Date: October 30 to November 10, 2018
Founded by the Liszt School of Music in Weimar, the piano competition is a triennial event honouring Franz Liszt since 1994. The first five editions were held exclusively in Weimar. From 2009 onwards, the first round of the contest is organized in Bayreuth, Liszt’s place of death. As a tradition, finalists will perform his two piano concerti in front of a knowledgeable jury composed of established pianists and professors. Former jury members include Károly Mocsári and Michel Béroff. Special prize will be awarded for the best interpretation of a Franz Liszt composition. Winners are guaranteed with future concert engagements with professional orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Weimar and Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.
- 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.