Important update 
The Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Violin Competition goes ONLINE
November 20-22, 2020


Due to the unpredictable trajectory of COVID-19 and its impact on organizing public events, the Kosciuszko Foundation has decided to hold its Wieniawski Violin Competition ONLINE.


Each of the three stages of the Competition will be live-streamed on the official KF YouTube channel.


In order to help participants to secure the best possible arrangements on their end, the schedule has been updated and the Competition will be held as follows:


First Stage: Nov. 20 - 11 AM – 2 PM & 4 -7 PM EDT

Second Stage: Nov. 21 - 11 AM – 3 PM EDT

Final Stage: Nov. 21 - 2 – 3:30 PM EDT

P R I Z E S  

  • First Prize - $5,000

  • Second Prize - $3,000

  • Third Prize - $1,000 

  • Special Award for the First Prize winner -  a performance with The Jackson Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director, Maestro Matthew Aubin

  • Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Work by Krzysztof Penderecki offered by Hanna Lachert- $500


The Competition is open to violinists of all nationalities who are striving to establish distinguished careers, and who are 16 to 26 years of age as of November 21, 2020.
The Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Violin Competition was established in 1969 to encourage young violinists to study the repertoire of Polish composers and to honor Poland’s legendary violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski. 
  • A completed application form,

  • One current professional-quality headshot (resolution 300 dpi),

  • A photocopy of an official document indicating the date of birth,

  • Repertoire list,

  • A YouTube video recording containing J.S. Bach two contrasting movements from six Sonatas and Partitas, with the exception of Chaconne, and one virtuoso piece of candidate’s choice,

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee.

Application deadline: July 21, 2020


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Hanna Lachert
 Artistic Director
Robert McDuffie
Jury Member​
Mark Peskanov
Jury Member

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