Music promotion award „Goldene Note“

Goldene Note: Music promotion award for 5 to 18-year-old talents

IMF – International Music Foundation for Highly Gifted Children

The IMF - International Music Foundation for Highly Gifted Children, founded by Leona König in 2016, supports the musical development of highly gifted children between the ages of 5 and 18. The Vienna-based association aims to make classical music accessible to a wider audience, especially the younger generation. The most talented young musicians in the categories of keyboard instruments, wind instruments as well as string and plucked instruments are sought for the annual "Goldene Note" music promotion prize.
The winners selected by a jury of experts receive, among other things, a semester of study at the Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna (MUK), a performance at the open-air concert "Götterklang trifft Donaugold" at the Donaubühne Tulln on 22nd August with Valentina Nafornița, Lidia Baich and Andreas Schager as well as free use of the famous concert hall in Palais Ehrbar, where classical greats such as Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schönberg have performed, for their own concert or recording.
The MUK is a cooperation partner of the "Goldenen Note".

In 2024, the "Goldene Note" will be awarded for the 8th time.
Submissions can be sent to by March 17, 2024.

Further information on the call for entries: audition-2024 - International Music Association for Highly Gifted Children (