mardi 29 décembre 2015


The edition 2016 is launched : applications are open !

Performances : 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 2016

Application dealine : May 30th, 2016


It's in Couserans (South-West of France), in the beautiful city of Saint-Lizier, city of art and history, that, once again, this 4th edition of the «Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition» will take place, organized by the association «Musique et Partage en Couserans».

The Competition is open to all levels (from Beginners to Excellence levels), to all nationalities and all countries. 

Performances being public, the competition is 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 Marie Cantagrill and it'll consist of violinists and musicians recognized for their work.

As for every past edition, the 1st prize winners of each category will be invited to come back in October to play as soloists with the Ariege Chamber Orchestra during the competition's prize winners concert.

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.

                                         Competition 2016



>> Download the information flyer (programmes, rules, levels, awards...) and application form by clicking on the link below :

>> For more information, contact :

"Association Musique et Partage en Couserans"
Concours International de Violon Marie Cantagrill
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 :

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

To apply directly online 

Please, follow those steps :

1) download the online writable application form (in english) from the following page (click on the link below):

2) once the document being saved onto your desktop, re-open the writable PDF and fill the application form directly on your computer.

3) SAVE IT on your computer once it is all filled
(Important - or it will not be readable afterwards)

4) send us the saved and filled application form by email, before MAY 30th, to :

5) then, send us by post all the other documents asked on the application form *, along with the payment of the application fee of your chosen category (level)  :

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

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

>> To make a payment by bank transfer, use the following bank information :

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

Please send a copy of the receipt 
along with your application once the transfer done

Have a good preparation