Application / Violin

Violin

Violin

The Schoenfeld International String Competition is open to all violinists born after 15 July 1989, regardless of gender or nationality. There are no exceptions to this rule.


Pre-screening Application Due

April 15th, 2020 


Candidates must register directly on our website.  For all questions or issues regarding registration, please contact us at the following address: info@schoenfeldcompetition.com / sischrb@vip.163.com


Application Fee: $ 135 USD
  •   Repertoire List for Pre-screening Round (Online Submission with Video Link)
    1. 1. N. Paganini 

      • One Caprice of 24 Caprices for Violin Solo, Op. 1

      2. J. S. Bach - one of the followings: 

      • Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, I and II movements 

      • Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003, I and II movements 

      • Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, I and II movements 

      • Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, V movement "Chaconne"

      3. Complete Sonata - one of the followings: 

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring" 

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30/ No. 2 

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30/ No. 3 

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" 

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 

      • R. Schumann: Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105 

      • C. Franck: Sonata in A Major, FWV 8 

      • M. Ravel: Sonata No. 2 in G Major, M. 77 

      • R. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18 

  •   Technical Requirement for Video Recording
    1. • Recent (less than 12 months) and high-quality file, containing the required programme for the preliminary audition only (no advertisement within the video).

      • Pieces must be recorded in their entirety and must be UNEDITED (no cuts). Microphones should be positioned at a distance allowing to obtain a good sound quality. The video must be filmed from the front, using a fixed and wide camera angle; interpreter must always remain visible.

      • For the piece with piano, both players must be visible.

      • Movements must be indexed (compulsory).

      • Public recordings are accepted if they meet the recording conditions stated above.

      • It is allowed to provide separate recordings for each piece, recorded in various place and time.

      • It is highly recommended to take into consideration the quality of the sound, to allow the Jury to have the best possible judgement.

  •   First Round
    1. Maximum 35 candidates, maximum 25-minutes performance for each candidate.

      1. N. Paganini (Could be same as pre-screening):

      • One Caprice of 24 Caprices for Violin Solo, Op. 1

      2. J. S. Bach - one of the followings (could be same as the candidate’s pre-screening choice):

      • Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, I and II movements

      • Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003, I and II movements

      • Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, I and II movements

      • Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, V movement "Chaconne"

      3. One virtuosic concert piece for violin solo or with piano accompaniment by the following composers:

      • M. Ravel

      • C. Saint-Saëns

      • P. d. Sarasate

      • H. Wieniawski

      • H. Waxman

      • H. Ysaÿe

  •   Second Round
    1. Maximum 14 candidates, maximum 35-minutes performance for each candidate.

      1. Any two movements of contestant’s choice from the selected sonatas of the followings:

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30/ No. 2

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30/ No. 3

      • L. v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

      • J. Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108

      • R. Schumann: Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105

      • C. Franck: Sonata in A Major, FWV 8

      • M. Ravel: Sonata No. 2 in G Major, M. 77

      • R. Strauss: Sonata in E- flat Major, Op. 18

      2. Free of choice (with or without piano accompaniment)

      The works must be published by formal press company, the works chosen for the Pre-screening Round submission may be performed again during the live competition.

      3. New Chinese Composition (Max. 5 mins, will be announced one month before the First Round) 

  •   Semi-final Round
    1. Maximum 14 candidates, performing concerto with piano accompaniment

      Complete W. A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto - one of the followings:

      • No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, with Cadenza by J. Joachim

      • No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, with Cadenza by J. Joachim

  •   Final Round
    1. Maximum 3 candidates, performing concerto with Harbin Symphony Orchestra

      Complete Concerto - one of the followings (without repeat):

      • L. v. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 

      • J. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

      • J. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

      • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35