Date: October 11 to 27, 2018
Named after violinist and composer Joseph Joachim (Royal Concertmaster in Hannover from 1852 to 1867), the triennial competition is first launched in 1989 in Hannover, Lower Saxony. It has become one of the most highly endowed violin contests in the world. Talented violinists will perform in front of an international jury of experienced violinists and music experts, presided by artistic director Krzysztof Wegrzyn. The winner will have the opportunity to perform in concerts and have a CD recording. Previous prize winners include Ning Feng, Antje Weithaas and Fumiaki Miura.
- 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.