The 2024 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable experience for both the participants and the audience.

Until the 29th of November 2023, classically trained violinists aged 18 to 31 years could apply online. At the end of January 2024, the participants are carefully selected through a preselection round behind closed doors, for which they submitted recordings of their performances. The selected candidates, whose names are announced by mid-march, then proceed to the live rounds in May in Flagey and the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, where they face the challenge of performing in front of a distinguished international jury and a captivated audience.

Throughout the Competition, the violinists interpret a diverse repertoire that spans various musical periods and styles. They also have to showcase their own interpretations of two imposed contemporary works, specially written for the Competition. One is part of the semi-final recital programme, the other - a work with orchestra accompaniment - has to be studied for the final without any external assistance during a week's stay at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

A fan of the violin ? Relive the previous Violin Competition from 2019 : you can listen to the first round recitals and watch the complete semi-final and final performances.

Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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