International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schöntal

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Date TBA
Schöntal, Germany
Strings | Symphonic strings | Violin

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.



Cultural Foundation Hohenlohe


The participants should be aged up to 21 years old.
The competition has 3 rounds, the last of which is a concerto finale.



Every two years

Next competition

25.08.2022 – 04.09.2022


Next deadline




Application can be made online on the official website.

The registration fee is € 150, -.
All bank charges for the payment of the registration fee are to be borne by the participants themselves.

Fees can not be refunded.
In special cases, individual participants may be exempted from the application fee in whole or in part.

The payments are requested on the following account:

Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe
Bank: Sparkasse Hohenlohekreis
Account No .: 50 000 43 (bank code 622 515 50)
IBAN: DE30 6225 1550 0005 0000 43
swift-bic .: SOLADES1KUN
Booking line: 80001020/4488
Keywords: “Violin Competition 2019”

Please do not forget to enter the name of the participant on the transfer.


The participants will be divided in three age groups:

  • 1st age group: Participants born after  02.09.2004
  • 2nd age group: Participants born between 02.09.2001 and 01.09.2004
  • 3rd age group: participants born between the 02.09.1998 and the 01.09. 2001

Further rules:

  • 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.



The age group has the following general structure:

1. Selection examination
a work from the baroque period and
a movement (or several movements) from Mozart’s works for violin and orchestra (with piano accompaniment)
an étude and / or caprice for violin solo

2. Selection exam
a sonata for violin and piano (all movements) and
a virtuoso work (free choice) and
a short character piece for
the 3rd age group plus
a contemporary work for violin solo

a Violin Concerto (all movements – with piano accompaniment)
For all groups of works (with the exception of the virtuoso work) a compulsory selection list will be provided. The works of the selection lists can vary from competition to competition. All works (with the exception of sonatas) must be recited by heart.

Changes reserved!


Würth & Ebm-papst Prizes

1st Age Group

Würth Prizes

2nd Age Group

Ebm-papst Prizes

3rd Age Group

Würth Prizes

1st Prize € 1.500 € 2.000 € 3.000
2nd Prize € 1.200 € 1.500 € 2.000
3rd Prize € 1.000 € 1.200 € 1.500
4th Prize € 800 € 1.000 € 1.200
5th Prize € 600 € 800 € 1.000

Jury 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.

Special prizes

  • Reinhold Würth sponsorship award -for further education € 5.000
  • Florian Leonhardt Fine Violins, London – a valuable violin from the London collection on loan for a period of 2 years.
  • 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 Prize
  • concert commitments



Prof. Petru Munteanu
Visit original competition page www.violinwettbewerb.de

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