The PRIMROSE INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION® 2021 will be sponsored and hosted by the Colburn School in Los Angeles, December 12-18, 2021.  The deadline for the pre-screening/video round of the 2021 Primrose Competition is June 11. More information on repertoire requirements and procedures can be found at

The PRIMROSE INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION® has established itself as a showcase for young musicians who have achieved world class excellence. Founded in 1979, the PRIMROSE INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION® has established an impeccable track record of identifying the young talent of tomorrow.

The AVS will be instituting a new prize at the Primrose International Competition in the amount of $1000 for the best performance of a work by a BIPOC composer. The AVS is committed to promoting the works of underrepresented composers and this prize is a step in that direction. If you would like to support this important initiative, please click HERE.