Vienna International Piano Competition for Children and Youth
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  As the world music capital and the cradle of the classical music, Vienna has been the home and working place of countless musical genius. In honor of the master and to provide the children and youth a new platform to play, to communicate, to compete and to unfold their artistic talents, The International Franz Schubert Piano Competition for Children and Youth was held in Vienna. After three years of effort, the festival has been widely recognized not only in Vienna, but over Europe. In the coming year, it is renamed into Vienna International Piano Competition for Children and Youth, with a series of newly introduced activities that offer golden chances to broaden young musicians horizons, including a tour to a traditional handcrafted piano factory, as well as a grand gala concert at the world famous Golden Hall of Musikverein, a dream stage for plenty of music lovers where great musicians such as Martha Argerich and Lang Lang once performed.

  The festival provides a great chance for all participants, on their free will, to present themselves in a way of competition, through it is not the ultimate goal of the festival, with an open and fair environment. It encourages further development of young musicians. The jury is led by Prof. Manfred Wagner-Artzt and consists of a series of international renowned music experts and educators. All participants will receive a participation certificate. Golden, silver and bronze trophies will be awarded to the winner of different categories.

  Beside the competition, the participants will also get workshops held by Austrian and international music experts. Visits to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Vienna etc. will open the participants a new horizon and many possibilities for getting in touch with Austrian music and music facilities.

  It is said that one can smell the music notes even in the air of Vienna. Now let’s breathe the music in Vienna, be inspired by the cultures and traditions of Austria, and engage ourselves into music!


  Dates for upcoming festival

  July 17th – 21th 2019 The Vienna International Piano Competition for Children and Youth