Date: June 30 to July 7, 2019
Initiated in 1982 by Hans Gabor, Hungarian conductor and founder of the Wiener Kammeroper, the competition aims to discover and promote young talented singers from around the world. Engagement opportunities with international opera houses are given to promising participants. A number of previous winners have established a successful operatic career after the contest, including Angelika Kirchschlager, Peter Edelmann and Antonio Poli. From 2013 onwards, the competition spreads its wings to host the final round outside Austria.
- 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.