Q. Is this competition open to musicians who are not US citizens?
A. Yes, this competition is open to non-US Citizens, however, all finalists will have to provide either a Social Security Number or, if they do not have a Social Security Number, an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
Q. If I am 30 on the submission deadline, (Saturday, June 10, 2023) but 31 by the date of the Finals, am I eligible?
A. Yes, you are eligible as long as you are 30 on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Q. Can I submit each contrasting movement on a separate link?
A. Yes, you may submit each movement on a separate link.
Q. Are both baroque and modern instruments eligible?
A. Yes, all bowed baroque and modern instruments are eligible
Q. If I am selected as a finalist do I play the same piece that I played in my submission?
A. Yes, finalists are required to play all movements of the same work with all repeats.
Q. Does the Chaccone from Partita No. 2 count as two contrasting movements of Bach for the initial screening round?
A. No, even though the movement is very long, it does not count as two contrasting movements.
Q. Are the Finals open to the public?
A. Yes, the Finals are open to the public free of charge.
Q. Will the Finals be recorded?
A. Yes, the Finals will be recorded and also streamed live on The Violin Channel.