Ages – 18-28yrs

Entry Fee – $250

Competition Date – Nov 19, 2023

Registration Deadline – Oct 31, 2023

Senior Artist – submit three (3) separate videos… one (1) Introduction Video (info below), and two (2) Performance Videos – one (1) Concerto and one (1) Solo or Showpiece from the required repertoire list below…

Repertoire 2023

CONCERTOS (pick one)
  • Beethoven – Concerto,1st Movt
  • Britten – Concerto, 2nd or 3rd Movt
  • Korngold – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Shostakovich – Concerto #1, 3rd & 4th Movt
  • Sibelius – Concerto, 1st Movt
  • Stravinsky – Concerto, 3rd & 4th Movt
SOLO / SHOWPIECES (pick one)
  • Bach – Sonata #3 C-Major, Fugue
  • Ernst – The Last Rose of Summer
  • Paganini Caprice #1
  • Paganini Caprice #24
  • Paganini – God Save the King
  • Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
  • Wieniawski – Polonaise Brillante #2 in D-Maj


  • 1st Prize – $5000
  • 2nd Prize – $3000
  • 3rd Prize – $1500
  • Audience Prize – $500



Results will be Announced on CVC’s Social Media 3-5 weeks after Competition Date

CVC Results – Follow… Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

CVC Requirements 

  • Introduction Video made by contestant must contain the following information (MP4 video, contestant visible and speaking)… contestants’ name, country of origin, contestants’ age on date of competition, and name of pieces performed by contestant
  • Performance Videos – two MP4 (2) separate Performance Videos – one (1) Concerto and one (1) Solo or Showpiece. Performances must be the entire movement or piece required (including cadenza), no partial performances, and must be performed from memory; must be accompanied by piano or orchestra; VIDEO & AUDIO REQUIREMENTS… Minimum Video Quality – 1080p / Audio – Studio Quality / Fully Edited (start & end 2 seconds before & after playing); video submission example… Video
  • Passport or Photo ID required to be submitted from all Senior Artist contestants. No younger or older than 18-28yrs old on date of competition will be able to compete 
  • Biography / Performance & Headshot Pictures all contestants must submit a recently updated biography in English & high quality, professional color Performance & Headshot Pictures (2 or more)
  • News Media Contact List – your local news media contacts for press release (local newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, online publications, etc)– name of media, email, phone number (created as a Sheets Doc in Google Drive)

How to Submit CVC Material:


    • Entry Fee
    • Introduction Video
    • Performance Videos
    • Passport or Photo ID
    • Biography in English
    • News Media Contact List
    • High Quality Color Performance & Headshot Pictures
    • CREATE ONE Folder Named “Contestants’ Name – Senior Artist 2023” in GOOGLE DRIVE with ALL Required Material (Submission Checklist) & SHARE FOLDER as EDITOR to by Competition Date

  • Eligibility –  contestant must be between ages 18-28 on competition date, no exceptions. All previous contestants, outside of the 1st prize winner are eligible to compete
  • No contestants will be enrolled in competition before registration fee is received. After registration, there are no refunds for cancellation or videos not submitted by competition date 
  • All Performances can be viewed on CVC’s YouTube and Facebook Pages
  • CVC reserves all rights for all Chicago Violin Competition produced and submitted media content