The competition as part of a comprehensive promotion concept.
The competition’s objective is to discover and promote the talents of young musicians at an early age as well as to offer the chance of experience and interchange on an international basis. The pieces chosen for the Competition are of great significance. Young players shall become acquainted with the important works of violin literature. They are asked to study and interpret pieces of various musical epochs and genres. We want this process to be a pleasurable experience without overstraining. The programme of our competition meets this claim and combines it with the violin repertory’s variety while allowing great freedom in the selection of works. Read more.
Cultural Foundation Hohenlohe
Every two years
Three rounds, the last of which is a concerto finale
on 15th June 2019
- The number of participants is limited to 65 in total. The winners of first prizes from previous International Violin Competitions are not allowed to compete again in the same age group.
- All rounds of the competition are open to the public.
- The prize-winners undertake to receive their prizes in person and to take part in all concerts immediately connected with the prize giving without receiving a fee.
- All participants who are eliminated in the first stage of the competition receive a Certificate of Participation.
- All participants who are eliminated in the second stage of the competition receive a Certificate of Honour.
- All eliminated participants may follow the competition as members of the audience. They have the opportunity to discuss their performance with members of the jury. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend for this discussion.
- All participants are obliged to permit free audio and video recording of any stage of the competition. The recording company can make available copies of the recordings at the cost to the participant, if so desired.
- The competition organizers can take no liability for any loss or damage to instruments during the competition.
|1st age group||born after 3rd September 2002|
|2nd age group||born between 4th September 1999 and 3rd September 2002|
|3rd age group||born between 4th September 1996 and 3rd September 1999|
Online by 1st of June in the year the competition takes place.
Würth prize 1st category
1st prize 1.500 EUR
2nd prize 1.200 EUR
3rd prize 1.000 EUR
4th prize 800 EUR
5th prize 600 EUR
Ebmpapst prize 2nd category
1st prize 2.000 EUR
2nd prize 1.500 EUR
3rd prize 1.200 EUR
4th prize 1.000 EUR
5th prize 800 EUR
Würth prize 3rd category
1st prize 3.000 EUR
2nd prize 2.000 EUR
3rd prize 1.500 EUR
4th prize 1.200 EUR
5th prize 1.000 EUR
Reinhold Würth sponsorship award
For further education € 5.000
In addition, the jury may award a number of special prizes:
- for the best interpretation of a mandatory work by Bach: € 300.–, presented by Sparkasse Hohenlohekreis
- for the best interpretation of a mandatory classical work: € 300.–, presented by Stiftung Würth
- for the best interpretation of the freely chosen virtuoso composition: € 300.–, presented by Deutsche Bank AG, Heilbronn
The honours mentioned above may be awarded to each age group.
- a violin bow worth of € 1,500.– (donated by Fa. H. Wanka, Baiersdorf)
- a special Prize for the best Pianist (Age to 35 – donated by Prof. Viorica Radoi)
- “EMCY” Special Prize
- concert commitments