Competition terms


The First Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition will take place in Lviv, (Ukraine) during the period of October 24th to November 3th, 2013. The founder of the competition is the Ukrainian NGO “Artistic association ‘World of Classical Music’”.

Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 28 on the opening day of the competition. Registration of accepted participants will take place on October 24th, 2013, at the premises of the Organizing Committee.

The drawing of lots will take place at the same location on October 25, 2013.

Conditions and application deadlines:


An unedited DVD recording including the following selections

  1. Bach. Partita № 1 in B minor BWW1002 for solo Violin (Allemande, Double) or (Tempo di Borea, Double)
  2. Mozart. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K218 (First Movement) or Mozart. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K219 (First Movement)
  3. Paganini. One Caprice op. 1

Winners of international competitions, members of the EMCY or WFIMC (World Federation Of International Music Competitions), are allowed to participate without pre-selection. In this case, instead of DVD-recording must be attached to the application documents confirming participation in the competitions that are members of EMCY or WFIMC (World Federation Of International Music Competitions).

The candidates recording should be unedited and in DVD format, recorded in the time period of 01.06.2012 to 15.09.2013. Each individual work should be fully recorded, on one track from beginning to end, with no audio or video editing. However, individual works may be recorded on different days.

The DVD recordings will be reviewed by a qualified jury invited by the Organizing Committee of the competition.

The following documents:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s passport or birth certificate for proof of age;
  2. Two colour photographs, preferably in digital format (resolution 300 dpi), including one close up photo (size 13×15) suitable for publication;
  3. Copies of diplomas and awards received in other competitions;
  4. A letter of recommendation from a distinguished violin performer or teacher;
  5. A brief biography of the applicant;

Entry fee

In addition to the application, each participant must pay a non-refundable entrance fee of 100 Euro. Participants must pay the fee into the account of the GO “MO “Svit klasychnoyi muzyky” (Lviv).

Account details:

Beneficiary’s name: GO “MO “Svit klasychnoyi muzyky”
Beneficiary’s account (IBAN): 26005053810214
Correspondent account 6231605145
Details of payment: The entry fee for the competition

Submitting your application materials:

Applicants wishing to submit their application electronically should send materials to:  (application form.doc, application form.pdf)

Applicants wishing to submit their application via postal mail should send all materials to:

48/4, Iv. Franka str.

Please note that all materials should be received electronically or arrive in the competition office by SEPTEMBER 15, 2013. Applications that are not received by this date will not be accepted.

The review of the candidates applications will be completed and candidates will be informed of their participation in the competition no later than SEPTEMBER 20, 2013.

Materials submitted to the competition will not be returned. The Organising Committee will send each applicant an acknowledgement that their application has been received. Incomplete applications or those sent without the above documents will not be accepted.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to request additional material for a candidate’s application.

All information posted on the official website is correct at the time of publication. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes if circumstances demand it, but not during the last two months before the competition. Any dispute or misunderstanding regarding the rules and regulations of the competition will be resolved using the Ukrainian version.

Insurance and other documents:

Contestants and their accompanists must provide insurance for themselves and their instruments throughout the period of the competition. Upon entry to Ukraine, each participant is required to declare their instrument and show supporting documents of ownership to the Ukrainian customs authorities. If a participant plays a rented instrument of high value, appropriate documents certifying their right of use must be provided.

Applicants who have been invited to attend the competition and reside in a county which requires a visa for entry into Ukraine should contact their nearest Embassy (Consulate) of Ukraine to apply for a visa. The Organising Committee does not provide any type of insurance for contestants, their accompanists and other persons accompanying them.

Prizes and awards:

The Organising Committee of the Competition has created four prizes and five special awards for participants:

Grand Prix — 20 thousand euros.

1st prize — 15 thousand euros.

2nd prize — 10 thousand euros.

3rd prize — 7 thousand euros.

5 special awards for 1 thousand euro.

Depending on the results of the judging process the jury has the right to not award all of the prizes or to divide them between competitors (with the exception of the Grand Prix). Each participant reaching the II-round will be awarded with an honorary diploma marking them as a participant of an international competition. With the consent of the Organizing Committee, additional prizes may be created by other national, commercial, public or artistic organisations, whether Ukrainian or foreign. Such prizes must be coordinated with the Organizing Committee before the start of the Competition.

The finalists of the competition and their accompanists are obliged to take part in the closing ceremony and the prize winners’ gala concert. In agreement with the Organizing Committee, the winner (Grand Prix) and the laureates of the first three prizes are obliged to participate in two concerts during the 2nd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, for which they will not receive financial reimbursement.

The Competition closing ceremony, awards presentation and prize winners’ gala concert will be held on November 03, 2013.

Order of competition:

The competition has three rounds: I; II; III (final).

Every round of the competition is open to the public. All works must be performed from memory, with the exception of the works by Schnittke, Karabyts, and Barkauskas performance in the I round, sonata performance in the II round and the Myroslav Skoryk concerto in the final round.

The performance order of the I round is determined by a drawing of lots and is kept throughout the duration of the competition. The order of performance may be changed by the jury only in exceptional circumstances involving sickness, injury or force majeure.

During the competition all participants are provided with the services of an official accompanist, including one rehearsal before the I and II round. Participants reaching the final round will have one rehearsal with the orchestra. Candidates may come to the competition with their own accompanist. Before each round, contestants will be given a rehearsal room and also time in the concert hall for an acoustic rehearsal.

All rounds of the competition may be recorded for future broadcast and production on audio and video media. Contestants are obliged to sign a document which confirms the absence of claims, including those of financial compensation, for any of the competition materials used by the Organizing Committee and its authorised representatives.

Contact between competitors and members of the jury is strictly prohibited for the duration of the competition. Any violation of this rule will result in disqualification from the competition. The results of the jury’s deliberation will be announced at the end of each round of the competition. The decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to correspondence.

Program of the competition:

Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Partita No.1 in B minor for solo Violin, BWV 1002
  • Allemande, Double
  • Tempo di Borea, Double

2. Niccolò Paganini. A caprice Op. 1 (Excluding Nos. 14, 16, 20)

3. Henryk Wieniawski. An étude Op. 10, “L’Ecole Moderne”

4. A work for solo Violin from the following:

  • Alfred Schnittke.  «A Paganini»
  • Vytautas Barkauskas. Partita, Op. 12
  • Ivan Karabyts. Musician

1. A first movement from the following Concerti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

  • Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218  or
  • Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

2. One of virtuoso pieces chosen by participant:

Eugène Ysaÿe
—  Sonata for Solo Violin No.3 or No.6  Op.27
Maurice Ravel
— Tzigane;
Henryk Wieniawski
— Scherzo-Tarantella, Op. 16;
— Polonaise in D major, Op. 4 або A major, Op. 21;
— Variations on an original theme, Op. 15;
Pablo de Sarasate
— Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43;
— Caprice Basque, Op. 24;
— Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25;
Niccolò Paganini
— La Campanella (arr. Fritz Kreisler);
— Moses Fantasy;
— Variations on ‘I Palpiti’, Op. 13 (arr. Fritz Kreisler);
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
— Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34;
Camille Saint-Saëns
— Havanaise, Op. 83;
— Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28;
— Etude in the form of a Waltz, Op. 52 No. 6 (arr. Eugene Ysaÿe)

3. One of the following Sonatas for Violin and Piano:

Ludwig van Beethoven:
— Sonata No.5 in F Major, Op. 24
— Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op. 30, No.1
— Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op. 30, No.2
Johannes Brahms:
— Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op. 78
— Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op. 108
Sergei Prokofiev:
— Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op. 80
— Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis
Edvard Grieg:
— Sonata No.2 in G Major, Op. 13
Maurice Ravel:
— Sonata in G Major
Boris Lyatoshynsky:
—  Sonata Op.19

1. Myroslav Skoryk. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2

2. One of the following Concerti for Violin and Orchestra:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven. Concerto in D Major,  Op.61
  • Johannes Brahms. Concerto in D Major,  Op.77
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Concerto in D Major,  Op.35
  • Max Bruch.   Scottish Fantasy, Op.46
  • Camille Saint-Saëns.   Concerto No.3  in B minor, Op.61
  • Sergei Prokofiev.  Concerto No.2  in G minor, Op.63

Music by

       is available on official website of Oleh Krysa Competition

Concerto М. Skoryk O.Krysa edition  and 

(Myroslav Skoryk. Violin Concerto #2 Oleh Krysa, Violin, Nevada Symphony, Virko Baley, Conductor

Las Vegas, November 14, 1989, World Premiere, Live)


Chairman of the jury – Oleh Krysa, Internationally renowned violinist.
The members of the international jury will be announced before the opening of competition.

Accommodation and transportation:

Participants and their accompanists should arrive at the competition at their own expense. During the competition the Organizing Committee will help arrange accommodation (hotels, hostels, apartments) for the participants and their accompanists:

  1. Single rooms — 25 euros
  2. Double — 30 euros
  3. “Deluxe” — from 40 euros

The Organizing Committee are ready reserve hotels in Lviv on request.

Competition headquarters:

48/4, Iv. Franka str.
Lviv, Ukraine 79005
P: +38 032 261- 61- 64
P: +38 093 244 – 32 – 92
P: +38 067 672 – 66 – 77
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