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A multidisciplinary competition, Vibrarte celebrates its third event between the 20th and 22nd of May in Paris.

The 2011 competition is aimed at violinists of all nationalities, who have not yet reached the age of 28, whose training is already advanced and who are ready to begin an international career.

Since its creation in 2008 Vibrarte has been perceived as an innovative and varied competition, with a very high artistic standard. We want to keep evolving in connection with the reality of being a musician today and meeting the specific needs of young performers.

This year, the recitals repertoire is moving towards a complete freedom of choice, giving candidates a better possibility to display their artistic choices. The violinists will meet and collaborate with internationally renowned pianists, thus recreating the special atmosphere of a festival.

The prize package expands and the number of jury members increases. Several special prizes will promote french music, especially 20th and 21st century works. Also, a young students and media panel will grant awards.

I would like to thank all those who contributed with their enthusiasm, confidence and talent to the success of last year?s competition, friends and colleagues, patrons and private donors, the jury, candidates, public and medias. Thanks to you the 2011 competition is possible and augurs well.

Radu Blidar
Vibrarte President

Professor of the Royal College of Music - London