapest + 36 ( 1) 302 49 61
Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities born on or after Jan.
1, 1984. Prizes: (1st) 15,000 euros; (2nd) 12,000 euros;
(3rd) 9000 euros; Audience Prize, 6000 euros; concert
engagements & special prizes will also be awarded.
Competition: TBD. Entrance Fee: 140 euros (until Apr. 15);
180 euros (after Apr. 15).
Éva Marton International Singing Competition
Liszt Ferenc tér 8, H-1061 Budapest + 36 ( 1) 462-46-95
Quadriennal. Eligibility: Singers, women 18-32 years old &
men 18-35 years old. Prizes: (Grand Prix) 15,000 euros;
(1st) 12,000 euros; (2nd) 9000 euros; (3rd) 6000 ers;
Audience Award, 3000 euros. Deadline: Mar. 2022.
Competition: Sept. 2022. Entrance Fee: 200 euros (50%
discount for applying by Feb. 15, 2022; to be paid only by
the candidates passing to the Preliminary round).
Solti International Conducting Competition
c/o Filharmonia Hungary
Felsövámház u. 52, H-7626 Pécs + 36 ( 72) 891 400
Annual. Eligibility: Conductors born after Jan. 1, 1979. Prizes:
(1st) 20,000 euros; (2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd) 5000 euros.
Competition: TBD. Entrance Fee: 190 euros (early); 350
Dublin International Piano Competition
Brenda Wilkes, Admin’r
John O’Conor, Art. Dir.
PO Box 71, An Post, Bray, Co. Wicklow + 353 ( 1) 272-1523
Triennial. Eligibility: Between 18 & 30 years old. Prizes: In
excess of 50,000 euros. Competition: May, 2021. Entrance
Fee: Non-refundable 200 euros.
Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition
Dr. Veronica Dunne, Art. Dir.
Dearbhla Collins, Art. Admin’r
c/o Friends of the Vocal Arts
Griffith Coll., South Circular Rd. + 353 ( 1) 415-0445
Dublin 8 twitter.com/VDISComp
Triennial. Purpose: To help launch the careers of young
opera singers. Eligibility: Males & females from 20 to 32
years. Prizes: (1st) 10,000 euros & engagements; (2nd)
5000 euros; (3rd) 4000 euros; (4th) 3000 euros; (5th)
2000 euros; (6th) 1000 euros; many special prizes; total
prize fund, 30,000 euros. Competition: Jan. 25-31, 2019.
Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Fleischmann International Trophy Competition - Cork
International Choral Festival
Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay + 353 ( 21) 421-5125
Annual. Eligibility: Any choir of international standing with a
minimum of 20 & a maximum of 60 voices; purely
children’s choirs are not eligible; a program of a cappella
music consisting of either three or four contrasting works
whose total duration (actual singing) is between 10 &
12 minutes, is required; the music must be purely vocal
without the addition of percussion instruments. Prizes:
Performances, recording. Deadline: Oct. 31. Competition:
May 1-5, 2019 (competition occurs on the Saturday of the
Festival). Entrance Fee: 300 euros.
The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master
Idith Zvi, Art. Dir.
12 Huberman St., 6407510 Tel Aviv +972 ( 3) 685-6684
Triennial. Purpose: A prestigious, international event to
spread Arthur Rubinstein’s artistry & the great art of the
piano. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities between 18 &
32 years old. Prizes: All six finalists are awarded prizes;
(1st) $40,000; (2nd) $20,000; (3rd) $15,000; scheduled
concerts worldwide. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2019. Competition:
May 5-21, 2020. Entrance Fee: $150.
“Premio Paolo Borciani” International String Quartet
Paolo Cantå, Gen. and Art. Dir.
Francesco Filidei, Mus. Advisor
Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio 7
c/o Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli, I-42121 Reggio Emilia
+ 39 (0522) 458 811, (0522) 458 908
Triennial. Purpose: Created in 1987 and dedicated to the
founder and 1st violin of Quartetto Italiano, the competition,
organised by Fondazione I Teatri of Reggio Emilia, aims
to maintain and strengthen his role as one of the most
distinguished string quartets competitions, discovering
young and promising quartets and supporting their career
with money prizes, international tour and residency
projects. Eligibility: String quartets of all nationalities; total
age of the members of each string quartet must not exceed
128 years. Prizes: (1st) 25,000 euros, international tour,
residency project in Reggio Emilia; (2nd) 10,000 euros;
(3rd) 5000 euros; Special Prize for the Best Performance
of the Contemporary Piece, 2000 euros; Public’s Prize,
1000 euros. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020 Competition: June 7-
14, 2020. Entrance Fee: 150 euros.
Brescia Classica International Piano Competition
Via Gasparo da SalÚ 13 + 39 3923 005 991
I-25122 Brescia (BS)
Eligibility: Pianists up to 35 years old. Prizes: (1st) 6000
euros; (2nd) 3000 euros; (3rd) 2000 euros; Special Prize,
1000 euros. Deadline: 2019 TBA; 2017 June. Competition:
2019 TBA; 2018 July-Aug. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition
Peter Paul Kainrath, Art. Dir.
Piazza Domenicani 25 + 39 (0471) 97. 65. 68
Biennial, with an annual alternating of the preliminary
selection & final phase. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationali-
ties born after May 31, 1986, & no later than May 31, 2000.
Prizes: (1st) 22,000 euros; (2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd) 5000
euros; (4th) 4000 euros; (5th) 3000 euros; (6th) 2500 eu-
ros. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Competition: Aug. 27-Sept. 6,
2019. Entrance Fee: 150 euros (for each of the 100 candi-
dates accepted to the competition).
“Città di Alcamo,” Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti
Via F.lli Sant’Anna 77 + 39 (0924) 50. 57. 44
I-91011 Alcamo (TP)
Annual. Eligibility: Singers of all nationalities, born between
Jan. 1, 1983 & Sept. 1, 2001; winners of the first three
absolute prizes of previous editions of the competition are
not eligible. Prizes: (1st) 3000 euros; (2nd) 1500 euros;
(3rd) 1000 euros. Deadline: Sept. 29, 2019. Competition:
Oct. 10-13, 2019. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
“Cittá di Porcia” Concorso Internazionale
Prof. Giampaolo Doro, Art. Dir.
Barchessa Villa Correr Dolfin
Via Correr 69, I-33080 Porcia (PN) + 39 (0434) 59.03.56
Annual. For horn (2017), trumpet (2018), trombone
(2019), tuba (2020). Eligibility: Age limit of 30 years; first-
prize winners of previous editions cannot take part in
the competition. Prizes: (1st) 8500 euros, concert with
orchestra; (2nd) 4500 euros; (3rd) 3000 euros; Public
Prize, 1000 euros. Every non-winning finalist will get
a study grant of 750 euros. Every finalist will receive a
diploma & free bed & breakfast. Competition: 2019 TBD;
2018 Oct.-Nov. Entrance Fee: 75 euros.
“Città di Udine” International Composition Competition
Via del Torre 57/5
c/o Taukay Ed. Musicali + 39 (0432) 649244
Biennial. For two sections—(A) compositions for chamber
instrumental group or solo instrument, & (B) electro-acous-
tic. Eligibility: Composers may be of any citizenship & age;
published & unpublished musical compositions will be ad-
mitted (pieces may have been performed); musical scores
for the chamber instrumental group section must be no
longer than eight minutes, & for the electro-acoustic, ana-
logical or digital music section must be no longer than ten
minutes. Prizes: For the winning composition from each of
the two sections, 1000 euros & broadcast on RAI Radio3;
Piero Pezzè Prize, 500 euros; public performances & re-
cordings of the best 6-8 compositions; special mentions.
Deadline: Mar. 2020. Entrance Fee: 35 euros.
Competition for young Composers dedicated to Gian
Carlo Menotti (Collaboration between Fondazione
Monini & Incontri Musicali)
Niccoló Muti, Art. Dir., Incontri Musicali
Spoleto (919) 607-3029
Purpose: Dedicated to Gian Carlo Menotti; to honor the
musician, composer, director, & librettist’s passion in
helping young & emerging artists. Eligibility: Composers
of any nationality who will be no more than 30 years old
by Apr. 30, 2019. Prizes: (Winner) 5000 euros, awarded in
July during the 2019 Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto;
winning work will be performed in midsummer 2019 at
the Incontri Musicali Chamber Music Festival in Spoleto.
Deadline: 2019 TBA Entrance Fee: None.
Benvenuto Franci International Opera Competition www.
Corso Il Rosselino 61, I-53026 Pienza (SI) operapienza.it
Annual. Purpose: To honor the memory of baritone
Benvenuto Franci, born in Pienza. Eligibility: Singers
of all nationalities & vocal ranges born after Dec. 31,
1982. Prizes: (1st) 2500 euros; (2nd) 2000 euros; (3rd)
1000 euros; other prizes. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Oct.
Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Oct.
Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition
Assoc. Piano FVG, Campo Marzio 6/L
Condominio Corte Pelizza + 39 392 3293266
I-33077 Sacile (PN)
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality not older than
32 years; first-prize winners of previous editions are not
eligible. Prizes: 32,000 euros + concert tour. Deadline:
Mar. 2020. Competition: May 2020.
“Premio Vittorio Gui” Concorso Internazionale per
Complessi da Camera - Città di Firenze
ACERM, Viale Fratelli Rosselli 1 + 39 393 2737176
Annual. For chamber music, reserved to violin & piano
duo; viola & piano duo; violoncello & piano duo; string
trio & quartet; piano & string trio, quartet & quintet; wind
quintet. Purpose: To promote young chamber music
“Rodolfo Lipizer Prize” - International Violin
Cav. Prof. Lorenzo Qualli, Pres.
Prof. Giulio Chiandetti, Art. Dir.
Via Don Giovanni Bosco 91, I-34170 Gorizia (GO)
+ 39 (0481) 54. 78. 63, 53. 67. 10; (mobile) 347-923628
Annual. Purpose: To promote Rodolfo Lipizer’s works & help
the debut of young concert artists with absolute neutrality
& objectivity. Eligibility: Violinists of all nationalities born
after Sept. 15, 1987. Prizes: (1st) 12,000 euros, concerts,
diploma, medale of the President of Italy, silver trophy,
violin; (2nd) 6000 euros, concerts; (3rd) 4000 euros; (4th)
2500 euros; (5th) 2000 euros; (6th) 1500 euros; additional
special prizes of 6500 euros. Deadline: Apr. 30, 2019.
Competition: Sept. 6-15, 2019. Entrance Fee: 150 euros.
The Liszt Project Competition
Nadine Nicolai, Pres.
Dr. Graziella Castelletti, Dir. Proj. M°
Sara Torquati, Art. Dir.
Prof. Kristen Somodi (English, Russian, Hungarian,
German, 347 1730258)
Via Firenze 1 + 39 (mobile, Italian) 371 3839452
I-63066 Grottammare (AP)
Biennial. Purpose: To find & support young talent. Eligibility:
Pianists of all nationalities & both sexes; age limit of 30
years. Prizes: Prize Absolute (1st) 5000 euros, 5 concerts;
(2nd) 3000 euros, 4 concerts; (3rd) 1500 euros, 2 concerts;
Audience Award, 500 euros. Deadline: Sept. 27, 2019.
Competition: Oct. 16-20, 2019. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Pinerolo e Torino, Città Metropolitana - International
Chamber Music Competition
Viale Giolitti 7
c/o Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo + 39 (0121) 32. 10. 40
I-10064 Pinerolo (TO)
Biennial. Eligibility: For piano duo; piano trio; quartet, quintet,
sextet. Prizes: (1st) 10,000 euros; (2nd) 6000 euros; (3rd)
3000 euros; (4th) 2000 euros; (5th) 1000 euros; special
prize of a Baume & Mercier watch for each group member
for the best performance of a Brahms or Schumann
composition; Audience Prize, 1000 euros. Deadline:
2020. Competition: 2020. Entrance Fee: 75 euros for each
member of the group.
“Michele Pittaluga” Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra
Classica—Premio Città di Alessandria
Dr. Arch. Micaela Pittaluga, Pres.
“Michele Pittaluga” Concorso Internazionale di
Piazza Garibaldi 16 + 39 (0131) 25. 31. 70, 25. 12.07
Annual. For classical guitar soloists with orchestra.
Purpose: To discover young guitarists. Eligibility: Guitarists
of all nationalities born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, with the
Pittaluga Junior section only for guitarists less than 16
years old. Prizes: (1st) 10,000 euros; (2nd) 3000 euros;
(3rd) 2000 euros; extensive concert tour; Naxos CD
recording. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Jul. Competition:
2019 TBD; 2018 Sept. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Composizione per Chitarra Classica
Dr. Arch. Micaela Pittaluga, Pres.
Piazza Garibaldi 16 + 39 (0131) 25. 31. 70, 25. 12.07
Biennial. For classical guitar (2018). Purpose: To expand
the contemporary repertoire of the instrument. Eligibility:
Composers of any nationality; no age limit; compositions
should never have been published or performed in a public
concert. Prizes: The winning work will be awarded a cash
prize & be premiered. Deadline: 2020. Competition: 2020.
Entrance Fee: 50/100 euros.
Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 1 + 39 (0362) 22. 29. 14
I-20831 Seregno (MB)
Biennial. For piano. Eligibility: For pianists of both sexes
& any nationality. Deadline: TBD 2020. Competition: TBD
Il Pozzolino International Competition for young
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 1 + 39 (0362) 26. 35. 41
I-20831 Seregno (MB)
Biennial. For piano. Eligibility: For pianists of both sexes &
any nationality born between Jan. 1, 1999 & Dec. 31, 2010;
Category A (born in 2008-10), B (2005-07), C (2002-04),
D (1999-2001). Competitors can apply for one category
only; they may apply for a superior age category if they
believe themselves qualified to do so. Prizes: Absolute first
prizes, Category D, 2000 euros; Category C, 1500 euros;
Category B, 1000 euros; Category A, 500 euros. Deadline:
2020. Competition: 2020. Entrance Fee: 50 euros (Catego-
ry A), 60 euros (B), 70 euros (C), 80 euros (D).