Dear candidates,

Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the General Administration of the Leonid Kogan International Competition For Young Violinists (4th Edition) has decided to split the Competition in two groups to make sure that young musicians are not negatively impacted by this difficult situation. Furthermore, the age limit for all Categories will be moved to the 31st of December 2020.

Therefore, candidates of the 1st and 2nd Categories will exceptionally perform via online recordings, sending the link of the YouTube uploaded video to the following email address: We would like to kindly remind you that the video/s must be recorded exclusively for the Competition. Please note that the video must clearly show both hands and face of the candidate in one take, fixed angle and no edit or cut, and it is recommended to make a professional or high quality video to ensure the quality of the material presented to the Jury.

Links must be sent before the 25th of June and the decision of the Jury will be communicated before the 5th of July. The candidates of 1st and 2nd categories need to send 80 euros on the Competition’s account. All participating candidates will receive a participation Honor Diploma from the Competition and the laureates will receive an additional Laureate’s Official Diploma. 

The best laureates of the 1st and 2nd Categories chosen by the Jury will be invited to perform at the Gala Concert that will happen on the 30th of October.

Regarding the 3rd and 4th Categories, the deadline to apply for the Competition is the 10th of October and auditions will be postponed to the 24th of October until the 30th of October included. 

We kindly ask all candidates to read carefully the "Rules" section of the website for further information and regularly check in case of any changes.

We are at your service via email for any inquiry.

Thank you for your understanding,

Best wishes,

The Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists General Administration.

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