Charleston International Music Competition

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17th Century Music CompetitionAugust 1 – 15September 10
2022 Contemporary Music CompetitionSeptember 1 – 15October 10
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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See Our Distinguished Winners

See Our Most Recent Winners Here

Most Exceptional Performer

Our judges named Wei Lu as the recipient of the 2022 19th Century Most Exceptional Performer $250 Prize for her virtuosic performance in the 2022 19th Century Music Competition.

Other Most Exceptional Performers

Performer of the Month

Jacqueline Grant Lieman is our Performer of the Month for receiving the most views on our YouTube channel for July 2022 and is the recipient of the July 2022 Performer of the Month $250 Prize.

Teacher of the Month

  • Amber Li
  • Yun Oh
  • Katrina Lam

Dr. Jin Ah Kwon’s Students

Dr. Jin Ah Kwon is our Teacher of the Month for having the most students selected as winners for July 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.