Applicationsopens: March 20, 2024

Entry Deadline : April 20, 2024

Results: May 31, 2024

Screening Format:Entirely Online (YouTube ''unlisted Video)

Performance video of prizewinners will be made public


Participants: The competition is open for all nations


Repertoire: free of choice



1. High school student (15 to 18 years old)

2. College and Graduate Student (18 to 26 years old)

3. Young Artist (26 to 32 years old)

4 .Professional (33 years old and up - no age limit)

5. Amateur (A. 20 to 39 years old, B. 40 to 59 years old, C. 60 years old and above )

6. Musical(A. Under 15 years old, B. 16years old to 19 years old, C. 20 years old to 26years old, D. 27 years old to 35 years old )


*There are no restrictions on educational background or past awards.

*Category “college and graduate students” includes those who are currently studying vocal music at universities or educational institutions that are considered equivalent, or personally with vocal teachers.

*Age limit for each category refers to the applicant's age at the time of application deadline for the preliminary round.




KS Vesselina Kasarova

KS Liang Li 李晓良

Prof. Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski

Prof. Susanne Kelling

Capucine Chiaudani

Edit Siegfried-Szabo

Tatsuya Takahashi 高橋 達也

Shoko Fukuda 福田 祥子

Hiroharu Ono 小野 弘晴

Saori Hamana 濱名 さおり


Process of the competition

Round: one round

Repertoire A. Oratorio B. Lied C.Opera Arias D. Operetta Arias E. Musical works


1. High school student max. 8 min

2. College and Graduate Student max. 10min

3. Young Artist max. 10 min

4 .Professional max. 12 min

5. Amateur max. 8 min

6. Musical max. 8 min

Contestants can choose Freely the repertoire which reflects their musicality and artistic personality the best way.

unpublished musics or original compositions are not allowed.

The repertoire should consist of one or more pieces which has to fulfill the time frame,depending on the age category.


Prticipation Fee

1. 16,000Yen 2. 18,000Yen 3. 18,000Yen 4. 18,000Yen 5. 18,000Yen

6. 16,000Yen

categories 1. and 6. ← click by PayPal payment

categories 2. 3. 4. 5. ← click by PayPal payment


As of December 29, 2023, approximately 120~130EUR



Grand Prix 300,000JPY, Semi-Grand Prix 200,000 JPY, Best Opera Prize 100,000JPY,

Best Songs Prize 50,000JPY


Extra Prize: The Grand Prix or Semi- Grand Prix will be invited to Basel Music Festival at Tokyo Opera city recital hall in Japan(with airfare, accommodation:included in the prize money)Scheduled October 18th, 2024


Certificates: International applicants will recieve an electronic certificate

Once issued, award certificates may not ve reissued


How to apply

・In general, we only accept online applications via the "formrun system”

Please make sure that you can receive emails from “formrun system” and ”(Please be sure to check your email to ensure that it is not received in your spam mail.)

・Proof of age verification (student ID, driver's license, passport, etc.) and a copy of the application form must be attached.

・Age limit for each category refers to the applicant's age at the time of application deadline.

・Videos should basically be recorded after January 2023.

・Perform on an upright piano, grand piano, or electronic piano.

・The performance must be recorded in a music studio, salon, large/small hall, practice room, at home, etc.

・All the pieces must be performed from memory.

・The whole silhouette as well as hands of the contestants must be clearly visible.

In principle, video footage added to audio recordings only is not permitted. (Do not record separately.)

・The state of the recording will also be taken into consideration in the screening process.

・The performance video should be sent as a YouTube link. (please make sure to change the privacy setting to “unlisted”). (For Bilibili, only public settings)

・Keep to the designated performance time for each category.

・The video should be recorded at an adjustable volume.

・Applicants who wish to perform copyrighted works must individually apply for and obtain performance rights in advance.(Since copyright laws differ from country to country, if you perform a copyrighted work, you must apply in advance and pay for it yourself.)

・It is allowed to submit one video or as separate ones for each piece.

・It is not allowed to reupload or make changes to the videos after submitting the application.

・It is not allowed to delete videos without instructions after the application has been submitted.

・The order of application does not affect the results.

・Please prepare your application and recordings well in advance.

・If an error occurs during the web application process, please send the application form by email:

・Incomplete entries may result in point reductions.

・Be sure to check for updates on the competition website.


Terms of Participation

・The copyright of all content regarding the competition published on the internet, newspapers, magazines and other media belongs to “Basel International Online Vocal Competition 2024”.

・Applications will only be accepted via online application form (formrun system).

The results must be confirmed individually by the contestants on our website.

A detailed feedback from the jury will be sent via email approximately one months after the end of the competition.

・The judges may change depending on the judge's circumstances.

・If there are more entry applications than expected, the number of Feedback will be different.

・The Executive committee reserves the right, at its discretion, not to award the prize, to change the rules, or to reduce or split the prize money among multiple entrants. The prize money will be transferred by wire transfer within two months after the competition.

・Prizes will be awarded only to those who strictly abide by our terms and conditions.

In case of overseas transfer, prize money will be awarded in total of the written amount including transaction fees.

・The performance videos of the prize winners will be open to the public. (Privacy settings of the videos uploaded on YouTube must be changed from “unlisted” to “public”.)

・If the performance video is deleted without instruction during the competition period, the contestant will be disqualified from the competition.

・If the video is deleted without instruction after the prize money has been awarded, the prize money will be returned and the prize will be forfeited.

・In the event that a contestant is found to have misrepresented his or her age or educational background, the contestant will be disqualified from the competition and the prize will be forfeited.

・In case of force major (natural disaster, war, civil war, etc.), the competition may be canceled.

・The application period may be postponed depending on the situation with COVID-19.

・The Executive Committee has a right to change the terms and conditions if world conditions require such a change.

・Personal information of all contestants will be strictly managed by the Executive Committee.

・After the application is submitted, no refunds will be accepted for any reason.

・No objections to the scoring method, prize money, or other inquiries will be accepted.

・If, after awarding the prize money, any behavior is discovered that violates our terms and conditions, or is deemed by the Executive Committee to be in violation of our terms and conditions, the prize money will be returned and the entrant in question will be stripped of the prize.


Secretariat of Basel International Online Vocal Competition


Basel International Online Music Competition

General Incorporated Association Supraleitung Methode Japan

Supported by: Embassy of Switzerland in Japan