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
    “Feu d´artifice” für Violine solo

    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: Ariel Zuckermann

    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