Date: November 9 to 15, 2019
Created in 1974 by the Cultural Corporation of Viña del Mar, the competition is organized to honour Dr. Luis Sigall, a dedicated music lover who has contributed in offering quality music activities in the community. Being one of the most prestigious international music events in Viña del Mar, a tourist and beach resort known as “The Garden City” in central Chile, it is held annually in a five-year cycle, each year focusing on a different discipline: violin, cello, guitar, vocal or piano. Prominent musicians and scholars are invited as jurors. Top prize winner will be guaranteed with a series of concert engagements in Chile. Previous prize winners include Sean Kennard and Andras Csaki.
- 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.