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Important update

The MICMC team are currently in discussions regarding the impact of current international travel restrictions on the competition and its competitors in 2022. We will post an update on our website as soon as we can.

In the meantime, should you have any concerns or questions please do contact our MICMC team micmc@musicaviva.com.au  



Musica Viva Australia is pleased to announce the return of the 9th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC pronounced mick-mick). 

MICMC welcomes applicants who embody chamber music’s ability to engage both mind and heart with performances that delight, inspire, and challenge.

Established in 1991 and held every four years, the prestigious competition is the perfect launching pad for chamber music ensembles. The competition is proudly presented by Musica Viva Australia, the world’s largest presenter of chamber music concerts, and its partner, Melbourne Recital Centre will host the Grand Final event.

The 16 Finalists, comprising 8 piano trios and 8 string quartets, will travel to Australia to compete for a place in the Grand Final. Competitors are looked after in every way; the Musica Viva team will ensure you have both a wonderful musical and social experience during your time in Melbourne that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

With a prize pool of over $150,000, and a Grand Prize worth $30,000, MICMC is open to string quartets and piano trios of all nationalities under the age of 35. 

Wilma Smith
Artistic Director, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition