Reserved to: violinists from all over the world, aged up to 13 years old (at the date of 1 July 2020)
Deadline for reception of application, documents and videos: 15 April 2020
Application fee: € 100 (not refundable)
It takes place in Italy and be held by a special commission which will view the video sent by the candidates.
Total number of candidates admitted to the final competition: 15
Final competition venue: San Vito al Tagliamento (Pordenone, Italy)
Final competition dates: 1 – 5 July 2020
Competitors chosen for the final concert: 4
Date of the final concert and awards ceremony: 5 July 2020
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1° Prize: a scholarship worth €5.000*
2° Prize: a scholarship worth € 3.000
3° Prize: a scholarship worth € 2.000
4° Prize: a scholarship worth € 1.000
*Plus a Violin made by Fabio Piagentini from Lucca
Risonanze Prize: a hand-made violin by Liuteria Cremonese and a Concert during 2021 Festival
Risonanze in Malborghetto (UD)
Further special prizes will be announced
1. The pre-selection round will take place after 15 April 2020. The jury, composed by musicians
and teachers, co-ordinated by Pavel Vernikov and Domenico Mason, will evaluate applicants’
performances by examining the videos sent by the candidates.
2. The videos should be sent on youtube, vimeo etc. (public or private way)
3. Repertoire required for the PRE-SELECTION round:
a. two violin Studies or Caprices for Solo Violin (such as J.P. Rode, F. Fiorillo, J. Dont, R. Kreutzer, N.
Paganini, H. Wieniawski, H. Vieuxtemps or others).
b. one virtuoso piece for violin and piano (max duration 12 min.) to be chosen from the candidate.
4. Once the jury will have evaluated all the recorded performances, it will select the final
competitors, who will be contacted by 30 April 2020.
5. The final round, which is organized into three Rounds, will take place in San Vito al Tagliamento
(Pordenone) from 1 to 5 July 2020. The jury will be chaired by Pavel Vernikov and composed by
musicians of international prestige.
6. During the first two Rounds of the final, the competitors will be accompanied by the Accademia
7. All the pieces for the first and the second round of the final are to be played by heart, except for
the 1st movement of J. S. Bach Concerto in d minor (see point 8, letter c)
8. Repertoire for the FIRST ROUND (Violin and String Orchestra)
a. One concerto for violin and orchestra, to be chosen from the following works:
• A. Vivaldi “La Primavera” (op. 8, no.1)
• A. Vivaldi “L’Estate” (op.8, no.2)
• A. Vivaldi “L’Autunno” (op. 8, no.3)
• A. Vivaldi “L’Inverno” (op. 8, no.4)
b) One composition for violin and strings orchestra, to be chosen from the following works:
• F. Kreisler – Introduction and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)
• P. de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen
• C. Saint Saens – Introduction and Rondò Capriccioso
• H. Wieniawski – Variations on an original Theme op. 15
c) J.S. Bach – D minor Concerto BWV 1043 for two violins, strings and b.c. – 1st movement
Note: Candidates will play the first solo-violin part, while the second solo part will be performed by a
member of the jury.
9. Repertoire for the SECOND ROUND (Violin and String Orchestra):
a. The First Movement from a Violin concerto to be chosen among the following works:
– the First Movement of F. Mendelssohn concerto for violin and strings in D minor
– the First Movement of J.S. Bach concerto for violin and strings in a minor BWV 1014
b. One “cantabile” piece for violin (with a string orchestra arrangement), to be chosen from the following
• J. Massenet “Meditation” from Thais
• N. Paganini “Cantabile” op. 17
• M. Ponce “Estrellita”
c. Solo Violin “Encore” – A solo violin piece free-chosen by the candidate (max duration 5 min.)
10. At the end of the first and second round, the jury will choose the four violinists who will take part to the
FINAL. To the competitors not admitted to the final round, the Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni will offer the
opportunity to attend a free violin masterclass, run by celebrated teachers on 4 July 2020.
11. During the FINAL ROUND, the competitors will be accompanied by a Symphonic Orchestra and they
a. The First Movement of W. A. Mozart concerto for violin and orchestra to be chosen from the followings:
• Concerto Kv 207 no. 1 in B flat
• Concerto Kv 216 no. 3 in G Major
• Concerto Kv 218 no. 4 in D Major
b. The First Movement of one of the following romantic concertos, as preferred:
• F. Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in e minor, op.64
• M. Bruch – Violin – Concerto n.1 in g minor, op.26
• H. Wieniawski – Violin Concerto no.2 in d minor, op.22
• C.Saint-Saëns – Violin Concerto n.3 in b minor, op.61
• H. Vieuxtemps – Violin Concerto n. 5 in a minor, op. 37
• The 1st prize winners of the previous editions will not be allowed to participate.
• The admitted candidates must confirm their participation by 5th May 2020 sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Candidates are not allowed to change to the program submitted.
• All the competitors must attend the events organized during the days of the Competition.
• The winners of the competition are due to perform at one or more concerts of Accademia
d’Archi Arrigoni’s winter season 2020/21.
• Documents requested: see application form on www.ilpiccoloviolinomagico.it
• The Direction reserves the right to record, use and own the images of the Competition.
Moreover, it has the exclusive right to share the information about candidates for
• Jury’s decisions are final and irrevocable.
• The organization provides host family accommodation for the competitor and one adult
companion, if requested by 15 May 2020.
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