How do I apply?

Apply online, by follow the instructions in the application section. Or alternatively you can download an application form and post your application to us as directed in the form.


Who can apply?

Violinists, violists and cellists of all nationalities who are no more than 26 years of age and no less than 16 years of age on 1 December 2016. Please check the rules and regulations for full details.


When does the next competition take place?

12th – 18th March 2017 in Windsor, UK.


When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date is 1st December 2016, please note late applications cannot be considered.


Is there an Official Competition Pianist?

Yes, Simon Lane and Nigel Hutchison will accompany all semi-finalists and finalists.


How are the competitors selected?

Once all applications have been received by 1st December 2016, the official panel will watch all audition videos and look at all the applications, in order to select the 8 semi-finalists by 16th December 2016.


Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Rosemary Taylor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , who will be happy to answer any queries you may have.


How can I get involved in/help/volunteer for future Windsor Festival International String Competitions?

We have plenty of opportunities for involvement with the Windsor Festival International String Competition – please click here.


Can I add my name to a mailing list for information on the competition?

To sign up to our mailing list, click here