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Malta International Violin Making Competition™ 2022
“We welcome Your Asymmetrical and Classical Ideas”

Malta | Violin Making Competition | 2022

The Competition is Postponed to further notice!

Malta International Violin Making Competition™ is organizedMalta International Violin Making Competition 2022 and owned solely by Violin Limited Company, Malta. Taking place May 17 – June 17, 2022 in collaboration with Malta International Music Competition®, Central International Music Competition for String Quartet™ and Malta International Composition Competition™. Malta Violin Making Competition™ open for violins, violas, cellos as well as violin, viola, cello and bass bows. Makers of all nations invited to participate.

Reinvention in Violinmaking
“Malta is The New Capital of Violin Making”

THREE Categories are Open for Enrollments: ASYMMETRICAL, CLASSICAL and STRING QUARTET

You may enroll to one or all categories

  • The documents to be sent by email: BEFORE 15 APRIL 2022
  • Application form  sent by email together with the Enrollment Fee.
  • Copy of ID Card/Passport inciting Name and Surname of the maker.
  • Short Bio/CV of the participant.
  • Photo of the participant
  • 2 photos of every instrument (10*15 cm) must email before 15 April 2022.
  • 89 EUR Late Enrollment Fee (not refundable) per instrument or bow, paid by bank or PayPal Enrollment Fee

for bank transfer:
Maestro Volodymyr Baran, HSBC Malta plc, Merchants Street 32, Valletta,
IBAN: MT47MMEB44336000000033300898050, BIC/SWIFT: MMEBMTMT

We do not accept instruments or bows sent by post.

Non-Present (not traveling to Malta, willing to take part) violin makers are allowed to send instruments with a representative/colleague. The instrument/s must be enrolled with the fee and documentation mentioned above.

Open for Applications – 15 April 2022

– Asymmetrical Forms allowed and will be judged separately from the Classical Forms.
– The only instruments and bows have been built within the last 2 years can be submitted.
– Total of 2 instruments/bows allowed per category for every participant. If participating with a String Quartet, the Entire Quartet is considered as one instrument.
– Every participant is advised to present their instrument and is requested to remain for entire time of the competition.
– Violins, violas, cellos and bows have to be built according to generally accepted rules of violin making.
– All instruments and bows must be unlabeled.
Category Classical Form: Size of Violin (up to 36 cm). Size of Viola (from 40.5 cm to 42.5 cm).
Size for Cello (from 70 cm to 79 cm.)
Category Asymmetrical Form: Exact specifications have to be sent together with the Application Form.
Category String Quartet: Violin, Viola and Cello from One Violin Makers.
The International Violin Making Competition consists of three rounds:
1. sizes compliance, choice of material, craftsmanship quality and finishing.
2. tone and playability.
3. balance and performance.
– The exhibition of competition’s instruments takes place May 17-June 17, 2022 (9:30-14:00) in Valletta & St. Julian’s.

Enrolled instruments/bows must be presented before 10:30 on 15 May 2022. The Prize Giving Ceremony will take place 14:00 on 17 June, 2022. Participants will receive locations and other details by email.

The Jury will consist of internationally renowned makers and famous players. The names of the Jurors will be made known two weeks before the competitor starts. The Jury will examine instruments and bows during a period of 30 days. Every Juror will remain in Malta for 5-7 days during the period mentioned above. All The Jury is free to award or to withhold prizes, reserves the right to discard any of instruments. Ex-aequo prizes, special mention awards permitted. The Judges’ decision is final. Legal recourse is not permitted.


  • First Prize – an Exhibition (to be confirmed).
  • Three prizes/medals will be awarded over all violins, violas, cellos and bows.
  • Every participant will receive a Participation Certificate (by request).
  • Finalists will be announced and given Diplomas.
  • Diploma of the First, the Second and the Third Prize will be awarded to winning instruments.
  • Prize-Scholarship for the CAA 2023.

The Jury may invite special guests, partners and associations to grant Special Awards for outstanding and unique makers and players.

– The organizers are going to offer a free brochure of the Malta International Violin/Viola Making Competition™ 2022 to participants.
– Violin Limited Company will assist to every participant in order to find a suitable accommodation. We are going to offer an accommodation in best hotels of Malta for a reduced price.

Expo of String Instrument Supply & Exhibition of Violins

This International Violin Making Competition, Convention and Exhibition are tremendously exciting experience, meeting with hundreds of like-minded personalities, exchanging mutual respect and knowledge. CAA|VFIMF offer opportunities for makers and performers from all continents to compete, exhibit and interact.
The Exhibition of the Central Academy of Arts™ | Malta International Violin/Viola Making Competition™ 2022 will be held from May 17 – June 17, 2022. All the musical instruments participating in the competition may enter the CAA Exhibition. Competitors are requested to confirm the participation in the CAA Exhibition.
Any makers not taking part in the Malta International Violin/Viola Making Competition 2022 have to apply for the exhibiting their instruments. Enrollment Fee for the Non-Competitors is 50 EUR Non-Competitors Enrollment Fee per instrument. Apply with this Application form  by email central-academy@email.com The Expo Organizing Committee will publish photos of the participating instruments in the Malta International Violin Making Competition™ 2022 brochure.
Seminars and tours will be held and available, during the competition, Final Gala Concert will be taking place in Valletta or Mdina on the winning instruments, a celebration party will follow.

Travel, Health Insurance, etc Wide selection of low cost and business air fares to Malta including budget and discount flight deals you can easily find from Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling and major airlines like Emirates, Lufthansa, Scandinavian and others. Obtaining appropriate travel documents and insurance is the sole responsibility of each participant. Malta International Violin Making Competition™ 2022 | Violin Limited accepts no liability of any kind whatsoever for any personal illness or injury sustained by the competitor or for loss or damage to a competitor’s belongings, including instrument, during transit or while at the competition. Every violin/viola maker must arrange an insurance for their instrument/s. The organizers are authorized to utilize and exploit the recordings in sound, image and digital media as well as for presentation on the internet. For this purpose, all participants cede all requisite rights of use, exploitation and broadcast to the organizers; the right to publish details of the competitors, instruments and pass them to third parties. Malta International Violin Making Competition™ 2022 | Violin Limited has the right to produce and distribute without limit or payment of any fee, audio and/or video recordings of all competition exhibitions, performances, concerts, events etc. The recorded/filmed products are owned solely by the Malta International Violin Making Competition™ 2022 | Violin Limited. The directors of the competition can, under certain circumstances, cancel the competition. This concerns in particular the case in which not enough applications have been received for the competition. Cancellation of the contest entitles participating violin/viola makers only to the reclamation of their Enrollment fee.

For assistance contact Mrs. Azure Lam

For sponsoring email Dr. Andrea Rossini

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