Online classical music competition “Classicalia” helps young musicians start their careers during the pandemic

13 talented musicians from all over the world will have the unique chance to travel to Vienna, perform with a symphony orchestra in one of the most prestigious concert halls in the world and be recorded live for international television including PBS SoCal. The online competition for classical music was launched in summer 2021 to give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from the feedback from the expert jury, to compete internationally and to step into the international limelight for 13 winners.

The Classicalia competition was born during the pandemic when the organizers tried to provide a platform for talented young prodigies around the world and guarantee them 100% safety through the online format. After submitting the video audition, each applicant receives thoughtful and productive written feedback from these jurors to advance their musical education.

“COVID-19 stole a lot from young classical musicians. Sure, there was a lot of extra time to practice, but very few opportunities to practice many of the soft skills required to be successful. Auditions, concert preparations, appearances in front of an audience … this requires a number of skills that must be practiced by every young musician.

Missing these opportunities last year will have a huge impact on the next generation of artists and we wanted to do something to overcome that, ”said Ella Porett, pianist, teacher and co-founder of Classicalia.

13 talented musicians in 4 different age groups will be given a round trip (flight and accommodation) to Vienna on Sunday, May, to perform in front of a live audience in the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus in Austria 1, 2022.

Behind Classicalia is an experienced and international team with decades of experience in the classical music industry.

Attila Glatz has produced the largest simultaneous New Year’s concert series in North America for more than 25 years, featuring European singers, dancers and symphony orchestras in more than 30 prestigious venues across North America, from Lincoln Center to Roy Thomson Hall. His company also presents films with live orchestras in collaboration with symphonies and concert halls such as Meridian Hall (Toronto), the Calgary Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel hunter has produced hundreds of musical theater performances, festivals and television programs in more than 20 countries. Theater and music are always the focus of his company’s work. Daniel is the President of the BRAAAVI Group for the Performing Arts.

Ella Poretta is the founder and artistic director of the North York Music & Performing Arts Festival and brings decades of experience both as a juror and organizer of classical music competitions and in maintaining a pianist list through her own teaching studio, master classes and workshops. She is the author of the Piano World methodology book and Senior Examiner at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada.

Together, the team has brought the TV shows “A Salute to Vienna” and “Zoltán Mága and David Foster: Live From Budapest” to PBS in the US and to broadcasters across Europe.

Pre-registration for the competition is now possible online at

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