Bartók World Competition & Festival

Joshua Brown

30 November 1999

United States


Joshua Brown received glowing reviews for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fifteen. “Had he played from behind a curtain, you wouldn’t have believed that Joshua Brown…was only 15,” wrote the music critique Daniel Hathaway. Despite his young age, he has performed on in the most prominent music halls of the world: Carnegie Hall in New York or the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He has been the awardee of a plethora of national and international competitions, just to mention a few: Mr Brown received Audience Award, Special Prize, the Academy of Arts Golden Medal, and the Siberian Academy of Arts Talent Award of the 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians held in Novosibirsk, and he was awarded the Grand Prize for Violin in the 2016 ENKOR International Music Competition. Presently, Joshua Brown studies violin with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago’s (MIC) Academy. As the youngest recipient of the instrument, Mr Brown plays a 1679 Pietro Guarneri violin.




Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 G minor, BWV 1001 – 3. Siciliana, 4. Presto



Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 1. Tempo di ciaccona

Bizet–Waxman: Carmen Fantasy

Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 – 1. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck



Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216


Grand Final

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35