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Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition Announces Live Round Participants

The 19th edition of the competition will be streamed live on The Violin Channel from August 27 — September 4, 2022

More than 30 violinists qualified for the 2022 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, to be held in Kloster Schöntal (Baden-Württemberg), Germany, from August 27 – September 4, 2022.

To kick off the live rounds of the competition on Saturday, August 27, 2022, Daniil Bulayev, first prize winner of the 2nd age group and winner of the Reinhold-Würth Förderpreis in 2019, and Robert Einenkel, 3rd prize winner of the 3rd age group in 2019, will perform with the Concertino Ensemble. The program includes The Summer and The Autumn by Antonio Vivaldi and The Seasons by Astor Piazzolla.

In addition, the jury and the pianists will be introduced for this year's competition and a draw will be held to determine who will have to start the auditions on Sunday morning.

Then, the participants in three age groups will face the international jury of experts — which includes Cristina Goicea, Rebekka Hartmann, Axel Strauss, Michael Veimann, and Florian Leonhard. The Jury President is the competition's founder Prof. Petru Munteanu.

Additionally, Florian Leonhard has recently announced that as a special prize for one of the young violin talents, he will provide an exclusive violin on loan for 2 years in addition to exhibiting exquisite instruments from August 28 to September 2 at Schöntal.

The competition is split up into three age categories: up to 14-years-old, 15 to 17-years-old, and 18 to 21-years-old. For the second round, 29 participants will now compete. Unfortunately, there were a few cancellations due to Visa restrictions. The candidates who will compete in the Second Live Round include:


First Age Group:

  • Amina Akhmetzhanova
  • Philipp Chernomor
  • Yu Wa Ocean Chow
  • Mathilda Dendorfer
  • Shang.En Hsieh
  • Sebastian Manning
  • Lois Muntean
  • Vasilisa Sokolova
  • Till Stümke


Second Age Group:

  • Moë Dierstein
  • Jennifer Gheorghita
  • Isabell Karlsson
  • Alexaander Kulitskiy
  • Anne Sophie Luong
  • Tareq Matar
  • Tokuji Miyasaka
  • Ryota Nakamura
  • Isabelle Raviol
  • Sofija Vasecka


Third Age Group:

  • Pijus Česaitis
  • Pauline Hoffmann
  • Sara Ispas
  • Céleste Klingelschmitt
  • Aijia Li
  • Elena Meyer
  • Veronika Rädler
  • Mia Ruubel
  • Katharina Strepp
  • Ashley Tsai

In the second live round, candidates will perform a Mozart Sonata from four pre-chosen selections, a virtuosic composition of the violinist's choice, and one piece of choice from Brahms' Ungarische Tänze.

In the final live round, candidates will perform one violin concerto from the following list:

  • Ch. de Beriot: Konzert Nr. 9 a-Moll op. 104
  • M. Bruch: Konzert g-Moll op. 26
  • D. Kabalewski: Konzert C-Dur op. 48
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Konzert d-Moll (Menuhin)
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Konzert e-Moll op. 64
  • G. Viotti: Konzert Nr. 22 a-Moll (Joachim)
  • H. Wieniawski: Konzert Nr. 2 d-Moll op. 22

The prize money offered is up to € 24.000. In addition, the Jury may award the Reinhold Würth Promotion Prize for further education in music (€ 5000) and an appearance as a soloist with the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra.

The patron of the competition, Prof. Dr. Reinhold Würth, together with the Würth Group and the Würth Foundation, supports the competition financially and offers some of the prize money. Further cash prizes are awarded on behalf of the company ebm-papst Mulfingen and Sparkasse Hohenlohekreis. Material prizes are donated by the companies GEWA, Masuratini, and Paganino. In total, cash and non-cash prizes of over 30,000 EUR will be distributed.

Previous major prize winners include VC Artists InMo Yang, Sarah Christian, Yury Revich, Igor Pikayzen, Alexander Conunova, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Rennosuke Fukuda, Ziyu He, and Ioana Christina Goicea. All further information about the competition can be found here.

As the official media partner of the competition, watch all rounds live on The Violin Channel.


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