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Held in Sion, Switzerland from August 28 - September 4, 2021, all rounds of the competition will be streamed LIVE on The Violin Channel and be available for playback

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Held biannually, the competition is open to international violinists under 26 years of age. This year's 28 candidates were selected from 124 young musicians.

The first prize winner will receive CHF 20,000 as well as a number of concert engagements.

This year's jury members include Salvatore Accardo (President), Kolja Blacher, Friedemann Eichhorn, Koichiro Harada, Yuzuko Horigome, Ida Kavafian, and Pavel Vernikov. The jury will also feature Konstantin Lifschitz and Marc Coppey, who will play with the finalists in a trio during the chamber music round.

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 | 2:00 PM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
FINAL ROUND PART 2

 

 

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden) | Sergey Krylov & Lithuania Chamber Orchestra

  • Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major

Tassilo Probst (19, Germany) | Sergey Krylov & Lithuania Chamber Orchestra

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto in D major

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States) | Sergey Krylov & Lithuania Chamber Orchestra

  • Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
FINAL ROUND PART 1 (CHAMBER MUSIC)

 

 

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden)

  • Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  • Mendelssohn | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Tassilo Probst (19, Germany)

  • Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1
  • Mendelssohn | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Mendelssohn | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101

 

MONDAY AUGUST 30, 2021 | 8:00 AM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
SEMI-FINAL ROUND PART 1

 

 

Tsukushi Sasaki (20, Japan)

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major
  • Wieniawski | Polonaise No. 1 in D major
  • Prokofiev | Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor

Matteo Cimatti (20, Italy)

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Marina Wako (13, Japan)

  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Poulenc | Violin Sonata
  • Wieniawski | Polonaise No. 1 in D major

Ava Bahari (24, Sweden)

  • Enescu | Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor
  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Karen Su (22, United States)

  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Poulenc | Violin Sonata
  • Tchaikovsky | Valse-Scherzo

Matthew Hakkarainen (20, United States)

  • Paganini | La Campanella (Arr. Kreisler)
  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Debussy | Violin Sonata

Seira Horiuchi (25, Japan)

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 3 in Bb major
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata
  • Szymanowski | Nocturne & Tarantella

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 31, 2021 | 7:00 AM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
SEMI-FINAL ROUND PART 2

 

 

Hani Song (23, Switzerland)

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 3 in Bb major
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata
  • Hubay | Carmen Fantasie

Arthur Traelnes (18, Switzerland)

  • Schumann | Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata
  • Saint-Saens | introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden)

  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Prokofiev | Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major
  • Ginastera | Pampeana No. 1

Tassilo Probst (19, Germany)

  • Enescu | Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor
  • Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasy

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Schubert | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A major
  • Debussy | Violin Sonata
  • Saint-Saens | Caprice d'apres l'etude en forme de Valse

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 28, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
OPENING ROUND PART 1

 

Ria Honda (20, Japan)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 6

Charlotte Thiele (20, Germany)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C major | Largo & Allegro Assai
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3 "Ballade"

Sofia Manvati (20, Italy)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 4

Cherry Choi Tung Yeung (24, China)

  • Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Sicilienne & Presto
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 4

Tsukushi Sasaki (20, Japan)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Sarabande & Gigue
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 6

Se Tsoi (25, South Korea)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C major | Largo & Allegro Assai
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 6

 

 

Matteo Cimatti (20, Italy)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Grave & Fugue
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 4

Marina Wako (13, Japan)

  • Bach | Solo  Partita No. 3 in E major | Loure & Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 24
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Naoko Nakajima (23, United States)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Karen Su (22, United States)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 10
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Ava Bahari (24, Sweden)

  • Bach | Solo  Partita No. 3 in E major | Prelude & Loure
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 23
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Maria Sotriffer (21, Austria)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 24
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Seira Horiuchi (25, Japan)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach | Solo Paritia No. 1 in B minor | Sarabande-Double & Bourree -Double
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 24

 

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 29, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
OPENING ROUND PART 3

 

Catherina Lee (24, Australia)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Sicilienne & Presto
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 5

Hana Mundiya (23, United States)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 9
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Muriel Oberhofer (20, Switzerland)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3

Hani Song (23, Switzerland)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C major | Largo & Allegro Assai
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3

Matthew Hakkarainen (20, United States)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Grave & Fugue
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3

Yoko Ishikura (24, Japan)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Grave & Fugue
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 6
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Arthur Traelnes (18, Switzerland)

  • Bach | Solo  Partita No. 3 in E major | Loure & Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 5
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Yuriko Takemoto (22, Japan)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 7
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Tassilo Probst (18, Germany)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 17
  • Petrossian | Stilleven

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 1

Nathalie Schmalhofer (24, Germany)

  • Petrossian | Stilleven
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 20
  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C major | Largo & Allegro Assai