Date: July 25 to August 5, 2018
Founded in 1972, the contest is specially dedicated to the legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who has been the Vice President and juror of the competition. This international piano extravaganza is held every three years during summer in the city of Santander, alongside with a variety of cultural celebrations including the Santander International Festival. Virtuoso pianists are invited as jury members. Former jurors include Aldo Ciccolini, Fou Ts’ong and Federico Mompou. Successful contestants are guaranteed with concert engagements in Spain and CD recording. Previous prize winners include Freddy Kempf, Jie Chen and Plamena Mangova.
- 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.