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International Violin

June 3-9, 2024
Auditorium G. Arvedi, Cremona, Italy

“Città di Cremona” Competition enhances the most talented young violinists through a competition in the undisputed world capital of violin-making.
A prestigious award in which the centuries-old tradition of string instruments merges with the talent of tomorrow’s great musicians.


Second place

€ 20.000,00

first place

€ 40.000,00

Third Place

€ 10.000,00

First Place

€ 40.000,00

Second Place

€ 20.000,00

Third place

€ 10.000,00



The final phase of the Competition takes place at G. Arvedi Auditorium, located inside the Violin Museum in Cremona.

The Auditorium is the result of a daring and modern project, representing a perfect synthesis of the excellence in constructing concert halls.It offers an immersive and all-encompassing experience, with a much higher intensity and quality than traditional concerts.

1st MARCH 2024
1st APRIL 2024

The deadline to submit your application and complete the uploading of all necessary materials. The applications received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

15th MARCH 2024
15th APRIL 2024

The deadline by which the names of the musicians selected to participate in the subsequent phases of the Competition will be communicated.

6th – 9th JUNE

The days when the musicians will perform in Cremona in front of the Competition jury and the audience. The winners will be announced after all the performances. 

Competition Rules

All musicians who intend to participate in the Competition are invited to carefully read the rules and the application procedures.


President of the jury
Sergej Krylov

The effervescent musicality and astonishing virtuosity always at the service of expressiveness, intense lyricism, and the beauty of sound are just a few elements that have made Sergej Krylov one of the most renowned artists on the international scene.

In recent years, the virtuoso has been a guest of prestigious musical institutions, collaborating with orchestras such as La Scala Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and many others.

How can I submit my application?

You can sign up by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button located in the top right corner.

Where can I read the rules of the Competition?

You can read the rules in the specific section from the main menu of this website.

Who is admitted to the Competition final?

All musicians who have passed the video selections will be admitted to the final phase of the Competition. Finalists will be notified from 15th march 2024

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, the registration fee is 150 euros and must be paid at the time of the application. It will not be possible to finalize the application without having paid the fee.

Where does the final phase take place?

The final phase of the Competition takes place in Cremona in Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium, located in the Violin Museum.

Which are the prizes for the winners?

The musicians ranking the first 3 positions will be awarded the following prizes:
First prize: € 40.000,00
Second prize: € 20.000,00
Third prize: € 10.000,00

Fondazione Museo del Violino
Antonio Stradivari
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