Basic information about the Johannes Brahms Competition
The International Johannes Brahms Competition at Pörtschach is now in its twenty-fourth year. It is scheduled from September 2nd until September 10th and open for the categories piano, violin, viola, cello and lied. Chamber music will be offered again in 2018. On September 10th the final concert for all prize winners will be held. Without participating in the final concert no prize can be awarded!
For the first time ever, this year we will have orchestra finals for four categories: piano, violin, viola and cello.
There is no age limit for the participants. Pianists,string players, singers and chamber musicians from any country who have reached international competition standard are welcome.
All performances shall be open to the public. Furthermore, the jury assessment shall be made public and each adjucator shall submit his evaluation with his name immediately after each competitor's performance, showing the points awarded on a score-sign. Points from 0-6, to one decimal, shall be awarded separately for technical mastery of the instrument and for artistic expression, and then be added together. The candidates can see the score immediately after their performance.
Videos (in German)
Short TV Report about the 12th International Johannes Brahms Competition 2005 Pörtschach: "Kärnten Heute", September 3, 2005 (in German only)
Copyright: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - ORF Landesstudio Kärnten 2005
Used by permission
Johannes Brahms Competition