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Aug 28

International Music Competition Harbin

August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

International Music Competition Harbin

About International Music Competition Harbin

The International Music Competition Harbin (IMCH) will be held from 28 August to 10 September 2019 and is co-hosted by the Harbin Municipal Government and Harbin Conservatory of Music.

Harbin, an enthusiastic and open city, and Harbin Conservatory of Music, with warm hands and open hearts sincerely welcome the musicians and music lovers from all over the world to join in the International Music Competition Harbin!

About Harbin

Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang Province; being a cultural melting point of Eurasia, it is an important transportation hub of Siberian Landbridge.

Harbin is a city of unique cultural tradition. In the 20th century many foreign immigrants arrived in Harbin, and as a consequence western music and culture began to blossom in the region. This blending process influenced greatly the musical life of the city and its vicinity. Harbin Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind in China, was founded, as well as the festival Harbin Summer Music Concert, which is one of the magnificent music festivals of China. In 2010, Harbin was awarded the honorary title of “Music City” by the United Nations.

Harbin Conservatory of Music (HCOM) is the only state academy of arts in Heilongjiang Province. It takes benefit from China-Russia Strategic Cooperation with its great musical culture, and is striving to establish musical education of international standard. Especially by the cooperation with Russian partners HCOM aims to achieve this goal, intending to be a cradle for musical talents from Heilongjiang and all China, and to be a base for higher education and cultural exchange between China and Russia.


IMCH is an international music competition with four sections: piano, violin, voice and composition.

Age requirements

For the piano, violin and voice section, participants must be between 18 and 36 years old (born between 30 April 1983 and 30 April 2001).

For the composition section, participants must be younger than 45 years old (born after 30 April 1974).


IMCH is run by the Organizing Committee, Arts Committee, and the Executive Committee. Ye Xiaogang, President of the Chinese Musicians Association, is Director of IMCH Arts Committee. Hu Yongyan, Chief Conductor of China National Symphony Orchestra, holds the post of deputy director of IMCH Arts Committee. IMCH is inviting jury members of high esteem from Europe, America, China, Russia.


  • The piano and violin sections consist of four rounds: Round I, Round II, Semi-final(played with chamber orchestra, and the final (played with orchestra).
  • The voice section has three rounds: Round I, Round II, and Round III (played with orchestra).
  • The composition section has three rounds: Round I, Round II, and Round III (played with orchestra).


The Organizing Committee of IMCH announced 3 prizes for pianists, 3 prizes for violinists, 3 prizes for singers, and 3 prizes for composers. The first prize award is 50000 USD. The second prize award is 20000 USD. The third prize award is 10000 USD. These prizes will be awarded to the contestants in the closing ceremony and gala concert at the end of the competition.


August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
September 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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