a w a r d s Seoul International Music Competition Woo-Youn Chung, Coord. firstname.lastname@example.org www.seoulcompetition.com Secretariat, 3Fl., The Dong-A Ilbo Bldg. 29 Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu + 82 ( 2) 361-1415 Seoul 120-715
Annual. For voice (2019), piano (2020). Purpose: To promote
cultural exchanges among nations through music, & to
support talented young musicians from all over the world.
Prizes: (1st) $50,000; (2nd) $30,000; (3rd) $20,000; (4th)
$10,000; (5th) $7000; (6th) $5000. Deadline: Dec. 14,
2018. Competition: Mar. 22-30, 2019. Entrance Fee: $200
(for those selected to participate in the first round of the
Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition
(Organized by Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of
Kr. Barona St. 1, LV-1050 Riga + 371 67222935
Quadrennial. Purpose: To provide a valuable competitive
experience, especially for the young & upcoming perform-ers; to give the audiences & organizers an opportunity to
get acquainted with new talent. Eligibility: Pianists born
after Oct. 26, 1987. Prizes: (Grand) 3000 euros; (1st) 2000
euros; (2nd) 1500 euros; (3rd) 1000 euros; two finalists,
non-prizewinners, 500 euros each. Deadline: Sept. 2021.
Competition: Oct.-Nov. 2021. Entrance Fee: 50 euros.
International M. K. ciurlionis Piano & Organ
Totoriu 20, LT-01121 Vilnius + 370 699 31 852
Quadrennial. Purpose: To discover & promote young talented
musicians. Eligibility: Pianists to 30 years old; organists to
35 years old. Prizes: 42,000 euros Competition: Nov. 5-16,
2019 Entrance Fee: 60 euros and 100 euros
International Composition Competition Luxembourg
BP 406, L-2014 Luxembourg-City
Eligibility: Composers; no age limit. Prizes: (1st) 2500 euros.
Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Feb. Entrance Fee: 20 euros
Malta International Piano Competition
36 Merchants St., Valletta VLT1173 + 356 7772 7222
Annual. Eligibility: The five best pianists will be selected
from each of eleven related competitions, for a total of 55;
15 additional pianists will be selected through a normal
registration. Prizes: (1st) 100,000 euros; total prize fund,
200,000 euros. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Apr.-May.
Malta International Piano Festival & Competition
36 Merchants St., Valletta VLT1173 + 356 7772 7222
Eligibility: Group C, pianists 18-35 years old. Prizes: (1st)
8000 euros; (2nd) 4000 euros; (3rd) 2000 euros.
Competition: 2019 TBD. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Biennial. Competition: Sept. 2020 (Mexico City).
Monte Carlo Music Masters Prix Prince Rainier III
c/o J.M. Fournier Prod’n, Salle Gaveau, 45 Rue La Boëtie
F-75008 Paris, France
Annual. For piano, strings, voice. Eligibility: Exclusively open
to finalists of international competitions; age limit of 40.
Prizes: 30,000 euros, international concert tour. Deadline:
June-July. Competition: 2019 TBD (voice). Entrance Fee:
50 euros (audition); 150 euros (selected competitors
International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch (IVC)
Annett Andriesen, Gen. Mgr.
Edwin Thus, Prod’n Mgr.
PO Box 1225 + 31 ( 73) 6900-999
5200 BG ’s-Hertogenbosch twitter.com/IVCompetition
Biennial. Purpose: To stimulate & support the careers of
young singers. Eligibility: Female singers born in 1988 or
later; male singers born in 1986 or later. Prizes: Total of
32,500 euros combined with engagements; prizewinners’
concerts; special prizes for art song, oratorio, opera &
Dutch composition; final with symphony orchestra; master
classes & feedback from jury members; casting directors
& impresarios present at every round. Board & lodging
can be provided with host families; travel expenses will be
refunded to a maximum of 400 euros for semifinalists &
700 euros for finalists. Deadline: Apr. 2020. Competition:
Sept. 2020. Entrance Fee: 130 euros.
International Franz Liszt Piano Competition
Rob Hilberink, Dir.
Marije Schot, Mktg. & Pub.
Merle Smeets, Office Mgr.
PO Box 494, 3500 AL Utrecht + 31 ( 30) 69 66 144
Triennial. Purpose: To support young musicians; to focus on
the piano works of Franz Liszt. Eligibility: Open to pianists
of all nationalities, at least 20 years old & not older than 29
on the starting date of the competition. Prizes: Over 50,000
euros in prize money; three-year Career Development
Program valued at 300,000 euros, including a CD release,
PR package, media training & concert engagements in
more than 25 countries. Competition: Mar. 16-28, 2020.
Entrance Fee: 150 euros.
Tromp International Percussion Competition Eindhoven
Arthur van der Drift, Gen. Mgr.
PO Box 615, 5600 AP Eindhoven + 31 ( 40) 265 56 66
Biennial. Purpose: Dr. Ir. Theo Tromp founded the Tromp
Biennial in Eindhoven in 1970 because he felt young
people had too few opportunities. Over forty years later the
TROMP International Percussion Competition has become
the leading competition for solo percussion in the world, the
ideals of its founder close at heart, creating opportunities
and a stage for young percussionists from around the
world. Eligibility: Percussionists with a maximum age of
30 years and have completed their professional education
or are currently in the final phase. Prizes: Total of 40,000
euros; numerous concert engagements & a professional
CD recording. Deadline: May 1, 2020. Competition: Nov.
2020. Entrance Fee: 200 euros.
Gisborne International Music Competition
PO Box 949, Gisborne 4040 + 64 ( 27) 240-1254
Annual. Eligibility: All players of orchestral instruments
between 16 & 25 years old. Prizes: (1st) $10,000; (2nd)
$5000; (3rd) $3000. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Sept.
Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Nov.-Dec. Entrance Fee:
Michael Hill International Violin Competition
Anne Rodda, Exec. Dir.
PO Box 24657, Royal Oak + 64 ( 9) 639-2010
Biennial. Purpose: To recognize & celebrate excellence,
distinctiveness & musical artistry; to encourage talented
young violinists worlwide who are on the verge of launch-ing themselves on the world stage & empowering them
with the skills to broaden their opportunities. Eligibility:
Violinists between 18 & 28 years old. Prizes: (1st) NZ$
40,000, recording, winner’s tour of New Zealand, customized professional development program; (2nd) NZ$
10,000; (3rd) NZ$ 5000; (4th) NZ$ 3000; (5th) NZ$ 2000;
(6th) NZ$ 1000. Best Performance of NZ Composition,
NZ$ 2000. Best Chamber Music Performance, NZ$ 2000.
Audience Prize. NZ Development Prize. Deadline: Nov. 15,
2018. Competition: May 31-June 8, 2019. Entrance Fee:
Kerikeri International Piano Competition
John Jackets, Competition Dir.
PO Box 269, Kaikohe 0440
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality born on or after
Sept. 29, 1990; previous first-prize winners of the
Competition are not eligible. Prizes: Total prizes, NZ$
32,000; (1st) NZ$ 15,000. Deadline: 2020. Competition:
2020. Entrance Fee: NZ$ 175.
Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition
c/o Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen + 47 55 92 29 92
N-5232 Paradis twitter.com/Griegpianocomp
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities born in 1987-
2003. Prizes: (1st) 30,000 euros, engagements; (2nd)
20,000 euros; (3rd) 10,000 euros. Deadline: Apr. 20, 2020.
Competition: September, 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Princess Astrid International Music Competition
Trondheim Symph. Orch.
Kjøpmannsgata 46, N-7011 Trondheim + 47 90 09 31 39
Biennial. Eligibility: Conductors of all nationalities under 35
years old. Prizes: (1st) 160,000 NOK; (2nd) 50,000 NOK;
(3rd) 25,000 NOK. Deadline: Spring 2020. Competition:
Fall 2020. Entrance Fee: None.
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition
Lars Hallvard Flaeten, Exec. Dir.
Universitetsgaten 14, N-0164 Oslo + 47 22 99 21 05
Biennial. Purpose: To assist the career development of
talented young singers. Eligibility: For singers of all voices
& nationalities born after Jan. 1, 1987. Prizes: (1st) 50,000
euros; (2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd) 5000 euros; two finalist
prizes, 1500 euros; Best Performance of Norwegian
Music, 1500 euros; Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship (awarded to
the best Norwegian participant), NOK 100,000. Deadline:
Apr. 1, 2019. Competition: Aug. 13-23, 2019, Oslo; Oct. 3,
2019, Bergen. Entrance Fee: 90 euros.
Top of the World International Piano Competition
Tori Stødle, Art. Dir.
Postboks 1295, N-9263 Tromsø + 47 91 38 62 78
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities under age 35.
Prizes: (1st) 30,000 euros; (2nd) 20,000 euros; (3rd)
10,000 euros. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019. Competition: June
15-21, 2019. Entrance Fee: $150.
Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition -
Kristin Reigstad, Exec. Leader
email@example.com www.kamfest.no www.ticc.no
Postbox 8867 Nedre Elvehavn + 47 92 03 50 53
Biennial. For piano trio (2019 and 2023), string quartet (2021).
Purpose: Springboard for young ensembles. Eligibility:
Piano trios, single members, over 16 years & under 35
years; maximum total age of the trio is 87 years at the time
of the competition. Prizes: Cash & concert engagements.
Deadline: Apr. 20, 2019. Competition: Sept. 23-29, 2019.
Entrance Fee: 120 euros per piano trio.
International Piano Competition of Panama City, Nelly
& Jaime Ingram
Jaime Ingram, Pres.
+507 6612-2692, 6612-5206, 6612-7198
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities between the
ages of 18 & 30. Prizes: (1st) $20,000; (2nd) $15,000;
(3rd) $10,000; (4th) $5000; (5th) $3000; Audience
Choice Award, $1000; other prizes. Deadline: May 2020.
Competition: Oct. 2020. Entrance Fee: None (percentage
of airfare may be covered; all meal, transportation & hotel
fees covered while in Panama).
Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition
The Fryderyk Chopin Institute
ul. Tamka 43 + 48 ( 22) 441-61-42
00-355 Warsaw twitter.com/chopininstitute
Quinquennial. Purpose: To promote young talented musicians
& Chopin’s music. Eligibility: Pianists born between 1990
& 2004. Prizes: (1st) 30,000 euros; total amount, 135,000
euros. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019. Competition: Apr. 13-24,
2020 (preliminary round); Oct. 2-23, 2020 (competition).
Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
International Cochran Piano Competition
Jakub Fiebig, Dir.
Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for
Annual; online competition with headquarters in Warsaw,
Poland. Purpose: To focus on a complex & longterm
support of the ICPC participants & winners; ICPC
promotes a new approach toward piano competitions,
redefining the proportion between the elements of rivalry &
artistic development. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities;
no upper age limit. Prizes: Recording sessions in Warsaw,
international CD release, photo session, promo film,
artist’s website, one-year scholarship for mental & physical
coaching sessions; estimated costs covered: 20,000
euros, including travel to Poland, accommodation, local
transportation, insurance, etc. Deadline: TBA Competition:
2019 TBA; 2018 Oct.-Nov. Entrance Fee: None.
Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk, Chief Officer
ul. Sokolska 2, 40-084 Katowice + 48 ( 32) 351 17 19
Next contest in 2023. Purpose: To promote classical music,
young conductors, & modern & contemporary music.
Eligibility: Pre-selection based on applications containing
information about qualifications and artistic output as
well as audio and video recordings of the candidate-selection: I-III stages. Prizes: (1st)-Golden Baton, (2nd)-
Silver Baton, (3rd)-Bronze Baton, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
distinction. Deadline: May 31, 2023. Competition: Nov.
17-26, 2023. Entrance Fee: 100 euro registration fee; 200
euro competition participant fee.
International Flute Competition Kraków, Poland
Karol Lipinski & Henryk Wieniawski International
Agnieszka Dzik, Coord.
ul. Sw. Tomasza 43, 31-027 Kraków + 48 ( 12) 423-20-78
Prizes: (1st) 30,000 PLN; (2nd) 18,000 PLN; (3rd) 10,000
PLN; (4th) 8000 PLN; (5th) 6000 PLN; (6th) 4000 PLN.
Deadline: Mar. 1-Oct. 31, 2019 (online application only).
Competition for young Violinists
Ryszard Piotr Heliasz, Competition Dir.
ul. Rynek 17
c/o Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. H. Wieniawskiego
Triennial. Eligibility: Under 17 years old (Junior Group), under
25 years old (Senior Group). Prizes: Junior Group, (1st)
10,000 PLN, (2nd) 5000 PLN, (3rd) 4000 PLN, (4th) 3000
PLN, (5th) 2000 PLN. Senior Group, (1st) 15,000 PLN,
(2nd) 7000 PLN, (3rd) 5000 PLN, (4th) 4000 PLN, (5th)
3000 PLN. Deadline: May 2021. Competition: Sept. 2021.
Entrance Fee: 400 euros.
Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition
Bogdan Palosz, Competition Dir.
ul. Sokolowska 29/37
c/o Foundation for the Promotion of Young Cellists
+ 48 ( 22) 632-84-97; 609 919 550 (Secretariat)