1st Eliminatory Round

In this round each candidate will perform:

a) J. S. Bach

  • Siciliano and Presto from the Sonata no. 1 BWV 1001
  • Sarabande and Gigue from the Partita no. 2 BWV 1004
  • Prelude and Gavotte en Rondeau from the Partita no. 3 BWV 1006, for solo violin.


b) One of the following pieces:

H. Wieniawski:

  • Scherzo and Tarantella, Op. 16
  • Polonesa No 1, op. 4
  • Polonesa in A Major, op. 21

H. Vieuxtemps

  • Ballade et Polonaise Op. 38
  • Tarantella, Op. 22. No. 5

P. de Sarasate:

  • Malagueña No 1, Op. 21
  • Introducción and Tarantella, Op. 43

G. Tartini:

  • Variations on a theme by Corelli (Kreisler)


  • 6 Romanian Dances.

J. de Monasterio

  • Sierra Morena
  • Serenata Andaluza, Op. 2


c) First movement of one of the following sonatas:

W. A. Mozart

  • Sonata in G Major K. 301 nº 18
  • Sonata in E minor K. 304 nº 21

F. Schubert

  • Sonatina in D Major Op. 137 nº 1
2nd Final Round

In this round each candidate will perform:

a) One of the following studies-caprices:

J. P. J. Rode

  • No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 24.

H. Vieniawski

  • Studies-Caprices Op. 18 No. 3 (solo violin version)
  • Studies-Caprices Op. 18 No. 4 (solo violin version)

N. Paganini

  • N0. 13, 16 or 20


b) First movement with cadence (just in case it has a cadence) of one of the following concertos:

R. Kreutzer

  • N0. 13 in D Major
  • No. 19 in D minor

Ch. A. de Bériot

  • No. 3 Op.44 in E minor
  • No. 5 Op. 55 in D Major
  • No. 7 Op. 76 in G Major
  • No. 9 Op. 104 in A minor

F. Mendelssohn

  • Op. 64 in E minor

J. P. J. Rode

  • No. 6 Op. 8 in B Flat Major
  • No. 7 Op. 9 in A minor
  • No. 10 Op. 19 in B minor
  • No. 13 Op. posthumous in F sharp minor

H. Vieniawsky

  • No. 2 Op. 22 in D minor

C. Reinecke

  • Op. 141 in G minor

E. Laló

  • Symphonie espagnole


c) Required Spanish work “Special Prize José Ramón Hevia”:

  • P. de Sarasate: Jota de Pablo Op. 52.

Every contestant should bring their own accompanying pianist. The pianists suggested by the organization in this website can be contacted by the candidates.

All pieces must be performed by heart, except the sonatas for violin and piano.

Every candidate will have the chance to have a rehearsal with their pianist one day before the rounds. The lenght of the rehearsal will depend on the number of candidates and on the pianist´s availability.

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