63rd WFIMC General Assembly in Norrköping, Sweden

The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) is proud to announce that its 63rd General Assembly will be held May 8 – 11, 2019 in Norrköping, Sweden. Based in Geneva, the WFIMC is THE network and advocacy organisation for music competitions, representing the interests of 122 of the member competitions held in 40 countries. Each year, the WFIMC General Assembly […]

WFIMC President’s Reception at Final of Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

Didier Schnorhk (WFIMC President), Noriko Ogawa (Artistic Director of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition & WFIMC Board Member), and Jacques Marquis (WFIMC Treasurer) – pictured above – welcomed fellow WFIMC Members and friends at a Reception prior to the Final of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. A perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of our Japanese Member Competitions and […]

WFIMC International Circle launched in Geneva

Founded in Geneva in 1957, the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) represents 122 music competitions in 40 countries in all disciplines. As the reference point and governing body for international music competitions, the World Federation of International Music Competitions promotes, encourages, advises and informs thousands of young musicians each and every year. Launched at a private soirée in Geneva, […]

Musical America’s Artist of the Year – Daniil Trifonov

Russian pianist, Daniil Trifonov, laureate of the Fryderyk Chopin, Arthur Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky Competitions, has been announced 2019 Artist of the Year by Musical America. The Awards have been in place since 1960 and the multi WFIMC Member Competition laureate will receive his award at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in December. Congratulations! Read the full Musical America announcement here.

Inaugural Deans and Arts Leaders’ Summit

WFIMC delivered the keynote address and jointly hosted the Inaugural Deans and Arts Leaders’ Summit in collaboration with the Schoenfeld International String Competition. A terrific gathering of industry leaders and musicians was held during the recent Schoenfeld International String Competition to discuss the benefits and future directions of international music competitions. With a focus on China, the Summit considered the […]