Dear young musicians, pedagogues,
parents and music lovers!

We’re glad to greet you on the website of the 3rd International Competition for Young Musicians Oskar Rieding.

The main goal of this competition is to support young musicians on their creative path. We also want to bring them closer to the music of the renowned composer and pedagogue Oskar Rieding, who worked and composed in Celje.

We kindly welcome you!

Regulation of competition

3. International Competition for Young Musicians Oskar Rieding is open for young musicians of all nationalities. The primary goal of the competition is to support young performers on their music journey. 

There are two disciplines at the 2019 edition, which are:


The finals will take place in a wonderful 

National Hal in Celje, Slovenia on 24 & 25 of May 2019.

Oskar Rieding chose this idyllic city for his home after he finished his orchestral career in the Budapest’s opera house and he wrote several important violin pieces there. These pieces still make part of repertoires for young violinists all around the world. It was in Celje where the composer wrote also one of his most performed pieces of the violin pedagogic repertoire – violin concert in H minor op. 35.

The organizing committee of the competition wants to offer to young musicians a new creative platform which will support the development of young talents. In this way, we will also symbolically revive the tradition of Oskar Rieding, a pedagogue, composer and performer of his own works.

We are looking forward to meeting you, and hearing your music! Welcome to Celje, city of Oskar Rieding.

Music is our companion throughout our life. It’s the beginning and the end. It’s a feeling and essence of many who chose it for their way of life.



Competition is open to chamber music groups of all nationalities.

The competition discipline CHAMBER MUSIC includes the participation of chamber groups/ensembles from 2 to 8 performers (from duo to octet). There is no limit about the combination of the chamber group instruments: any acoustic instrument combination are allowed. Vocalists or vocal groups can also compete in this category.

Age categories of the competition are:

1. category

average age of chamber group members shall not exceed 11 y.o.

2. category

average age of chamber group members shall not exceed 16 y.o.

3. category

average age of chamber group members shall not exceed 21 y.o.

4. category

without age limit

You can see the detailed rules of the competition HERE


The application must include a video performance of two music pieces with a max. duration of:

1. Category: max. 10 min.
2. Category: max. 15 min.
3. Category: max. 18 min.
4. Category: max. 20 min.

The chamber groups are presenting themselves with two pieces (which can be also a movement/s of cyclical music works) of their choice within the total duration which is listed above.

It is desirable that a chamber group has in their competition program works of the composers of the competitors country.

Competition compositions may also be the original pieces composed by the performer/s themselves.

In case of including any transcription/s of music pieces to the competition program, it is necessary to list the author/s of it.


Jury members of the 3rd International Competition for Young Musicans:

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Klemen Hvala


President of the Jury


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Anna Kaira



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Danijel Gašparović



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Anna Sidorova

(Slovenia – Russia)


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Matteo Fanni Canelles



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Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk




The application deadline is until 5 May 2019.