The creation of the Guadagnini Foundation in 2019 laid the foundation for the Stuttgart International Violin Competition.
The partnerships with the State University of Music and Performing Arts (HMDK) and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Nabil Shehata set the stage with excellent artistic conditions and beautiful spaces from the outset. The high artistic standards the Guadagnini Foundation has set for the competition are also demonstrated by the top-class panel of judges and are reflected in the prize money.
1st prize: € 25,000.00
and concert engagements with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Symphoniker Hamburg, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Orchestra of the Symphoniker Nürnberg, the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz, the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra as well as further recitals.
The prize winner was also granted a fabulous loan of a violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1746.
2nd prize: € 15,000.00
and the loan of a violin by J&A Beare for one year
3rd prize: € 10,000.00
4th prize: € 5,000.00
Special prize, sponsored by Lions Club
€ 3,000.00 for the best interpretation of a commissioned piece
Special prize, sponsored by Klassikal.com:
All three winners received a two year membership on Klassikal.com, the platform that connects professionals in classical music.