Important update 
The Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Violin Competition goes ONLINE
November 21-22, 2020
Application deadline: July 21, 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 KF YouTube channel.

The Competition will be held based on the following schedule:


  • First Stage: Saturday, November 21  

11 AM – 2 PM & 4 -7 PM EDT

  • Second Stage: Sunday, November 22

10 AM – 2 PM EDT

  • Final Stage: Sunday, November 22

  5– 6:30 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

  • 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.

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. 
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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