Primrose International Viola Competition

As one of the most renowned string instrument competitions in the world, the Primrose International Viola Competition features the world’s best and most promising young violists. The С槼ֱ co-presented the Primrose International Viola Competition with the American Viola Society in 2018 and 2021, and will do so again in 2024.

Founded in 1979 as the first international competition solely for violists, the Primrose International Viola Competition is proud of the rich history and legacy it promotes. For more than 40 years, the competition has continued to attract distinguished jurors and talented participants worldwide, serving as an inspiration to young artists across the globe. The competition has an international reputation for identifying the talent of tomorrow and is respected for its artistic and professional integrity. Its laureates occupy principal seats of major symphony orchestras, act as professors in major centers of education, and have achieved critical acclaim as international soloists.

Primrose 2024

Primrose 2024 will be held at the С槼ֱ from June 17 to 22. The Competition will offer southern California one week of exceptional international competition, exquisite music, and an exhilarating finish. All rounds of the competition, plus three intimate recitals, are open to the public to enjoy in person and online via livestream. is available, which includes tickets for all competition events. Tickets can also be purchased individually.