Wednesday, 19 June 2024


We are pleased to send you the rules for the 45th Young Composer Competititon, Frederic Mompou International Award, 2024.

After the great success of the last editions (with hundreds of competitors for each edition), the Lams Award Matera - Festival/ International Competition for young musicians reaches the 24th edition, with important news in the Awards awarded and is part of the many initiatives of LAMS, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Basilicata Region, the City of Matera.

Registrations will close at the latest on April 19th, 2024


We are thrilled to draw your attention to the 12th edition of our international chamber music competition Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne which will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz from Feburary 8 - 15, 2025 and kindly ask you to spread the word and forward this information to interested chamber musicians and Lied singers.

St. Cecilia International Vocal and Instrumental Music Competition is an online classical music competition for musicians who perform, compose or conduct, and we would be delighted if your students would honour us with their participation.

The International Clara Schumann Competition is an international online classical music competition for young musicians around the world. The 2023 edition is open to musicians from all over the world, and in the categories of Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, Piano 4 hands & Chamber Music. Each discipline is divided into different age categories.

The Rossini Conservatoire of Music organizes the XIX edition of the International Harpsichord Competition Gianni Gambi.

The 3rd International Voice Competition “Opera Crown” will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 20-25, 2023.

The first deadline for applications ends on October 16, and the second round of applications starts on Tuesday, October 17. Applications will be open until October 30.

We would like to inform you that the 20th International opera competition "Lazar Jovanović", organized by the Cultural element will be held from November 9th to November 12th 2023 at the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, located at Studentski trg 5, Belgrade.

The registration deadline for the 8th International Béla Bartók Piano Competition is on November 15, 2023.

Vittorio Veneto (Italy), 22-27 August 2023
Artistic director: Francesco De Angelis

We invite you to apply for the KotorArt Academy 2023

In addition to concerts by renowned musicians, thematic programs, art exhibitions and workshops, the XXII KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days International Festival is organizing the KotorArt Academy from July 18 to August 11, which will provide with the opportunity for young artists to further their skills.

Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia) invites students and young professionals to take part in the upcoming International Flute Competition organized by the Faculty of Music and Dance.

Competition will take place in Bratislava (Slovakia) 07–13 Sep, 2023.

Chamber ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, with a minimum of seven instruments and no repeated instruments.

The Announcement of the Competition, which will take place from 8 to 17 September 2023, is about to be published.

We are glad to announce that the 1st Mansurian International Competition has launched on the 15th of October, 2022. The competition proudly carries the name of Tigran Mansurian, one of the greatest Armenian contemporary composers.

The 14th International Carl Flesch Violin Competition organized by the Municipality of Mosonmagyaróvár and the Ms. Fejes Music Foundation will take place between 4 and 11 June, 2023.

London Classical Music Competition (LCMC) is an international online classical music competition for musicians around the world. Open to all nationalities and ages in piano, strings, wind, vocal and chamber music. Each discipline is divided into different age categories.

Next summer, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival will once again offer aspiring orchestral musicians from all over the world the opportunity to become members of the international festival orchestra on a scholarship.

In addition to principal conductor Christoph Eschenbach, Ruth Reinhardt, Ton Koopman, Holly Choe and Michael Sanderling will conduct the young orchestra in 2023. You find highlights of orchestral literature such as Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn’s Italian, and Bruckner's 5th Symphony on the program this year.

The core-event of the festival, the ’Pianissimo’ Piano Competition 2022 will take place in the premises of the Music School Subotica from the 1st to 4th of December 2022.

The Faculty of Arts Music Department / University of ORADEA invites you to participate in the 2nd Online Edition of the INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL CONTEST that will unfold between 16 February 2022 - 23 April 2022.

Nominations: piano, amateur piano, piano ensembles, teacher-student, concertmaster skills.

Applications are accepted until 13 October 2021 inclusive.

They would like to warmly invite young singers of all cultures throughout the world to take part in the 1st International Singing Competition BEL CANTO online (Germany).

Under the watchful eyes and ears of the international jury, participants can use the competition to judge their own standard and to compare themselves in an international setting.

With the reopening of the borders and the resumption of international flights, we inform you that in derogation of art. 1 of the rules for admission to the 40th International Violin Competition "Rodolfo Lipizer Prize" the the registration deadlines are extended to 30th JUNE 2021 and beyond with pre-registration.

RULES FOR ADMISSION: considering the difficulties, notwithstanding point 3), all submissions can be by e-mail.

The Association Musica e Spettacolo in partnership with Opera e Lirica srls and Museo Correale of Terranova, presents the International Opera Singing Competition in Sorrento.

After the success of the first edition, which took place in Sorrento in 2018, the young association continues to aim to create opportunities for its artists, especially the young promises, through scholarships and professional opportunities.

Together with this, the Opera Competition and in particular the prize-giving Concert, want to represent the resumption of cultural activities and live entertainment in Sorrento.

This year's edition of the International Millennium Piano Competition will take place ONLINE between June 7-9, 2021.

The purpose of this contest is to discover and encourage the children who are devoted to the music study, especially the piano.

Any composer who is no older than 35 on 31 December 2021 can participate in this competition.

The works must be completely unknown. They must not have been previously performed, published or disseminated in any format.

Open to candidates from all over the world and all pianistic levels, the deadline for application is 23 April 2021.

Open to ALL music disciplines and ALL ages

-ONLINE COMPETITION- (video selection: no travel required to apply)

​Application deadline: 20th April 2021

The International Instrumental and Vocal Performance Contest -1st Online edition organized by University of Oradea – Faculty of Arts / Music Department is dedicated to students from vocational Romanian and abroad institutions, as well as to young professional musicians.

Pro Juventus Foundation would like to invite you to take part in the 1st International Piano Competition - Music Phenomena 2020
The main aim of the competition is to find young talents from all over the world by the very prominent jury.

Application deadline: 31st January 2021.

Application deadline: 1st March 2021

The video link must be received along with the application form by 1st March 2021

Filharmonia Hungary organizes the highly prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Competition at the Liszt Academy of Budapest between 12-19 September in 2021. This reputable event invites young and talented pianists to apply by 15 April, 2021.

Registration opens for the 22nd International Piano Competition of Ile de France.

Registration deadline 23rdApril 2021.

  • Applications open: 3 September 2020
  • Applications close: 30 November 2020
  • Video submission (after registration) close: 30 April 2021

The International Cochran Piano Competition was created in 2014 as the first entirely online piano competition in the world and was inspired by the music of Julian Cochran – Australian composer.

So far, four editions have taken place, in which participated 500 pianists from all over the world. Its unique formula allows participants to submit recordings of their performances digitally, with no traveling required.


The repertoire has to consist of Julian Cochran’s music. The performances are evaluated by the Jury consisting of prominent, award-winning musicians who do not communicate between one another – so far, these have included Yejin Gil, Stuart Isacoff, Roberto Prosseda, Jacob Shaw, Gil Sullivan, Krzysztof Jabłoński, and Kevin Kenner. Moreover, not only do they assign scores, but they also provide written feedback for every participant, as one of the core assumptions of the Competition is to provide the contestants with an opportunity to develop. Each participant is also offered a Skype conversation with the Jury member of their choice. As the Competition is supposed to be accessible for everyone, there is no upper age limit.

The Samnium University of Music has decided to launch a project that represents an attempt to offer musicians all over the world a valid and concrete possibility: INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS AWARDS.
Through an online competition/audition, 60 musicians will be selected who will have the opportunity to play a European tour in the staff of the Samnium Symphony Orchestra in June 2021, in some of the most prestigious halls in the world: among these undoubtedly the Glass Hall of the MUSIKVEREIN IN VIENNA on June 21,2021. Besides, the winners of the First Absolute Prize will receive a $ 1500.00 scholarship.

The audition will take place online and is divided into two phases:
- pre-selection (completely free) in which candidates must send a video of their choice from the solo repertoire, deadline August 31, 2020;
- final phase in which candidates must record and send one of the orchestral excerpts chosen from those received by the Jury at the end of preselections.

June 4-15, 2020 - Registration deadline
August 16, 2020 - Video recording submission deadline
​September 1, 2020 - Winner announced

The Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists opens its registrations period until 13 July 2020.

From the 20th to the 26th of April 2020, Szeged will host again the 11th International József Simándy Singing Competition. The event is organized by ’MY HOMELAND, MY HOMELAND YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME’ Artistic and Educational Foundation and The University of Szeged Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts.

Application deadline: 15th of March, 2020.
July 6-10, 2020 at the Volos Conservatory in Volos, Greece
Deadline for application: 20 th May, 2020 (according to the post mark or electronic registration).
Application deadline: 29.02.2020
The Competition is held every two years as part of the Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts to help and encourage advanced students and young professional musicians on the threshold of their careers. The Competition wants to support its winners in the early period of their careers; to this end, cash prizes and recital opportunities are awarded.
The Competition will be held from Wednesday April 29th 2020 to Sunday May 3rd 2020 and all performances will be in public.
Deadline for the application - 10th May 2020.
Application deadline: 6th April 2020.

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Before applying, please check and study the programme description of your interest. Each description has its specific paragraph about the application process and a link to the online application platform. Fill in the online application form, upload the necessary documents and check your mailbox regularly.

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