- The International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists is a competition open to violinists of any nationality organized by the non-profit organization “Best of Violin”. The 13th edition takes place from March 12 till March 15 2020 in Brussels (Belgium) at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (KCB) : Place du Petit Sablon, 4 for the preliminary rounds, and Rue de la Régence, 30 for the final rounds.
- The competition runs in four categories:
Category A : for participants born in 2009 and later
Category B : for participants born in 2006 and later
Category C : for participants born in 2002 and later
Category D : for participants born in 1998 and later
- The candidate must register via the online form and attach his/her photo for the program. The registration deadline is November 20th 2019. He will also have to send a video recording of the pre-selection program: either by wetransfer, or a youtube or dailymotion link. Any incomplete form could result in the cancellation of the application.
- The maximum number of candidates is limited to around 70, all categories combined. A jury headed by President Mr Igor Tkatchouk will make a pre-selection based on the video recordings sent by the candidates. The registrants will be advised of the acceptance or otherwise on December 10, 2019.
- Participation fee (transfer and conversion fee are borne by the candidate) :
Category A & B : 70 €
Category C & D : 90 €
Instructions for the payment will be sent in the mail of confirmation after registration.
- The registration fee has to be paid before the preselection (the money must be on the account on November 25, 2019 the latest) and can not be refunded.
- The competition proposes several experimented piano accompanists : conditions for accompaniment :
Participation fee: Cat A & B = 60 €; Cat C & D = 80 €.
Payment must be made upon confirmation of participation, i.e. on January 15th 2020 the latest.
- The competition consists of a preliminary round and a final round in all categories. All rounds are open to the public for free.
- Pieces chosen by the candidate must be approved by the jury and be part of a published directory. The etude or caprice from preliminary round must be played solo.
- No modification of the program is allowed after January 15th 2020.
- All pieces must be performed from memory (except the video preselection pieces).
- The jury is composed of internationally acknowledged musicians.
- The names of the finalists will be proclaimed after the end of performance of all candidates from the same category. All finalists receive a diploma.
- All results are likely to be published on the website or social networks.
- The winners must perform for free at the laureates’s concert.
- The Organization reserves the Radio and TV broadcasting rights of the competition without compensation to candidates.
- The Organization reserves the right to use photos and videos taken during the competition at the end of promoting its actual and future events, and publish them on its website or social networks.
- The Organization reserves the right to communicate information about the applicants to selected partner organizations (details on request).
- Travelling and accommodation expenses are borne to the candidate.
- The Organization reserves the right to amend the rules in the interest of the competition.
- The jury has exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disagreement. Its decisions are final and cannot be contested. It may possibly be decided not to award a prize in one or another category. In case of a tie, the chairman vote of the jury is decisive.