Date: May 25 to June 4, 2017
With an aim to provide an international stage for young and promising flautists, the competition is first established in 1985. Held every four years in Kobe, a historic port city in Japan, it is the only regular contest exclusively for flute from around the world. Participants are required to perform a wide ranging repertoire including flute solo pieces, chamber and orchestral music in four different rounds. Previous prize winners include Emmanuel Pahud and Emily Beynon, who are now leading musicians in the flute circle.
- 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.