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2nd Stuttgart International Violin Competition Releases 2024 Repertoire Selection

To be held from February 19-24, 2024, the competition's applications will open February 1, 2023


Presented by the Guadagnini Foundation, the second edition of the Stuttgart International Violin Competition will be held in February 2024 in Germany — direct from the Concert Hall of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HMDK) and the Beethoven Hall of the Liederhalle Stuttgart.

In addition to prize money totaling 63,000 Euros, the first prize winner will be offered the loan of a violin made by the famous 18th-century Italian violin maker, G.B. Guadagnini. The first prize winner will also receive artist management for the three subsequent years, as well as a membership to the leading online networking platform for classical musicians, Klassikal.com.

Violinists of any nationality who are no older than 28 at the time of the registration deadline are entitled to participate. Registration will open online on February 1, 2023. Applicants will have until July 31, 2023, to apply.

The application will consist of a video, which may be recorded in three takes. The pieces themselves must contain no cuts.

Video Requirement:

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
First Movement and cadenza from one of the following concertos for violin and orchestra:
G major, KV 216
D major, KV 218
A major, KV 219

2. Niccolò Paganini
Two caprices from: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
The selection of caprices from the application videos must not be repeated in the first round of the competition.



Once past the video application round, violinists will compete in the live, in-person competition, consisting of three rounds. The first two rounds take place with a piano accompaniment, while the final will be accompanied by the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.

The required repertoire is as follows:


1st Round:

1. Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the following works for solo violin:

Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, 1. Adagio, 2. Fugue

Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, 1. Grave, 2. Fugue

Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, 1. Adagio, 2. Fugue

2. Niccolò Paganini

A caprice from: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1

3. Théodore Dubois

Ballade for violin and piano


2nd Round:

1. One of the following works:

Franz Schubert

Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. 159 (D 934)

Violin Sonata in A major, Op. post. 162 (D 574)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 96


2. One of the following works:

Eugène Ysaÿe

Poème élégiaque in D minor, Op. 12 – for violin and piano

Caprice after the Study in the form of a Waltz by Saint-Saëns, Op. 52

Paganini Variations Op. posth.

Niccolò Paganini

I Palpiti, Op. 13

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Fantaisie brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d'Otello de Rossini (Othello Fantasy) Op. 11


3. Commissioned composition

David Philip Hefti (playing time approx. 5 minutes)


Final Round:

1. Partially with the Lotus String Quartet, one of the following works:

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet op.18, No. 2 in G major

String Quartet op.18, No. 6 in B flat major


2. Partially with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Bastian, one of the following works:

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Robert Schumann

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35



The Violin Channel recently asked the inaugural Stuttgart International Violin Competition winner, Eva Rabchevska an important question: "How does one plan all of this repertoire when juggling competitions/concerts?"


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