1st Round - Tibor Varga International Violin Competition
29.08.21 > 10:00

> Eglise des Jésuites


The candidates of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 2021 will have to show rigour and combine the expressiveness necessary to their art with an irreproachable instrumental technique. Indeed, the competition is demanding and it is first of all in solo that the musicians will have to perform, during the first round. These bare-bones performances, without any pianistic or orchestral support, are particularly formidable, leaving the participants “without a net”. It will certainly be exciting for the audience to listen to the sound of each musician and to measure the artistic autonomy of each of them. It will be good, however, not to forget the degree of difficulty of such an exercise. The compulsory piece, of great richness, has been commissioned to Michel Petrossian by the Competition and will be premiered on this occasion – an elegant and stimulating way of reminding us of the importance of the contemporary repertoire in the maturation of an artist.

After this solitary stage, the second round will require a strong sense of communication, as it will confront the candidates with the exercise of the sonata with piano.


Solo Violin

A piece from each category: A, B and C
The Jury reserves the right to choose the movements to be played.


  • J. S. Bach:  Two consecutive movements from a Partita or Sonata for solo violin, except the Chaconne from Partita for violin N°2


  • Eugène Ysaÿe:  One of the six Sonatas for solo violin, Op. 27
  • Niccolò Paganini: A Caprice of your choice, Op.1 (It is possible to select the same Caprice as for the preselection round)


  • Piece by Michel Petrossian commissioned for the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 2021 (World premiere)


Concert venue

Eglise des Jésuites
rue du Vieux-Collège 13
1950 Sion