Міжнародний конкурс скрипалів ім. Леопольда Моцарта

Дедлайн: 07/12/2018
Місце проведення: Аугсбург, Німеччина
Дисципліни: Cкрипка
З: 31/05/2019 До: 08/06/2019
Обмеження за віком: 14-29

The 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart will be held from 31 May to 8 June 2019 in Augsburg. The competition is in honor of Leopold Mozart, who was born in Augsburg and who was an invaluable teacher to his famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The year Wolfgang Amadeus was born, Leopold Mozart published his important Violin School in Augsburg. Thanks to historical performance practice, Leopold Mozart’s Violin School has experienced a renaissance in recent years.

In the spirit of Leopold Mozart it is our vision to establish a close link through the international violin competition to the next generation of violinists. Our heartfelt thanks go to our members and sponsors, whose generosity makes it possible for us to achieve this goal together.

The International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart is not a competition like every other! The upcoming one in 2019 is the tenth and for this jubilee many pivotal new standards have been set. Only 24 candidates will be invited to the competition; active and former students of jury members will not be admitted. Thus, the stringent requirements of the Augsburg competition are emphasized right the outset. In the three condensed competition rounds, participants must master new challenges which have been conceived to exhibit not only musical and technical but also personal competence. In this way the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart stands out uniquely in contrast to other competitions.

Online Registration
For Violonists of all Nations born between 8 June 1989 and 30 May 2004.
Deadline: 7 December 2018


Download Announcement Brochure (PDF)


1. The 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart will take place in Augsburg, Germany from 31 May – 8 June 2019. Augsburg is the birthplace of Leopold Mozart.

2. Violinists of all nationalities born between 8 June 1989 and 30 May 2004 are eligible to participate in the competition.

3. Students, whether current or former, of a member of the jury are not eligible to participate.

4. With his/her signature in the application the participant agrees to the “General Regulations”, the “Conditions for Participation” as well as to the rules set out under “Competition Procedure”. The decisions of the jury are final and incontestable. Legal recourse is excluded.

5. In case of doubt, the German text is valid.

6. The competition is not liable for any damages.


1. Applications are to be done online.
Online registration as of July 2018.
Application deadline is 7 December 2018.
Late applications will not be accepted.

2. For the online registration please upload the following:

  • Digital, clearly identified audiovisual recordings of the pieces required for the pre-selection
  • Photocopy of passport or ID card (proof of date and place of birth) for verification of the participant’s identity
  • One photo, jpg file, min. resolution 300dpi, not copyrighted
  • Brief curriculum vitae with artistic development/career
  • Two letters of recommendation from the past two years from current or former teacher(s) or from recognized violinists/musicians

All documents not written in German, English or French must be accompanied by a translation in one of the aforementioned languages.

3. Notification of acceptance to the competition and the score of the commissioned piece will be sent by 9 February.

4. Accepted applicants shall confirm their participation. The confirmation is valid on receipt of the registration fee of € 120.00 (free of charge for the recipient) at the latest 11 March 2019

Bank details:
Leopold Mozart Kuratorium Augsburg e.V.
Account no. 0177 774 00
Deutsche Bank AG Augsburg, Bank Sorting Code 720 700 24
IBAN: DE73 7207 0024 0017 7774 00

The registration fee cannot be refunded, should participation be prevented or cancelled.


1.    All approved candidates are requested to report in person to the competition office, Maximilianstr. 59, 86150 Augsburg, producing a valid passport/identity card or an official document proving date and place of birth, not later than 12 noon on 31 May 2019.

2.   On 31 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, the playing order previously determined by drawing lots will be announced. The playing order will remain unchanged until the end of the competition. The jury’s decision about admission to the next round will be announced at the end of each round.

3.    The works listed under “Competition Repertoire” are compulsory. The competition repertoire sent with the participant’s application is final. Subsequent changes are not possible.

4.    As long as a candidate is actively taking part in the competition, he or she should not leave Augsburg without the understanding of the competition management. All participants in the second round who do not proceed to the finals are required to remain in Augsburg through 6 June 2019. Each participant is obliged to remain free of any professional obligations or concerts throughout the duration of the competition.

5.    All competition winners must accept their prizes in person. Winners are committed to perform at the prizewinners’ concerts without fee. The jury and the artistic director decide on the program of both prizewinners’ concerts. In addition, prizewinners are committed to perform without fee at the opening concert of the following International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart.

6. The prizes/prize money, with the exception of the 1st prize, may be divided.
The jury has the option not to award prizes.
The decision of the jury is indisputable.
The legal process is excluded.

7.    The winner of the MOZARTPRIZE – 1st Prize agrees to an audio(visual) recording made by the company Evil Penguin Records. Repertoire, recording location and recording dates will be agreed upon by all parties involved. The organizers of the competition in co-operation with Evil Penguin Records are responsible for the production, usage and commercialization of the CD. This includes all means of utilization (audio/-visual data media, print and online media, radio/TV broadcast, online streaming and download). No fee will be paid for the recording, production, utilization and commercialization of the CD and the prize winner assigns all necessary rights to the organizers of the competition free of charge.

8.    All participants agree to any audio-visual recording of all public events of the competition. The organizers have the right to exploit these recordings commercially and non-commercially, also through third parties, at any time. This includes all means of exploitation (audio-visual data media, print and online media, radio/TV broadcast, online streaming and download). All participants assign all necessary audiovisual rights to the organizers of the competition free of charge. No fee will be paid for any recording or further use.

9.  While in Augsburg, participants must be available at all times for individual marketing and PR activities of the organizer. These will be scheduled locally and in good time.

10.    An official piano accompanist is available to the candidate upon request. The candidate’s official accompanist will be assigned when the playing order is established. Candidates wishing to bring their own accompanist may do so at their own expense.

11.    Accommodation for participants in private family homes in Augsburg will be provided free of charge. The competition office will provide a list of reasonable hotels for participants, pianists and other accompanying persons – payable by the persons themselves. Travel expenses are not reimbursed by the competition, nor are meals provided

12. Augsburg is located in southern Germany between Munich and Stuttgart. Airports: Munich (approx. 60 minutes) or Stuttgart (approx. 120 minutes). There are regular trains between Munich-Augsburg and Stuttgart-Augsburg. By car: directly on freeway A8.



The preselection viewing will take place in the presence of an international jury.

With the application, candidates must include an audiovisual recording, clearly labelled and of good quality.

Each uploaded file must include the candidate’s name, composition title and where and when each recording was made. All the recordings must be less than a year old.

The candidate must be fully visible at all times on the screen. No sound and image processing are allowed.

Each work must be uploaded in a separate file, preferably in MP4 format, no larger than 500 MB.


In the first and second round participants may choose the sequence of performance themselves with the stipulation that the piano trio work in the second round must always be played first.

Editions: Insofar as they are available, original text editions should be used for all compositions.

With the exceptions of the Chamber Music, the Sonatas for Violin and Piano and the commissioned work by Elzbieta Sikora all works must be performed from memory.


1. Johann Sebastian Bach
The first two movements of one of the Sonatas for Solo Violin from
Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 – Adagio and Fuga or
Sonata No. 2, BWV 1003 – Grave and Fuga or
Sonata No. 3, BWV 1005 – Adagio and Fuga

Ciaccona from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

2. Niccolò Paganini
Capriccio for Solo Violin No. 24

3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo C major K 373

4. Commissioned Piece for Solo Violin with tape from Elzbieta Sikora (Duration: ca. 8 minutes)
The candidates will receive the score upon notification of acceptance to the competition.


Duration:  no more than 50 minutes in total

1. Chambermusic – Piano Trio (appr. 10 minutes)
Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 1 d minor op. 49, 1st Movement: Molto Allegro agitato
The rehearsals will be open to the public and will be evaluated.

2. Free choice (40 minutes)
Violin solo or Violin with Piano


One Concerto for Violin and Orchestra – free choice from:
Felix Mendelssohn Bar: Violin Concerto D major op. 61 or
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto D major op. 77 or
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto d minor op. 47 or
Peter I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto D minor op. 35 or
Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 a minor op. 77


One Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto B flat major K 207 or
Concerto D major K 211 or
Concerto G major K 216 or
Concerto D major K 218 or
Concerto A major K 219

Both violin concertos will be performed by the candidates on the same day.


7 December 2018 
Deadline for applications

By 15 February 2019 
Announcement of the names of the selected candidates
Mailing of the commissioned piece and chamber music piece
11 March 2019       

Latest date for payment of entrance fee

31 May 2019 
Registration at the competition office no later than 12 noon
12.30 pm determination of the playing order by drawing lots
07.00 pm beginning of the opening ceremony

1 – 2 June 2019      
1st Round

3 – 4 June 2019  
2nd Round

5 – 6 June 2019
Orchestra rehearsals
Masterclasses and lectures

7 June 2019   

8 June 2019    
Prizewinners’ orchestra concert
Awards ceremony


1st Prize – MOZART PRIZE
€ 20,000.-

2nd Prize
€ 12,000.-

3rd Prize
€ 9,000.-

Further Prizes

Special Prize “CD production”

Concert Engagements

and many more…


Augsburger Philharmoniker
Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie Augsburg
Schwäbisches Jugendsinfonieorchester Augsburg
Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau
Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker
Philharmonie Südwestfalen Hilchenbach
TfN Philharmonie Hildesheim
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Münchner Symphoniker
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim GmbH
Korean Chamber Orchestra Seoul

Fränkische Musiktage Alzenau
Deutsches Mozartfest Augsburg
Deutsche Mozartgesellschaft Augsburg
Festival Konzerte im Fronhof Augsburg
Rokokosaal-Soiréen Augsburg
C. Bechstein Centrum Augsburg
Festival junger Künstler Bayreuth
Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte Berlin
Eckelshausener Musiktage
Schloss Elmau
Freundeskreis Kultur im Schloss Illertissen
Kasseler Musiktage
Freundeskreis Classix-Konzerte Kempten
Kronberg Academy
Langenargener Schlosskonzerte
Leitheimer Schlosskonzerte
Internationales Violinfestival junger Meister Lindau
Freunde junger Musiker München
Kulturkreis Gasteig München
International Musical Olympus Festival St. Petersburg
Arlberg1800 St. Anton
Mozart-Gesellschaft Stuttgart

Productions of Bayerischer Rundfunk


31 MAY – 8 JUNE 2019

Opening Concert
Friday, 31 May 2019
Augsburg Philharmonics
Golden Hall, Augsburg Town Hall, Rathausplatz 2, 86150 Augsburg, Germany

1st Round
Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 2 June 2019
Concert Hall, Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg, Maximilianstraße 59, 86150 Augsburg, Germany

2nd Round
Monday – Tuesday, 3 – 4 June 2019
Concert Hall, Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg, Maximilianstraße 59, 86150 Augsburg, Germany

Events with Lectures, Workshops and Specific Concerts
Wednesday – Thursday, 5 – 6 June 2019

Friday, 7 June 2019
Munich Radio Orchestra
Kongress am Park, Gögginger Straße 10, 86159 Augsburg, Germany

Prizewinners‘ Orchestra Concert with Award Presentation
Saturday, 8 June 2019
Munich Radio Orchestra
Kongress am Park, Gögginger Straße 10, 86159 Augsburg, Germany



in co-operation with the City of Augsburg and the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e.V.
Maximilianstrasse 59
86150 Augsburg

Phone: +49 (0) 821 / 324-4892
Fax: +49 (0) 821 / 450-6981

Board of Trustees
Paul Waning, Chairman
Dieter R. Kirchmair, Vice-Chairman
Ruppert Möhler, Treasurer
Georg Bauer, Secretary
Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel
Prof. Andrea Friedhofen
Heribert Göggerle

Honorary Board Member
Prof. Julius Berger

Honorary Chairwoman
Agnes Maria Schilling

Artistic Director
Prof. Linus Roth

Executive Director
Simon Pickel

Helga Müller
Maria Hennl

Court of Registration: Local Court of Augsburg
Registration Number: VR 1440

Bank Account
Deutsche Bank AG Augsburg
Bank Sorting Code 720 700 24
Account No. 0177 774 00
IBAN: DE73 7207 0024 0017 7774 00