World Federation of Music Competitions

Olga Kern International Piano Competition is honored and privileged to have been recently chosen to be a part of the prestigious World Federation of International Music Competitions!

Founded in 1957, the World Federation of International Music Competitions is a global network of internationally recognized organizations dedicated to identifying the most promising young talents in music. While providing a forum for dialogue and exchanges between its members, WFIMC provides guidelines, aiming for artistic excellence, integrity and fairness, and thus sets a globally recognized standard.
The federation is currently comprised of over 110 international music competitions and other institutions serving young musicians on their path to an international career. The Federation is a member of the International Music Council of UNESCO in Paris. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Federation is supported by the Department of Social Cohesion of the Canton of Geneva.


The WFIMC brings together the world´s most important music competitions, striving for artistic excellence, authenticity, fairness, and equality to support young artists on the path to their international careers.

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