National Lithuanian Balys Dvarionas Piano & String Competition

All competitions
18/02/2024 - 23/02/2024
Vilnius, Lithuania
Strings | Plucked strings | Guitar | Harp | Other plucked strings | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double bass | Viola | Violin

The competition was established in 1974. In the beginning the competition was just for piano and just for regular music schools. The string category was added later and pupils from professional development schools can also participate.

The competition is now structured into two categories: for regular music schools (amateur musicians) and for schools for musical professional development (for pupils of the 3 specialist music schools, 5 conservatoires and first years of Music Academies in Lithuania).

The most important significance of the national competition is to develop the overall musical and pedagogical level in the country. This is achieved through intense work together with the students and teachers at meetings after each regional and national round.



Lithuanian Ministry of Education / Organizing Committee / Balys Dvarionas charity foundation / Center for International Cultural Projects


The competition has one round.
The participants should be aged up to 20 years old.
They will be divided in three age groups: up to 12, up to 16 and up to 20


Every two years.

Next competition

TBA 2026 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Next deadline

TBA 2025


Online application to the National Competition: https://www.artistdb.eu
More information about registration:
Mr. Eugenijus Butvydas,
Tel.:, WhatsUp, Viber   +370 685 66018,
Skype: menuturas,  Email: info@ipmc.lt

Age groups

The competition is subdivided into 3 age groups:
“A” – participants born on or after June 19, 2014
“B” – participants born on or after June 19, 2010
“C” – participants born on or after June 19, 2006


The competitors must perform:
I.     at least one Baroque or Classical work,
II.   at least one work from Romantic Period to Contemporary,
III. B. Dvarionas’ piece (pieces).

Total Program Duration for participants from music schools to study music as amateurs:
A –  from 5 to 10 minutes.
B –  from 10 to 15 minutes.
C –  from 15 to 20 minutes.

Total Program Duration for participants from music schools preparing professional musicians:
A – from 10 to 15 minutes.
B – from 15 to 20 minutes.
C – from 20 to 30 minutes.

Pianists must perform solo piano works only, violinists solo or with piano accompaniment.
All works must be performed by heart.


The winners of the competition will be awarded the LAUREATES’ diplomas.
Successful participants are awarded diplomas.

Special prizes may be awarded:
• for the best performance by Balys Dvarionas;
• for the best performance of contemporary Lithuanian composer
• for the best performance of the Baroque epoch;
• for the best performance of the classicist work;
• for the best performance of a romantic work;
• for the best performance of a contemporary work;
• Other prizes are available.


Prize winners

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