Competition 2016

The Netherlands Violin Competition takes place from 9 January to 6 February 2016. Application opens on 1 September 2015 and closes 15 October 2015 at 17.00 hours.

Categories
Participants are divided into different age groups based on the age at the day of the finale: 6 February 2016.

  • Category Iordens: born between 7 February 2002 and 6 February 2006
  • Category Davina van Wely: born between 20 April 1998* and 6 February 2002
  • Category Oskar Back: born between 7 February 1990 and 19 April 1998*
  • Showcase Violin Talents: born between 7 February 1998 and 6 February 2010

* In 2016 we make an exception for the upper limit of the Category Davina van Wely and the lower limit of the category Oskar Back. This is a transitional arrangement: candidates that still were the age of 17 on 19 April 2015 (exactly two years after the competition in 2013) are still allowed to participate in the Category Davina van Wely.

Dates

Kick-off at the Utrecht Conservatory
Sunday 29 November 2015 (13.00 – 16.30 hours)

Preliminary rounds at the Conservatory Utrecht
Weekend 9/10 January 2016 (10.00 – 17.00 hours)
– Preliminary round Category Iordens
– Showcase Violin Talents
Weekend 16/17 January 2016 (10.00 – 17.00 hours)
– Preliminary round Category Davina van Wely
Weekend 23/24 January 2016 (10.00 – 17.00 hours)
– Preliminary round Category Oskar Back
– Mini-masterclass for participants that did not make it to the semi-final or final.

Semi-finals at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht
Saturday 30 January 2016
– Semi-final Category Davina van Wely (11.00 – 17.00 hours, possibly also on Sunday 31 January)
– Semi-final Category Oskar Back (10.15 – 16.30 hours)

Finals at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht
Saturday 6 February 2016
– Finals Category Iordens and Category Davina van Wely (13.00 – 16.00 hours), with accompaniment of Combattimento Consort in the Category Davina van Wely
– Final Category Oskar Back (20.00 – 22.30 hours), with accompaniment of the Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by Rafael Payare