Laureate concert Violin

Dmytro Udovychencko (1st laureate) and Joshua Brown (2nd laureate) with Belgian National Orchestra - conducted by Elias Grandy
Wed 26/06/2024 - 20:00
2h 15' (incl. pause)

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€ 25 (section 1) - € 23 (section 2)

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The Queen Elisabeth Competition is a household name at home and abroad. Since its foundation in 1937, the competition has become one of the most prestigious reference points for up-and-coming musical talent in the classical music world. Alternating editions are organised for violin, piano, voice and cello.

In May 2024, the famous Competition will again focus on the violin. From 27 May to 1 June, the best violinists from the four corners of the world performed in Brussels. The reports and the laureates of the competition can be found at

We are very proud - thanks to our good contacts with the Elisabeth Competition - to be able to present the first and second laureates to the Leuven audience this year. Accompanied by the Belgian National Orchestra and freed from all competition stress, they will perform a selection of their favourite violin pieces.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Ouverture, opus 84
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Violin concerto in e minor, opus 64
    soloist: Joshua Brown

    1. Allegro molto appassionato
    2. Andante
    3. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace

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  • Johannes Brahms, Violin concerto in D major, opus 77
    soloist: Dmytro Udovychenko

    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

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conductor Elias Grandy

This concert is conducted by the German conductor Elias Grandy, who makes his debut with the Belgian National Orchestra.
From 2015 to 2023, Elias Grandy was music director of the Heidelberg Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, where he significantly raised the calibre of both: with his thoughtful, innovative programming, he contributed to the city's fast-growing reputation as a vital musical centre.
Most recently, he made his debut with orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. As of 2025, he is the chief conductor of Japan's Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.