Finalists Announced at Lithuania's 2021 Heifetz Violin Competition

The final round of this year's competition will be held on May 26 and 27 and streamed live on The Violin Channel


The 2021 International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists announced its 6 final round candidates.

The six live finalists, to perform over two evenings with conductor Modestas Barkauskas, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic, are:


  • Javier Comesaña (Spain)

  • Manon Galy (France)

  • Amia Janicki (Switzerland)

  • Lorenz Karls (Sweden)

  • Eva Rabchevska (Ukraine)

  • Leonard Toschev (Germany)


The first two rounds of this year's competition were held virtually via online submission

The first prize winner of this year's competition will receive €10,000.

Qingzhu Weng from China was awarded this year's special prize for the best interpretation of Giedrius Kuprevičius' “The Strings and Fingers” in the virtual second round held in February. 

The 2021 jury comprises Gidon Kremer, Isabelle Van Keulen, Sergej Krylov, Rūta Lipinaitytė, Svetlana Makarova, and Rusnė Mataitytė.

Previous major prize winners include VC Young Artists Dmytro Udovychenko and Rennosuke Fukuda.

As the competition's official international broadcaster, all rounds will be streamed live on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.