Sunday, April 7, 2019

  • Starting at noon (individual time slots will be assigned)

Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass players up to age 19

  • Residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin ONLY.
  • Competition NOT open to the public.
  • Previous winners not allowed to win the same division a second time.

St. Thomas University

Brady Educational Center, 2115 Summit Ave, St.Paul, MN 55105


  • Junior Division winner: solo appearance with the Minnesota Sinfonia
  • Senior Division winner: solo appearance with the Minnesota Sinfonia AND Claire Givens Violins’ $500 cash prize

2019 Competition Information

Junior Division

Up to age 14 (birthdate on or after 1/1/05)

  • All repertoire is acceptable
  • Junior Division winner will perform with the Sinfonia at an upcoming concert

Senior Division

Up to age 19 (birthdate on or after 1/1/2000)

  • Choose from the approved repertoire below (Additional repertoire may be acceptable, please inquire)
  • First Place Prize: $500 Claire Givins Violins Prize and a solo performance with the Sinfonia

DEADLINE to register: March 25, 2019

Registration Fee: $25

For both divisions (nonrefundable). Sliding scale fee available, thanks to a grant from The Firefly Scientists’ Foundation. Call us for details: 612-871-1701


Or  download and complete paper YAC-application-2019

Mail completed paper registration with payment to:
Minnesota Sinfonia
901 N. Third St., Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55401

2019 Senior Division Approved Repertoire List


Mozart: Concerti III, IV or V, mvts I or III
Haydn: Concerti in C or G, mvts I or III
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, mvt III
Beethoven: Romances in F or G
Dvorak: Romance in f minor, op 11
Dvorak: Concerto in a minor, mvt I or II
Bach: Concerti in a minor or E, mvts I or III
Saint Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Saint Saens: Havanaise
Bruch: Violin Concerto, mvt l or lll
Sarasate: Intro and Tarantella
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor, mvt I or III
Vivaldi: any of the 4 seasons
Vieuxtemps: Concerto No. 5
Svendson: Romance
Sarasate: Gypsy Airs
Paganini: Concerto No. 1, movt I or III
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Monti: Czardas


Hindemith: Trauer Music
Telemann: Concerto, all mvts
Handel: Concerto, all mvts
J.C. Bach: Concerto, all mvts
Carl Stamitz: Concerto, mvts I or III
Bruch: Romance
von Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo
Hoffmeister: Concerto, mvts I or III


Haydn: Concerti in C or D, mvts I or III
Dvorak: Waldesruhe
Boccherini/Gruetzmacher: Concerto, mvt I or III
Faure: Elegy
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Vivaldi: Concerto in G, P.120
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in A, mvt I
C.P.E. Bach, Cpmcerto in c minor, movt III
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto, mvt l or lll
Saint Saens: Concerto No. 1, mvt l or lll
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso
Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile
Elgar: Elegy
Boccherini: sonata for cello and strings
Dvorak, Rondo op. 94
Frescobaldi (arr. Gaspar Cassado) Toccataz


Dragonetti: Concerto, mvt I or III
Dittersdorf: Concerto in E, mvt I or III
Vanhal: Concerto in E, mvt I or III
Bloch: Prayer
Couperin: Suite
Bruch: Kol Nidre
Koussevitzky: concerto


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