Hannover Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

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The Stiftung Niedersachsen (Foundation of Lower Saxony) established this triennial competition in 1991 with a view to limelighting Hannover as the traditional and current-day home to a number of high-calibre musical institutions and events. The up-and-coming international generation of young violinists is invited to Lower Saxony every three years for this competition under the artistic direction of initiator Krzysztof Wegrzyn.


11th to 27th October 2018 (three-year cycle)

Prize money
1st prize:  € 50,000
2nd prize: € 40,000
3rd prize:  € 30,000
4th to 6th price: € 8.000 each
Audience Prize: 5.000

Semifinalists will each be awarded a 1,000 € scholarship.

Application deadline
30th May 2018

Hannover Violin Competition