Date: October 22 to November 2, 2019
Named after German composer and violinist, Louis Spohr, the competition was founded at the Liszt School of Music Weimar in 1995. It has taken place every three years in Weimar, a city known for its cultural heritage, with a focus on young talents up to 21 years of age. The contest offers opportunities for international exposure, including concerts and broadcasting. Past winners include Hyeyoon Park, Yoriko Muto, Elena Kawazu, Karol Danis, Marcus Tanneberger and Yuki-Manuela Janke. The jury is chaired by Friedemann Eichhorn.
- 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.