About Competition

The First International Viktor Tretyakov Violin Competition is held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk region.
Unique Event
The competition on this scale will be held in the Krasnoyarsk region for the first time. The venue was chosen purposefully as Krasnoyarsk is the birthplace of Maestro Viktor Tretyakov. The musician will chair the jury panel.
Dates ot the Competition
The First International Viktor Tretyakov Violin Competition will be held in Krasnoyarsk from September 23 to October 1, 2018.
Expert Jury
The outstanding violinists of our times are on the jury panel as well. Most of them are members of the jury of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and representatives of the reputable foreign music universities.
Application deadline
The application deadline is July 15, 2018. Violinists from all over the world aged 16 to 32 inclusive are welcome to apply for the Competition. The names of twenty-five participants of the First International Viktor Tretyakov Violin Competition will be announced on July 23, 2018.
Invaluable Experience
All the performances are open to the public. The finalists of the Competition will perform with the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra who are the leading creative teams of the Siberian Federal District.
Accommodation in Krasnoyarsk
The participants of the Competition are to be provided with accommodation in a twin room of the economy class at 3-star hotel and two meals per day during their stay in Krasnoyarsk.
Prize Fund
The prize fund of the Competition: I Prize – USD 15, 000; II Prize – USD 10, 000; III Prize – USD 6, 600.
The fare to Krasnoyarsk shall be reimbursed to the participants of the Competition who go forward to the second round. The refund is up to USD 500.


My dear young colleagues!

I am happy to invite you to take part in the First International Violin Competition in my hometown of Krasnoyarsk. I wish you the best of luck and the Olympian calm.

Best wishes, Viktor Tretyakov

Viktor Tretyakov
Professor, President of the Music Foundation named after Y. I. Yankelevich, People's Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR, the Lenin Komsomol Prize and the First Prize of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Chairman of the Jury
Boris Kuschnir
Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Honorary Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing
Vera Tsu Weiling
Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Kurt Sassmannshaus
Professor of Violin at the Faculty of Musical Art at the University of Cincinnati, Leading Professor at the Juilliard School of Music
Natalya Likhopoy
Professor at the Blackmore International Music Academy in Berlin
Aiman Mussakhajayeva
( Kazakhstan)
President of the Kazakh National University of Arts, People's Artist of Kazakhstan
Qian Zhou
President, Head of the Faculty of String Instruments at the Singapore Conservatory of Music
Vadim Repin
Educator, Artistic Director of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, Knight of the Legion of Honor
Takashi Shimizu
Professor at the Tokyo National University of Arts

Stages of the Competition

The Competition consists of 5 stages that are a qualifying round and four main rounds. The applicants will be chosen by submitted videos, the top 25 violinists will be invited to participate in the main rounds of the Competition that will be held in Krasnoyarsk from September 23 to October 1, 2018.

violinists will take part in the first round

of them will be chosen for the second round

musicians will perform in the third one

violinists will compete for the prizes in the final round

February 10-July 15
submission of applications
June 15-23
selection of violinists for participation in the first round of the Competition
September 23
acoustic rehearsals, grand opening of the Competition and the draw procedure
September 24-25
audition of the participants of the first round
September 26-27
the second round
September 28-29
the third round and rehearsals with the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra
September 30
rehearsals with the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra
October 1
the fourth round and rewarding of winners
I Prize
900 000 rubles
($15, 000)
II Prize
600 000 rubles
($10, 000)
III Prize
400 000 rubles
($6, 600)


1st step
2nd step
3rd step
4th step
5th step
Download and complete the application
The completed application should be scanned, and the electronic version saved in the format .doc, or .docx.
Prepare a package of documents
Copy of the applicant's ID document, diplomas, performance program, biography, etc.
Record a video
The applicant should attach unedited video recording of the program (free repertoire on applicant's choice) up to 30 minutes made in the period from January 2017 to June 2018, in AVI format or a web-link. The video should be filmed from a fixed viewpoint without interruption during the performance of one piece of music and displaying the musician in full growth (view from the auditorium).
Pay registration fee
Together with the submission of the application the non-refundable registration fee is to be paid in the amount of USD 150.
An applicant must send completed and scanned application, scans of the necessary documents, a video recording and a document confirming the payment of the fee to competition@krasfil.ru and wait for confirmation.
Register online
Please click below to go to online registration form.
The application deadline is July 15, 2018
Details of participation in the Competition
About Krasnoyarsk
Where to go and what to see
Executive Directorate of the Competition

Mira sq, 2b, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russian Federation
e-mail: competition@krasfil.ru marked «To Executive Directorate of the Violin Competition»

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