MAfestival’s International   Competition Musica Antiqua  (Image Credit: Arne Naert)
MAfestival’s International
Competition Musica Antiqua (Image Credit: Arne Naert)

On the Travel page of Early Music TodayJune-August we take a look at a selection of the many international competitions available for early musicians. Below is an extended list of some of the best competitions currently running that we didn’t have room to include in the magazine.

List of international early music competitions

Biagio Marini Wettbewerb
Neuburg an der Donau (Germany)
Chamber ensembles

Concorso di Musica Antica “La Musica dei Papi”
Pienza (Italy)
Chamber ensembles

Concorso internazionale di Canto Barocco Francesco Provenzale
Naples (Italy)
Solo voice

Concorso internazionale di Musica Antica “Premio Fatima Terzo”
Vicenza (Italy)
Rotating disciplines

Concorso internazionale di Musica Antica “Premio Selìfa”
San Ginesio (Italy)
Chamber ensembles

Concours international de chant baroque
Froville (France)
Solo voice

Concurso Internacional de Música Antigua
Gijón (Spain)
Chamber ensembles

Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition
New York (USA)
Chamber ensembles

Grand Prix Bach de Lausanne
Lausanne (Switzerland)

Handel Aria Competition, Madison Early Music Festival
Madison, WI (USA)
Solo voice

International Competition for Early Music
Yamanashi (Japan)
Rotating disciplines

International Competition Musica Antiqua
Brugge/Bruges (Belgium)
Rotating disciplines

International Early Music Vocal Competition “Canticum Gaudium”
Poznań (Poland)
Solo voice

International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera “Pietro Antonio Cesti”
Innsbruck (Austria)
Solo voice

Internationaler Giulio Perotti Gesangswettbewerb
Ueckermünde (Germany)
Solo voice

Internationaler Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb
Leipzig (Germany)
Rotating disciplines

Internationaler Telemann-Wettbewerb
Magdeburg (Germany)
Chamber ensembles

Internationaal Van Wassenaer Concours
Various cities (Netherlands)
Chamber ensembles

Internationaler H.I.F. Biber Wettbewerb
Sankt Florian (Austria)
Solo instrument, chamber ensemble

Jurow International Harpsichord Performance Competition
Various cities (USA)
Solo harpsichord

La Stravaganza Baroque Chamber Music Competition
Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Chamber ensembles

National Flute Association Baroque Flute Artist Competition
Various cities (USA)
Baroque flute

Nordic Young Early Music Ensemble Competition
Various cities (Scandinavia)
Chamber ensembles

Premio Bonporti
Rovereto (Italy)
Rotating disciplines

Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists
New York (USA)

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies International Competition
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (USA)
Rotating disciplines (keyboards only)

 June-AugIf you’d like to read more about early music competitions abroad, and much  more,  find out how to get a copy of EMT June-August here.