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11th International
Vaclav Huml

10 - 17 February 2017

The International Vaclav Huml Violin Competition is held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.


Viktor Tretiyakov – Moscow

Vice – chairmen
Tonko Ninić – Zagreb
Zlatko Stahuljak – Zagreb

Shizuka Ishikawa – Prague
Goran Končar – Zagreb
Wolfgang Marschner – Freiburg im Breisgau
Kimiko Nakazawa – Tokyo
Leonid Sorokow – Vienna
Krzysztov Wegrzyn – Hannover

Prizes and Performances

First prize, “Zlatko Baloković” Award 5.000 €
Second prize 3.500 €
Third prize 2.500 €
Fourth prize 1.500 €
Fifth prize 1.000 €
Sixth prize 500 €

Special Prizes

The “Zagreb Philharmonic Prize”, consisting of a public appearance with this orchestra, is awarded to the competitor who achieved the best level of collaboration with the orchestra.

The ” Croatian Composers’ Society Prize”, in the amount of 500 €, is awarded to the competitor who gave the best performance, in Jury’s judgement, of the Franjo Krežma’s Scherzino for violin solo.

The prizes will be awarded in Croatian kunas at the official rate of exchange for the Euro.

All the prize-winners will receive diplomas of merit in their full name and with the indication of the grade or type of award. All the competitors who reach the second eliminatory round but not the final will receive a certificate of participation.

Performances with the Zagreb Philharmonic, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Zagreb Soloists, and in recitals organized by the Zagreb Concert Management are planned for the winner of the first prize.

The „Varaždin Chamber Orchestra Prize“, consisting of a public performance with the Orchestra, is awarded to the highest ranked competitor from Croatia.


First eliminatory round

a) J. S. Bach: 

Adagio and Fugue from 1st Sonata for solo violin in G minor, BWV 1001 or
Grave and Fugue from 2nd Sonata for solo violin in A minor, BWV 1003 or
Adagio and Fugue from 3rd Sonata for solo violin in C major, BWV 1005 or
Ciaccona from 2nd Partita for solo violin in D minor, BWV 1004

b) N. Paganini:
Any two capriccios of competitor’s choice selected from opus 1 for solo violin

Immediately prior to the performance, the Jury shall select Capriccio to be

c) Franjo Krežma:
Scherzino for violin solo (arr. by Goran Končar)

This musical score will be sent to the competitors by e-mail.

Second eliminatory round

a) The first movement from a concerto for violin and orchestra:

W. A. Mozart:
-G major, KV 216
-D major, KV 218
-A major, KV 219

Candidates will choose their cadenzas.
G. M. Giornovichi (Jarnović), No. 4 (H. Litolff’s Verlag/C. E. Peters 5922)

b) One sonata for violin and piano:

L. van Beethoven:
– op. 24 in F-major
– op. 30 no 2 in C-minor
– op. 30 no 3 in G-major

J. Brahms:
– op. 78 no 1 in G-major
– op. 100 no 2 in A-major
– op. 108 no 3 in D-minor

C. Debussy:
– in G-minor

C. Franck:
– in A-major

E. Grieg:
– op. 45 no 3 u C-minor

B. Papandopulo:
– Sonata

F. Parać:
– Sonata

D. Pejačević:
– op. 26, no 1

S. Prokofjev:
– op. 80 no 1 in F-minor
– op. 94b no 2 in D-majo

M. Ravel:
– in G-major no 2

J. Stahuljak:
– Sonata op. 11

c) One virtuoso piece for violin and piano:

P. I. Čajkovski:
– Vals scherzo opus 34 in C-major

N. Paganini:
– La Campanella
– Le Streghe

M. Ravel:
– Tzigane

C. Saint-Saëns:
– Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
– Caprice d’apres l’etude en forme de Valse Op.52 No.6 (arr. by E. Ysaye)

K. Szymanowski:
– Notturno e Tarantella

F. Waxmann:
– Concert Fantasy on Carmen

H. Wieniawski:
– Polonaise brillante no. 1 op. 4 in D-major


One concerto for violin and orchestra:

L. van Beethoven:
– opus 61 in D-major

J. Brahms:
– opus 77 in D-major

P. I. Čajkovski:
– opus 35 u D-major

P. Dešpalj:
– (1959)

A. Dvořák:
– opus 53 in A-minor

N. Paganini:
– opus 6 no 1 u D-major

J. Sibelius:
– opus 47 in D-minor

The International Vaclav Huml Violin Competition has been a member of
FMCIM - World Federation of International Music Competitions (Geneva) since 1978.

The FMCIM is a Member federation of the International Music Council (UNESCO, Paris).

Zagreb Academy of Music

Trg maršala Tita 12, Zagreb,

Concert hall "V. Lisinski"

Trg Stjepana Radića 4, Zagreb

Hotel "International"

Trg Stjepana Radića 4, Zagreb