The purpose of the Competition is to discover new talent, to enrich the musical experience and competence of the participants and to encourage and support prize-winners in their future career.
The next competition will take place from August to 22nd to 29th, 2017.
2013 Edition Review:
The 24 shortlisted candidates selected by the pre-selection jury met in Sion for the three qualifiying rounds, including one of chamber music and a concert given by the three finalists.
The three violinists, accompanied by the Lausanne chamber Orchestra and conducted by Jesús López Cobos, all performed a piece specially written by the Chinese composer Guo Wenjing, before playing a concerto of their own choice to the large audience present at the Grand Finale, held in the air base in Sion. This concert was recorded by the Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2.
The three very promising young prize winners (Sunao Goko, Liya Petrova et Eimi Wakui) have joined the long list of violinists of international renown who have been successful in Sion since 1967, notably Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Boris Kuschnir Vadim Repin in the Tibor Varga television competition and Paul Huang and Marianna Vasileva in the Sion Valais competition.