Frequently Asked Questions

Sign me up! How do I apply for this Classical Music Competition?

Register here. Once you have an account with Classicalia, you can pay your fee and submit your video audition by January 22, 2023. 

What are my deadlines and how much does it cost to Register for this online music competition? 

The Extended Deadline to apply is January 22, 2023.

  • Category 1: $195 USD ($145 Entry Fee + $50 Registration Fee)
  • Category 2: $245 USD ($195 Entry Fee + $50 Registration Fee)
  • Category 3: $295 USD ($245 Entry Fee + $50 Registration Fee)
  • Beyond The Score: $295 USD ($245 Entry Fee + $50 Registration Fee) 

Can I play the same repertoire for Rounds 1, 2 and 3? 

No. You need to submit a different performance for each Round. 

What instruments is the competition open to?

Classicalia is open to all solo instrumentalists and solo singers.

What are the requirements for my video audition?

You and your instrument must be clearly visible. Please record in landscape (not portrait). No special effects are permitted, and your audition must be recorded in one take (no cuts are allowed). You may use an existing video recording of yourself as long as it was recorded within the last year. More information and some helpful tips can be found here.

What if I already have a video of a live performance? Can I use it for my audition video?

Yes, you can if it meets the requirements and was recorded on or after December 21, 2021.

Can I enter the competition with more than one video or in more than one category?

One video audition per Registration, but if you play multiple instruments, you may register multiple times for multiple instruments.

Will I be notified if I don’t make it to the next Round?

Yes, everyone will receive written feedback from their auditions, and will be informed of the results of each Round.

Do I have to memorize all the pieces I will present?


Does Classicalia pay for my travel, accommodation, and meals if I become a Finalist and am invited to Vienna? 

Yes! Flights, accommodation, and breakfasts! For full details, visit our Rules and Regulations.

Will the Finalists who perform at the Gala Concert have time to rehearse with the symphony orchestra? 

Yes, there will be a full rehearsal.

I am a pianist/harpist/percussionist/double bassist/cellist. Can I bring my own instrument as a Finalist in the Gala Concert?

Yes! Finalists, other than pianists, are responsible for the insurance and transportation of their instruments. For performers of over-sized instruments, if you choose not to bring your own, a quality instrument will be provided to you by the organizers of Classicalia.

My English speaking skills are not that strong; is this a problem? 

Not at all! The competition is held in English, but we do not require fluency to take part in it. 

How do I get in contact with you? 

Send us an email and we will direct you to the right person to answer your questions!