Auditions and Competitions

International Piano Chamber Music Competition
“Tallinn 2021”

The “Tallinn 2021” International Piano Chamber Music Competition will take place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre from 9 to 12 September 2021. The competition will be jointly organised by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and MTÜ In Corpore.

The International Chamber Music Competition aims to develop the tradition of professional ensemble playing and to enable young musicians to participate in international events. Works by Estonian composers will be recommended to the competitors, offering the possibility to introduce our chamber music to wider audiences. A special prize will be awarded for the best performance of an Estonian work. Given that there is a need for high-level ensemble competitions in both the Baltic and Nordic countries, this new entry will have the potential of becoming an important musical event in the region.

The competition is open in two categories for chamber ensembles that include piano: 1) duos; 2) trios, quartets, quintets. The age limit for ensemble members is 33 years at the time of the competition.

For the application, the following documents are needed:

  1. Copies of the birth certificates or similar documents (copy of an ID-card or passport) confirming the date and place of birth of each ensemble member.
  2. Two recent photographs of the ensemble in high resolution (minimum 600×600 px)
  3. Curriculum vitae of the ensemble with the details of training, awards, information about latest public performances, etc.
  4. There non-refundable entry fee is 30€ per each ensemble member. Payment details will be announced on the website of the competition.

All the required documents must be submitted no later than by 1st of August 2021 to the address

The conditions of the competition are available at

Additional information:
Marje Lohuaru
Professor of Chamber Music
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
+372 50 11477


European Union Youth Orchestra auditions

All applicants for the 2022 Orchestra must be aged between 16 and 26 inclusive on 31 December 2021 and hold passports from one of the 27 European Union member countries. Precise rules and regulations are available on the EUYO homepage here.

The auditions will take place in two rounds:

  • Pre-auditions for the strings, wind, brass and percussion (dates/times tbc).
  • Thursday, 4 November 2021 final audition at 10.00 in the Organ hall.


  • A prepared piece of their own choosing (eg a movement from a concerto, sonata etc)
  • A selection of orchestral extracts.


All the candidates are requested to apply on the EUYO homepage latest by 30 September 2021.

Additional info and questions:

Kai Kiiv
6675 721


IV Tallinn International Piano Competition

The 4th Tallinn International Piano Competition will take place from November 25 to December 3 2021 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The registration is now open and the deadline is October 1.

All three competition rounds will take place at the Great Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The participants will be evaluated by the jury consisting of internationally acclaimed artists and professors. In the Finals, competition finalists will perform together with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Arvo Volmer.

The previous winners of the competition are Mihkel Poll (2006), Kristi Kapten (2011) and Anna Szałucka (2016).

The conditions of the competition are available at the homepage. The competition is organised by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Association of Estonian Professional Pianists.