Tallinn International Piano Competition
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Estonian Academy of Mus. & Theatre, Tatari 13
+ 372 66 75 721, 66 75 700
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities born between
Nov. 9, 1984 & Nov. 17, 2000. Prizes: (1st) 10,000 euros;
(2nd) 7000 euros; (3rd) 5000 euros. Deadline: June.
Competition: Sept.-Oct. Entrance Fee: 50 euros.
Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition
Marja-Leena Pétas-Arjava, Exec. Dir.
PO Box 203, Bulevardi 5A + 358 ( 9) 612 81248
FI-00121 Helsinki twitter.com/mirjamhelin
Quinquennial. Eligibility: Open to singers of all nationalities;
women born in 1989 or later, men born in 1987 or later.
Prizes: In both women’s & men’s sections (1st) 30,000
euros; (2nd) 20,000 euros; (3rd) 15,000 euros; (4th)
10,000 euros; Special Prize, 3000 euros; 1000 euros for all
semifinalists/engagements. Deadline: Nov. Competition:
May. Entrance Fee: None.
Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition
Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Head, Competition Committee
Terhi Luukkonen, Sec’y-Gen.
PO Box 38, FI-00097 Uniarts + 358 40 710 4368
Every five years. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities born in
or after 1987. Prizes: (1st) 30,000 euros; (2nd) 25,000
euros; (3rd) 20,000 euros; consolation prize for three other
finalists, 8000 euros; other special prizes will be awarded.
Deadline: 2022. Competition: 2022. Entrance Fee: 50
International Paulo Cello Competition
Prof. Arto Noras, Art. Dir.
Katajaharjuntie 14, FI-00200 Helsinki
Quinquennial. Eligibility: Cellists 16-30 years old. Prizes:
2013—(1st) 15,000 euros; (2nd) 12,000 euros; (3rd) 9000
euros; (4th-6th) 2000 euros. Deadline: 2022. Competition:
2023. Entrance Fee: None.
International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition
Sibelius Academy, PO Box 38 + 358 40 710 4217
FI-00097 Uniarts twitter.com/sibeliusviolin
Quinquennial. Eligibility: Violinists of all nationalities.
Competition: Nov. 22-Dec. 3, 2020.
Tampereen Sävel—Tampere Vocal Music Festival
Minnakaisa Kuivalainen, Exec. Dir.
Eija Koivusalo, Prod’r
Tullikamarinaukio 2, FI-33100 Tampere + 358 ( 40) 647 5760
Biennial. Purpose: Chorus Review—to encourage choirs to
set goals for their singing & thus to improve the quality of
their performance; to offer choirs a possibility to assess their
skills in comparison with other choirs. Eligibility: Contest for
Vocal Ensembles—open to all vocal ensembles consisting
of three to eight singers with or without accompaniment;
the maximum of the accompanying group is five persons;
Chorus Review—open to all choir types, free program.
Competition: June. Entrance Fee: 300 / 150 euros.
Adilia Alieva International Piano and young
Serge Bespaly, Int’l Relations
Adilia Alieva, Jury Pres.
Villa Bagatelle, 5 Leon Guersillon + 33 ( 6) 03.80.65.58
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists born between Jan. 1, 1976 & Dec.
31, 1999 (Professional category); pianists born between
Jan. 1, 2000 & Dec. 31, 2007 (Young category). Pianists
and instrumentalists born between Jan. 1, 2007 & Dec.
31, 2014 (Children Category). Prizes: Total prizes, 26,000
euros. Deadline: Jan. 30, 2020. Competition: May 11-15,
2020. Entrance Fee: 160 euros (Professional category);
130 euros (Young category); 90 euros (Childrens
Besançon International Competition for young
Yan Pascal Tortelier, Jury Chm.
2 Rue Morand, F-25000 Besançon + 33 ( 3) 81. 25.05.85
Biennial. For young conductors. Eligibility: Under 35 years
old. Prizes: (Grand Prize) 12,000 euros & numerous
engagements. Deadline: Jan. Competition: Sept. Entrance
Fee: 250 euros.
Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition
Athénée Municipal, Boite No. 20, 1 Place Saint Christoly
Triennial. Eligibility: Ensembles of all nationalities. Prizes:
Cash, concert tours. Deadline: Feb. 2022. Competition:
May-June 2022. Entrance Fee: None.
Centre International Nadia et Lili Boulanger
Dominique Merlet, Pres.
Alexandra Laederich, Gen. Delegate
25 Rue Pierre Dupont + 33 ( 1) 49 88 16 63
Annual. Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to musicians of
all nationalities, of high musical & personal qualifications,
to composers, performers & to scholars studying in France
who propose research into history or theory of music, who
have demonstrated capacity for musical achievements
or creative ability, 20 to 32 years old. Deadline: June
30.Competition: Selection results given by Oct.
Lyon International Chamber Music Competition -
Concours International de Musique de Chambre
11 place Tobie Robatel, F-69101 Lyon + 33 ( 6) 52. 14. 80. 45
Annual. Purpose: Violin and piano duo (2020). Eligibility:
Artists of all nationalities born after Apr. 27, 1990. Prizes:
25,000 euros cash, concerts, EPK, radio broadcasting,
Belle Saison project. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020. Competition:
Apr. 28-May 3, 2020. Entrance Fee: 150 euros per duo.
Coups de Vents: International Composition Competition
for Symphonic Band
Philippe Langlet, Art. Dir.
10 Rue De L’Egalité + 33 ( 7) 60. 18. 20. 10
Triennial. Purpose: To enrich the original repertoire for
symphonic bands. Eligibility: Composers of all nations &
ages. Prizes: (1st) 8000 euros; (2nd) 4000 euros; (3rd)
2000 euros. Competition: May 2021. Entrance Fee: None.
Epinal, Concours International de Piano
Centre Culturel, 4 Rue Claude Gelée + 33 ( 3) 29. 31. 35. 85
Jean Françaix International Music Competition
Biennial. Purpose: To give competitors a chance to make
it into the list of award winners, leading to an international
career. Eligibility: Pianists born in or after 1989 & no later
than 2004. Prizes: (Great Prize of Epinal City) 7000 euros;
(2nd) 3000 euros; (3rd) 1500 euros; (4th) 1000 euros.
Deadline: Feb. Competition: Mar. Entrance Fee: 110
(Concours International de Musique Jean Françaix)
Musici Artis Paris, 5 Rue A. Comte + 33 ( 1) 46. 38. 34. 83
Annual. Prizes: 7000 euros. Competition: Apr. 24-26. 2020.
Entrance Fee: 90 euros.
Grand Prix de Chartres - International Organ
22 Cloitre Notre Dame
c/o Ass’n des Grandes Orgues de Chartres
Biennial. Competition: July-Aug.
International piano competition of Orleans for youth
Eric Denut, Pres.
Isabella Vasilotta, Art. Dir.
OCI, 5 Place de la Republique + 33 (0) 238. 62. 89. 22
Biennial. Purpose: To promote young talent & broadcast
the piano repertoire from 1900 to today. Eligibility: Pianists
of all nationalities until 18 years old. Prizes: Special
prizes, concerts invitations, purchase vouchers, music
scores, concert tickets, books, CDs. Deadline: Mar. 2021.
Competition: Apr. 2021. Entrance Fee: 90 euros.
International piano competition of Orléans
M. Eric Denut, Pres.
Ms. Isabella Vasilotta, Art. Dir.
OCI, 5 Place de la République + 33 ( 2) 38. 62. 89. 22
Biennial. Purpose: To promote young talents & make known
the piano repertoire from 1900 up to now. Eligibility:
Pianists of all nationalities under 36 years old. Prizes: Total
of 120,000 euros (prizes, concerts, residences, tours & a
CD recording). Deadline: Dec. 2, 2019. Competition: April
16-26, 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
La Maestra (International Competition for Women
Claire Gibault, Laurent Bayle, co-Dirs.
Deborah Borda, Jury Chair
28 Place Saint Georges + 33 (0) 1 45 26 72 99
75009 Paris twitter.com/LaMaestraParis
Biennial (even years). Purpose: With this competition, we
will provide a high profile platform and shine the brightest
of lights on the outstanding talents of the many women
conductors who are too often denied the visibility they
deserve. We will offer younger generations inspiring
role models and encourage a new confidence in true
vocational choices. We will call upon programmers and
musical institutions worldwide to grasp the Zeitgeist
and draw upon a pool of talents more representative of
societyís diversity. Eligibility: The Competition is open to
women conductors of all nationalities, without any age
limitation. See website for competition rules. Prizes: The
three prizes offered by the competition will take the form
of cash awards, professional engagements and career
support. (1st) 20,000 euros; (2nd) 10,000 euros; (3rd)
5000 euros. Each of the three laureates will be offered a
program of professional engagements and mentoring, in
collaboration with the French and International partners of
the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris.
Deadline: Sept. 16, 2019. Competition: Mar. 16-19, 2020.
Entrance Fee: 150 euros.
Long-Thibaud-Crespin, Concours International
Bernard Volker, Pres.
32 Av. Matignon, F-75008 Paris + 33 ( 1) 42. 66. 66. 80
Triennial for each instrument. Eligibility: 30 years old. Prizes:
69,900 euros in total. Deadline: Mar. Competition: Nov.
Entrance Fee: 100 euros, plus bank charges.
Lyon International Piano Competition
29 Rue Jules Massenet, F-69320 Feyzin
+ 33 ( 4) 72.09.10.01, ( 6) 33. 97. 34. 70
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality; age limit of 33.
Prizes: (1st) 5000 euros; (2nd) 3000 euros; (3rd) 1500
euros; (4th) 1000 euros; (5th) 700 euros; (6th) 300 euros;
Audience Award, 1000 euros; Scriabine Award, 300 euros.
Deadline: May, 2020. Competition: July 2-7, 2020.
Paris International Opera Competition
3 Rue Dangeau, F-75016 Paris + 33 ( 1) 38. 42. 29. 43
Biennial. Purpose: To discover young singers at the start of
their careers & provide them with an opportunity to perform
before the Parisian public & before a panel of professional
judges, theater directors, agents or internationally known
vocal artists. Eligibility: Singers of all nationalities & voice
types; age limit of 34 years inclusive at the date of the
Finals. Prizes: Numerous prizes & concert engagements.
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2020. Competition: Jan. 22, 2021 (finals).
Entrance Fee: 40 euros.
Saint-Priest International Piano Competition
Beatrice Quoniam Chauvel, Gen. Dir.
Pascal Nemirovski, Art. Dir. & Chm.
Théo Argence Theater, Place Ferdinand Buisson
F-69800 Saint-Priest twitter.com/lpcSaintpriest
Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities 15-30 years old. Prizes:
(1st) 10,000 euros; (2nd) 5000 euros; (3rd) 2500 euros;
(4th) 1000 euros; (5th) 500 euros. Deadline: Dec.
Competition: Apr. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
Noëmi Haire-Sievers, Culture & Int’l Relations Mgr.
Fondation des Etats-Unis
15 Blvd. Jourdan + 33 ( 1) 53. 80. 68. 82
F-75014 Paris twitter.com/FondationUSA
Annual. Purpose: To give highly talented & motivated
American musicians & visual artists of graduate & post-graduate education the opportunity to come to Paris to
accomplish a specific project related to their profession or
Candidates must have completed un-dergraduate studies; the music scholarship is for composi-tion, instrumental or vocal performance; it is not intended
for research in musicology, nor for dance or theater.
Successful candidates must propose a unique & detailed
project related to their study. Prizes: Stipend of 10,000
euros maximum (may vary subject to fund earnings).
Deadline: Jan. 31 each year. Entrance Fee: None.
GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF
Tbilisi International Piano Competition
Prof. Manana Doijashvili, Art. Dir.
Conservatoire Grand Hall
8 A. Griboedov St., Tbilisi 0108 +995 ( 32) 292 24 46
Quadrennial. Eligibility: Pianists of all nationalities; age limit
of 16-33 years. Prizes: (Grand Prix) $15,000; (1st)
$10,000; (2nd) $7000; (3rd) $5000; (4th) $4000; (5th)
$3000. Deadline: May 2021. Competition: Oct. 2021.
Entrance Fee: $100.
ARD International Music Competition
Elisabeth Kozik, Admin. Dir.
Anja Krainz, Project Mgmt.
Rundfunkplatz 1 + 49 ( 89) 5900 42471
D-80335 Munich twitter.com/ARD_competition
Annual. For cello, clarinet, bassoon, percussion (2019), flute,
string quartet, trombone, piano(2020). Purpose: For young
musicians who are interested in following an international
career. Eligibility: Performers of all nationalities; soloists
born between 1990 & 2002 in 2019. ; soloists born
between 1991 & 2003 in 2020. Prizes: (Total Prizes)
90,000 euros; (Special Prizes) 50,000 euros; (1st, Soloist)
10,000 euros; concert engagements & radio recordings for
the prize winners. Deadline: Mar. 31, 2020. Competition:
Sept. 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments
Robert Schumann Hochschule
Fischerstr. 110 + 49 ( 211) 491-8108
Annual. For flute, clarinet, saxophone (2017). Eligibility:
Soloists of all nationalities born on or after Jan. 1, 1991.
Prizes: (1st) 7000 euros cash, 3000 euros scholarship;
(2nd) 4000 euros cash, 3000 euros scholarship; (3rd) 3000
euros cash, 3000 euros cash; Special Prize for the Best
Interpretation of Contemporary Music, 2000 euros cash,
3000 euros scholarship; Audience Award, 2000 euros. All
prizes are awarded for the competition as a whole rather
than for each instrument. Deadline: Apr. Competition: Sept.
Entrance Fee: 180 euros (every participant who attends
the Competition will receive 130 euros back).