History & Past Events

The International AV Choir Competition is a competitive event dedicated to the memory of the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. The competition event has been established in 1998 and since then, a large number of high-quality choirs have given incredible performances and competed in different music categories.

2017: The organizing committee of the competition event introduces a new competition category for choirs specialized in Byzantine music. The total of competition categories now becomes eight.

2015: The organizing committee of the competition event introduces the special awards of the Distinguished Conductor. This special title is awarded to choirmasters with a continuous contribution and participation to the International AV Choral Events.

2011: The artistic jury of the competition event awards for the first time some important special awards to the competing choirs, including a) the Master Conductor award, b) the Best Folk Performance Award, and c) the Best Choir of the Competition Event.

2010: The organizing committee of the competition event introduces two new competition categories for choirs specialized in Sacred music and in Jazz&Modern Music.

2008: The competition event is held yearly for the first time.

1998: The competition event is organized for the first time with five main competition categories: Mixed Choirs, Male/Female Choirs, Children Choirs, Chamber choirs, Folk Choirs.

The results from the past International AV Choral Competition events are summarized below (click/touch the respective event to expand the result tables).

14th International AV Choir Competition - 2016
13th International AV Choir Competition - 2015
12th International AV Choir Competition - 2014
11th International AV Choir Competition - 2013
10th International AV Choir Competition - 2012
9th International AV Choir Competition - 2011
8th International AV Choir Competition - 2010
7th International AV Choir Competition - 2009
6th International AV Choir Competition - 2008
5th International AV Choir Competition - 2006
4th International AV Choir Competition - 2004
3rd International AV Choir Competition - 2002
2nd International AV Choir Competition - 2009
1st International AV Choir Competition - 1998