event under the high patronage of the European Parliament

“G.B. Viotti” International Music Competition


71st Viotti Competition

The 71st International Gian Battista Viotti Competition for pianists will take place at the City Theatre (Teatro Civico) in Vercelli, Italy from October 29th to November 6th, 2021. The Viotti Piano Competition 2021 consists of four rounds.  The final will be held with the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra of Genoa conducted by Marcello Rota.

The Viotti competition is one of the oldest music competitions in Italy. Established in 1950, since 1957 it belongs to the Committee of the founders of the World Federation of Music Competitions in Geneva.

Viotti 2021: eligibility

The 71st Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition 2021 is open to pianists of all nationalities were born after November 6th 1990.

The preliminary selection to the Viotti Competition 2021 will be made by way of a digital recording submitted by the applicants.

The first and second prize winners of a Competition registered in the World Federation of International Music Competition of Geneva (WFIMC) will be admitted to the Competition without preliminary selection.

Competition 2022

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Viotti Opera Singing Competition that was supposed to take place in October 2020 has been postponed to 2022.

The Viotti Singing Competition is, together with the Piano Competition, the competition with the most editions held and is characterized by an extraordinary roll of honour, both for the value of the artists awarded: Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Renato Bruson, Raina Kabaiwanska, Piero Cappuccilli, Leo Nucci, Luis Alva, Sumi Jo, Luca Salsi, Veronica Simeoni, to name but a few, and for the prestige of its juries.