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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