Date: May 4 to 14, 2020
Founded by Professors Richard Hauser and Dr. Josef Dichler, the event first took place in 1961 and ranks among the most renowned contests today. It is hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna every four years. Dedicated exclusively to Beethoven, contestants will perform various piano works by the master. In addition to cash prizes, the First Prize winner is also awarded a Bösendorfer Grand piano and concert opportunities in Austria and other countries.
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- 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.