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The Competition is open to violinists of any nationality under the age of 22. Junior entrants must be under 16 years of age and Senior entrants must be under 22 years of age on 24 May 2020 (that is everybody born after 24 May 1998). Violinists aged 15 on 14 May 2020 may also enter the Senior Section.

The application deadline is 12:00 midday GMT on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Out of all entries an international pre-selection jury panel will select 22 Junior and 22 Senior competitors.

Applications can be made online via Embark and candidates need to upload high quality video recordings of the application repertoire, a set of documents and proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee of £100 GBP.