What is AVICV



It is with great pleasure, that we welcome you to the Antonio Vivaldi International Competition Vienna (AVICV) for 2019. The primary aim of the event is to offer a platform for various classical music activities devoted to young musicians. This allows the opportunity to gain valuable stage experiences, extending into the professional realm. Each year the team of the AVICV engages promoters and co-organises concerts for the AVICV grand prix winners. In 2019 the AVICV is pleased to announce partnerships with WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne (live broadcast by WDR3), the Niederbayerische Philharmonie as well as an recital tour throughout China. The laureates of the competition will be selected by a jury composed of professors at Austrian, Belgian, Chinese and Hong Kong universities, as well as section leaders in Austrian and German orchestras.

We look forward to a fantastic competition and wish all the participants good luck and success!

- The AVICV Team


AVICV offers performance opportunities in China for prize winners chosen by the Jury to participate in a concert tour. More info at www.vivaldi-competition.com/prizes

China Concert Tour 2020

AVICV is happy to receive great support from established music brands such as the Bärenreiter Musikverlag, Thomastik-Infeld and KLAVIERgalerie. More info at www.vivaldi-competition.com/partners-sponsors

New sponsors of the AVICV

Solo performance opportunity with the WDR Funkhausorchester Köln in the 2019/2020 season, with live broadcasting by WDR3. The jury reserves the right not to choose any of the prize winners, if the level of performance is artistically insufficient. More info at www.vivaldi-competition.com/prizes

Concert at the WDR Funkhaus Cologne

If the competition performance achieves a sufficient artistic level, an award winner - chosen by the jury - will receive an invitation to play a solo concert with the Niederbayerische Philhamonie/Landestheater Passau in the Saison 19/20. More info at www.vivaldi-competition.com/prizes

Concert with the Niederbayerische Philharmonie

Two scholarships are being offered for participants at the YMT-masterclass 2020 in Vienna. The scholarship includes all course fees (application, tutor-fees as well as accommodation). Individual travel costs are not included. More info at www.youthmusictour.com/anmeldung

Scholarship for YMT-masterclass 2020 in Vienna
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For 2018 competition results please visit here: www.vivaldi-competition.com/competition-results-2018

2018 Competition Results are now online!


Our patron

The works of Antonio Vivaldi are not only frequently performed in concert halls all over the world, they are also an integral part of instrumental music education. The great majority of pieces for violin written by Vivaldi were devoted to the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, an orphanage and music school for girls. Here, Vivaldi taught violin, violoncello, viola d'amore and conducted the school orchestra. At the end of his life, seeking success at the Imperial Court, the composer moved to Vienna where he died and was buried in 1741.

Jury Members

The goal of the jury is to provide the participants with constructive advice regarding their competition performances as well as for their future musical progress.

Open Masterclass

The participants selected from the award-winners will get the opportunity to work on their repertoire in front of the audience during open master classes held by the jury members.

when & where?


piano (age groups I & II)

string instruments (age groups I & II)

the 7th of August, 2019 at 9 am at the Vienna Konservatorium, Stiegergasse 15-17, 1150 Wien


piano (age groups III)

string instruments (age groups III)

the 7th of August, 2019 at 9 am at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien

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