Swiss Music Competition for Youth - Entrada 2017


From March 23rd to 26th 2017 more than 1,000 music lover young musicians sharing the same goal and expectations all over Switzerland will show their instrumental skills to a professional jury. Entrada Competition of 42. Swiss Youth Music Competitions (SJMW) can be found in Arbon, Geneva, Hünenberg, Lugano, Reinach BL, Sissach And Winterthur instead.


Solo Contest: Cornet, Eb Horn / Althorn, Tenorhorn / Euphonium, Trumpet, Waldhorn, Trombone, Tuba, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Mandolin, Classical vocal, Old music before 1750

Contemporary music: Chamber music competition: duo chamber music (free repertoire), duo chamber music «Contemporary Music», Duo «Early Music before 1750», Ensemble Chamber Music (free repertoire), Chamber Music Ensemble «Contemporary Music», Chamber Music Ensemble «Old Music before 1750»,* Recorders, * percussion ensembles.  * An ensemble consists of 3 to 11 members. Conductors are not allowed.



→ Arbon, March 23rd, Church of St. Martin, 24.-26. March, music school Arbon

→ Geneva, 24.-26. March, Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre

→ Hünenberg, 25.-26. March, music school Hünenberg (ZG)

→ Lugano, 25.-26. March, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

→ Reinach BL, 25.-26. March, music school Reinach BL

→ Sissach, 24.-26. March, music school Sissach

→ Winterthur, 24.-26. March, Conservatory of Winterthur


All winners will get the right to compete for the finals that will be held in La Chaux-de-Fonds from May 18 to May 21.

The final concert will be held in La Chauxde-Fonds on 21 May 2017.

All information about the competition can be found here


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EMCY Member Competitions: National

Participation in these competitions is usually reserved for nationals or residents of the respective country. This often includes schools abroad, students at conservatoires or ex-patriates, however, so do check with the individual competitions.


Österreichische Jugendmusikwettbewerbe prima la musica

Denmark / Sweden

Oresund Solist


Concours d’excellence-Confédération Musicale de France


Jugend musiziert


National Balys Dvarionas Piano and String Competition


Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes (UGDA) including European Competition for Young Soloists

F.Y.R. of Macedonia

Competition of the United Music and Dance Teachers of Macedonia

The Netherlands

The Netherlands Violin Competition


Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap (Norwegian Music Competition for Youth)


Prémio Jovens Músicos


EMCY Slovakia


TEMSIG-Slovenian Music Competition for Youth


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These competitions are open to participants from all over the world. (The city in which they take place is listed in brackets.) Many include categories which change every year so be sure to subscribe to our Newsletters to keep informed about opportunities for your instrument!


International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’ (Sofia)

Czech Republic

International Radio Competition for Young Musicians ‘Concertino Praga’ (Prague)
Smetana International Piano Competition (Pilsen)


Aarhus International Piano Competition (Aarhus)


International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of Fryderyk Chopin (Narva)


'Brin d’herbe' Junior Piano Competition


Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists (Weimar)
Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists (Ettlingen)
International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schöntal (Schöntal)
International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists (Weimar)
International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists (Weimar)
Pianale International Academy & Competition (Schlitz)


International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists (Vilnius)
International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists (Vilnius)

F.Y.R. of Macedonia

International Competition for Young Musicians ‘Ohrid Pearls’ (Ohrid)

The Netherlands

Orlando Competition, International Chamber Music Competition (Kerkrade and Heerlen)


International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam (Bydgoszcz)
Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition (Warsaw)


International Competition for Young Pianists ‘A Step Towards Mastery’ (St. Petersburg)
International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' (Moscow)
Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (Moscow)
Mravinsky International Competition for Youth (St. Petersburg)


Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice (Košice)


San Sebástian City International Piano Competition (San Sebastián)


International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev)
International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition (Kharkov)


Menuhin Competition

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