The 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart has taken place from 31 May to 8 June 2019 in Augsburg, Germany.


7 December 2018    
Deadline for applications

By 15 February 2019  
Announcement of the names of the selected candidates
Mailing of the commissioned piece and chamber music piece
11 March 2019       
Latest date for payment of entrance fee

31 May 2019        
Registration at the competition office no later than 12 noon
1.30 pm determination of the playing order by drawing lots
07.00 pm beginning of the opening ceremony

1 – 2 June 2019        
1st Round

3 - 4 June 2019    
2nd Round

5 – 6 June 2019
Orchestra rehearsals
Concerts and masterclass

7 June 2019        

8 June 2019        
Prizewinners’ orchestra concert
Awards ceremony


1. The 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart will take place in Augsburg, Germany from 31 May – 8 June 2019. Augsburg is the birthplace of Leopold Mozart.

2. Violinists of all nationalities born between 8 June 1989 and 30 May 2004 are eligible to participate in the competition.

3. Students, whether current or former, of a member of the jury are not eligible to participate.

4. With his/her signature in the application the participant agrees to the "General Regulations", the "Conditions for Participation" as well as to the rules set out under "Competition Procedure". The decisions of the jury are final and incontestable. Legal recourse is excluded.

5. In case of doubt, the German text is valid.

6. The competition is not liable for any damages.


1. Applications are to be done online.
Online registration as of July 2018.
Application deadline is 7 December 2018.
Late applications will not be accepted.

2. For the online registration please upload the following:

  • Digital, clearly identified audiovisual recordings of the pieces required for the pre-selection

  • Photocopy of passport or ID card (proof of date and place of birth) for verification of the participant’s identity

  • One photo, jpg file, min. resolution 300dpi, not copyrighted

  • Brief curriculum vitae with artistic development/career

  • Two letters of recommendation from the past two years from current or former teacher(s) or from recognized violinists/musicians

All documents not written in German, English or French must be accompanied by a translation in one of the aforementioned languages.

3. Notification of acceptance to the competition and the score of the commissioned piece will be sent by 15 February.

4. Accepted applicants shall confirm their participation. The confirmation is valid on receipt of the registration fee of € 120.00 (free of charge for the recipient) at the latest 11 March 2019

Bank details:
Leopold Mozart Kuratorium Augsburg e.V.
Account no. 0177 774 00
Deutsche Bank AG Augsburg, Bank Sorting Code 720 700 24
IBAN: DE73 7207 0024 0017 7774 00

The registration fee cannot be refunded, should participation be prevented or cancelled.


1.    All approved candidates are requested to report in person to the competition office, Maximilianstr. 59, 86150 Augsburg, producing a valid passport/identity card or an official document proving date and place of birth, not later than 12 noon on 31 May 2019.

2.   On 31 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, the playing order previously determined by drawing lots will be announced. The playing order will remain unchanged until the end of the competition. The jury’s decision about admission to the next round will be announced at the end of each round.

3.    The works listed under “Competition Repertoire” are compulsory. The competition repertoire sent with the participant’s application is final. Subsequent changes are not possible.

4.    As long as a candidate is actively taking part in the competition, he or she should not leave Augsburg without the understanding of the competition management. Each participant is obliged to remain free of any professional obligations or concerts throughout the duration of the competition.

5.    All competition winners, including the spezial prize winners, must accept their prizes in person. Winners are committed to perform at the prizewinners’ concerts without fee. The jury and the artistic director decide on the program of both prizewinners’ concerts. In addition, prizewinners are committed to perform without fee at the opening concert of the following International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart.

6. The prizes/prize money, with the exception of the 1st prize, may be divided.
The jury has the option not to award prizes.
The decision of the jury is indisputable.
The legal process is excluded.

7.    The winner of the MOZARTPRIZE – 1st Prize agrees to an audio(visual) recording made by the company Evil Penguin Records. Repertoire, recording location and recording dates will be agreed upon by all parties involved. The organizers of the competition in co-operation with Evil Penguin Records are responsible for the production, usage and commercialization of the CD. This includes all means of utilization (audio/-visual data media, print and online media, radio/TV broadcast, online streaming and download). No fee will be paid for the recording, production, utilization and commercialization of the CD and the prize winner assigns all necessary rights to the organizers of the competition free of charge.

8.    All participants agree to any audio-visual recording of all public events of the competition. The organizers have the right to exploit these recordings commercially and non-commercially, also through third parties, at any time. This includes all means of exploitation (audio-visual data media, print and online media, radio/TV broadcast, online streaming and download). All participants assign all necessary audiovisual rights to the organizers of the competition free of charge. No fee will be paid for any recording or further use.

9.  While in Augsburg, participants must be available at all times for individual marketing and PR activities of the organizer. These will be scheduled locally and in good time.

10.    An official piano accompanist is available to the candidate upon request. The candidate’s official accompanist will be assigned when the playing order is established. Candidates wishing to bring their own accompanist may do so at their own expense.

11.    Accommodation for participants in private family homes in Augsburg will be provided free of charge. The competition office will provide a list of reasonable hotels for participants, pianists and other accompanying persons – payable by the persons themselves. Travel expenses are not reimbursed by the competition, nor are meals provided

12. Augsburg is located in southern Germany between Munich and Stuttgart. Airports: Munich (approx. 60 minutes) or Stuttgart (approx. 120 minutes). There are regular trains between Munich-Augsburg and Stuttgart-Augsburg. By car: directly on freeway A8.