Deadline: 15th May 2019



The International FEURICH Competition for Piano, Voice, and Chamber Music offers young artists from all over the world a platform from which to present their talents in the heart of Vienna - a city renowned the world over for its rich musical heritage. The competition provides an inspirational and communicative atmosphere perfect for making new contacts and networking. A stage where your musical personality can shine - the FEURICH Competition offers a professional and fresh approach which will inspire performers and listeners alike.

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Important Information

Deadline for registration & age groups

Round 1: Registration deadline for the competition, including submission of video: May 15th 2019
Round 2: Performances in each age group: June 29th to July 1st, 2019

Age: from 6 to 99

Age groups:
A: 6-9 years 
B: 10-14 years
C: 15-19 years 
D: 20+ years 

I: Solo piano

II: Chamber music

III: Solo voice

IV: Special Category (Elena Cobb Star Price: contemporary music for solo piano)

Categories I to III apply to both classical and modern styles such as Jazz, Pop, and Musical.

Category IV is restricted to age groups A and B and a modern style repertoire. At least one of the pieces must be from the repertoire list.

There is no limit regarding the length of pieces for the first round. Simply upload two videos of pieces different in style/character and email the links to by 15 May 2019.

Information on round 2 and the Final Concert can be found here.


The Competition

prizes and special prizes

1st Prize: from 90 to 99 points - certificate, trophy and cash prize (cat.A: 150€, cat.B: 200€, cat.C: 300€, cat.D: 400€)
2nd Prize: from 80 to 89 points - certificate and trophy
3rd Prize: from 70 to 79 points - certificate and trophy

Grand Prize: 600 €

Special Prize (Elena Cobb Star Prize): 100/100 points – certificate and trophy

Deadlines must be strictly adhered to. The prize winner named by the jury will be awarded with invitations to perform in 2019/2020 concerts and festivals:

"Klassiek op het Amstelveld" in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
"Stage4Kids" in Hamburg (Germany)
"Vyatskoe Competition" (Russia)
"Spivakov-Foundation" in Moscow (Russia)
"Elena Cobb Star Prize Winners Concert" in the London Royal Albert Hall (UK)

In addition to the main prizes, participants in the final round who demonstrate outstanding performances will be selected for additional prizes, including the "Joe Zawinul Prize" for the best jazz performance, the "FEURICH International Prize" for the best concert performance, the "Junior Prize”, and the "Creative Prize”.

The prize winners’ concert, as well as the award ceremony, will be held on 1 July 2019 in the Ehrbar-Saal in Mühlgasse 30, 1040 Vienna, Austria.


A Competition for Everyone

Eligible participants are amateurs and professionals between the ages of 6 and 99 years. In chamber music pieces, the piano part must be played in live performance i.e. it is not allowed for the piano part to be reproduced by recorded medium

Tradition & Innovation

Feurich combines tradition and innovation - that’s why the first three prize winners will not only be awarded in the traditional manner, but will also be given credit for creativity and passion. Invitations to perform in concert venues will also be on awarded and performers who excel in these departments will be given special mention.


Die Jury

Vladimir Kharin

Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Vienna. Director of the programme for highly gifted students

Oleg Poliansky

Concert Pianist, Chamber Musician and winner of numerous awards at International Competitions

Irina Mints

Concert Pianist, Piano Teacher and Author of Instructional Books – from Germany

Christian Kliber

Classical Pianist and Pedagogue - Royal Danish Academy of Music

Mag.a Regina Renzowa Jürgens

Soprano Soloist and Voice Teacher


Prof. Mag. Helga Meyer-Wagner

Soprano Soloist, Voice Teacher, President of EVTA (Austrian Voice Pedagoges)

Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin

Composer, Pianist, Teacher at the Vienna Prayner Conservatory

Elena Cobb

Concert Piano Teacher, Composer and Music Publisher

Supporting Programme


Prior to the competition, various workshops, masterclasses, and tours will be offered to participants and interested parties between 24 June and 28 June. For more information, see

Cultural Programme

During your stay in Vienna, we offer a special cultural programme to every participant and their companion: a city tour, “Vienna - City of Music”, “Vienna State Opera House - behind the scenes”, the “Haydn House” and the famous “Hofburg Music Instrument Collection”. All tours can be booked for an additional fee. For details and prices, see

Be part of the competition!

If you are interested in taking part, go ahead and register.


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