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.


22-30 August 2020, Schwarzenberg, Austria

Presteigne Digital
27 August — 1 September 2020, Powys, United Kingdom

1-6 October 2020, Hohenems, Austria

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

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.

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

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

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

Postponed from 2020.

Paris Music Festival 2020
18-22 August 2021, Paris, France

Praha Music Festival 2020
25-29 August 2021, Prague, Czech Republic


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