Primrose Competition

Primrose International Viola Competition®

The PRIMROSE INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION® 2021 was sponsored and hosted by the Colburn School in Los Angeles on December 12-18, 2021. The next installment of the competition is currently being planned for June 2024 at the Colburn School. More information on repertoire requirements and procedures, as well as recent laureates, can be found at the official competition website.

The Primrose International Viola Competition (PIVC) has established itself as a showcase for young musicians who have achieved world class excellence. Founded in 1979, the PIVC has established an impeccable track record of identifying the young talent of tomorrow.

The AVS will be instituting a new prize, the Illumination Prize, at the 2024 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.