POLAND

MISSION

Our mission focuses around the promotion of the art of violin making. We would like to encourage students and professional violin makers to present their achievements and share their innovative stylistic solutions.

VISION

We aim to provide students and professional violin makers with a creative space for knowledge sharing; a centre for new ideas, international cooperation and shaping the future of the art of violin making.

EDUCATION

We believe in educating new generations of violin makers. We encourage especially students to participate in the Competition and listen to interesting lectures during the International Symposium.

3 DISTINCT CATEGORIES

CATEGORY A

This category is a direct continuation of the National Violin Making Competition and is open to professional violin makers who are citizens of Poland. In this category, participants will present a 4/4 violin in a standard form. For more information, please read Rules and Regulations.

CATEGORY B

This category is entirely new in our Competition. It is directed at students and recent graduates of violin making schools and it is open to all nationalities! Students in this category will present a 4/4 violin in a standard form. For more information, please read Rules and Regulations.

CATEGORY C

This category is called ‘OPEN’! We encourage both students and professional violin makers of all nationalities to submit a violin with an original and innovative shape, form or material. The violin must be playable with standard stop length and tuning. Show the world your creativity!

application deadline

10 september 2019

APPLY NOW!

For more information on the application process
please read Rules and Regulations.

"To be able to speak about violins, one needs to get to know them from inside"

Włodzimierz Kamiński

meet our jury

Jan Bartoś

Luthier
Paris, France

Gert Schrijvers

Luthier
Hasselt, Belgium

Alessandro Voltini

Luthier
Cremona, Italy

Mariusz Derewecki

Violinist
Poznań, Poland

Marcin Krupa

Luthier
Poznań, Poland

Anna Wandtke

Violinist
Gdańsk, Poland

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

 

On the last day of the Competition we will be able to listen to European experts during the International Violin Making Symposium. Our guest speakers will give lectures and share their knowledge and experience in the field of violin making. The organisers would like to invite everyone to listen, ask questions and discuss their ideas, creating together a new quality of knowledge sharing.

 

Contact

For any inquiries please email

contact@kaminskicompetition.com