List of classical music competitions

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European Classical music has long relied on music competitions to provide a public forum that identifies the strongest players and contributes to the establishment of their professional careers. This is a list of current competitions in classical music. Competitions offering a range of categories are listed under "General/mixed". Competitions with age restrictions are listed under "Young musicians".

Chamber music[edit]

Roman Kramsztyk Koncert (1918)
  • Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition for piano trios and string quartets (Melbourne, Australia)[2]
  • Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition (Maryland, USA)[3]
  • Duo Entendre Composition Competition for French horn and piano (Newcastle, Australia)[4]
  • Forte International Music Competition (New York, USA)[5]
  • Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition (Marseille, France)
  • International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg for piano trios and string quartets (Hamburg, Germany)[6]
  • International String Quartet Competition Radom Chamber Orchestra (Radom, Poland)[7]
  • Premio Paolo Borciani, International String Quartet Competition (Reggio Emilia, Italy)[8]
  • Premio Trio di Trieste (Trieste, Italy)[9]
  • St Martin's Chamber Music Competition (London, UK)[10]
  • "Salieri - Zinetti" International Chamber Music Competition (Verona/ Mantova, Italy)[11]
  • Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award (Sydney, Australia)[12]
  • Terem Crossover International Music Competition instrumental ensembles (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)[13]
  • Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (Trondheim, Norway)[14]

Choral/voice[edit]

Candlelight Master
Young Boy Singing (1650)

Composition[edit]

Laurent de La Hyre
Allegorical Figure of Music

Conducting[edit]

Conductor Tetiana Kalinichenko

General/ mixed[edit]

Instrumental[edit]

Bartolomeo Bettera Still Life with Musical Instruments and Books
Zlata Koruna Musical instruments

Musicology[edit]

Part of the autograph score for Applicatio in C major, BWV 994 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Annual Musicology Competition (Worldwide)[66]
  • Central Academy of Arts and Expositions and Music Master Classes (Mdina, Malta)[67]

Piano/keyboard[edit]

Steinway & Sons concert grand piano, model D-274, manufactured at Steinway's factory in Hamburg, Germany
Piano in the foyer of Tutzing castle
Maurizio Balzola at the piano
Hands at the piano

String instruments[edit]

Lady Blunt Stradivari violin (1721)

Woodwind instruments[edit]

Bassoon (made by Fox)

Young musicians[edit]

Violinist: Friedrich Wilhelm Pixis (1786—1842);
Pianist: Johann Peter Pixis (1788—1874)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition for piano trios and string quartets
  3. ^ Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition
  4. ^ Duo Entendre Composition Competition
  5. ^ Forte International Music Competition
  6. ^ International Chamber Music Competition
  7. ^ International String Quartet Competition
  8. ^ Premio Paolo Borciani,
  9. ^ Premio Trio di Trieste
  10. ^ St Martin's Chamber Music Competition
  11. ^ "Salieri - Zinetti" International Chamber Music Competition
  12. ^ Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award
  13. ^ Terem Crossover International Music Competition instrumental ensembles
  14. ^ Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition
  15. ^ Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition
  16. ^ BBC Singer of the World competition
  17. ^ Concurs Internacional de cant Jaume Aragall
  18. ^ Concours International Nei Stemmen
  19. ^ Forte International Music Competition
  20. ^ Grand Prix Maria Callas
  21. ^ International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
  22. ^ International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
  23. ^ Jan, Edward, Józefina Reszke Vocal Competition
  24. ^ Lotte Lehman League Art Song Contest
  25. ^ Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition
  26. ^ National Anthem Bicentennial
  27. ^ Prague Christmas
  28. ^ Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame
  29. ^ George Enescu International Composition Contest
  30. ^ Henryk Mikołaj Górecki International Composers Competition
  31. ^ International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
  32. ^ International Uuno Klami Composition Competition
  33. ^ Isla Verde Bronces International Brass Composition Contest
  34. ^ PARMA Student Composer Competition
  35. ^ Project Trio Composition Competition
  36. ^ RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition
  37. ^ Reveille Trumpet Collective Composition Prize
  38. ^ SAMADIS International Composition Competition
  39. ^ SAYAT NOVA International AGBU Composition Competition
  40. ^ Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition
  41. ^ Zvi Zeitlin Memorial International Composer's Competition
  42. ^ [2]
  43. ^ American Protege International Competition
  44. ^ The American Prize
  45. ^ Cleveland Aradhana - South Indian Classical Music Competition
  46. ^ E-Gré National Music Competition
  47. ^ Malta International Music Competition
  48. ^ Naumburg Competition
  49. ^ International Crescendo Music Awards Competition
  50. ^ The World Competition
  51. ^ Washington International Competition
  52. ^ [3]
  53. ^ "Arrasate Hiria" International Accordion Competition
  54. ^ Budapest International Guitar Competition
  55. ^ Canetti International Violin Competition
  56. ^ Classica Nova International Music Competitio
  57. ^ Forte International Music Competition
  58. ^ The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition
  59. ^ Gaudeamus Competition
  60. ^ International Guitar Competition & Festival
  61. ^ International Performers Competition Brno
  62. ^ Leos Janacek International Competition
  63. ^ Matosinhos International Etude Competition
  64. ^ Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  65. ^ TROMP international music competition & Festival
  66. ^ Annual Musicology Competition
  67. ^ Academy of Arts and Expositions and Music Master Classes
  68. ^ [4]
  69. ^ [5]
  70. ^ Aarhus International Piano Competition
  71. ^ American Paderewski Piano Competition
  72. ^ Anton Rubinstein Competition
  73. ^ Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition
  74. ^ Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition
  75. ^ Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition
  76. ^ Clara Haskil International Piano Competition
  77. ^ Cleveland International Piano Competition
  78. ^ Concours Géza Anda
  79. ^ Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition
  80. ^ The Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation
  81. ^ Dublin International Piano Competition
  82. ^ EPTA - International Piano Competition Svetislav Stančić
  83. ^ Eugen d'Albert International Music Competition
  84. ^ Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition
  85. ^ Forte International Music Competition
  86. ^ Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
  87. ^ George Enescu International Piano Competition
  88. ^ Holland International Piano Competition
  89. ^ Honens International Piano Competition
  90. ^ International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition
  91. ^ International Franz Liszt Piano Competition
  92. ^ International Goedicke Organ Competition
  93. ^ International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition
  94. ^ International Chopin Piano Competition
  95. ^ International Mozart Piano Competition
  96. ^ International Tchaikovsky Competition
  97. ^ ISANGYUN Competition
  98. ^ José Iturbi International Piano Competition
  99. ^ Julian Cochran Piano Competition
  100. ^ Kerikeri National Piano Competition
  101. ^ Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
  102. ^ Maria Canals International Music Competition
  103. ^ Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition
  104. ^ Panama International Piano Competition
  105. ^ Peabody Mason International Piano Competition
  106. ^ Petr Eben International Organ Competition
  107. ^ Pilar Bayona Piano Competition
  108. ^ Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  109. ^ Sendai International Music Competition
  110. ^ St Albans International Organ Festival
  111. ^ Sussex International Piano Competition
  112. ^ Sydney International Piano Competition
  113. ^ Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi
  114. ^ Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  115. ^ World International Piano Competition
  116. ^ [6]
  117. ^ Animato International Violin Competition
  118. ^ Jeunesses International Music Competition
  119. ^ International Brahms Competition
  120. ^ ISANGYUN Competition
  121. ^ Klein Competition
  122. ^ Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition
  123. ^ Rostropovich International Cello Competition
  124. ^ Windsor International String Competition
  125. ^ [7]
  126. ^ International Crescendo Music Awards Competition
  127. ^ Jeunesses International Music Competition
  128. ^ International Flute Competition Camerata Strumentale
  129. ^ Flute & Saxophone International Competition
  130. ^ Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition
  131. ^ [8]
  132. ^ Animato International Violin Competition
  133. ^ Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition
  134. ^ Balys Dvarionas International Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists
  135. ^ Boris Christoff International Competition for Young Singers
  136. ^ William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
  137. ^ International Music Competition
  138. ^ Forte International Music Competition
  139. ^ Gregynog Young Musicians Competition
  140. ^ Competition for Young Classical Guitarists
  141. ^ Cologne International Piano Festival and competition for young Pianists
  142. ^ Concours de Genève
  143. ^ Competition for Young
  144. ^ Elena Obraztsova International Competition for young opera singers
  145. ^ Festival for Creative Pianists
  146. ^ Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition
  147. ^ Hugo Kauder Society-International Music Competition
  148. ^ International Carl Bechstein Piano Competition
  149. ^ International Chamber Music Competition for ensembles 20-30yrs
  150. ^ International Competition for Young Violinists "Bravo!"
  151. ^ International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition
  152. ^ International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians
  153. ^ International Violin Competition Henri Marteau
  154. ^ International Independent Music Competition "Individualis"
  155. ^ Midwest Young Artists Discover National Chamber Music Competition
  156. ^ National Young Artist Competition
  157. ^ National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition
  158. ^ Olympic Challenge Competition (Children)
  159. ^ New York International Piano Competition
  160. ^ PianoArts North American Piano Competition for High School and College Students
  161. ^ Prague Spring International Music Competition
  162. ^ Opera for young audience
  163. ^ Russian Music Competition
  164. ^ Stulberg International String Competition
  165. ^ Tartini Music Competition for violin
  166. ^ Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition
  167. ^ Wideman Piano Competition
  168. ^ Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists
  169. ^ Young Talents with Orchestra, competition for violin and piano with orchestra

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