Edna Unseld

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: German
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2011/11/23

Edna Unseld (2011) comes from a Swiss-German musical home: both her parents are professional violinists. Edna begins playing the violin at the age of four, and due to her special talent, she is soon given Anne-Sophie Mutter’s children’s violin.

In 2021, many important doors open for Edna: Maxim Vengerov invites her to his online masterclass, she wins 3rd prize at the Leonid Kogan International Competition (Brussels) and plays – conducted by Gilbert Varga – with the “Pannon Philharmonic” Orchestra in memorial concerts for Tibor Varga in Pécs (Hungary) and in the Liszt Academy in Budapest.

In 2022 she wins the international violin competition “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” in Italy and the special prize “for special achievements” of the “International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists” in Germany. She has also received several national 1st prizes with distinction with her string quartet, in which she also regularly plays the viola.

Edna is taught at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich (MKZ) in the violin class of Jens Lohmann. Here she plays in the youth orchestra Stringendo Zurich for talented young musicians. In the coming season, Edna will be engaged for various concerts in Switzerland and abroad, including at the Tonhalle Zurich and as part of the “Concours musical international de Montréal” in Canada.

Edna plays on an old Italian violin by Camillo Camilli on loan from a private collection. In her free time she dances ballet, reads a lot and listens to recordings of her favorite violinists Itzhak Perlman, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Maxim Vengerov.

If you are interested in working with Edna, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J.S. Bach, some movements from the Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo
N. Paganini Caprice No. 15, No.16
G.F. Telemann Fantasie No. 10
H. Wieniawski Etudes-Caprices op. 18/4
H. Wieniawski, Alla Saltarella

With Piano

L.v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 8
J. Brahms, Sonata No. 3, d minor
F. Kreisler, Spanischer Tanz
F. Kreisler, Tambourin Chinoise
F. Kreisler, Präludium und Allegro
F. Kreisler, Liebesfreud, Liebesleid, Schön Rosmarin and others
J. Massenet, Meditation from Thais
W.A. Mozart, Sonate in G major, KV 301
F. Ries, Perpetuum Mobile
S. Rachmaninoff, Vocalise
P. de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen
P. de Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella
P. de Sarasate, Malaguena
D. Shostakovich, some of the Preludes from op. 34
F. von Vecsey, Valse triste
H. Wieniawski, Variations on an original theme, op. 15

Chamber Music

B. Bartok, 44 Duos for two Violins
L. van Beethoven, Quartet op.18/6
A. Borodin Quartet No. 2
A. Dvorak, Quartet No. 13
J. Haydn, Quartet op.76/4 “Sunrise”
J.M. Leclair, Sonatas for two Violins
S. Prokofiev, Sonata for two Violins
P. Tschaikovsky, Quartet No. 1, No. 3

With Orchestra

J.S. Bach, Concerto in a minor
J. S. Bach, Concerto in d minor for two Violins
F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in d minor
W.A. Mozart, Concerto No.3, KV 216, Concerto No.5, KV 219
W.A. Mozart, Rondo in C major
M. Ravel, Tzigane
C. Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No.3
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise
G. Tartini, Concerto in a major D 96
A. Vivaldi, Four Seasons
A. Vivaldi Concerto for two Violins in d minor
A. Vivaldi Concerto for four Violins in b minor


„Il Piccolo Violino Magico“ 2022

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