Discover, Develop, Deliver

The IVC proudly carries its 'Triple D Status': Discover, Develop and Deliver. We discover during the competition, develop through masterclasses, training weeks, courses and summer schools and deliver the singers to the market and its decision makers.

Human Touch

The IVC is a tough competition with a human touch. We are most aware of the pressures that young singers experience and strive to give every competitor – also the ones that do not win – a worthwhile experience that serves as an encouragement for the future.


We have started the ambitious IVC 2.0 project which will give the whole world access to the IVC through our internet platform. We strive to become an international helpdesk for all things related to classical singing.


We have been founded in 1954 and are the only international singing competition in the Netherlands comprising Opera, Oratorio and Lied.