Cologne - International Music Competition Cologne

The International Music Competition Cologne takes place regularly every three years in autumn in the category singing. The focus is on the genres opera and operetta. This important International Music Competition is devoted to promote young professional music talents, and serves as stepping stone for young artists on their way to an international career. 
Besides a technical virtuosity the aim of the International Music Competition is to award contestants who wish to find new interpretation approaches. Along with a high level of artistic achievement, the competition requires the young artists to present themselves in a self-confident manner, to be prepared being innovative and to act as versatile artistic personality.


The Competition regards itself as a means to promote young musical talents by offering them an interesting oppertunity on their way to international careers. The competition is open to male and female vocalists from all countries. In addition to technical virtuosity it is specifically looking for unique interpretations and individual artistiic statements. 


Dr. Heike Sauer
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
50668 Köln

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