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Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition



Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition is a biennial competition for young violinists held since 2006 in memory of David Oistrakh, organized by the non-profit David Oistrakh Charity Foundation. The competition, supported by Moscow government’s Department of Culture, the Ministry for Culture of Russia and the Moscow Conservatory, is a member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth.

The competition aims to popularize and develop the best traditions of Russian violin performance, and to discover young musicians. The 5th Сompetition will take place in Moscow from 21 to 30 September 2013.

There are two age groups: Junior (10-16 y.o.), Senior (17-28 y.o.). Once an individual has placed first in a category, he or she is not permitted to again compete within that age group. For each age groups, there are three ranked prizes and three diplomas, each of which receives a cash award. First prize awards range from 15000 Euros in Senior age group and 500 Euros in Junior age group.

The applications for participation in the 5th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition should be sent before 31 May 2013.