The competition has begun. Here is estimated schedule of SIMC XI (online):

  • May 22, the proofreading of information sent in applications and by e-mail is completed.
  • May 23 — 25, First (qualifying) round auditions are held.
  • May 26, the personal pages of participants who qualify for the second round are published on the competition website in the "Participants" section.
  • May 26 — June 5, auditions are held for the participants of the Second (main) round of the competition.
  • June 1, the site publishes the personal pages of the participants of the Ensemble categories and the category "Accompaniment".
  • June 3 — 7, the results of the Second round are published (as soon as they are ready, stay tuned)
  • June 8, Audience Award vote starts. On this date on our website we post a video, edited from the videos of the contestants awarded with the First Prize in their category and age group. To vote for your favourite musician, leave a comment with his name below the video.
  • June 8 — 10, an audition for the Third (final) round of the competition takes place, as well as a collection of votes (in the comments to the final video) for the "Audience Award".
  • June 10, the Grand Prix laureate (if awarded) goes on. The "Audience Choice Award" will be announced a little later to give everyone the opportunity to watch the video and vote.
  • After June 10, we start the distribution of diplomas and certificates of participation to participants' addresses.
The schedule is subject to minor adjustments

Over 3,000 participants since 2010

SIMC is a yearly event for children and adults who are passionate about classical music. Since its launch, the competition has attracted young musicians from more than 40 countries.

More than 50 jury members

Jury consists of prominent musicians, professors and educators from Sweden, the United States, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Finland, Austria, and China.

Online — easy participation and unlimited audience

You can take part in the competition online by sending us a link to your recorded performances. Your performance will be published on personal page on the competition website and evaluated by the professional jury. The winners are awarded laureate diplomas of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, and all contestants receive certificates of participation

Masterclasses and feedback

During and after the competition, you can get feedback and recommendations from the jury members. We also organize online master classes which you can take if interested.

Competition is supported by: