Genova - International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini"

The International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini" was founded in 1954 with the goal of creating a violin competition with an international scope that would celebrate the legend of Niccolò Paganini and bring prestige to the City of Genoa, as well as provide a venue for discovering new young talents.



After having graduated extraordinary violinists such as Salvatore Accardo, Ilya Grubert, Leonidas Kavakos and Gidon Kremer, the “Premio Paganini” turns again to young talents from all over the world and it is ready to crown a new winner.

In 2022 Giovanni Panebianco became the President of “Premio Paganini” wich will be held every two years.
The 57th edition, in 2023, is managed by the artistic direction of Nazzareno Carusi.


Gloria Piaggio
Comune di Genova, Direzione Politiche Culturali
Via David Chiossone, 10
16123 Genova

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