welcome to the Violin Competition 2024


We are pleased to announce the 74th edition of the Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition 2024 dedicated to violinists, from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, at the Teatro Civico in Vercelli.
The Vercelli International Competition, established in 1950, which in recent decades has consistently celebrated pianists and opera singers, now turns its gaze to violinists on the special recurrence of the bicentenary of Giovan Battista Viotti, the great violinist and composer who was born in the province of Vercelli and died two hundred years ago (1824 – 2024).
Renowned for its history and the excellence of its prizewinners, recognized worldwide, the Viotti Competition will welcome to Vercelli violinists of all nationalities who wish to measure themselves in a high-profile international competition, with the opportunity to perform on a major stage and with the collaboration of musicians of great artistic and professional depth.
The event schedule includes three solo and chamber music musical rounds and the grand finale with the Milan Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 19.
For the winners, in addition to the prizes, the possibility of obtaining engagements for concerts in Italy and abroad.

We invite all young violinists to participate in this outstanding, new competition, offering them the opportunity to perform in front of a jury of international experts and to share their extraordinary talent and love for the music with a passionate audience.


Maria Arsieni, president | Pietro Borgonovo, artistic director