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For year's final round, at the Carlo Felice Theatre, in Geneo, Italy each of the six finalists will perform Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major, as well as the Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, or Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto — with conductor Sergey Krylov and the Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.

Open to violinists of any nationality between the ages of 15 and 31, the competition was founded in 1954 with the goal of creating an international competition that would bring great prestige to the City of Genoa — as well as provide a venue for the discovery of new, exceptionally-talented, young violinists.

The first prize-winning "Premio Paganini" (Paganini Award) winner of this year's competition will be presented €30,000, two years of representation by the Utopia Media Agency, in Shanghai, plus more than 15 performance opportunities. These include solo engagements with the Carlo Felice Theater Foundation, Orchestra of Tuscany, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Cremonese  Stradivari Foundation, Paganini Genova Festival, and the Carro Paganiniano Festival.

This year’s winner will also receive the highly distinguished and rare honor to perform on the 1743 "Il Cannone" Guarneri del Gesù violin — once the prized violin of Nicolo Paganini, himself.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 | 9:00 AM (ET)
2021 PAGANINI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
TEATRO CARLO FELICE DI GENOVA - GENOA, ITALY

 

For year's final round, each of the six finalists will perform Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major, as well as the Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, or Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto — with conductor Sergey Krylov and the Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.

 

 

Louisa Staples (21, United Kingdom)

  • Paganini | Violin Concerto

Olga Artyugina (30, Russia)

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto

Ava Bahari (25, Sweden)

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto

 

Intermission

Lara Boschkor (22, Germany)

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto

Nurie Chung (16, South Korea)

  • Paganini | Violin Concerto

Giuseppe Gibboni (20, Italy)

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 | 9:00 AM (ET)
2021 PAGANINI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
GENOA, ITALY

 

For year's final round, each of the six finalists will perform Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major, as well as the Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, or Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto — with conductor Sergey Krylov and the Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.

 

Louisa Staples (21, United Kingdom)

  • Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto

Olga Artyugina (30, Russia)

  • Paganini | Violin Concerto

Ava Bahari (25, Sweden)

  • Brahms | Violin Concerto

 

Intermission

Lara Boschkor (22, Germany)

  • Paganini | Violin Concerto

Nurie Chung (16, South Korea)

  • Sibelius | Violin Concerto

Giuseppe Gibboni (20, Italy)

  • Paganini | Violin Concerto

 

This year’s jury comprises a selection of expert violinists, composers, conductors, representatives of musical institutions, and music critics of different nationalities, who are recognized for their experience, competence, integrity, impartiality, and honesty of judgment.

The 2021 jury comprises Sergei Krylov (President), Pietro BorgonovoPierangelo ConteFrancesca DegoStephanie GonleyAiman MussakhajayevaChristoph PoppenJacobs Soelberg, and Pavel Vernikov.

Any jury member who has taught a candidate, either privately or publicly within the preceding two years of the competition’s commencement, will be required to remove themselves from all discussions regarding the competitor and will refrain from submitting any votes for that candidate.