20TH – 24TH AUGUST
In addition to the educational program, the festival also includes an international violin competition followed by a gala concert. In addition to the generous prize money from our sponsors, the prizes include integration into concert series in the Saarland and a production on Saarländischer Rundfunk.
The competition will begin on 20 August 2023 with the arrival, registration of the participants and the drawing of the order. The young talents will compete against each other in several public rounds from 20 - 23 August 2023. The gala concert, with the artistic participation of the prize-winners and the Chamber Orchestra of the Greater Region, will conclude the competition on 24 August 2023. The certificates and prizes will also be presented at this event.
Violinists of any nationality up to the age of 32 (deadline 20.8.2023) are eligible to participate. Registration must be completed by 15 July 2023 at the latest. All aspiring violin virtuosos can register for the competition via the following link. Participation in the academy is not necessary for registration.
1st prize: 4,000 euros
+ concerts 2024 in concert series of the Saarland
+ a production on Saarländischer Rundfunk
2nd prize: 2,000 euros
3rd prize: 1.000 Euro
+ 6 premium string sets from Thomastik-Infeld for each of the prize winners (sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld)
+ 250 Euro special prize for the best interpretation of the classical concerto set (sponsored by bowmaker Wohlleber)
+ 200 Euro audience prize (sponsored by Geigenbau Degen)
Christoph Schickedanz, Chair
Daniel Franke, Deputy
Gordan Nikolic (HfM)
COSTS COMPETITION 20 - 24.08.2023
100,00 € Participation in competition
60,00 € Participation in the competition for academy participants
150,00 € Meal package [breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner] incl. 4 nights' accommodation
Registration deadline is 15 July 2023.
1st round 20 - 25 minutes
I: J.S. Bach 1st and 2nd movement from BWV 1001, 1003, 1005 or Ciaccona
II: a concert caprice by Paganini or at the same level of difficulty
III: the first movement of a classical violin concerto by Mozart (KV 207, 216, 218 or 219), Joseph Martin Kraus C major, Josef Myslivecek C, F or D major
2nd round 35 - 40 minutes, with 6 - 9 candidates
I: one of the following works: Claude Debussy Sonata, Howard Ferguson Sonata No.1 op.2, Paul Hindemith Sonata in E flat, Leos Janacek Sonata, Maurice Ravel Sonata (1924-27) or Sonata posthume , Alexandre Tansman 1st Sonatine or Jean Francaix Sonatine
II: a work for solo violin of the 20th or 21st century (individual movements permitted, clearly new tonal language!)
III: the first movement of one of the violin concertos by
Bartok 2, Beethoven, Paganini (1-4), Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Strauss or Korngold
Final with 3 - 4 candidates
Part 1: A recital programme with piano accompaniment of 35 - 50 minutes.
The programme can be chosen freely, but it must include
- one of the sonatas by Beethoven or a romantic sonata and
- include a virtuoso work for violin and piano or violin solo
Part 2: Presentation of the following works for violin solo with the Chamber Orchestra of the Greater Region (KOG)
I one of the concertos by: Joseph Haydn C major, Johann Friedrich Reichardt E flat major, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy D minor, Franz Schubert Rondo A major or Ludwig Spohr No.8 A minor op.47.
II Wieniawski Legend