Published on February 4, 2021

2021 LES VIOLONS DU ROY CONCERTO COMPETITION

In partnership with Domaine Forget de Charlevoix

Entry and submission deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

1st prize:

  • Cash prize of C$2,000 awarded by Les Violons du Roy
  • A full scholarship (valued at C$1,000) to take part in the Académie du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix 2021 Chamber Orchestra program
  • An invitation to perform a solo with Les Violons du Roy during the program

2nd prize:

  • Cash prize of C$1,000 awarded by Claude Samson
  • A full scholarship (valued at C$1,000) to take part in the Académie du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix 2021 Chamber Orchestra program

3rd prize:

  • Cash prize of C$750 awarded by Les Violons du Roy Foundation
  • A full scholarship (valued at C$1,000) to take part in the Académie du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix 2021 Chamber Orchestra program

How the competition works

Selection of finalists

Up to 10 finalists will be selected by a jury made up of Les Violons du Roy musicians, Les Violons du Roy music director Jonathan Cohen, and Domaine Forget de Charlevoix artistic director Paul Fortin. The finalists will be announced on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Mentoring

To help them work on their concerto pieces, finalists will be mentored individually in an online class with Les Violons du Roy musicians in the week of March 29, 2021. They will also take part in a one-on-one online class open to the public with Les Violons du Roy music director Jonathan Cohen.

Final

Finalists have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, to send a new video of the same piece they submitted earlier.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 9, 2021.

General conditions

  • This international competition is open to advanced string musicians (violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists) ages 25 and under.
  • The competition is not open to 1st prize winners of the competition from previous years.
  • Finalists from previous years who would like to enter this year should submit a different piece than previously.
  • Use of a prerecorded accompaniment is not allowed.

How to enter

Entry and submission deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Participants must submit:

  • A video of themselves playing a full baroque concerto or a fast movement from a classical concerto with a cadenza (about 10 to 15 minutes), with or without keyboard accompaniment
  • Their CV
  • A completed entry form
  • A cover letter of no more than 300 words or a five-minute video summarizing their background and future plans
  • A copy of a valid ID showing their date of birth (health insurance card, driver’s licence, passport)
  • Entry fee of C$35 plus taxes (C$40.24 CAN taxes included)

Email your application materials to mhnault@violonsduroy.com by Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. We encourage you to use a Google Drive, Dropbox, or WeTransfer link. If any items are missing or received after the deadline, you will be automatically disqualified.

The entry fee of C$35 plus taxes (C$40.24 taxes included) can be paid by:

For more information
Marie-Hélène Nault Leblanc
Youth and Community Projects Manager
mhnault@violonsduroy.com