Date: April 5 to 14, 2018
Named after the famed violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, the competition was founded in 1954 and has been held in Genoa, the birth place of Paganini. It requires contestants to perform Paganini’s works in each stage, from preliminary, semi-final to final. It has awarded to renowned artists such as Gyorgy Pauk, Gérard Poulet, Gidon Kremer, Ilya Grubert and recently, Massimo Quarta and Mariusz Patyra. Lu Siqing was the first Chinese prize winner in this competition, while Huang Mengla and Ning Feng are among famous laureates in this decade.
- China International Music Competition First launched in 2019 by the Global Music Education League and China Conservatory of Music, the annual competition focuses on different disciplines each year.
- Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition Presented and organized by Musica Viva, the competition is the first major vocal event in Hong Kong.
- International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments In celebration of the anniversary of Poland’s independence, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launched the first international competition in 2018.
- The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition First established in 2013, the competition aims to promote highly gifted young musicians.