Date: January 16 to 27, 2019
The contest was established in 1962 in memory of the celebrated tenor Francesc Viñas, who was considered the foremost Spanish exponent of Wagnerian opera. Held in Barcelona, the event is divided into two categories: Opera and Oratorio-Lied. Under the patronage of Queen of Spain, the event aims at awarding young vocal talents across the globe. Past laureates include Antonio Blancas (1964), Vasile Martinoiu (1967), Elena Obraztsova (1970), Sumi Jo (1985) and Olga Borodina (1989).
- 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.