April 22-30,2023



Solo violinists

Juniors group I - 8 to 10 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group II - 10 to 12 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group III - 12 to 14 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group IV - 14 to 17 years old (inclusive)

Senior group - from 17 to 27 years old


- Development of  world violin art in general
- Popularization of the Russian violin school founded by Leopold  Auer in 1868;
- Identification and support of the most talented children and young  performers;
- Formation and education of artistic taste; familiarizing  children, adolescents and youth with the best
  cultural traditions.


1. International Competition for Violinists named after JOSEF HASSID
2. Master classes for all interested musicians and teachers of educational  institutions.
3. Gala concert of the laureates of the competition.
4. Concerts of the world's leading musicians.
5. Round table. Meetings with jury members, leading experts in the
field of music.


Organizing Committee
The organizing committee includes the Director, Artistic Director and  Technical Director of the Competition.
The Organizing Committee approves the Regulations and the plan of  
the Competition, carries out direct preparation and

holding the Competition, decides organizational and financial issues.

Director of the Competition - Anna Samsonova, Estonia

Artistic Director of the Competition and
President of the  
Leopold Auer Society  
Alla Aranovskaya, USA  


The jury consists of leading musicians and teachers of musical educational  institutions of the world.
The jury evaluates the performances, taking into account the artistic value and  degree of complexity of the performed program, artistry and quality of the  performance,
and determines the winners of the competition.

The jury has the right to award NOT all titles, awards and prizes,
as well as to  
divide them between the participants of the competition at its discretion.


1. Age categories and nominations:

Juniors group I - 8 to 10 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group II - 10 to 12 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group III - 12 to 14 years old (inclusive)
Juniors group IV - 14 to 17 years old (inclusive)

2. Competition Rules:

All auditions are held in public.
In the  Junior-solo nominations, the Competition consists of two rounds.
In the Senior-solo category, the Contest is held in three rounds.
No more than 12 participants in each category
allowed to participate in the second round 

No more than 6 participants are
allowed to participate in the third round.

After each round, Participants can ask questions to the Jury.


A participant can perform with his or her accompanist.
If necessary, the organizers of the Competition are ready to provide
participants with an accompanist.
Payment for the competition accompanists 50 € per hour
should be 
made only through the box office of the Competition.

Artistic Council of the Competition organizes:
1. Opening concert with the participation of the members of the Jury
and  laureates of previous years.

2. Gala concert.
3. Master classes with jury members. (50 € per hour)


1st prize - 3000 €
2nd prize - 2000 €
3rd prize - 1000 €


Juniors group I 

1st prize - 300 €
2nd prize - 200 €
3rd prize - 150 €


Juniors group II 
1st prize - 500 €
2nd prize - 400 €
3rd prize - 300 €

Juniors group III 

1st prize - 750 €
2nd prize - 500 €
3rd prize - 400 €

Juniors group IV

1st prize - 1000 €
2nd prize - 750 €
3rd prize - 500 €

Special prizes from sponsors and partners.
All participants of the Competition are issued a Certificate of
the Participations of the Competition (upon  


1. The age of participants is determined on April 22,2023
2. Changes in the program may be claimed not later than April10,2023
3. The sequence in which the works is set by the  participants.
4. The Organizing Committee does not pay the cost of trans e riding,  accommodation for participants,

those who came to the Competition from other  cities or from abroad.
5. The organizers are not responsible for the safety of the musical  instruments, property and inventory of the contestants.
6. Copyright:
• By registering, the participant declares that no third party  recognizes any copyright and / or other legal rights in the  materials created in the course of the Contest.
• All rights to the distribution of audio-video materials contest,  including for commercial purposes belong to the Association of  Leopold Auer
• In addition, at no cost and for an unlimited period  of time, the participant transfers rights to the Competition organizers broadcasting and distribution of the materials of the Competition.
• The Organizing Committee of the Competition has the right to broadcast the auditions of the  Competition and the final Gala Concert on radio, television and on the  Internet without additional fees to the participants.

• Audio and video filming during competitive auditions is  prohibited.
• Each participant of the Competition can purchase video and photo  materials of their performances from the organizers of the Competition.
7. Distribution and sale of advertising, printed and other products is  carried out only with the written permission of the Directorate of the Competition.
8. All laureates of the Competition are obliged to take part in the final Gala - concert free of charge. If the participant refuses to take  part in the final Gala concert, he may be deprived of the prize.
9. The laureates of the Competition must be ready to take part in other  concerts organized and financed by the Organizing Committee. Of the Competition within 12 months after the completion of the Competition.
10. By decision of the Organizing Committee, a CD of one or several laureates

of the Competition may be recorded.
11. In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the conditions of the Competition,
the English
 text is considered the only correct one.


1. Application form of the participant with a photo.
The application form is filled out on the website of the competition:
When filling out the competition program,
it is obligatory to indicate the time of the program of the performance!
An electronic photograph must be at least 600x800 pixels.

2. Application fee.

Juniors group I and II : 50
Juniors group III : 75
Juniors group IV  and Seniors: 100

The Application Fee must be paid upon the Application Submissions.
For questions about paying the applications fee, please contact:


surname must be indicated in the payment order or receipt 

the participant or the name of the team for which the  fee is paid!

The paid fee is non-refundable and non-changeable.
Participants' performances in each nomination are paid separately.
All documents must be received by the Organizing Committee in
electronic form no later than April 10.2023
Organizing Committee 
reserves the right not to consider applications received after this  date.

If the candidate refuses to participate in the Competition,

the documents and the  entry fee will not be returned.
The participant independently obtains a Schengen entry visa
on the basis of an  
invitation issued
by the Organizing 
Committee of the Competition.

After receiving the Application Form and paying the registration fee,
Directorate sends the participant an invitation
to the Competition.


When registering, you must submit:
• a birth certificate or passport (original)
• receipt of payment of entry fee
• if the contestant performs some work that is not a  standard repertoire,
and little-known contemporary work,  
they should (a) provide one copy of the sheet music of that work.


Within the framework of the Competition, master classes by leading teachers and musicians of the world will be held .
The cost of one master class is 50 per hour


Contest Directorate:
Consulting on general issues:
Ms. Alla Aranovskaya  
WhatsApp, Telegram + 17852183268