Tel Aviv Classic Violin
IS THE 8th OF June 2024
The Tel Aviv Classic Violin Competition is one of the six contests being
organised within the Six Ways to Classic Violin Olympus initiative.
Taking place from the 22nd to the 26th of September 2024 at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, this will be the sixth entry in the series, with contestants going head-to-head in front of a 5-person jury board composed of various globally-acclaimed artists from around the world.
Violinists will be competing over a number of rounds, the last of which will be streamed live online, challenging each other for a €35,000 prize fund, as well as the chance to win entry to the invite-only Classic Violin Olympus competition, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, from the 22nd to the 28th of April 2025, featuring €310,000 worth of monetary prizes as well as other awards and opportunities for all finalists there.
DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
It is my genuine pleasure to welcome you all to Israel for this first edition of the Tel Aviv Classic Violin Competition.
As the Artistic Director of this event, I would like to thank you for joining us at the start of what we are sure will be a remarkable musical journey, celebrating the artistry and virtuosity of talented violinists from all around the world. With a prestigious prize fund of €35,000 in place, we are committed to recognising and supporting the exceptional talent of our contestants, providing a springboard for musicians to pursue their dreams and further their careers.
The Tel Aviv Classic Violin Competition will be taking place on the premises of the internationally-acclaimed Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, one of the most famous educational institutions in Israel. The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music was founded in 2005 as a unique partnership between Tel-Aviv University (TAU) – the largest and most comprehensive university in Israel – and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) – the country’s most prominent music institution. The school’s mission is to train outstanding young musicians and to prepare them for professional careers, as well as to create future generations of orchestral musicians for the IPO as well as other orchestras in Israel and abroad. Many of the school’s graduates have gone on to great success, including careers as members of the Israel Philharmonic and other leading orchestras, as distinguished solo and chamber music performers, composers, conductors and music scholars.
Open to participants of all ages
The el Aviv Classic Violin Competition enjoys the support of a number of local and international media organisations from all over the world, many of whom are household names within the world of classical music. Chief amongst these are The Violin Channel, the world's leading classical music news source, Medici.tv, the premier resource for classical music programming, Euronews, and Bachtrack.
Both The Violin Channel and Medici.tv will be streaming the entirety of the pre-selection process on their official platforms, while the latter shall also be sending a film crew to Israel to create a short documentary about the event and the two top-ranked contestants.
Additionally, these organisations, along with the rest of the press representatives who are covering the competition, will also be producing regular articles and reports detailing the events going on in el Aviv, guaranteeing that viewers anywhere around the globe will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Israel at all times.