WELCOME to the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover!

Between September 26 and October 10, 2021 the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover will be held for the eleventh time. In 2021, the competition is seeking applicants from all nations who were born between October 10, 1989 and September 26, 2005.

Please register for an account in order to complete your application. Only online applications will be accepted.

You may start the application process and save your session in order to return to it at a later time. Please be prepared to upload the following documents:

  • A birth certificate or another type of official document verifying your age 
  • A high-resolution head shot with copyright owned by you
  • Your artistic vitae
  • Your competition repertory (see Repertory)
  • A video recording of Eugène Ÿsaye: Sonata for Violin solo in G major, op. 27 No. 5 – 2nd movement (Danse rustique Allegro giocoso molto moderato)
  • A video recording of a Franz Schubert Duo with piano of your choice. Which would be: Rondo D895, Fantasy D934, Sonata D574, or Sonatinas D384, D385, D408 
  • A recording protocol

Your application must be received no later than April 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (CET). 
We recommend to upload your video-files 10-14 days before the application deadline. This will allow us to contact you in case of any technical issues.