The Tibor Junior International Violin Competition, Switzerland for young talented violinists endeavours to find not only virtuosi but also future musicians. Through each stage of the competition, participants will be accompanied by an orchestra: in the first and second rounds by the orchestra of the Sion Festival – and in the final, by the Kremerata Baltica.
This competition also offers some original features:
● All candidates who do not qualify for the second round or final will have the opportunity to take part in a free masterclass, offered by a member of the jury.
● Candidates not selected at each round will join the jury in the following round and will participate in public events and concerts.
● In the first round, each candidate will play in duo with another candidate. In the second round and the final, candidates will play in duo with a member of the jury.
The Tibor Junior International Violin Competition, Switzerland, is open to all violinists, irrespective of gender or nationality, born between August 31st, 2002 and August 24th, 2006 (from 14 to 17 years).
Tibor Junior Competition Rules 2020
The Competition aims to discover new talents, to enrich the experience and musical practice of the participants and to provide encouragement and support to the winners for the rest of their careers. To achieve these objectives, the International Jury, comprised of recognized violin specialists (performers and teachers) and other world-renowned musicians, will focus on showcasing the musical qualities of each candidate.
The Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Sion, Valais, is open, without distinction of sex or nationality, to all violinists born after 1 September 1993 (under 26 years of age). Candidates who have already won first prize at the Tibor Varga Competition or the Sion Valais Competition in the past are not allowed to enter the competition.
Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Rules 2019