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24th International Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach, Austria
September 2 - 10, 2017

Welcome to the website of the International Johannes Brahms Competition for chamber music, violin, viola, cello and voice (and again in 2017 also for piano) at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Carinthia, Austria. In 2017, the competition will take place from September 2 until September 10, 2017. We would be glad to welcome you to Pörtschach next summer, whether as participant or as visitor. More information about the 2017 competition coming soon.


  • June 13, 2016: Concert Engagements
    There are not only first and second prizes at the International Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach, but also lots of special prizes and concert engagements! Today, we want to share with you just two of them: Cosima Soulez Lariviere, who was invited to play in Tokyo with Maestro Yuki Miyagi and the Lobkowicz Trio, who appeared in Vienna's Hofburg palace.
    Also this year, a number of concert invitations will be offered to our prize winners!
  • May 26, 2016: Preliminary Competition Schedule
    The preliminary competion schedule is now available. Information is still subject to change, because an exact timetable can only be created after all participants have arrived to Pörtschach or after the previous round has finished. Only then the actual number of participating artists is known.
    Preliminary Competition Schedule 2016
  • April 7, 2016: Online Registration 2016
    We are looking forward to your online registration for this year's competition! Registration is open until July 1.
    Online registration 2016
  • January 25, 2016: The 2016 competition programme is available
    What's new?
    * Voice: The voice (lied) competition is back again!
    * Piano: There is no piano competition in 2016. The piano competition will be back in 2017.
    Online registration starts in a few weeks!
    Go here for more: 2016 Rules and regulations
  • March 5, 2015: Congratulations To Our Prize Winners
    Singer Hagar SHARVIT, first prize winner at the 19th International Johannes Brahms Competition 2012, and her pianist, Ammiel BUSHAKEVITZ, best piano accompanist at the 19th International Johannes Brahms Competition 2012, won the first prize, the pianist prize and the public award in "Das Lied" International Song Competition at Berlin.
    Violinist Jan Mráček, first prize winner and winner of the prize of the audience with the Lobkowicz Trio chamber music ensemble at the 21st International Johannes Brahms Competition 2014 won the first prize and Emmanuel TJEKNAVORIAN, second prize winner at the 18th International Johannes Brahms Competition 2011, won the third prize at the VIII International Fritz Kreisler Competition Vienna.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Competition:

1Read about what's special at the Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach
2Get to know our members of the jury
3Study the competition rules and regulation
4Register online for the competition (open from April until July 1, 2016)
5Plan your stay at Pörtschach: arrival, places to stay, competition schedule
6Enjoy your time at the competition!

We are looking forward to meeting you at Pörtschach this summer!

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