Date: November 11 to 21, 2019
Founded in 1939 by Swiss composer Henri Gagnebin and Viennese musician Frédéric Liebstoeckl, the event is one of the most prestigious multi-disciplinary music competitions in the world. Taking place annually in Geneva, it aims to promote the development of contemporary music and local Swiss compositions. Atop the twenty-six disciplines being selectively presented in alternation each year, a composition prize is newly introduced since 2011. Past winners include Martha Argerich, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, Alan Gilbert, Friedrich Gulda, Heinz Holliger, Quatuor Melos, Emmanuel Pahud, Maurizio Pollini, Georg Solti, José Van Dam, Christian Zacharias, just to name a few.
- 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.