1st Round


a. Johann Sebastian Bach
3rd and 4th movement of a sonata for violin solo, without repeats

b. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1st movement and cadenza
by Henri Marteau of
• Concerto G Major, KV 216 or
• Concerto D Major, KV 218 or
• Concerto A Major, KV 219
(Cadenzas KV 216 und KV 218
will be sent to candidates by the
competition office, cadenza KV 219
see Edition Peters Nr. 2193a)

c. Niccolò Paganini
One Capriccio from: 24 Capricci for violin solo op. 1


The candidate can choose freely the order of the repertoire.

2nd Round

A recital with a duration between 45 to 50 minutes.

All candidates are expected to approach their performance as a concert.
The chosen repertoire must include the following pieces:

• Henri Marteau: Caprice No. 11 „Tarantella“ from: 24 Caprices for violin and piano op. 25

• Ludwig van Beethoven: 1st movement of a sonata for piano and violin

• Max Reger: one prelude from: Preludes and Fugues for violin solo op. 117

The commissioned for violin solo work by Søren Nils Eichberg

• A virtuoso piece

The recital can be completed with one or more pieces the candidate can choose freely.
The candidate can choose freely the order of the repertoire.
Not allowed are: Bach-compositions and pieces composed by the competitor.
The scores for Marteau and Eichberg will be sent by the competition office.
The candidate has to indicate the duration of the pieces.

3rd Round

One of the following concertos for violin and orchestra:

Ludwig van BeethovenConcerto D Major,op. 61
Johannes BrahmsConcerto D Major,op. 77
Antonin DvorákConcerto A Minor,op. 53
Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyConcerto E Minor,op. 64
Niccolò PaganiniConcerto No. 1 D Major,op. 6
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 D Major,op. 19
Camille Saint-Saëns     Concerto No. 3 B Minor,op. 61
Jean SibeliusConcerto D Minor,op. 47
Pjotr Iljitsch TchaikowskyConcerto D Major,op. 35


All works must be performed from memory. Excepted are works written after 1945, the piece by Henri Marteau and sonatas for violin and piano. In this case scores may be used (original scores only). If artistically justifiable all works must be performed without repetition.