Međunarodni Festival Kamerne Muzike u Vršcu

01.08. - 04.08.2019

"Music in the Vineyards" - Online Music Competition 

Our competition is open to classical musicians regardless of age and nationality, within following disciplines: piano, strings, accordion, voice and chamber music (2 - 5 instruments). Each discipline is divided into different age categories and there is no age limit.

The purpose of the competition is to discover both young talents and exceptional performers who have already reached a professional level, and to be a part of their journey towards international careers.  A selected group of winners  will be invited to give a concert in Vršac, Serbia (Millennium Concert Hall or The National Theatre) or in Oslo, Norway (Hurumsalen) during the concert season of 2020/2021. The laureate of the competition (a chamber music ensemble or a soloist) will be invited to perform during Vršac International Chamber Music Festival 2020, with travel expenses within Europe covered. 

All prize winners will receive a diploma and an official statement from the jury. There will be multiple winners in each category.  Only selected winners will be invited to perform in Serbia or Norway.


1st Prize: from 95 to 100 points: diploma (certificate) and gold medal
2nd Prize : from 90 to 94 points: diploma (certificate) and silver medal
3rd Prize: from 85 to 89 points: diploma (certificate) and bronze medal

Laureate: participant with the highest score (above 95)

HOW TO APPLY - Regulations

1. Upload two or more separate videos (max 20 minutes length in total) – from any of the following periods: baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary, to YouTube,Vimeo or another online platform. The video must not be edited and is to show the performer clearly. The quality doesn't have to be professional, but aim for best sound possible, in order to give your self a fair representation.

2. Fill out the online application form found bellow and paste the video link to the application form. 

3. Pay the application fee of 50 EURO per participant through PayPal here 

(To be marked as: Donation for the Association Music in the Vineyards, online music competition/ Kristina Sočanski) If unable to pay through PayPal, please request additional payment information here:

4. Scan and attach your ID-document

5. Send everything (video links, proof of payment and ID) to this email address:




The jury consist of young international soloists, scholars and orchestra musicians. Members of the jury will be made public after the results have been announced. The jury will give a signed, personal statement to each participant. 

We are looking foward to listening to your performances!


Thank you for your applications!

The results will be published on this page on  September 30th / October 1st.  

Prizewinners 2019 – VRICMF – Music in the Vineyards Competition


Piano, soloist junior


Tomas Kalin Simeonov, 1. Prize*

Hailey Culp, 2. Prize

Jasmine Lai, 2. Prize 


Piano, soloist senior

Suejin Jung, 1. Prize** - LAUREATE of the competition

Sven Bauer, 1. Prize*

Aliya Turtayeva, 2. Prize*

Kyung Min Park, 2. Prize

Svitlana Hololobova, 3. Prize*

Zhengyi Huang 3. prize


Violin, soloist advanced


Takanori Okamoto, 1. Prize*


Violin, soloist senior


Yi-Ju Chen, 1. Prize*

Yoko Ishikura, 2. Prize*

Sophia Stoyanovich, 3. Prize

Peiyuan Chen, 3. Prize


Cello, soloist senior


Ema Grcman, 3. Prize *


Winds, soloist senior

Rachel Parker, 2nd Prize


Voice, soloist senior


Aleksandra Borkiewicz, 1. Prize*

Yana Mamonova, 1. Prize *

Hyunah Son 3. Prize

Yeonjoo Young 3. Prize*

Ilham Nazarov 3. Prize


Chamber music, junior

Aran and Nora Spignoli Soria, 2. Prize* 


Chamber music, intermediate


Dylan and Winston Iskandar, 3. Prize


Chamber music, senior


Thesis Quartet, 1. Prize*

Duo Cordaropoli/Cozzolino, 3. Prize*

Duo Fiato Sospeso, 3. Prize

*Participants selected to perform in the prizewinners concert in Serbia or Norway in the season of 2020/2021 (dates will be announced shortly). Travel expences are to be covered by the participants. If unable to perform in the prize winners concert, diplomas will be sent by e-mail.

**Laureate of the competition, invited to perform during Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in September 2020, with travel and living expences within Europe covered by the association "Music in the Vineyards".

Additional info:

Categories not mentioned above have either had no participants or no prize was awarded.

 Diplomas and comments from the jury will be emailed shortly.


Kristina Sočanski

Pianist, founder and artistic director.

Osnivač i umetnički direktor festivala. 



Železnička 57

26334 Veliko Središte

Vršac, Serbia

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