Competition News

The 2019 Washington International Voice Competition is open!

Go to for all the details!

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Starker Award Goes to  JIC 2012 Winner

Santiago Cañón Valencia, 2012 Johansen International Competition cello winner, has been awarded the $35,000 János Starker prize, created in memory of Hungarian-American cellist and pedagogue János Starker.  Born in Bogota, Colombia, Santiago now studies in Germany at the Kronberg Academy with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.

JIC YouTube Channel Debuts!

We’re very excited to introduce our new
YouTube channel! Videos of the 2018 JIC Winners’ Concert held on October 7, 2018,
are posted.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors!

JIC 2018 viola winner Beatrice Chen performed in a wonderful chamber concert on Dec. 6 with her brother Noah and her mother Laura Park Chen at the Strathmore Mansion

Concert sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club