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Kocian Violin Competition
Kocian Violin Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition takes place in Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic, the birthplace of the violin virtuoso and composer Jaroslav Kocian. The aim of the competition is to support young talented violinists, to create opportunities to meet and to compete with support and assistance of professional international juries.
MAIN OFFICE
ZUŠ J. Kociana
Smetanova 1500
562 01 Ústí nad Orlicí
CZECH REPUBLIC
+420 736 413 530
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Competitor must be under 16 years of age and be capable of playing compulsory composition for his/her cathegory. For 2020 these compositions are:
  • 1st category (born in 2010 or after): Antonín Dvorak: Sonatina in G Major, op. 100, 1st movement
  • 2nd category (born in 2009 or 2008): Jaroslav Kocian: Spring song, op 19, No 2 for violin and piano
  • 3rd category (born in 2007 or 2006): Bohuslav Martinu: Arabesques No 4, 6 and 7
  • 4th category (born in 2005 or 2004): Josef Suk: Un poco triste and Burlesque (of 4 pieces for violin and piano op. 17)
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize Less than €10,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) MgA. Pavel Hůla (CZ), AMU Prague
Additional jurors Jan Fiser (CZ), concertmaster of Prague Philharmonia
MgA. Shizuka Ishikawa (JP), violin virtuoso
Doc. Jozef Kopelman (SK), VSMU Bratislava
MgA. Hana Kotkova (CH), Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
Petr Matejak (CZ), violin virtuoso
Prof. Ivan Straus (CZ), AMU Prague
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline February 29, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Compulsory composition—May 5-9, 2020, ZUŠ Jaroslava Kociana, Smetanova 1500, Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic
FINALS (live rounds)
May 5-9, 2020, ZUŠ Jaroslava Kociana, Smetanova 1500, Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic. The contestants will present competition program of their choice within the time limit.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Daniel Matejča, Czech Republic
2018 Enrik Revermann, Canada,
2017 Lucilla Rose Mariotti, Italy
2016 Nikola Tajanović Slovinia
2015 Pavla Tesařová, Czech Republic
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