Current Competitions

2018 Johansen International Competition

March 14–17, 2018

We’ll be welcoming 12 violinists, 8 violists, and 10 cellists to Washington DC as semifinalists!

2018 Washington International Competition for Strings

June 22–24, 2018

Applications due March 1st.

2018 Washington International Competition for Composition

June 24, 2018

Winners to be announced on April 1, 2018.

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Thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Exciting news about our 2009 JIC violin winner Nancy Zhou!

Nancy Zhou has won first place in the International Music Competition Harbin, China, with a prize of $50,000, for her performance of the Sibelius concerto. She was 17 when she won the JIC and was the only person ever to apply on both violin and viola and be accepted as a semifinalist on both, but opted to compete as a violinist. The JIC was her first international competition in which she was a prizewinner.