Competition Program

Tibor Junior 2024, 19 to 24 August

Each candidate will interpret a selection of pieces from the list below.

Repeats are left to the candidate’s choice, unless otherwise indicated.

Preselection by video:

A. Paganini or Wieniawski
A caprice of your choice, with repeats, possibility to propose the caprice chosen for the 1st round – (5’)

Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
The 1st mvt. of a Sonata or a Sonatina (5’)
An excerpt from one of the two works proposed in the 2
nd round (5’)


1st Round

A. Vivaldi
One of the Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter (9-10’)

B. Paganini, Schumann
One of the following Caprices: N° 9, 11, 13, 21 or 24 (3-4’) (arr. for violin and orchestra by Andrei Pushkarev, based on the Paganini / Schumann version)

C. Pärt
Passacaglia for two Violins (will be performed with another candidate – the parts will be sent and announced on 15  May 2024) (4’30’’)


2nd Round

A. Schubert
Rondo for Violin & Strings in A Major, D 438 (14’)
Violin Concert in D Major, D 345 (~10’) (arr. for string orchestra by Andrei Pushkarev)

B. Weinberg
Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra. Op. 42 (Only 1st OR 2nd OR 3rd mvt.) (5’30’’)

C. Ana Sokolovic
Work for violin and chamber orchestra (Commissioned for the Tibor Junior Competition 2024, score will be sent to candidates by 15 May 2024) – (est. 5-8′)



A. Bach
« Erbarme dich, mein Gott » from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (played with a member of the jury, the candidate must prepare the violin part)

B. One piece with orchestra from the following:

  • Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo Op.34, TH58
  • Paganini: La Campanella
  • Waxman: Carmen Fantasy
  • Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op.28
  • Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Op.20

Solo Violin : Own choice work(s) different from the works performed in previous rounds (6-8′)