28. June 2021.

27th International Competition YOUNG VIRTUOSO, ZAGREB 2021 violin

From 23rd until 27th of June 2021, the 27th International Competition YOUNG VIRTUOSO, ZAGREB 2021 violin was held in Zagreb, organized by the Pavla Markovca Music School, while the host was the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb.

In the video, you can watch the diploma and award-giving ceremony and the final concert.

About competition:

Competition Young virtuoso, Zagreb was founded by Music School Pavao Markovac back in 1994 under the name “Young virtuoso – Etudes and Scales”. At first, the competition was intended for piano pupils of primary music schools from Zagreb area and was conceived after an idea of professor Jelica Kuzmin. The very next year the idea was adopted by violinists, so they joined the project. Ever since, the competition has been held every year, interchangeably for piano and violin. Number of categories, technical demands and age limits have grown and in 1996 the competition becomes international.

The program of this competition is a bit unique, as it includes the performance of a compulsory etude, exclusively written for each competition by a Croatian composer. Compulsory etudes are regularly being published.

The competition is being held under the patronage of The Zagreb City Congregation, and with the support of the sponsors. The success of the competition and its outstanding organization has been achieved due to enthusiastic activities of all school teachers and Organization committee members, directed by the president Mr. Josip Vrbanec, the headmaster of the Music School Pavao Markovac. Musical sponsors of this year’s competition: Euro-Unit and Lion Style.