Date: November 20 to 24, 2019
First launched in 1954, the competition has been a unique classical vocal contest in the Netherlands, held biennially in ’s-Hertogenbosch, a cultural city with rich heritage south of Amsterdam. Singers from around the world can choose to compete in either “Opera/Oratorio” or “Lied Duo” category, performing vocal works ranged from the early 19th century to the modern period. The international jury comprises world-renowned singers and conductors. Previous jurors include Edith Wiens, Hein Meens and Lenore Rosenberg. In addition to prize money, successful contestants will be guaranteed for future concert engagements. Established vocalists such as Lenneke Ruiten, Thomas Hampson, Ileana Cotrubas, and Joshua Ellicott are some of the past winners.
- 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.