63rd Kocian Violin Competition 2021 will take place online on the date as originaly stipulated.

01. 01. 1970

Given the COVID-19 situation, the competition will be based on video recordings send via Youtube channel.

Results will be published on Friday, May 7th 2021.

The deadline for application submition is February 28th 2021.

Organization rules for 63rd Kocian Violin Competition

Given the nature of this year competition all categories will have one round only.

Contestants will submit their video recording as two entries (1st entry = compulsory composition without the study, 2nd entry = free program in duration of time limit for each category. The time limit is for playing only – excludes e.g. tuning between pieces). The deadline for recording submition is April 30th 2021.

Each video must be performed by the applicant, in one take without any interruptions, same as during live performance (including the optional tuning of the violin). No moving of the camera, no additional editations or alterations are allowed. Performers’ hands and face has to be visible during the entire performance.

One set of score points will be awarded for both videos together.

All compositions must be played from memory, obvious breach of this rule is a reason for disqualification. If playing a Concerto as a free program, it is possible to shorten the piano part in introduction or in interlude. 

Contestants must ensure good audio quality of the recording, as this one is part of the evaluation.

All entries of every contestant will be made public on YouTube after the final results are announced.

Feedback from jury members will be available via email upon request.

The registration fee of 60 EUR is part of the application and it is not refundable.

Detailed informations about recordings:
Video should be recorded horizontaly and uploaded on Youtube as Unlisted video.
Title: Kocian Violin Competition 2021, name of the contestant, category.
Description: Name of the contestant, category, city/country, name(s) of piece(s).
Kindly send the links with your videos to the following email address:, the deadline for the submission is April 30th 2021.

Lenka Lipenska
competition director