Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival

Cecil Aronowitz international viola competition logo, with British Viola Society Logo and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Logo and Arts Council England Logo

The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition, held every three years at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is one of the foremost international competitions for young violists. 

27 of the world’s finest young viola players will perform the chance to win the first prize of £5,000; an album recording with Champs Hill Records; a fine viola bow courtesy of Bishop Instruments & Bows; and a KorkferRest, strings and rosin courtesy of Pirastro.

Download the programme

A live stream of the competition will be available here.

You can purchase tickets for the competition final here.

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