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New York Classic Violin
Competition

27–31 May 2024
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

About

The New York Classic Violin Competition is one of the six contests being organised within the Six Ways to Classic Violin Olympus initiative.

Taking place from the 27th to 31st of May 2024 at the Manhattan School of Music, this will be the third entry in the series, with contestants going head-to-head in front of a 5-person jury board composed of various globally-acclaimed artists from around the world.

Violinists will be competing over a number of rounds, the last of which will be streamed live online, challenging each other for a €35,000 prize fund, as well as the chance to win entry to the invite-only Classic Violin Olympus competition, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, from the 22nd to the 28th of April 2025, featuring €310,000 worth of monetary prizes as well as other awards and opportunities for all finalists there.

Pavel
Vernikov
Artistic director
and Chairman of the
jury board

DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

It is my genuine pleasure to welcome you all to the United States for this first edition of the New York Classic Violin Competition. 

As the Artistic Director of this event, I would like to thank you for joining us at the start of what we are sure will be a remarkable musical journey, celebrating the artistry and virtuosity of talented violinists from all around the world. With a prestigious prize fund of €35,000 in place, we are committed to recognising and supporting the exceptional talent of our contestants, providing a springboard for musicians to pursue their dreams and further their careers.

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Manhattan School of Music

The New York Classic Violin Competition will be taking place on the premises of the internationally-acclaimed Manhattan School of Music, one of the most famous institutions in the USA. The School is deeply committed to excellence in education, performance, and creative activity; to the humanity of the School’s environment; to preparing all our students to find their success; and to the cultural enrichment of the larger community. A premier international conservatory, MSM inspires and empowers highly talented individuals to realize their potential. The School takes full advantage of New York’s abundant learning and performance opportunities, preparing our students to be accomplished and passionate performers, composers and teachers, and imaginative, effective contributors to the arts and society.

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Jury Members

Pavel
Pavel
Vernikov
Switzerland
Chairman
Fumiaki
Fumiaki
Miura
Japan
Lucie
Lucie
Robert
Canada/USA
Livia
Livia
Sellin
Austria/Germany
Barry
Barry
Shiffman
Canada

Total prize fund:
€35,000

First Prize
€20,000
Second Prize
€10,000
Third Prize
€5,000
In addition to their monetary awards, the two top-ranked participants shall also win eligibility to participate in the invite-only Classic Violin Olympus International Competition, which will be held in Dubai in April 2025, with all expenses paid.

Repertoire
of the competition

Preliminary round
by video selection

to participate in 6 Ways
to Dubai competitions

Competition's Repertoire

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Media Partners

The New York Classic Violin Competition enjoys the support of a number of local and international media organisations from all over the world, many of whom are household names within the world of classical music. Chief amongst these are The Violin Channel, the world's leading classical music news source, Medici.tv, the premier resource for classical music programming, Euronews, and Bachtrack.

Both The Violin Channel and Medici.tv will be streaming the entirety of the pre-selection process on their official platforms, while the latter shall also be sending a film crew to United States to create a short documentary about the event and the two top-ranked contestants.

Additionally, these organisations, along with the rest of the press representatives who are covering the competition, will also be producing regular articles and reports detailing the events going on in New York, guaranteeing that viewers anywhere around the globe will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in United States at all times.

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