Co-presented by the Colburn School and the American Viola Society, the next Primrose International Viola Competition will be held from December 12 through 18, 2021. All live rounds will take place at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California. Click on the links below for information about our jury, live round competitors, and important competition dates.
* The First Prize winner will also receive the following: 1) an invitation to perform at the 2022 American Viola Society Festival & 47th International Viola Congress in June 2022, and 2) an invitation to participate in the Semi-Finals of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition in May 2022
Founded in 1979 as the first international competition solely for violists, the Primrose International Viola Competition is proud of the rich history and legacy it promotes. The Competition has an international reputation for identifying the talent of tomorrow and is respected for its artistic and professional integrity. In 2021, 24 Quarter‐Finalists will be invited to compete for cash prizes and awards over $30,000 US dollars.