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


Ages – 18-28yrs

Entry Fee – $250

Competition Date – Nov 17, 2024 (competition material)

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


1st Prize – $5000

2nd Prize – $3000

3rd Prize – $1500

Audience Prize – $500

Chicago International Violin Competition – Senior 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)
  • Beethoven – Concerto,1st Movt
  • Britten – Concerto, 2nd or 3rd Movt
  • Korngold – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Shostakovich – Concerto #1, 3rd & 4th Movt
  • Sibelius – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Stravinsky – Concerto, 3rd & 4th Movt
SOLO / SHOWPIECES (pick one)
  • Bach – Sonata #3 C-Major, Fugue
  • Ernst – The Last Rose of Summer
  • Paganini Caprice #1
  • Paganini Caprice #24
  • Paganini – God Save the King
  • Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
  • Wieniawski – Polonaise Brillante in D-Maj


REGISTER (Chinese Contestant)

international violin competition senior division CVC RESULTS

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

CVC Results – Follow… Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

  • Eligibility – Chicago International Violin Competition Senior Division contestants must be between ages 18-28 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