52nd International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade


The International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade praises the status of the project of significant importance within the Jeunesses Musicales International  – JMI (based in Brussels), and since 1974 it’s the member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions – WFIMC (based in Geneve), which gather the greatest world competitions like: “Maria Callas” in Athens, “Queen Elisabeth” in Brussels, “Jean Sibelius” in Helsinki, “J.S. Bach” in Leipzig, “Prague Spring” in Prague, “Paganini in Genoa” etc.

The International Jeunesses Musicales Competition exists with the aim to support the most talented young musicians at the beginning of their artistic careers and it is of great importance for our country and the city of Belgrade.

Over the 2000 soloists and more than 200 chamber ensembles participated in the IJMC Belgrade. The participants came from all continents and from over 70 countries of the world.

Competition is among the biggest world music competitions, annually held in March in the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment and the founder of the IJMC is the City Assembly of Belgrade.

In year 2024, the 52nd International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in the CLARINET discipline will be held in Belgrade.


The 52nd IJMC stages and timetable


  • January 31st – Applications deadline (23:59h)
    All required documents CV, copies of documents testifying candidate’s musical education, copies of prizes/diplomas (optional), references from present or previous professors (original), one recent glossy photograph) must be submitted by January 31st 2024, 23.59h.
  • March 21st – Registration of participants and opening ceremony (Belgrade)
  • March 22nd – 24th – First stage performances (Belgrade)
  • March 25th and 26th – Second stage performances
  • March 27th – Finalists’ rehearsals with the Orchestra
  • March 28th and 29th – Final stage performances
  • March 30th – Prize awarding and Closing ceremony