Austria’s most important violin competition dates back to the prize that Fritz Kreisler privately donated every year, before 1938, for the best violin student at the Vienna Music Academy.
Since 1979, the International Fritz Kreisler Society organizes the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition every four years. The 10th edition in 2022 (a jubilee and an anniversary — the 60th year after Kreisler’s passing) will be held at the Künstlerhaus and Musikverein in Vienna. Leading conductor Marin Alsop will conduct the ORF orchestra during the Gala Final. The Competition offers over 75.000,00 Euro in prizes.