Date: September 21 to 30, 2020
Named after one of the leading composers, Franz Schubert, the contest was launched in 1987 by pianist Roland Pröll, and has taken place biennially in Dortmund, an acknowledged city of medieval architecture. It has been held quadrennially in a two-year cycle with the Schubert-Wettbewerb Lied Duo competition since its establishment in 2009. Although the repertoire is focused on Schubert, it also has works from other composers. Pianists of international reputation are invited as jury such as Arnulf von Armin and Emiko Harimoto. First prize winner will have the opportunity to produce a CD sponsored by Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung. Past winners include Michael Endres, Filippo Faes, Atsuko Seki, Amir Katz, and Takashi Sato.
- 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.