Rules of the competition 2023


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  1. The "Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition" is a competition open to violinists of any nationality and organized by the Arthur Grumiaux Foundation. The 15th edition will take place from April 11 till April 16, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (KCB) : Rue de la Régence, 30 – 1000 Brussels.
  2. The competition runs in four categories:
    Category A : for participants born in 2012 and later
    Category B : for participants born in 2009, 2010 and 2011
    Category C : for participants born in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
    Category D : for participants born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  3. The registration deadline is January 10, 2023. Any incomplete file could result in the cancellation of the application. Registration consists in 3 steps that all need to be fulfilled before the registration deadline :
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee (transfer and conversion fee are borne by the participant) :
    Category A & B : 80 € - Category C & D : 100 €. Beneficary account : Fondation Arthur Grumiaux - IBAN : BE06 3632 2447 5622 (Bank name : ING - BIC: BBRUBEBB - Bank Address: Avenue Marnix, 24 - 1000 Brussels)
  1. The maximum number of participants is limited to 18 per category. A jury headed by the artistic director will make a pre-selection based on the video recordings sent by the participants. The registrants will be advised of the acceptance or otherwise on February 10, 2023.
  2. No modification of the program is allowed after March 10, 2023. Pieces chosen by the participant must be approved by the jury and be part of a published directory. Etude or Caprice from preliminary round are played solo. All pieces must be performed from memory.
  3. A piano accompaniment is needed for several rounds. The participants may bring their own accompanist. For the participants who can’t come with their pianist, the competition proposes several experimented piano accompanists. Accompaniment fee: Cat A & B = 80 €;  Cat C & D = 120 €. Payment must be made after acceptance and on March 10 2023 the latest. No accompaniment can be organized after this date.
  1. Travelling and accommodation expenses are borne to the participant. The Arthur Grumiaux Foundation cannot be held responsible for national or international government restrictions on travelling or cultural events.
  2. The jury is composed of internationally acknowledged musicians.
  3. The competition consists of one or several preliminary rounds and a final round in all categories. All events are open to the public.
  4. The results will be proclaimed after the end of performance of all participants from the same category. All participants receive a participation certificate. All finalists receive a diploma.
  5. All results are likely to be published on the website or social networks.
  6. The winners must perform for free at the laureates’s concert.
  7. The Organization reserves the Radio and TV broadcasting rights of the competition without compensation to participants.
  8. 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.
  9. The Organization reserves the right to communicate information about the applicants to selected partner organizations (details on request).
  10. The Organization reserves the right to amend the rules in the interest of the competition.
  11. 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 vote of the chairman is decisive.
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