Classic Violin Olympus International Competition 22-28 April 2025, Dubai, UAE

16 June 2023

Dear friends,

We are very proud to announce a unique competition with an unusual programme and the goal of finding the most versatile young violinist in the world.

12 of the best violinists around the globe will be invited to a Grand Finale in Dubai that will consist of 2 rounds of performances of an extraordinary programme alongside a symphonic orchestra.

The First Prize winner will be awarded €200,000.

The jury will consist of 23 music directors and artistic directors of orchestras and concert series.

The pre-selection stages will be held in Tokyo (Geidai School), Vienna (Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna), Paris (École normale supérieure), New York (Manhattan School of Music), London (Royal College), and Tel Aviv (Buchmann-Mehta School of Music), with each boasting a jury panel consisting of internationally-celebrated musicians.

The prize fund for each pre-selection competition will be €35,000, and a total of 12 violinists from these preliminary contests will then be invited to perform at the final in Dubai, which will be streamed live on the platforms of our official media partners including on The Violin Channel.

Contestants must be born after 22nd April 1979 to be eligible for participation.

Artistic Director: Pavel Vernikov

President: Konstantin Ishkhanov

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