a w a r d s Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition Rossella Fugaro, Organizing Sec’y firstname.lastname@example.org www.fondazionerenatatebaldi.org Via O. Scarito 84 (+ 378) 0549 886344 7893 Borgo Maggiore twitter.com/Renata_Tebaldi
Biennial. Purpose: To sustain young lyric singers. Eligibility:
Age limit of 30 years for sopranos, tenors, & countertenors;
32 years for contraltos, mezzo-sopranos, baritones, &
basses. Prizes: Section 1, Ancient & Baroque Repertoire,
(1st) 5000 euros & the President of the Jury will offer a
contract/agreement; (2nd) 3000 euros; (3rd) 1500 euros.
Section 2, Opera, from Mozart to the 20th century, (1st)
10,000 euros & the President of the Jury will offer a
contract/agreement; (2nd) 6000 euros; (3rd) 4000 euros.
Deadline: 2021. Competition: 2021. Entrance Fee: 80
euros for Opera section ( 120 euros for both sections).
Isidor Bajic International Piano Memorial Competition
Dorian Leljak, Art. Dir.
Radmila Rakin-Martinovic, Exec. Dir.
Tatjana Vukmanovic, Sec’y-Gen.
Vera Hofman-Momcilovic, Milena Apic, Co-Heads,
Njegoseva 9, 21000 Novi Sad + 381 ( 63) 838-2988
Biennial. Purpose: To provide young pianists an opportunity
to start on their artistic paths. Acting on a non-profit
basis, established artists & experts from various fields
contribute their time, knowledge & experience to inspire
the young. Eligibility: Category A ( 13-16 years old), B (17-
20 years old), C (up to 35 years old). Prizes: 10,600 euros.
Deadline: Oct. 2020. Competition: Dec. 2020. Entrance
Fee: 80-150 euros.
International Jeunesses Musicales Competition
Terazije 26/II + 381 ( 11) 2686-380
11000 Belgrade twitter.com/MuzomBG
Annual. Eligibility: Guitarists of any nationality who are
under age 35 on competition date. Prizes: Cash prizes,
valuable gifts, promotion through concerts & publicity by
Jeunesses Musicales, various special prizes. Deadline:
Jan. Competition: Mar. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Makris International Conducting Competition
Predrag Gosta, Art. Dir.
Kolarceva Zaduzbina, Studentski trg 5 404 414 5510
Annual. Purpose: To promote the music & legacy of Greek-
American composer Andreas Makris, & to identify &
reward an outstanding “complete” conductor who has
an exceptional gift to work well with various orchestras
& soloists in a wide variety of repertoire. Eligibility:
Conductors who have reached international competition
standard; no age limits. Prizes: (1st) $5000, (2nd) $3000,
(3rd) $1000, in cash & conducting engagements with
professional orchestras & opera companies valued at
over $25,000 Deadline: April 15, 2020. Competition: June
22-30, 2020. Entrance Fee: 250 euros (non-refundable
WPTA International Piano Competition (WPTA IPC)
Ian Jones, WPTA IPC Art. Dir.
Dorian Leljak, WPTA/WPC Pres.
Tatjana Vukmanovic, Chief Admin’r
5a Belsize Square, London NW3 4HT, England
+ 381 44 (7956) 396929, 381 ( 63) 838-2988
Annual. Purpose: To put pianists where they belong - on
the stage; to avoid expenses normally associated with
traveling to competitions; & to eliminate the stress of
the live competing atmosphere. Eligibility: No age limit;
any nationality; piano performance & composition.
Competitors can send their best recordings as web-posted links or audio-visual files. Alternatively, a live
audition by a WPTA-appointed judge can be arranged in
many places around the world. Prizes: Laureates will be
featured as soloists at the annual World Piano Conference
(WPC) in Novi Sad, Serbia. The winner of the Concerto
category will perform with orchestra at the WPC Grand
Gala Opening & winners of the Recital & Chamber Music
categories will be presented in the WPC Evening Gala
Recital Series. Laureates will have all their costs covered,
& they can attend free master classes with world-class
musicians & have access to all WPC events. Deadline:
Apr. 30 annually. Competition: May 15 annually (laureates
announced); June 27-July 3 annually (award packages at
World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia). Entrance
Fee: 150 euros.
Singapore International Violin Competition
3 Conservatory Dr., Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Mus.
National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore 117376
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 at year of competition. Prizes: (1st) $50,000; (2nd)
$25,000; (3rd) $15,000; (4th) $6000; (5th) $5000; (6th)
$4000; and other performance prizes. All finalists receive
a 3-year fine instrument loan from the Rin Collection on
top of concert opportunities from performance partners.;
Best Accompanist (two prizes) $1500. Competition: 2021.
Entrance Fee: $100.
J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition
Markéta ätefková, Contact
SOUTH AFRICA, REPUBLIC
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 30 years. Prizes:
Total of more than R820,000 ($65,000). Deadline: Aug. 2,
2019. Competition: Jan. 20-Feb. 1, 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) 3500 euros; (3rd) 2500 euros; Alhambra’s
Prize to the New Spanish Music Composition, 3000 euros;
Audience Prize, 1000 euros. Competition: June 2-6, 2020
(Valencia, Spain). Entrance Fee: 50 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. Competition: Mar-Apr.
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.
Concurso Internacional de Piano “Premio Jaén” /
International Piano Competition “Prize Jaén”
Plaza de San Francisco 2, 23071 Jaén + 34 953 248 000
Annual. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality, under 32 years
old, excluding those who have received the Prize Jaén
previously. Prizes: (1st) 20,000 euros, Gold Medal,
Diploma, a Compact Disc recording with the record label
Naxos and concert tour; (2nd) 12,000 euros and diploma;
(3rd) 8000 euros and diploma; Rosa Sabater prize
6000 euros, diploma and a concert in the city of Jaén;
Contemporary music prize 6000 euros, diploma and Naxos
label recording; Audience prize bronze sculpture without
prize money. Deadline: March 4, 2020. Competition: Apr.
16-25, 2020. Entrance Fee: 80 euros.
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 + 34 656 689550
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, 1991, inclusive;
young pianists born after Jan. 1, 2005, inclusive. Prizes:
1st) 4000 euros, festival concert in 2023, member of the
Jury in 2023; (2nd) 2000 euros; (3rd) 1000 euros. Young
Pianists, (1st) 1000 euros, festival concert in 2023, member
of the Jury in 2023; (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 &
Italy. Deadline: July 5, 2021. Competition: Sept. 5-11, 2021
(Centro Cultural de San Carlos). Entrance Fee: 350 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. Competition: Sept. Entrance Fee: None.
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 outstanding talent. Eligibility: Open to pianists of
all nationalities born in 1986 or after. Prizes: (1st) 30,000
euros, concerts & recitals worldwide, a CD with Naxos;
(2nd) 20,000 euros, concerts in Spain; (3rd) 10,000 euros,
concerts in Spain; Finalist Prize, 5000 euros; Audience
Award. Deadline: Nov. 2021. Competition: July 25-Aug. 5,
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: Oct. Competition: 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),
London (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:
112,000 euros in prizes; (1st Grand Prize) 25,000 euros;
(2nd) 15,000 euros; (3rd) 11,000 euros; (4th) 8000
euros; (5th) 7000 euros; (6th) 6000 euros; plus special &
extraordinary prizes, including contracts & scholarships.
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019. Competition: Jan. 15-26, 2020.
Entrance Fee: 50 euros (preliminary audition), 50 euros
Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition
Auditori Municipal Enric Granados
Plaça Josep Prenafeta s/n + 34 973 700 639
Annual. Purpose: International Piano Competition. Eligibility:
Even-years, pianists 18-32 years old; odd-years, pianists
up to 17 years old. Prizes: (1st) 12,000 euros. Competition:
June 29-July 4, 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition
Sonja Stenhammar, Art. Dir.
Box 2154 + 46 (073) 035-6854
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: Feb. 15, 2020. Competition: June 2-10, 2020.
Entrance Fee: 130 euros.
Aga Khan Music Awards
Fairouz Nishanova, Dir. Of the Aga Khan Mus. Initiative
PO Box 2049, 1211 Geneva 2 ( 41. 22) 909 72 00
1-3 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Triennial. Purpose: The Awards were created to recognize
and support exceptional talent, creativity, promise, and
enterprise in music performance, creation, education,
preservation, and revitalization in societies across the
world in which Muslims have a significant presence.
Eligibility: By nomination only, see website for nomination
criteria. Prizes: US $500,000 total, including cash prizes
and professional development opportunities, including:
commissions for the creation of new works, recording and
artist management contracts, suppor for pilot education
initiatives, technical and/or curatorial consultancies.
Competition: 2021. Entrance Fee: None. By nomination
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: