International Balys Dvarionas Competition now live on the Internet


The 10th International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists is already in full speed. The second round starts on Wednesday, 27th of April.

Everyone who cannot come to the auditions in Vilnius may watch the livestream of the 2nd round on the official competition website, The April 27th livestream for group C pianists begins at 12 p.m (Lithuanian time). The group C violinists can be viewed from 12:30 a.m. On the 28th livestreams begin at 9:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. for groups A and B of pianists and violinists, respectively (Lithuanian time).

The competition, which is being held for the 10th time this year, has attracted participants from 23 countries. The competing musicians come not only from Europe, but also from the USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Israel and central Asia. Thirty young Lithuanian performers have been selected for the international competition during the National Balys Dvarionas competition in February. The participants are divided into three age categories. The first two rounds are taking place at Balys Dvarionas Music School and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and the finalists will be invited to perform at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic hall.

The prize fund of the competition is 26 000 euros. It will be shared by winners of the Grand Prix, laureates and special prize winners. There is an emphasis on the winners’ concert activity and improvement of professional skill: post-competition concerts of laureates are being organized.

This year you are invited to vote for your favorite performer at the news site

The conclusive events of the competition – the finals and a concert of laureates will take place at the the Lithuanian National Philharmonic hall: on the 29th at 5 p.m. and on the 30th at 12 p.m. The young talents will be sharing the stage with the National symphonic orchestra, conducted by Modestas Barkauskas, who has been awarded with the “Golden Stage Cross” this year.

Balys Dvarionas Competition is under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite.

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