Major International Competitions

Top prizewinners of recent major international competitions may bypass submitting an audition video on the basis of their competition record. The following is a list of eligible competitions.


  • You must have been a top 3 prizewinner unless noted.
  • An application with the remaining materials is still required, and all materials will be considered.
  • If you would prefer to still submit an audition video with your application, you’re welcome to do so.


ARD Music Competition

Banff International String Quartet Competition

Concours Musical International de Montreal

Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

International Chopin Piano Competition

International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (top 6)

International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

International Paulo Cello Competition

International Tchaikovsky Competition (top 6)

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

International Violin Competition Premio Paganini

Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

Leeds International Piano Competition (top 6)

Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Competition

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Osaka International Music Competition

Pablo Casals International Violoncello Competition

Queen Elisabeth Competition (top 12)

Sphinx Competition

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (top 6)

VC Artist (within the last 3 years)

VC Young Artist (within the last 3 years)

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition