The Young Artist Division of the Chicago International Violin Competition is dedicated to nurturing and celebrating the musical talent of young violinists. Participants are able to showcase their skills through video performances submitted online. CVC provides a supportive and encouraging environment where young musicians can gain valuable performance experience, receive constructive feedback from renowned judges, and be inspired by their peers on the world’s stage.


Ages – 7-17yrs

Entry Fee – $200

Competition Date – Nov 17, 2024 (competition material)

Registration Deadline – July 31, 2024 (entry form & fee)


1st Prize – $3000

2nd Prize – $2000

3rd Prize – $1000

Audience Prize – $350

Chicago International Violin Competition – Young Artist Division – submit two (2) Performance Videos – one (1) Concerto and one (1) Solo or Showpiece from the required repertoire list below. How to Submit CVC Material… 

Repertoire 2024

CONCERTOS (pick one)
  • Beriot – Concerto #1
  • Bruch – Scottish Fantasy, 1st Movt
  • Glazunov – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Goldmark – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, 1st Movt
  • Mozart – Concerto #4, 1st Movt
  • Walton – Concerto #1, 1st Movt
SOLO / SHOWPIECES (pick one)
  • Bach – Partita #2 D-Minor, Sarabande
  • Bloch – Nigun
  • Dinicu-Heifetz – Hora Staccato
  • Dvorak – Romance
  • Gershwin-Heifetz – Porgy and Bess, ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’
  • Pärt – Fratres
  • Saint-Saens – Havanaise


REGISTER (Chinese Contestant)

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Results are Announced on CVC’s Social Media 3-5 weeks after the Competition Date

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  • Eligibility – Chicago International Violin Competition Young Artist Division contestants must be between ages 7-17 on the competition date, no exceptions. All previous contestants, outside of the 1st prize winner are eligible to compete
  • No contestants will be enrolled in the competition before the registration fee is received. After registration, there are no refunds for cancellation or videos not submitted by the competition date 
  • All Performances can be viewed on CVC’s YouTube and Facebook Pages
  • CVC reserves all rights for all Chicago Violin Competition produced and submitted media content