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Guide to Competitions

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Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition
Entry deadline:
Performers: Entries now closed
Composers: 16 August 2018
Finals: 10 - 23 September 2018
Katowice
Categories:
Piano, violin, voice, string quartet, composition
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The Carl Nielsen International Competitions
Entry deadline:
15 October 2018
Finals: 21 - 31 March 2019
Odense
Categories:
Violin, flute and clarinet
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Bartók World Competition for Composers
Entry deadline:
31 August 2018
Finals: 25 November 2018
Budapest
Categories:
Composition
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The Queen Sonja International Music Competition
Entry deadline:
1 April 2019 (applications open 15 February 2019)
Finals: 13 - 23 August 2019, Oslo
3 October 2019, Bergen
Categories:
Voice
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The Leyla Gencer Voice Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 23 - 28 September 2018
Istanbul
Categories:
Voice
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International Éva Marton Singing Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 10 - 16 September 2018
Budapest
Categories:
Opera
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Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 20 - 22 November 2018
London
Categories:
Conducting
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International Chopin Competition on period instruments
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 2 - 14 September 2018
Warsaw
Categories:
Piano
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The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 11 - 23 September 2018
Bucharest
Categories:
Piano, cello, violin
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The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 23 - 24 November 2018
Hamamatsu
Categories:
Piano
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ARD International Music Competition Munich
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 3 - 21 September 2018
Munich
Categories:
Voice, Viola, Trumpet, Piano Trio
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International violin competition of Indianapolis
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 31 August - 16 September 2018
Indianapolis
Categories:
Violin
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Geneva International Music Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 27 October - 14 November 2018
Geneva
Categories:
Piano & Clarinet
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Basel Composition Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 20 - 24 February 2019
Basel
Categories:
Composition
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