Forthcoming classical music festivals, summer schools, master classes and competitions

Welcome to our growing list of international events. If yours is missing, you can add it here.

IMPORTANT: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, concerts, music festivals and other events are being cancelled worldwide. We strongly recommend that you check that an event is going ahead before travelling.


Festival Maribor
17-26 September 2020, Maribor, Slovenia

Cracovia Music Festival 2020
30 September — 4 October 2020, Cracow, Poland

1-6 October 2020, Hohenems, Austria

The Joy of Music Festival
12-18 October 2020, Hong Kong, China

Lago di Garda Music Festival 2020
15-19 October 2020, Lake Garda, Italy

Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition
2-23 October 2020, Warsaw, Poland

This Competition was born of the need to sustain familiarity with the music of Fryderyk Chopin and to perpetuate the piano playing tradition that was characteristic of his style. Today, when the Competition is organised on such a huge scale, attracting the greatest pianistic talent internationally, and Chopin's music is enjoying the kind of popularity and recognition afforded virtually no other composer, it is hard to believe that after the First World War, just ninety years or so ago, Chopin's works were being played increasingly rarely and were disappearing from music school curricula.

Wien Music Festival 2020
29 October — 2 November 2020, Vienna, Austria

Badenia Advent Music Festival 2020
3-6 December 2020, Baden, Germany

Montreal Bach Festival
19 November — 6 December 2020, Montreal, Canada

Roma Music Festival 2021
10-14 March 2021, Rome, Italy

Istra Music Festival 2021
14-18 April 2021, Istria, Croatia

Estonian Harpsichord Festival
15-19 April 2021, Tallinn, Estonia

The harpsichord festival is organised by the Estonian Harpsichord Friends' Society, founded in 2000, Artistic Director Imbi Tarum. Concerts in Tallinn will be held at the Kadriorg Palace, the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, and elsewhere in Estonia at the Tartu City Museum, the Pärnu Villa Ammende, the Viinistu Art Museum in north-eastern Estonia and the Viljandi Culture Academy.

Costa Barcelona Music Festival 2021
28 April — 2 May 2021, Costa Barcelona, Spain

12th Venezia Music Festival 2021
12-16 May 2021, Venezia, Italy

VENICE – city of channels and gondolas
Since 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural wealth. The heart of Venice - Piazza San Marco with the gorgeous Basilica - is one of the beautiful places in the world. In the proximity, at famous locations, the concerts of the Venezia Music Festival take place.

Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival
30 June — 6 July 2021, Washington DC, United States of America

Buxton International Festival
2-18 July 2021, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

12th Toscana Music Festival 2021
21-25 July 2021, Tuscany, Italy

TUSCANY - country of cypress trees and soft hills
Italy’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found in 12th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)

Italy, a great part of them in the Tuscany. Particularly famous are Florence, the region’s capital, but also Pisa, Siena, and Lucca - the home of Giacomo Puccini. The concerts of the Toscana Music Festivals are arranged in the classy ambience of the Spa of Montecatini and the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.

Three Choirs Festival
24-31 July 2021, Worcester, United Kingdom

Postponed from 2020.

Twelfth International Choir and Orchestra Festival
29 September — 3 October 2021, Cracow, Poland

15th international choir and orchestra festival on Lake Garda (Italy)
14-18 October 2021, Lake Garda, Italy

LAKE GARDA (Italian: Lago di Garda) - the most mediterranean lake of all Italian Alpine lakes.
To the alert eye the lake offers a spectacle of natural brightness and colours which makes this place a unique holiday destination for all seasons. Visitors are impressed by places like Riva del Garda or Limone sul Garda with historic buildings and ancient traces of old Roman settlements as well as by imposing palaces and patrician villas that create a fascinating surrounding area for the Lago di Garda Music Festival. This magnificent backdrop provides the opportunity for amateur choirs and orchestras to experience an unforgettable musical event.


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