International String Connections 2021-22 Competition and Conference

On May 8th, 2022 competitors and instructors from around the world will meet online to 1) hear the results of the International String Connections 2021-22 performance COMPETITION and 2) to take part in a CONFERENCE featuring performances, scholarly presentations, and discussions.

This event’s overall purpose is to create a lively network of international string connections – colleagues and students – in an exchange of pedagogical/musical knowledge and demonstration of performance skills.

The COMPETITION will take place through video submissions and is free of charge (please register here). Each competitor will submit 2 contrasting pieces or movements (Youtube videos), with accompaniment as needed. These recordings will be accepted until midnight on April 15, 2022. 

We welcome in the solo categories participants in violin, viola, cello, double-bass, harp, and guitar from 5 to 25 years of age. We are also pleased to introduce this year two new categorieschamber group with strings (with or without winds) and string orchestra.

This competition-conference is by invitation, and we encourage previous participants to invite others who could benefit from this event. The participating instructors are invited to serve as adjudicators for the competition (however, they will not adjudicate their own students).

Instructors are also invited to present on a topic of their choice at the CONFERENCE, via a pre-recorded video presentation (up to about 10 minutes) made available before May 8th, 2022. Discussion about each of these presentations will take place on May the 8th, following the announcement of competition results.

Instructors are also invited to share links to videos of their own performances, which will be posted on this website.

Last year’s inaugural competition featured many video performances by established artist-teachers and their students, from Ukraine, Egypt, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Cyprus, Switzerland, and the United States.

For more information, please visit the website pages of last year’s competition as we gradually update the pages for this year’s competition. You may elect to follow us to receive notification of changes to the website as they are published. Please email your questions at remniakova@gmail.com or gtardif@ualberta.ca.

We look forward to your participation!​

Svitlana Remniakova and ​Guillaume Tardif​, organizers

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