Classical music competitions

Classical music competitions, composer and composition prizes

See also: Piano Competitions

Subject categories on this page
  1. Composers’ competitions/ Composition prizes

Music Competitions at Bakitone International
Bakitone contains a comprehensive database of all world music competitions for all instruments. Information is detailed and up-to-date. The website is supported by Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has highly recommended the website to young artists, teachers and music lovers.

Competitions. Piano competitions, an international list.

An international directory of piano competitions in 58 countries compiled by Masa Mizuno.

Henryk Wieniawski Music Competitions (viola, violin)

Léonie Sonning Music Foundation official website.
The Léonie Sonning Music Prize, or Sonning Award, is recognized as Denmark’s highest musical honor, and is given annually to an international composer or musician.

International Piano Competitions. Piano Net.

Santander International Piano Competition, Spain

Singing Competitions, Talent Shows, Band Competitions (UK)
Singing competitions, talent competitions and shows, band competitions, all the latest competitions for singers and musicians at

Singing competitions (opera)
A guide from OperaStuff.

Worldwide Federation of International Music Competitions

Composers’ competitions/ Composition prizes *

Accademia Filarmonica di Messina, Italy. 
Concorso di Composizione “Gino Contilli.” Composers, opera composers.

BBC Young Composers Competition

The Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. University of Louisville

Haifa International Competition for Composers

II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition, Finland.

I-Park Foundation
The I-Park Foundation is pleased to announce its first Thanatopolis Prizes in music composition. The I-Park Foundation, a not-for-profit international arts community sited within an expansive nature preserve in East Haddam, Connecticut, is seeking three separate music compositions for the Thanatopolis Project, an alternative memorial park/space in the advanced conceptual phase of its development.

Paris International Music Competition

International Isang Yun Music Prize

Prix International de Composition Musicale “Reine Marie Jose”

The International Music Council (IMC)
was founded in 1949 at the request of UNESCO as a non-governmental advisory body on musical matters.

Accademia Filarmonica di Messina, Italy. 
Concorso di Composizione “Gino Contilli.” Composers, opera composers.