International Competitions, Grants, Festivals, Sponsorships 2021
5th International Competition for young musicians "Rizzardo Bino"
Deadline: July 8- 18, 2021
The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG INSTRUMENTALISTS AND MALE OPERA SINGERS "RIZZARDO BINO" is open to instrumentalists under 30 and to male Opera singers under 38.
It is placed in Braone (BS - Italy).
-Soloists under 30
-Soloists under 18
-Chambler Music groups
Braone (BS), Italy
MMCV Orchestra. Scholarships to work in the orchestra this summer
Deadline: June 1, 2021
MMCV ORCHESTRA ACADEMY: SCHOLARSHIPS AUDITION by VIDEO
From 1st to 4th of August in Valencia an intense workshop Orchestra week in Valencia.
If you are selected by video you get a week of free tution in the orchestra to learn playing with coaches,
Clarinet: Juanlu Puelles (Macao Orchestra former member)
King's Peak International Music Competition
Deadline: May 11 - July 1, 2021
King's Peak International Music Competition offers free entry to a global online classical music competition with categories for instrumentalists (piano, strings, brass, woodwinds & ensemble), voice (opera) & open to all nationalities.
FREE ENTRY by JULY 1, 2021. Please see our website for complete Rules & Free Entry form.
Working in the Orchestra - Messina International Clarinet Contest
Deadline: July 15, 2021
The competition is open to clarinetists of both sexes and all nationalities born after January 1st, 1986.
This musical contest aims at popularizing the knowledge of wind instruments, at fostering musical culture through the encouragement and the enhancement of young instrumentalists and, at the same time, at promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of the places that host the competition.
2021 American Classical Young Musician Award
Deadline: Aug 10, 2021
The 2021 American Classical Young Musician Award is open to all instruments, voice, and chamber ensembles. We encourage unique chamber ensemble combinations. American Classical Young Musician Award wants to encourage young musicians to perform and grow. We believe that our competition can offer many benefits to our participants and help to build their confidence and realize their dreams.
Washington D.C, United States
Deadline: July 20, 2021
International Competition is rescheduled and wil take place on end august ,is open to strings, piano, wind, chamber music and vocal disciplines, (piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano duo, piano four-hands, mixed ensembles, female voice and male voice) (Marimba & percussion ) , of all nationalities and ages .The program is free minutes are based on age !!
THE PAOLO SERRAO SPECIAL AWARD COMPETITIONS € 3.000 .
18th Padova International Music Competition, online edition
Deadline: Sep 10, 2021
The 18th edition of Padova International Music Competition includes:
1) International Music Competition for Soloists and Orchestra (Final Round at Padova Music Conservatory);
2) International Music Competition Premio Città di Padova (open to all the categories for age);
3) Virtuositè Prize (reserved to the virtuosity music;
4) International Music Competition “Recording and Publishing Prize” (evaluation of the best musical projects).
The concerts for the winners will be organized in beautiful cities and locations in Venice, Padova, Perugia, Abano Terme and others.
Goodmesh Concours 2021
Deadline: July 31, 2021
ARTS UNITE- ART UNITES
the 2nd edition of the (online) international music competition fostering interdisciplinarity
Who can apply?
Studying or graduated musicians collaborating with any non-musical art form of their choice.
Napolinova World E-Competition 2021
The “Napolinova World E-Competition 2021" is created with the goal of providing young musicians with an opportunity to show their creativity . This Competition is organized by “Napolinova”, a musical association that has for more than twenty years engaged in the promotion of young artists through the creation of musical events. The Competition is open to pianists, "amateur" pianists, violinists, cellists, flutists, clarinetists, singers, chamber ensemble from all nationality. Applicants must submit only links to video files.
International Competition "Luigi Zanuccoli"
Deadline: Sep 31, 2021
The competition will take place in the charming historical town of Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy. The Competition is open to Soloists of all instruments, Ensembles, Orchestras and Choirs, Secondary School Music and this year we have three Special Sections in Opera Singing (1st Prize: €1500, 2nd Prize: €700, 3rd Prize: €500), Chamber Music (1st Prize: €1500, 2nd Prize: €700, 3rd Prize: €500) and Violin (1st Prize: Italian Violin worth €8000, 2nd Prize: €1000, 3rd Prize: €500). Prizes include monetary scholarships, diplomas and musical instruments. All applications must be submitted online. Please see the website for full rules and regulations, prizes and further information.
Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy
Vienna Classical Music Academy Int.Classical Music Competition´21
Vienna is the center of a variety of musical influences, a world-class classical music tradition and you'll find extraordinarily trained professional instructors like nowhere else in the world. The Vienna Classical Music Academy(VCMA) invite the best representatives of classical music eras to share their knowledge and skills with musicians in a wide variety of formats. VCMA, which is more than a common training facility, aims to establish a liaison between musicians who stand between their training and their professional input. It tries to provide a support system that facilitates and supports this difficult transition with both practical offers and a strong community.
Appassionata International Music Competition
Deadline: June 1, 2021
"Appassionata - International Music Competition", a unique international musical project for all non-professional musicians! If you are an amateur musician or have talented students, do not hesitate to participate or have them participate solo or in groups.
Online or/and Live Participation!
Online / Vise, Belgium
Peregrinos Musicales Competition XI
Deadline: June 07, 2021
For the first time, the 11th Edition of the Peregrinos Musicales Competition is organized online and internationally.
All musicians of any nationality and instrument, up to 24 years old, can participate.
The repertoire is free.
Online / Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2021 Busan MARU International Music Festival
Deadline: June 25, 2021
Busan Maru International Music Festival encourages inter-community participation and harmony by balancing various cultural events in Busan. In addition to being a well rounded cultural city, we strive to host an international music festival that reflects the wholehearted identity of Busan.
Busan, South Korea
LMDC records, CD opportunity
Deadline: June 15, 2021
1st prize: Professional CD recording in France
2nd prize: 800 €
3rd prize: 500 €
LMDC and its partners offers a real opportunity for the talents of classical music. For this first edition it offers the recording of a disc and prizes to the winners.
More information available on our website.
13th International Music Competitions "Luigi Cerritelli"
Deadline: June 4, 2021
13° COMPETITION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS UP TO 27 YEARS-OLD
PRIZE MONEY OF OVER € 2,300
The 13th Michał Spisak International Music Competition
Deadline: June 14, 2021
Are you a student of instrumental art, under 30 years of age, and you play the clarinet, oboe or bassoon? You can now apply to the 13th Michał Spisak International Music Competition!
The competition will be inaugurated with a traditional opening concert on 14 September (the composer’s birthday), performed by Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under Marek Wroniszewski. On the following day the tough competition begins, and young masters of instruments will be chosen on 22 September. During all three stages of auditions the participants will be evaluated by international jury composed of outstanding Polish and foreign musicians, teachers and virtuosos. The Competition will end with Prize Award Ceremony and Concert of Laureates. The prize pool in the competition is PLN 90,000.
Feel invited to participate
Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
The 3rd Classic Pure Vienna International Music Competition
Deadline: Aug 15, 2021
*The competition is open to solo players, duos, or ensembles
*Participants can participate in any instrument
*The competition is open to players of all nationalities and ages
*The jury will observe the overall instrumental capability and musicality of the candidate's performance
*Award will be a promoted live concert in MOZARTHAUS Vienna with a professional live recording
*All 6 finalists will be invited to the final concert and award ceremony in Vienna, which will be organized by Classic Pure Vienna on OCT 3, 2021
*Each finalist soloist or ensemble will receive an amount of 250 € for their costs during the concert day
“Vienna New Year’s Concert“ International Music Competition
Deadline: Oct 6, 2021
Results will announce: 25th October 2021
Between 27th–30th December 2021 in Vienna Concert Halls!
*The contest is open to musicians of all nationalities
*Between 5 and 20 minutes (max.2 video link-within last 2 years)
*The recording shall be taken by one camera, showing the face and hands of the musician.
Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition
Deadline: July 15, 2021
On 9-16 October 2021 the Jazeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music will host the Jurjanu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition, where young musicians will take the stage of the Academy’s Great Hall to compete in five categories: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.
The competition is open to musicians born in or after 1990.
There are three rounds to the competition, and the participants will be evaluated by an international jury.
The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2021 – Woodwind
Deadline: Aug 20, 2021
The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2021 – WOODWIND will take place on 30th and 31st October 2021 at the International Music Academy in Düsseldorf/ Germany.
Musicians 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 International Music Academy in Düsseldorf/Germany.