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.
- 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.