International Violin Competition Hammelburg

Prize winner 2nd International Violin Competition

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Repertoire requirements

1st Round: 20-25 Minuten, repertoire for violin solo candidate has to choose between 2 programatic concepts:

  • Program concept 1:
    I: J.S. Bach 1st and 2nd movement from BWV 1001, 1003, 1005 or Ciaccona
    II: concert caprice, level Paganini Caprice
    III: one additional solo piece (complete or part) with different style form another epoch at the candidate’s choice

  • Program concept 2:
    I: a non-Bach polyphonic work for violin solo
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Passacaglia
    Georg Phillipp Telemann: one of the Fantasies from No 1-6
    Johann Stamitz: Divertimento D Fuga and one other movement
    Friedrich Wilhelm Rust: Solo sonatas d-minor or B-Flat major 1st + 2nd movements
    Henri Vieuxtemps: Introduction et fugue op.55 No.6
    Max Reger: one of the Präludien und Fugen from opp. 117 or 131
    Eugene Ysaye: Sonate op.27/1 1st + 2nd movements
    Bela Bartok: Solosonata 1st + 2nd movements
    II: a profound virtuosic piece for Violin solo (for example: Ernst: Last Rose, Paganini: Nel cor piu, Wieniawski: op.10 No 9 Milstein: Paganiniana, etc.)
    III: one short contrasting piece (complete or part) at the candidate’s choice

2nd Round: 30-35 minutes, 6-9 candidates performance of a recital program at the candidates choice, it must include

  • a complete or part of a violin sonata
  • a 20th or 21st century composition (clearly new musical language)
  • a virtuosic piece

Final Round: 3-4 candidates: performance with piano

  • 1st movement of a classic violin concerto from Mozart, Haydn C- major, Joseph Martin Kraus C-major, Josef Myslivecek C,F or D- major or Schubert Rondo A-major


  • 1st movement of one of the violin concertos by Beethoven, Paganini (1-4), Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Strauss or Korngold