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Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
The 2018 Orchestra Noir Solo Virtuoso Competitions
The 2018 Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven Solo Virtuoso Competition is open to all ethnicities, and nationalities from all countries. There is no age limit. This competition is open to the following instrumentalists: voice, piano, strings, winds, brass, and harp. Participants are required to submit video links for the audition. After preliminary video screening, 10 participants will be chosen as finalists and invited to audition live on June 7, 2018.
Gold: $1,500
Silver: $700
Bronze: $300
The 2018 Schubert, Schumann & Brahms Solo Virtuoso Competition is open to all ethnicities, and nationalities from all countries. There is no age limit. This competition is open to the following instrumentalists: voice, piano, strings, winds, brass, and harp. Participants are required to submit video links for the audition. After preliminary video screening, 10 participants will be chosen as finalists and invited to audition live on June 8, 2018.
Gold: $1,500
Silver: $700
Bronze: $300
period07 Jun 18 - 08 Jun 18
posted 20 Feb 18

Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Kaleidoscope Instrumental and Vocal Competition
We are very happy to announce a new international competition open to instrumentalists and vocalists with $15,000 in prizes plus solo appearances with orchestra in 2018–2019.
Our application deadline is April 1.
Roundtrip air travel to Los Angeles and housing with be covered for finalists. Our competition is open to performers of any age, residing in any country. Our final round will be held on June 9.
Our online application, competition FAQ, and more details about Kaleidoscope can be found on our website:
period14 Feb 18 - 09 Jun 18
closing date01 Apr 18
posted 16 Feb 18

Canada Canada
PRISMA Festival Concerto Competition
Do you want to win a week in the Moscow Symphony Orchestra?
This is the first prize, all paid for. The PRISMA Festival Concerto Competition 2018 is part of the festival and open for all students who are accepted to PRISMA 2018.
The finalists perform as soloists with the PRISMA Festival Orchestra.
The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy provides two weeks of world-class music education on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, June 11-23.
Participants receive dedicated support daily from Guest Artists -- musicians from renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, La Phil, Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Substantial full and partial scholarships are available. Explore the PRISMA website, which includes information about in-depth audition training and the Concerto Competition.
Connect with your passion in a beautiful natural setting.
period11 Jun 18 - 23 Jun 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 11 Feb 18

Belgio Belgio
Ysaye International Music Competition
On the 16th of July 2018, we will be celebrating the 160th birthday of the Belgian violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye.
In memory of Eugene Ysaye, the organizers wish to create a high level competition for young musicians. Their goal is to develop culture in Liege and give a chance for musicians from all around the world to show their talent.
The competition is devided into two parts: Violin (3 categories) and Chamber Music (2 categories).
Three prizes will be awarded per category. Cash prizes, instrumental material and vouchers will be distributed to the winners. The prizes will be awarded by the jury members and sponsors to the winners of the competition on the 21st July 2018 at the end of the gala concert.
Participants are also invited to apply for the "3rd International Music Camp" which will take place in Liège from the 21st to the 27th of July.
period16 Jul 18 - 21 Jul 18
closing date15 Jun 18
posted 7 Feb 18

Germania Germania
International Music Competition "Buchenau Spring 2018", Cello
The Competition will take place during the International Music Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018".
This competition's aim is to promote and support talented young musicians (age limit: 35).
Musicians from all over the world are welcome. The competition is open for violin, viola, cello, double-bass, piano players and various chamber music ensembles.
The competition supports young up-and-coming artists by providing cash- and non-cash prizes, scholarships for master classes, arranging concert engagements - including a performance with a symphony orchestra at the
International Music Festival "Buchenau Summer 2018" in Fulda, Germany.
International Music Competition “Buchenau Spring 2018” is held on March 30-31, 2018 in Buchenau Castle. For the conditions please visit our website
Application fee for non-participants of the masterclasses of International Music Festival “Buchenau Spring 2018” is 149,- € per person or 199,- € per chamber music ensemble.
period30 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 31 Jan 18

Regno Unito Regno Unito
Pierre Fournier Award
The next auditions for the Pierre Fournier Award will be held at the Wigmore Hall in London on 3 & 4 July 2018. Applicants are required to arrive in London on 2 July. The winner receives a Wigmore Hall recital & concerto opportunity with the Philhamonia Orchestra.
Applicants should be no older than 30 on 1 July 2018
The deadline for applications will be 26 March 2018 at 5pm (BST)
Applicants must submit 5 live & unedited video recordings of the following:
Prelude and One other movement from a Bach Suite.
First Movement from a Beethoven Sonata.
First movement from a Romantic Sonata.
A work or movement of a composition written since 1960.
A movement from a standard cello concerto.
Applicants must also submit full recital programme (approx. 75 – 90 minutes) that the applicant will be prepared to play at the audition.
Cellists are asked to bring with them a collaborative pianist with whom they feel confident they could perform a successful recital programme in the Wigmore
period17 Jan 18 - 26 Mar 18
closing date26 Mar 18
posted 20 Jan 18

Italia Italia
GEWA Young Contest
Torna il Gewa Young Contest con la II Edizione 2018. Il concorso è dedicato a tutti i giovani Violinisti, Violisti e Violoncellisti dai 6 ai 14 anni. I vincitori dei concorsi regionali potranno vincere numerosi premi messi in palio da GEWA come borse e astucci, mute di corde  Larsen Strings ed abbonamenti ad ARCHI Magazine. Inoltre, i vincitori assoluti e i primi premi dei concorsi regionali, si sfideranno nella finale nazionale il 29 settembre all'interno della fiera internazionale Cremona Musica, con nuovi e speciali premi: 
Terzo classificato, 250 euro 
Secondo classificato, sistema insonorizzato offerto da Puma Acoustics
Primo classificato, 500 euro e concerto finale con I Musici, la più importante Orchestra Italiana di musica barocca. 
Allora cosa aspetti? Scegli la data più vicina a te, contatta il negozio di riferimento ed iscriviti, il vincitore di quest' anno potresti essere tu!
period03 Mar 18 - 27 May 18
posted 15 Jan 18

Regno Unito Regno Unito
The North International Music Competition
The North International Music Competition is an online music competition for musicians around the world!
We want to encourage more young musicians to perform and grow. A competition can offer many benefits to our participants and provide a platform where they can feel comfortable competing. We hope that this will help developing a confidence and help musicians realise their dreams and potential. Our purpose is to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards which can help to launch international careers.
period12 Jan 18 - 12 May 18
closing date15 Apr 18
posted 13 Jan 18

Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Auditions for placement on artist roster. Astral assists emerging classical instrumentalists residing in the U.S. Roster artists receive professional guidance, superior performance opportunities, project development, networking, intensive community engagement training, marketing resources, and access to new music commissions. Applicants may be under professional management. Auditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Application deadline: Wednesday, 07.03.18
Woodwinds & Brass auditions: Tuesday, 29.05.18
Strings auditions: Wednesday, 30.05.18
Solo Piano auditions: Thursday, 31.05.18
Online application:
period29 May 18 - 31 May 18
closing date07 Mar 18
posted 13 Jan 18

Francia Francia
Concours de Musiques d'ensemble crée par la FNAPEC
Concours ouvert à des groupes constitués de jeunes artistes dont la moyenne d'âge ses situe entre 18 et 30 ans, organisés en ensemble à vocation professionnelle et composés de 2 à 15 musiciens, sans chef. Le groupe doit être issu de la communauté européenne ou avoir étudié en Europe. Les groupes retenus par le comité de sélection s'engagent à respecter le règlement du concours et à être présents à Musiques d'ensemble. Tout groupe qui ne se sera pas acquitté des droits d'inscription et qui n'aura pas retourné le présent règlement ne pourra pas concourir;
Une seule audition sans œuvre imposée devant un jury unique, tous groupes confondus. Le programme présenté , dont la composition ne devra pas excéder une durée de 18 minutes, entrée et sortie de scène comprises, au delà de laquelle le jury se réserve le droit d'interrompre la prestation. Pas de partitions photocopiées .Prévoir un exemplaire des partitions originales jouées pour le jury, rendu aux concurrents à la fin du concours.
period21 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
closing date05 Apr 18
posted 12 Jan 18

Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Manhattan International Competition, Carnegie Hall
Over $25,000 in prizes / CD recording project (all costs covered)
Application DEADLINE: 28th FEBRUARY
Online application:
VIDEO SELECTION (no travel required)
Recitals at CARNEGIE HALL: 7th July, 2018.
Over $25,000 in prizes.
CD recording distributed internationally by the label Orpheus Classical
Marketing promotion. International management. Masterclass with Ivo Pogorelich.
Special prizes: Many Golden and Silver awards.
Honorary president: IVO POGORELICH.
period11 Jan 18 - 28 Feb 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 12 Jan 18

Germania Germania
International Anton Rubinstein Cello Competition 2018
 The International Anton Rubinstein Cello Competition 2018 will take place on 7th and 8th April 2018 at Mendelsohn-Remise in Berlin/ Germany.
Cellist of all nationalities and ages may take part in this competition. The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the Jury will decide the winners. The first round will be completed via video link on YouTube. The final round will take place in the Mendelsohn Remise in Berlin.
1. Prize - 750 € and cello bow from VICTOR THOMASSIN 1900 as loan for one year, 2. Prize - 500 € and cello bow from FRANZ ALBERT NÜRNBERGER jun. 1915, Gold as loan for one year,3. Prize - 250 € and Cello bow from C.HANS- KARL SCHMIDT as loan for one year
period07 Apr 18 - 08 Apr 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 14 Oct 17

Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
2018 Washington International Competition for Strings
The Washington International Competition (WIC) was established in 1950 to support outstanding young classical musicians in their pursuit of professional careers. The WIC occurs in a three-year rotation for piano, strings and voice.
The 2018 Competition for Strings semifinals will take place at George Washington University on both Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Finals will take place on Sunday, June 24 at the Kennedy Center.
First Prize each for violin, viola, cello: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $3,000
Fourth Prize: $1,000
Audience Prize: $1,000
Performance Awards
Solo performance opportunities in Washington DC including an appearance with the Avanti Orchestra.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 28 (as of the date of the competition). Proof of age will be required. Applicants must not be under professional management. Previous first-prize winners of the competition and current students of the judges may not apply.
period22 Jun 18 - 24 Jun 18
closing date01 Mar 18
posted 3 Oct 17

Francia Francia
Competition Les Musicales du Centre
Les Musicales du Centre (France) organize 6 competitions of music. Winners can play as soloist with orchestra (Salle Cortot, Paris) or in major concert seasons and receive prize money.
Competitions are open to candidates of all nationalities.
The Singing category of the "Musicales du Centre" competition is open to singers under 16 age.
The Composition competition of the "Musicales du Centre" is open to composers of all ages.
The Young Talents category of the "Musicales du Centre" competition is open to all instrument, singers and/or composers aged 4 to 15 years.
The Improvisation category of the "Musicales du Centre" competition is open to all musicians or groups aged at least 16 years old during audition.
The instruments category of the "Musicales du Centre" competition is open to all instrumentist who are at least 12 years old at the audition.
The Grand Competition "Les Musicales du Centre" is open only to instrumentalists and singers with no age limit.
period20 Jan 18 - 01 May 18
closing date15 Mar 18
posted 8 Sep 17

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