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• Registration Deadline: 1 MARCH 2024 – Application Period for Competition
• 10 APRIL – Announcement of Competition Result
• 30 JUNE – Receive E-Certificate and Jury’s Commentary


  1. APPLICATION DATE for Rising Star Berlin Music Competition: 1 MARCH 2024
    * (COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS : PLEASE Enrol by 1 Mar 2024. We can accept your video submission latest by 31 MARCH 2024.)
  2. Video Submission Deadline for RISING STAR BERLIN MUSIC COMPETITION: 31 MARCH 2024
    * Winners of Vienna Virtuoso Festival Music Competition will be invited to Winners Concert and Award Ceremony in Berlin Germany & participate Berlin Virtuoso Academy -BVA (organised in Berlin 2024).
    ** Non-Competing students are welcome to join the Berlin Virtuoso Academy -BVA (Masterclass, Workshops, Cultural Tour, Concert).
  3. APPLICATION DEADLINE for Berlin Virtuoso Academy: 15 MARCH 2024. For more information, please visit: BERLIN VIRTUOSO ACADEMY
June 2023 – Award Winner’s Showcase Concert (POSTPONED)
Vienna Virtuoso Festival-RISING STAR BERLIN MUSIC COMPETITION 2024 is open to all instrumentalists (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Harp, Voice and Piano 4 hands duet, Chamber Music) of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the Competition. Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.
  • Young Musician Category (Age 8 and younger)
  • Junior Category (Age 12 and younger)
  • Intermediate Category (Age 15 and younger)
  • Advanced Category (Age 18 and younger)
  • Young Professional Category (Age 35 and younger)
  • Chamber Group A (Age 12 and younger)
  • Chamber Group B (Age 18 and younger)
  • Chamber Group C (Age 35 and younger)
  • ROMANTIC PERIOD (Age 25 and younger): Compositions from the late Beethoven to Rachmaninoff dated in the period of 1815-1910 may be chosen for the audition.
  • CONCERTO COMPETITION (Age 25 and younger): Compositions from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern Composers include Vivaldi, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bartok, etc.
For more details, please visit: COMPETITION CATEGORY

2024 Music Competition Format

Competition: Video recording submission.
Award & Winner’s Concert: Gala Concert on 3 June 2024 in Berlin, Germany.


Rising Star Berlin Music Competition is open to all nationalities.

The Registration Process

The submission deadline for Competition is 1 March 2024 (11:59pm).
You will need to provide the Video Link and Registration Form & Fee upon registration.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email from Please allow up to 7 days for your application to be processed. Do check your email during this time, as we will contact you via email if there are errors with your application.
Please check all details carefully as any amendments after submission will incur an administrative fee.

Adjudication & Evaluation

Competition will be evaluated on a 100-point system based on the following criteria:
  1. Technicality (40%) Intonation, Rhythm, Tonal Qualities, Dynamics, and Balance;
  2. Musicality (40%) Phrasing, Interpretation, and Style;
  3. Overall impression (20%) Expression and Overall Artistic Impression.

Result and Comments from Adjudicators

Competition results will be announced on 10 April 2024.
All Participants will receive comment sheets from the International Jury panel when the results are available.
All decisions by the Jury are final and cannot be appealed.

General Rules

To enter the SOLO open category competition you need to choose one or two pieces from the standard repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods) with good quality videos of your playing. One movement of Sonata could be accepted as a separate piece.
  1. Only un-edited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable).
  2. Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant’s abilities, but need not be of a professional quality. Applicant’s name and exact title of the audition piece must be included in the description of the video on YouTube (Vimeo, etc.).
  3. Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats. Music for Chamber Music Groups does not have to be memorized.
  4. Only original pieces will be accepted for pianists, no shortened versions.
  5. The participant should be dressed well and in an appropriate manner.
  6. The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.
  7. No changes to biographical information are allowed after the application is submitted.
  8. Competition results name list will be published on the Festival Website on 1 July, 2024.
  9. Festival Competition Organizational Committee reserves the rights to make any changes into the rules, venue, dates schedules and other information related to the Competitions or Published on this site.
To enter the SOLO open category competition you need to choose one or two pieces from the standard repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods) with good quality videos of your playing. One movement of Sonata could be accepted as a separate piece.


Vienna Virtuoso Festival will give an opportunity to all young musicians to perform on stage in the international concert venue.