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Italia Italia
"Il Piccolo Violino Magico"
“Il Piccolo Violino Magico” is an International Competition that will be held in San Vito al Tagliamento (Italy) from 4th to 8th July 2018.
It's reserved to young talented violinists aged 9 to 13 years and will consist in three different rounds. In the first two each candidate will perform accompanied by the string ensemble “Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni”: at the end of the semifinals 3 candidates will be selected and admitted to the final round where they will perform a solo-repertoire accompanied by a symphony orchestra.
Main Prizes 5000€, 3000€, 2000€
You can download the “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” 2018 announcement by visiting our web site where you’ll also find pictures, videos and many other details regarding the previous editions.
period04 Jul 18 - 08 Jul 18
closing date31 Mar 18
posted 16 Oct 17

Germania Germania
The International Anton Rubinstein Violin Junior Competition
The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2018 for Violin Junior
will take place on 21th and 22th April 2018 at the International Music Academy in Düsseldorf/ Germany.
Violinists Violinists between the ages of 8 and 15 years old 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 two categories in the International Music Academy in Düsseldorf/Germany.
Prizes are master bows as loan for 1 year.
period21 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
closing date21 Mar 18
posted 14 Oct 17

Francia Francia
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
The Fondation des Etats-Unis is currently accepting applications for its annual Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. Eligible candidates are graduate and post-graduate musicians (instrumental, vocal, composition) of exceptional talent who wish to pursue advanced artistic studies in Paris, France during the upcoming academic year.
The HHW Scholarship is a private grant awarded under the auspices of the Fondation des Etats-Unis. It offers its winners numerous advantages, including:
- A 10,000 € stipend (may vary subject to fund earnings) for the upcoming academic year
- A rent-controlled live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis
- Access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically significant concert
The deadline for all application materials is January 31st of the current academic year. Full details can be found on the following website: .
period03 Oct 17 - 31 Jan 18
closing date31 Jan 18
posted 4 Oct 17

Lituania Lituania
6International Competition of Chamber Ensembles Musical Aquarelle
International competition of chamber ensembles “Musical Aquarelle –2018” will take place on March 7-11 at Anykščiai music school. This competition gives an opportunity for young musicians to reveal their performing capabilities in chamber music also experience participating in international competition and diversity of performances.
We are glad to welcome pupils and students of all specialities. The main requirement – at least one wind instrument in the ensemble. Other instruments are free of choise. The group of ensemble is determined by the oldest member in it. Programme is free although one classic piece is desirable. Five groups of level A three groups of level B and Junior group will be awarded separately. Structure of the competition:
All ensembles are divided into six groups and two categories. Age range depends on November 30, 2017 (how old is the oldest participant on that day).
period07 Mar 18 - 11 Mar 18
closing date15 Jan 18
posted 3 Oct 17

Repubblica Ceca Repubblica Ceca
The Josef Micka International Violin Competition
The competition is open to violinists attending junior music schools,
conservatoires, secondary music schools, private schools or who are receiving private tuition, and who will perform the prescribed repertoire and comply with the age limit of 16 years of age.
period09 Mar 18 - 11 Mar 18
closing date31 Jan 18
posted 3 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

Polonia Polonia
15th International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition
The International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition has taken place annually since 2004 in Poznań, Poland. The 15th edition of the competition will take place on March 24th– 26th, 2018.
The March 2018 competition is eligible to students born after December 31st, 1999.
There are two stages to the competition.
• In Stage I, contestants perform one of the 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass by Georg Philipp Telemann and one piece of the contestant’s own choice for violin with piano or solo violin. Cyclic works such as suites, sonatas, concertos or parts thereof are not permitted at this stage.
• In Stage II, contestants perform the first or the second and third movements of any chosen violin concerto.
Registration is open until December 15th, 2017.
For more information, please contact us at
Learn more at our website:
period26 Mar 18 - 26 Mar 18
closing date15 Dec 17
posted 20 Sep 17

Slovenia Slovenia
The round-numbered 10th international music competition for soloists and chamber music groups Svirél will once again take place in the inspiring Goriška Brda region and the youthful city of Nova Gorica.
The competition will start with soloists, followed by chamber music groups and each section will be concluded with the concert of the “Ten of the Best”.
Svirel competition is particularly known for its numerous cash and sponsor prizes, orchestra and solo concert opportunities.
Nevertheless, its magnificent venues at exceptional Slovene wine area combined with a music festival offers an all-round place to be.
period13 Mar 17 - 08 Apr 17
closing date01 Dec 17
posted 10 Sep 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

Bulgaria Bulgaria
The non-governmental association “Club UNESCO Leonardo da Vinci Sofia” organizes the Fourth International Violin Competition “VASCO ABADJIEV” Sofia - Bulgaria 2017, under the Patronage of the Ministry of Culture with support of Sofia Municipality and National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov”- Sofia.
The international competition for violinists is a part of the project “Shakona” and other initiatives of Club UNESCO “Leonardo da Vinci” Sofia, that has the goal to revive the national and international memory of the great Bulgarian violinist and composer Vasco Abadjiev (1926-1978).
The competition will take place once every two years.
The fourth contest will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) from 23 to 26 November 2017 at the National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov” – Sofia.
period23 Nov 17 - 26 Nov 17
posted 16 Aug 17

Spagna Spagna
III Agustin Aponte International Music Competition, 2018
III Agustin Aponte International Music Competition, 2018
Divided in two categories: Piano and Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass and guitar).
The competition is open to all nationalities to all musicians up to 32 years of age.
Grand Prize for all categories: 2000€
Prizes for each category:
1st Prize: 1000€
2nd Prize: 500€
3rd Prize: Diploma
period10 Feb 18 - 13 Feb 18
closing date22 Dec 17
posted 16 Aug 17

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