The application video may be recorded in three takes. The pieces themselves must contain no cuts.

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
First Movement and cadenza from one of the following concertos for violin and orchestra:
G major, KV 216
D major, KV 218
A major, KV 219

2. Niccolò Paganini
Two caprices from: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
The selection of caprices from the application videos must not be repeated in the first round of the competition.

The competition consists of three rounds. The first two rounds take place with a piano accompaniment. The final will be accompanied by the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.

1st competition rounds

Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the following works for solo violin:

I.   Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, 1. Adagio, 2. Fugue
II.  Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, 1. Grave, 2. Fugue
III. Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, 1. Adagio, 2. Fugue

Niccolò Paganini
A caprice from: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1

Théodore Dubois
Ballade for violin and piano

2nd competition rounds

I. One of the following works:

Franz Schubert
Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. 159 (D 934)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op. post. 162 (D 574)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 96

II. One of the following works:

Eugène Ysaÿe
Poème élégiaque in D minor, Op. 12 – for violin and piano

Eugène Ysaÿe
Caprice after the Study in the form of a Waltz by Saint-Saëns, Op. 52

Eugène Ysaÿe
Paganini Variations Op. posth.

Niccolò Paganini
I Palpiti, Op. 13

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Fantaisie brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d'Otello de Rossini (Othello Fantasy) Op. 11

III. Commissioned composition

    David Philip Hefti (playing time approx. 5 minutes)

    The total performance time for this round may not exceed 50 minutes.


    1. Partially with the Lotus Quartett

    One of the following works:

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    String Quartet op.18, No. 2 in G major (1st violin)
    String Quartet op.18, No. 6 in B flat major (1st violin)

    2. Partially with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by: Joseph Bastian

    One of the following works:

    Johannes Brahms
    Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

    Robert Schumann
    Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

    Jean Sibelius
    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35