"VICTORIA" BCN
VIOLIN COMPETITION
"Victoria BCN Violin Competition" has been closed before the deadline due to the large number of applications. We are NO longer accepting new applications. We look forward to welcoming you in our next Violin Competition in 2025.

April 19-21, 2024 | Barcelona

The International Violin Competition BCN "Victoria" is open to violinists of all nationalities, and is divided into different age categories:

· "Young Violinist" Category for those born between 2013-2016

· "Junior Violinist" Category for those born between 2008-2012

· "Advanced Violinist" Category for those born between 2004-2007

· "Senior Violinist" Category for those born between 1999-2003

The violin competition will take place in the City of Barcelona at "Victoria Music Center" Concert Hall from: Friday, April 19th until Sunday, April 21st (2024). 

The Application Deadline is on Monday, February 12, (2024).

PROGRAM:

"Young Violinist" >  One round 

  • Performance of one piece of maximum ten minutes long of the candidate's choice.

"Junior Violinist" > Two rounds

  • Preliminary Round: Performance of one Study or Capriccio of the candidate's choice.
  • Final Round: Performance of one piece of maximum ten minutes long of the candidate's choice.

"Advanced Violinist" > Two rounds

  • Preliminary Round: Performance of one Study or Capriccio of the candidate's choice and Adagio or Fuge taken from one of the Three Sonatas for violin solo.
  • Final Round: Performance of an important composition of 19th, 20th or 21st century for violin solo or violin and piano of the candidate's choice

"Senior Violinist" > Three rounds

  • Preliminary Round: Performance of one Study or Capriccio of the candidate's choice and Adagio or Fuge taken from one of the Three Sonatas for violin solo.
  • Second Round: Performance of the first movement of W.A. Mozart's Concerto and of an important composition of 19th, 20th or 21st century for violin solo or violin and piano.
  • Final Round: Performance of the first movement of a Concerto of the candidate's choice.

JURY:

Viktor Tretyakov, jury president since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966, Tretyakov has performed with almost every major orchestra in the world, including the Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, Los Angeles and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Bamberg SO, the NDR Hamburg, the WDR Cologne, the NHK Symphony, the Kirov Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Detroit, San Francisco, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and many others. He has worked with conductors including Rostropovich, Ormandy, Temirkanov, Alekseev, Jochum, Krips, Gergiev, Fedoseyev, Maazel, Kempe, Jansons, Järvi, Levine, Mehta, von Dohnanyi, Penderecki, Previn, and Kondrashin. 

For many years, Tretyakov has taught at the Moscow State Conservatory. In 1996, he also began to teach in Cologne, Germany. From 1986 to 1994, he was the jury president of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Additionally, he has served as a jury member of competitions in Brussels, Hanover, Sendai, Moscow, Helsinki, Zagreb and many others. Notable students of his include Roman Kim, Ilya Kaler, Natalia Likhopoi, Dmitri Berlinsky, Evgeny Bushkov, Sergei Stadler and Daniel Austrich.

Natalia Likhopoi was born in Moscow where she received her first violin lessons at the age of six in the class of Professor E.A. Chugaeva where was quickly noticed her outstanding talent. After her first major concert in Russia, she began her studies at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Prof. Victor Tretyakov, which she completed with the best grades because of her exceptional musicality and brilliant technique.

During her studies, Natalia won numerous awards at major international competitions like the Violin Competition in Tokyo, Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, All-Union Competition in Tallinn / Estonia, Kreisler Competition in Vienna, Trapani Competition in Italy and the Ruggiero Ricci competition in Berlin.

She has toured the United States, South America, Japan and Europe, where her temperament and sophisticated performance the public and critics unanimously praised.

Laia Montserrat is a disciple of the legendary violinist Viktor Tretyakov. She made her Carnegie Hall in New York debut at the age of 14.

In 2017 she was the cover image in the magazine "This is London" for its New Year edition. She is currently recording a CD of the Concerto for violin in D minor, op. 47 of Jean Sibelius with the London Symphony Orchestra; it is in the production phase, while the second part is still pending.

She has won first prizes in national and international competitions in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Paris, Luxembourg, Romania and the United States (New York) such as the European Competition in Luxembourg, where she won the Special Prize. She has also performed numerous concerts in the aforementioned countries and others such as: France, Germany, Montenegro, Austria, Croatia and Luxembourg.

PRIZES:

Note: All prize winners will receive a diploma and a trophy.

Young Violinist Category:

1st prize: Scholarship for a master course at "Victoria Music Center" in one of our courses during the season 2024-25

2nd prize: Scholarship of 250€

3rd prize: Schorsphip of 125€

"Junior Violinist" Category:

1st prize: Scholarship for a master course at "Victoria Music Center" in one of our courses during the season 2024-25

2nd prize: Scholarship of 300€

3rd prize: Schorsphip of 150€

"Advanced Violinist" Category:

1st prize: Scholarship for a master course at "Victoria Music Center" in one of our courses during the season 2024-25. Solo Recital in our festival at "Victoria Music Center" in Barcelona and Concert with Orchestra in Italy.

2nd prize: Scholarship of 300€

3rd prize: Schorsphip of 150€

"Senior Violinist" Category:

1st prize: Scholarship of 1,500€. Solo Recital in our festival at "Victoria Music Center" in Barcelona and Concert with Orchestra in Italy.

2nd prize: Scholarship of 300€ and Solo Recital in our festival at "Victoria Music Center" in Barcelona.

3rd prize: Schorsphip of 150€

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Due to the large number of applications, applications for the violin competition have had to close before the deadline. We are NO longer accepting new applications. We look forward to welcoming you at our next Violin Competition in 2025.

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