April 27, 2012 at 10:26 PMThe Queen Elisabeth Competition (the yearly Olympic games for violin, piano, singing and composition) starts on April 30 in Brussels, Belgium. It will not be held in the conservatory for 1st round and semi's, but somewhere else, in Flagey Studio4 in Brussels. This year is the 75th anniversary of the competition. After a DVD-selection of 162 applicants, 88 candidates have been selected to participate in the first public round. As some candidates have withdrawn (10), there are 78 participants : 28 nationalities - 39 women - 39 men - *double nationality
Here the order of performance, which just went up online: The order of play of 1st round in the first week.
In the second week you can follow the competition live, and you can see it back with Video On Demand (VOD). The website of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition has changed and has sometimes connection problems.
Here the the Wikipedia page for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
For the first round, the participants have to play three Paganini Caprices; Bach sonate; and one movement from the relatively unknown violin concerto by Robert Schumann.
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