BCMG launches call for scores
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has launched a composition competition to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx.
Composers are invited to submit scores that...
Entries open for Caritas Chamber Choir’s young composer competition
Caritas Chamber Choir has announced its second Young Composer Competition.
This year, Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus,Read More
Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies – new organ competition
10am-4pm, Friday 9 March, Jesus College, Cambridge (please note change of venue)
The inaugural CAOS Competition for Young Organists on 9 March will now be...
New choral conducting competition to launch in October
The inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition (LIACCC) will take place 20-21 October 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music.Read More
Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition announced
The inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition will take place 15-20 July 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music,Read More
Details announced for 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition
The 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will take place between 22 February and 3 March.
This year’s competition has received more entries than ever...
Glyndebourne Opera Cup semi-finalists announced
The semi-finalists for the first Glyndebourne Opera Cup have been announced.
Twenty-three singers aged 21-28 have been chosen to compete in the semi-final at Glyndebourne on...
Inaugural Wadsworth Piano Competition semi-finalists announced
The eight semi-finalists selected for the inaugural Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) have been announced.
They are: Nadia Azzi (Colburn School,Read More
The potential of music competitions is endless – for audiences even more than for artists
We’re all familiar with the post-music-competition cliché: ‘the real winner was music itself.’ Sometimes, the phrase is deployed as a smokescreen for the petty...
Applications open for Haydn Competition
The International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Aria 2018 will take place at Rohrau, the birthplace of the brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn,
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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to host new piano competition
The first Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition will take place 20-23 November as part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Piano Chamber Music Festival.
New competition for student organists
The Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies (CAOS) has announced its inaugural Competition for Student Organists.
The Competition will be held on 9 March 2018 in...
Glyndebourne’s former general director quashes rumours
When Glyndebourne announced last month that Sebastian Schwarz had handed in his resignation after only 19 months as the festival’s general director,Read...
Menuhin Competition reveals 2018 competitors
The 44 violinists selected to compete in the 2018 Menuhin Competition have been revealed.
Those selected to participate in the event come from 16 countries...
London A Cappella Festival names Gareth Malone as patron
The London A Cappella Festival has named choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone OBE as its patron.
The choirmaster and animateur has been a supporter and...
Reading Phoenix Choir launches choral composition competition
The Reading Phoenix Choir has launched the Walter Hussey Composition Competition.
The adjudication panel for the inaugural year comprises composers Kerry Andrew and Andrew McKenna,
Bernard Trafford wins Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition
Radio 3 listeners selected Bernard Trafford’s setting of Sir Christemas as the winner of the 2017 Breakfast Carol Competition.Read More
Leeds Piano competitors announced
Sixty-eight pianists have been selected for the first round of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition – eight more than originally planned,Read...
Radio 3 reveals Breakfast Carol Competition shortlist
Radio 3 has announced the shortlist for its 2017 Breakfast Carol Competition.
The six shortlisted compositions were performed live on the station’s Breakfast programme this...