Each and every member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions shares a commitment to inviting young musicians from any nation to celebrate music-making at the highest level. WFIMC competitions assist young artists to grow in a professional and personal capacity and provide an opportunity to discover the world. International understanding is more important than ever and the entire WFIMC family sends its deepest thoughts and prayers to fellow member, the Maria Canals International Piano Competition of Barcelona following last week's tragic events.
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WFIMC Regional Meeting
15 & 16 October 2017
Utrecht, The Netherlands

All Member Competitions are invited to attend the inaugural WFIMC Regional Meeting in Utrecht coincinding with the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. With a focus on Competition Marketing & Artist Promotion, registration details will be available from the WFIMC Secretariat.


WFIMC 60th Anniversary Laureate Concert
3 December 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

Celebrate 60 years of the WFIMC at this special Concert of Laureates at Victoria Hall, supported by the Ville de Genève and Loterie Romande.

WFIMC Welcomes 6 New Members & 4 Associate Organisations in 2017

New Member Spotlight
Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, Kennett Square, USA

“We are delighted the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition is now part of  the World Federation of International Music Competitions,” said Paul B. Redman, President & CEO of Longwood Gardens. We share the WFIMC’s vision of discovering the most promising young talents in classical music through competition and are delighted to be among the many prestigious international competitions within its membership.”

 The Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition will be held on June 18-22, 2019. Organists from around the globe are invited to compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. Preliminary and final rounds will be held in the magnificent Ballroom at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The Longwood Organ is among the world’s largest concert organs, with 146 ranks and 10,010 pipes. The competition is open to individuals 18–30 years old.


More images from the 2017 WFIMC General Assembly, Montréal
L to R: Zoltán Fejérvári, 1st Prize Winner, with André Bourbeau, President, Concours musical international de Montréal at the 15th Anniversary Gala Concert
Hosts of the WFIMC General Assembly, Christiane LeBlanc, Thomas Leslie and Scott Tresham
Noriko Ogawa and Adam Gatehouse climbing the Mont-Royal
The famous "Lobster Dinner" of the Concours musical international de Montréal generously hosted by M Bourbeau
Sonja Stenhammer and delegates from the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition
Didier Schnorhk and Glen Kwok at the summit of the Mont-Royal
Did you know that the online version of the 2017 WFIMC Yearbook has been read 18,992 times in the past four months?

Did you know that the WFIMC website receives over 600,000 page views per year?

Did you know that 58 WFIMC Member Competitions are taking place in 2017?

Did you know that 30% of visitors to the WFIMC website are between 18 and 24 years old?

Did you know that you can update your details and competition information directly on the WFIMC website?
WFIMC Member Competition Activity, August 2017
Jeju International Brass Competition , Jeju, South Korea

Queen Sonja International Music Competition , Oslo, Norway

Clara Haskil International Piano Competition , Vevey, Switzerland

International Maj Lind Piano Competition , Helsinki, Finland

Swedish International Duo Competition , Katrineholm, Sweden

International Organ Competition , Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Switzerland

Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition , Bolzano, Italy

Tibor Varga International Violin Competition , Sion Valais, Switzerland

ARD International Music Competition , Munich, Germany
BBC Magazine Offer for WFIMC Members
BBC Music Magazine has prepared a detailed and expansive advertising offer exclusively for WFIMC Member Competitions. Please click the link below to learn more.

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