Yesterday the 2nd International Violin Competition CullerArts was presented at Longoria Palace in Madrid, the headquarters of SGAE (Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers). Organized by the Cullera Town Hall and with maestro Cristóbal Soler as music director, this competition opens up a new pathway for composers by incorporating a composition award.

The second edition will consist of an eliminatory round where participants will play for 10 minutes each. They will have to perform one Paganini Capriccio of their choice and a slow movement of a Sonata or Partita by J. S. Bach. There will only be eight participants at the semifinal and they will have to play virtuosic works with piano accompaniment (this round will be opened to the general public). The three finalists will perform their own works accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Valencia.

Violinists from around the world aged 17 and 27 can participate in this competition. The registration period will be between February 17th and May 30th 2020. Applications and required documents (see will be sent to                                                              Michael Thallium


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