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Prochaines dates : 20, 23 et 26 juillet 2019 à 22h

Prochaines dates : 20, 23 et 26 juillet 2019 à 22h


Young Talent Contest


Bandeau concour jeune talent

Un Violon sur le Sable (Violin on the Sand) and partner Baume & Mercier present the 2014 Young Talent Contest, sponsored by the virtuose violinist Nemanja Radulovic.

The Contest is open to formally trained French and European violinists between the ages of 15 and 25 years old. This contest is oriented toward the discovery and promotion of young talent by professionals in the sector and by the general public.

Each year, Un Violon sur le Sable festival hosts prestigious guests: musicians from the Symphony Orchestra of Violin on the Sand, many coming directly from the Opera of Paris Orchestra and other national and international branches, accompanied by international soloists.


As of the 1st of September 2013, candidates will be invited to post videos on Youtube.

They will be asked to play one mandatory piece and one solo piece of their choice.
Candidates must present videos via Youtube of each of the two works: :

  • A concerto movement of the violin repertoire (Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Chostakovitch, etc…) with piano or orchestral accompaniment.
  • A solo piece chosen by the candidate to demonstrate his/her artistic abilities and qualities. The solo piece must not exceed 10 minutes.

The Violin on the Sand artistic committee (composed of musicians from the Opera of Paris and the Violin on the Sand orchestra director), will select 6 to 10 candidates to participate in the second phase of the selections

Finale 2014

The 6 to 10 chosen candidates will be invited to audition in public in the context of A Violin on the Town 2014. Members of the jury will determine the winner.


Following the selections, during Violin on the Town 2014, the winning candidate will be awarded :

  • A Baume & Mercier wrist watch
  • A Baume & Mercier grant of 3000Euros
  • Participation in the musical season “Young Interpreters” France Music
  • Invitation to play at Violin on the Sand 2015, accompanied by the symphony orchestra and 40,000 spectators!



Registration to the Contest is now accessible until April 30st 2014


Contest Sponsor

Nemanja Radulovic