a w a r d s Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition George Konstantinidis, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.thymiscompetition.gr 33 Platonos St. + 30 2310 224722 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-2pm) 546 31 Thessaloniki Biennial. Eligibility: Pianists of any nationality born on or
after Jan. 12, 1984. Prizes: (1st) 5000 euros, engagement
with Thessaloniki State Symph. Orch., recitals; (2nd) 3500
euros, recitals; (3rd) 2000 euros, recitals. Deadline: Dec.
Competition: Jan. Entrance Fee: 150 euros.
HONG KONG (CHINA)
The Hong Kong International Piano Competition
The College of Jurors, Dr. Andrew Freris, Chm.
Dr. Anabella Levin-Freris, Exec. Sec’y
Rm. 206 A, St. George’s Bldg.
No. 2 Ice House St., Central +852 2868-3325, 9027-1429
International Conducting Competition for Chinese
Triennial. Purpose: 1st round: Up to 35 contestants selected
in Mar. to submit 60-minute video performance in Apr.
Semifinalists announced in June and invited to semifinals
in Hong Kong to perform a full 100 minute recital. 6 finalists
will then compete for three prizes. Eligibility: Pianists from
all over the world born on or after Oct. 7, 1989 (for 2019
Competition); applicants are requested to participate
in a preliminary audition by sending a video recording.
First-prize winners of international competitions included
in the list of the World Federation of International Music
Competitions will be automatically accepted to participate
in the Competition. Prizes: (1st) US$25,000, a Gold
Medal, a CD recording by the Alpha Omega Sound label
of the Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd., international
engagements; membership of the Winner’s Club of the
HKIPC; (2nd) $15,000, Silver Medal; (3rd) $10,000. The
9 semifinalists not advancing to the finals will receive a
performance fee of US$400. The 3 finalists not receiving
a prize will receive a performance fee of US$600.
Competition: Oct. 2022. Entrance Fee: $150.
Yan Huichang, Art. Dir., HKCO
7/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Servs. Bldg.
345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong +852 3185-1600
Triennial. Purpose: To recognize & groom young talent
& serve as a milestone in the development of Chinese
orchestral music in the main. Eligibility: Conductors born
on or after Jan. 1, 1972, & experienced in conducting an
orchestra, or currently studying conducting as a major in
a convervatory of music. Prizes: Champion: $15,000 and
a trophy, First Runner-up: $12,000 and a trophy, Second
Runner-up: $10,000 and a trophy, Outstanding Young
Conductor of Hong Kong Best Interpretation of a Work on
Hong Kong Audience’s Favourite (Voted by the audience
on the spot) Musicians’ Choice (Voted by members’ of
the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra) Media / Producers’
Choice Award ( To be voted by professionals of the relevant
industries). Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019. Competition: Dec. 10-
12, 2019 (1st round), June 26-29, 2020 (2nd round), July
1-2, 2020 (Semi-final), July 4, 2020 (Finals). Entrance Fee:
Bartók World Competion for Composers
Liszt Ferenc ter 8, 1061 Budapest
Biennial. Purpose: To draw the attention of the best
instrumentalists 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
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).
Dublin International Piano Competition
Adrienne Carolan, 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 14, 2021.
Entrance Fee: Non-refundable 200 euros.
Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition
Dr. Veronica Dunne, Art. Dir.
Prof. Diarmuid Hegarty, Chairman
Dearbhla Collins, Art. Admin.
Marcia Weldon, Office Admin.
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. Deadline: Autumn 2021. Competition:
Jan. 21-28, 2021. 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: Apr. 29-May 3,
2020. Entrance Fee: 300 euros.
The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master
Idith Zvi, Art. Dir.
9 Bilu St., 6522214 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) $10,000; scheduled
concerts worldwide. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019. Competition:
May 5-21, 2020. Entrance Fee: $150.
Alma Piano Competition Franz Liszt
Nadine Nicolai, Pres.
Dr. Graziella Castelletti
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: June 25-30, 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
“Premio Paolo Borciani” International String Quartet
Paolo Cantù, 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 Salò 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: June. Competition: 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
nationalities 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 euros. Deadline: May. Competition: Aug.-Sept.
Entrance Fee: 150 euros (for each of the 100 candidates
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, 1985 & Sept. 1, 2002; 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. 27, 2020. Competition:
Oct. 8-11, 2020. Entrance Fee: 100 euros.
“Città 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 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. Deadline: Oct. Competition: 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 three sections—(A) compositions for chamber
instrumental group or solo instrument, (B) electro-
acoustic, © audiovisual. Eligibility: Composers may be of
any citizenship & age; published & unpublished musical
compositions will be admitted (pieces may have been
performed); musical scores for the chamber instrumental
group section must be no longer than eight minutes, for the
electro-acoustic, analogical or digital music section must
be no longer than ten minutes, and for the audiovisual
section must be no longer than ten minutes. Prizes: For
the winning composition from the (A) compositions for
chamber instrumental group or solo instrument and (B)
electro-acoustic, 1000 euros; for the winning work of
audiovisual, 500 euros; Piero Pezzè Prize, 500 euros;
special mentions and other prizes. Deadline: Mar. 2020.
Entrance Fee: 35 euros.
Competition Città di Brescia-Giancarlo Facchinetti
Vittorio Parisi, Art. Dir. & Jury Pres.
Villaggio Prealpino, traversa X n° 25, I-25136 Brescia
Annual. Purpose: Dèdalo ensemble is proud to announce the
2nd Competition Città di Brescia, dedicated to the memory
of the late composer and conductor Giancarlo Facchinetti
(1936-2017). Eligibility: The competition is open to
conductors of any nationality with no age limit and is
dedicated to the modern and contemporary repertoire for
ensemble. Prizes: (1st) 500 euro scholarship, 4 concerts
offered with various orchestras/ensembles throughout
Europe; (2nd) 500 euro scholarship, 1 concert offered by
dèdalo ensemble; (3rd) 500 euro scholarship; (Special
Prize) 500 euro scholarship to the youngest semifinalist
not admitted to the Final. See complete regulations for
details. Deadline: June. Competition: Oct. Entrance Fee:
60 euro application fee.
Competition for young Composers dedicated to Gian
Carlo Menotti (Collaboration between Fondazione
Monini & Incontri Musicali)
Niccoló Muti, Art. Dir., Incontri Musicali
Musical Encounters (It)
Via Campo Dei Fiori 70, Spoleto 6049 (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. Prizes: (Winner) 5000 euros, awarded in July
during the 2019 Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto; winning
work will be performed in midsummer at the Incontri
Musicali Chamber Music Festival in Spoleto. Deadline:
Apr. Competition: July. Entrance Fee: None.
Benvenuto Franci International Opera Competition
Corso Il Rosselino 61, I-53026 Pienza (SI)
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: Oct. Competition: 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. Competition: May 26-June 1 2020
“Rodolfo Lipizer Prize” - International Violin
Cav. Uff. Prof. Lorenzo Qualli, Pres.
Prof. Giulio Chiandetti, Art. Dir.
Via Don Giovanni Bosco 91
+ 39 (0481) 54. 78. 63, 53. 67. 10, (mobile) 347-923628
I-34170 Gorizia (GO)
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. 13, 1988. 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 6000 euros. Deadline: Apr. 30, 2020.
Competition: Sept. 4-13, 2020. Entrance Fee: 150 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: Jan.
15, 2021. Competition: Mar. 8-14, 2021. Entrance Fee: 95
euros for each member of the group.