Prizes and competitions

Paganini Prize

The Paganini Prize is an international violin competition held in Genoa, the birthplace of violinist Niccolò Paganini.

During the various stages, the competitors, by performing the pieces selected from those indicated in the musical programme of the call for participation, must highlight their personalities and musical skills, proving their acclaimed artistic and technical abilities, respecting Paganini’s text and original aesthetic and stylistic style, performing pieces of high difficulty for solo violin – such as the 24 Capricci – with piano accompaniment and – in the final stage – playing with the orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.