From 16th to 21st February, in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, the Guadagnini Foundation will host the 1st Stuttgart International Violin Competition.
All competition rounds can be followed online worldwide via livestream.

Portrait of the International Violin Competition Stuttgart (IVS)

The creation of the Guadagnini Foundation in 2019 laid the foundation for the Stuttgart International Violin Competition.
The partnerships with the State University of Music and Performing Arts (HMDK) and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Nabil Shehata set the stage with excellent artistic conditions and beautiful spaces from the outset. The high artistic standards the Guadagnini Foundation has set for the competition are also demonstrated by the top-class panel of judges and are reflected in the prize money.

State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart
  • The large concert hall of the HMDK Stuttgart; the final round with the Stuttgart Philharmonic with conductor, Nabil Shehata.

  • Bühne


The registration phase for the 1st International Violin Competition Stuttgart 2021 has ended.

Additional timetable:

  • All the applicants will receive an email notification regarding their registration in the competition by 1st October 2020
  • The expert judging panel will select 24 participants for the competition
  • Successful applicants must email their confirmation of participation in the competition by 14th October 2020

You can find the competition repertoire here.
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Prize money: € 50,000.00

1st prize: € 25,000.00

and concert engagements with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Symphoniker Hamburg, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Orchestra of the Symphoniker Nürnberg, the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz, the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin as well as further recitals.

The prize winner will also be granted a fabulous loan of a violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1746.

2nd prize: € 15,000.00

3rd prize: € 10,000.00

The jury of the Stuttgart International Violin Competition

The pianists of the IVS

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