Conditions of Entry for
the International Music Competition


The Cologne International Music Competition will be held in Cologne on September 13 – 18, 2021.  It takes place every three years. The competition is organized by Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne College of Music and Dance) in cooperation with Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

The 2021 competition is open to male and female vocalists and pianists from all countries. Entrants must be under the age of 32 on September 13, 2021. 

Deadline for application

Applications need to be filled out by May 14, 2021.