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)[1]
  • Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition (Maryland, USA)[2]
  • Duo Entendre Composition Competition for French horn and piano (Newcastle, Australia)[3]
  • Forte International Music Competition (New York, USA)[4]
  • Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition (Marseille, France)
  • International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg for piano trios and string quartets (Hamburg, Germany)[5]
  • International String Quartet Competition Radom Chamber Orchestra (Radom, Poland)[6]
  • Premio Paolo Borciani, International String Quartet Competition (Reggio Emilia, Italy)[7]
  • St Martin's Chamber Music Competition (London, UK)[8]
  • "Salieri - Zinetti" International Chamber Music Competition (Verona/ Mantova, Italy)[9]
  • Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award (Sydney, Australia)[10]
  • Terem Crossover International Music Competition instrumental ensembles (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)[11]
  • Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (Trondheim, Norway)[12]

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]

  • American Protege International Competition (New York, USA)[39]
  • The American Prize (Connecticut, USA)[40]
  • Cleveland Aradhana - South Indian Classical Music Competition (Cleveland, USA)[41]
  • E-Gré National Music Competition (Brandon, Canada)[42]
  • EUROPAfest (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Franz Schubert and Modern Music International Music Competition, Graz[43]
  • Naumburg Competition (New York, USA)[44]
  • International Crescendo Music Awards Competition (Tulsa, USA)[45]
  • Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition (previously International Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition) (Paris, France)
  • The World Competition (entirely online) (New York & Bologna)[46]
  • Washington International Competition (Washington, USA)[47]

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)[61]
  • Central Academy of Arts and Expositions and Music Master Classes (Mdina, Malta)[62]

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)
  • International Crescendo Music Awards Competition (Tulsa USA)[116]
  • International Flute Competition Camerata Strumentale (Timişoara, Romania)[117]
  • Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition (Marseille, France)[118]

Young musicians[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition for piano trios and string quartets
  2. ^ Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition
  3. ^ Duo Entendre Composition Competition[dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e Forte International Music Competition
  5. ^ International Chamber Music Competition
  6. ^ International String Quartet Competition
  7. ^ Premio Paolo Borciani,
  8. ^ St Martin's Chamber Music Competition
  9. ^ "Salieri - Zinetti" International Chamber Music Competition
  10. ^ Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award
  11. ^ Terem Crossover International Music Competition instrumental ensembles
  12. ^ Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition
  13. ^ Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition
  14. ^ BBC Singer of the World competition
  15. ^ Concurs Internacional de cant Jaume Aragall
  16. ^ Concours International Nei Stemmen
  17. ^ International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
  18. ^ International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition[dead link]
  19. ^ Jan, Edward, Józefina Reszke Vocal Competition
  20. ^ Lotte Lehman League Art Song Contest
  21. ^ Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition
  22. ^ National Anthem Bicentennial
  23. ^ Prague Christmas
  24. ^ Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame
  25. ^ George Enescu International Composition Contest[dead link]
  26. ^ Henryk Mikołaj Górecki International Composers Competition
  27. ^ International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
  28. ^ International Uuno Klami Composition Competition
  29. ^ Isla Verde Bronces International Brass Composition Contest
  30. ^ Online composition contest
  31. ^ PARMA Student Composer Competition[dead link]
  32. ^ Project Trio Composition Competition
  33. ^ RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition
  34. ^ Reveille Trumpet Collective Composition Prize
  35. ^ SAMADIS International Composition Competition
  36. ^ SAYAT NOVA International AGBU Composition Competition
  37. ^ Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition
  38. ^ Zvi Zeitlin Memorial International Composer's Competition
  39. ^ American Protege International Competition
  40. ^ The American Prize
  41. ^ Cleveland Aradhana - South Indian Classical Music Competition
  42. ^ E-Gré National Music Competition
  43. ^ Franz Schubert and Modern Music International Music Competition (retrieved January 8, 2015)
  44. ^ Naumburg Competition
  45. ^ International Crescendo Music Awards Competition
  46. ^ The World Competition
  47. ^ Washington International Competition
  48. ^ "Arrasate Hiria" International Accordion Competition
  49. ^ Budapest International Guitar Competition
  50. ^ Canetti International Violin Competition
  51. ^ Classica Nova International Music Competitio
  52. ^ The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition
  53. ^ Gaudeamus Competition
  54. ^ a b c International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists
  55. ^ International Guitar Competition & Festival
  56. ^ International Performers Competition Brno
  57. ^ Leos Janacek International Competition
  58. ^ Matosinhos International Competition
  59. ^ Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  60. ^ TROMP international music competition & Festival
  61. ^ Annual Musicology Competition[dead link]
  62. ^ Academy of Arts and Expositions and Music Master Classes
  63. ^ Aarhus International Piano Competition
  64. ^ American Paderewski Piano Competition
  65. ^ Anton Rubinstein Competition[dead link]
  66. ^ Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition
  67. ^ Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition
  68. ^ Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition
  69. ^ Clara Haskil International Piano Competition
  70. ^ Cleveland International Piano Competition
  71. ^ Concours Géza Anda
  72. ^ Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition
  73. ^ The Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation
  74. ^ Dublin International Piano Competition
  75. ^ EPTA - International Piano Competition Svetislav Stančić
  76. ^ Eugen d'Albert International Music Competition
  77. ^ Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition
  78. ^ Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
  79. ^ Holland International Piano Competition
  80. ^ Honens International Piano Competition
  81. ^ International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition
  82. ^ International Franz Liszt Piano Competition
  83. ^ International Goedicke Organ Competition
  84. ^ International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition
  85. ^ International Chopin Piano Competition
  86. ^ International Mozart Piano Competition
  87. ^ International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs
  88. ^ International Tchaikovsky Competition[dead link]
  89. ^ a b ISANGYUN Competition
  90. ^ José Iturbi International Piano Competition
  91. ^ Julian Cochran Piano Competition
  92. ^ Karlovac International Piano Competition
  93. ^ Kerikeri National Piano Competition
  94. ^ Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
  95. ^ Maria Canals International Music Competition
  96. ^ Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition
  97. ^ Panama International Piano Competition
  98. ^ Peabody Mason International Piano Competition
  99. ^ Petr Eben International Organ Competition[dead link]
  100. ^ Pilar Bayona Piano Competition
  101. ^ Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  102. ^ Sendai International Music Competition
  103. ^ St Albans International Organ Festival
  104. ^ Sussex International Piano Competition
  105. ^ Sydney International Piano Competition
  106. ^ Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi
  107. ^ Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  108. ^ World International Piano Competition
  109. ^ a b Animato International Violin Competition
  110. ^ International Brahms Competition
  111. ^ Klein Competition
  112. ^ Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition
  113. ^ Rostropovich International Cello Competition
  114. ^ Washington International Competition for Strings 2015
  115. ^ Windsor International String Competition
  116. ^ International Crescendo Music Awards Competition
  117. ^ International Flute Competition Camerata Strumentale
  118. ^ Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition
  119. ^ Cite error: The named reference brisbanyouthmusicfestival.org was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  120. ^ Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition
  121. ^ Balys Dvarionas International Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists
  122. ^ Boris Christoff International Competition for Young Singers
  123. ^ William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
  124. ^ International Music Competition
  125. ^ Gregynog Young Musicians Competition
  126. ^ Competition for Young Classical Guitarists
  127. ^ Città di Barletta Young Musician Intl. Competition
  128. ^ Cologne International Piano Festival and competition for young Pianists
  129. ^ Concours de Genève
  130. ^ Elena Obraztsova International Competition for young opera singers
  131. ^ Festival for Creative Pianists
  132. ^ Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition
  133. ^ Hugo Kauder Society-International Music Competition
  134. ^ International Carl Bechstein Piano Competition
  135. ^ International Chamber Music Competition for ensembles 20-30yrs
  136. ^ International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition
  137. ^ International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians
  138. ^ International Violin Competition Henri Marteau
  139. ^ International Independent Music Competition "Individualis"
  140. ^ Midwest Young Artists Discover National Chamber Music Competition
  141. ^ National Young Artist Competition
  142. ^ National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition
  143. ^ Olympic Challenge Competition (Children)
  144. ^ New York International Piano Competition
  145. ^ PianoArts North American Piano Competition for High School and College Students
  146. ^ Prague Spring International Music Competition
  147. ^ Opera for young audience
  148. ^ Russian Music Competition
  149. ^ Stulberg International String Competition
  150. ^ Tartini Music Competition for violin
  151. ^ Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition
  152. ^ Wideman Piano Competition
  153. ^ Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists
  154. ^ Young Talents with Orchestra, competition for violin and piano with orchestra

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