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Conditions

CONDITIONS AND FAQ
• The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Violin Junior 2025 is organised by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein Düsseldorf.
• Young violinists between the ages of 8 and 15 from all nations can take part in this competition.
• There are two rounds: the first round and the two-day final, in which the jury selects the winners.

How does the first round work?

• The first round is completed via a video link on YouTube.
• The programme for the first round is freely selectable and should last a maximum of 15 minutes.
• The results will be announced by email on 22 March 2020.
• After the registration deadline, the names of the candidates participating in the first round will be published on our website on the date specified in the announcement.
• All candidates in the first round will receive a certificate of participation by email after the competition has ended.
• The jury will decide on the admission of a maximum of 20 applicants to the final after the first round on the date specified in the call for entries.
• The names of the finalists will be published on our website on the dates specified in the call for entries.
• The finalists will also be informed by email that they are in the final.

What happens if I am in the final? 

• The final will take place at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf on 3 and 4 May 2025.
•  Participants must be present in Düsseldorf on both days of the competition. The draw will take place on 03.05.2024 at 14:00. Attendance is mandatory.
• The order of the competition will be drawn in the presence of all participants, followed by a concert with the winners of the 2024 competition.
•  The rehearsals in the hall will take place on l03.05.2024. The schedule will be announced in advance. Each participant will have a 30-minute rehearsal with piano accompaniment in the hall.
•  Participants in the final must perform a programme lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. The repertoire for the final is freely selectable and can be repeated from the first round.
• For the final, the participants can come with their own piano accompaniment. – However, the piano accompaniment can also be provided by the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy upon prior request. The fee of €100 includes a 30-minute rehearsal with the pianist and the performance at the competition (payable after admission to the 2nd round).
•  Additional rehearsals with piano accompaniment before the competition are only possible by prior arrangement.
•  On the second day, the final round will take place from 10 am to 6 pm, with a break from 1 pm to 2 pm. There will be no rehearsals in the hall on this day.
• The final round on the second day is open to the public.
• The jury reserves the right to cancel the performance if the 15-minute time limit is exceeded.
• The results of the competition will be announced at 7 pm with the awarding of certificates and prizes.
•  All participants must be present when the results are announced.

What happens if I am not in the final? 
• All candidates in the first round will receive a certificate of participation by email.

What are the prizes?  

• The results of the final round will be published on our website and on our social media channels.
• All winners will receive a certificate documenting the competition prize.
• All other finalists will receive a certificate stating that they took part in the final round.
•  In 2025, the following prizes will be awarded in the competition:
1st prize – €1000, donated by Jason Price, Tarisio Auctions
2nd prize – €750, donated by the Blatow Foundation
3rd prize – €500, donated by the Anton Rubinstein International Academy of Music

• The finalists will also have the opportunity to borrow valuable instruments from the Blatow Foundation: a 3/4 violin by Carlo Bergonzi II (1780 Cremona), a violin by Bernardo Calcagno (1743 Genoa), a violin bow by Eugène Sartory and a 3/4 violin bow by Louis Morizot.
• All participants of the International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Violin Junior 2025 have the opportunity to take part in the masterclass with Prof. Misha Nodelman. The masterclass will take place on Monday, 5 May 2025, directly after the competition. The participation fee is 150 €.

How can I register for the competition?
• To register, candidates need the following documents:
– Biography (in Word only)
–  Photo
– Video links (YouTube only)
– Proof of payment of the participation fee (PayPal or bank transfer only).
The participation fee is 120 € (Early Booking 80 € until the date published in the announcement). The participation fee is to be paid exclusively via PayPal (here) or the following bank account:
Freunde und Förderer der Anton Rubinstein Akademie 
IBAN: DE56 3022 0190 0364 0117 17 
SWIFT/BIC: HYVEDEMM414.
• When making payment, it is essential to state the full name of the participant(s) and the desired competition.
• The participation fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

How should I make the recording? 
• The programme can be chosen freely, with a duration of approximately 15 minutes.
• Candidates can submit one or more YouTube video links.
• The YouTube video links should be provided directly when registering, but may still be submitted by e-mail until the registration deadline for the respective competition.
• No new videos will be accepted after the registration deadline.
• The videos will be used for judging the first round. Finalists may either perform a new programme or the programme from the first round live.

What are the legal conditions?
• By registering, participants allow the organiser to freely dispose of the photo, audio and video recordings submitted for the competition for the purpose of documentation and public relations on its website and social media channels.
• The judgement of the jury is final.
• All registration deadlines and dates can be found in the announcement of the respective competition on our website.
• By registering, candidates confirm their agreement with the terms and conditions of the competition.

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