Having at heart to support the young generation of violinists, Marie Cantagrill created, along with the “Association Musique et Partage en Couserans”, the “Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition” taking place since 2013 in Saint-Lizier en Couserans, in the Pyrénées in South West of France. The competition welcomes every year many young and talented violinists coming from France, Europe and even much further.
It is is open to all levels (from Beginners to Excellence levels), to all nationalities and all countries and is designed to create an emulation, that is a dynamic fit to stimulate the arising of new talents. This «musical encounter» gives to all a chance to discover new interpretations, technics and also profit of wise and professional advices, all of that in an atmosphere of conviviality and sharing.
Every year, the 1st prize winners of each category are invited to come back in October to play as soloists with the Ariege Chamber Orchestra during the competition's prize winners concert.