Arnold Rosé International Violin Competition Vienna

is an online competition exclusively for violin players.

There are three main Prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) and Honorary Mentions Awards. There is also a Grand Prix Award (the Award will be a live performance at Mozarthaus Vienna and receive an audio and video recording of the performance) for the winner who will receive full points from all jury members.

The main purpose of the competition, besides the prizes, is the educational value. To offer young musicians in training and at the beginning of their careers a platform where they can test their skills and present themselves to the audience.

Closing date for apply: April 23, 2023 / The results: April 30, 2023

In 2023, Culture Meeting Point Vienna (CMP Vienna), in cooperation with the Academy of Classical Music Vienna, will organize the "Vienna International Violin Competition" dedicated to the great violin virtuoso, soloist, and concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished professor ARNOLD ROSÉ (1863-1943)

We would like to welcome young participants from all over the world to this exquisite event in the heart of Europe - in Vienna, a city with rich traditions, an exciting present, and a promising future as the world capital of music! To offer young musicians in their training and at the beginning of their career platforms on which they can test their skills and show themselves to the audience. That is why we organize our competitions online, which allow candidates from all over the world to participate.

Taking place online gives the young participants a particularly large public, as the videos of all finalists are documented on our website and the award winners are announced on our social media platforms. The juries are composed of lecturers from the International Music Academy and renowned guests.

application_form_Arnold Rosé International Violin Competition.pdf


*The competition is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities. 

* There are 6 different age categories:

Age category A: 20 years old and above (with a duration of about 25 minutes)

Age category B: 17-19 years old (with a duration of about 20 minutes)

Age category C: 14-16 years old (with a duration of about 15 minutes)

Age category D: 11-13 years old (with a duration maximum of 15 minutes)

Age category E: 08-10 years old (with a duration of about 10 minutes)

Age category F: up to 7 years old (with a duration maximum of 10 minutes)

* The age of the applicant on April 23, 2023, will be taken into account when dividing into age groups. 

* The repertoire can be freely chosen.

* The repertoire should consist of pieces that do not exceed the maximum time limit of the group. There is no minimum term.

* All the names and videos of the winners will be published on our website on the dates mentioned in the announcement and on social media channels.
* The participation fee is 35 €

* The application deadline is April 23, 2023

* Candidates will need the following documents to register:
- Completed application form

- Biography (in English)

- Artistic photo

- Passport or ID copy (with photo)
- Video links
- Proof of payment of the participation fee 35 € (bank, wise or PayPal transfer).

via PayPal: 
     PayPal account:  

here following bank account: (all transfer and Bank charges are to be covered by the applicant)    

 Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit    

 Name: Culture Meeting Point    

 IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103    

 Bank Code (BIC/SWIFT): BKAUATWW    

 Address: UniCredit Bank Austria AG Rothschildplatz 1,

                  A-1020 Vienna/AUSTRIA 

* Please send All documents for submission before April 23, 2023, an e-mail to

* The official results will be on April 30, 2023, on our website.

* In each category, the jury awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and special mentions according to the participant's score.

* Grand Prize winners of all age categories, 1 winner selected by the jury members will be awarded the Grand Prize.

* The Grand Prize winner of this prize will be asked live performance at Mozarthaus Vienna and with receive an audio and video recording.

* When making the payment, it is imperative to indicate the full NAME of the participant and the desired VIOLIN competition.

* The recording shall be, showing the face and hands of the musician.

* The video links should be provided directly at the time of registration, but can also be submitted via email up until the registration deadline for the specific competition.

* By registering, participants allow the organizer to freely dispose of the photo, audio and video recordings submitted to the competition for the purpose of documentation and public relations on its website and social media.

* The judgment of the jury is final.

* Jury Members: Christian Schulz (Wiener Symphoniker & Richard Wagner Conservatory of Vienna), Farkhad Khudyev (Music Director of the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra), Burghard Tölke (Peter Cornelius Conservatory of the City of Mainz)

* All award-winning participants will receive a certificate of achievement via email. On request, we can also send you printed certificates by post.

* All winners will be presented on the official website of the online violin competition, as well as on the social media of the competition organization (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube).

* Participants who have not received an award will receive a certificate of participation by e-mail on request.

* Teachers and accompanying persons can also receive certificates on request.

* By participating in the competition, the participants agree to the possible publication and popularization of the submitted recordings and photos for advertising purposes. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to edit and crop photos of participants for publication (advertising) on the Internet.

* Once the application fee is paid it cannot be refunded under any circumstances and candidates agree to the terms and conditions of the competition.

When a city is called the "City of Music," there must be a good reason. In truth, there are many good reasons - and the historical one is only one of them. There is much evidence of the glorious role that the city of Vienna has played - and continues to play - in the history of music: Important composers were born or lived here and created their masterpieces: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Bruckner and Mahler. Even then, Vienna was considered the "world city of music". Later there have been composers as Schönberg, Webern or Berg, who are considered „modern“ classics, whose musical home was Vienna.  

Founded in 1995, the association for the promotion of cultural exchange "Culture Meeting Point" aims to promote understanding between and through cultures. The view that knowledge of culture leads to its understanding and thus to the understanding of its members has accompanied the activities of the association since 1995, which organizes festivals, cultural concerts, theatre projects, clubbing, film screenings, children's and youth projects, competitions, educational projects, readings, and exhibitions, among others.  

CMP Vienna also creates its own concert productions and develops new forms and concepts for musicians to meet children and young people. In addition to concerts, music-related workshops and lectures are an important part of their activities.