Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin
Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024.
Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent.
Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is not only an important touchstone for ambitious young musicians who want to develop a solo career, but it is also the moment when the whole world of classical music comes together. Former laureates sit on the jury, music directors from concert halls and festivals, impresarios, composers, conductors and countless other musicians are traditionally present in Brussels for the duration of the competition. Audiences also flock to enjoy the special, often electrifying atmosphere of the concert hall during the event. The laureates are a bit like Olympic athletes: they have to show great endurance, discipline and strength.
In these special circumstances, the orchestra with which the finalists perform is crucial. After all, the laureates must be able to rely on their fellow orchestral musicians. In this edition for violin, the musicians of the Belgian National Orchestra are led by conductor Antony Hermus, who is making his competition debut here.
Antony Hermus, conductor
Antony Hermus was recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Belgian National Orchestra, starting an initial four-year term in September 2022 with a Designate year.