Unisa International Strings Competition 2022


January 24, 2022 - February 5, 2022


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Unisa International Strings Competition 2022

The Unisa International Strings Competition 2022 is open to classical (violin & cello) and jazz (guitar & bass) performers of all nationalities.

The age limit is 30 years. Applicants must have been born on or after 6 February 1991.

The closing date for entries is 2 August 2021.

Complete Rules and Application Information for the Unisa International Strings Competition 2022 is provided via the links below.


The first Unisa International Music Competition (for piano) was held at Unisa in Pretoria in 1982.  The winner of this event a Canadian pianist Marc-André Hammelin has since then established himself as a sought after international pianist.  Other prize winners at Unisa include sopranos René Flemming and Summu Yo, tenors Johan Botha and Kobie van Rensburg, cellists Alexander Knasyer, and Jerôme Pernoo, violinists Benjamin Schmidt, Dmitri Makhatine.  Famous judges include Guido Agosti, Georgy Sandor, Marie Claire Alain, Maria Kliegel, Martina Arroyo, John O’Conor, Sergey Dovensky etc.

The Unisa Music Foundation has built a reputation for hosting competitions comparable with the best in the world.  In 2015 a jazz category was added running parallel to the classical category during the Unisa National Piano Competition. The two categories were again presented during the 13th Unisa International Piano Competition in 2016 and was a resounding success.


  • Application Deadline Date: August 2, 2021


Pretoria, South Africa


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