Charleston International Music Competition

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2022 European Music CompetitionOctober 1 – 15November 10
2022 Romantic Music CompetitionNovember 1 – 15December 10
2022 International Piano CompetitionDecember 1 – 15January 10
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Most Exceptional Performer

Our judges named Mia Mezo as the recipient of the 2022 17th Century Most Exceptional Performer $250 Prize for her virtuosic performance in the 2022 17th Century Music Competition.

Other Most Exceptional Performers

Performer of the Month

Celine Chang is our Performer of the Month for receiving the most views on our YouTube channel for August 2022 and is the recipient of the August 2022 Performer of the Month $250 Prize.

Teacher of the Month

Nancy Kim’s Students

Nancy Kim is our Teacher of the Month for having the most students selected as winners for August 2022.

Previous Monthly Winners

Most Devoted Performer

Sylvia Michelle Pine is Charleston International Music Competition's Most Devoted Performer.

Sylvia Michelle Pine is our Most Devoted Performer for being selected as a finalist eight times in our competitions.

Based in the beautiful historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston International Music Competition believes in the importance of showcasing musical talent from around the globe. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all distinguished winners will receive prizes and recognition without the need to travel. Winners and their music teachers will receive personalized certificates of recognition, their portrait photo and music biography will be published on the results page of our website, and their performance will be shared on our YouTube channel: Charleston International Music Competition.

Instruments include but are not limited to piano, violin, cello, voice, trumpet, flute, horn, bass, saxophone, oboe, drums, harp, french horn, clarinet, viola, guitar, organ, harpsichord, bassoon, marimba, piccolo, tuba, guzheng, trombone, tarogato, percussion, mandolin, and euphonium.