General Provisions

I. The Odesa International Violin Competition will be held in Odesa (Ukraine) from 7 to 13 May, 2021 at the Odesa National Music Academy named after A.V. Nezhdanova and at the Odesa Philharmonic.

II. The competition is co-organized by the NGO “Cultural Platform”.

Terms of participation

I. The competition is open to violinists of any country of at least 16 and not more than 28 years of age at the time of the opening of the competition (7 May 2021).

Travel and living expenses

I. The participants and their pianists are responsible for arranging their travel and accommodation at their own expense.

II. Each participant is obliged to declare their instrument to the customs authorities when entering Ukraine. If a competitor is playing on a rented high value instrument, they must have an appropriate document confirming their right to use it.


I. The competition consists of three rounds.

II. All rounds of the competition are open to the public.

III. The order of performances of the participants in the first round is determined by draw lot and is maintained throughout the competition.

IV. During the competition, the participants are given one rehearsal with the pianist and one rehearsal with the orchestra. Participants can come to the competition with their own pianist.

V. The participants will be given rehearsal classes and acoustic rehearsal time before each round on the stage of the concert hall.

VI. The results of each round of the competition are announced after its completion.

VII. All prize winners must participate in the final gala concert of the competition on May 13, 2021.


I. The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes, but also to split prizes between competitors (except the first prize).

II. A jury member does not have the right to vote for a participant who is or was their student.

III. The jury has the right to stop the participant’s performance if the program executed by them exceeds the time limits.

IV. The vote of the jury chairman, with the same number of points, is casting.

V. The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to appeal.

Media rights

I. The competition reserves the right to photograph, record, shoot, broadcast any part of the competition. All rights, including the further using of the materials, belong to the competition. The competition has no financial obligations to the competitors for the using of the materials received.