Violin Competition

Awards for the Violin competition – dedicated to Niccolò Paganini 

  • 1st prize: a violin from the Cremona International Violin making School
  • 2nd prize: € 1.500
  • 3rd prize: € 1.000

The participant is required to play a selection of pieces choosing from the ones listed below (the total duration of the performance must not exceed 20 minutes):

a) N. Paganini:  2 Capricci op. 1

b) J.S. Bach: from the Partitas (without repeats)

BWV 1003 Sarabanda and Bourée (without Doubles) or BWV 1004 Sarabanda and Giga or BWV 1006 Prelude, Loure and Gavotte

c) one of the following pieces:

A. Bazzini: La Ronde des lutins op.25

or

B. Bartok: Rhapsody 1 or 2

or

G. Gershwin: 3 Preludes (J. Heifetz)

or

M. Ravel: Tzigane

or

C. Saint Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, or Havanaise

or

P. de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen or Carmen Fantasy op.25

or

F. Schubert: Rondo in B minor

or

H.Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantella op.16

or

E. Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata no.3 “ballade”

or

E. Ysaÿe: Violin Sonate no.4