The Aviv Competitions

AICF’s Aviv Competitions have been held since 1999 and assist in the advancement of outstanding Israeli musicians who are just embarking on their artistic journey, through the distribution of prizes in different fields of musical performance.

The Aviv Competitions are intended for musicians 21 to 32 years of age who are ready for a professional career. The Competitions are held by AICF in co-operation with the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sport every two years.

One prize is awarded in every field. In addition to the monetary prize, winning the competition bestows exposure to audiences and critics, live performances, radio broadcasts in Israel and assistance in career development in Israel and abroad.

Next Competitions

The Aviv Competitions 2022
After careful thought, AICF has decided to postpone the next Aviv Competitions until December 2022 due to the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic. The age limit will be extended by one year (33) for the 2022 Competitions in order to ensure that all prospective candidates maintain their eligibility. Details for the 2022 Competitions will be posted in Spring 2022

Prizes

Piano Prize

The Rafi Girlanik Prize, donated by Guralnik family

Violin Prize

The Ilona Kornhauser Prize, donated by the Kornhauser family of the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation

Viola Prize

The Rachel and Dov Gottesman Family Prize

Woodwinds Prize

The Susan and Emanuel (Bob) Kornhauser Prize, donated by Kornhauser family of the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation

Composition Prize

The François Schapira Prize

Cello Prize

The Rachel and Dov Gottesman Family Prize

Voice Prize

The Michal Oren Prize

Brass Prize

The Benny Gal-Ed Prize

The Outstanding Performance of the Israeli Instrumental Piece Prize

America-Israel Cultural Foundation

The Outstanding Performance of the Israeli Vocal Piece Prize

The Eva and Georg Koigen Prize, donated by Mira Zakai (R.I.P.)

Audience Choice Prize

The Meira Geyra Prize, donated by the Gottesman Family

Past Aviv Competitions’ Winners

Previous music competitions’ Winners

Past Competitions

2018 Aviv Competitions