Category: Violin, Viola
Date: October 7 to 14, 2015
Named after the renowned violinist and music educator Max Rostal, the competition originally takes place annually in his hometown- Bern, Switzerland. Since 2009, Berlin University of Arts has become host of the event after Bern Conservatory. Featuring both violin and viola disciplines every year, the event aims to follow Rostal’s passion in supporting young musicians. Candidates are judged according to their musicality, interpretation, stylistic sense and charisma. A high technical level is naturally required, but is not the defining goal. Atop sponsorships and performance opportunities, laureates will be awarded various sets of Pirastro strings of own choice as encouragement.