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Eisteddfodau, Competitions, Masterclasses etc.!

A list of various eisteddfodau, competitions, masterclasses etc. - mainly for piano. Please let me know if there are more to add! All dates in RED are confirmed for 2024.

JANUARY

3MBS The Talent - Season 1, 2024

deadline: 5 January

Website:https://thetalent3mbs.com/audition/#:~:text=Auditions%20will%20be%20conducted%20over,or%20pieces%20of%20contrasting%20content.

Age: 12-25 years

FEBRUARY

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

deadline: 6 February

Website: https://creative.gov.au/investment-and-development/the-marten-bequest-scholarships/

NB: open to musicians 21-35 years of age for travel interstate/overseas

APRIL

Sydney Eisteddfod (NSW) – April to August (Piano: 5 July - 08 October)

(deadline: video upload for some sections - 29 April - piano)

Website: https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: HERE

MAY

 

Steinway 2023 National Online Competition – May to June

(deadline: 23rd June)

Website: HERE

Piano sections: 23rd June

City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 9th-19th May

(deadline: 27th February)

Website: https://toowoombaeisteddfod.org.au/

Piano Sections: HERE

Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 13th-15th May

(deadline: 1st March)

Websitehttps://burdekinjunioreisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sectionshttps://burdekinjunioreisteddfoddotcomdotau.files.wordpress.com/2024/01/music-syllabus-2024.pdf

Cowra Eisteddfod (NSW) – Piano 15th to 17th May

(deadline: 7th March)

Website: http://cowraeisteddfod.com.au/entries/

Piano Sections: Syllabus downloadable here


Bendigo Competitions Society (VIC) - Piano 18-19 May

(deadline: TBC)

Website: https://www.bendigocomps.org.au/

Boroondara Eisteddfod (VIC) – from May to late July

(deadline: 8th May) - Registrations open 20th March

Website: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/recreation-arts/boroondara-arts/whats/boroondara-eisteddfod

Piano Sections: HERE

Border District Eisteddfod (QLD) – Commencing 20th May

(deadline: 22nd March)

Piano: TBC

Website: http://www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au/

Music Sections: HERE

Annual Centralian Eisteddfod (Alice Springs, NT) – 18th - 30th May

(deadline: 24th March)

Website: https://www.centralianeisteddfod.org/

Piano sections: 20th - 25th May

Launceston Competitions (TAS) – Instrumental - 28th May - 7th June

(deadline: 22nd March)

Website:https://launcestoncompetitions.org/

Music Section Details: Instrumental: HERE

JUNE

Lev Vlassenko Piano competition (QLD) – June-July

Age: 16-30 or 12-17 (Young competition)

deadline: 5 April

WebsiteHERE

Melbourne Recital Centre Baroque Competition (VIC) – 16th June

Age: 17 and under

deadline: 1st May

Website HERE

Hamilton Eisteddfod 3rd to 8th June

(deadline: 1st April)

Website: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/

Music Section Schedule: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Hamilton-Eisteddfod-2024-Music-Schedule.pdf


Forbes Eisteddfod (NSW) – 14th to 21st June

(deadline: 7th May)

Website: https://www.forbeseisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: 14th - 21st June

Ringwood Eisteddfod (VIC) –  June

(deadline:now)

Websitehttps://ringwoodeisteddfod.org.au/

Music Sections: Piano 9th - 12th June

City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod (VIC) – 6th-16th June

(deadline: 5th May)

Website: https://www.warrnambooleisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections (Instrumental): 13th - 16th June

Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod (NSW) – Piano: 15th-16th June

(deadline: 28th March)

Website: https://www.wollongongeisteddfod.com.au/

Competition Syllabus: HERE

Mildura Eisteddfod (VIC) – 1st to 17th June

(deadline: March)

Website: http://www.milduraeisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: 11th - 12th June

Biloela Eisteddfod (QLD) – CANCELLED 2023

(deadline: cancelled in 2022 and 2023)

Website: https://www.biloelaeisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections: N/A

Adelaide Eisteddfod (SA) – 23 June to 2nd July

(deadline: 14th April)

Website: https://sacoment.com/aes/eisteddfod/

Piano Sections: HERE

Steinway 2023 National Online Competition – May to June

(deadline: 23rd June)

Website: HERE

Piano sections: 23rd June

Burnie City Eisteddfod (TAS) – Music: 22nd to 28th June

(deadline: - 15th April)

Website: https://www.burnieeisteddfod.com.au/

Music Sections: HERE

Kaufman Music Center 2024 International Youth Piano Competition (USA) - 26 to 28 June 2024

Deadline: 13 February

Website:https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/kc/about/youth-piano-competition/

JULY

Lyon International Piano Competition (France) – 4th to 8th July in 2023

(deadline: 1st April)

Website: International Piano Competition of Lyon (France) (gpipl.fr)

Music Section Details: Age 16-35 - 1st round online video, remainder in-person

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Competition (ONLINE)

(deadline: TBC was 17th July in 2022)

Website: https://www.iamusica.org

Application page: coming soon

NB - Open age category available in 2022

Australian Youth Classical Music Competition (Geelong, VIC) – June to July

(deadline: 19th May -Regional; 9th June - National)

Website: https://www.aycmc.org.au/

17 to 25 years of age via video submissions

1st prize Geelong residents - $2,000

1st prize National - overseas travel scholarship worth $20,000

Monash Youth Music Festival – Instrumental: 4th-24th August

(deadline: 11th June)

Website: https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/

Competition Sections: HERE

Wimmera Music Eisteddfod (Horsham, VIC) – 28 to 29 July

(deadline: TBC)

Website: https://www.wimmeraeisteddfod.com/

Competition Sections: tbc

Sydney Eisteddfod (NSW) – April to August (Piano: 5 July - 08 October)

(deadline: 29 April - piano)

Website: https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: HERE

6th International Piano Island Competition (Singapore) - 29 July - 01 August

Deadline: 15th May

Website: https://www.pianoislandfestival.com/competition

AUGUST

Balaklava Eisteddfod (SA) – Music: 2nd-3rd August

(deadline: 6th May)

Website: https://balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections: Music HERE

Mount Gambier Eisteddfod (SA) – Music: 08th-10th August

(deadline: 3rd May)

Website: https://www.backstageinc.org.au/music-division

Competition Sections: Music HERE

Yarram Eisteddfod (Yarram, VIC) – Instrumental: 09th - 12th August

(deadline: 1 June)

Website: http://www.yarrameisteddfod.com

19th Ettlingen International Piano Competition (Germany) - 4-11 August

deadline: 21 April 2024

Website: https://www.pianocompetition.org/index.html

Maryborough Eisteddfod (QLD) – Instrumental:  03rd - 10th August

(deadline: 1st May)

Website: https://maryborougheisteddfod.com/

Competition Sections: instrumental rules

Monash Youth Music Festival – Instrumental: 4th-24th August

(deadline: TBC

Website: https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/

Piano: various dates from 4th - 24th August

Competition Sections: HERE

Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Ballarat, VIC) - Piano: 6-9 August; 31 Aug-1 Sep (Chopin)

(deadline: 31 May - all piano sections)

Website: http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/

Piano Sections (deadline 31 May): 6-9 August

Celebrating Chopin Section (deadline 31 May): 31 August - 1 September

Gold Coast Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano: 27th July - 4th August

(deadline: TBC was 6th May in 2022) - information available in March

Website: https://www.goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: TBC

Gladstone Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 6th to 11th August

(deadline: 8th May)

Website: https://www.gladstoneeisteddfod.org/

Piano Sections: here

Ryde Eisteddfod (NSW) – PIANO: 16th August to 7th September

(deadline: 26 April)

Website: https://www.rydeeisteddfod.org/

Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (Traralgon, VIC) – Piano: 19-21 August

(deadline: 30 June)

Website: http://www.lve.org.au/

Competition Information: HERE

City of Orange Eisteddfod (NSW) - Music: 25th August to 6th September

(Deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.orangeeisteddfod.org/

Piano sections: tbc

SEPTEMBER

MozArte International Piano competition (Germany) – 2-10 September

(deadline: 30 July)

Website (Professional U32): https://www.mozarte-aachen.com/professional

Website (Junior 6-17)https://www.mozarte-aachen.com/junior

Townsville Eisteddfod (QLD) – 5th to 23rd September

(deadline: 5th June)

Website: http://townsvilleeisteddfod.org/

Instrumental Sections: Piano: 5-11 September

Eisteddfod By The Bay (Melbourne, VIC) – 2nd, 9th,10thSeptember

(deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.eisteddfodbythebay.com.au/

Piano Sections: https://www.eisteddfodbythebay.com.au/pianoforte

Full Schedule: tbc

 

5th Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians (Zhuhai, China) – 8th - 20thSeptember

(deadline: 7th May)

Website:http://en.zhmozart.org/index.html

OCTOBER

Geoffrey McFerran Young Victorian Piano Competition –21st October

(deadline: 18th August)

Website: https://www.vmta.org.au/eventdetails/19131/geoffrey-mcferran-young-victorian-piano-competition

DECEMBER

Sauter Piano Competition (National) - 3rd December

Website: tbc

VARIOUS or TBC

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards (VIC) (deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.msv.org.au/index.php/Current-Awards

Musical Society of Victoria (MSV) Awards - various dates (deadline: various)

Website: https://www.msv.org.au/index.php/Current-Awards

(you will need to become a member of MSV to participate in the competitions and various concerts)

Geoffrey Parsons Award (SA) - usually September (deadline: usually June)

Website: https://accompanist.org.au/event-infoforms/the-geoffrey-parsons-award/

Brochure: HERE

Application Form: HERE

Other

The Geelong Eisteddfod - no update since 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GeelongEisteddfod/

West Gippsland Performing Arts Competition - usually July to August

Discontinued in 2022

Websitehttp://www.wge.org.au/

2021 Young Performers Awards (National) - April to November (deadline: 14th April)

Website: https://youngperformersawards.org

Sydney Piano Lovers' Competition – TBC (unlikely in 2024)

(deadline: TBC 20th June)

Website: https://www.thesydney.com.au/other-competitions/the-sydney-piano-lovers-competition/

NB - this is for amateur pianists aged 30 and over

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