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Forthcoming classical music festivals, summer schools, master classes and competitions

Welcome to our growing list of international events. If yours is missing, you can add it here.

Donatella Flick Conducting Competition
20-22 November 2018, London, United Kingdom

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
16-25 November 2018, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

hcmf// is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music, taking place over ten days and consisting of approximately fifty events - including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film - with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

Lucerne Piano Festival
17-25 November 2018, Lucerne, Switzerland

Montreal Bach Festival
22 November — 7 December 2018, Montreal, Canada

Since 2005, The Montreal Bach Festival is North America's premiere destination for the timeless musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and the cultural legacy that he has inspired. Through a series of concerts and educational programs, the Bach Festival showcases our elite musicians to the world and brings world class performers to Quebec. It contributes significantly to Montreal's international reputation as a cultural metropolis, attracting both international and local audiences to enrich the life of Montrealers as well as its communal life. The greatest artists in the world come to Montreal to honor Johann Sebastian Bach. His infinitely beautiful music has found a home at the Montreal Bach Festival.

MRF Music Festivals: Choirs and Orchestras
6-9 December 2018, Baden, Germany

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)

On Stage - choral festival
13-16 December 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Britain's second largest city and Europe's 8th most populous metropolitan city, Birmingham has got a perfect location, right at the heart of Britain, with only one hour and a half by train from London and just one hour to Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Valletta International Baroque Festival
11-26 January 2019, Valletta, Malta

Sing'n'Joy - the American international choral festival
14-18 February 2019, Princeton, United States of America

After the overwhelming success of the first edition in February 2017 Princeton, New Jersey will again become a meeting point for choirs from all over the globe in 2019. In the world of choral singing Princeton, the city located south of New York is well known for being the home of the Westminster Choir College, one of the world's leading music schools.

MRF Music Festivals: Choirs and Orchestras
13-17 March 2019, Rome, Italy

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)

MRF Music Festivals: choirs and orchestras
3-7 April 2019, Istria, Croatia

9th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)

MRF Music Festivals: choirs and orchestras
1-5 May 2019, Costa Barcelona, Spain

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain).

Colorado MahlerFest XXXII
13-19 May 2019, Colorado, United States of America

One day in the 1970s, Robert Olson was reading a Mahler biography while sitting at the shore of Lake Dillon near Breckenridge, Colorado - a favorite spot framed by the magnificent 14,000 foot peaks of the Rockies.

Olsen had studied conducting with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna, where he had been deeply moved by the funeral march from Mahler's Symphony No 5 played at the Austrian president's funeral.

Olsen realized that this beautiful Colorado landscape was not unlike Mahler's summertime composing environs, and it was then that he conceived the Colorado MahlerFest.

Venezia Music Festival 2019
22-26 May 2019, Venice, Italy

Salzburg Whitsun Festival
7-10 June 2019, Salzburg, Austria

Three Choirs Festival
27 July — 3 August 2019, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Hong Kong International Piano Competition and Joy of Music Festival
7-24 October 2019, Hong Kong, China

Three Choirs Festival
25 July — 1 August 2020, Worcester, United Kingdom

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