“G.B. Viotti” International Music Competition


Viotti 2019: Piano

The 70th edition of the Viotti Competition is dedicated to Pianists and will take place in Vercelli from 9th to 19th October 2019. It will consist of four rounds. The final will host the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa.


The winner of the last edition, Konstantin Emelianov, will open the event with a concert at the Teatro Civico (Town Theatre) on 9th October.


The “Viotti” is the competition that boasts the most editions in the world. Established in 1950, since 1957 it belongs to the Committee of the Founders of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

How to join

Pianists of all nationalities who were born after 19th October 1988 are welcome.


The preliminary selection to be admitted to the final rounds takes place through the audition of a digital recording sent by the applicants.


The winners of a first or a second prize in Piano Competitions which are members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions are accepted directly to the first round.

The awards

The prizes amount to 41,250 euros. The first prize is worth 21,000 euros.


The prizes are offered by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Vercelli, the Comune di Vercelli (Eusebio Ferraris heritage), the Soroptimist Club of Vercelli and Sorelle Garino’s heritage.


In the last edition (2017) the first prize was awarded to Konstantin Emelianov (Russia). The second ex-aequo prize was awarded to Shiori Kuwahara (Japan) and to Aristo Sham (Hong Kong-USA).