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

The competitors will be judged on the quality of their playing and the presentation of their performances.

Portrait of the International Violin Competition

Founded in 2019, the IVS links the Guadagnini foundation with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart State Academy of Music and Performing Arts. The first two rounds are in the rehearsal room. The finale will take place in the concert hall and will be accompanied by the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.

All performances are open to the public. All contributions to the International Violin Competition will be streamed online. Please read our magazine on this and other current topics.

The large 400-seat concert hall becomes the stage for the finalists of the Guadagnini Competition. They will perform together with the Stuttgart Philharmonic.
  • High class, even in the small auditorium: The first two rounds take place in the rehearsal room of the HMDK Stuttgart.

  • In the large concert hall of the HMDK Stuttgart the finalists will play together with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.

A Wonderful Award

The first prize winner will receive 25.000€, plus concert engagements with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Symphoniker Hamburg and the Philharmonie Südwestfalen as well as further recitals.

In addition, the first prize winner will benefit from loan of a 1746 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.

Second prize is 15.000€, and the third prize 10.000€.

The jury of the Stuttgart International Violin Competition

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Apply by 31 July 2020 by video mail.

Submit your music video including your musical curriculum vitae.

You can find the competition repertoire here.
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