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EOIVC 2020 January 14-26, 2020

Welcome to the online submission form for the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC). All applicants must be at least 16 at the time of the submission and no older than 32 by the conclusion of the competition on January 26, 2020. All submissions, including a $125 entry fee and required documentation, must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST September 27, 2019 in order to be considered.


The mission of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, community engagement and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools reach well beyond financial support, actively demonstrating the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians as well as encouraging them engage with the communities they serve.


Quarter Finalists will be notified by email by December 2, 2019. All those who advance to the Quarter Final Round will be offered: A travel stipend (up to $150 for domestic air/train travel and up to $300 for international air travel); housing (via an EOIVC Host Family); and transportation vouchers to be used with a pre-approved rideshare company to be used during the competition by competitors who are competing. The EOIVC will also provide all Quarter Finalists official EOIVC Pianists, unless the competitor wishes to bring their own at their own expense. Please see the complete rules and regulations for more details.  


For a complete listing of required repertoire for the online submission, click here. If you have issues or trouble submitting your application or payment, please call +1-561-909-7261. 

Your video submission must adhere to all of the following criteria:


Video and audio must be of high quality.

Each excerpt must be recorded in a single, continuous take.

No titles, fadeouts or video transitions.

Excerpts may be recorded separately, however they must be edited together into a single video.

Applicants may only submit one video.


Applicant must be clearly visible and unobstructed.

Video recording must be made within no more than 12 months of submission. 

Video captured via video camera, cell phone or webcam is acceptable.

DVDs and CDs will not be accepted.


Failure to meet any of these criteria may result in disqualification.