Everything you need to know about the first round

The first round of the twentieth edition dedicated to the violin is about to start at Studio 4 of Flagey! The order of appearance of the candidates from Monday 6 until Saturday 11 May has been determined by drawing of lots. Download the schedule on the bottom of the page.

Live video streaming
Thanks to the RTBF, you can again follow the first round via live streaming on our website, and on demand.

63 candidates
As some of the 70 candidates have withdrawn, there are 63 violinists who will participate in the first round. Find out more about the candidates on their personal pages.

Each candidate will perform works or parts of works that the jury selects from: the Sonata n.3 in d minor by Eugène Ysaÿe, three Caprices by Niccolò Paganini, and a work with piano accompaniment, chosen by the candidate from among: 3 Romances op. 22 by Clara Schumann, Impromptu concertant by George Enescu and Dryades et Pan, excerpt of Mythes op. 30 by Karol Szymanowski. Their programmes will be added to their personal pages on this website and the first round calendar on Saturday 4 May.

Jury and accompanists
The performances of the candidates will be judged by an eminent jury panel of teachers, soloists and music professionals, presided by Gilles Ledure. On stage they can count on the accompaniment of official pianists. Find out more about them on the jury members page and the accompanists page

Proclamation of the semi-finalists
Due to the technical preparations for the semi-final, the first round proclamation will not be live streamed. The names of the 24 semi-finalists will be announced on our website after midnight on Saturday 11 May.

Watch and listen
You can relive the performances of the candidates on our website the next day. They will also be available as podcasts on the website of Musiq3 and the videos will be posted on Auvio.

Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
This site uses cookies to provide you with the best experience possible.
By clicking on « ACCEPT » or continuing to browse the site, you accept the use of cookies on your web browser. For more information about our cookie policy and the different types of cookies used, click on Learn more