Period of the competition: Sunday, April 26 – Saturday, May 09, 2020
All competitors have to register personally on Sunday, April 26, 2017 until 6 p.m. at Haus Marteau in Lichtenberg.

Location: Haus Marteau Lichtenberg, the final and the gala concert in the Festsaal of the Freiheitshalle Hof, Germany

Application: September 2019 – January 2020
The application is possible online at this website. After successful online application there will be sent a confirmation via e-mail.

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

Who can participate? Violinists of all nationalities, born after May 08, 1995.

Important information:
Students of our competitions jury members are not eligible to participate. A student is someone who received tuition from a jury member between October 2019 and April 2020 or prior to the competition for a period exceeding six months. Violinists who participate in a master class held by a jury member between January 2020 and April 2020 are also not eligible to participate in the competition.

Fee: € 120
The fee includes the scores and delivery charges of the commissioned work and the piece by Marteau. The registration fee has to be transferred to the following account:
Hofer Symphoniker gGmbH
IBAN: DE85 7805 0000 0380 0233 33
Sparkasse Hochfranken, Schillerstr. 3, 95100 Selb, Germany
Please specify: Henri Marteau Competition
Distribition of charges: Sender pays all costs - option: OUR

Payment by bank transfer to be made in EURO only (all costs to be borne by sender, if this is not the case, additional payment is to be made in cash on arrival)

Please also indicate your name. The registration is only valid with the transfer voucher included. In case of withdrawal, the registration fee will not be refunded.

With the online application the candidate (in case of an underage applicant his / her legal agent) accepts the rules of the competition. In case of doubt, the German text is legally binding. Legal jurisdiction: Hof, Germany.

Download the competition rules here


Please prepare the following documents before application:
A copy of the passport (with translation if necessary)
A CV with detailed information on your musical education and development, the names of all your teachers, information on participations in competitions, concerts and recitals and prizes awarded.
Documents which support the information in the CV
A high gloss photograph (JPEG or TIFF file, at least 300 dpi)
A copy of the transfer voucher confirming the payment of the registration fee


International Violin Competition Henri Marteau
Hofer Symphoniker gGmbH
Klosterstraße 9–11
95028 Hof
Tel +49 9281 7200-13
Fax +49 9281 7200-872913