Melbourne - Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Established in 1991 and held every four years, the prestigious competition is the perfect launching pad for chamber music ensembles. With a prize pool of over $150,000, and a Grand Prize worth $30,000, MICMC is open to string quartets and piano trios of all nationalities under the age of 35. Find out more about out prize pool here.

Produced by Musica Viva Australia, MICMC seeks to identify and cultivate the next generation of chamber music ensembles. The competition welcomes applicants who embody chamber music’s ability to engage both mind and heart with performances that delight, inspire and challenge. MICMC ensembles ensure a vibrant future for chamber music, demonstrating and redefining the inimitable relationship between players, audiences, and composers for the 21st century.

To accommodate the postponement in 2022, Musica Viva Australia extended the age of entrants to under 36 years rather than the previously stated 35 years.

MICMC is presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre.

The MICMC team are working on various alternate plans confirming new possibilities with our funders, venue, and supporters. To make sure you do not miss any future updates please sign up to our MICMC enews at   


Janet McKay
117 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC
Melbourne 3006

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