The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2022 - VIOLA
30. April - 1. May 2022, Dusseldorf
The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Viola 2022 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.
We will conduct all of our scheduled competitions online via video. The final rounds will be published on YouTube, FaceBook and/or Instagram on the set dates – and of course the names of the three best instrumentalists, singers or ensembles. Certificates and prizes will be sent to the winners.
The competition is organized by International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, Flingerstr. 1, 40213 Düsseldorf.
Vassili Voronin, born in St. Petersburg in 1980, graduated with distinction from the violin class of Prof. Antonina Kazarina at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory there. At the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, he completed his concert exam with Prof. Ariadne Daskalakis and then worked as an assistant in her class for two years. He studied chamber music and string quartet with Prof. Hatto Beyerle at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover and then completed his musical education with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Vassili Voronin has won prizes at international competitions. In 2006 he made his debut with his quartet at the Berlin Philharmonie and has since performed in numerous European countries, including the Stockholm Philharmonie and the Palau de la Musica in Valencia. Since 2011 he has been first violinist with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2012 he has been teaching violin and chamber music at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Düsseldorf.
Yuri Bondarev, born in St. Petersburg, switched to the viola after studying violin at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and was accepted into the class of Prof. Tatjana Masurenko at the Leipzig Academy of Music, where he also took his concert exam. Regular solo and chamber music performances have taken him to Austria, Italy, France, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Japan. He has played in various ensembles including the Vienna Musikverein, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Milan Conservatory, the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Tonhalle Düsseldorf.
He gained his first important orchestral experience with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Kurt Masur, Daniel Harding, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Christopher Hogwood, Herbert Blomstedt and others. Since 2009 he has played as deputy principal violist with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2012 he has been teaching violin, viola and chamber music at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Düsseldorf.
Secretary of the general Party branch of the orchestral department, Professor of Viola and doctoral supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of music, young backbone teacher of Shanghai Conservatory of music, and chief professor of Shangyin King United College. In 2002, he graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of music with a master’s degree in Viola. In recent years, he has been invited to set up professional courses, lectures and master classes at Yang Xiutao School of music of National University of Singapore, Bard University Conservatory of music, China Central Conservatory of music, and music bridge of Royal mountain Conservatory of music in Canada. He was employed as a resident artist (Professor) by Curtis Conservatory of music in 2014-2015 and 2018-2019, and was a guest teacher of the Royal Conservatory of music (RCM) Give.
In recent years, he has won the Shanghai gardener award, He Luting Foundation Award, Shanghai outstanding teacher award for literary and art talents, the first prize of principal award of Shanghai Conservatory of music, Shanghai Tang Junyuan outstanding teacher award, Shanghai Xuhui District Education System “Horse Award”, Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal winner, etc.
The teaching students have won many awards in international competitions in recent years, mainly including the first prize in muravensky International string competition in Russia in 2016, the first place in the 62nd Washington International string competition in April 2015, the third place in the 9th Johansen International string competition in Washington in March 2015, and the young artists selection competition in New York in November 2014 In June 2014, he won the best Concerto performance award in the international Viola competition of primrose, USA; the best student award of the Verbier Festival in Switzerland in July 2013; and Lionel, UK, in March 2013 He won the first prize in the international Viola competition (tertis); the first prize in the music bridge chamber music competition of Royal mountain Conservatory of music in July 2012; the first place in the 8th Johansen International string competition in Washington, USA in March 2012; the best Bach performance award of American primrose international Viola competition in June 2011; In 2009, it won the second place in the 7th Johansen International string competition in Washington, USA; the first place in the national Viola competition in 2007; and the second place in the 6th Johansen International string competition in Washington, USA in 2006.
As the first author, he has published a number of academic papers in important academic journals at home and abroad, including national music, symphony, Yuefu Xinsheng, people’s music and music research. An academic monograph about 300000 words has been published: the art of Viola performance and teaching exploration. A large number of teaching materials have been published, such as: the training repertoire of student Chamber Orchestra and 41 Capriccios for Viola by campanulli. Meanwhile, a large number of demonstration audio products have been recorded, such as the Viola Solo of Professor Xu Mengdong’s Symphony Fantasia — for Viola and Orchestra published by people’s Music Publishing house and people’s music electronic audio and video publishing house; Shanghai Conservatory of music The works of Viola in China published by the publishing house and some pieces in the selected Viola Concerto published by Shanghai Conservatory of music press.
- 1st Prize - 1000 € or viola bow as loan for one year
- 2nd Prize - 750 € or viola bow as loan for one year
- 3rd Prize - 500 € or viola bow as loan for one year
- The International Anton Rubinstein Violin Competition 2022 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein and will take place It will take place online on 30th April to 1st May, 2022.
- Violist of all nationalities and ages may take part in this competition.
- The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the Jury will decide the winners.
- Both rounds will be completed via video link on YouTube. The results of the first round will be announced by email on April, 1st, 2022.
- The final rounds will be published on YouTube, FaceBook and/or Instagram on the respective dates.
- The final round of the competition is public on the web.
- A maximum of 16 candidates will be advanced to the final. This decision will be made by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, using the recordings from the first round.
- In the first and final rounds may freely choose by the candidate, but must be max. 30 minutes long.
- The final results will be announced on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 with email.
- With their registration, participants authorize the organizer, i.e. the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, to use all photo, video and audio material of the competition at its discretion.
- The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
- With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
- Registration Deadline: March, 25th 2022
- Registration fee: 75€ before February, 25th 2022 and 100 € thereafter. Payment must be made into one of the two bank accounts provided and should indicate the full name of the competitor as well as the keyword „Violin Competition“.
- The registration fee is non-refundable.
Rental of instruments
The Academy will loan valuable instruments and bows to interested finalists.
Items currently available:
- Italian viola by Nicola Utili, Castel Bolognese
- Italian viola by Biagio Caruana Marsigliese, Rome
- German viola bows by Hanns-Karl Schmidt, Dresden
- German viola bows by Paul Nürnberger, Markneukirchen
Monthly fees will be
50.00 € per bow
100.00 € to 150.00 € per viola
Finalists interested in a loan should contact violin maker Rodolfo Angilletta ahead of the contest.