Competition reelected to the Committee
International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) reelected to the Committee of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC)
On the occasion of the 56th General Assembly of the WFIMC in s’Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands), taking place between April 12-15, 2012, the new committees of the WFIMC were elected and it is a pleasure to announce that the International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz represented by its Secretary General, Britta Reininghaus, has been elected to the Committee of the WFIMC. Within the next three years, this Graz based competition will be able to set activities within WFIMC and to give shape to it together with eight other newly elected members coming from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel, Scotland, South Africa, and South Korea:
Concours Musical International de Montréal
International Music Competitions Weimar
Isang Yun International Music Competition, Tongyeong
Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, Helsinki
Scottish International Piano Competition, Glasgow
The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Tel Aviv
Unisa International Music Competition Pretoria
The former president of WFIMC, Glen Kwok, USA, was reelected. He is Executive Director of the Indianapolis Violin Competition, USA.
For the oncoming term he will be joined in his office by the following Vice Presidents:
Stephen McHolm, Calgary (Canada) – Honens International Piano Competition
Quinten Peelen, Utrecht (The Netherlands) – International Franz Liszt Piano Competition
Richard Rodzinski, Moscow (Russia) – International Tchaikovsky Competition
Didier Schnorhk, Geneva (Switzerland) – Concours de Genève
The former Secretary General, Marianne Granvig, Denmark, was reelected in her position as well.
On an international level, the chamber music competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz has been member of the “World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC)” since 1990. WFIMC in turn, is member of the International Music Council (UNESCO, Paris). Since its establishment in 1957, this Federation with its 123 member competitions on all continents (as at 2012) has had the objective to encourage young musicians and to support them by paving the way for an international career. WFIMC sets quality standards and provides for orientation in the competition scene growing rapidly on a global scale.