dimanche 28 décembre 2014


That's it ! Applications are open!

After a wonderful and very successful second edition last year, we are thrilled to announce that applications for the 2015 Edition of the "Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition" are now OPEN !! 

This new edition will take place on June 26, 27, 28th, 2015, in the beautiful City of Art and History of Saint-Lizier - France (09190 - in the French Pyrénées).

The Competition is open to all (from Beginners to Excellence levels) and to all nationalities and countries.  (Application deadline : May 15th, 2015).

>> Download now the application papers to find out all about the 2015 edition (programmes, rules, levels, awards... You'll find below the links to download the writable application form in english)


It's in Couserans, in South West of France (Pyrénées), in the beautiful city of Saint-Lizier, city of art and history, that the 3rd «Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition» will take place.

This competition, organized by «Musique et Partage en Couserans», is open to the public and it'll be an opportunity for beginners and advanced violinists to meet and present their best work to a jury of professionals and to a caring audience.

Designed to create an emulation, that is a dynamic fit to stimulate the arising of new talents, this «musical encounter» will give to all a chance to discover new interpretations, technics and also profit of wise and professional advices, all of that in an atmosphere of conviviality and sharing.

The jury is chaired by the virtuoso concert soloist Marie Cantagrill and it'll consist of violinists and musicians recognized for their work.

In addition to the prizes from the professional jury, in each category will be given a special audience Prize that will reflect our desire to underline that in art and music, the emotion felt by the public has to remain the essence.

Among the Prizes, the 1st Prize Winners of each category will be invited to come back in October to play as soloists with the Ariege Chamber Orchestra at the Competition's Winners Concert.

>> For more information, contact :

"Association Musique et Partage en Couserans"
Le Village - 5, rue de l'Eglise 09190 - Taurignan-Vieux - France
tél : +33 (0)5 61 01 85 39 port. +33 (0)6 13 51 20 32
email : musiqueetpartageencouserans@gmail.com

>>or for ENGLISH SPEAKERS, contact Nicky Williams : +33 (0)6 26 17 14 06
email : musiqueetpartageencouserans2@gmail.com

To apply directly online 

Follow the following steps :

1) download the writable Application Form (in english) here  (click on the link below):

2) fill the application form directly online (no need to print it, it is an online writable PDF)

3) SAVE IT on your computer once it is all filled
(This is a very important step, or else we won't be able to read any
of your answers when you'll send it to us!)

4) send us the saved application form by email, before MAY 15th, to :

5) Do not forget to send, also by post, all the other documents asked on the application form, along with the payment of the application fee of the level you chose to participate in.

*All must be sent before MAY 15th to this postal address:

"Association Musique et Partage en Couserans"
5, rue de l'Eglise - Le Village
F - 09190 Taurignan-Vieux - FRANCE

>> For those who'd prefer to make a bank transfer 
rather than to send a check to pay the application fee, 
make the transfer to :

Musique et Partage en Couserans
Bank : CIC, St. Girons, FRANCE
IBAN: FR7610057190570009274010191

and send a copy of the receipt along with your application

Have a nice preparation !