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Violin Division

Tchaikovsky Music Competition 2018 Seeking Violin Contestants!

Russian composers have created some of the most beautiful and powerful classical music.  Here are some of the big names… In the 19th century, a group called the “Mighty Five” (Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Borodin, and Cesar Cui) banded together and made their goal the promotion of purely Russian music.  Tchaikovsky is regarded as the most popular Russian composer, and even "the most Russian" composer.


The Tchaikovsky Music Competition (Violin Division) will be held at the Center's Concert Hall on Sunday February 4th, 2018 starting at 4:00pm. The Piano Division open to pianists from age 6 through 18.  Contestants will perform a piece written by any Russian composer. Each performance will be judged by a panel of three music educators.  

Application fee: $35/contestant. For an application form click here.  The application deadline is January 22 2018.

Award Ceremony and "All Winners Concert" will take place at the Center's Concert Hall on Sunday February 11th, 2018 at 1:30pm. The winners of all three divisions (Piano, Vocal and Violin) will perform at the “All Winners Concert”.  All music enthusiasts are welcome to come and witness the musical talent of these young Capital Region musicians. The concert will be followed by a reception. 

Competition Awards:

$50 USD, Young Age Level (6 - 10)

$100 USD, Junior Age Level (11- 13)

$150 USD, Senior Age Level (14 - 18)


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