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General Information

Every three years, the ‘International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover’ excites audi- ences, bringing the international violin elite to Hanover. 39 exceptionally gifted violinists from around the world will present themselves in this year’s competition between October 11 and 27.


Impression JJV

October 27, 2018

JJV concludes with dazzling 

Dmytro Udovychenko receives Audience Award and JJV Community Award, Cosima Soulez  Larivière receives Special Prize for Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work Hauch


Prize Winners´

October 26, 2018

1. Prize Winner: Timothy Chooi 

In the anniversary edition of the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition, the first prize in the amount of € 50,000 goes to Timothy Chooi. The award includes the loan of a valuable Guadagnini violin, courtesy of Fritz Behrens Foundation, as well as international debut performance opportunities and the worldwide distribution of a CD.

1. Prize Winner: Timothy Chooi

22. Oktober 2018

Geigenvirtuosen konzertieren in Niedersachsen

Der Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerb zu Gast in Agathenburg, Bad Pyrmont, Cuxhaven, Emden, Haselünne, Helmstedt, Holzminden, Langwedel, Neuenkirchen und Wallenhorst-Rulle.

Veranstaltungsorte Zu Gast in Niedersachsen

Oktober 21, 2018

Finalists of the JJV 2018

Six participants from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine will be performing in the final concerts of this year’s 10th edition of the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition. 


Finalists JJV 2018

October 18, 2018

12 semifinalists announced

12 of the 32 participants advanced into the semifinal round of the ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hanover‹. Timothy Chooi, Leonard Fu, Rennosuke Fukuda, Yuichiro Fukuda, Mayumi Kanagawa, Cosima Soulez Larivière, Anna Lee, Youjin Lee, Mathilde Milwidsky, Seiji Okamoto, Olga Šroubková and Dmytro Udovychenko won over the international jury in two preliminary rounds.


Semifinalists JJV 2018

October 11, 2018

Performance order drawn

The performance order for the 10th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hanover has been determined. A random draw determined the order in which candidates were called to the stage to choose one of the golden envelopes containing their number.


Teilnehmende des JJV2018

October 9, 2018

More than 20 concerts

On October 11, the 10th Joseph Joachim Violin Competition will be opened by Stiftung Niedersachsen. 33 excellent young musicians from 15 different countries will present themselves to audiences and an international jury. They will compete for a total of Euro 140,000 in monetary awards, valuable non-monetary prizes, and the chance of an international career. As part of the competition season, over 20 concerts will take place in Hanover until October 27, making the state capital into a violin capital for 16 days.


PR 9.10.2018

July 16, 2018

Participants nominated

The participants for the 2018 International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hanover have now been chosen. Based on submitted DVD recordings, an international preselection jury has selected 39 violinists who are now intensively preparing for the competition.


Press release July 16, 2018

May 15, 2018

Last chance to apply

Gifted young violinists wanting to apply for one of the sought-after spots in the 10th Joseph Joachim Violin Competition need to hurry: Applications will close on May 30, 2018.


Press release May 15, 2018

February 13, 2018

A competition season par excellence

Between October 11 and 27, 2018, the world’s finest young violinists will gather in Hanover, Germany, for the 10th edition of the renowned Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition. The anniversary season, hosted by Stiftung Niedersachsen, will include a special concert series: starting on March 6, all former First Prize Winners will return to the place that marked the starting point on their road to international success. 


Press release February 13, 2018

December 6, 2017

Worldwide call for applications

Over 1,500 recipients – among them professors, conservatories, and universities all over the world – have been contacted by Stiftung Niedersachsen with information pertaining to the upcoming season of the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition.

Press release December 6, 2017