2nd Stuttgart International Violin Competition

19th to 26th February 2024

Competition 2024

Stuttgart International Violin Competition Trailer

The high artistic standards the Guadagnini Foundation has set for the competition are also demonstrated by the select panel of judges and are reflected in the prize money.

Stuttgart International Violin Competition

24 young participants

24 candidates, who are no older than 28 at the time of the application deadline, will be selected by a jury of experts from an international field of applicants and admitted to the competition.

Jury of experts

An international jury of experts appointed by the Guadagnini Foundation will be responsible for pre-selection of the candidates, admission to the second preliminary round and to the final, and for the selection of the winners.

Prize money and support

In addition to prize money totalling 63,000 Euros and the loan of a violin made by the famous 18th century Italian violin maker, G.B. Guadagnini, the prize winners will be offered additional support. This will include artist management for the three subsequent years, as well as membership of the leading online networking platform for classical musicians, Klassikal.com.

Jury 2024

Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann

Conductor Ariel Zuckermann is a musical free spirit and explorer of artistic boundaries. His knowledge of repertoire spanning all musical periods is reflected in ingenious and compelling programmes.

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Pianists & Ensemble

Composition: David Philip Hefti

David Philip Hefti was born in Switzerland in 1975 and studied at the music academies of Zurich and Karlsruhe, where his teachers included Wolfgang Rihm, Rudolf Kelterborn and Cristóbal Halffter.

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Prize money: € 63,000.00

1st prize: € 30,000.00

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

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

2nd prize: € 15,000.00

and the loan of a violin by J&A Beare for one year.

3rd prize: € 10,000.00

4th prize: € 5,000.00

Special prize, sponsored by Lions Club Stuttgart-Altes Schloss:

€ 3,000.00 for the best interpretation of a commissioned piece.

Special prize, sponsored by Klassikal.com:

All three winners receive a two year membership on Klassikal.com, the platform that connects professionals in classical music.