2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival

Franz Liszt

Update: The revised deadline is 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 10. Due to site lagging issues during peak traffic, we have left the forms active until 9:00 pm, Friday, June 11 for the sake of those who were timed out or experienced other technical difficulties. Note that June 3 still represents the cut-off date concerning dates of birth for the purposes of age category recognition.

Formerly the Virtuoso Festival, to celebrate the works of the romantic, impressionistic, and contemporary musical eras, the VAF competition opens its doors to pianists and instrumentalists of the world. Recently revised and expanded, this inclusive educational festival aims to inspire youth and adult musicians to create and share their artistry from anywhere in the world – even from his or her living room through pre-recorded YouTube video links.

In these difficult times, the SIPF provides within its friendly and accessible format an outlet to express one’s inner voice through the performance of 19th century and later masterworks.

Please note the following changes and details:

  • Narrowly defined age categories, from youth to adult, collegiate and professional
  • Sub-divisions for single works and multiple works
  • All participants receive a certificate and written evaluation
  • Winners awarded medals and diplomas
  • Participants of all ages and nationalities may apply
  • Categories for piano and chamber music
  • Solo category for instrumentalist of any sort (non-piano)
  • Participation by video link only
  • New: Concerto Division for pianists and instrumentalists (accompaniment not required)

2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival Rules, Guidelines, and Agreement

pdficonApplication Deadline: The online registration period closes at 9:00 pm, Thursday, June 3 June 10. The festival takes place via online review. Please be sure to read the entire rules, guidelines, and agreement.

Click here for the official application form.

2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival Adjudicators: