September 25, 2020    to   March 25, 2021

Between September 26 and October 9, 2021 the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover will be held for the eleventh time. The competition takes place every three years in Hanover, Germany and is hosted by Stiftung Niedersachsen. In 2021, the competition is seeking applicants from all nations who were born between October 10, 1989 and September 26, 2005.

The application phase starts on September 25, 2020 and will conclude on March 25, 2021. The procedure will be announced on September 25, 2020.

Application procedure

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
  • A recording protocol


Your application must be received no later than March 25, 2021 at midnight (CET). 
Please upload the video files no later than 14 days before the application deadline. This will allow us to contact you in case of any technical issues.