NEWS & INFO
KNVC Semi Finals
Saturday 2nd August
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Saturday 12th September
Kendall School of Arts
Jonathon Mui - Watermark Composition Winner
Read Jonathon's CV here
Download Jonathon Mui's Rhapsody No. 2 here
More info here
Joan Levy Memorial Award
Philomusica 2015 Series
For the full list of PhiloMusica events in 2015 see www.pentimento-northhaven.com
2015 Watermark Composition Prize
Winner to be announced soon
Taree-based luthier, Michal Prokop, commissioned to make the violin for the 2015 competition
ABC Young Performer of the Year Award
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2015 Kendall National Violin Competition Semi-Finalists
The semi-finalists for the 2015 Kendall National Violin Competition are Harry Bennetts, Sarah Chang, Tiffany Cheng, Josephine Chung, Mitzi Gardner, Jimmy Park, Nicholas Waters and Rollin Zhao.
The semi finals are on Sunday 2nd August at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Finals are Saturday 12th September at the Kendall School of Arts in Kendall on the NSW Mid North Coast.
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2015 Kendall National Violin Competition
Round 1 Judges
Carl Pini, Marianne Broadfoot, Lerida Delbridge
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2015 WATERMARK COMPOSITION PRIZE
The Kendall National Violin Competition is pleased to announce Jonathan Mui as the recipient of the Competition’s Watermark Composition Prize gifted to the competition by the Watermark Literary Society.
The judges of the competition, composers Paul Stanhope, violinist Ole Bohn and violinist-composer Georges Lentz, whose decision was independent and unanimous, praised Mui’s winning entry for its idiomatic nature, its fine structure and stylistic creativity.
The composition Prize of $2000 was contested by ten composers from around Australia who submitted a composition for either Violin Solo or Violin and Piano of a maximum duration of seven minutes. Entries must have specially written for the competition and would not have been performed in public.
Mui’s Rhapsody No 2 will feature in the final round of this year’s Kendall National Violin Competition when it will be performed by all finalists on September 12 in Kendall.
THE KENDALL NATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
One of the
most exciting events on the Australian music calendar is the annual
Kendall National Violin Competition.
history dates from 1999 when renowned Australian luthier Graham
Caldersmith made the generous offer to donate a concert violin each
year as a prize. Young violinists (maximum age 23 on 1 January)
who are citizens or residents of Australia are invited to compete
for this fine instrument which is made from Australian timbers.
Kendall, on the
mid-north coast of New South Wales, has a history of timber milling
as well as many areas of scenic forest preserves and nature reserves.
The village is named for Australian poet, Henry Kendall, who was
also the first NSW Inspector of Forests. In recognition of this
most appropriate use of Australian timber. Forestry Corporation of NSW, a division
of the Department of Primary Industry, has sponsored the Competition
since its inception.
Many of the approximately
150 young violinists who have competed to date, particularly past
winners and finalists, have gone on to major achievements in Australia
is administered by a small committee of volunteers under the Artistic
Directorship of Violinist Goetz Richter, Associate Professor of Violin at the Conservatorium of Sydney.
Since 2004, semifinals
have been held as public performances in Sydney. The final is always
held in Kendall, the home of the Competition.
Luthier Graham Caldersmith carving a scroll
New Patron - Donald Hazelwood