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2019 Competition

The Windsor Festival International String Competition is a biennial event. The next Competition will take place in 2019. Full information will be announced by 1st September 2018. To be the first to find out, please sign up to our mailing list.

Applications

Applications for the 2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition are not yet open. Information will be posted on this page from 1st September 2018, and the closing date for applications for the 2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition will be 1st December 2018.

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Prizes

Prizes for the Sixth Windsor Festival International String Competition were:

First Prize

  • A concerto performance with the competition’s associate orchestra: the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Windsor Festival

  • Solo recording opportunity with Champs Hill Records

  • A fine contemporary bow to the value of £5,000 from Bishop Instruments & Bows

  • A minimum of two recitals, including a concert in Sir William Walton’s home La Mortella, Ischia

  • £5,000 cash prize

Second Prize

  • £2,000 cash prize

Third Prize

  • £1,000 cash prize

International Jury

The Panel of International Jury for the 2019 WFISC will be announced here in due course.

Official Pianists

The Official Pianists for the 2019 WFISC will be announced here in due course. 

All successful WFISC Semi-finalists will perform with their allocated WFISC Official Pianist for all rounds of the competition here in Windsor, UK.

Rules & regulations

The Rules and Regulations for the 2019 WFISC will be announced here on 1st September 2018, together with the publishing of the application information.

FAQs

How do I apply?

Apply online, by follow the instructions in the application section. Or alternatively you can download an application form and post your application to us as directed in the form.

Who can apply?

Violinists, violists and cellists of all nationalities who are no more than 26 years of age and no less than 16 years of age on 1 December 2018.

When does the next competition take place?

March 2019 in Windsor, UK.

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date is 1st December 2018, please note late applications cannot be considered.

Is there an Official Competition Pianist?

Yes, and they will accompany all semi-finalists and finalists in the competition rounds in Windsor.

How are the competitors selected?

Once all applications have been received, the official panel will watch all audition videos and look at all the applications, in order to select the 8 semi-finalists.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Rosemary Taylor, rosemary@martindenny.co.uk

How can I get involved in/help/volunteer for future Windsor Festival International String Competitions?

We have plenty of opportunities for involvement with the Windsor Festival International String Competition .

Can I add my name to a mailing list for information on the competition?

Sign up to our mailing list.