Date: October 7 to 13, 2018
Founded by Italian pianist Rina Sala Gallo in 1947, the biennial competition has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in the Monza & Brianza area, northwestern Italy. The jury includes illustrious names of the international music scene, comprising established performers, conductors, professors and artistic-musical operators. In addition to cash prizes, successful contestants will also be invited to perform at concerts organized by Musical institutions such as Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Università Popolare di Monza and others. Past winners include Angela Hewitt, Daniel Rivera, Mihkel Poll, Giampaolo Stuani and Ilya Poletaev.
- 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.