Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition


Jul 03 - 10 2022


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Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2022

Musica Viva Australia is pleased to announce the return of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2022. 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. The Melbourne Recital Centre will host the Grand Final event.

Produced by Musica Viva Australia, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 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.

The Semi Finals will be held on July 8 2022, with Finals on July 10 2022. Please note that the rules and repertoire for the live rounds, semi-finals and finals are different to the preliminary rounds. Click here to learn about the different critera.

To learn more about the rules of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and how to enter, kindly visit our competition page. Each Competitor and each ensemble’s cello will be provided with one round trip excursion or economy class air ticket to Melbourne, departing from their nearest international airport.

Enter using the dedicated Application portal at

Musica Viva Australia produces the event with strategic support from the Australian National Academy of Music and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

  • Application Deadline Date (year-month-day): 2021-10-01


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