a w a r d s Triennial. Purpose: To promote the continued growth & strength of classical music in the region & around the world. Eligibility: Violinists of all nationalities less than 30 years old. Prizes: (1st) $50,000; (2nd) $25,000; (3rd) $15,000; (4th) $6000; (5th) $5000; (6th) $4000; Best Recital, $2000; Audience Prize, $2000; Best Performer of
Commissioned Work, $1000; Best Performance of Bach,
$1000; Best Performance of Paganini Caprice, $1000;
Best Accompanist (two prizes) $1500. Competition: 2021.
Entrance Fee: $100.
J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition
Markéta Štefková, Contact
c/o Slovak Philh., Medená 3 + 421 ( 2) 2047 5266
816 01 Bratislava
Triennial. Eligibility: Pianists up to 32 years old. Prizes: (1st)
6000 euros; (2nd) 3000 euros; (3rd) 2000 euros. Deadline:
June 30, 2020. Competition: Sept. 14-20, 2020. Entrance
Fee: 70 euros.
Unisa International Piano Competition
PO Box 392, Unisa + 27 ( 12) 429-3336
Pretoria 0003 twitter.com/unisamusicfound
Quadrennial. For piano. Purpose: To promote excellence in
music performance. Eligibility: Age limit of 32 years. Prizes:
Total of more than R820,000 ($65,000). Deadline: Aug. 30,
2019. Competition: Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2020. Entrance Fee:
Alhambra International Guitar Competition
José Luis Ruiz del Puerto
Manufacturas Alhambra SL
Duquesa de Almodóvar 17 + 34 ( 96) 5530.011
03830 Muro de Alcoy (Alicante)
Biennial. Purpose: To promote the guitar. Eligibility: Open
to all guitarists, younger than 35 years, irrespective of
nationality, excluding previous prize winners of this event.
Prizes: (1st) 14,000 euros, CD recording by Naxos, &
concerts; (2nd) 4000 euros; (3rd) 2500 euros; Alhambra’s
Prize to the New Spanish Music Composition, 3000 euros;
Audience Prize, 1000 euros. Competition: May-June, 2020
(Valencia, Spain). Entrance Fee: 40 euros.
Maria Canals of Barcelona International Music
Jordi Vivancos, Mgr.
Montse Roig, Sec’y
C/Palau de la Música 4-6 + 34 ( 93) 295. 72. 51
08003 Barcelona twitter.com/maricanals_bcn
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities, not younger
than 18, nor older than 29. Prizes: (1st) 25,000 euros;
(2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd) 6000 euros; more than 40,000
euros in worldwide concerts. Deadline: Dec. 10, 2018.
Competition: Mar. 23-Apr. 4, 2019. Entrance Fee: 180
euros (for chosen contestants).
“Cidade de Ferrol” International Piano Competition
Praza de Armas s/n + 34 981 944 180
15402 Ferrol (Galicia)
Eligibility: Pianists worldwide, at least 16 & not older than 35
years; former first-place winners are not eligible. Prizes:
(1st) 12,000 euros; (2nd) 6500 euros; (3rd) 4000 euros.
Deadline: TBD Competition: TBD
Ibiza International Piano Competition
Jaime Ferrer, Pres., Centro Cultural de San Carlos
HRH Princess Irene of Greece, Pres. of Honour
Plaza de la Iglesia s/n + 34 ( 91) 881.67.15
07850 San Carlos, Ibiza
Biennial. Purpose: To discover & promote pianists, & boost
initial careers. Eligibility: Pianists, without limitations of
nationality or residence, born after Jan. 1, 1989, inclusive;
young pianists born after Jan. 1, 2003, inclusive. Prizes:
Pianists, (1st) 4000 euros, festival concert in 2021,
member of the Jury in 2021; (2nd) 2000 euros; (3rd)
1000 euros. Young Pianists, (1st) 1000 euros, festival
concert in 2021, member of the Jury in 2021; (2nd) 600
euros; (3rd) 400 euros. Special prizes for best performer
of Johann Sebastian Bach (500 euros), a sonata (500
euros), a romantic work (500 euros), a contemporary
work (500 euros), Spanish work (holiday package), pianist
talent (holiday package), young pianist talent (holiday
package); concerts in Spain & Germany. Deadline: July
5, 2019. Competition: Sept. 1-6, 2019 (Centro Cultural de
San Carlos). Entrance Fee: 300 euros (includes first-class
hotel accommodation, meals, drinks, study pianos, bus
service, diploma, competition book).
“Premio Iturbi,” Concurso Internacional de Piano de
Plaza Manises 4, Diputación de Valencia
Servicio de Cultura, 46003 Valencia + 34 ( 96) 388. 25. 25
Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality who will not
have reached 31 years by the date of the final trial; no
candidates will be allowed to participate who have obtained
First Prize during previous editions of the contest. Prizes:
(1st) 18,000 euros; (2nd) 12,000 euros; (3rd) 6000 euros;
(4th) 4000 euros; (5th) 3000 euros; (6th) 1900 euros.
Deadline: June 2019. Competition: Sept. 2019. Entrance
“Jaén” Premio, Concurso Internacional de Piano
Plaza de San Francisco 2, 23071 Jaén + 34 953 248 000
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality, born after Mar.
31, 1984, excluding those who have received the Prize Jaén
previously. Prizes: (1st) 20,000 euros; (2nd) 12,000 euros;
(3rd) 8000 euros. Deadline: Mar. 13, 2019. Competition:
Apr. 24-May 3, 2019. Entrance Fee: 50 euros.
Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano
Paloma O’Shea, Founder & Pres.
Pilar Pertusa, Secretary Gen.
Calle Hernán Cortés, 3 Entlo. + 34 942 311 451
Triennial. Purpose: To give international support to young
pianists of great talent. Eligibility: Open to pianists of all
nationalities born in 1986 or after. Prizes: (1st) 30,000 eu-
ros, concerts & recitals worldwide, a CD with Naxos; (2nd)
20,000 euros, concerts in Spain; (3rd) 10,000 euros, con-
certs in Spain; Finalist Prize, 5000 euros; Audience Award.
Deadline: Nov. 2021. Competition: July 25-Aug. 5, 2022.
Spanish Composers International Piano Competition
Leonel Morales, Art. Dir.
Maria Herrero, Gen. Mgr.
Urb. Molino de la Hoz
Calle Autillo 12 + 34 916 302 129, 609 030 056
28232 Las Rozas (Madrid)
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities not older than
36 years. Prizes: (1st) 8000 euros; (2nd) 4000 euros; (3rd)
2000 euros, Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Oct. Competition:
2019 TBD; 2018 Nov.
“Tenor Viñas” International Singing Contest
The Organising Board
Silvia Casamayor Abad, Secretary
Bruc 125 + 34 ( 93) 457.86.46
08037 Barcelona twitter.com/ConcursoVinas
Annual. Eligibility: Singers of all nationalities, women 18-32
years old, men 18-35 years old. Preliminary auditions in
Beijing (NCPA), Berlin (Deutsche Oper, Staatsoper), Lon-don (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), San Francisco
Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Madrid (Teatro Real), Milan
(Teatro alla Scala), Moscow (Bolshoi Theatre of Russia),
New York (Metropolitan Opera), Paris (Opera National),
Barcelona (Gran Teatre del Liceu). Prizes: 98,000 euros
in prizes; (1st Grand Prize) 25,000 euros; (2nd) 15,000
euros; (3rd) 11,000 euros; (4th) 8000 euros; (5th) 7000 eu-
ros; (6th) 6000 euros; plus special & extraordinary prizes,
including contracts & scholarships. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018.
Competition: Jan. 16-27, 2019. Entrance Fee: 50 euros
(preliminary audition), 50 euros (final round).
Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition
Aud. Municipal Enric Granados
Plaça Josep Prenafeta s/n, 25004 Lleida + 34 973 700 639
Annual. Eligibility: Even-years, pianists 18-32 years old;
odd-years, pianists up to 17 years old. Prizes: (1st) 12,000
euros. Deadline: TBD. Competition: June 29-July 4, 2020.
Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition
Sonja Stenhammar, Art. Dir.
Box 2154 + 46 ( 11) 218669, 218668
SE-600 02 Norrkoping twitter.com/WSIMC_Sweden
Biennial. Eligibility: Singers of all nationalities; women and
men born after June 1, 1985. Prizes: (1st) 100,000 SEK;
(2nd) 60,000 SEK; (3rd) 40,000 SEK; (4th) 20,000 SEK;
Audience prize 20,000 SEK; Mozart Prize, 10,000 SEK.
Deadline: Mar. 2020. Competition: June 2020. Entrance
Fee: 130 euros.
Géza Anda, Concours
Prof. Tobias Richter
Bleicherweg 18, CH-8002 Zürich + 41 ( 44) 205 14 23
Triennial. For piano. Purpose: To sponsor, in the musical spirit
of Géza Anda, pianists of the young generation. Eligibility:
Born no later than June 1989. Prizes: Engagements in
major international music centers; cash prizes of CHF
60,000; special prizes; free concert management for three
years. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021. Competition: June 2021.
Entrance Fee: 300 Swiss francs.
Basel Composition Competition baselcompetition.com
c/o Artistic Mgmt. GmbH, Byfangweg 22, CH-4051 Basel
Annual. Eligibility: All ages & nationalities. Prizes: (1st) CHF
60,000; (2nd) CHF 25,000; (3rd) CHF 15,000. Competition:
Feb. 20-24, 2019.
Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award
Via Soldino 9
c/o Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana + 41 ( 91) 960 30 44
Cyclical. For composition, instrumental/vocal, chamber
music. Purpose: To discover & encourage new young
talent in the different sectors of classical music. Eligibility:
Voice (2018). Prizes: 25,000 euros. Deadline: 2019 TBD;
2018 May. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Sept. Entrance
Composition Competition of the Fribourg International
Festival of Sacred Music (Switzerland)
Concours de Genève (Geneva International Music
Rue des Alpes 7, PO Box 540 + 41 ( 26) 322 48 00
Biennial. Purpose: To encourage the creation of original
works taking their inspiration from sacred themes & texts.
Eligibility: Open to composers of all ages & nationalities.
Prizes: Award in cash, plus first performance (world pre-
miere) of the first-prize work during a concert of the fol-
lowing Fribourg Int’l Festival of Sacred Mus. in July 2022.
Deadline: 2021 Competition: 2021 Entrance Fee: None.
Christine Sayegh, Pres.
Didier Schnorhk, Sec’y-Gen.
Bd. de Saint-Georges 34, CP 268 + 41 ( 22) 328 62 08
CH-1211 Geneva 8
Annual. Multidisciplinary; percussion & composition (2019);
oboe & violoncello (2020) ; voice & composition (2021).
Purpose: To promote young musicians by awarding
prizes, providing career management & giving them
concert opportunities. Eligibility: Percussionists born after
30 Oct., 1989. Composers born after 1 May, 1979 Prizes:
Percussion, (1st) 20,000 CHF; (2nd) 12,000 CHF; (3rd)
8000 CHF; special prizes. Composition, (1st) 15’000 CHF;
(2nd) 10’000 CHF; special prizes. Deadline: May 2, 2019
(composition& percussion). Competition: Nov. 7-21, 2019
(percussion); Nov. 8 (composition). Entrance Fee: CHF
250 (percussion); CHF 100 (composition).
Fribourg International Piano Competition JEUNE
Michel Runtz, Pres., Association Jeune Musique (AJM)
Association Jeune Musique, CP 66 + 41 ( 77) 472 97 67
Biennial. Purpose: To promote 20th & 21st centuries music;
to encourage musicians, especially the young, to interpret
& create this music. Eligibility: Piano solo & piano four
hands; age limit of 18 years for all levels of difficulty. Prizes:
Total of 5000 Swiss francs in cash, & gift vouchers, editors
prizes. Deadline: 2019 TBD Competition: 2019 TBD
Entrance Fee: CHF 50 to CHF 100.
Clara Haskil International Piano Competition
Rue du Conseil 31, PO Box 234 + 41 ( 21) 922 67 04
Biennial. Purpose: To honor the memory of Clara Haskil.
Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities, born after Dec.
31, 1991. Prizes: Clara Haskil Prize, CHF 25,000; other
finalists, CHF 4000 each; Modern Times Prize, CHF 3000;
Public Prize, CHF 3000; Coup de Coeur Prize, CHF 3000;
Children Corner Prize, CHF 2000. Deadline: Apr.-May
2019. Competition: Aug.-Sept, 2019. Entrance Fee: $75.
“Prix de Lausanne” International Ballet Competition
Shelly Power, Art. Dir. & CEO
Stephane Lagonico, Bd. Pres.
Av. Bergieres 14, CH-1004 Lausanne + 41 ( 21) 648 05 25
To help young promising dancers to com-plete their training & to start their professional careers.
Eligibility: Ballet students 14 to 19 years old. Prizes:
Scholarships in famous ballet schools or apprentice
scholarships in famous ballet companies. Deadline: Sept.
30, 2018. Competition: Feb. 3-10, 2019. Entrance Fee: 175
CHF, registration, plus 175 CHF, if selected.
Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Sion-
c/o Le Sion Festival
Place Ambuel 7, CP 2155 + 41 ( 27) 322 25 58
Biennial. Eligibility: Male & female violinists of all nationalities
who are less than 26 years old. Prizes: (1st) CHF 15,000;
(2nd) CHF 10,000; (3rd) CHF 5000. Deadline: Apr. 15,
2019. Competition: Aug. 18-24, 2019.
International Competition for young Pianists in Memory
of Vladimir Horowitz
Yuri Zilberman, Gen. Dir.
Lidia Kovtiukh, Art. Dir.
Iryna Polstiankina, Exec. Dir.
31 Tolstogo Str.
Admin. Horowitz Competition + 380 ( 44) 288-32-38
Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition
Annual. Eligibility: Horowitz Debut, limit of 14 years old;
Junior age group, 9-15 years old; Intermediate age group,
14-19 years old; Senior age group, 16-33 years old. Prizes:
Cash awards totalling over $50,000 (Intermediate & Senior
groups); about $9000 (Junior group). Deadline: Feb. 10,
2019. Competition: Apr. 16-24, 2019 . Entrance Fee: $100
(Intermediate & Senior groups), $70 (Junior group), $50
48/4 Iv. Franka Str., 79005 Lviv
Eligibility: Violinists 15-29 years old. Prizes: (1st) 20,000
euros; (2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd) 8000 euros. Deadline: July
10, 2019. Competition: Oct. 24-Nov. 21, 2019. Entrance
Fee: 100 euros.