13th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl

April 30 - May 04, 2016 Bad Ischl, Austria

Singing in the midst of mountains and lakes

Already for the 13th time the International Choir Competition & Festival will take place in Bad Ischl. This international choir competition, located in the midst of the picturesque landscape of the Salzkammergut, has become one of the most important and most beautiful choral events in Austria by now. International and renowned jurors and choral experts will evaluate the vocal performances and help the choirs with words and deeds during the Evaluation Performances.

Apart from the competitions in the Kongresshaus, Gala Concerts, international Friendship Concerts and performances during masses will take place during the event. But the colorful highlight will be the international choir parade throughout the center of this Austrian spa. Intercultural meetings between choirs and choral music lovers will make this event a memorable experience.

Participation Opportunities

This INTERKULTUR event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:

Non-competitive participationCompetitive Participation
Non-competitive Festival Participation*Competition categories*
Evaluation Performance*Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching*Individual Coaching*

Friendship Concert Performance included

Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts

"The participation in the competition was a very positive experience for us, because it gave us the opportunity to compare ourselves with other top level choirs and to benefit from the lessons that these occasions always provide."

Maria Grazia Delfrate, Coro Ferdinando Paër Colorno, Italy

"We all want to give thanks to you and everyone from INTERKULTUR, everything about the event was full of joy and cheerful adventures."

Morta Simonaitytė, Lithuania

"Thank you very much for the warm welcome our choir received in Bad Ischl! Participation in the contest has been a wonderful experience for us. Compared to other events we have participated so far, the organization of everything was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! All the needed information came on time, we got quick answers to everything and our stay in Austria was very comfortable."

Laura Leimane, RSU mixed choir RIGA, Latvia

Registration Information

This event lies in the past!

You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Gala Concerts
Friendship Concerts
Artistic Commitee

Participating groups

We are happy to welcome 24 choirs from 14 nations to the 13th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl 2016!

Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic
Estonia, Faroe Islands, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia
Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey

Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut


Bad Ischl – the imperial city – offers not only romance à la Sissi and Emperor Franz Josef but also tempting shopping possibilities, gastronomy and possibilities for unique excursions into the majestic Salzkammergut with its countless crystal clear lakes, its impressive mountain region and cosy cities. Guests who will visit the spa do not only experience a breath taking nature but also many cultural events, crowned by the International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl.

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 23 golden and 16 silver diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(730 KB)

Winner of the Grand Prize 2016: Seisen High School Choir (Japan)

How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of the International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl!